Category Archives: ZFS

Increasing the size of the boot partition of FreeBSD with root on ZFS

In a previous article I migrated my system to root on ZFS, that it also boots from. When I did that the recommended size was 64K, however with FreeBSD 11 that is too small so to be able to upgrade … Continue reading

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Migrating an existing FreeBSD installation to root on ZFS

There are plenty of guides and howtos on how to install FreeBSD onto a ZFS root. It’s on the wiki at https://wiki.freebsd.org/RootOnZFS for example. But I could not find any guides on how to migrate an existing installation to a … Continue reading

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FreeBSD boot stuck on “trying to mount root from”

When I tried to boot into my new ZFS root, the boot went fine up until it was going to mount the root filesystem. It just stuck on “trying to mount root from zfs:twotb/root” and then absolutely nothing happend. I … Continue reading

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