Using Intel ATOM as OpenSolaris NAS engine

I  recently started searching for a power- and price-efficient engine for modest-sized NAS, running OpenSolaris (Nexenta) of course. The idea to go to Intel ATOM first comes from their high power efficiency (1-13W TDP). To really benefit from it, do…

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Installing Squid on ZFS

The recommended filesystem for Squid on OpenSolaris is ZFS: http://wiki.squid-cache.org/BestOsForSquid 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…

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HOWTO Rotate logs on Sun Solaris

This article was first written in September 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/171). 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:…

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