Jun 142021

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May 312021

Mark Felder and I have been working on a minimalist set of jail scripts for creating and updating jails. All jail management is accomplished via standard vanilla FreeBSD jails. No jail managers are involved. Everything goes through jail.conf. In this post: FreeBSD 13.0 host, recently update from FreeBSD 12.2 FreeBSD 12.s jail on that host, […]

May 232021
The odd battery post

I have some odd batteries in use at home. This post will enable me to look them up without opening up the device. Wireless light switch This is used in the server room (aka laundry room in the basement) Cable tester I have had this cable tester for many years. It’s an Ideal LinkMaster. It’s […]

May 222021

I am going to upgrade a FreeBSD 12.2 host to FreeBSD 13.0 with one reboot. Actually, here, because of the zpool update, there is another reboot. This is significantly fewer than the standard upgrade process (yeah, critics claim 1 is not significantly less than 2; sigh). The instructions are taken from vermaden’s blog post on […]

Apr 252021

I have found this bizarre situation where a FreeBSD 12.2 snapshot cannot be destroyed. This is the simple example, which works: [dan@pkg01:~] $ sudo zfs snapshot tank_fast/poudriere@snapshot-for-backup [dan@pkg01:~] $ sudo zfs destroy tank_fast/poudriere@snapshot-for-backup [dan@pkg01:~] $ This is the simple example, which fails: [dan@pkg01:~] $ sudo zfs snapshot tank_fast/poudriere@snapshot-for-backup [dan@pkg01:~] $ ls /usr/local/poudriere/.zfs/snapshot/snapshot-for-backup cache data jails […]