• Installing Squid on ZFS

    The recommended filesystem for Squid on OpenSolaris is ZFS: It is also recommended to disable the atime property on the filesystem holding the cache, and you may want to avoid using any type of RAID. To achieve this on Nexenta (or OpenSolaris, whatever), first create the ZFS filesystem: # zfs create -o atime=off -o […]

  • HOWTO Rotate logs on Sun Solaris

    This article was first written in September 2004 for the BeezNest technical website ( There is no generalized system to rotate and compress logs in Solaris, like GNU logrotate on Linux or newsyslog on FreeBSD. Hopefully, Shaun Rowland wrote one: rotatelog. It is written as a Perl script meant to be run from cron, with […]