[Ukfreebsd] [UkOpenBSDUsers] August meetup

Vincent Hoffman vince at unsane.co.uk
Wed Aug 25 19:41:54 BST 2010

 On 25/08/2010 19:37, Sevan / Venture37 wrote:
> On 25 August 2010 18:12, andy thomas <andy at time-domain.co.uk> wrote:
>> Is this now definite for tomorrow?
> Yes,
>> 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?
Also have you copied the /usr/local/etc/ezjail directory and the files
it contains as well as ezjail.conf ?
> Sevan
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