Installing to RAIDZ1

Baho Utot baho-utot at
Sat Nov 12 19:15:12 UTC 2016

On 11/12/16 12:36, Dean E. Weimer wrote:
> On 2016-11-12 10:52 am, Baho Utot wrote:
>> I want to reinstall my desktop system using a raidz-1 filesystem using
>> the current installation image for usb drive.   Reading the handbook I
>> find that bsdinstall will not do the installation I want.  I am using
>> 4 1TB drives and I want to partition to 800GB and install the raidz
>> there.  Can I create a raidz storage pool manually and then use
>> bsdinstall or will I have to manually install freebsd not using
>> bsdinstall?
>> How do I do this?
> I have a set of instructions I wrote for a manual install on ZFS root 
> with a mirror, these can easily be modified to use a raidz partition 
> instead. My home server that is hosting this website is actually 
> running a raidz on 4 1TB drives. The instructions below setup a 
> gmirror for swap in addition to the zfs mirror, when I did the raidz 
> setup I used two separate gmirror swap partitions so that I have swap 
> spread out over all 4 disks and it will still survive a disk failure. 
> Granted I don't think my server has actually ever needed to use the 
> swap space so I can't be sure it wont grind to a crawl if it hits it.
> Fair warning I haven't actually read through these in a while, I wrote 
> them back in 9.x days, I did modify them when it was no longer 
> necessary to specify the boot data set in the loader.conf. I basically 
> just install from memory, when needed.

I'll have a look at them

thank you

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