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NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 2 April 2008 NYCBUG: Ike and Yarema on ZFS and Free

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Subject: NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 2 April 2008 NYCBUG: Ike and Yarema on ZFS and FreeBSD
Date: 1 Apr 2008 21:30:09 -0400

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 Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2008 09:21:16 -0400
 From: NYC*BUG Announcements <>
 Subject: [announce] NYCBUG Wednesday April 2 on ZFS

 Wednesday April 02, 2008

 ZFS on FreeBSD

 6:30pm, Suspenders Restaurant

 Ike & Yarema will tag-team this meeting.

 ZFS the breakthrough file system in FreeBSD 7 (ported from Sun's

 Solaris 10 Operating System) delivers virtually unlimited capacity,

 provable data integrity, and near-zero administration. However FreeBSD`s

 sysinstall(8) does not yet support installing the system onto anything

 more exotic than a commonly used UFS partition scheme. Furthermore,

 FreeBSD`s boot loader(8) cannot yet load the kernel and modules from ZFS.

 This meeting will cover installing FreeBSD 7.0 on ZFS as the root

 filesystem with a boot partition on a GEOM gmirror. Attendees are

 encouraged to read, download and try the zfsboot scripts at The rational behind the zfsboot

 script will be demystified and an install will be demonstrated. Anyone

 who brings a (minimum 1 Gig) USB thumb drive can go home with a bootable

 "root on ZFS" installer. Anyone who brings a hard drive can go home with

 FreeBSD installed on a ZFS root.


 Yarema has been a FreeBSD administrator for more than a decade. A

 contributor to the FreeBSD ports collection. Likes to mouth off about

 his latest exploits with the OS only to be rewarded by getting

 "volunteered" to do a lecture at an upcoming NYC*BUG meeting.

 Ike has been orbiting NYCBUG since the beginning. Not only does he not

 think within the box, he doesn't even know there *is* a box. He used to

 give talks on jail(8) in New York, but since he`s been banned from it,

 he is forced to do them for other unsuspecting BSD users at conferences

 like AsiaBSDCon and EuroBSDCon.
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Jay Sulzberger <>
Corresponding Secretary LXNY
LXNY is New York's Free Computing Organization.

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