1. L

    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...
  2. M

    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...
  3. K

    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...
  4. C

    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...
  5. F

    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?
  6. J

    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...
  7. B

    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...
  8. A

    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...
  9. 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 #verblog #backup #beadm #enterprise #freebsd...
  10. 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'...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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 #verblog #cloud #freebsd #freenas #hardware #storage #zfs #nas #backup
  14. I

    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,
  15. R

    C How can i get the mount_point & absolute_path by the installed file struct?

    I'm writing a simple hook to open / openat. Like this static int openat_hook(struct thread *td, register struct openat_args *uap) { // print uprintf(" SYS_openat: \"%s\", flags: %d, mode: %X fd: %d\n", uap->path, uap->flag, uap->mode, uap->fd); get_whole_addr(td, uap); return...
  16. M

    ZFS How to add free space to zpool from different storage device

    As we're running out of disk space, I've added another block storage device and made it a zfs partition with gpart : $ gpart show => 40 125829040 vtbd0 GPT (60G) 40 1024 1 freebsd-boot (512K) 1064 6291456 2 freebsd-zfs (3.0G) 6292520...
  17. Rastko

    Solved poudriere on ZFS: write failed, filesystem full

    Hi, I am a newbie to ZFS, but I've installed it on my laptop in order to learn about it (hey, it's a free country). I am totatlly confused about what are the recommended poudriere.conf settings to use? For example, there is the memory setting to use instead of TMPFS, but I configure TMPFS to...
  18. clawhammer

    Solved How much space do I need to run portsnap fetch extract?

    I have a 8GB sd card in the pi3 and it ran out of disk space before it even came close to finishing. I thought 8GB would be plenty. Can someone recommend me the correct microSD card size?
  19. Maelstorm

    And the saga continues...

    ...and no, this is not a long time ago in a galaxy far far away either... For those of you who are following my experience with FreeBSD and a hard disk failure, the is system install v2.0. If you are new to my little story, then you can catch up at the following links...
  20. S

    Solved Change ZFS active mirror disk into spare disk?

    I have a machine with three 2TB drives mirroring the single zroot zpool. Is there a command sequence to pull one of those drives from the mirror, make the mirror forget it as a member of the pool and mark the drive as a spare rather than as an active pool member? A link to a page would be fine...