Raspberry Pi 2B and SSD drive
Per olof Ljungmark
peo at nethead.se
Sun Jun 17 18:55:51 UTC 2018
Quoting bob prohaska <fbsd at www.zefox.net>:
> On Sun, Jun 17, 2018 at 03:21:33PM +0200, Per olof Ljungmark wrote:
>> FBSD 11.2-RC1
>> How can I make good use of a USB SSD drive connected to the Pi?
> It might help if you indicated what constitutes "good use" 8-)
As just stated, a light duty smtp-server, and I need better
reliability, not speed, than what a SD card usually offers.
>> For instance, can I start from the SD card and then hand over everything
>> to the SSD drive? From googling it does look like it is possible.
> Going out on a limb here, but I don't think it'll make much difference.
> Personally I like to leave root on microSD and keep /usr, /var, /tmp
> and swap on USB flash. Far as I know USB is the only mass storage
> connection interface, so that bottleneck is unavoidable.
> Having the booting bits separate from the scribbling bits offers a little
> protection against a totally unbootable system in case of user error or
> other mishap. It's still necessary to make provision for a serial console,
> since last I checked one can't talk to single user via USB keyboard.
Makes sense of course.
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