[PC-BSD Testing] PCBSD Disk Manager ready for a test drive

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Fri Jul 19 11:16:31 PDT 2013

On 07/18/2013 18:43, Claudio L. wrote:
> Hello,
> The new disk manager is not by any means complete, but it reached
> about 2/3 completion. It works as a partition manager (a frontend for
> GPART), and also as a ZFS Pool manager (front end for the zpool command).
> The third (and missing) feature will be a front end for the zfs
> command to manage filesystems.
> But the two parts that are complete are ready for some audacious beta
> testers (audacious as in not-afraid-to-damage-entire-volumes-of-data).
> Comments/criticism is always welcome.
> It's been tested mainly on Virtualbox with SCSI and SATA virtual
> disks, so don't use it to manage any real data or anything serious yet
> (you've been warned). Even though it's only a frontend, and it
> prevents as much as possible the damage to your data due to user
> stupidity, data loss is still a possibility.
> The interface tries to be minimalistic. Everything is based on smart
> context menus that only allow you to do what you can with the specific
> item. If you right-click on an item and nothing comes up, it's
> probably because it's being used and you can't really touch it.
> Otherwise let me know, it might be a bug.
> To test it, either build it from source from:
> <https://github.com/claudiobsd/pcbsd-work>https://github.com/claudiobsd/pcbsd-work/tree/master/pc-zmanager
> or download a quick-test binary from:
> <https://github.com/claudiobsd/pcbsd-work/tree/master/pc-zmanager>https://github.com/claudiobsd/pcbsd-work/tree/master/pc-zmanager/bin
> Notice that the file is not a .tar but just the executable, so you'll
> have to download it, then chmod +x to allow execution, and finally,
> run it using pc-su (it must be run as root).
> Please provide feedback, we are still on time to accommodate your
> comments/requests.
> Claudio
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I just built it here, very cool looking!

Can't wait to see the ZFS Filesystems tab in operation ;)

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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