Welcome OpenZFS

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Ten years ago this month, I started my professional career at Sun Microsystems in the Solaris kernel group. While I had some appreciation from my internship the previous summer, I did not fully understand the unique environment I was about to enter. It was there that I saw the power of theholistic engineer engaged in building one of the…

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Data Replication: Building a better NDMP

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In my previous post I outlined some of the challenges faced when building a data replication solution, how the first Delphix implementation missed the mark, and how we set out to build something better the second time around. The first thing that became clear after starting on the new replication subsystem was that we needed…

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Delphix illumos sources posted to github

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With our first illumos-based distribution (2.6) out the door, we’ve posted the illumos-derived sources to github: https://github.com/delphix/delphix-os-2.6 This repository contains the following types of changes from the illumos gate: Changes that are complete and generally useful to the illumos community.  We have been (and will continue to be) proactive about pushing these changes to the…

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Beyond Oracle

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It’s been a little over six months since I left Oracle to join Delphix.  I’m not here to dwell on the reasons for my departure, as I think the results speak for themselves. It is with a sad heart, however, that I look at the work so many put into making OpenSolaris what it was, only to…

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