Apr 132016

I upgraded my pfSense box to 2.3 last night. Here is what I got: uname -a FreeBSD bast.int.unixathome.org 10.3-RELEASE FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE #4 05adf0a(RELENG_2_3_0): Mon Apr 11 19:09:19 CDT 2016 root@factory23-amd64-builder:/builder/factory-230/tmp/obj/builder/factory-230/tmp/FreeBSD-src/sys/pfSense amd64 These are the package repos they are using (as taken from pkg -vv): Repositories: pfSense-core: { url : “pkg+http://firmware.netgate.com/pkg/pfSense_factory-v2_3_0_amd64-core”, enabled : yes, priority : […]

Mar 062016

I have recently added two 480 GB SSDs to a 10 x HDD raidz2 system. The SSDs will be mainly used for spooling to tape during backups, but I’m going to use a small part of it for a SLOG. Not all systems benefits from a SLOG (Separate intent LOG), but synchronous writes, such as […]

Mar 022016

Last night, I moved a SAS card and had to renumber some devices. I also moved two SSDs into the same box (see photos). Those SSDs were the boot drives from the system from which I pulled the SAS drive. That box, tape01, contains the Bacula configuration file I need for this new box. I […]

Mar 022016

Last night, I added a SAS card into a box which is connected to a tape library (photos here). After starting up the box, Nagios reported that the tape device was no longer present. I first added such checks back in 2012 and updated them for more recent acquisitions. This means that the copy-to-tape jobs […]

Feb 272016

I do have a FreeBSD-11 box, cuppy: $ uname -a FreeBSD cuppy.int.unixathome.org 11.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 11.0-CURRENT #0 r279394: Sat Feb 28 21:01:21 UTC 2015 dan@cuppy.unixathome.org:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC amd64 $ That box is used mostly for testing and/or erasing DLT tapes. The current status of that box is not healthy. It’s running fine, but it is not optimal: Let’s […]

Feb 182016

These appeared overnight: Feb 18 08:08:23 knew kernel: (ada0:ata0:0:0:0): READ_DMA48. ACB: 25 00 90 a8 f0 40 4b 00 00 00 f0 00 Feb 18 08:08:23 knew kernel: (ada0:ata0:0:0:0): CAM status: ATA Status Error Feb 18 08:08:23 knew kernel: (ada0:ata0:0:0:0): ATA status: 51 (DRDY SERV ERR), error: 40 (UNC ) Feb 18 08:08:23 knew kernel: […]

Feb 152016

That smartd: Device: /dev/ada0, 8 Currently unreadable (pending) sectors problem which arose on Sunday is still around. I’ve run a short test, a long test, and a ZFS scrub is now underway. I may just replace the drive. $ sudo smartctl -P show /dev/ada0 smartctl 6.4 2015-06-04 r4109 [FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE-p9 amd64] (local build) Copyright (C) […]