FreeBSD on IDE Flash disk drive
nejc at skoberne.net
Mon Mar 12 07:29:42 UTC 2007
> I am booting from a 512MB CF card, and run /var and /tmp from a RAM drive.
> Upon startup, the CF card /var and /tmp dir. are copied into the ram drives,
> the rest is Read Only. When it shuts down (not very often), the ram drive
> contents are copied back to the CF card. You could backup the ram drive to
> CF more frequently if required. I run off of 12V battery, so power failures
> don't affect me all that much. You could monitor the Battery/UPS for power
> failure conditions if needed etc. Running FreeBSD 6.0.
Cool! Is there a "proper" way of copying from/to /var and /tmp at boot and at
shutdown or did you make the scripts on your own?
So far, my boxie has be running flawlessly, I have also hard-rebooted it during
a file copy and everything was OK with the filesystem. However, I put in two
flash drives and made a gmirror out of them for redundancy.
Today I am putting it to a remote location and I hope everything will run there
Thanks to all,
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