iSCSI Backing store

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Thu Feb 20 23:05:57 UTC 2014

In the last episode (Feb 20), Steve Burton said:
> On 20/02/2014 20:45, Dan Nelson wrote:
> > In the last episode (Feb 20), Steve Burton said:
> >> I'm trying to familiarize myself with the iSCSI implementation in
> >> FreeBSD 10 REL.  I have made a target containing two LUNs which are
> >> backed by two files on my test server (redundant PC).  This all worked
> >> well though it took ages to make the files using dd.
> >>
> >> My second question relates to making iSCSI LUNs using a disk volume.  I
> >> have a second (empty) hard drive.  Is it possible to just use the disk
> >> as backing store for iSCSI?
> >
> > I don't see why not.
> I didn't see why not either but so far I can't see how :)

You haven't said what error message you are getting when you specify a raw
device, though...  "path /dev/ada1", for example.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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