Monthly Archives: April 2011

How to replace a failed disk with Adaptec Raid 5805 on OpenSolaris, OpenIndiana, Nexenta, or Solaris with ZFS

  I have some thumbnail servers at work. The data pool holds 24TiB of raw storage using 1TiB consumer grade Western Digital drives. The drives are configured in one pool with 11 mirrors and two hot spares. This yields about … Continue reading

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How to install OpenSolaris, OpenIndiana, Nexenta, or Solaris on compact flash

  I recently built a ZFS based file server for home. I purchased a 12-bay Supermicro chassis with an X7DBN system board, 4GB of RAM, and rails for $415.00. Not a bad deal. The equipment came from a liquidator in … Continue reading

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