First of all, I am complete newbie in FreeBSD.
I would like to install FreeBSD on ZFS. Modern installer have everything to install FreeBSD on ZFS without any problems, but I have a one "Ideafix", if you know what I mean.
I want to remove Boot and Swap partitions from ZFS pool(RAIDZ1) and...
I run an old HP N40L XigmaNAS box with a RAIDZ1 consisting of 3 WD Red 4TB drives.
The ada1 drive showed some SMART errors, so I decided to replace that drive.
Setting the drive offline, the pool showed the status "DEGRADED" as expected.
But after shutting down the system and replacing that...
In my home PC, one of my two HDD that I have in (btrfs) RAID 0 failed. So, I am shopping for the replacement. I am planning to install FreeBSD (zfs) and set up RAIDZ (buying 3 SSDs).
Now, I am reading everywhere that mirroring 2 disks (1 vdev per disk) is faster than RAIDz1 with 3 disks. And it...
I've tried some basic searches for this. I haven't found a concrete answer.
What I want to be able to do is do a base install as RAIDZ1 then drop another identical drive in and convert or resilver the array to a RAIDZ2.
Feasible or fool's journey?
If it's feasible; how do you do it? ZFS...
I am a Data Recovery engineer and this is my first post here and also the first time I work on raidz,
I got a customer needs to recover data from damaged NAS storage with 36 hard drives.
I have a good experience recovering data from Other types of raid like 5, 10 etc, but this is my first...
Fresh install, Encrypted raidz, 5 disks. Boot fails at error:
zfs i/o error - all block copies unavailable
What could cause this? I've reinstalled several times and same fault every time. FreeBSD has worked before with this same computer. Booted up with Ubuntu-live and disks seems to be OK.
I'm trying to create encrypted raidz, but how?
If I understand correctly, I need to encrypt every disk before creating zpool, like this:
% sudo gpart add -t...
I would like to replace all 3 spinning drives of a raidz pool with (smaller) SSDs: the smaller SSDs will still be more than adequate for my storage needs, and should be significantly faster.
The system has a limited number of SATA ports (4): 1 is in use for the system drive (which is already an...