Disappearing files in FreeBSD 13.0-R2

Waitman Gobble gobble.wa at gmail.com
Mon Mar 15 21:39:15 UTC 2021


On Mon, Mar 15, 2021 at 5:12 PM David Christensen
<dpchrist at holgerdanske.com> wrote:
>
> On 3/15/21 1:28 PM, Waitman Gobble wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 15, 2021 at 2:12 PM Shamim Shahriar
> > <shamim.shahriar at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> On Mon, 15 Mar 2021, 15:35 Waitman Gobble, <gobble.wa at gmail.com> wrote
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> So in summary, for some reason there was a /home directory. and if you
> >>> create a pool named "home" it does magic stuff like it knows it's
> >>> supposed to be home i guess. If /home is a directory then it acts
> >>> crazy. Deleting /home makes it sane again.
> >>>
> >>
> >> It is not magic. Any newly created pool, unless otherwise instructed, mounts the initial dataset to /<poolName>
> >>
> >> So, zpool create xyz creates /xyz and mounts the initial dataset there.
> >>
> >> Hope that helps.
> >
> >
> > I agree, it's not magic. Somehow I messed something up and it is
> > fixed. It seemed to be behaving strangely.
>
>
> I'm glad it worked out.  :-)
>
>
> The Oracle online ZFS documents are good, but you have to bear in mind
> that Solaris and ZFS are not FreeBSD and OpenZFS:
>
>         https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E26505_01/pdf/E37384.pdf
>
>         https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E26502_01/html/E29007/docinfo.html#scrolltoc
>
>
> Michael W. Lucas writes really good books.  I have many of his titles,
> including:
>
>         https://mwl.io/nonfiction/os#af3e
>
>         https://mwl.io/nonfiction/os#fmzfs
>
>         https://mwl.io/nonfiction/os#fmaz
>
>
> David
> _______________________________________________


Thanks. I know I bought the Absolute FreeBSD but maybe a previous
edition, it's been some years. Looks like there is a ZFS specific book
I should get.


-- 
Waitman Gobble


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