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    ZFS How to fix deleted freebsd (from debian gparted) partition causing entire drive to be a single zfs partition

    I had microsoft windows 10, debian and freebsd installed on a single partition in my laptop. I only recently started using freebsd. I used this guide here to help me...
  2. neogeo

    Building a port builder on the cloud - Root filesystem @ FreeBSD 13.0 on Azure?

    While researching an idea of using Microsoft Azure as a cloud service provider for a FreeBSD 13.1 build host - among other available options in cloud services and VPS instances, of course - I'd found the FreeBSD 13.0 release at the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. The page at Microsoft's Azure...
  3. kr0m

    Solved Degraded ZFS pool reports wrong disks information

    Hello, i am testing ZFS mirror installation in a server, but when i get the mirror degraded the disk information reported by zpool status seems incorrect. Its a fresh installation of: 13.0-RELEASE The partition layout generated by the installer for both disks, ada0 and ada1 are: root@odissey:~...
  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. C

    ZFS ZFS on hardware RAID

    Hello, I used Centos for 10 years on a particular server. Now as Centos 8 gone, I would like to switch to FreeBSD instead of Linux (no particular reason, I might just use Debian though, but I like FreeBSD). Now the doubt is here. I have hardware RAID controller there, LSI MegaRAID. 6 slots. My...
  6. grahamperrin

    Solved OpenZFS: peculiarity with a labelled cache device and an unexpected label

    At some point in time, my pool named Transcend began using a device reference instead of the previously specified label – gpt/cache-transcend – for its one cache device. Question Now, is there any way for the pool to begin using the label without loss of content of L2ARC? I assume that either...
  7. R

    Solved Life experience by using sysutils/parkverbot: is it worth it?

    Hi, Just saw an update on a port in FreeBSD: sysutils/parkverbot . Is there anybody with experience with the port, I wonder if it's really interesting to use? Does it make a difference? Thanks in advance for posting!
  8. jbodenmann

    ZFS GELI vs ZFS encrypted dataset

    I've been using ZFS encrypted datasets pretty much since the first day of availability. On this forum and also the mailing lists I see a lot of people running ZFS "on top of" GELI. I'd like to ask: Is that usually more of a legacy thing or are there situations where one would prefer ZFS on GELI...
  9. chiefsucker

    Solved Encrypted & Mirrored ZFS vdevs Stopped Booting After Resilvering

    I had a setup with 4x4 TB disks, with two mirrors consisting of two disks each, giving me about 8 TB of usable storage space. One mirror consists of ada0 & ada2, the other mirror of ada1 & ada3. I needed to upgrade storage space, so I decided to upgrade one mirror by resilvering two times. I...
  10. R

    Installing/removing packages in a boot environment, Can't find /boot/zfsloader

    I am experimenting with boot environments and observing some very weird behavior related to installing/removing packages via pkg -c /tmp/path/to/be <command>. Any time I attempt to install/remove packages in a non-current boot environment using this incantation and then immediately bectl...
  11. Nick-6

    ZFS What is the difference between gpart and other tools?

    I'm trying to format my external disk with ZFS filesystem. I've search and found several guides using different tools. Since sysutils/gpart is used in handbook, it seems FreeBSD prefer it than other tools. So, I'd like to know what's the difference and I'd like to make sure the commands I used...
  12. Alain De Vos

    ZFS thunar/nemo/caja & zfs datasets

    The left pane of thunar lists some zfs datasets and not others. I have not find a rule why some are listed and not others. Anyone ?
  13. 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...
  14. srey

    ZFS Tune ZFS to take in account the speed difference between 2 disk : Sata SSD / M2 interface storage

    Hi ! I'm totally new to BSD (comming from Ubuntu/Debian land), starting an Homelab project with recent refurbished hardware : Optiplex 3080, 8gb ram, core I5 10500T (6 cores / HyperThread Yes). I'm planning something simple with this homelab : - ZFS crypted / Yubikey - Containers ( or a...
  15. Nick C

    Has anyone installed 13.0-RELEASE on a RPI 4 with ZFS

    I would like to put 13.0-RELEASE on a RPI 4 4GB, using ZFS. I've previously installed it successfully using the img file, which comes with UFS, and that worked fine. I now would like to try ZFS for familiarising myself with ZFS. I followed this Reddit comment to a post I made on how to...
  16. gpw928

    Solved Relocating zroot to new disks

    I want to completely replace my existing zroot which was configured by the FreeBSD installer as a ZFS mirror on ada0p3 and ada1p3. The new zroot is to be installed as a mirror on ada2p3 and ada3p3. Adding ada2p3 and ada3p3 as additional mirrors to the zroot pool, and removing ada0p3 and...
  17. F

    ZFS SSD Tuning for a Desktop Use

    Dear All, looking for some info to tuning and extend the life of my SSD disks I couldn't find any valuable information. The documentation reports: None of these make sense for me. My knowledge of FreeBSD is still very limited and my knowledge of ZFS is even narrower. On Linux I can...
  18. B

    ZFS zfs receive cannot create snapshot with multi-snapshot stream

    Hello, Trivial task. Create backup of system bootable zfs pool with several datasets and then restore it. system: root@:~ # uname -a FreeBSD 13.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 13.0-RELEASE #0 releng/13.0-n244733-ea31abc261f: Fri Apr 9 04:24:09 UTC 2021...
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    Solved When does it make more sense to use multiple vdevs in a ZFS pool?

    I know for one thing that if the primary concern were protection against disk failures, raidz3 would be the way to go. In such a scenario, If I had 7 disks, I would create a pool like this: pool: tank state: ONLINE scan: none requested config: NAME STATE READ WRITE...
  20. W

    Booting From an Alternate Disk in a Mirrored ZFS Root Pool

    Following this guide I created a mirror disk for my zroot. So, I decided to disconnect the main zroot disk to see if the other one was booting (I installed the bootcode on the disc). When the system boot, ZFS cannot boot the mirrored disk and display just a series of writing errors as : ZFS...