This is the Dell R730 host known as r730-03. It replaces an earlier post. This new post was created because I added two more 12T drives. gpart zpool list zpool status File systems dmesg sesutil show jls
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
Yesterday, I changed CPUs in my main server. That server builds packages, is the database server for dev, test, and stage freshports, amongst other things. It is a generalized server. In this post: FreeBSD 14.0 powerdxx-0.4.4_1 Dell R730 2x E5-2699 v3 CPUs As folks started reading my tweets, crest pointed out that powerd++ may help.
On Sunday, I replaced the CPUs in r730-01 with something quite a bit more powerful. I have been thinking about doing this since before this September blog post: Can I really swap CPU and RAM between my Dell R730 servers? The answer was: Yes, I can. See also the next post: Using powerd++ to reduce
Today, I’m ready to adding two recently obtained 12T spinning disks to r730-03. This host is the work-horse which houses all the main backups and database regression testing. It also hosts my newly-created but not yet-functional graylog jail. I will be following a previous post about adding drives because I don’t want to remember these
This post has been replaced by a newer post. For reference, the previous post on this server is still available. Today, the host was updated to FreeBSD 14.0, from FreeBSD 13.2. This is my primary developer server in my basement. gpart zpool list zpool status zfs list dmesg sesutil show jls
Yesterday I did some scavenging of some servers which I’m going to dispose of. I managed to put together 4 x 1TB storage devices: 2 x NVMe sticks and 2 x SSDs. I also pulled a riser card from an R730 and relocated it to another host. The NVMe sticks are mounted on these PCIe
FYI: This server has since gone to a new home. After powering off the server about 8 months ago, I took the first steps to selling it. I opened it up and took out 2x NVMe sticks (1TB each, ZFS mirrored, giving a 930G zpool) INTEL fiber NIC (Intel X540-AT2) I’ll be keeping those items.