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Goodbye OpenSolaris, Hello OpenIndiana

After the demise of OpenSolaris no thanks to Oracle, there’s finally a community fork available: OpenIndiana. I did the upgrade from OpenSolaris, following the instructions here, and it all seemed pretty straight forward. There were a few things that I’d installed (eg wordpress) which had dependencies on the older OpenSolaris packages, but apart from those few things, it appears like everything’s moved over to the new OpenIndiana package server nicely.

Netatalk (for my Time Machine backup) still runs perfectly.

It certainly will be interesting to see what comes from the community fork!


4 responses to “Goodbye OpenSolaris, Hello OpenIndiana

  1. Chris 4 October, 2010 at 15:55

    Hi, I am so glad I found your site! I just finished building my mini-itx nas. I am using an atom 525 w/ the gigabyte mb. 4th ram, and I think I will endvup with two 2tb drives and 2 1.5 tb drives. I want to use opensolaris as well, and your site has given me a lot of info. If you were starting from scratch today what would you do? Also any tips on for a unix noob to install raidz ( I think this is my best option)


    • mattconnolly 4 October, 2010 at 18:10

      The main thing that led me to OpenSolaris in the firstplace was ZFS. There’s a few other cool things too, but they’re more nice-to-have than need-to-have. OpenIndiana seems to be working well for me at the moment, but there’s not as much software available in packages ready to go as, say, Ubuntu.

      If Nexenta really achieves the backend power of OpenSolaris/OpenIndiana with the front end ease of Ubuntu, I’d give that a crack. I’d also go with a mobo with more than 2 SATA controllers, but the Atom D510 is doing its job nicely with 2 x 1.5TB drives.

  2. Chris 5 October, 2010 at 22:35

    Thanks for the reply! The gigabyte board I went with has 4 sata ports on board, so thats good. Right now I have three 2tb drives. & 1tb drive for my raidz pool. Will raidz see all the drives as 1tb if I do this config? Any good zfs resources for unix newbies?

  3. website 27 May, 2012 at 20:16

    An cool post there mate ! Cheers for it !

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