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mps0: IOC Fault 0x40007e23, Resetting

Here I am, sitting on a beach, writing a blog post, and sipping a cool adult beverage. Reading email. I see this: I quickly ssh into the host to check zpool status: Lines 15-17 are relevant. There was a resilver event, which completed at 08:49:48 The vdev state changed event occurred at 08:49:34 That all …

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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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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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Booting off the new 5TB drives

This is about FreeBSD 11.1 on my knew server. I recently replaced the 3TB drives with 5TB drives. Along the way, it didn’t boot, the swap was adjusted, I got concerned about power, and there was a brief CAM status: SCSI Status Error scare. Then today, the planned reboot, I started asking questions on Reddit …

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