On Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 1:04 AM, Rainer Duffner <rai...@ultra-secure.de>wrote:

> Am 10.04.2014 um 00:02 schrieb Matthew Seaman <matt...@freebsd.org>:
> > On 09/04/2014 22:52, Rainer Duffner wrote:
> >> And no, as the server is in a remote datacenter, an USB-stick is not an
> option.
> >>
> >> It's slow enough booting via a virtual USB-image over iLO...
> >
> > Uh... it only has to read the kernel+modules from the USB stick one time
> > while booting.  Otherwise, there really shouldn't be any IO inside /boot
> > unless you login and do stuff in that directory manually.  Your root
> > filesystem would be on the normal hard drives.
> >
> > Anyhow the question is moot, since you don't have the same problem I did.
> >
> >> No, it's actually just a single RAID6-0 disk created by the P410i...
> >
> > If you're going to use the RAID controller to generate a virtual drive,
> > do you really need to use ZFS on top of that?   Couldn't you partition
> > your virtual drive and put / onto a small UFS partition and then make a
> > zpool on the rest?
> I don't want to sacrifice two disks for a RAID1 boot-disk.
> Normally, I would actually do that, but in this case, the server is a
> MySQL-slave to a master that has 12 disks -  and should the master die,
> this system has to take over its work.
> You never specified exactly how it fails. But I'll take a guess:

*Attempting Boot From Hard Drive (C:)*

*gptzfsboot: error 1 lba 32*

*gptzfsboot: error 1 lba 1*

*g**ptzfsboot: No ZFS pools located, can't boot*

A workaround is

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