Extending with a SSD for "SQUID Proxy Server"



  • Hello there…!

    For the first, i'll apologize for my bad english, but feel free to pin something out that you didn't understand in my text :-)

    I have some trouble upgrading my pfSense box with some more storage, without reinstalling, but just adding a HDD/SSD more to the system at then format/mount it to the pfSense.

    My plan is to install a Samsung SSD with 128GB of storage, for only using it for my "SQUID Proxy Server" as web cache, i've come so far to install the SDD in the system, but i have trouble format/mounting it to the OS, so i can use it as cache space for SQUID.

    I have tried many guides, many commands and so on, but nothing have worked for me jet :-(

    I hope that there are some geniuses nice guys that would like to help me with this :-)

    My machine i have pfSense 2.4.2-RELEASE-p1 (amd64) on is a GIADA F102D... don't blame me for the small hardware, it's actually running like a charm :-)

    Cheers! :-)


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  • Hi Grimson.

    I have tried that before, and i can't get it to work :(



  • Adding new drive for squid cache drive

    try to mount on /var/squid/cache as gui default

    exp : your ssd as ada1

    gpart create -s gpt ad1
    gpart show ada6
    gpart add -t freebsd-ufs ada1
    newfs /dev/ada1p1
    gpart show

    now your ssd as /dev/ada1p1
    then try to mount as proxy cache drive >>> mount /dev/ada1p1 /var/squid/cache
    then ckeck list all drive >> df -h

    Dont forget to lock your drive to system at fstab.*  ( edit file at /etc/fstab.*)

    add this to fstab >> /dev/ada1p1      /var/squid/cache  ufs  rw,noatime        2  2

    Good luck  ;)


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