1. J

    ZFS cannot import pool after booting 13.2 after upgrading to 14.0

    First, a quick warning to beadm users: If you have upgraded to 14.0 and you boot from ZFS and you ran zpool upgrade on your root ZFS pool and you beadm activate a pre-14.0 snapshot then you may be in for some pain :'‑( How did I get here: My FreeBSD system uses UEFI, I boot from ZFS and I...
  2. S

    13.2p5 -> 14.0R - freebsd-update uprade - fails while creating boot environment

    Hi all! This week I tried to upgrade to 14.0-RELEASE from 13.2p5 but I failed. I ran into an zfs error while running freebsd-update upgrade and merging all the config changes. I have many datasets that are used as disks for vms. The upgrade fails with the following error: ............. #...
  3. T

    Solved boot environments, beadm

    I have been using beadm for managing boot environments. I expect that when I call beadm create, it is creating a new boot environment from the active boot environment. I am trying to understand how another piece of software keeps coming back seemingly after rebooting into a new BE. My process...
  4. Scribner

    Updating FreeBSD With ZFS Boot Environments (beadm)

    (Disclaimer: I'm a noob. Structure your replies accordingly.) I installed FreeBSD 13.0-RELEASE last fall with the help of this forum. I haven't updated the computer since then, and have basically just ensured that, with my current install, the OS and KDE work and I am able to use Firefox...
  5. byrnejb

    BEADM information sought

    I have a simple question: When using beadm to perform an update, if the update succeeds then does one simply stay on that boot environment and never return to the original? What happens with the original? Given # beadm list BE Active Mountpoint Space Created default...
  6. T

    Solved using beadm to create and manage several boot environments

    I used beadm to create several boot environments as I configured my system. I configured my system using a set of shell scripts which includes installing packages, adding users, generating configuration files, configuring /boot/loader.conf, /etc/rc.conf, etc. What I want to do is to update my...
  7. vermaden

    ZFS Boot Environments Reloaded

    Today I was honored to give 𝗭𝗙𝗦 𝗕𝗼𝗼𝘁 𝗘𝗻𝘃𝗶𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗥𝗲𝗹𝗼𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗱 talk at the 𝗡𝗟𝗨𝗨𝗚 𝗔𝘂𝘁𝘂𝗺𝗻 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟴 (@nluug). You may find the PDF slides useful as they contain information about upcoming bectl in FreeBSD 12.x and also mini-howto at end on how to install FreeBSD with root on ZFS on top of GELI...
  8. vermaden

    New ZFS Boot Environments Tool In FreeBSD Base

    New bectl tool imported to FreeBSD base as replacement for beadm tool from FreeBSD Ports. I have made small comparison in New ZFS Boot Environments Tool article. The bectl is already available in 12.0-ALPHA2 image...
  9. grahamperrin

    Solved A new ZFS boot environment management library and tool

    A New ZFS Boot Environment Management Library & Tool For FreeBSD | Google Summer of Code kneitinger please, would you like to say a few words here? Or should we await the next FreeBSD status report? Thanks Related beadm in base 2017-07-25 in IRC:
  10. Dan MacDonald

    beadm in base

    The very first program I install after installing FreeBSD is beadm so that I can manage boot environments. The main reason I use FreeBSD is for its ZFS support and bootenvs are the star feature. I'm willing to bet a large wodge of cash that I'm not the only person who uses FreeBSD specifically...
  11. grahamperrin

    ZFS safeguarding boot environments

    To safeguard a ZFS boot environment against unwanted removal, is it enough to place a hold on a snapshot? (Are ZFS BEs always snapshot-based?)
  12. N

    Boot environments and FreeBSD 10.3

    I have been using boot environments with ZFS on PC-BSD/TrueOS for a year or so now and really like them. It's nice to be able to reboot and simply rollback the last update if something went wrong. Since FreeBSD 10.3 reports supports for boot environments I gave it a whirl today. I installed the...