Re: Building ZFS disk images

From: Alan Somers <>
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2021 07:53:48 -0500
I don't know of any way to do it using the official release scripts either.
One problem is that every ZFS pool and file system is supposed to have a
unique GUID.  So any kind of ZFS release builder would need to re-guid the
pool on first boot.

On Thu, Aug 5, 2021, 6:41 AM David Chisnall <> wrote:

> Hi,
> Does anyone know how to build ZFS disk images from any existing tooling?
> I haven't used UFS for over a decade now and the official cloud images
> are all UFS, so I end up doing an install from the CD ISO into Hyper-V
> locally and then exporting the VHD, but that can't be the most efficient
> way of getting a FreeBSD VHD with ZFS.
> I haven't been able to find any documentation and reading the release
> scripts they seem to hard-code UFS.
> David
Received on Thu Aug 05 2021 - 12:53:48 UTC

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