BSD Progress

So the site was down today for several hours: my apologies for the unanticipated outage.

The fact is, however, that I have learned at least how to move the website from one ZFS storage pool to another, on the same host. Thus, this site is now running from an SSD instead of a bunch of spinning hard disks: hopefully, it is, in consequence, a bit more responsive than it was. More to the point, I now know how to move this website from one server to another, provided the new server is at least running FreeBSD. In the language of my last post, I am certainly still tied to the FreeBSD bottle, but at least I can navigate that particular ship in directions I find acceptable. I've even been able to migrate this website to run from a 2009 laptop that's running FreeBSD: I am therefore no longer particularly bound to a specific choice of OS appliance.

On a brighter note: the site now having been moved to fast SSD storage, there should be little to stop me finally releasing Semplice Version 2 by the end of this week at the latest. Watch this space.

2 thoughts on “BSD Progress”

    1. It is indeed, and I've long been happy to use it. But jails are a new thing for me, and I'm struggling! Additionally, you wrap BSD up in 'TrueNAS' appliance clothing and you lose all semblance of control and ability to manipulate... unless you start fiddling around maniacally 🙂 Thank you for commenting.

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