[How-To] FreeBSD+ZFS Without Drives

[How-To] FreeBSD+ZFS Without Drives

User Savagedlight shows us how to replace a drive on a FreeBSD system using only one drive and ZFS, without disrupting its availability. Check out the video below for the full walk-through. Recap of the video Prequisite: A standard FreeBSD 12.0 install with root on...

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FreeBSD 11.3-RC3 is now available

FreeBSD 11.3-RC3 is now available

The developers of FreeBSD have made available the THIRD release candidate of FreeBSD 11.3 (RC3).  This version includes several bug fixes including mountd(8) and NAT64LSN. Other notable changes to 11.3 are updates to the boot loader, ipfw(8) pkg(8), bhyve(8), jail(8),...

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BSD Now Episode 303: OpenZFS in Ports

BSD Now Episode 303: OpenZFS in Ports

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Allan Jude and Benedict Reuschling discuss OpenZFS-kmod port, blacklistd with NPF as a replacement for fail2ban, alpha preview 1 for ZFS raidz expansion, rant on how audio VU-meter increases CO2 footprint, LLDB and XSAVE/compat32 kernel,...

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[How-To] Install WonderCMS on FreeBSD 12

[How-To] Install WonderCMS on FreeBSD 12

Vultr is at it once again with another tutorial, this time showing how to install WonderCMS on your FreeBSD server. WonderCMS is an lightweight and open source content management system written in PHP. Note that this guide was made with a FreeBSD 12 Vultr instance in...

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BSD Link Roundup 6.27

BSD Link Roundup 6.27

Here's a roundup of BSD user stories about how they solved a problem, performance benchmarks from Phoronix per usual, and quite a few reddit discussions about personal BSD experiences. Check them out! Keep Crashing Daemons Running on FreeBSD by M. Babaei My journey to...

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BSD Now Episode 302: Contention Reduction

BSD Now Episode 302: Contention Reduction

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Benedict Reuschling and Allan Jude discuss DragonFlyBSD's kernel optimizations, OpenBSD and Linux differences, NetBSD projects on 2019 Google Summer of Code, reducing contention, fnaify 1.3, vmctl(8): CLI syntax, what Linux distros...

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FreeBSD First Quarter 2019 Status Report

FreeBSD First Quarter 2019 Status Report

The FreeBSD team has released their status report for Q1 2019. This report includes a summary of projects and initiatives from the CI team, Core Team, FreeBSD Foundation, Release Engineering, and Ports Collection. Notable projects are the AXP803 PMIC driver, Broadcom...

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FreeBSD 11.3 RC1 is available

FreeBSD 11.3 RC1 is available

The first release candidate for FreeBSD 11.3 was made available. Notable changes are a bug fixes to mx15en(4), ipfilter, USB, RDMACM prio, zfsboot, VIMAGE system panic, and more. Note that the second release candidate / RC2 will be out tomorrow. See the link below for...

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BSD Now Episode 301: GPU Passthrough

BSD Now Episode 301: GPU Passthrough

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Benedict Reuschling and Allan Jude discuss a GPU passthrough on bhyve, used/free disk space on ZFS, OmniOS Community Edition, pfSense 2.4.4 RELEASE p3, NetBSD 8.1 RC1, FreeNAS for your Server, among others. Click play below to tune in:...

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BSD Link Roundup 6.13

BSD Link Roundup 6.13

Here's a roundup of BSD related posts in June, this one consists a lot of discussions on what to use FreeBSD for, as well as some neat desktop screenshots, along with some miscellaneous. https://www.reddit.com/r/unixporn/comments/bs8glu/oc_want_to_play_a_game/eok363t/...

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[How-To] FreeBSD Live Video Server

[How-To] FreeBSD Live Video Server

User Aaron Prisk shows us how to set up a live video streaming server on the open source FreeBSD operating system, as well as on Linux. This setup uses Nginx and Open Broadcast Studio (OBS) as the main streaming components. Got an itch for gaming and want to show...

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BSDNow.TV Episode 300: The Big Three

BSDNow.TV Episode 300: The Big Three

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Allan Jude and Benedict Reuschling discuss FreeNAS 11.3-BETA 1, BSDCan 2019, OpenIndiana 2019.04, Overview of ZFS Pools in FreeNAS, the importance of Open Source firmware for security, OPNsense, OpenBSD and wireguard, and some more....

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BSD Now Episode 299: The NAS Fleet

BSD Now Episode 299: The NAS Fleet

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Benedict Reuschling and Allan Jude discuss running AIX via QEMU on Linux for Windows, taking command of your NAS fleet with TrueCommand, Unleashed version 1.3, LLDB: extension for CPU register inspection support, V7 Unix programs being...

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[How-To] Install Vanilla Forum on FreeBSD 12

[How-To] Install Vanilla Forum on FreeBSD 12

This tutorial from Vultr will show you how to install Vanilla OSS, an Open Source discussion forum software in PHP, on your FreeBSD server operating system. You will also be setting up PHP, MariaDB database, and NGINX web server in order to use Vanilla. See the link...

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[How-To] Check hard drive health on FreeBSD

[How-To] Check hard drive health on FreeBSD

User Vivek Gite is back again with another FreeBSD tutorial, this time on how to check the health of your HDDs and SSDs. The tool in question is called smartmontools, available in the ports system of the FreeBSD Open Source operating system. See the link below for the...

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BSD Link Roundup 5.16

BSD Link Roundup 5.16

There's a whole lot going on this month so far in the BSD realm, so we've rounded up some links for you to check out. The links range from security advisories, NVIDIA drivers, daemons, to jails. FreeBSD 12.1 Release Process:...

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