On January 31, 2015, FreeBSD 10.0 will reach its end-of-life and will no
longer be supported by the FreeBSD Security Team. Users of FreeBSD 10.0
are strongly encouraged to upgrade to a newer release before that date.
At 00:00 UTC tonight, FreeBSD 9.1 and 9.2 will reach their end-of-life
and will no longer be supported by the FreeBSD Security Team. Users of
FreeBSD 9.1 and 9.2 are strongly encouraged to upgrade to a newer
release as soon as…
John Marino has created something very useful: a graphical tool for Hammer file history. It’s called ‘Slider’, and it uses curses to work in a terminal. It shows historic versions of files and can restore those old versions as needed. This was already possible in Hammer, of course, but it required a sequence of commands that […]
Here is the output for zfs-stats on slocum. This represents a 24 hour period. This server acts as my database server (MySQL and PostgreSQL), and runs bacula-dir, but does not store any backups locally. It also houses the dev copy of FreshPorts.
I’m going to dive right in with an anecdote: As is normal for anyone in systems administration, I’m busy at work. I’ve been short an employee for some time, and I brought in a managed service provider to do some work. This included a revamping of the network equipment and layout, as it has been growing […]
Here’s something to be aware of. Update your PostgreSQL client on your Bacula client if it is used for backing up the Catalog. Ngaios just told me: FILE_AGE WARNING: /usr/backups/bacula/MyCatalog.dump is 45125 seconds old and 0 bytes I looked at the backup job from earlier today: 28-Dec 08:15 bacula-dir JobId 195194: shell command: run BeforeJob […]
Last of the year! Glitches: A kind of history. (via) Speaking of glitches: Breaking Madden is still going. First Commits. (via) Your Friendly North Korean Network Observer. (via) The SoftSel Hot List for 1986. Steel Mill Hacked. How long until having operations disconnected from the Internet becomes a sign of quality for a business? (via) Rooms […]
Here is the output for zfs-stats on knew. This represents a 24 hour period. This server receives backups (via bacula-sd) and runs regression testing in various jails for the Bacula project. As a little side venture, it also loads up each of my backed-u…
The list is shorter this week; I blame the Christmas holiday. OpenBSD now has position-independent executables for some architectures. That may mean changing your upgrade strategy. (5.6 upgrade guide here) FreeBSD now has frequency/voltage control on the Raspberry Pi. There’s a lot of v7 ARM architectures. I can see why people are waiting for AARMv8. […]
BSDNow isn’t slowing down for Christmas, cause there’s a new episode up. There’s two interviews this time – Erwin Lansing, about BSD in Europe, and Cristina Vintila, about BSD conferences. The rest of the episode is a bunch of “How did you get into BSD?” stories from viewers, both in text (i.e. read out from email) […]
NOTE: when upgrading a zpool, it may be necessary to also upgrade the bootcode for that disk (or disks). Be aware of this before proceeding. I know I have missed this step more at least once. Earlier today I was adding a new pool to the system. After c…
I haven’t tested this yet, but I’ve installed the hardware. The real test will come after a reboot and actual use of the new drives. What will they be used for? These drives are intended for ZIL (the ZFS Intent Log). This can speed up writes. These are 30GB HDD, rather inexpensive. They might also […]
One way to keep file history on an very active Hammer disk from eating up all the space: more snapshots. This may seem counterproductive, but disk pruning eliminates historical data between snapshots, so you can keep older data at the cost of some temporal accuracy.
After much work by Pascal Stumpf (pascal@) and Mark Kettenis (kettenis@), Kurt Miller (kurt@), and no doubt others whose contributions were both significant and appreciated, static binaries can now be compiled
as position-independent executables:
New snapshots for a few architectures use static PIE binaries
in /bin, /sbin (and a handful in /usr/bin and /usr/sbin as well).
(amd64 and sparc64 leading
BSDTalk 249 is an 11 minute interview with Scott Long, who is involved with Netflix’s FreeBSD-based local caching appliances. This conversation is from MeetBSD 2014, though I heard Scott talk about the same subject at the last NYCBSDCon – it’s an astounding amount of data flowing through those machines.
I am slightly confused about which day it is. Dinosaur’s Pen, excellent old technology pictures. (via) Ultima Ratio Regum, a roguelike walking simulator in development. Currently Windows-only. 2014 Cacowards winners. These will probably run on most any BSD with a Doom port. (via) Effectively Managing Memory at Gmail Scale. All the management issues were in the […]