zfs allow

By default many zfs operations needs elevated/root privileges. For example receiving a snapshot on a remote system. One does not want to open ssh to root user. With zfs allow permissions can be delegated to […]


Add label to a drive in FreeBSD sudo glabel label -v external_disk /dev/da0 Metadata value stored on /dev/da0. Done. glabel list Geom name: ada0p1 Providers: 1. Name: gpt/gptboot0 Mediasize: 524288 (512K) Sectorsize: 512 Stripesize: 0 […]

ZFS snapshot on FreeBSD – Part 2

In my previous post I presented how to do live backups of a running FreeBSD server with ZFS snapshot, today I’m doing the follow up: how to increment that snapshot. If you have a big […]

ZFS snapshot on FreeBSD

A very nice way to do a live backup of your server/work station is with ZFS snapshots, of course, if you use ZFS. You can send a snapshot to: a file, the local system, via […]

Mikrotik with NetFlow on FreeBSD

A short how to adding NetFlow to Mikrotik using ntop and FreeBSD. FreeBSD is the best operating system you can go for your server. While Mikrotik is a budget router it is capable of many. […]

Raspberry Pi and FreeBSD

I’m writing down a few steps for the future me how I installed RaspBSD on a Raspberry Pi 3 Download http://www.raspbsd.org/ Insert memory card then: diskutil list sudo diskutil unmountDisk /dev/disk2 sudo dd bs=1 if=insertFreeBSDImage.img of=/dev/disk2 […]


A reminder. If you are installing RaspBSD following the instruction from here then the default disk size is going to be 2GB no matter the size of the Micro SD card you’re using. This can be […]

National FreeBSD Day – 19th of June

Today is National FreeBSD Day! Why today? Because 23 years ago on this day, 19th of June was when the official name for this amazing operating system has been agreed upon: FreeBSD. A little email […]

FreeNAS 10

A pretty nice update for FreeNAS, FeeNAS was already the best storage OS you can get, now with this update got even better. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TS6vvpP1yQ?rel=0]

Incorrect argument handling in sendmsg(2)

To all the FreeBSD users out there, don’t forget to update your systems. The sendmsg(2) system call allows to send data to a socket. The data may be accompanied by optional ancillary data. For details please […]