FreeBSD 10.1 + ZFS
baho-utot at columbus.rr.com
Wed May 27 21:15:41 UTC 2015
On 05/27/15 16:42, Jon Radel wrote:
> On 5/27/15 3:27 PM, Baho Utot wrote:
>> I do understand how ZFS works I am using it (ZFS RAID-Z1) on three
>> boxen but not as the root file system.
>> You cannot do RAID-Z2 with three drives only as RAID-Z2 has two
>> parity drives
> You either contradict yourself or you have a shaky understanding of
> the word "cannot". Not recommended, quite possibly not the best way
> to use 3 disks, sure.... Cannot, well, not so much.
Ok tell me how you have two parity drives with using only three drives.
It can not be done.
> Personally, I think this discussion might have gotten off to a much
> better start if you'd started out by telling us that you couldn't use
> the installer because you weren't in a position to use your entire
> disks; all of which is entirely absent in your initial mail.
I was very clear what I wanted to do.
From my first post:
I have found wiki.freebsd.org/RootOnZFS/UFSBoot.
I think it is out of date as it is using fixit.
I am looking for something that I can use that drops to manually
partitioning during the install.
How to install FreeBSD 10.1 to a zfs filesystem dropping to manual
partitioning, whether to a single drive with or with out using the
entire drive is not material.
> Several people have now given you links to various cookbooks for doing
> what I understand you want to do, or more precisely, as close as
> anything published is likely to be to meeting your exact needs. Pick
> one and see how it goes. I'd suggest really good backups first.
> --Jon Radel
> jon at radel.com
The links supplied (two)
1. was a link to the handbook using auto partitioning, doesn't
answer the question in any way
2. a hack not using the installer, doesn't answer the question
in any way
Looks like I am on my own
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