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Solaris™ 9 System Administrator Exam Cram™ 2 (Exams 310-014 and 310-015) by Darrell Ambro

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The Cache File System (CacheFS) Service

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

After creating 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 using the mount command, at system boot, by adding it to the /etc/vfstab file, or as needed using the ...

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