This is a slight departure from FreeBSD land, but there is no reason why this can't be applied to FreeBSD as well with some slight modifications. Here we will use Saltstack to automatically partition, format, and mount a volume in Ubuntu Linux 20.04.
This is a quick guide on how to resize your ZFS pool after adding more storage. We won't get too much into the details on how to add more storage to a multi provider ZFS pool or RAID setup (that's a complex subject). This guide will be limited to a single provider (aka 'disk' or volume).
I use XgimaNAS, an open source FreeBSD bases NAS appliance with 6x Western Digital 3TB (WD30EFRX) HDD's with a Areca ARC-1320-4i4x SAS HBA. Four of the drives are connected to a SansDigital 4-bay external enclosure, the other two are attached internally. Two drives are setup as a ZFS mirror and the remaining 4 in a RAIDZ2 configuration. It's been several years, and in that time I've had HDDs fail and replaced. The enclosure's power supply also failed at one point in history for which I had to replace the whole enclosure. The ZFS pools manage to survive all this turmoil very well.
So your Firefox web browser got automatically updated to version 89 and you immediately notice something has changed. It's terrible you say to yourself. Well, it's not just you. Mozilla has certainly messed up this new Proton UI. The good news is we can fix this very easily. It just requires a little effort to get it going.
This is part 2 of my Gigabyte R281-T91 ARM64 server unboxing and installation. In this post we will be installing some basic hardware components so that the server can be booted up and have an operating system installed. I purchased this as a bare bones system from ThunderXForums.