Earlier this year, I decided not to throw as much money in some dedicated online server (dedicated racked server) from Online.net. Not that the service would have been horrible, but with my current budget I could not offer myself such a high level service anymore.
So and since I had already tested DO (DigitalOcean) VPS (Droplets), I had migrated my mail server there. It was a simple 40GB / 2GB / 2CPU VPS with ZFS installed until recently, so with just one disk.
I’ve just taken some time to read about the new “volume” functionality they offer, and read it’s possible to add some DO Volume to ZFS with ease. So I created a new 40GB volume, and attached it to my droplet. FreeBSD discovered the disk instantly (transfer rate seems insane to me):
(da0:vtscsi0:0:0:1): UNMAPPED da0 at vtscsi0 bus 0 scbus2 target 0 lun 1 da0: Fixed Direct Access SPC-3 SCSI device da0: 344054.232MB/s transfers da0: Command Queueing enabled da0: 40960MB (83886080 512 byte sectors)
Then, I partitioned the disk so that it’s the same GPT scheme:
gpart create -s GPT da0 gpart add -t freebsd-boot -a 4k -s 512k -l gptboot1 da0 # there was a gptboot0 already gpart bootcode -b /boot/pmbr -p /boot/gptzfsboot -i 1 da0 gpart add -t freebsd-swap -a 1m -s 2gb da0 gpart add -t freebsd-zfs -a 1m da0
and then, attached the freshly partitioned zfs volume to the existing pool:
zpool attach zroot vtbd0p3 da0p3
After a few minutes, ZFS had resilvered the data:
zpool status pool: zroot state: ONLINE scan: resilvered 7.57G in 0h14m with 0 errors on Mon Oct 17 14:32:29 2016 config: NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM zroot ONLINE 0 0 0 mirror-0 ONLINE 0 0 0 vtbd0p3 ONLINE 0 0 0 da0p3 ONLINE 0 0 0 errors: No known data errors
Just that fast and easy, and my data are now mirrored. :D