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FreeNas on Dell Powervault 745N: 2TB Limit?

I want to purchase 2 x 2TB drives, and install FreeNas on my Dell Powervault 745N. People on the internets seem to be having trouble with the MD3000 firmware, and I want to make sure I can solve any ...
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FreeNAS - Writing files on NTFS/FAT32 file format

I've recently installed FreeNAS and have been sing it successfully except one minor problem and that is I can't copy files to my FAT32/NTFS mounted hard disks. Is it not permissible in FreeNAS at all ...
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freenas - mounting a FAT32 partition with the right charset to “the”

I've just started off with FreeNAS and have got a bunch of data (300gb+) I need to get from a FAT32 partition which I need to shift to the FreeNAS ZFS partition. FreeNAS has successfully mounted the ...
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Virtualised SQL Server Cluster test environment error “originally formatted with sector size 4096”

I am trying to set up an environment for testing a clustered SQL Server upgrade, so I have built a replica here on VMware Workstation 11. I have provisioned 3 servers for this, two Windows Server ...
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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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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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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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FreeBSD istgt - how to limit iscsi target discoverability to IP address

How can I setup an ISCSI target that is only visible to a certain IP address? For example, if a client runs iscsiadm discover from 10.1.1.130, I only want target iqn.2011-03.domain.org.istgt.ded130 ...
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Can Tahoe-LAFS be used with FreeNAS (or OpenFiler) as a volume?

Is it possible to somehow attach a Tahoe-LAFS volume in to FreeNAS (or OpenFiler) and use it as part of a FreeNAS volume group?
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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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How to implement cheap LFF 3.5“ SATA storage on a HP ProLiant ML350 G6 with 2.5” SFF SAS

In a series of bad, hasty decisions, a HP ProLiant ML350 G6 server was bought for file server use at my place of work. The intention was to build a FreeNAS 8 server using cheap 3.5" SATA drives. Only ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I use rsync from serverA to serverB via USB hard disk drives?

I'm trying to syncronize two NAS remotely located. They run FreeNAS 8.0.3 and I've been using rsync to syncronize data over the Internet. The sync literally copies NAS1 to NAS2. Unfortunately, the ...
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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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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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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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NexentaStor vs FreeNAS

I currently have a Debian Lenny file server for my small network (4 machines). I have 4x1TB drives in a RAID5 config. Since I botched the Lenny-Squeeze upgrade, it seems like a perfect time to give ...
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AFP is much slower than Samba… How can this be?

I got a FreeNAS Server running (FreeNAS 8RC2) with a raidz1 ZFS pool that shares a volume with both AFP and SAMBA to multiple Mac (All running Snow Leopards 10.6.6). After some testing, I've noticed ...
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Can single ESXi host make use of two separete iSCSI box?

I have problem with using multiply iSCSI targets with single ESXi host (in my case they are two FreeNAS hosts, but I suspect that this problem will occur with any two iSCSI box of that same type/model)...
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Windows Home Server or FreeNAS [closed]

I have a relatively small home network and host quite a few lan parties. I feel the need to have a proper NAS solution setup. I want to centralize backups instead of using external drives. I also ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Add file type restriction in windows share of FreeNAS

Does anybody know how to add a File Type Restriction in a Windows Share on FreeNAS In other words, prevent a particular file extension like .exe or .bat is to be copied in to the share.
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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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Export NFS to multiple networks in FreeBSD (FreeNAS)

I'm trying to export a share to multiple networks using the following in the /etc/exports file: /mnt/tank/xen_nfs -alldirs -mapall=root:wheel -network 10.1.1.20 10.1.1.45 10.1.1.105 but whenever I ...
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FreeNAS not allowing any hosts, even when specifying them

I just setup a new FreeNAS .7.2 box with two 1TB drives mirrored. Configuration seems solid and I can even browse the SMB shares I created from any computer on the network. However when I try to add ...
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FreeNAS + ZFS for redundant pooling?

We currently have a box with 2 1 TB hard drives in, yesterday I installed FreeNAS and have been playing with the functions, its a very nice bit of software but I'm a little confused by the pooling ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Adding Harddrive to FreeNas With ZFS become RAID 1

I'm still new with FreeNas and RAID system. I successfully make a file server with FreeNAS with 2 TB of Harddrive formated with ZFS. Now i want to make it RAID 1, by adding another 1, 2TB Harddrive. ...
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How can I get VirtIO network drivers working on FreeNAS or NAS4Free KVM host?

I'm trying to run either FreeNAS 8.0.4 or NAS4Free 9 as a KVM guest on my Ubuntu 12.04 (server) but the network connection is unusably slow in either guest OS (when testing with rsync for example the ...
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DHCPD on FreeNAS?

I've got a FreeNAS install I've been using for a while, and wanted to set it up to serve as a network boot server. I downloaded and installed the isc-dhcpd-server, configured the tftp+iscsi+etc ...
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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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FreeNAS not using all installed RAM

I have just installed FreeNAS 7.3 in an Alix.2 board with 256 MB physical RAM on-board. Nothing configured, nor hard disks attached. The problem is the OS is only using 51MB of that amount. The graph ...
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FreeBSD: how to associate disk serial numbers to device names when using a 3ware SATA card

When using a 3ware SATA/RAID card is there a way to associate the disk serial # with the /dev/daN device? I can get serial numbers by using "smartctl -d 3ware,0 /dev/twa0 -i", but I don't know if "...
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FreeNAS 8.0 RC5 stability, memory requirements, Thin Provisioning

I need to build out a new NAS server and am looking at FreeNAS. The server will be a 12-drive SuperMicro server with 12x1TB drives, RAID5, 11 drives hot, one Standby (so 10TB of usable space). ...
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should I upgrade Freenas security ?

I have a freenas server for almost a year now and this is the 3th time within the month that I've received a security email with allot of failed ssh log in attempts that aren't from me or anyone I ...
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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 ...