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

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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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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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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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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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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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ZFS and FreeNAS Performance

I have just set up an HP Micro Server N40L as a FreeNAS with 4 2tb drives in a RAIDZ. I am getting around 30-40MB/sec, with occasional bursts of 50MB/sec., reads and writes that are similar to the low ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to backup XenServer VMs on a FreeNAS iSCSI extent

I currently have a FreeNAS server with three 500GB drives setup in a RAIDZ array. It's currently used to serve an iSCSI extent to my Citrix XenServer Pool. When I created the extent I gave it the ...
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OpenVPN Server hangs at “Initialization Sequence Completed”

I have been trying to get an OpenVPN server setup on FreeNAS (not the most straight forward choice, I know) and have run into a puzzling error. It seems that the server is hanging after the ...
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FreeNas & Windows permissions

I'm considering deploying FreeNas on a stand alone server, with aprox 3tb of storage space, to act as a file server. Is it possible to create folders on this and assign windows permissions to them. ...
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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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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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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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FreeNAS 8 connection limit

I have an issue with FreeNAS 8 where if more than 20 users try and connect to the server at the same time the 21st cannot and the login screen will shake as if to show the user the password is ...
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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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FreeNAS vs Full Linux

I've been running a FreeNAS box for a few years now and have learned a little bit about the *nix architecture and command line in the process. I'm now running into the limitations of FreeNAS and ...
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NAS software options?

I want to build a NAS that supports hard links (linux based, NFS?) due to the software that will use it. I need some kind of RAID in case of a single drive failure. I really like FlexRaid, but it ...
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NAS Storage -> what is ideal

I am considering building a many Terabyte NAS and using it with my production servers to house all the websites, e-mail, data, etc. What is ideal? a Buffalo Station? A PC running FreeNAS and drives ...
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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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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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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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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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Acquiring new servers to run ESXi and SAN/NAS

Here is our goal: Setup new servers to turn our entire physical computer network into 3 physical groups, which are: Server 1 - NAS - Openfiler/NexentaStor CE/FreeNAS/(Other Suggestions) ...
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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) ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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NAS for Mac OS X Server

I'm using Mac OS X Server and want to allow the users that connect to their network accounts to store their data on a NAS drive. I want the users to connect to the Lion server as this allows for ...
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can anyone tell me how to create a directory in freenas /mnt/test for example [closed]

can anyone tell me how to create a directory in freenas /mnt/test for example
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replacing buffalo lonkstations with FreeNAS, overall backup strategy, am I on the right path?

We've been using 2 Buffalo LinkStations of 320Gb each for shared directory and employee's server storage (around 20 employees). So only documents (word, excel, cad drawings etc.) and database backup ...
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share a folder on freenas with linux as wel as windows clients

we have a freenas as a file server. how can i share a single folder with both windows and linux clients.?
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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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t_delta too long error on Freenas 0.7.1

I am using FreeNas 0.7.1 (FreeBSD 7.2-release-p6) Recently I have been getting a series of these error messages to the console. I am using ZFS pools mirrored on the FreeNAS system, and they report as ...