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Upgrading an NVMe zpool from 222G to 1TB drives

The FreshPorts dev, test, and stage websites are hosted on a server in my basement. Each instance consists of two jails: an ingress node – for pulling in new commits (and other data) into the database. a webserver node – for displaying the web pages. The new drives: Sometimes the zpool gets too close to …

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Creating a 4 drive ZFS zpool: stripe over mirrors

In this post, I am creating a 4 drive ZFS pool consisting of two mirror. In this post: I’m booting from mfsBSD 12.1 ZFS Creating partitions On FreeBSD, it is convention to create partitions. It is not necessary, but I don’t use all the space in case a future replacement drive is slightly smaller than …

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Adding a zroot pool to an existing system

Current FreeBSD versions will allow you to create a zroot zpool from which you can boot. However, when I created the main zpool for slocum (on Fri May 3 2:16 2013), that option did not exist. You might ask: how do I know that date? [dan@slocum:~] $ zfs get creation system NAME PROPERTY VALUE SOURCE …

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zpool: FAULTED – too many errors

This server, knew has had an intermittent problem related to CAM status: SCSI Status Error messages. There is a FreeBSD Forums post about it. On Sunday, the problem returned, and this time it degraded the zpool. I collected the information in this gist and I will list the relevant portions below. I had enabled smartd …

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R710 – getting the drives ready

I recently installed 6 SSDs into an R710. In this post, I will describe what I did to the empty SSDs before I started using them. short test I ran a short test on each one of the drives. I already had smartctl. $ sudo smartctl -t short /dev/da0 smartctl 6.6 2017-11-05 r4594 [FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE-p1 …

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Moving boot from one zpool to another

I’ve been having boot issues with a server containing 20 HDD, all behind HBAs. I have decided to start booting off SSDs. In that previous blog post, there was much speculation about where to mount the new drives, etc. In the meantime, I came up with a solution which did not involve magnets and used …

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Added new drive when existing one gave errors, then zpool replace

In this post, I am working with FreeBSD 10.2 on this server. Over the past few days, a 3 year old drive has been giving errors. The number of errors has been constant, but I have a spare drive here, so I decided to replace it. I have verified that it is out of warranty. …

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