[rescue] OS for ZFS?
b4 at gewt.net
Sun Mar 31 21:20:59 CDT 2013
On 31 Mar 2013, at 21:35, Scott Newell wrote:
> At 09:36 AM 3/31/2013, Joshua Boyd wrote:
>> People say that 4gb is minimum, but I've never had trouble with using
>> less. I've gone as low as 1.25gigs without trouble, hosting both a
>> mirrored pair and a 4 disk raidz, along with lightly used Postgres
>> MySQL. A few years ago, 1 gig was recommended as minimum with 2 gigs
>> being a pretty good amount for a moderate workgroup. I don't really
>> think that has changed.
> I went with the U60: 2*300 MHz CPUs, 2*72 GB 15k drives, and 2 GB of
> ram. I fought the FreeBSD-9.1-release installer for far too long
> (it could not find a kernel), so I ended up on 8.3-release (which
> did install).
IMO 8.3 is a better release anyway. ;)
> It looks like my zfs pool will be a mirror of a ~50 GB slice of the
> boot drive and the entire second drive, which seems strange.
> Googling around a bit, I wonder...maybe I could set up a small ufs
> boot partition and have the root filesystem zfs?
You might be able to with a bit of a hack. You would need to modify
initscripts I think and then jump to the secondary rootfs.
> Anyway, thanks for the advice!
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