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Old 25th April 2022
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I am trying to install OpenBSD in a VM. My host is giving me 10G of SSD for the OS, 500G of spinning disk for data.

I going to have to mount /var on the spinning disk using iscsid (iscsi,conf). Any idea how this can be done during install? Or am I going to have to move /var later?

Edit: Apologies for posting this in "General" and not "Installation and Upgrading". I don't know how to move this thread.

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Old 26th April 2022
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You will not be able to establish your NAS connection during install. The RAMDISK kernel bsd.rd does not have iSCSI services available. You must provision after first boot.

If I was the admin, I would create a /var partition on the SSD as normal. After first boot I would provision the NAS separately -- using a directory structure under whatever management structure makes sense, such as /iscsi/ or /var/iscsi/ or /var/nas/ or /var/slow/. I could instead (or also) migrate an existing structure such as /var/www/ to the NAS after first boot.
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