Nov 252019
 

I rebooted knew yesterday for upgrades. When it came back, the main storage zpool was degraded: Is the drive alive? The drive is not listed at all in /var/run/dmesg.boot. I keep a list of the expected drives in /etc/periodic.conf, for use by a Nagios check: [dan@knew:~] $ /usr/sbin/sysrc -nf /etc/periodic.conf daily_status_smart_devices /dev/da22 /dev/da21 /dev/da20 /dev/da19 […]

Nov 252019
 
Creating a drive-bay map

When the time comes to replace a drive, it is very nice to know which drives is missing. I created this drive map to help me figure out which drive disappeared. I created this drive-bay map using a combination of: zpool status sesutil map lsblk camcontrol /var/run/dmesg.boot I have not included /var/run/dmesg.boot here. If you […]

Nov 132019
 

For reference, the previous post on this server is still available. This server was upgraded on Feb 2 2019. Only the storage persisted. Everything else was upgraded. The hardware M/B – Supermicro X9DRE-TF+ RAM – 128GB composed of 8x 16GB DDR3 1600Mhz 21300 ECC/REG CPU – 2x E5-2620v2 – Intel Six Core 2.10Ghz Xeon 15MB […]

Nov 082019
 

This replaces a previous post. I’ve been given a Dell PowerEdge 720. It contains 6 x 400GB SAS SSDs – data01 zpool 2 x 100GB SAS SSDs – unused – I think this is da0 and da1 2 x 80GB SATA SSDs – zroot xpool 4 x 500GB SATA SSDs – tank_fast zpool 1 x […]

Nov 062019
 
Migrating a Dell TL4000 to a new FreeBSD server and attaching it to a jail

I recently migrated a bunch of jails from one server to another. Today I attached the Dell TL4000 tape library. A jail on this server copied Bacula backups from disk to tape. In this post: FreeBSD 12.0 Bacula 9.4.3 Dell R720 Investigation As anticipated, I needed to update the server configuration to cope with changed […]

Oct 292019
 

I’ve been getting these messages in /var/log/messages on slocum for as long as I can remember. Today I found out why those errors are occurring. They are logged on the FreeBSD jail host for a Nagios instance I run. Nagios runs in a jail on that host. I’ve just been ignoring the messages, but today […]

Oct 262019
 

Well, this isn’t very nice. Oct 26 20:18:23 r720-01 kernel: mps0: Controller reported scsi ioc terminated tgt 20 SMID 334 loginfo 31120303 Oct 26 20:18:23 r720-01 kernel: mps0: Controller reported scsi ioc terminated tgt 20 SMID 394 loginfo 31120303 Oct 26 20:18:23 r720-01 kernel: mps0: Controller reported scsi ioc terminated tgt 20 SMID 259 loginfo […]