HOWTO: Windows 10 Under Bhyve /w FreeBSD 11

Thursday, October 27, 2016

With FreeBSD 11 comes a new version of Bhyve with a feature that makes installing Windows 10 a snap: a VNC accessible framebuffer driver! This lets any GUI OS, such as Windows, boot into graphics mode on the console. Previously getting Windows working was possible but required a lot of effort to create a custom… Read more »

FreeBSD Hangs on “Trying to mount root from zfs:zroot”

Friday, April 8, 2016

There are many reasons this can happen, but this one I believe is unique in terms of searching the internet for the error. We’d see a newly imaged (or restored from backup) ZFS-based server boot fine then hang here: Trying to mount root from zfs:zroot After banging my head into it for some time thinking… Read more »

FreeBSD Hardware RAID vs. GMIRROR vs. ZFS

Thursday, September 3, 2015

The ultimate storage shootout! With years of building and testing servers in various configurations we have always suspected hardware RAID was not all that it’s cracked up to be. FreeBSD’s GMIRROR and ZFS are great, but up until now it’s been a gut feeling combined with anecdotal evidence. Today, we change that. The Test Setup… Read more »

A-Team Secure Off-Site Backup Storage

Monday, September 8, 2014

Secure, smart and easy: How off-site backups should be! Off-site backups are a critical part of properly managing colocated or locally hosted servers. Any kind of backup makes good business sense for many reasons — for example, they keep you running after accidentally deleting a file or a server compromise. However, off-site backups are key… Read more »

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