pathiaki2 at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 24 04:03:33 UTC 2017
There is a ton of how to do this on FreeBSD.
Read the man pages on zpool and zfs... read the Wikis... read the
Never assume that the data will be there.... BACK IT UP! :-)
You may try:
tar cpf . - | xz > /usr/home.tar.xz
see if it fits... if you have a 32 GB USB... real easy... put it on the
After it's backed up, you'll need to modify the /etc/fstab to comment
that partition out.
Create a zpool with:
zpool create name (might use home) /dev/ada0s1f
It will create an internal mount point and it will automatically mount it.
If you were to use 'home' as the pool name, it will attempt to mount it
on /home .
You're changing the format of the storage from UFS to ZFS.... not the
Anyhow, zfs is enabled on zpool once you start. Restore the data to the
You should be fine.
PS - I may have missed something and someone will point it out. Please,
please, please read all of the above. ZFS is amazing.... I want to have
On 10/23/2017 10:59 PM, DTD wrote:
> I have a test system disk is as follows
> Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
> /dev/ada0s1a 2.9G 655M 2.0G 24% /
> devfs 1.0K 1.0K 0B 100% /dev
> /dev/ada0s1d 9.7G 2.3G 6.6G 26% /var
> /dev/ada0s1e 19G 4.5G 13G 25% /usr
> /dev/ada0s1f 415G 27G 354G 7% /home
> I would like to add zfs and define a pool to be /dev/ada0s1f.
> Possible? It seems if I allow root ssh (no console/monitor/keyboard),
> edit fstab to remove /dev/ada0s1f and reboot the following might work:
> zpool create zdata /dev/ada0s1f
> and that would hopefully leave the data there. Or does partition need
> to be empty? The goal here is just to make something with a minimum of
> change I can use to test and learn on.
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