[OpenIndiana-discuss] HFS+ (Apple file system) read/write support on Illumos -- interest levels?

Magnus magnus at yonderway.com
Sat Sep 15 05:15:39 UTC 2012

On Sep 15, 2012, at 12:19 AM, Dave Pooser wrote:

> At $DAYJOB we have a need to get files from Mac-formatted (HFS+) volumes
> from video record appliances onto ZFS-based storage towers (because when
> you're talking about the only video recordings of a major corporate
> meeting, "probably OK" filesystems aren't enough). Right now we do it via
> a Mac -- hook drive to Mac, mount ZFS filesystem via CIFS, and copy-- but
> that's a bit of a pain in the rear; it would be a lot easier to be able to
> hook drives directly to an OI tower and copy the files that way. I

I know we're supposed to be promoting Illumos solutions and whatnot, but why not run ZFS directly on your Macs? It won't work for the boot drive but it'll work for the external storage you're attaching.  You can zfs send | zfs receive to an OI tower for deep archiving if you'd prefer.



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