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

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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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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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FreeNAS: Renaming a zpool

Now that our server is set up, I would like to rename our zpools. I read somewhere that the way to do this is export & re-import under the new name. But will all my mount points and shares remain ...
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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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What does the FreeBSD kernel message “vnode_pager_putpages: I/O error 5” mean?

Our FreeNAS file server's /var/log/messages and dmesg logs are filling up with: Nov 28 14:50:00 chef kernel: vnode_pager_putpages: I/O error 5 Nov 28 14:50:00 chef kernel: vnode_pager_putpages: ...
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Understanding the concept: Bare-metal VMware ESXi 5.0 with FreeNAS guest VM and iSCSI

I have a test setup (HP Microserver) with just a single disk at the moment and have ESXi 5.0 bare-metal installed on a USB flash drive and a FreeNAS 8 VM created as a 2GB install, but now I'm at a ...
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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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How to delete temp files reported as corrupt by zpool status

I have just upgraded from FreeNAS 8.0.2 to 8.3.0 Release-p1. After the update reportedly succeeded I was going to upgrade the ZFS pool from ZFSv15 to ZFSv28. First, I checked the status of zpool. At ...
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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, ...
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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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Huge storage penalty on FreeNAS with ZFS, RAIDZ, and different size disks

I'm setting up a FreeNAS server with the following 3 storage drives 2 80 GB drives 1 40 GB Drive I choose ZFS with RAIDZ since it seemed like the only free RAID that supported multiple disks. ...
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Auto mounting Network Drive? [closed]

I have built a freenas based NAS. It's configured correctly, but how i force windows to automount on login with specific credentials?
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Can I have two zpools using different ZFS version on one server?

I just upgraded from FreeNAS 0.7.2 to NAS4Free 9.1 and have an old ZFS pool imported. Freenas used ZFS v15 and Nas4free is using v28. I would like to wait a bit before upgrading, but have a new disc I ...
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How do I connect my FreeNAS File Server to my Mac OS X Directory Server?

I am trying to connect my File Server (FreeNAS 8.0.1 / 8.2-RELEASE-p7) with my Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Directory Server's Open Directory... I know that Mac OS X provides an LDAP service via which other ...
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Freenas ZFS creation error

I'm using a fresh installation of FreeNAS-8.3.0-RELEASE-p1-x64 (r12825) and I've got a problem with the zfs setup. For example: When I create a new ZFS volume using the GUI with my 2TB harddrive the ...
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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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Connecting FreeNAS 8 to Mac OS X Lion LDAP Server

I currently have Mac OS X Lion Server running from a MacMini and want to use it purely as an LDAP server for authentication for FreeNAS 8. I have FreeNAS setup and running on a VM, all features ...
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Converting from OpenSolaris (EON) to FreeNAS

I have a 6TB RaidZ ZFS array configured on my nv129 based OpenSolaris filer, and I want to upgrade to FreeNAS as painlessly as possible. I remember betas had warnings that they did not support ...
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Freenas - Expanding volume

We currently have a server with 5x3TB disks configured as a RAIDZ: zpool status pool: raid-5x3 state: ONLINE scrub: none requested config: NAME STATE ...
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Can I use google aps login to authenticate users in FreeNAS?

I want to setup FreeNAS as a central file repository for all my employees to access company related data. A lot of our infrastructure operates on Google Apps including Android phones. I would like to ...
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Raidz in FreeNAS eating more space than expected

I just got 6 new 2TB drives, and added them to my FreeNAS box. I have only dealt with RAID1 previously, and each setup has given what I was expecting. However, with the 6*2TB drives, I wanted to ...
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Suggestions for Freenas installation

What is the recommended way of running FreeNAS in a data center setting? I need to build a storage server and I want to try using FreeNAS such that all the 8 drives are used for storage? Hardware ...
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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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Linking FreeNAS Boxes

I have two different FreeNAS boxes that are being used for storage. It is possible to link them in a manner that the linked connection can be presented as a single storage destination for clients? ...
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FreeNAS Replication Issues?

Trying to test replication between two FreeNAS boxes, and one side is coming up with the following error when I try to put in the SSH: "getaddrinfo freenas1.local: hostname nor servname provided, or ...
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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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Getting rid of AD while keeping Domain permission functionality

Here's the go; We have a server here at work, and its quite a powerful piece of kit. It would be better off being used as a workstation as we need the grunt. It is high-end consumer stuff so it would ...
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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 share for multiple clients

I'm setting up a freenas box. I need both windows and mac machines to access the volume. The documentation says not to set up 2 shares (cifs and afp) but i'm having problems figuring out how to share ...
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FreeNas 7.x - Create user via SSH

Hello i'm using FreeNas 7.x I need to access my webadmin-interface but i can't login with my credentials (that works with SSH). I've SSH Access, is it possibile to create a user (with access to ...
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Zfs Drive config on FreeNas

Couple of related questions. Background: I have a stock of drives lying about that I want to use in a HP Proliant Microserver which has a 4 slot SAS cage with FreeNas. I don't want to spend any more ...
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ZFS Pool (Raidz2) of 23 disks + 1 spare. Good/Bad? [closed]

I'm creating ONE Raidz2 Pool with 23 drives and a hot spare. (I know the hot spare isn't fully supported yet but thats fine) Is it a bad idea to use this many disks in a single pool? What would the ...
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NAS4Free disk encryption and ZFS error

I have installed a NAS4Free on a VM, and as recommended, I installed it on a 1GB virtual disk, and assigned another disk 500GB to this VM for file storage. I have created the disk, encrypted it, ...
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Shell script to fix bad filenames? [closed]

I'm IT at my small firm; and, despite my dire warnings, everyone puts files on the server with awful names, including leading & trailing spaces, bad characters (including \ ; / + . < > - ...
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It is possible to put FreeNAS as Auth Server (SMB or LDAP), File server and Ubuntu as “Client” (Kerberos auth-pam)?

I want to configure my FreeNAS server as authentication server (user FreeNAS local user's to auth into ubuntu clients) and NAS server, of course. I have Ubuntu as clients and they are booting over ...
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Is it possible to use RAID-Z/Z2 and iSCSI on FreeNAS 8

I am trying to configure FreeNas 8 to expose an RAID-Z or RAID-Z2 volume via iSCSI. I have had limited success. If I delete the RAID-Z volume and simply expose a "physical" disk in the iSCSI setup ...
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FreeNAS and AD authentication on Windows 2008 R2

Has anyone successfully used AD authentication using the latest version of FreeNAS with Windows 2008 R2 domain controllers? I wanted to use FreeNAS to host files and share them via CIFS but I couldn't ...
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Sleep/Suspend and WOL on FreeNAS

I am trying to figure out how to get FreeNAS 8 to sleep when inactive and, ideally, wake on lan activity (or, less ideally, wake on a WOL magic packet). However, as I've tried to search for ...
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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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FreeNAS: How to increase scrub 'threshold'?

My NAS box is set to default scrub threshold every 35 days. How do I change it to scrub every Saturday night? Do I need to create a cron job? I'm on FreeNAS-8.0.4-RELEASE-p2-x64 (11367)
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Is it possible to run gitolite on a FreeNAS server?

We make extensive use of gitolite, both for code management and to host private SparkleShare repositories. I'm looking at building a FreeNAS storage machine, and got to thinking that it runs bsd, has ...
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What is a “hot spare” on FreeNAS?

What is a "hot spare" with regard to ZFS RAIDZ on FreeNAS? I'm hoping that it means an extra, attached disk that can automatically take over for a failed disk in the RAID ... ? If so, how do I set ...
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Import Active Directory users into Unix/Linux/FreeBSD group

I need to have FreeBSD 8.2 RELEASE p9 (running FreeNAS) import or associate Active Directory users (or Security Group) with a Unix/FreeBSD group. This way I can use FreeBSD group(s) security on a ...
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Why has NFS suddenly started performing abysmally in FreeNAS 8

I've been using ESXi 5.0 quite successfully with my datastore provided by NFS share on FreeNAS 8. All of a sudden i'm experiencing terrible performance. I've ruled out some things: Hardware (FreeNAS ...
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How frequently should SMART be run on a disk?

I'm a software engineer, not a system admin, so if this question seems a little green you know why! ;-) As a personal project I've been working on a home NAS system using FreeNAS. One of the features ...
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RAIDZ vs RAID1+0

Hi guys I just got 4 SSDs for my FreeNAS box. This server is only used to serve a single iSCSI extent to my Citrix XenServer pool and was wondering if I should setup them up in a RAIDZ or a RAID 1+0 ...
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Carp kernel module missing from FreeNAS?

My FreeBSD knowledge is some what limited. Im looking to have a failover FreeNAS systsem. Im folllowing this, example here, but is doesnt look like the Carp module is available. If that is true, ...