February 2024

Moving local settings for pg_hba.conf and postgresql.conf out of PGDATA

One of the configuration aspects of FreeBSD I have long liked is the concept of default values which are overridden by the user. For example, /etc/defaults/rc.conf (see The /etc directory). The default values in this file can be overridden by the user with their preferred values in /etc/rc.conf (or /etc/rc.conf.local, and other locations if you […]

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OK, we got a Time Machine on ZFS on FreeBSD. So what. Can we restore from it?

I have written recently about creating a ZFS-based Time Machine on FreeBSD. Yesterday, I did my first restore from this instance. Surprise. It worked. Please move along. Nothing to see here. Just photos. The motivation: I’m replacing one MacBook with another. Some details here on Twitter. How you get Migration Assistant running on your Mac

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r730-01

This is the Dell R730 host known as r730-01. For reference, the previous post on this server is still available. A few days ago, this host had a change in CPU and RAM. This is my primary developer server in my basement. gpart zpool list zpool status zfs list dmesg sesutil show jls

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