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Oracle ZFS Filesystem FAQ (Doc ID 2124176.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 13, 2020

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 11/06 U3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This FAQ provides a place where members can go to locate the answers to commonly asked questions regarding the Oracle ZFS Filesystem.

Note:  Please do not ask questions here.  If you can't find an answer to your question, please ask in the Oracle ZFS Filesystem Community.  You may submit a question and answer in the comments to be added to this FAQ.


Questions and Answers

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In this Document
Questions and Answers
 ZFS Pool (zpool) Questions
 Q) How do I create a zpool with an older version?
 Q) How do I mirror a zpool?
 Q) How To rename a ZFS Pool
 ZFS Filesystem/Dataset Questions
 Q) What is a ZFS Dataset?
 Q) How can I mount multiple filesystems/datasets under the same hierarchical mount point if they are different filesystem types or they are ZFS datasets that exist in different ZFS Pools (zpools), and ensure the mount order is correct?
 Q) Why can I exceed the dataset quota/refquota when writing to a filesystem?
 ZFS ARC (Adaptive Replacement Cache)

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