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Date:      Wed, 14 Dec 2016 16:36:13 +0100
From:      Julien Cigar <julien@perdition.city>
To:        Mike Tancsa <mike@sentex.net>
Cc:        freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Installing FreeBSD on size limited ZFS partition
Message-ID:  <20161214153613.GY2353@mordor.lan>
In-Reply-To: <1bc50da5-d92e-a06d-ddbb-d95b23ffdc24@sentex.net>
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On Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 10:27:39AM -0500, Mike Tancsa wrote:
> I have a couple of servers I want to put back to back on HAST with ZFS.
> However, I am stuck at how the best way to do this at install time.
> Normally, when you choose ZFS at install time, it uses the entire disk
> by creating the boot partition(p0), swap(p1) and freebsd-zfs (p3).  I
> want to be able to control the size of partition 3 so that its NOT the
> entire disk, so that I leave enough space on the disk to later create a
> second ZFS pool that I can then configure HAST for.
> What is the best way to do this ?

I have something like this here and did more or less the following:
https://blog.grem.de/sysadmin/Shrinking-ZFS-Pool-2014-05-29-21-00.html

Also, you should not use HAST with ZFS

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