“Noel Dellofano, part of the ZFS development team at Apple, has posted ZFS binaries and source code on Mac OS Forge. ZFS looks to be the first 21st century file system to make it to a high-volume desktop,” Robin Harris blogs for ZDNet.
“As I said in May ‘06, ZFS is ‘a complete software environment for protecting, storing and accessing data, designed for the most demanding enterprise environments. Using standard storage components: disk drives, enclosures, adapters, cables. No RAID arrays. No volume managers. No CDP. No fsck. No partitions. No volumes. Almost makes you nostalgic for the good old days, doesn’t it? Like before Novocaine,'” Harris writes.
“This is a beta filesystem, folks. It can hose all your data very effectively. So don’t go crazy. A complete back up before you play ZFS is a minimum requirement.,” Harris writes. “If you think a ‘tar ball’ is black and sticky don’t even think about it.”
Full article here.
ZFS latest binaries and source code here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Linux Guy And Mac Prodigal Son” for the heads up.]