Lorenzo Perone wrote: > > Hello to all, > > Having licked blood now, and read the news from Kip Macy about > >> - zfs boot for all types now works > > > I was wondering if anyone has some updated tutorial on how to achieve a > zfs-only bootable FreeBSD with a mirrored zpool.
My own howto and script to do the stuff automated: http://outpost.h3q.com/patches/manageBE/create-FreeBSD-ZFS-bootfs.txt But beware, it is meant to use with http://anonsvn.h3q.com/projects/freebsd-patches/wiki/manageBE afterwards. But the steps are the same. > Searching around I found this tutorial on how to set up a ZFS bootable > system, which is mostly straightforward: > > http://blogs.freebsdish.org/lulf/2008/12/16/setting-up-a-zfs-only-system/ > > However it leaves a few questions open... How am I supposed to make a > zfs mirror out of it? Suppose I have ad4 and ad6, should I repeat the > exact same gpart-steps for both ad4 and ad6, and then make a zpool > create data mirror ad4p3 ad6p3? Exactly. > How about swap? I suppose it will be on > one of the disks? I keep swap in a seperate partition. You could either use two swap partition, each on one disk or use gmirror to mirror a single swap partition to be safe from disk crash. > And what if I start with one disk and add the second > one later with zpool attach? This will work. Just do the same gpart commands on the second disk and use zpool attach. greetings, philipp _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-stable To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-stable-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"