Managing ZFS File Systems
This chapter provides detailed information about managing SolarisTM ZFS file systems. Concepts
such as hierarchical file system layout, property inheritance, and automatic mount point management
and share interactions are included in this chapter.
A ZFS file system is a lightweight POSIX file system that is
built on top of a storage pool. File systems can be dynamically created
and destroyed without requiring you to allocate or format any underlying space. Because file
systems are so lightweight and because they are the central point of administration
in ZFS, you are likely to create many of them.
ZFS file systems are administered by using the zfs command. The zfs command
provides a set of subcommands that perform specific operations on file systems. This
chapter describes these subcommands in detail. Snapshots, volumes, and clones are also managed
by using this command, but these features are only covered briefly in this
chapter. For detailed information about snapshots and clones, see Chapter 6, Working With ZFS Snapshots and Clones. For detailed information
about emulated volumes, see ZFS Volumes.
Note - The term dataset is used in this chapter as a generic term to
refer to a file system, snapshot, clone, or volume.
The following sections are provided in this chapter: