Transfer OpenBSD through the network

       531 words, 3 minutes

Last time, I transferred OpenBSD from one local disk to another . This time, I want to replicate OpenBSD from a remote working system to another, through the network.

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Transfer OpenBSD from one disk to another

       364 words, 2 minutes

For some reason, I need to switch my main (and only) disk running OpenBSD. As it is a production machine, I want to do it fast and painless. The system will go from the internal SSD disk to an external USB FlashVoyagerGT stick. Yeah, quite weird, but this is temporary :) Anyway, here are the directions.

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ZFS explained and demoed (briefly)

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ZFS may be Yet Another File System. To me, ZFS is Zee File System brought by Sun Solaris. It is remarkable because it comes with numerous interesting features. To name a few: redundancy, checksum, compression, deduplication, snapshots. This article is a kind of cheat sheet on what is ZFS, how it is organized and how to build a consistent storage area using this particular file system. It is mostly an attempt to clarify and write down what I read about ZFS and how it has to be used to achieve various storage goals.

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