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ZFS: How can I stop a zpool replace that's currently in progress?

A few days ago, I noticed that the ZFS pool on my home server had started reslivering a disk by itself but was no longer making any progress. The disk had some SMART errors (but did not consider ...
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ZFS shows pool state FAULTED, but all devices are ONLINE; how can I recover my data?

Our 100TB NAS based on FreeNAS 8 was unexpectedly powered off due to power failure. After turning it on back, 100TB zpool "projects" was unmounted with state "FAULTED". I've tried zpool import -fFX, ...
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How to install CMake on FreeBSD without Sphinx

CMake recently (September 2014 I guess) started to depend on py27-Sphinx port for its documentation. I actually don't use python on my server, but CMake builds and installs it and its 9 other ...
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Supress FreeBSD “link down: cable prοblem?” messages

I have a FreeBSD lab machine that is regularly connected and disconnected from the network, sometimes to borrow the port temporarily for another machine and other times to test the ability of certain ...
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Moving files off volume and then back on while preserving all attributes?

I have a situation where I'm testing a new filesystem that has an issue with some metadata. All of the files are intact, however I ultimately have to effectively move every single file off to another ...
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Multicast routing across two subnets with FreeBSD 9 (Bonjour between subnets)?

I have a FreeBSD 9 router (a Soekris net6501) connected to the internet via a dsl modem (bridged), doing NAT for two internal subnets, 10.0.1.0/24 (LAN) and 10.0.2.0/24 (wifi net). There are routes ...
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Adding the IP Failover on FreeBSD

I've just bought a dedicated server in OVH.com and they are sending me some warnings in email that I haven't configured my IP Failover address correctly and they're going to block this failover within ...
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SATA Drive and RAID Controller Recommendation for FreeNAS [closed]

I'm looking to build a RAID Array for storage of media (Audio, Video), file server for both CIFS/NFS and as a repository for backups. Performance isn't a huge concern but reliability is as this is ...
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Checking whether disk is in sleep state (FreeNAS)

How to check whether disk is in sleep? I am doing some reports in background and, if disk is already sleeping, I would like to avoid waking it up. Which command can I use to check its status without ...
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MySQL high CPU usage on small website

I have a small website hosted on a dedicated server (FreeBSD 9.2, MySQL 5.6.1 and php 5.5.5). The problem is that MySQL eats a lot of cpu resources even if the website have a few visitors. The ...
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How does broadcasting work on a server with multiple IPs?

Say you have two dhcp servers, A and B. Server A has two IP addresses, 10.0.0.1 and 10.0.0.2. Server B has one IP address, 10.0.0.3. Server A has two instances of isc-dhcp running, one specifying a ...
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Migrate FreeBSD jail

I need to create a freebsd jail for web hosting, that will be frequently migrated between hosts. How feasible is it? Can I use domains instead of IPs? can I use wildcard IPs? I need this to ...
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Import Active Directory users into Unix/Linux/FreeBSD group

I need to have FreeBSD 8.2 RELEASE p9 (running FreeNAS) import or associate Active Directory users (or Security Group) with a Unix/FreeBSD group. This way I can use FreeBSD group(s) security on a ...
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How to use nginx PAM module?

I would like to use nginx PAM module to authenticate a site with existing users on a FreeBSD system. I tried to use pam_unix.so, but no luck. It's just not let me in with my usr/psw pair. :( nginx ...
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Building NanoBSD inside a jail

I'm trying to setup a jail to enable building a NanoBSD image. It's actually a jail on top of a NanoBSD install. The problem I have is that I'm unable to mount the md device in order to do the 'build ...
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Reducing ZFS stream size for offsite backup

NOTE: My understanding of this question has changed significantly since I first asked it (see Edit 2 below) but I've left the original version intact. We've put together an offsite backup system ...
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How to install newer port (PHP >5.1) on older release/world?

On my FreeBSD (home) server I have installed 6.2-RELEASE-p8. This "includes" PHP 5.1. I need to install PHP 5.2 now (because of a dependency, 5.3 would probably also work). Now my (newbie) question ...
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how to troubleshoot using rsyslog to output to a mysql database

Using FreeBSD 8.0 32 bit. I have installed rsyslogd 5.5.5 with ommysql. (installed ports /usr/ports/sysutils/rsyslog55 and /usr/ports/sysutils/rsyslog55-mysql) My rsyslog.conf file looks like: ...
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TCP/IP & throughput between FreeNAS (BSD) server & other LAN machines

I have got a question for someone that knows BSD a bit better than me that are in regards to my LAN setup at home/work here outside Chicago. I can't seem to fully optimize my network's (LAN) ...
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Unix nslcd login with sAMAccountName and/or userPrincipalName from Active Directory

I'm trying to setup authentication from Active Directory in FreeBSD 10.0 using nslcd (nss-pam-ldapd-sasl package) and would like to allow both sAMAccountName and userPrincipalName as valid login ...
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Multi homed firewall with ipnat

i am trying (without success) to configure a ipnat/ipf box under FreeBSD 8.2, here is the scenario: outside inside +----+ ADSL ...
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How to set up two-factor authentication with OTP on FreeBSD?

I have a FreeBSD server that I like to be able to get to from anywhere. Normally I use SSH publickey to log in, or if I don't have my SSH private key available then I might use regular password over ...
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“watching” a log on FreeBSD vs Linux

On Linux systems I can watch -n1 tail /var/log/whatever.log or watch -n1 grep somestuff /var/log/whatever.log To show updates to a log every 1 seconds. On FreeBSD however, the watch command does ...
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Changed root's shell to non-existing path

I just made a bit of a mistake: Fresh install of FreeBSD 8.2 logged in as root installed bash from ports created users, setting bash as shell vipw (edit passwd file) changed root's shell from ...
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Freebsd: How to change default shell?

The default shell in freebsd is SH and I really can't stand it: autocomplete is very limited, and rehash commands kill me. I feel like a one armed and one legged man... How can I change the shell ...
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running freebsd on linode

How do I setup a linode to run FreeBSD? There is an example for NetBSD and references to successful attempts at getting FreeBSD to run but no actual document I can find.
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Join multiple filesystems (on multiple computers) into one big volume

Scenario: Have 10 computers, each have 12x2TB HDDs (currently) in raidZ2 (10+2) configuration, so, in the each computer i have one approx. 20TB volume. Now, need those 10 separate computers ...
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What are main differences between Linux and FreeBSD system from sysadmin point of view? [closed]

What are main differences between Linux and FreeBSD system from sysadmin point of view ? What specifically and significantly differs Linux from BSD (memory/resources/users management, other ...
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What is the easiest way to upgrade my existing Perl 5.14 to Perl 5.16 on FreeBSD 9 using the ports system?

I use the ports system on FreeBSD. What is the easiest way to upgrade Perl using ports? I currently uninstall all of perl and it's dependencies. I'd think there would be a cool way to upgrade Perl and ...
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Determine the motherboard/chipset type on FreeBSD box

I need to know what chipset / motherboard type for a FreeBSD box. Is there a quick way to do that without ports ? Thanks
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How do I update PHP and all its modules on FreeBSD in one go?

Basically, I usually do something like this: # portsnap fetch # portsnap update # portmaster -L | grep -B1 "New version" ===>>> php5-5.2.11 ===>>> New version available: ...
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How do I non-interactively update FreeBSD system (and ports)?

Essentially, I am looking for a fully silent, non-interactive version of freebsd-update fetch freebsd-update install and portsnap fetch update
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ZFS over iSCSI high-availability solution

I am considering a ZFS/iSCSI based architecture for a HA/scale-out/shared-nothing database platform running on wimpy nodes of plain PC hardware and running FreeBSD 9. Will it work? What are possible ...
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Moving live files on a unix like system

On a recent job posting for a general Unix admin at a datacenter, a listed requirement was to move live files in a data center setting. What does this mean and how can one move live files?
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Installing FreeBSD remotely using Ubuntu LiveCD

I realised this is a very specific question, but I am wondering if there is a way to install FreeBSD on a machine using only SSH access to a Ubuntu LiveCD on the server?
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booting FreeBSD 9 from USB stick: boot error

I am trying to boot FreeBSD 9 from a USB stick that I created following the official guidelines: dd if=FreeBSD-9.0-RELEASE-i386-memstick.img of=/dev/da0 bs=64k Booting fails with a simple 'boot ...
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Apache DDoS Protection in router (pFsense) [duplicate]

I'm soon going to change my infrastructure when I buy a new server. I'm going to replace my D-Link DIR-655 router with an pFsense router (and probably use the 655 as an AP) using my old server ...
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“No space left on device” with FreeBSD

When I login with root, and run "mkdir test", the system says "No space left on device". But if I login with other user, it goes well. [/root]df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity ...
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Installing multiple php versions plus extensions on freebsd

I'm a currently learning how to work with freebsd. Lately I have been trying to run multiple php versions along with their respective packages. However, I seem to be running into issues while making ...
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Create a rule using shell in fresh pfSense installation to open up WAN access to WebConfigurator

I am in a situation where I require WAN access to be opened up to the WebConfigurator through pfSense because I do not have another node connected to the same network to access WebConfigurator from ...
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Free space on ZFS file system unexpectedly missing

Going to completely rephrase this question since it's still an outstanding production issue several months later. I have a FreeNAS 0.7.2 box, based on FreeBSD 7.3-RELEASE-p1, running ZFS with 4x1TB ...
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Max total files in a directory in FreeBSD 6 ufs?

Is there an upper limit to the total number of files stored in a single subdirectory in FreeBSD 6? The filesystem is ufs
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Mimicking Google's Persistent Disks — Is this a logical FreeBSD disaster recovery strategy?

I am looking into FreeBSD to provide a more comprehensive backup and disaster recovery strategy for database servers. Ideally I want to mimic what google is doing with "Persistent disks" ...
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FreeBSD 8.1 64bit logrotate - ELF interpreter /libexec/ld-elf-so.1 not found

I am trying to get logrotate running on a FreeBSD 8.1 virtual machine. I installed the logrotate with pkg_add, I have created the logrotate.config file and also run: mkdir /var/lib/ touch ...
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Automated installation of FreeBSD

I would like to automate the installation of FreeBSD 8.2 for a project I'm working on. I know the answer to every question in the standard installation, so even a script that just pushes keystrokes ...
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Crontab: Not executing properly

(OS is FreeBSD 8.1) Yesterday I added 2 lines to crontab as root: 0 7 * * * curl --silent http://username:pass@dev.mydomain.tld/cron/execute/process/verbose/true ...
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What's the difference between BSD-style and Unix-style command line options?

I tried to google it but to no avail. Can anybody help me with this?
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port in freebsd

I think this is a very basic question but I need some understanding. What does a port mean in freebsd?
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FreeBSD 8.0 “Watchdog Timeout” drops ethernet connection

Recently my FreeBSD 8.0 (GENERIC) box was hit with a large amount of requests from an IP in Taiwan, trying to guess passwords and all of that stuff. Anyway, long story short, I noticed at a certain ...
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Router limits network performance but its CPU load isn't 100%

I'm using a PC Engines APU device running FreeBSD as a NAT router. The setup is very usual: one WAN connection and one LAN connection. Theoretically, WAN connection is 800/40 Mbit/s and the LAN one ...