September 2017

Upgrading from FreeBSD 10.3 to 11.1 via freebsd-update and beadm

Yesterday I modified a server from booting off a raidz2 array, to booting off a newly created zpool. Why? Because HBAs are a pain to boot off. Instead, this server is now booting off a ZFS mirror of two SSDs, both of which are directly attached to the M/B. Today, I am upgrading this server …

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Bacula – ran out of space, moved some volumes to another zpool

I’m using Bacula 9.0.3 for this post, on FreeBSD 10.3 and 11.1. I did not document this as I went along, however, the details should be enough to get you started. NOTE: when I refer to the bacula-sd configuration, I mean the bacula-sd in question, not necessarily on the same server as bacula-dir. This will …

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Getting acme.sh to renew certs via cronjob on FreeBSD

In the past, I’ve written about using acme.sh to automatically generate SSL certificates and distribute them to the required locations. I do this in a single central location, and the websites and mail servers grab their new certs from a webserver. At the time of writing, I was using FreeBSD 11.1 and acme.sh 2.7.4, supplied …

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FreeBSD – what processes in what jails are using swap?

Sometimes stuff gets swapped out. When it does, it’s good to know what is swapped. I was getting this Nagios alert this morning. I started searching. I found this post about showing what is using swap via: [dan@knew:~] $ ps ax | awk ‘NR==1{print};$3 ~ /W/’ PID TT STAT TIME COMMAND 12 – WL 54:27.37 …

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