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ZFS + FreeBSD + virtualbox

I'm configuring a FreeBSD server hosting virtualbox serving half dozen mission critical busy mail servers. I just learned ZFS, I'm quite attracted, but have a few questions: what is the CPU ...
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On a freeBSD box - CPU idle from TOP is 0% but no process taking up cpu

On a freeBSD box, when I do TOP after starting a process x: CPU states: 34.4% user, 0.0% nice, 64.8% system, 0.8% interrupt, 0.0% idle Here, 0% idle. But the highest cpu using process is x ...
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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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Installing and setting up SVN on FreeBSD Server

Firstly thank you to everyone who responded to my earlier question - http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1393827/setting-up-svn-web-based-services-vs-your-own-svn-server As much as I would prefer to ...
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SSH connection closes as shell fails to load

I have FreeBSd running with OpenSSH. I set up everything and the connection via SSH worked perfectly. Then I decided to get rid of some not used ports and I obviously uninstalled one that was used by ...
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Upgrading old FreeBSD system

I have a very old FreeBSD server at work. atlas:~>uname -mprs FreeBSD 6.4-RELEASE-p8 i386 i386 I'd like to update it. I'm quite familiar and comfortable with the "make world" methods. I've just ...
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How can I set default versions of MySQL, Postgres, Apache, etc. prior to installing anything from ports in FreeBSD?

When I install software from ports on a FreeBSD system, sometimes rather outdated versions of Apache/MySQL/Perl/etc are installed as dependencies. Is there any way to set the versions of these ports ...
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FreeBSD LDAP authentication, pam_ldap, can't bind

I've been able to get some of my linux servers authenticating users against my LDAP directory server, but I've been having some trouble trying to do this with nss_ldap and pam_ldap in FreeBSD. Going ...
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Looking for FTP server recommendations for BSD [closed]

I'm currently deciding on what ftp server we should use for an internal system that we have running FreeBSD 6.2. The requirements that we'll need are the following: must be able to handle SSL, as ...
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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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How can I determine what RAIDZ level my volume is using?

I am looking at a ZFS volume on FreeBSD system, and I have no idea what RAIDZ level it is configured at. How can I find out using the ZFS command line or other? I tried "zpool status" already, and ...
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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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Unable to update using “freebsd-update” on FreeBSD 7.4-RELEASE

Is there a way to upgrade 7.4-RELEASE-p5 to 7.4-RELEASE-p12 using freebsd-update now? bash-4.2# freebsd-update upgrade -r 7.4-RELEASE-p12 Looking up update.FreeBSD.org mirrors... 5 mirrors found. ...
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FreeBSD - unexpected soft update inconsistency

I came into work this morning and one of my BSD servers is unable to boot properly. I can get into single user mode but when running fsck I get the error "unexpected soft update inconsistency" Does ...
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HP MDS 600 compatibility questions

I've bought a used HP MDS 600 to use as JBOD to a ZFS filesystem. Originally I just assumed that it was a pretty 'dumb' box and I'd be able to use a SAS card like the 16-port LSI one, and most any ...
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ping6: sendmsg: Operation not supported on FreeBSD

I'm trying to set up IPv6 on FreeBSD 8.2. I added to the /etc/rc.conf the following lines: ipv6_enable="YES" ipv6_gateway_enable="YES" ipv6_ifconfig_le0="ff00::2" and restarted IPv6: ...
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PHP Warning: PHP Startup: apc.shm_segments setting ignored in MMAP mode

Any ideas on how i can fix this warning? Getting this while executing it from shell, on FreeBSD 8.x # /usr/local/bin/php --run 'echo "test";' PHP Warning: PHP Startup: apc.shm_segments setting ...
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How can I verify the type of memory that my freebsd box supports?

I have an old pfsense router and want to see what type of memory it supports (e.g. DDR2 240 pin... PC100... DDR... etc). Is there a command that will show me this? I know I could just open the box ...
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Discovering external IP from FreeNAS command line

Is there some command line function within FreeNAS (FreeBSD) derivative which could return my external address? Since that same address is synchronized with DynDns (via router), in C# I retrieved that ...
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Serial Over LAN on FreeBSD 10.0 with SuperMicro X9-SCM-F

How can I setup Serial-Over-Lan (SOL) on FreeBSD 10.0 with a SuperMicro X9-SCM-F motherboard? There are a few resources out there but they contradict each other, are unclear, and don’t actually allow ...
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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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Uninstall last n of ports/packages

While compiling some port, I realized that it depends on 1000+ of other ports and will install forever until I die or my disk is full (my hdd is really small). I interrupted make install clean. How ...
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What's the best way to auto clean distfiles after using make/portupgrade in FreeBSD?

I'm playing with a FreeBSD installation inside a Virtualbox vm, and I want to keep the size of the image relatively small. How can I configure FreeBSD to clean distfiles after installing a port (using ...
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UPS monitoring software for Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris

Looking to configure auto shutdown for my servers once the UPS battery reaches a certain state. We have MGE / EATON Pulsar M3000 UPS units, and a heap of servers running Ubuntu, FreeBSD and Solaris - ...
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How to format a partition under FreeBSD

I want to format a partition under FreeBSD and change it to UFS filesystem. I searched the web but even the "fdisk" man page is not clear at all. Any help would be clearly appreciated ! My current ...
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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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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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How to install DHCP server on FreeBSD 7.2?

I have a clean install of FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE. I want to install a simple DHCP server for a few windows computers. But, unfortunately, following don't work: pkg_add -r isc-dhcp3-server Error is: ...
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Option 82 and dhcpd. “No free leases” for second computer

There is DHCP server in network (isc-dhcpd-server-3.0 on FreeBSD 7.2) than gives one IP per switch port to every user via Option 82 The problem appears when user disconnects one of his computers and ...
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When does main www/mod_php5 port get updated?

I haven't been able to find any info regarding this anywhere while burying through the thousands of results I have been getting concerning php5 so here goes. We have several FreeBSD 9.2 machines and ...
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FreeBSD pkg database deleted

after resolving repeated crashes on startup with fsck I noticed some files were removed, one of them was the sqlite pkg database, so now when I run for example pkg install somepackage I get this erro: ...
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FreeBSD's pkg “No trusted fingerprint found matching package's certificate”

I just installed FreeBSD 10 and trying to get pkg going, but something isn't working: # uname -a FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE #0 r260789: Thu Jan 16 22:34:59 UTC 2014 ...
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understanding disk space on ec2 freebsd instance

So I probably lack some basic fundamental understanding when it comes to unix drives. On amazon-ec2, I just created an instance where I specified the root device to be 30 GB. If I goto volumes I see ...
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How can the root password on FreeBSD 9.1 be changed for the system for the purposes of root logins?

I've never encountered this before when using FreeBSD, but I recently got a new BSD VPS, and when I logged in as a wheel user and su to root, I used "passwd" to change the root password, but this only ...
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Having a ball re-selecting PHP make config settings…FreeBSD

I am installing PHP 5.3 and having accidentally hit enter when selecting options failed to enable a module. After the installation make no longer gives me options but continues with saved options. ...
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FreeBSD 9 unattended installation: how to perform?

That is, like you do with kickstart on Redhat or autoyast in SuSE or jumpstart in Solaris? The OS docs do not seem to answer that simple question.
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Why is ZFS replication single threaded?

On my 8 core NAS I see only one core maxed out when ZFS replication over SSH is running. I would expect that transferring a snapshot would scale perfectly with the number or cores, as the snapshot ...
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Internal traffic card and external traffic cards on the same server… how to configure?

This might sound like a noob question, but here is what I have to configure: FreeBSD 1 server with 2 network cards 1 network card for internal IP addresses (5 of them) 1 network card for external IP ...
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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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How to check pf's queues?

I use FreeBSD and working with pf+ALTQ now. Something doesn't work and I need a tool to view what requests are marked and moved to a queue "queue_name" Need something like pftop but showing queues. ...
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How to download a single port on FreeBSD?

How can I download a single port from freebsd site instead of downloading the whole port collection?
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Find the source of malware?

I have a server that was running an older version of lighttpd (1.4.19 on a freebsd 6.2-RELEASE (yea, old) machine) and google alerted me that it had found malware embedded on one of my server's pages. ...
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What should a computer science student include/run on his first server to learn the most?

A group of us CompSci students are trying to get our first server up and running. We're gonna try and install FreeBSD on this box. Would be great if you can suggest utilities/packages we should ...
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Dell “identify server” light in FreeBSD?

Does anyone know of a way to turn on the identification light on a Dell rack-mount server. This is the light which you can switch on locally by pushing the (i) button on the front of the server which ...
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Apache logging strategy on busy webserver: write contention?

We have a busy webserver (> 5 million hits/day) that serves about 500,000 unique files. We're running Apache on FreeBSD 7.2. According to iostat -x, the bottleneck seems to be the seek speed of the ...
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Centralized syslog-ng logging on FreeBSD

I've managed to successfully switch from syslogd to syslog-ng for my logging. I would however like to have the syslog-ng box receiving all logs from the all boxes running syslog on the network. How ...
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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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Monitorable Inter-company Messaging and XMPP Server on FreeBSD

We are looking to give access to some of our employees to chat with each other - however we are worried about them abusing the privilege and chatting we friends outside work. We have decided to deploy ...
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How to recover root password?

I have a FreeBSD box which I forgot the root password to. I do have physical access, so I can reboot the box if I need to. How do I reset my password?
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Can't boot FreeBSD 10 iso by PXE

I'm trying to boot FreeBSD 10 bootonly iso from with pxelinux and tftp, unfortunately the following error appears during freebsd boot: cd9660 :/dev/iso9660 error :/dev/iso9660/FREEBSD_INSTALL ...