[announce] NYCBUG Tonight: Yarema on ZFS
announce at lists.nycbug.org
Wed Apr 2 10:47:14 EDT 2008
April 02, 2008, Wednesday
ZFS on FreeBSD
6:30pm, Suspenders Restaurant
ZFS — the breakthrough file system in FreeBSD 7 (ported from Sun's
Solaris 10 Operating System) delivers virtually unlimited capacity,
provable data integrity, and near-zero administration. However
FreeBSD's sysinstall(8) does not yet support installing the system onto
anything more exotic than a commonly used UFS partition scheme.
Furthermore, FreeBSD`s boot loader(8) cannot yet load the kernel and
modules from ZFS.
This meeting will cover installing FreeBSD 7.0 on ZFS as the root
filesystem with a boot partition on a GEOM gmirror. Attendees are
encouraged to read, download and try the zfsboot scripts at
http://yds.CoolRat.org/zfsboot.shtml. The rational behind the zfsboot
script will be demystified and an install will be demonstrated. Anyone
who brings a (minimum 1 Gig) USB thumb drive can go home with a bootable
"root on ZFS" installer. Anyone who brings a hard drive can go home
with FreeBSD installed on a ZFS root.
Yarema has been a FreeBSD administrator for more than a decade. A
contributor to the FreeBSD ports collection. Likes to mouth off about
his latest exploits with the OS only to be rewarded by getting
"volunteered" to do a lecture at an upcoming NYC*BUG meeting.
Ike will not be speaking due to a work conflict.
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