Tag Archives: Nexenta

Why large USB SATA drives suck!

By | December 22, 2010

For the second time in the last 6 months I’ve got forensic evidence that not only does silent data corruption happen in real life, but also that “green” drives, hidden inside external USB enclosures, seem to be at higher risk than native attached SATA. I’ve seen this with two different enclosures, with different SATA drives,… Read More »

Adding AFP support to Nexenta Core 3.0

By | August 28, 2010

Due to the recent abandonment of OpenSolaris by Oracle, I moved my ZFS pools to a Nexenta Core 3.0 installation. In the process, I had lost the netatalk (AFP support) that I had hacked into my OpenSolaris installation.  That AFP support was done using the hints at Nathan Fielder’s blog, both for installation of netatalk… Read More »

OpenSolaris is dead… what now?

By | August 22, 2010

OpenSolaris is dead. Well, it’s not dead, but as good-as-dead.  As announced, er, leaked in mid-August, Oracle will no longer be using the OpenSolaris community as a way to build and strengthen the core Solaris bits with help from the outside community. Rather it is taking OpenSolaris internal, and only releasing Solaris 11 binaries (as Solaris… Read More »