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ZFS on FreeBSD, Ike & Yarema
Ike & Yarema will tag-team this meeting.
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.About the speaker:
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 has been orbiting NYCBUG since the beginning. Not only does he not think within the box, he doesn`t even know there *is* a box. He used to give talks on jail(8) in New York, but since he`s been banned from it, he is forced to do them for other unsuspecting BSD users at conferences like AsiaBSDCon.