Finding myself at a crossroad.
Need to transfer my home files to a new zpool with bigger drives but not sure if I should get smaller but more cost-effective HDD and wait for SSD prices to drop in the next 5 years or so, OR should I get bigger and costlier HDD for future-proofing...
I have just installed Freebsd on my old Macmini and want to transfer zfs datasets from a usb drive to the macmini
I just need to copy across some data and set up a few config files to get macmini set up,
so i can finally ditch osx and go full freebsd on all my machines
Is it possible to do...
Using a live media, I have taken a dd image of my main encrypted zfs GELI FreeBSD partition (not the entire disk) and of the encrypted key file as well.
The dd image and the encrypted file are on an external disk now.
Now I started FreeBSD normally, I did mdconfig and did a geli attach of the dd...
I have real zpool with files, but want to test firstly.
I created simple zpool with files:
# zpool status -v
scan: resilvered 19.5K in 0h0m with 0 errors on Thu Mar 14 14:44:20 2019
NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM
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...
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...
I have a pool on a system that can only be imported as read-only (it has a feature flag enabled that FreeBSD doesn't support). However, I'd ultimately like to destroy it and recreate it under FreeBSD, but whenever you zpool destroy a read-only pool it acts like you've exported it, not destroyed...
Dear community, I'd like to kindly ask you for a little help in my situation:
I'm running a ZFS pool of 3 drives. What happened is - a power cable powering 2 drives had a bad contact, so I started loosing 2 out of 3 drives and having a lot of UDMA errors and CAM status timeouts etc.
I'm trying to create encrypted raidz, but how?
If I understand correctly, I need to encrypt every disk before creating zpool, like this:
% sudo gpart add -t...
I am migrating from Debian GNU/Linux to FreeBSD. I could be using KfreeBSD, but I prefer blending-edge and also become part of a community, so I will not stick to Debian, although I appreciate the spirit.
The server board has 32 CPUs, 32GB of RAM, 1 x SSD and 5 x SATA disc...
Today I upgraded my FreeBSD 11-STABLE to recent version r322164. After that I cannot boot from my pool:
Booting from Hard Disk...
ZFS: unsuported feature: org.illumos.sha512
ZFS: pool zironroot is not supported
gptzfsboot: failed to mount default pool zironroot
When I run command pkg update on FreeBSD 11.0 I'm getting this error:
[srv]# pkg update
Updating FreeBSD repository catalogue...
pkg: Repository FreeBSD load error: access repo file(/var/db/pkg/repo-FreeBSD.sqlite) failed: No such file or directory
Fetching meta.txz: 100% 944 B 0.9kB/s...
I have a single disk on my server. I simply went for ZFS "stripe" (no redundancy) when installing FreeBSD. zpool status prints the following:
scan: none requested
NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM
zroot ONLINE 0 0 0
I recently reinstalled Proxmox VE and lost access to our storage system. When remounting the zpool, no data appears in the folder.
NAME USED AVAIL REFER MOUNTPOINT
rpool 9.36G 98.2G 96K /rpool
rpool/ROOT 876M 98.2G 96K...
I would like to replace all 3 spinning drives of a raidz pool with (smaller) SSDs: the smaller SSDs will still be more than adequate for my storage needs, and should be significantly faster.
The system has a limited number of SATA ports (4): 1 is in use for the system drive (which is already an...
I was reading a tutorial (now lost) that suggested adding a vesa="YES" directive to my loader.conf for one reason or another. Apparently, this was no good as the bad setting is preventing me from successfully booting into FreeBSD. What I would like to do is to use the LiveCD to...
So the last few days I had lots of trouble trying to set up my host as a domain member with samba4, eventually I gave up and tried to run it as a standalone server. But even then, I would get "Permission denied" or "Access denied" both on my MacBook and Windows 10 PC.
I have set up a ZFS...
I am currently building my first physical FreeBSD box which should soon replace my Synology NAS.
I have put together all the pieces and was able to install FreeBSD just fine, but I have had some issues ever since I created the main storage pool where all the files are supposed...