FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE and ZFS boot

FreeBSD has just released a new stable release! (8.2-RELEASE)
And as this is my beloved OS for running servers on, it was time to update.

But I was scared!
I’ve started using FreeBSD with ZFS boot.
Last time I did a ‘freebsd-upgrade’ my zfs boot went super dead.
And this time I didn’t have an test platform either….

VirtualBox to the rescue
I know it wouldn’t be just the same, but it would be better to simulate it on this,
rather then just bet on my luck!

The upgrade from 8.1-RELEASE and 8.2-RELEASE when without any issues.
And when I issued the ‘zpool upgrade tank’, I crossed my fingers…..

gpart bootcode -b /boot/pmbr -p /boot/gptzfsboot -i 1 da0

What a nice message!

After search the web, I came across this maillist entry.
Should I used the /src/UPDATE instruction or follow what ZFS says….

ZFS is the king! It worked as a sharm, and the virtualbox setup upgraded without any issues.
Without hesitation I when to my production server, and upgrade.. No problemo!.

Me just loves sexy freebsd! 🙂

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