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I am currently in the process of setting up an encrypted homeserver with zfs and geli.
However I am not sure what the correct partition type for geli-crypted filesystems are.

Do I just take 'freebsd-zfs' like I would do for a noncrypted zfs partition?
Do I go with the more generic 'freebsd'?

All I want to know in the end is what value to pass as the '-t' parameter when calling 'gpart add'.

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In case of doubt, use 0xDA (“raw / nōn-filesystem data”).

That will always work, and be ignored by virtuall all OSes, so geli can just use the corresponding block device.

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