Patrick Marchand <> wrote:

> Hello,
> On 11/15, Predrag Punosevac wrote:
> > Patrick Marchand wrote:
> > > I'll be playing around with DragonflyBSD Hammer2 (and multiple offsite
> > > backups) for a home NAS over the next few weeks. I'll probably do a
> > > presentation about the experience at the Montreal BSD user group
> > > afterwards. It does not require as many ressources as ZFS or BTRFS,
> > > but offers many similar features.
> > >
> >
> > Been there, done that!
> Cool ! I might ping you off-list with questions when I get to it.

Any time. Either this private email or at my work
I wish I was a bit closer to Montreal to come to your monthly meeting. I
love Quebec and Montreal in particular. 

> > H2 lacks built in backup mechanism. I was hoping that H2 will get some
> > kind "hammer mirror-copy" of H1, or "zfs send/receive". My server is
> > still on H1 and I really enjoy being able to continuously back it up.
> > That's the only thing I am missing in H2. On the positive note H2 did
> > get support for boot environment manager last year.
> >
> >
> >
> > Also DF jails are stuck in 2004 or something like that. I like their
> > NFSv3.
> I'm not planning on using jails much, instead I'll be using the
> DFly NFS with OpenBSD to experiment with virtualization.

I am not sure that I am following. How is DF NFS server related to
OpenBSD (if I understand correctly) virtualization. Are you trying to
store OpenBSD vmm images on the NFS share exported from a DF server?
That is a really, really bad idea.

> > DragonFly which gets it software RAID discipline through old
> > unmaintained FreeBSD natacontrol utility. Hardware RAID cards are not
> > frequently tested and community seems to be keen on treating DF as a
> > desktop OS rather than a storage workhorse. Having said that HDD are
> > cheap this days and home users probably don't need anything bigger than
> > a 12TB mirror.
> I dont store much anyways, so I'll see as I go.

12 TB is the sweet spot when it comes GB/dollar for platter HDDs. 


> Regards

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