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Resize Existing FreeBSD Root Partition or Slice Safely Without Re-Installing or Rebooting

There comes a time when your FreeBSD root partition (or slice) is just too small to be of any use. You've already moved /var, /usr, and /tmp to separate disks, you've tried cleaning up some logs, clearing cache, and even run pkg clean. There just isn't anything else you can delete. The problem is it was initially created too small when FreeBSD installed.

Updated: 2020-12-05

How to Use Disk Labels in NAS4Free or FreeNAS Legacy

You have a FreeNAS 7/NAS4Free server setup and you have several USB drives attached to it. Your ongoing issue is that every time you reboot your FreeNAS server the disk mounts get mixed up and the drive numbers are out of order. One day your 120GB Western Digital HDD is da0, then all of a sudden it becomes da2 while your Seagate 500GB HDD is now da0.

If you have more USB drives attached and you use software RAID. All of a sudden, your Western Digital HDD that stores all those vacation pictures becomes a member of a RAID set. Ouch!!

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