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: 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 ( 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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