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Date:      Wed, 27 May 2015 18:20:40 +0100
From:      Steve Burton <>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD 10.1 + ZFS
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On 27/05/2015 13:26, Ricky G wrote:
> This guide is good and will get you most of the way there. There are a few things missing however, zpool set bootfs needs to be set. Also if you decide on encryption you may need to set vfs.root.mountfrom in loader.conf and add zpool import zboot to your rc.local because it wont automatically import the boot pool.
>> Erasing the entire contents is NOT an option. There are going to be two> other operations systems installed on the boxen.> And only works on whole disks.> > I want an ZFS Raid-Z2 setup.> > ...>> There must be a way to install directly to ZFS....Is it really that hard?
> To me, it sounds like you dont understand how ZFS works and you should do some research. If you plan on doing a raid-z2 I assume you plan to use at least 3 disks. You want to keep your old partitions so using zfs on that disk doesn't seem ideal. 		 	   		
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This is a good point, I don't understand ZFS. Is there a good book 
(O'Reilly?) on it? Up to FreeBSD being released I'd considered ZFS as 
'under development" and suddenly, with V10.0, there is was!
I really need to know more that is both general and FreeBSD specific on 
this subject.

Recommendations, anyone? (I have the Handbook, of course)


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