Snow Leopard to have ZFS

The next release of Mac OS X, Snow Leopard, will have ZFS enabled by default. There’s a good article for the masses, at ZDNet on ZFS on Snow Leopard – do read it.

We all know running any form of server using HFS+ tends to be a bit of a joke. So, Snow Leopard Server will be where ZFS makes its debut. It won’t be long before regular users will want it in their Mac Pro’s and so on…

OS X as a deployment platform for production MySQL servers? This is not far off, I’m sure.

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  • http://tonyarnold.com Tony Arnold

    What are the issues with running servers off of HFS+ formatted disks? I’m looking forward to ZFS as much as the next filesystem-loving guy, but I’ve run servers with HFS+ formatted disks without issue for a few years now.

    I’m genuinely interested and not flaming.

  • http://tocker.id.au/ Morgan Tocker

    @Tony: I believe some of the internal operations of HFS+ are serialized, so particularly when you add RAID/more disks this might start to show as a bottleneck.

  • http://krow.net/ Brian Aker

    Hi!

    Without a better package management system, I have some doubts on seeing OSX become a very popular platform for hosting. Managing it is awesome for an end user, but for someone trying to deploy toasters with software? It has a ways to go.

    Cheers,
    -Brian

  • James

    Oracle users on Solaris still prefer UFS for performance reasons. I haven’t seen any MySQL/ZFS/other comparison benchmarks. And yeah, what Brian said – sure OS X comes with a bunch of cool software, but you have no easy way of updating it except Apple’s patches.

  • http://krow.net/ Brian Aker

    Hi!

    Without a better package management system, I have some doubts on seeing OSX become a very popular platform for hosting. Managing it is awesome for an end user, but for someone trying to deploy toasters with software? It has a ways to go.

    Cheers,
    -Brian


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