Please explain why ZFS is said to be a hybrid filesystem and a volume manager also

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Operating Systems Solaris Please explain why ZFS is said to be a hybrid filesystem and a volume manager also
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Old 09-09-2011
Question Please explain why ZFS is said to be a hybrid filesystem and a volume manager also

Hi guys!

How come ZFS is said to be not just a filesystem but a hybrid filesystem and also a volume manager? Please explain.

I will appreciate your replies. Hope you can help me figure this out.
Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-09-2011
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