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MacZFS 8 ships

7 June 2011 3,360 views One Comment

There was a time when ZFS was short for “Zettabyte File System” and there was hope it would be included in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. On the day Steve Jobs introduced the decidedly ZFS-free operating system update, a fresh whole-number release of MacZFS has hit the streets.

Further, back in October 2009, MacZFS was declared dead. However, Dustin Sailing didn’t take the new sitting down and stepped up with the needed work and dedication.

Apple Online Store ZFS is a combined file system and logical volume manager designed by Sun Microsystems. The features … data integrity (protection against bit rot, etc.), support for high storage capacities, integration of the concepts of filesystem and volume management, snapshots and copy-on-write clones, continuous integrity checking and automatic repair, RAID-Z and native NFSv4 ACLs … A ZFS file system can store up to 256 quadrillion zettabytes, where a zettabyte is 270 bytes.Wikipedia

Thereupon, MacUpdate reports that MacZFS 8 is now available. I haven’t tracked down a change log or release notes, but if you know about these things, you know.

If you have a link listing what’s new in MacZFS 8, share it in the comments below. In the mean time, get your copy of MacZFS here (1.6MB).


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