1. Roy Chan

    Best ZFS management practice with two mirrored hard disks?

    Hi all, I'm currently managing a dedicated server with two 3TB hard disks but ZFS seems like a stranger to me. I want something like RAID-1 for data redundancy. In the storage management part, by default, the auto ZFS-on-root wizard utilizes the two whole disks (not partitions) and set up a...
  2. v.okaevich

    ZFS How to get access to a file system tree on the second disk with ZFS?

    Hi, everyone! There is two hard drive on the system % uname -a FreeBSD desktop.freebsd.lan 12.0-RELEASE-p2 FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE-p2 r343203 OptiPlex amd64 Description of the connected disks: KINGSTON - SSD disk with newly installed FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE-p2 WD - old SATA disk with FreeBSD 11.2...
  3. GeorgeK

    How to install over an older system but keep disk partitions?

    Hello, I have an old FreeBSD system (running 9.3-RELEASE) that I would like to update to the latest 12.0. Trying a "live USB" it seems that the new system would work OK. In the current installation I have a specific partitioning scheme on the boot disk (SSD) and several HDDs configured for ZFS...
  4. brian

    Solved Encrypted ZFS pool stuck offline

    I have 4 disks in a RAIDZ with geli encryption. I'm currently running FreeNAS 11.2. I'm posting here because their forum doesn't have a great reputation. One of them has been having issues so I decided to pull it and run a quick test to verify things. without thinking I decided to offline the...
  5. RedPhoenix

    What Do YOU Use FreeBSD For, and Do You Use UFS or ZFS? :)

    I use it for development, you know, Programming 'n stuff... :) I also use it for ZFS, since I keep backups of my friends' and family members' data. :) I also use it for other things, like when I use Linux, but want more of a UN*X-y feel. It also speaks to how good of an OS it is when I...
  6. C

    ZFS Data missing in a degraded zfs pool

    Hi ! This is my first experience with ZFS. I have created a raidz2 zfs pool with 5 drives, no spares (I know won't happen again). It's a lab server so no critical data. The pool became degraded after a HD failure. (showing as FAULTED with too many errors). Result: Some of data I had...
  7. S

    Ransomware Protection & Secret Backup Server using Rsync

    Hi, I need an advise and correct direction to my problem. I am a new FreeBSD user. Our recent Windows 10 machine was hit by a Ransomware and it spread to other machines on Network also. To protect that in future, I added a new HDD on the system and installed FreeBSD 12.0 x64 using HyperV on it...
  8. jdb

    Solved zrepl config error

    Hey guys :) I am new to sysutils/zrepl and I am currently trying to set it up... I followed the offical tutorial (https://zrepl.github.io/tutorial.html) and I am getting this error when I try to check the config file with zrepl test config error parsing config file: cannot parse job...
  9. B

    ZFS Can ZFS disks be cloned with dd?

    Hi All, I apologize for the naive question, but I couldn't find any answers. I have an image of a ZFS root/boot disk, obtained via dd from the master server. Need to create many identical servers, also with ZFS root/boot. On UFS I'd obviously use dd to do that. Is there any workaround to...
  10. J

    Swap on ZFS in 2018?

    In the past there were some interesting discussions about swap with ZFS, and its performance when a machine actually runs out of memory. These include: 2012 thread 2016 thread 2015 bug report Many people, perhaps most, setup swap when they setup ZFS. But have any of you actually put it to the...
  11. G

    Solved ZFS+geli: failed to read pad2 area of primary vdev

    Hi there, I am currently running an FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE and preparing for upgrade (late, I know). The only thing I am worried about is a message "failed to read pad2 area of primary vdev" during the boot process when geli needs the decryption phrase. I searched the forum here but only found...
  12. U

    ZFS FreeBSD moving to ZFS-on-Linux

    https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-fs/2018-December/027085.html Looks like FreeBSD is going to be re-basing ZFS on the Linux port. The original port was based on OpenSolaris/Illumos which then moved to DelphixOS. However, Delphix have now announced they are moving to the Linux port...
  13. I

    Solved Thin or Thick Zvol

    Hi All, I want create a zvol for DB Host , can you help me for below question,Please? 1. what is different between Thin and reserve Zvol, in get to high performance? which is preference for performance and IOPS? very thanks,
  14. jdb

    Solved Upgrade disks on a mirrored ZFS-on-root install possible?

    Hey guys :D Is it possible to upgrade disks on a mirrored ZFS-on-root install? If it is possible, then is it risky? In my case I want to upgrade my 2x 250GB SSD's with 2x 500GB SSD's. Thanks in advance :)
  15. vermaden

    HOWTO: FreeBSD Desktop - Part 2.1 - Install FreeBSD 12

    I would like to share HOWTO in 𝐅𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐁𝐒𝐃 𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐤𝐭𝐨𝐩 series about fonts and frameworks. 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗕𝗦𝗗 𝗗𝗲𝘀𝗸𝘁𝗼𝗽 - 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝟮.𝟭 - 𝗜𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗕𝗦𝗗 𝟭𝟮 https://vermaden.wordpress.com/2018/11/20/freebsd-desktop-part-2-1-install-freebsd-12/ You may also like earlier articles in the series. Part 1 – Simplified Boot...
  16. C

    H310 Mini no raid mode with ZFS?

    Good day everyone, I have recently purchased a Dell R320 server with the H310 mini card. This card has a no raid mode where the disks show up individually (AFAIK, it does not create a raid 0 array for each disk). I would like to know if using this mode is safe for ZFS? BTW, the mini card cannot...
  17. S

    Slow NFS/SMB/AFP, but fast SCP read performance

    Hi! My FreeBSD 11.2 box has the strange behavior that copying a file via NFS, SMB, or AFP is always capped at exactly 60 MByte/s. However, copying the same file to the same client via SCP immediately hits GBit line speed at 110 MByte/s. It shouldn't be a hardware limitation, I can read the...
  18. forquare

    Boot from sent ZFS datasets?

    Hi all, I do most of my work on a VirtualBox VM on my work laptop. The VM runs FreeBSD 11.2-RELEASE. I routinely ZFS snapshot my environment and send those snapshots to a secondary desktop, also running FreeBSD 11.2-RELEASE. On the desktop they live under: zroot/usr/vm_backup Today I’ve...
  19. Martin Garcia

    Solved Reclaim unused space on a virtual machine on a sparse vm

    Hello, I have this exact issue, https://blogs.oracle.com/solaris/zfs-on-disk-images-reclaiming-unused-space-v2/comment-submitted?cid=57c69e34-f90a-4064-bb6b-30a9375352a4 I have virtual machines (FTP, WEB, MySQL servers) on KVM sometime ago it was filled with some files or sites that are no...
  20. S

    ZFS zfs cannot mount 'dataset': Insufficient privileges - a bug?

    Cannot mount dataset as unprivileged user 'hyper' [hyper@tesbox ~]$ zfs mount zroot/testset cannot mount 'zroot/testset': Insufficient privileges All permissions given: [hyper@tesbox ~]$ zfs allow zroot ---- Permissions on zroot -------------------------------------------- Local+Descendent...