Zfs

Discovering SmartOS as a Home Hypervisor

       1811 words, 9 minutes

Doing some tidying in my network, computers and VPS collection, I went looking for a piece of software that could be used : at home, as a file server, a backup server and a VM lab. at colloc, as an hypervisor. I (re)discovered SmartOS and decided to look at how it would fit or not. I keep my notes here.

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FreeBSD encrypted ZFS root in Vultr hosting

       185 words, 1 minutes

During some rclone thoughts and tries, I had to build a FreeBSD VM in the Cloud. Because I got a trial coupon from Vultr, I tried building a VM there. And because I come from OpenBSD, I looked a encrypting the FreeBSD root file-system. Here’s how I did it.

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FreeNAS on QNAP TS-453mini

       283 words, 2 minutes

It’s been a couple of weeks since I received my QNAP TS-453mini, aimed to replace Synology DS403slim. After looking at QTS, I went to check various OSes to run it. Mostly because QTS looks too fat to me. Mainly because I want ZFS storage. Probably┬ábecause I’m a BSD guy. At last, I decided to run FreeNAS on it.

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Quick ZFS note on NetBSD 7.0

       369 words, 2 minutes

I was thinking of building a ZFS NAS with NetBSD 7.0.

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FreeBSD 9 booting from a 3 disks ZFS

       857 words, 5 minutes

I already managed to boot FreeBSD from ZFS ; a single disk ZFS pool. Now, let’s see how to boot FreeBSD-9-RELEASE from a ZFS pool made of 3 disks using RAIDZ configuration. I used the FreeBSD-9.0-RELEASE-amd64-dvd1.iso CD-ROM image.

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