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That bootenv move from one zpool to another? It was accomplished over a few hours, a dinner, an HBA which didn't work, a missed bootfs, and smashed rails.

Photos and text here:

I've been thinking about which @freebsd periodic scripts I can safely disable. Here are my results:

Any comments?

What is a life without Pad Thai ? What is Pad Thai without sesame balls to cleanse your pallette ? What is the perfect meal ?

FreshPorts had a hard time booting yesterday.
Today, the cause was found, but why /etc/fstab suddenly became a problem is not known.

Snorty disapproves of me using my console terminal as a work surface.

What time on Monday will the new chassis be ready for pickup at a local FedEx location?

It's been a pretty steady 850 Mb/s from bacula-sd-10 to the R710 (bacula-sd-02) and onto the two LTO-4 tape drives.

That's about 100MB/s which is well below the capacity of an LTO-4 which is 120MB/s per drive. That's why I usually write to only one drive at a time, instead of 2.

I was able to repair the Dell TL4000 tape library. The robotic picker would not move vertically. It was a split gear. The photos of that process are here:

I started copying the monthly full backups to tape this afternoon.

This graph is network traffic.

resilvered 630G in 6h59m with 0 errors on Mon Nov 5 23:00:14 2018

I'm having drive issues, and now I suspect it's the drive bay. Here is the drive activity from the 'zpool replace', the drive failing, the power off, and the 'zpool replace' automagically resuming after power on:

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