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Automation and Hacking Your FreeBSD CLI

The more we automate, the more we can save time and boost our productivity to higher levels. In this article we plan on looking at how to build more human-readable outputs in FreeBSD by leveraging tools like libxo to drive better output for automation APIs.

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FreeBSD and ZFS Holiday Reads – 2022 Edition

If you’re getting ready to close the year, we’ve got you covered with some of the best content that we put out in the past year. Check out our top ZFS and FreeBSD content from 2022 and go down the open source rabbit hole for the holidays!

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The Role of Operating Systems in Iot

The number of Internet of Things devices both in our homes and in the world has exploded in the last few years. Smart IoT devices can now replace everything from the humble light switch all expand all the way to smart lawnmowers, All of these devices are driven by an Operating System of some sort.…

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Recent articles on ZFS

OpenZFS – Auditing for Storage Performance

OpenZFS and storage in general is a complex and important part of any project’s architecture. It should be planned thoughtfully and ideally, ahead of time! In this article, we’ll talk about how to understand, measure, and plan for your storage performance needs.

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OpenZFS – Data Security vs. Integrity

Data security is about preventing data from being disclosed, ensuring that only the correct people can access it. Data integrity ensures the data is correct, that it has not become corrupt due to hardware failure or other issues. With ZFS, you can get both.

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FreeBSD vs. Linux – Which Operating System to use for OpenZFS

Age-old discussion: ZFS running on Linux or FreeBSD? We’re not going to set out to tell you which operating system you should use. Both choices are excellent — but we’ll lay out how different (or alike) it is to run OpenZFS on either to help anyone on the fence decide which OS to use beneath…

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httm – The Hot Tub Time Machine is Your ZFS Turn-Back-Time Method

You may already know how powerful ZFS snapshots are at enabling simple recovery from accidentally or maliciously deletion or corruption of files, but with a tool like Hot Tub Time Machine (HTTM) you can manage this on a per file basis even more easily. Enabling self-service restoration can reduce the load on your IT team,…

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Newest CPU Architectures Content

RISC-V: The New Architecture on the Block

RISC-V is a relatively new chip architecture that is quickly making its way in the tech world and is proving to be quite a rival for the existing well-known architectures. Today, we will look at the history of RISC-V and how it differs from the other offerings.

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The Next Level – FreeBSD on arm64 In The Cloud

FreeBSD/arm64 is the FreeBSD port to the 64-bit ARM architecture, also known as AArch64 or ARMv8. All supported FreeBSD releases include support for ARMv8 and there are many packages and ports (3rd party applications) available to support the software you normally deploy with FreeBSD.

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FreeBSD vs. Linux – Virtualization Showdown with bhyve and KVM

The bhyve hypervisor makes it easy to run reliable, high-performance virtual machines on a FreeBSD host system. In this article, we test the performance of virtual machines running Windows, Linux, and FreeBSD itself under bhyve—and we compare and contrast with performance of the same virtual machines running under Linux’s well-known KVM hypervisor. Understanding the pros…

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Easily Migrate from Linux to FreeBSD

With their common Unix heritage, Linux and FreeBSD have much in common. By knowing their idiosyncrasies it is easy to adapt when going between the two systems. Take a tour of some of the differences that are notable when migrating to FreeBSD. Along the way, we’ll give insights into the background and show some useful…

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Avoid Vendor Lock-In with MinIO and OpenZFS

Modern web and mobile applications are increasingly dependent on software defined storage. Most commonly, this means Amazon Web Services’ S3 storage buckets. What you may not realize is that you don’t actually need Amazon for Amazon-compatible cloud storage! In this article, we’ll discuss how and why to avoid vendor lock-in by providing your apps fully…

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