1. G

    ZFS 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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,
  4. 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 :)
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Petr Fischer

    ZFS can't import zroot pool after failed freebsd-update (unresponsive tx->tx state)

    I did freebsd-update from 11.1 to 11.2-RELEASE, but I did not have enough disk space and "freebsd-update install" stage failed (No disk space error) - so my system is screwed. I booted from FreeBSD 11.1 install ISO (LiveCD) and I thought I would rollback the ZFS snapshots on the zroot pool and...
  12. KDragon75

    ZFS FreeBSD ZFS L2ARC header size calculation

    I have been searching for some time and cannot find any official documentation on how to calculate the memory consumption for the L2ARC headers. I did find one person claiming that each header consumed 70 bytes and that each ZFS record required a header. C
  13. fishfox

    Looking for enhanced devd documentation

    Hi all, I am trying to build some devd rules that will trigger on various conditions. devd.conf(5) only has an incomplete list of the various systems, subsystems, and types available. Is there a better place to be looking for this info? In particular I would like to see the events for ZFS...
  14. D

    Can't install FreeBSD 11.2 (After installation the system won't boot!)

    I tried to install FreeBSD on a PC, which had Windows 10 on it. at first i installed FreeBSD using UFS file system and everything was Ok and it installed, then for some reasons i needed the ZFS file system, but after installing, it said: No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key...
  15. V

    Create a FreeBSD SBS ( Small Business Server )

    Hello community! I thank this forum for all the info I had. For several months, I think about the idea of migrating the whole Windows architecture under FreeBSD, currently we have: ISP Modem / Router -Wireless Server Windows Server 2008R2 1 - File Sharing (1,7TB DATA) - Domain Controller (25...
  16. D

    After installing on ZFS Filesystem, the system won't boot!

    After installing on ZFS Filesystem the system won't boot and says: No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key And even if the disk remains inside, it'll show FreeBSD Intsaller again! Although there is no problem when using UFS filesystem for installation. I have checked for zpool...
  17. D

    Solved Cannot upgrade to FreeBSD 11.X – cannot find the pool (zfs) / ada0 not listed

    Hello everyone! Last week I tried to upgrade from source from 10.3-STABLE to 11.2-STABLE on my laptop but the new kernel (GENERIC) failed to boot. I thought that it might be safer to upgrade from binary, so I built and installed 10.3-RELEASE in order to get freebsd-update working and then I...
  18. D

    Solved Problem running poudriere in a jail

    I followed the instructions given in https://github.com/freebsd/poudriere/wiki/poudriere_in_jail and it all went very well until I actually went to build the packages. When I run poudriere bulk I get the error Error: load_moved requires PWD=/data/poudriere//.m/11maglev-packages/ref/.p. Here's...
  19. vermaden

    HOWTO: Silent Fanless FreeBSD Server - DIY Backup

    I would like to share an article about setting up small silent/fanless FreeBSD server for backup purposes. Silent Fanless FreeBSD Server - DIY Backup https://vermaden.wordpress.com/2018/08/28/silent-fanless-freebsd-server-diy-backup/ Regards, vermaden
  20. alx82

    Solved zfs very slow under "normal" load

    I have a desktop system running 12-ALPHA3. Under "normal" load, for example running the following command find Documents -type f -exec chmod 0644 {} \; The system becomes quiet unresponsive until the command finishes. Documents contains 6G of latex/pdf files. This is on my zroot/usr/home...