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Feature #4354

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Update Caiman to offer split-root installations as an option

Added by Jim Klimov about 10 years ago. Updated 29 days ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
Caiman (Installer)
Target version:
Start date:
2013-11-24
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Estimated time:
Difficulty:
Medium
Tags:
needs-triage

Description

As described in http://wiki.openindiana.org/oi/Advanced+-+Split-root+installation and tracked in issue #829, it is possible to install OI into a hierarchy of separate datasets comprising a BE's rootfs, in order to set compression, reservations and other optional attributes - this can be importand to minimize the IOPS and the footprint of the installation for space-constrained storage (SSDs) and redistributable VM images. It is also possible to split-out the shared datasets for mail and log data, for example, including their storage on separate pools, which allows to minimize the wear on Flash-based roots (SSH, CF, USB-key), and to keep the monotonous history of logs and mails when switching back and forth between boot environments.

While the wiki article details the steps needed for such installations, at the moment they remain a manual procedure. It would be great to implement the missing pieces in the distro, including the Caiman installer, to support such installations out of the box, and ultimately provide such an option during the installation (along with options to use an existing rpool, see #4353).


Related issues

Related to OpenIndiana Distribution - Feature #4353: Update Caiman installer to allow installation into an existing root pool and dataset hierarchyNew2013-11-24

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Related to OpenIndiana Distribution - Feature #829: Support installing OpenIndiana into a hierarchy of datasetsIn Progress2011-03-17

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Actions #1

Updated by Marcel Telka about 1 month ago

  • Related to Feature #4353: Update Caiman installer to allow installation into an existing root pool and dataset hierarchy added
Actions #2

Updated by Marcel Telka about 1 month ago

  • Related to Feature #829: Support installing OpenIndiana into a hierarchy of datasets added
Actions #3

Updated by Marcel Telka 29 days ago

  • Assignee deleted (OI Caiman)
  • Target version set to Hipster
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