Adding Encrypted Disks to FreeBSD

Since FreeBSD 10.0 the system installer has included an option to automatically encrypt the disks upon installation, which is great, before that it was quite a pain. This is going to focus on adding encrypted disks after installation. In this example I will be adding a pair of drives…

Getting Disk information on FreeBSD

These commands will find any disk attached and recognized by your Kernel with the exception of some raid cards / HBAs. These were run on a FreeBSD-11 machine, some ancient versions of FreeBSD also had ata type tools, but they are no longer applicable. There are other ports that handle disks…