On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 4:17 PM, Ben Rockwood <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Jason King wrote:
>> I haven't found any documentation (yet, still looking), that says
>> anything either way, but I'm wondering to facilitate zone migration if
>> you can place a zone root on an NFS filesystem?  Obviously would only
>> be mounted on 1 server at any given time, but outside of that, just
>> wondering if it should work, or if I should look at SAN/iscsi luns if
>> I want to be able to move it around.
>
> It should work.... but its not recommended because NFS caching sucks
> ass.  The synchronous nature of NFS means that its gonna be much slower
> than it should be.  iSCSI/SAN may have performance issues over local
> disk as well, but at least you still have a local filesystem cache.

NFS/iSCSI/SAN performance should be better than local disk if the
remote storage device has a non-disk frontend, e.g. cache RAM, SSD,
etc.

>
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