Category Archives: bsd

Maintaining BSD Ports On Your System Automatically

Well i have been looking around for a good way of keeping my BSD system up to date. Over on the freebsd forums there is a really easy to use scrip that has been developed by one of the Moderators … Continue reading

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Zpool Status – Nagios Shell Script

While searching around on the net today i have come across this handy little script to check the ZFS volume status on a given machine. The script has been developed for Nagios, however you can adapt it to run from … Continue reading

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Working With ZFS Snapshots and Clones

A snapshot is a read-only copy of a file system or volume. Snapshots can be created almost instantly, and initially consume no additional disk space within the pool. However, as data within the active dataset changes, the snapshot consumes disk … Continue reading

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Using Windows Previous Versions to access ZFS Snapshots

The Previous Versions tab on the Windows desktop provides a straightforward, intuitive way for users to view or recover files from ZFS snapshots. ZFS snapshots are read-only, point-in-time instances of a ZFS dataset, based on the same copy-on-write transactional model … Continue reading

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Configure a system to automount a Samba share with /etc/fstab

Simple setup to auto mount a Samba share with /etc/fstab Click To Visit Link

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Using Smartmontools To Monitor HDD Temps

Simple setup to monitor your server’s HDD temps via smartmontools. Click To Visit Link

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Setting Up Smartmontools On Open Solaris

Found a great link on how to setup Smarkmontools on Open Solaris. Click To Visit Link

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Smartmontools – Monitoring

Link to smartmontools for linux/bsd/solaris Click To Visit Link

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Home Fileserver: ZFS setup

The next step in setting up your own ZFS home fileserver is to set up your ZFS storage pool and file systems and then share them with other machines. The ZFS commands should work from any operating system where ZFS … Continue reading

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ZFS – The Ultimate Storage Server

Recently our home backup server (which is used for backups of many of our laptops) had a RAID issue and because of a slightly quirky setup I got confused and ended up losing all the data on it. As I … Continue reading

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