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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 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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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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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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FREENAS: Why isn't mv command instant within a RAIDZ1 volume?

I'm currently 'reorganizing' file structure within a RAIDZ1 volume. Moving directories from one dataset to another, which are both contained on the same volume. SSH'ed into the machine and did a ...
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Binary zone file on BIND9

Binary Zone File Problem (FREEBSD) DNS Master transfered zone file to slave But I cannot read zone file less db.example.com "db.example.com "may be a binary file. See it anyway? This happend ...
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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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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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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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How do I automatically start supervisor on boot in FreeBSD?

Is there a pre-existing startup script for supervisord on FreeBSD? If not, is there a good guide for writing rc.d scripts for FreeBSD? I'm pretty new to the platform. Thanks. UPDATE: I now have the ...
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How do I remove Apache if I installed it from the source tarball?

I installed Apache 2.4 from a source tar, and there seems to be no "make deinstall" or "make uninstall" options in the makefile in the extracted directory. How can I remove the installed Apache server ...
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FreeBSD 9.1; bridge0 and default gateway issue

I've got a FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE-p1 system with three nics, I'm using: igb0, sfxge1 and sfxge2. igb0 used for internet access and is default gateway. Other two nics, I need to use to create bridge0. ...
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How can I quickly install FreeBSD ports?

I am a Linux system administrator, so my knowledge of the specifics of FreeBSD are very literal, and not very thorough; I've been configuring packages and what not a for a few days now and every one ...
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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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Expanding raidz vdev

I'm currently planning on installing FreeBSD 9 on my home server. The machine has 4x 1.5TB disks, and at some point, when HDD prices drop I'll be upgrading to something bigger, perhaps 3TB. The disks ...
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How can I disable NTP in pfsense?

I am running my pfSense gateway in a ESXi server. right now the server gets its time from the NTP server specified in the general settings section of the WebGUI. I want to disable this so pfSense ...
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Will a freebsd installation run on a different system without reinstalling?

I want to move my freebsd 8.2 installation from a dual-core AMD machine to a quad-core intel machine. Ideally I'd just like it to re-detect all the changed hardware and load whatever drivers it needs ...
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Automatically throttle network bandwidth for users causing bulk traffic

Is anybody aware of a FreeBSD, Linux, or Windows based product that can automatically lower the priority of network packets of users that have caused a high amount of network traffic during the last ...
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Handling FreeBSD package upgrades using pkg_add

I'm trying to use FreeBSD's pkg_add command to install and upgrade binary packages in a build-once-install-on-multiple-machines sort of scenario. It works well when installing a new package, but ...
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APC shared memory problems

i have nginx+php-fpm and APC installed on a freebsd server, and i'm experiencing constant problems with php-fpm connected somehow with APC. php-fpm freezes in 'lockf' state (in top) and thus site is ...
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Firebird on FreeBSD

Does anybody know on how to install Firebird 2.0 on FreeBSD 7.2? I have updated the ports and the kernels, but when I try to do a "make install", I get the error: Please do not build firebird as ...
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FreeBSD buildworld

When recently using a Perl script, I got an error message saying "Userland and kernel are out of sync". After Googling around I've found that probably I haven't yet done make buildworld I understand ...
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How do I spamtrap with Postfix?

How do I setup spamtraps with Postfix so clients that send to trapped addresses are prevented from sending me more spam?
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(Why) does FreeBSD 'net.inet.tcp.always_keepalive' violate RFC1122?

While working on a server application that runs on FreeBSD and uses TCP, I noticed that TCP keepalive probes get sent even though my application explicitly disables SO_KEEPALIVE on TCP sockets. ...
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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 ...
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Need help grepping postfix log

I'm trying to search for an unknown string (Message ID) in a log based on a known string (recipient address), and then grep the unknown string to output the entire relevant log information. I'm able ...
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FreeBSD ports: Set make defines not exposed as Options

In FreeBSD, when you do make config, lots of ports have options that can be set. These options are saved so that when you update the port, they are used again. Some ports have additional items that ...
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How to grant su access without password to one user only in wheel group (FreeBSD)?

I know how to enable su without a password for all wheel group users by adding the appropriate configuration line in /etc/pam.d/su. I do not want to enable this for all wheel users but only one ...
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Migrating ZFS from using partitions to using the entire disk

I have a simple ZFS setup that I've been running for a few years now. When I originally set it up, I created a number of partitions and created a zpool from a partition on each of my two drives, and ...
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top process state column under FreeBSD

When running top interactively, I can see various words in the state column : nanslp, biord, select, uwait, lockf, pause, kqread, piperd, sbwait ... Some like nanslp or kqread are self ...
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linux : netstat listeting queue length

Is there a way to view queue length on listening socket under linux, the same way as netstat -L outputs for freebsd? I.e. you can see X/Y/Z in netstat -L output, but netstat under linux doesn't ...
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Hosting multiple private VPNs on PFSense

We are running PFSense 2.0.1-RELEASE and need to make the following scenario work: 1..n remote offices for company A need to connect to a private VPN (VPN server hosted in our datacenter). All the ...
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How to clone pfsense 2.0 (FreeBSD) server for backup?

I'd like to routinely clone my live pfSense 2.0 server for backup purposes. I am a FreeBSD n00b. What I'm doing now: 1. Manually install pfSense to an identical hardware 2. Backup config file from ...
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ZFS RaidZ Import Failure when migrating

So my the USB drive attached to my FreeNas 7 system, went bad so I used the situation as an opportunity to upgrade to FreeNas 8. The problem is now I'm having trouble getting my ZFS to spin up: ...
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Creating you own FreeBSD ami in EC2

I'm running XVM on my laptop. XVM has got FreeBSD installed with all the required ports to run APACHE/PHP. I want this .vdi file to be imported into an EC2 instance. Is it possible to import a ...
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Pfsense mbuf full, what to do?

I noticed today that the MBUF usage has hit its limit. Apparently the site I'm running under pfsense is having some troubles too, I'd like to know if it would be safe to just sysctl ...
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Is it safe to install several apps from ports at the same time?

Can multiple make installs cause problems for the package system? For example: cd /usr/ports/*/nmap && make install cd /usr/ports/*/firefox && make install
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Best way to install multiple versions of Apache, PHP and MySQL on a single FreeBSD host

I want a test- and development-environment for web using Apache, PHP and MySQL. I need to be able to test a single web-application with multiple versions of PHP (5.2, 5.3, etc) and multiple versions ...
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Is MINFREE old hat?

On FreeBSD systems, and presumably a bunch of others, there is an amount of space reserved for root which is MINFREE% of the total capacity. With multi-terabyte filesystems, the default of 8% is a ...
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Best tools for keeping a FreeBSD 7.x system up to date?

I have had on-and-off contact with FreeBSD for 15 years, but I haven't maintained a FreeBSD system since 4.x. Now I need to install and maintain a couple of 7.x systems; first for development, then an ...
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How to migrate a VMWare Fusion OS to an actual partition?

As the title says. How can I migrate a VMWare Fusion OS to run on bare metal hardware?
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Understanding zpool status output

I'm having difficult understanding the output after running the zpool status command: NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM tank ONLINE 6 0 0 raidz2-0 ONLINE ...