[Ukfreebsd] [UkOpenBSDUsers] August meetup

Sevan / Venture37 venture37 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 25 19:37:11 BST 2010

On 25 August 2010 18:12, andy thomas <andy at time-domain.co.uk> wrote:
> Is this now definite for tomorrow?


> Also, a technical question about jails set up under ezjail: the scenario is
> a server running FBSD 8.0/amd64 has some jails running on it which are
> frequently rsync'd to a second server which acts as a failover. Apparently
> this used to work OK (so I'm told) but something happened to the second
> server and it was sent away for repair - when it came back all the disks had
> been replaced and there was no O/S.
> FBSD 8.0 wouldn't install on the repaired server but 8.1 did and it's
> working OK and rsyncing the jails over from the other server. But even
> though ezjail has been built & installed and the ezjail.cond file copied
> over from the other server, executing '/usr/local/etc/ezjail.sh start' does
> nothing. The 2 questions I have are:
>        1. is it OK to simply mirror jails from one server to the
>           other or do I have to actually use ezjail-admin to install,
>           update & create the empty jails first and then mirror them
>           afterwards?
>        2. is the FBSD version mismatch likely to be an issue? I
>           know I can create FBSD 8.0 jails on a 8.1 host but I'm not
>           sure if this is why the jails are not starting on the
>           backup server.
> The jails are all under /home/jails by the way and as you can see I'm new to
> ezjail.

Ignoring the data copied from original server & any configuration
related to that, are you able to create a new jail & start it up using
ezjail on the repaired host?


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