OpenZFS from ports

Arthur Chance freebsd at
Sat Apr 3 13:48:47 UTC 2021

On 03/04/2021 10:10, Andrea Venturoli wrote:
> Hello.
> In the next few days I'm going to convert a 11.4 system from UFS +
> In the past I would have created two sets of partitions, one for a zpool
> and one for a zpool/GELI.
> Of course this would be a limitation since the partition sizes are fixed
> forever.
> I hear OpenZFS has native encryption, but I'm not prepared to move to 13
> yet, so I'm evaulating upgrading to 12.2 and using OpenZFS from ports.
> Is this possible? Stable? Discouraged?
> Anything to watch for?
> Any disadvantage over GELI?
> My (not definitive) plan would be:
> _ move everything to ZFS first (this would be to a new set of HDs, so I
> could keep the old ones as backup), losing encryption;
> _ upgrade to 12.2;
> _ switch to OpenZFS;
> _ create a new encrypted dataset and move there the data that should be
> encrypted.
> Any better hint?

How about ZFS on top of GELI encrypted disks?

> I know kernel modules should be built locally, but I normally build with
> poudriere and never had any trouble.
> Would this work for sysutils/openzfs-kmod?

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