Mar 142015
 

Last night I upgraded the main jail server in my lab from FreeBSD 9.3 to FreeBSD 10.1. I just started using the term, home lab, after discovering http://www.reddit.com/r/homelab/. That server contains, amongst other things, these jails: my development environment for http://dev.freshports.org/ my in house webserver, which hosts the above mentioned website my svn repo an […]

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 […]