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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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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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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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What does a hard disk failure in a ZFS pool look like, and what do you actually do?

People often talk about the theoretical benefits of ZFS and how it takes (RAIDZ1/2) hard disk failures easily, and Server Fault has many testaments to this fact. I am considering setting up a NAS with ...
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Non-ECC memory with ZFS: a stupid idea?

I have a new server and am planning to upgrade the paltry 2 GB of memory to the maximum of 16 GB. (Theoretically 8 GB is the limit, but empirically 16 GB has been shown to work.) Some guides advise ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 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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Is FreeNAS reliable?

FreeNAS seems like a great product with a full checklist of features, even iSCSI. But how reliable is it? There are a few scary stories about lost data, for example here. Here is another example. If ...
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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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mounting ZFS zvol snapshot locally gives “Invalid argument”

I'm trying to mount a snapshot of a ZFS zvol. The zvol should have a ext2 partition on it (as evidenced by the CentOS VM to which the zvol is currently shared by iSCSI): [root@test-vm ~]# file - &...
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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 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) /var/log/...
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freenas windows acls folder permissions

We have FreeNAS-9.2.1.3-RELEASE-x64 providing a samba share to IIS (hosted by 2012 R2, if that's relevant) ssasan01# smbd --version Version 4.1.6 The freenas server is joined to an AD provided by ...
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Disk IO slow on ESXi, even slower on a VM (freeNAS + iSCSI)

I have a server with ESXi 5 and iSCSI attached network storage. The storage server has 4x1Tb SATA II disks in Raid-Z on freenas 8.0.4. Those two machines are connected to each other with Gigabit ...
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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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Attaching SATA device disturbs boot order

I'm running a Supermicro X7DCA board in a NAS server. Whenever I plug in a sata disk the boot sequence goes out of order. This is a problem, because it is running headless. I've had this problem ...
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How to disable ACLs on ZFS in FreeNAS?

I inherited a FreeNAS installation that I recently upgraded to version 9. I have some ZFS mounts that are mounted like this: data1/data on /mnt/data1/data (zfs, NFS exported, local, nfsv4acls) data1/...
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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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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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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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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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How to restart web ui on freenas

I've come across a bug with freenas where the web ui (lighthttpd) can freeze up and render the service to hang. Is there an easy way to restart this service via a terminal?
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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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IBM M1115 and LSI 9211-8i IT mode

I have an IBM M1115 RAID Controller. It has 8 Seagate SATA drives connected to it using what I assume is a forward breakout cable (SFF-8087 to 4x SATA). When I power it up without flashing to LSI ...
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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 & LDAP Multiple User Groups Not Taking Affect

we are using, Freenas 9.2.1.7 which communicates with LDAP to control file permission. We have Windows users in multiple groups. Some belong to Finance as their primary group and Admin as another ...
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FreeNAS: terrible FTP speeds … what can we do?

We are running FreeNAS 8.2.0 (specs below), and getting extremely slow FTP performance. We have a 100/70mbps FIOS connection, yet FTP (remote) from the FreeNAS is never more than about 5mbps. We ...
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Why would zfs performance be bad for moving files within an fs?

On my FreeNAS NAS (9.1.1 running zfs v28), I am getting terrible performance for file moves between two directories in the same raidz fs. Is this expected? How can I fault-find this, if not? The ...
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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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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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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 ...