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I've decided to try and make a freebsd 10 based router/file server out of a spare computer I have.

After failing miserably to have the 3 drives in my raidz1 solely dedicated to zfs (instead of carving them up to provide /boot and swap), I carved and used the Root-on-ZFS installer option that sets it all up for you.

I've got it running (as only a file server right now, the router part comes later) and have configured postfix to be a gmail relay, installed bash (I know, but I'm most comfortable with bash) and vim, and have my samba share setup for local file serving.

The fun part comes when I get to learn firewall rules and setup IPV4 and IPV6 routing smile.gif
Edited by stumped - 1/8/14 at 1:23pm
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I caved and used the Root-on-ZFS installer option that sets it all up for you.

Have they included root on zfs as part of the stock FreeBSD installer? That is good to know.

You must be running absolutely overkill hardware if you can run ZFS on your router/firewall.
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Have they included root on zfs as part of the stock FreeBSD installer? That is good to know.
Yep. It's still experimental and requires you to create the zpool fully at install time (which i didn't want to do).
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You must be running absolutely overkill hardware if you can run ZFS on your router/firewall.
It's a spare computer I have lying around and will be a home setup.

The specs:

Ivy bridge pentium
4GB of ram (possibly expanding later, depending on memory usage)
3x2TB WD Red drives
H61 m-itx board
Node 304 case (Will be here in a few days)

So while maybe overkill for my needs, I get to have experience and expand my knowledge of networking outside of Linux.
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Yep. It's still experimental and requires you to create the zpool fully at install time (which i didn't want to do).

For me that's not so bad considering I believe in separating a root pool from storage pool. So my root pool will always be a 2 disk mirror. This is how we do it in AIX and it is effective because you can export your data pools without affecting the system.
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For me that's not so bad considering I believe in separating a root pool from storage pool. So my root pool will always be a 2 disk mirror. This is how we do it in AIX and it is effective because you can export your data pools without affecting the system.
That's not really an AIX thing to be fair. Even Windows admins do this.
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It is when LVM first started with AIX in 1989 smile.gif

Even today I don't see other Unix's keeping so strictly to this methodology. Many times I have logged into Redhat boxes and see all filesystems in one volume group.
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It is when LVM first started with AIX in 1989 smile.gif

Even today I don't see other Unix's keeping so strictly to this methodology. Many times I have logged into Redhat boxes and see all filesystems in one volume group.

I don't know what sort of kludges you've encountered in the past, but all the Linux, Solaris and FreeBSD systems I manage are set up correctly like this; and all the Windows systems my mates manage are set up like this.

Also, this is a FreeBSD thread so will you just shut up about AIX for once.
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I ran my first zpool scrub last night (so I could have my zfs_health cron run), and had a throughput of ~280MB/s. That's the fastest I've ever seen this raidz1 be. drool.gif
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I ran my first zpool scrub last night (so I could have my zfs_health cron run), and had a throughput of ~280MB/s. That's the fastest I've ever seen this raidz1 be. drool.gif

That seems rather slow to be honest. I'm sure I was getting ~1.5GB/s on older HDDs. Not sure what newer WD Red's raidz throughput is, but I'd wager it's higher still.
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I ran my first zpool scrub last night (so I could have my zfs_health cron run), and had a throughput of ~280MB/s. That's the fastest I've ever seen this raidz1 be. drool.gif

That seems rather slow to be honest. I'm sure I was getting ~1.5GB/s on older HDDs. Not sure what newer WD Red's raidz throughput is, but I'd wager it's higher still.

Maybe, but iirc, the WD Red drives are a slower rotational speed like the WD Greens. And honestly, 280MB/s is way more than I'll ever need in my home usage. I could also be bottle necked by the H61's SATA controller
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