FreeNAS is a network attached storage (NAS) server appliance distribution based on the FreeBSD operating system.

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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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Windows Server NAS Backup solution [closed]

I'm looking for software for Windows Server, which will work similarly to NAS solutions. I want to be able to backup data from workstations to my server, manage the rights to share/view/edit files and ...
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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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zpool import: volume FAULTED with corrupted data, is it possible to save some data?

I was using Freenas 8.2 and decided to upgrade to 9.2. All seem to go well, upgraded zfs to 28 and rebooted. During next boot it seem to take forever and at some point I decided to turn off 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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File permission mask/mode settings for Samba on FreeNAS?

I'm currently working on the Samba settings on a FreeNAS server. When any user creates a file or a folder on the server I want the file or folder to get the following RWX permissions: 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, 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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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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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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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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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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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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How to determine which disk failed in a FreeNAS / ZFS setup

I'm building out a FreeNAS based server in a Supermicro X6DHE-XB 3U enclosure with 4G of RAM, 16 SATA hot-swap bays. It comes with 2x8 port 3Ware RAID cards, but I'm planning on just using the ZFS ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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BSD - Remove non-ascii characters from all files in a directory recursively

I'm trying to migrate a bunch (300GB+) of files from a FAT32 drive to my freeNas ZFS filesystem but every command I throw at it (tar,pax,mv,cp) throws an 'invalid argument' when it encounters a ...
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FreeNAS NUT Slave and not master?

I have 2x FreeNAS servers and one UPS. The First FreeNAS server has the NUT stuff configured, running and working just fine. Is there a way to configure my second freeNAS server to be a slave to 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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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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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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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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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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ESXi 5.0 - Software RAID 1 [closed]

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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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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Are there any PCIe SSD cards compatable with OpenIndianna (OpenSolaris) and/or FreeNAS (freebsd) 8+?

Has anyone had any success at all with any PCIx SSD cards around the 200GB+ mark under FreeNAS 8 or OpenIndiana? Specifically either of these platforms because of ZFS support for which we'd be using ...
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Converting UTF-8 NFD filenames to UTF-8 NFC, in either rsync or afpd

I have a home file server running FreeNAS 8. A few days ago I used rsync to upload my entire iTunes library from Mac so that I could load my library over the network instead of off a slow USB drive. ...
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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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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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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? For clarification, I want to know if a supported iSCSI offload ...
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Too much free space on FreeNAS - ZFS

I have a FreeNAS server with 3 x 2 To disks in raidz1. I would expect to have about 4 To of space available. When I run zpool list I get: [root@freenas] ~# zpool list NAME SIZE USED AVAIL ...
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Dell PERC 4/DC (PowerEdge 2850) and ZFS

I understand that ZFS prefers to have as much data about the drives as possible, and that the best thing to do is turn off RAID. The hardware environment is a Dell PowerEdge 2850 with PERC 4/DC and ...
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FreeNAS ZFS Kernel Panic

I'm running FreeNAS 8 and my computer had a hard reset from a power outage and now every time I try to boot I get the following error message: Error Message: panic: zfs_replay_acl_v0:898: unsupported ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I trust that ZFS is consistent between Linux and FreeBSD?

I'm planning to build a FreeNAS box sometime soon, but if ZFS on Linux eventually proves to be reliable, I might want to switch, just to have a more familiar OS. So I'm wondering if I can trust that ...
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External USB disks on FreeNAS

I have a WD external USB disk (it is new), that works just fine on Linux with ext4 filesystem, but then when I use on FreeNAS and mount the ZFS volume I get error while writing into it. ...
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How to automatically remount iscsi drive, after network errors on Vmware + FreeNAS

Is it possible to force Ubuntu to remount, rescan storage in time manner, to automatically mount it in rw mode? I have a Ubuntu virtual machine on VMware server. And have physical FreeNAS server ...