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use partitions on my boot USB to store data

Filesystems(UFS, EXT2, FAT, NTFS, ZFS), mount points, partitions
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use partitions on my boot USB to store data

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Post by dvh » 08 Nov 2018 01:18

I can see that my boot USB has partitions including:

da0s1
da0s1a
da0s2
da0s2b
da0s3
da0s3a

I believe that da0s1 contains the Xigmanas system, and da0s1a stores the XML config file. are the remaining partitions created by the USB install process used by the system, or, can I freely use them? I want a persistent place to store extensions between reboots, and I think this space would suffice.

can I safely format and use any of the remaining partitions?

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Post by dvh » 08 Nov 2018 01:28

more generally, what are these partitions used for?

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Re: use partitions on my boot USB to store data

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Post by raulfg3 » 08 Nov 2018 07:10

you can use partition 3 to store data, normally temp files because partition is lost if you need to do a fresh install

PD: Partition 1 = XigmaNAS
Partitions 2 = Swap
Partition 3 = Free to use
XigmaNAS 11.2.0.4 - Omnius (revision 6195)+OBI on SUPERMICRO X8SIL-F 8GB of ECC RAM, 12x3TB disk in 3 vdev in RaidZ1 = 32TB Raw size only 22TB usable

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Re: use partitions on my boot USB to store data

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Post by dvh » 09 Nov 2018 02:10

thanks, and I understand about the re-install warning

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