User shows us how to get CockroachDB running in a FreeBSD jail. CockroachDB is an open source SQL database that is currently in its BETA stage. See the link below for the full instructions.


Jails are FreeBSD’s native solution to contain and isolate server processes. They are an alternative to (and predate) Linux cgroups, Solaris zones, and other OS-level process isolation technologies (the technologies that underlie Docker, CoreOS and a few others) .

This blog post will explain how to natively run CockroachDB in a FreeBSD jail. This is lighter weight and as secure as running Docker on FreeBSD.

Full tutorial: