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Date:      Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:45:14 -0500 (CDT)
From:      "Valeri Galtsev" <>
Subject:   Re: Undo GELI
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On Tue, April 25, 2017 12:01 pm, James B. Byrne via freebsd-questions wrote:
> In my frustration with getting FreeBSD installed on it I forgot where
> this device was going to be placed and selected encryption for the
> entire ZFS install.  I now realise that simply is not going to work.
> Having already extensively configured the unit I am wondering if there
> is some way to undo this or if I am faced with a complete reinstall.

If no one suggests anything elegant you can just boot off live DVD, mount
filesystems you currently have, rsync them elsewhere, re-create
filesystems, ,mount them, rsync everything back, restore boot. (I did it
that way - for different reason).

Good luck!


Valeri Galtsev
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247

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