Tag: FreeBSD

Yet more ponderings on the new server

So, it’s getting to the time of year when I’ll actually have some money to start buying the new server. Obviously this means I’ve been re-rethinking a lot of things about it! I’m still thinking a Ivy Bridge i3 system,

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FreeBSD 10 and some thoughts on hardware

So, between a manic year-end and busy start to the year, I’ve managed to neglect my little corner of the internet for over a month! Since my last post, FreeBSD 10 has been released and I’ve discovered a useful fact

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Server of Doom – Changing to the new package management system

I’ve spent a bit of time reading about FreeBSD and how it all works and it turns out that the old package management system (pkg_add and the like) is being phased out for the newer pkgng (next gen package system). A

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Server of Doom – Virtual Machine configuration

Having had some time to play with FreeBSD, I found out that I’d slightly messed up the installation: When I was setting the ZFS settings for the various filesystems making up the installation, where I should have typed: # zfs

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Server of Doom – Virtual Machine installation

Having poked around the net for a day or so, I’ve decided that FreeBSD should be the OS for the Server of Doom (I’m not sure on a ‘proper’ name yet, so SoD will suffice for now!) and I’m looking

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