Thanks, Karl, for letting me know.
One of the frequently asked questions regarding ZFS. Is it possible to resize a RAIDZ, RAIDZ2 or MIRRORED ZPOOL?
The answer is a littlebit complicated…
If you want to change the ‘geometry’ of the ZPOOL (for example: change from a mirrored pool to a raidz, or simply add a disk to a raidz, or change from raidz to raidz2) then the answer is no.
But it is possible to change the disks of a pool with bigger ones and use the space.
This video gives a quick impression of the new look-n-feel of the upcoming PC-BSD 7 Fibonacci (due September 2008)/
What do you think of it? Please let me know in the comments below?
Michael Iedema announced the availability of AskoziaPBX 14.1
after a week of testing and feedback, we’re proud to announce pb14.1! Thanks to everyone for taking the time to let us know what you did and did not like. Also, a huge thanks to those providing webGUI translations.
Some of the changes and updates:
- New localizations for simplified and traditional Chinese, Danish and Dutch
- Sorting the logs in reverse order has been reinstated
- SIP and IAX2 URIs can now be used as dialstrings for external phone accounts
- Users may now define their own voicemail notification e-mail messages
- Dynamic dns update server address for zoneedit has been fixed
- jquery updated to 1.2.6
Manuel Kasper has announced the release of m0n0wall 1.234, a minimalist firewall distribution based on FreeBSD.
I’ve decided to create one more release in the 1.2x stable branch to add source port randomization (for both NAT and the DNS forwarder). This is a recommended upgrade for all 1.2x users, no matter whether you’re running a DNS server behind m0n0wall with NAT or not.
I work for one of the sponsors of BSD. I’ve never been to a trade show before and wanted to check it out and support BSD
says Galicia. Both ladies were at the BSD Booth with Matt Olander, CTO at iXsystems, to answer questions about FreeBSD and PC-BSD (incl. the upcoming PC-BSD 7 Fibonacci).
This operating system has been under steady development since the ’70s, and we’re a viable alternative to Linux,
said Matt Olander.
Source: wired.com (08/08/2008)
Even as the capacity of physical disks soars, storage vendors continue to charge a small fortune for network filers. An open source alternative on the lower end is FreeNAS, which has support for CIFS, NFS, rsync, SSH, iSCSI. and FTP, as well as software RAID. It can handle several authentication methods (including local, Active Directory, NIS, and RADIUS), and sports a Web GUI, all while taking less than 32MB after installation. This means you can use it on USB keys and portable hard drives.
InfoWorld’s annual Bossies awards recognize top free and open source software, and the second annual list of winners is out now. Unlike SourceForge’s Community Choice Awards, where winners are determined by votes from the community, the Bossies are awarded by InfoWorld’s editorial and test center staff.
Congratulations to the FreeNAS team. Well done