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    Xfce Thunar - hide ext4 partitions / block mounts

    I am running Freebsd14 w Xfce4.18 and Debian12 in a dual boot setup. In Freebsd, Thunar file manager shows all the Debian partitions containing ext4 filesystems and allows me to mount them in /media. Is there a way to hide these partitions or block the user from mounting them? In File Manager...
  2. RevennaFox

    UFS Best way to recover (very) recently deleted files on UFS?

    I have a situation where a user accidentally deleted all of the photos in a directory and its sub-directories, ironically to save some space in preparation for a backup. (Helpful hint: Wise Duplicate File Remover apparently removes the originals along with the duplicates). The photos in question...
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    Poor transfer rates on SATA drives on LSI SAS3008 controller

    This is a brand-new computer, so I don't know if this is an issue with this controller or some other kind of interaction within the system. Suggestions for troubleshooting are welcome. On a fresh install of FreeBSD 14.0-RELEASE, I'm only getting about 70MB/s while doing a dd if=/dev/zero...
  4. jb1277976

    ZFS How to guides or good resources for zfs

    The internet is filled with how to guides on zfs and so is youtube. I saw the handbook part on zfs but it only scratches the surface. I want to basically keep a backup of my laptop that is running zfs i only have USB drives so i would like to mirror what is only my laptop so if something...
  5. scotia

    22TB Western Digital WD221KFGX shows up as 2TB

    Hi all, I recently bought a 22TB WD WD221KFGX, and on my FreeBSD 13.-1-RELEASE system it shows up as a 2TB drive. The drive is in an enclosure connected to a LSI controller: # uname -a FreeBSD freebsd-test-01 13.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 13.1-RELEASE releng/13.1-n250148-fc952ac2212 GENERIC amd64 The...
  6. gordonzar

    Other Writing to a raw disk while it is mounted - Is it possible?

    Is is possible to write to a raw disk like /dev/da0 or /dev/da0s1 while it is mounted? I've been trying an asking around IRC but nobody knows how or even if its possible. This is trivial on a linux system. sorry that i have to bring it up but really... Things I tried (as root, obviously)...
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    ZFS zfs send | zfs recv: security considerations

    Hi, I have set up zfs send | zfs recv replication as an unprivileged user. The purpose is to have an off-site backup process that is a) fast, and b) secure, in the sense that a successful cryptolocker attack on the primary backup would be partitioned off by the dint of append-only replication...
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    Backup solution for dedicated root server + storage box at Hetzner

    A dedicated root server at Hetzner running FreeBSD 13.0-RELEASE-p7 with 2 x 512GB NVMe configured as ZFS mirror and a storage box with 100GB offering access by scp / rsync / BorgBackup (but no ssh login). # zfs list NAME USED AVAIL REFER MOUNTPOINT zroot...
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    ZFS Chosing FS and options for Gateway/BRAS on SSD

    Hello collegues! I got a task which I cannot find a solution. There is a server wich will act as BRAS or gateway, so it will just only boot from disk and then will not use it for working purposes. The idea is to use ssd with ZFS and mounted-out logs and other rewritable data with tmpfs. This...
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    ZFS ZFS and Hotswap Indicator LEDs?

    This may be a dumb question, but when a hotswap drive in a server fails under ZFS does the LED indicating a drive failure come on for that drive? Another question: can hotswap drives simply be replaced under ZFS to have it handle replicating the data, or are manual actions required within the...
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    Solved Getting image file from ZFS disk

    I want to full back up my FreeBSD 12.2 system. I want a image file that be able to setup other computers. How?
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    ZFS Best practice for specifying disks (vdevs) for ZFS pools in 2021?

    This started out as a "why isn't this working?" question, but after a full day of trial and error, I think it might help more people to discuss "what's the best approach in today's world? (FreeBSD 12.2)" How should disks (or vdev's) be identified when creating ZFS pools in 2021? (and...
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    Solved ZFS zpool Full

    EDIT I have solved my problem. I had an external drive (one of those Western Digital Easystores) that I was using to periodically back up some files. For whatever reason, the fstab entry for the easystore was commented out. I deleted all of the files that had been unknowingly copied to an...
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    Other Persistent storage for bhyve guests

    Hi! This is an open discussion and I'm mostly curious about your general ideas and thoughts about the subject and a few struggles I'm having on my way. It's going to be a bit wall-of-texty. Sorry about that, I'll try to make it as easily digested as possible :) It's about using small static VM...
  15. vermaden

    HOWTO: FreeBSD Enterprise 1 PB Storage

    Today FreeBSD operating system turns 26 years old. 19 June is an International FreeBSD Day. This is why I got something special today :) FreeBSD Enterprise 1 PB Storage https://vermaden.wordpress.com/2019/06/19/freebsd-enterprise-1-pb-storage/ #verblog #backup #beadm #enterprise #freebsd...
  16. RedPhoenix

    ZFS How Do I Use ZFS On My Server?

    So I'm reading about ZFS on the FreeBSD ZFS quick-start guide, and I'm stuck at this part: when I attempt to use a device (/dev/da0), it throws an error and the device dissapears until I reboot. :\ Specifically, this: zpool create example/ dev/da0, and throws the error: cannot open '/dev/da0'...
  17. RedPhoenix

    ZFS How Feasible Is Using ZFS On A 32 GB eMMC Card?

    Hi guys! :3 I was wondering about something... I tried installing 12.0 (and failed once again) to replace Xubuntu on the notorious ASUS X205TA. :( But I still want to use ZFS. Were it not for wanting ZFS, this thread would be elsewhere Online. :) I know how to install it, but my question is...
  18. byrnejb

    ZFS ZFS where has the freespace gone?

    We have a four disk zraid2 pool with 4 3T drives. NAME SIZE ALLOC FREE CKPOINT EXPANDSZ FRAG CAP DEDUP HEALTH ALTROOT bootpool 1.98G 284M 1.71G - - 15% 13% 1.00x ONLINE - zroot 10.6T 8.61T 2.02T - - 57% 81% 1.00x ONLINE...
  19. vermaden

    HOWTO: Silent Fanless FreeBSD Server - Redundant Backup

    I would like to share an article about Fanless FreeBSD Server. Silent Fanless FreeBSD Server - Redundant Backup https://vermaden.wordpress.com/2019/04/03/silent-fanless-freebsd-server-redundant-backup/ #verblog #cloud #freebsd #freenas #hardware #storage #zfs #nas #backup
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    ZFS Detect Unavailable Disks in ZFS

    Hi All, I have many pool , i want i get a message from ZFS automatically, when disk get Unavailable state , is it possible? The Best Regards,
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