Grow root ZFS pool online under FreeBSD 9.2 using Rackspace’s instance

If you opted for a FreeBSD instance on Rackspace and chose standard configuration then you’ll end up with 512MB of RAM and 20GB of space. That’s ok for the starter but eventually you’d need more one day and will upgrade RAM to 1GB for example. With this upgrade your disk will grow upto 40GB but OS would not notice that (Rackspace doesn’t support automatic disk partitioning on FreeBSD). But you could fix that easily by yourself with a few simple CLI commands.
So lets plunge into the command line and see what we have and what we could do about that:


Posted on January 6, 2014 at 10:21 pm by sergeyt · Permalink
In: FreeBSD