Re: Building ZFS-based VM images

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Date: Thu, 6 May 2021 19:09:15 +0100
On Thu, May 06, 2021 at 09:17:30AM -0600, Alan Somers wrote:
>It's easy to build a UFS-based VM image just by setting WITH_VMIMAGES in
>release.conf and running  But what about ZFS-based images?
>What's the easiest way to build a ZFS-based VM image, using a pool layout
>similar to what the interactive installer uses?


I don't know of a way with make release

Briefly, the way I do zfs on amd64 vm is (given you're already set up on bhyve):

a: truncate -s 64G filename.img
b: sh -c 4 -m 32768M -t tap1 -d filename.img -i -I
freebsd-installer.iso vmname
c: run through the installer, selecting auto-zfs on the way.
d: stop the reboot, run the again and omit the -i -I 
freebsd-installer.iso bit

(in my context, is a symlink to
/usr/share/examples/bhyve/ in the dir i'm working in)

[section 22.7 FreeBSD as a Host with bhyve]

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