On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 1:15 PM, Harry Putnam<rea...@newsguy.com> wrote: > Alexander Skwar <alexanders.mailinglists+nos...@gmail.com> writes: > >> What he plans can be done easily using NGZ (non-global zones). >> An NGZ also adds just a little bit of overhead (if any at all) to the >> system - unlike vbox. > > So you're saying a zone to handle all backup work is a sensible way to > go at it... > > Can you tell me what would be the advantage of creating a zone for > that as against just doing thru the normal os... no zones.
Personally, I wouldn't use zones for this. Zones give you isolation - either for security or to run multiple instances. (Amongst other things.) A bit of complexity for no benefit. Isolating the mail server in a zone, on the other hand, makes more sense. Anything you expose to incoming traffic from outside is good. Nameservice I'm not sure: what acts as nameservice to the global zone? One thing I've found to be true though: either a machine is all zoned, or not. It gets horribly confusing to have real activity in the global zone, where you can half see the non-global zones, so if you have zones on a machine then it's easier to run nothing in the global zone and just use it as an administrative container. -- -Peter Tribble http://www.petertribble.co.uk/ - http://ptribble.blogspot.com/ _______________________________________________ zones-discuss mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org