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Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration: The Complete Reference by Harry Foxwell, Michael Jang

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CHAPTER
9
Filesystems and ZFS
imageour computer systems’ data and programs are generally stored on one or more “hard disks.” These hardware devices have an internal storage structure that must be mapped to human-readable directories and files. How this is mapped depends on the type and capacity of the disks as well as on the features of the operating system that is used. For much of UNIX (and Solaris) history, the UFS (UNIX File System) has been used to create and support the organization of disks, directories, and files. Although UFS has been extensively ...

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