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Giving up on Linux and adopting Solaris for 'serious' server applications

ASGR71 Member Posts: 44 Red Ribbon
edited Sep 24, 2020 12:32AM in Solaris 11

Hi Guys and Gals,

I've just about had it with all Linux distros with inconsistencies and

competing technologies that nothing gets implemented completely.

Henceforth, I'm adopting Solaris as the operating system for my

Oracle installation. It's only a small installation for learning and

coding on a Dell 3060.

I have several questions about the installation of the operating


1) Does / How-does - Solaris manage SSD drives. I'm guessing

it's advanced enough to handle this technology but I've not been

able to find any documentation regarding this?

2) Trim / Discard - Assuming Solaris runs on SSD's, does Solaris

handle the equivalant of the discard/trim function automatically or

is it a case of manually launching the command as in Linux via a

cron job?

3) I've read about UFS and ZFS and I don't think I have the resources

or hardware setup to implement ZFS. Does Solaris still support UFS?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thank in advance.

JensMarcel Hofstetter JomaSoftSteffen Mosertmuehle

Best Answers

  • Steffen Moser
    Steffen Moser Member Posts: 138 Bronze Badge
    edited Jul 20, 2020 8:18PM Answer ✓

    1) It does. A lot of people use SSDs for storage when IOPS are important. Often, SSDs are used as Caches (e.g. ZIL or L2ARC) for ZFS storages.

    2) Regarding TRIM/UNSET, see:

    3) ZFS is absolutely great and it has been the default FS in Solaris 11.x for a few years. The system boots from ZFS. Though, it does still support UFS:

    JensMarcel Hofstetter JomaSoft