ZFS

Replacing a failing drive in a ZFS zpool

In this post I will replace a working, but suspect, drive with another drive. No down time. The server is knew. In this post: FreeBSD 12.2 ZFS TOSHIBA MD04ACA500 5TB drive – the suspect drive: da17 TOSHIBA HDWE150 5TB drive – the replacement: da22 None of these drives are under warranty What drives are in …

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smartctl output TOSHIBA MD04ACA500 653AK2MXFS9A

It is time to replace /dev/da17 in knew. The replacement drive is also documented. The replacement procedure has also been documented. An upcoming blog post will document the replacement. I’m seeing these messages: Dec 12 09:23:03 knew smartd[2124]: Device: /dev/da17 [SAT], 40 Currently unreadable (pending) sectors Dec 12 09:53:04 knew syslogd: last message repeated 1 …

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Duplicating a zpool

I have these boot drives, I want to copy them to another. They both happen to be zroot and bootable. I booted from mfsBSD and imported both new and old zroot, using the pool ID shown by zpool import -N. root@mfsbsd:~ # zpool import -N pool: data01 id: 2668514456528412656 state: ONLINE action: The pool can …

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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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Changing from one dataset to another within a FreeBSD [iocage] jail

ZFS has a the ability to share itself within a jail. That gives the jail some autonomy, and I like that. I’ve written briefly about that, specifically for iocage. More recently, I started using a zfs snapshot for caching clearing. The purpose of this post is to document the existing configuration of the production FreshPorts …

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Renaming and replacing zroot filesystems using mfsBSD

I am replacing one zroot with another because of missing binaries and suspect layout. The existing zroot is an old system predating current zroot layouts. This work is being performed on a test system (that link is not safe for young eyes). In this post: FreeBSD 12.1 mfsBSD 12.1 The failed attempt I tried once, …

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using zfs rollback for cache clearing

I’m in the final stages of the FreshPorts packages project. One of the last tasks is clearing the packages cache from disk when new package information is loaded into the database. See also: Clearing the packages cache ZFS when you’re not doing ZFS Several of the configuration items have been learned from putting my poudriere …

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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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knew

For future reference, this is the knew server … oh wait, I think it’s this server which is was mounted in the 4U chassis mentioned in this post. It runs a few jails, including Bacula regression testing services. It is now mounted in a SuperChassis 846E16-R1200B This is the previous post for this system configuration. …

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