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Sun said the Solaris Dynamic File System, which will ship in Solaris 10, would be the industry's only self-healing, self-managing file system. It claimed the new system would provide 16 billion times more capacity than current file systems.
The Solaris Dynamic File System is built on top of shared virtual storage pools, which Sun said makes the creation and deletion of file systems less complex. It will also reduce costs by simplifying administration and improving storage by allowing resources to be shared among file systems.
With the file system, Sun said the time it would take to add mirrored file systems for three users and then add more disc space has been reduced from 40 minutes to 10 seconds. Creating and growing file systems has been reduced from 28 separate tasks down to five, said the company.