May 2021

Upgrading a FreeBSD 12.2 jail to FreeBSD 13 using mkjail

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, …

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Adjusting my ZFS filesystems to conform with standard FreeBSD boot environments

Get FreeBSD 12.2 mfsBSD (because that matches the OS on slocum), burn it to a thumb drive using OSX. NOTE: the following didn’t work. I wound up not having the right values in /lib and /var/db/ I don’t know what I did wrong, but I did manage to fix them up afterwards. I suspect that …

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Updating my FreeBSD 12.2 host to FreeBSD 13.0

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 …

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