When troubleshooting a Linux or FreeBSD system, you need to be able to probe the system to find answers as to why it is behaving in a particular way. In this article, we’ll provide an overview of some of the basic tools and introduce the FreeBSD equivalents of common Linux tracing and troubleshooting tools.
What first looked like some CPU oddity in a monitoring graph became a full-fledged hunt for a bitcoin miner. Figuring out what happened and how they were operating is part of the investigation. Collecting evidence to make a case soon became akin to a detective story.
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.
The popularity of package managers permeates all Unix distributions. Yet there are subtle differences in the approach that Linux vs. FreeBSD take in handling packages. How does Linux compare to FreeBSD’s way of managing packages? We have identified key points to consider in the software lifecycle management of both in the article below.
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!
The question isn’t as much “Should I choose FreeBSD or Linux”, the question should be “Which OS fits my needs best?”. In our most recent comparison article, we go over the two implementations of the networking stack and look at how Linux implements networking and how FreeBSD fares in most cases.
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 our favorite filesystem.
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 and cons of each hypervisor helps you make confident, informed decisions when deciding how to set up your virtualization hosts.
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 tricks.
Today, we’ll concentrate on exposing the data on your NAS to the network using NFS, Samba, and iSCSI shares. Network File System (NFS) is a commonly used protocol for accessing NAS systems, especially with Linux or FreeBSD clients. We’ll provide an overview of each type of share to help guide you in deciding which is most suited to the clients that will be accessing the NAS.
Let’s examine how non-developer contributors enhance user experience, improve bug reporting, and influence feature requests, all while becoming advocates and evangelists for your open source project.