Mar 132015

I just upgraded from 9.3 to 10.1. I have not yet complete the install. My userland has been upgraded to 10.1 but my apps have not. I have a tmux session sitting like this: [root@slocum:~] # /usr/sbin/freebsd-update install Installing updates… Completing this upgrade requires removing old shared object files. Please rebuild all installed 3rd party […]

Mar 112015

I started trying a Root-on-ZFS upgrade using beadm and quickly encountered an anomaly: no /usr/bin Then, it was there, then it wasn’t. I wasn’t sure of what steps I took to reproduce it. So I went through logs and eventually understood what happened. Let me show you. Here is what I did: # beadm create […]

Mar 082015

This system was recently converted to a beadm layout. The previous layout has been saved for comparision. For future reference, this is the slocum server, which I use for various jails and services. The filesystems, well, some of them: And dmesg:

Mar 052015
Please give me your LTO-4 or better tape library

I’ve been a contributor to the Bacula project since 2004 (about 10 years). My contributions have mostly in the PostgreSQL backend, regression testing, maintainer of the FreeBSD ports, and how-to guides and blog entries. My current tape library is a donated SDLT 220 unit and I am looking to upgrade it. Can I have your […]

Feb 282015

The name cuppy was inspired by a Starbucks story told to me by Kimberly Gibson. This system is set up for testing new stuff. The disk partitions: The zpools: The filesystems: The dmesg info:

Feb 182015

This is tallboy, the server I have at RootBSD. I like to store away this type of documentation, in case I need it later. This server was originally on UFS with gmirror. The partitions: The ada0 drive details: And ada1 drive details: And finally, dmesg:

Feb 172015

I just converted another server from UFS to ZFS. I used this script as my starting point. I dropped to a shell as soon as I booted from the live CD. Then I fetch my script: fetch –no-verify-peer mv 1MvhRXH I didn’t run the script. I modified it to suite my new conditions. […]