As I did a clean install and not an upgrade of my
FreeBSD 8.2 to
9.0, I have to reconfigure everything from scratch 🙂
I have 4 Western Digital disks with data – all in RAID-Z. And because they are Western Digital, they have 4K sectors and don’t work well with
ZFS. So I also have encrypted them with
geli – a standard trick.
I had a huge problem attaching the
geli devices after reinstall.
The devices have changed names, and the
geli attach will fail if using the “alias” device :-/
So if using e.g.
ad6s1e as provider under
8.2, then attach will fail under
geli: Provider ad6s1e is invalid
/dev/ad6s1e is now an alias for
/dev/ada0s1e (look in the
So remember to keep this in mind when editing
loader.conf. Also remember to copy