Installing FreeBSD on size limited ZFS partition

Julien Cigar julien at
Wed Dec 14 15:50:51 UTC 2016

On Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 10:27:39AM -0500, Mike Tancsa wrote:
> I have a couple of servers I want to put back to back on HAST with ZFS.
> However, I am stuck at how the best way to do this at install time.
> Normally, when you choose ZFS at install time, it uses the entire disk
> by creating the boot partition(p0), swap(p1) and freebsd-zfs (p3).  I
> want to be able to control the size of partition 3 so that its NOT the
> entire disk, so that I leave enough space on the disk to later create a
> second ZFS pool that I can then configure HAST for.
> What is the best way to do this ?

I have something like this here and did more or less the following:

Also, you should not use HAST with ZFS

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