We have to regularly copy quite huge files from Solaris to Linux (using network). It currently takes almost half a day for one file. The files in Solaris are on a ZFS filesystem.
So I thought what a heck - we could probably mount that ZFS on Linux.
But ZFS is not a clustered (or clusterable) filesystem.
Hypothesis: So I thought we could since we're just copying from Solaris - we can mount that same ZFS filesystem read-only, so it doesn't have to be clustered in this case? As writes will be only on Solaris side (we can't unmount it there).
That Solaris box is very busy and network NICs almost always are very busy too. So by moving file copy to FC it should be way faster.
That Linux box is a virtual guest on a VMWare host. So yes, it's possible to present the same FC fabric to that Linux guest.
Thoughts? I think that hypothesis piece is most where I look for feedback on. Not sure if it's possible to do ZFS read-only mount on Linux + simultaneous read-write mount on Solaris.