HOWTO: FreeBSD ZFS Madness (Boot Environments)

Bryan Drewery bryan at
Fri May 4 23:40:47 UTC 2012

On 5/4/2012 5:10 PM, Randal L. Schwartz wrote:
>>>>>> "Randal" == Randal L Schwartz <merlyn at> writes:
> Randal> Oh wait, it looks like zroot is still holding 1.04G of data... will
> Randal> that ever go away?  Shouldn't all the data be in the /ROOT/xxx
> Randal> items?
> And worse, the things from the readme don't work:
> locohost# ./beadm create upgrade
> cannot create 'zroot/ROOT/upgrade': invalid property ''
> cannot open 'zroot/ROOT/upgrade': dataset does not exist
> Created successfully
> So, no joy on this yet.
> This is FreeBSD 8.2.

Those errors will be fixed in the next release, out in the next day or so.

Still testing it.

If you want to help test, it's out on vermaden's github right now.

An updated port will be available soon as well.

Bryan Drewery

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