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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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bectl details

This is just a placeholder for me to find this later. I was cleaning up some old snapshots. I’m not sure I should have removed those snapshots and I’m saving this here for next time I use bectl. [dan@slocum:~] $ grep -v autosnap ~/tmp/snapshots/snapshots zroot/bootenv/default@2020-01-11-18:16:51 zroot/bootenv/default/tmp@2020-01-11-18:16:51 zroot/bootenv/default/usr@2020-01-11-18:16:51 zroot/bootenv/default/usr/local@2020-01-11-18:16:51 zroot/bootenv/default/usr/obj@2020-01-11-18:16:51 zroot/bootenv/default/usr/src@2020-01-11-18:16:51 zroot/bootenv/default/var@2020-01-11-18:16:51 zroot/bootenv/default/var/audit@2020-01-11-18:16:51 zroot/bootenv/default/var/empty@2020-01-11-18:16:51 zroot/bootenv/default/var/log@2020-01-11-18:16:51 zroot/bootenv/default/var/tmp@2020-01-11-18:16:51 …

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Upgrading to FreeBSD 12.0 from FreeBSD 11.2 using beadm and freebsd-update

Today I will upgrade knew from FreeBSD 11.2 to FreeBSD 12.0. It so happens that this is my last server at home which is still running 11.2, but I do have another server still on 11.2, but that one is at NYI. This post isn’t so much about beadm or about freebsd-update. I have written …

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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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Upgrading from FreeBSD 10.3 to 11.1 via freebsd-update and beadm

Yesterday I modified a server from booting off a raidz2 array, to booting off a newly created zpool. Why? Because HBAs are a pain to boot off. Instead, this server is now booting off a ZFS mirror of two SSDs, both of which are directly attached to the M/B. Today, I am upgrading this server …

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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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Moving from zroot from one zpool to another

Please also see Moving boot from one zpool to another and Adding a zroot pool to an existing system. On my 20x HDD system at home (also known as knew), I am having a recurring problem with booting. This is also the same system mentioned in my FreeBSD Forums thread about some CAM errors. Side …

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varm

World, please meet varm, the newest addition to my home lab. Some of the hardware has been described in an earlier blog post and not all of the hardware has been installed. But for the record:

Upgrading from FreeBSD 9.3 to FreeBSD 10.1 using beadm and freebsd-update

In this post, I will use boot environments to upgrade an existing FreeBSD 9.3 to FreeBSD 10.1, and I will do this from within a chroot. Why? Because I can. You might want to read about my previous attempt and one or two, actually three, things I did to get ready for this. In the …

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system/bootenv/default/var does not contain /var

Much like the system/bootenv/default/usr does not contain /usr issue I recently wrote about, I found the same issue with system/bootenv/default/var For this post, I have booted my FreeBSD 9.3 system from mfsBSD thumb drive. I will import the pool, but not mount it. # zpool import -N system I mounted the filesystem in question, and …

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