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Old 06-15-2011
Hammer & Screwdriver Disk Space


I am installing TAM-eb components in solaris V10.o, unfortunately am running out of space. when I -df i come across a lot of directories. i would like to know whether there is any way to free some disk space.
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Old 06-15-2011
Archiving, compression and deletion are your choices. Some people mount or symlink in space from another device. I dont think Solaris has a compression option on any file system, like NTFS. You could mount in space from another machine.
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Old 06-15-2011
Originally Posted by DGPickett
I dont think Solaris has a compression option on any file system, like NTFS.
Solaris 10 has compression option on ZFS.
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Old 06-15-2011
Can you compress dir subtrees on the fly?

It'd be nice if it would just compress quiescent stuff, quietly, in the background. CPUs are faster than disks!
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Old 06-15-2011
After turning on the compression everything on that filesystem is being compressed on the fly, including subdirectories. The only drawback is that data that was on the filesystem before compression was enabled, stays uncompressed.
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Old 06-15-2011
Oh, it is on the create the get marked for compressed storage?

No way to qualify old files for compression, but copying them?

What'd be really nice is if you could NFS mount a compressed ZFS and have the network data be compressed, some sort of NFS discovered feature for when ZFS SW is found on both ends. There's always room at the top!
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Old 06-15-2011
When you create ZFS filesystem you can enable compression, so there won't be "uncompressed" data. By default compression is disabled. And if you NFS share/mount compressed filesystem it stays compressed Smilie
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