[rescue] OS for ZFS?

Cory Smelosky 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  
>> ZFS
>> mirrored pair and a 4 disk raidz, along with lightly used Postgres  
>> and
>> 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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