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

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Network Performance / SMB-CIFS / Guidance

I'm an IT professional working out of my home office. I'm having some performance problems (NAS file copies) which I'm trying to isolate, using iperf. My question is on iperf. Infrastructure - ...
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Is FreeNAS ready for the enterprise?

I am having a bit of split in thought. I am looking at getting a NAS for my company, we need it for our VMware server. Originally the idea was to buy a NAS (a Netgear ReadyNAS) But then I got some ...
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FreeNAS: Why do usernames and passwords have to match the client system?

I'm transitioning from a ReadyNAS server to a FreeNAS server. On our current ReadyNAS, we have one user account that every person in our office can use to access the server. Everyone has a unique ...
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2 drive failures in zpool raid

I have a question if I'm going to be able to restore this partition if I order replacement drives. zpool clear didn't seem to do anything. zpool status Partition1 ...
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SSH attacks on Freenas [closed]

I had my freenas box set up using no-ip to forward ssh requests to my machine so that I could get to it from work, friends house, parents, etc. A couple days ago i noticed a large in crease in ...
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Array free space requirement

The general rule of thumb is don't use more than 80-85% of your capacity, otherwise performance degrades sharply, and other bad stuff may happen. On a 8TB array, this comes out to around 1.6TB of ...
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FreeNAS NFS locks create extra files

I just upgraded FreeNAS from 8 to 9.2.1.6-RELEASE and now I am having some trouble with (what seems like) NFS locks. I am using the ZipArchive from PHP to add files to ZIP archives that are on an NFS ...
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Unmounted ZFS filesystem

I inherited a FreeNAS setup with ZFS mounts. I ran through this crash course on ZFS (no previous experience), but it doesn't answer my question. I have this list when I run zfs list: [root@nas] ~# ...
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HP ProLiant DL380 added disks, but FreeNAS doesn't detect them

I have a HP ProLiant DL380 server and just inserted some extra disks (everything is hot swap), but the server doesn't seem to detect them. I tried camcontrol rescan all, but to no avail, it is just as ...
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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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*NIX devices getting Permission Denied errors after downloading ~4/5MB of data on FreeNAS CIFS share

I have my FreeNAS (FreeNAS-9.2.0-RELEASE-x64 (ab098f4)) which is set to rwx for my FreeNAS user and can be anonymously accessed through my network. When copying stuff from my windows host I get no ...
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Can I install FreeNAS on an old ReadyNAS 1100

I have an old ReadyNAS 1100 by Netgear. It has 4x500GB disks. http://kbserver.netgear.com/products/rnr4000.asp Can I install FreeNAS on it? If so, can you please explain how? As far as I can ...
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FreeNAS confusion: not sure what happened. raidz1 “DEGRADED”, disk “FAULTED”

Sorry for the long narrative, but I'm thoroughly confused. I'm using FreeNAS-8.0.4-RELEASE-p2-x64 (11367) on a box with 5x3TB SATA disks configured as a raidz volume. A few days ago, the console ...
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Which will have more faster for backups between usb drive on vm or NAS drive

I have IBM server with SAS drives and ESXi Server with many VM (not production). Now for backups of VM i have two options But NAS drive and use that on network Get USB drive , attach to FreeNAS VM ...
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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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How to discover current time-zone (FreeNAS shell)?

How can I find which time-zone is currently in effect on my system and get offset to it? I need this information in order to offset some time calculations and I cannot make it constant because of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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FreeNAS AFP Doesn't Authenticate

I just set up a FreeNAS 8.0.3 server and am trying to use its AFP (Netatalk) service to access it via a Mac OS X Lion system. I created the ZFS volume, set its permissions to include my user in its ...
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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 ...