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Installing Windows Server 2008 R2 To A Thumb Drive [on hold]

Is it possible to install Windows Server 2008 R2 to a thumb drive? I currently run FreeNAS from my thumb drive but ran into issues with a UNIX OS not supporting Windows ACLs and found out the hard ...
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Cannot mount external FreeNAS NFS on XenServer VM or Dom0

I'm hoping someone can help identify a problem or at least send me in the right direction. I've created an NFS share on FreeNAS. The server has an external IP. I can mount this on my Debian machine ...
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FreeNAS: “swap_pager: I/O error - pagein failed”

Our FreeNAS server log is constantly filling up with Apr 5 15:13:49 Wheelhouse NAS kernel: swap_pager: I/O error - pagein failed; blkno 524312,size 4096, error 6 Apr 5 15:13:49 Wheelhouse NAS ...
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FreeNAS: “/var: write failed, filesystem is full”

Upon logging into our FreeNAS via shell, it says /var: write failed, filesystem is full So I did > df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on /dev/ufs/FreeNASs2a ...
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Need to replace disk in zpool … confused

I need to replace a bad disk in a zpool on FreeNAS. zpool status shows pool: raid-5x3 state: ONLINE scrub: scrub completed after 15h52m with 0 errors on Sun Mar 30 13:52:46 2014 config: ...
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Need to identify disk in zpool … how?

I need to replace a bad disk in a zpool on FreeNAS. zpool status shows gptid/5fe33556-3ff2-11e2-9437-f46d049aaeca UNAVAIL 0 0 0 cannot open How do I find the serial # of that disk? ...
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zpool status reports error … what next?

On our FreeNAS server, zpool status gives me: pool: raid2 state: ONLINE status: One or more devices has experienced an unrecoverable error. An attempt was made to correct the error. ...
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Any disadvantage of running a virtual machine using files for its drives hosted on freenas/zfs?

I recently got tired of the really slow I/O reads and latency (10-30 MB/s read, not sure for latency but very slow) from a provider I rent a virtual machine from. He uses freenas, the virtual machine ...
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How can I monitor HP P410 hardware RAID degraded in Freenas

I would like to run freenas on a HP P410 hardware RAID 5 4x600GB 15k SAS array and be alerted in the case of physical disk failure, however the freenas documentation says: to prevent problems, do ...
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FREENAS: Why isn't mv command instant within a RAIDZ1 volume?

I'm currently 'reorganizing' file structure within a RAIDZ1 volume. Moving directories from one dataset to another, which are both contained on the same volume. SSH'ed into the machine and did a ...
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freenas zfs read performance sucks .. why?

I just set up a freenas zfs raid-z2 with 4 drives sata enterprise drives and doing some performance tests. Right now I'm pushing and pulling linux images into the storage. My notebook has a samsung ...
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Is it possible to remove a drive from zfs?

I have a zfs raid-z1 with too much storage volume. I thought of taking out one volume. Is it possible to remove a drive from a zfs raid storage? thx for your help
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Is it possible to change zfs raid-z1 to raid-z2 or raid-z3 on freenas?

I have a running freenas zfs on raid-z1. For safety i though of increasing parity. Enough spare space is available. Is it possible to upgrade a zfs raid-z1 to raid-z2 or raid-z3? thx for your help
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Which file sharing protocol (SMB/AFS/NFS/SMB2/SMB3) is best for an mixed client environment within an ad?

I'm just setting up freenas with ZFS and was wondering which file sharing protocol / data transfer protocol is the best to use? Has anyone experiences? I guess i have a very typical business setup. I ...
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Local file server needs root access to change permissions

The previous developers set up a local Linux file server (FreeNAS 8.1) and while we can log in through the username they provided we do not have root access so we can not change permissions or do ...
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FreeNAS, ZFS, OS X, can't get write access

I have a OS X. I configured server, based on FreeNAS. Setup sharing trough AFP service. Set all permissions for read-write access for users and groups. I do all the same things for one UFS drive and ...
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Is a Virtualbox FreeNAS VM reliable (with a UPS)?

I started looking at - Is FreeNAS reliable? I would have taken issue with TV10's comment : "longer than a UPS would handle it" (but I don't yet have a rating high enough to do so). I am running a ...
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Freenas and Active Directory

I'm trying to setup my Freenas server with Active Directory, it's connected fine and the following works: [root@storage01] /# wbinfo -t checking the trust secret for domain ISD via RPC calls ...
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2012R2 Storage Spaces Memory and CPU requirements

I am looking at possibly using Storage Spaces in Server 2012R2 to build a NAS off of. I am looking to build a fairly large unit, 12-14 HDDs, in a "RAID10" like setup (I know storage spaces does not do ...
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Use FreeNAS server as external drive with USB 3

This might be a weird question. Is it possible to connect a FreeNAS server to a computer with USB 3 and use the NAS as a high-throughput external drive? We would want this sometimes to not be capped ...
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FreeNAS, Do I need 1GB per TB of usable storage, or 1GB of memory per TB of physical disc?

The title says it all. When setting up free NAS, do I need 1GB per TB of usable storage, or 1GB of memory per TB of physical disc?
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Can you add a different size RAIDZ1 to an exists zpool?

For example, I have a 4x2TB RaidZ1 set up right now, but I would like to add only a 3X4TB RaidZ1 in addition to it. Is there a way to do this with zdevs/another Zpool? Thanks
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SAS IT Mode controllers and SAS Expanders

Lots of semi-related posts, but none that address this scenario. I picked up an LSI SAS1064E-IR based HP Controller. I flashed it with an -IT firmware, and things look somewhat ok. Except that I ...
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Windows 7 PC cannot see some LAN PCs, but can access them via path

In an office LAN, with Windows 7 Professional workstations and a FreeNAS Samba server, 2 workstations have intermittent problems in browsing for the other workstations, as well as the FreeNAS server. ...
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ZFS destroy aborted - how to get rid of snapshot?

I've got a problem with one of my FreeNAS 8 boxes. I was deleting some snapshots with zfs destroy when unfortunatelly my PC crashed and therefore killed the SSH-connection while a snapshot destroyment ...
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slow I/O on FreeNas 8.3.1 (PE1950 with Perc5i)

The System: Dell Poweredge 1950: Networking: Integrated Gigabit (Cat5e to gigabit switch) Memory: 6GB DDR2@667Mhz OS: FreeNAS 8.3.1-P2 RAID Controller: Perc 5/i RAID Configuration: RAID1 (2 x 2TB WD ...
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Sync Active Directory Users in FreeNAS

This is for FreeNas-9.1.1, I am using active directory which appears to be connecting ok, since the following list users/groups from that server with no problems wbinfo -u wbinfo -g I can also join ...
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Import OS X OD users/groups to FreeNAS

Arrived in at work the other day and found a HP Micro Server sitting on my desk with a request to set it up as new network attached storage. Everything is working so far so good however I can't seem ...
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Why won't the CIFS service start?

When I try to enable the CIFS service (to use it with my OpenLDAP directory) on my FreeNAS 9.1.1, I get the message The service could not be started. In the shell of my FreeNAS, I see the ...
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How can I get FreeNAS to work with LDAP authentication?

I'm trying to set up a FreeNAS 9.1.1 server with CIFS shares with LDAP authentication. I've set up an OpenLDAP server, populated it with smbldap-populate, added a user account for myself and ...
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FreeNAS FTP Error: 425 Unable to build data connection: Operation not permitted

When I try to connect to SSL enabled proftpd as installed on Freenas 8.3.0, I see my client feedback output saying that AUTH TLS is working, the connection goes encrypted (as confirmed by Wireshark) ...
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Expanding a FreeNAS RAIDZ Pool

I am building a ZFS data server using FreeNAS. I have enough hard disk space (4x2TB) for a few years, but if down the road I want to expand this out can i build another 4xHD pool? Would i need ...
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Sharing storage between DFS nodes providing failover without failover manager

I'm currently consulting for a small engineering firm that has been using a single server for all their domain needs and their management has got sick of not being able to access networked shares from ...
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FreeNAS/FreeBSD: How to access status of ZFS volume from jail?

I am trying to set up NRPE to enable remote Nagios monitoring of a new FreeNAS 0.91 system. I mostly have this working. I can connect and inquire about basic information like number of processes, ...
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FreeBSD undo uppercase characters in username

I set up a FreeNAS box a while ago and against better judgement, used an uppercase character when creating my username. This has led to a directory called George. Now, when I later read that ...
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FreeNAS not detecting hard drive

I have a FreeNAS box (OS install onto USB), with 2 hard drives in it. In the GUI its only showing 1 (ada0). How do I make it detect the other one? They are both showing in dmesg: ada0 at ahcich1 ...
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Which disk is FreeNAS booting from?

I've just installed FreeNAS to what I believe to be the USB stick. Is there anyway to tell for sure without rebooting the machine and removing the USB stick?
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FreeNAS ufs root fs bad, recover freenas-v1.db

I'm booting my FreeNAS from an USB stick. But it became bad and won't boot up. bad dir ino {X} at offset {X}: mangled entry I now attached the USB drive to a VM with FreeNAS to mount / or repair ...
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CIFS share on Freenas not giving full control to AD users

I've managed to setup a FreeNAS server and connect it to AD. My problem comes when I try to edit permissions from windows. I already set the owner to be an AD user that I'm logged in with, but when I ...
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FreeNAS - how to “Exclude from file” in Rsyncd (GUI)

I am trying to set rsync tasks to Pull user profiles from 11 Windows machines running DeltaCopy Server and then configure ZFS periodic snapshot tasks for a backup solution. So far this has been ...
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How fast can a Windows 2008 CIFS client write to SAMBA server using 10Gb NIC?

We are experiencing a performance problem using Windows 2008 CIFS client. We have a FreeNAS server that delivers 1.3GB/s on ZFS write. We have 10Gb network connecting NAS server and CIFS clients. ...
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Does the FreeNAS target make use of iSCSI offload cards?

When using a FreeNAS as iSCSI target, would it use the iSCSI offload engine on cards that have it, or is it an initiator-only feature? EDIT: just to clarify, I want to know if a supported iSCSI ...
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Upgrading server motherboard while maintaining 12 SATA ports

My office has been using a FreeNAS server that was built with desktop hardware. We use it for storing RAW photos (~50mb each). We have 3 workstations that access (browse, retouch, save) the files ...
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ESXi 5.0 - Software RAID 1

Environment: Storage: HP P2000 MSA G3 SAS Array with 24 300GB 10k SAS Disks Two Storage Controllers with redundant SAS connections to each host Hosts: Three HP DL380 G7s with a 10GB SD Card, ...
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Renaming files over a share on FreeNAS

I've just finished spinning up a FreeNAS install for various install ISOs, tools, etc for our team. The box is a small HP microserver with 500 gig of disk total, set up in a RAID-Z ZFS pool. I've ...
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How can I get FreeNAS and pfSense to report more using SNMP?

I have two servers which run variants of FreeBSD: One is a pfSense router and one is a FreeNAS 8 server. Both these servers run SNMP, and I am collecting and graphing their information using a third ...
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Linux Software RAID (mdadm) vs ZFS Z-Raid for file server [closed]

I recently had a bit of a scare with my software RAID 5 array becoming degraded. I was able to add the drive back into the array, but it got me thinking about trying something different. I am ...
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ZFS iSCSI and free capacity in VMFS

I use ZFS in FreeNAS 8.0.4 and use iSCSI to provide a LUN to Vmware ESXi 5.0. I post it at http://forums.freenas.org/showthread.php?10990-Memory-utilization-and-performance-problem/page4, but I ...
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Can't connect to Freenas over public IP Adress

I have built a freenas server. It's behind a router and i a modified a NAT setting that allowed the server to be assigned with the router's public IP adress. Now, i get an error when I connect to it ...
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ZFS / FreeNAS - Matching Config Performance Discrepancy

I have 2 new servers with the exact same hardware running FreeNAS. There are 30 4TB drives in each enclosure. Each has the exact same zpool configuration (5x 5 4TB drive RAIDZ volumes, 3 spares, ...