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Remote port forwarding via ssh tunnel fails

I am trying to do some remote port forwarding via a ssh tunnel on my NAS (NAS4Free running FreeBSD), which is behind a firewall. I have added gateway_enable="YES" in /etc/rc.conf and also ...
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nas4free partitioning os drive [Nas4free]

I tried the nas4free forums but it doesn't seem that responsive so I am going to try my luck here. version: 9.2.0.1 - Shigawire (revision 972) My boot drive is in raid 1. One of the hdd is ...
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FreeNAS ports/pkg not working after update to 9.10

I recently updated to FreeNAS 9.10 stable via the UI and now I'm having trouble with my packages and ports on my oldest existing portjail. It seems the catalog won't update and I can't really install ...
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Find out reason behind IPMI watchdog hard reset

Tonight at 3.15am my NAS server (running FreeNAS) rebooted. Core cause seems to be watchdog timer running out: ~# ipmitool chassis restart_cause System restart cause: watchdog expired ~# ipmitool mc ...
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FreeNAS ACLs - ID mismatch, no AD

I am currently experiencing a strange behavior with my FreeNAS Setup, I assume it has been since my initial config. Even though I have a Windows 2008 Server, I do not use it for authentication with my ...
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Virtualised SQL Server Cluster test environment error “originally formatted with sector size 4096”

I am trying to set up an environment for testing a clustered SQL Server upgrade, so I have built a replica here on VMware Workstation 11. I have provisioned 3 servers for this, two Windows Server ...
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Can't enable TLSv1.2 on nginx on a FreeNAS jail

I'm quite new to the FreeBSD environment, I'm quite used to the Linux one. I've created a jail in FreeNAS 9.3 and installed nginx with ssl support following several online resources (googled "freebsd ...
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Configuring FreeNAS on Hardware RAID

I have a server with 16 Gb RAM and 4x1TB HDDs configured as RAID 10. Now I have to configure that server for the FreeNAS, but I have found that the FreeNAS won't support the Hardware RAID. Instead, ...
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System fails to boot after successful LSI 9211-8i firmware update

So, here we go. I purchased a used LSI 9211-8i to use in my NAS. I installed the card, attached a few drives, booted the system, and everything looked OK. I'm using FreeNAS and there was a warning ...
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How to diagnose netstat: no namelist

I had to replace an NIC on my HP Proliant Microserver, running FreeNAS 9.3 In my crashplan jail, I now get "netstat: no namelist" as a response when I execute the netstat command. How to I diagnose ...
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How do audit file permissions changes over CIFS?

I have a few windows file servers but am slowly changing to Freenas/ZFS boxes which are working much better however I can't figure out how to audit when people change permissions to critical folders. ...
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Weird ZFS performance with 4K pool block size?

I'm starting to look at ZFS, doing tests with FreeNAS on an old HP MicroServer (N40L). Didn't get extra RAM yet so it's only running with 2 GB, so pretty much no cache. I created a pool on a single 1 ...
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FreeNAS Jail - Mount nullfs at jail boot

I have a need to mount using nullfs for a jail in FreeNAS and want this mount to be automatically set up at boot of the jail. I have not had luck finding a clean documented way of doing this that ...
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FreeNAS Flash Drive Corruption

The flash drive that had FreeNAS on it was unplugged while the system was running. Now when I start the system, I get the following error: GRUB loading . . Welcome to GRUB! error: unknown ...
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Building Driver for Intel X710-da2 on FreeBSD [closed]

I am trying to build the network driver for Intel X710-da2, which can be downloaded here on FreeBSD 9.3. I followed the Intel README but nevertheless I retrieve the following compile error after ...
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NFSD lock up on FreeNAS 9.3

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2960 running FreeNAS 9.3, and a Dell PowerEdge 1955 Modular Chassis with a 5316M switch. I wanted to get a faster link between the two so I configured a LAGG with LACP over ...
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Cannot see Active Directory users and groups in FreeNAS users list

I would like to add a local user to a Active Directory Domain in FreeNAS. The Active Directory is created by FreeNAS itself (there's some samba service running). Unfortunately, I can neither see the ...
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Increase the capacity of a RAIDZ1 vdev on ZFS

I'm running FreeNAS on a Mini-ITX Box at home. I have 3x3TB HDDs in a RAIDZ1 udev. Now I'm running out of space. I have space for one additional HDD in my case. I want to convert the 3x3TB RAIDZ1 into ...
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connecting to PostgreSQL fails with semctl … invalid argument

I ran initdb, tried to create a new superuser with createuser -sdrP myuser The error I'm getting is createuser: could not connect to database postgres: FATAL: semctl(3342342, 3, SETVAL, 0) ...
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On FreeNas what is the difference between the “Permission Type” and the “Share Type” setting?

On FreeNas when creating a new dataset, I am presented with an option for Share Type Later, in a different dialog, when editing permissions of the dataset, I am presented with an option for ...
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FreeNAS Share Timeout

I'm trying to backup to a Share on FreeNAS with Veeam Endpoint Backup, however after about 20 minutes (was originally 6 minutes until I ran a chkdsk on my MBP's hard drive) I receive the error: ...
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Attached disk does not appear in FreeNas UI disks section, but after create a volume it does, why?

When I attach a disk to my FreeNAS it does not appear in the user interface under the disks section when I click "View Disks". However, if I attempt to add a volume then I can select the disk in the ...
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Shutting down host from within jail

I've created a jail with ssh using Finch-Freebsd on a NAS4FREE and added a local non super user to access the jail via ssh. I want to be able to grant this user limited shell access specifically to ...
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How can I backup FreeNAS with Amanda backup?

I need to backup FreeNAS with Amanda backup, how can I do this? I cannot find any plugin and I cannot think of how to do it.
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What does Samba need from LDAP for a valid account?

I have inherited an OpenLDAP system, coupled to a FreeNAS and it is quite a headache to create users all the time. I just want to create a user that can access its own homes share. I have a working ...
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After I clear a large number of Snapshots (approximately 1500), FreeNAS 9.3 Web GUI displays “An error occurred.” After two days

My FreeNAS 9.3 Web GUI crushed after I clear a large number of Snapshots (approximately 1500) And now, It only displays these words: An error occurred. Sorry, the page you are looking for is ...
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No more space on FreeNAS 9.3. But only half of space actually in use based on “du -sh” command

This morning I got a warning on my FreeNAS 9.3 machine about "Not enough space" warning: The capacity for the volume 'SeanVolume' is currently at 85%, while the recommended value is below 80%. It's ...
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How to restore ntfs partition table in freebsd

I accidentally deleted my partition table on my old disk through: gpart delete -i ada3 gpart destory ada3 Which contains all files on it. How can restore these data on this disk? I tried testdisk, ...
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Replacing a HDD in FreeNAS

I got a message that said one of my hard drive was degraded and im trying to figure out how to check which drive it is. I did zpool status and I got this zpool status pool: BiggyD state: ...
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FreeNAS is getting Uncorrectable parity/CRC errors

In my FreeNAS 9.3 installation I am getting more and more Uncorrectable parity/CRC errors (like these here: May 15 13:39:41 freenas (ada1:ahcich1:0:0:0): READ_FPDMA_QUEUED. ACB: 60 00 b8 0e 18 40 91 ...
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iSCSI steps between 1Gb/s and 10Gb/s [closed]

So, I am in the process of building out a iSCSI system based off freeNAS. This is being connected to a few (around 20ish) ESXi 5.5 boxes. These ESXi boxes only have the boot drive and a few Gb of ...
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SAMBA/LDAP authentication failed in FreeNAS

I got a FreeNAS server and I am trying to share folders using SAMBA. My users are in an OpenLDAP server. The OpenLDAP has the samba.schema loaded. I checked the sambaSID in my FreeNAS and it is the ...
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FreeNAS plugins won't load

I recently set up my first server using FreeNAS, and have it up and running on my internal LAN. When I installed, I saw a list of plugins available, but I didn't install any at the time. Today, I went ...
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ZFS shows pool state FAULTED, but all devices are ONLINE; how can I recover my data?

Our 100TB NAS based on FreeNAS 8 was unexpectedly powered off due to power failure. After turning it on back, 100TB zpool "projects" was unmounted with state "FAULTED". I've tried zpool import -fFX, ...
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How should I delete ancient archives from FreeNAS?

I've inherited a FreeNAS installation from a colleague who has left the company. The installation is used for keeping in-house rsync backups of our many web servers dotted around the world. The ...
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Convert raidz1 to raidz2 via a temporary drive

I set up a new NAS server a few months ago and set it as RaidZ. I'm re-thinking that decision and would like to grab an extra drive and move to RaidZ2. Before everyone replies that this isn't possible ...
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XenServer 6.5 iSCSI MPIO with point-to-point links (without a Switch)

I'm doing some experiment with iSCSI MPIO between FreeNAS 9.3 and two XenServer 6.5 hosts. I would like to use iSCSI MPIO to serve as VM storage. Pretty common environment, but without a switch to ...
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freenas disc problems - smart error - how to repair zfs raid?

I have troubles with my freenas 9.2.1. It crashed today. Its running a fileserver on zfs jbod raid 2. I'm not sure what exactly causes the problems. The system is booting however reacting pretty slow. ...
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FreeNAS 9.3 and AD

Ever since my upgrade from 9.1 to 9.3, I'm having all sorts of issues getting FreeNAS to place nicely with AD (2008 level) (I've also tried a fresh install of 9.3 with the same issues) ...
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Choosing CPU configuration for small NAS

I am going to build an small 4 disks NAS server with FreeNAS/ZFS. I've read that due to ZFS performance 8GB is the recommended amount of RAM for the solution, but I wonder about the CPU. Currently I ...
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FreeBSD/FreeNAS: How to change group for multiple users?

I need to change group membership for a bunch of users. How do I list all users? change multiple users to nogroup primary group? add secondary/auxiliary groups to multiple users? Basically I need ...
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Virtualized Storage for other VMs on ESXi host [duplicate]

This question is two fold. Part 1: Is it a bad idea to virtualize a storage solution and run VMDKs off of that as opposed to the original VMFS datastore. Essentially lets assume I have 2 TB worth ...
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FreeNAS Web UI not responding

Our FreeNAS is running; I can login via ssh. But the Web UI is not responding. From How to restart web ui on freenas I tried service nginx restart which gave: Performing sanity check on nginx ...
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Formatting a FreeNAS ZFS volume as ext4 for Linux use?

I've setup a FreeNAS server with 6x 3TB drives for use as a backup NAS via iSCSI for a Linux server (Ubuntu 12.04). The FreeNAS setup was pretty straightforward and the logical step seemed to be to ...
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FreeBSD determine if reboot was due to power loss

We are running FreeNAS (which is built on FreeBSD) to run our data storage systems. It is running on an APC Smart-UPS 750VA X. On a couple of occasions, I have been alerted to the fact that the ...
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How to setup FreeNAS as a Windows Cluster storage target?

I have a VMWare Workstation running 4 virtual machines. Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controller. Also WS2012 R2, "WS1", to be a part of a cluster. "WS2", sysprepped from "WS1". FreeNAS (also tried ...
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AFP Share Mounting Issues

I have setup some AFP shares on our bespoke NAS system running FreeNas but seem to be encountering some issues. All the permissions are the same and the shares setup exactly the same way. I have 4 ...
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FreeNAS zfs zraid two failing disks

I have a FreeNAS 8.3 file server with ZFS running four 3TB disks in raidz. camcontrol devlist: at scbus0 target 0 lun 0 (pass0,ada0) at scbus1 target 0 lun 0 (pass1,ada1) ...
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ZFS - Is RAIDZ-1 really that bad?

I have an NAS server with 4x 2TB WD RE4-GP drives in a RAID10 configuration (4TB usable). I'm running out of space (<1TB usable space left). I have $0 to spend on bigger/more drives/enclosures. I ...
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ZFS volume as ISCSI target

I'm looking into ZFS and using FreeNAS for ZFS management and have the following question: Do the ZFS advantages as deduplication, auto error fixing etc still work when creating an iSCSI target on a ...