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Solaris™ 8 System Administrator Exam Cram™ 2 (Exams CX-310-011 and CX-310-012) by Darrell L. Ambro

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The Cache File System Service

The Cache File System (CacheFS) is a client-side service that provides the capability to cache a remotely accessed NFS resource locally on the NFS client. Doing so not only speeds up client access to the data, but also decreases network traffic and load on the NFS server.

After you create a cache, a remote NFS resource can be mounted “in” the cache. The first time the NFS resource is accessed, data is copied from the remote NFS server into the local cache. Subsequent accesses are from the local cache instead of the remote NFS server. Like other types of file systems, the remote NFS resource can be mounted manually by using the mount command, at system boot, by adding it to the /etc/vfstab file, or as needed by using ...

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