Jan 19, 2014

Cloning FreeBSD Jails with ZFS as a method for provisioning Oracle 11g R2

A requirement more and more pressing in the current data centers is the ability to deploy applications and services quickly, almost immediately.

It is becoming increasingly frequent that the system administrators and DBAs maintain different versions of the same service or application to be used as production environment, testing, development, reporting.

In this post I will show, as the combination of ZFS and FreeBSD Jails can simplify these tasks to the point that are almost trivial.