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

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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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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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HP Microserver Mini-SAS Cable

I just purchased an HP Microserver I was planning to use with FreeNAS. It needed more RAM, so I tried to follow the instructions to pull out the system board draw to access the DIMM slots. Doing so ...
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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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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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What are the options for storing encrypted data on FreeNAS?

I'm looking at implementing a mirrored pair of FreeNAS servers as file repositories. The only question still to be answered is the physical security. I typically encrypt the underlying drives on all ...
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RHEL iSCSI on FreeNAS

I am able to mount a iSCSI SAN drive onto multiple RHEL Servers, but when I make changes to the files on SAN, they are not evident on the other servers sharing the same drive. Am I missing something? ...
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Are there any PCIe SSD cards compatable with OpenIndianna (OpenSolaris) and/or FreeNAS (freebsd) 8+?

Has anyone had any success at all with any PCIx SSD cards around the 200GB+ mark under FreeNAS 8 or OpenIndiana? Specifically either of these platforms because of ZFS support for which we'd be using ...
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FreeNAS box has slow network transmit speeds

I'm seeing some really odd issues with network speeds on my FreeNas 8.0.3 box. Receiving traffic is fine, but sending traffic slows down to 10-50kb/s, and stalls a lot. Receiving: Transmitting: ...
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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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ZFS RaidZ Import Failure when migrating

So my the USB drive attached to my FreeNas 7 system, went bad so I used the situation as an opportunity to upgrade to FreeNas 8. The problem is now I'm having trouble getting my ZFS to spin up: ...
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“zpool replace” hangs and locks up the pool

Given my four disk RAIDZ1, one disk has become physically noisy, not producing errors yet, but not sounding healthy either. So I've chosen to pre-emptively replace it. I have done: zpool offline ...
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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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ZFS Pool with Different Drive Sizes

I am planning on setting up a FreeNAS ZFS pool using two 2 tb drives and two 1tb drives. I would like to have data redundancy somehow. I read this post which seems to suggest my two options are to ...
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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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Checking whether disk is in sleep state (FreeNAS)

How to check whether disk is in sleep? I am doing some reports in background and, if disk is already sleeping, I would like to avoid waking it up. Which command can I use to check its status without ...
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What are the problems with running a file server (FreeNAS) in a VM?

I have a FreeNAS file server that uses ZFS for redundant storage. I'm considering running this as a virtual machine using VMWare Workstation (I would give the VM access to the physical disks, rather ...
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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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TCP/IP & throughput between FreeNAS (BSD) server & other LAN machines

I have got a question for someone that knows BSD a bit better than me that are in regards to my LAN setup at home/work here outside Chicago. I can't seem to fully optimize my network's (LAN) ...
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Redundancy on the Freenas install itself?

I'm wondering what kind of redundancy I can put in place for the Freenas install itself. If the drive that Freenas is installed on fails, does that mean all my raid volumes are gone since its all ...
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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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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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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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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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Backing up AFP Shares from my FreeNAS server

I have chosen to use Amazon S3 to back up my AFP shares from my FreeNAS server. What is the best / most efficient (automated) way in which to get my data from the AFP shares to Amazon S3. I have ...
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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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Turn server back on after power loss with FreeBSD

I have a VIA M'SERV S2100 with FreeNAS 8. Since I upgraded from FreeNAS 7, the M'SERV no longer turns back on after suffering a power failure. As I remember it, there was a setting for it in the old ...
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freenas storage in esxi to host vm's?

I have previously set up freenas as vm inside esxi using raw disk access. I was wondering if would be possible/sensible to get freenas to serve iscsi targets to be used for other vm's on the same ...
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Move data from root ZFS into child filesystem

I have a zpool (pool verion 13, FS version 3, called tank0) with about 2.5TB of data in the root of the pool (i.e. directly in /mnt/tank0). OS is FreeBSD, actually FreeNAS version 0.7.2. I would like ...
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Free space on ZFS file system unexpectedly missing

Going to completely rephrase this question since it's still an outstanding production issue several months later. I have a FreeNAS 0.7.2 box, based on FreeBSD 7.3-RELEASE-p1, running ZFS with 4x1TB ...
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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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Use Hyper-V guest os as san for vm:s

I'm looking into setting up a virtualization server at home. I have settled on hyper-v since I want to try remotefx. What I'm contemplating is if it's possible to run freenas as a guest. Passthrough ...
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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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Is FreeNAS 8 ready for production? or Any sugg. for a free fileserver?

I need a free fileserver solution mixed Mac/Win environment for the small print shop I work at. We are having problems with using SMB on OS-X (file w/o extensions are getting lost and weird SMB lag ...
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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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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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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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filesystem compatible with freenas and windows

I'm planning on using FreeNAS (was considering openfiler but freenas seems simpler) for my home NAS box running off ESXI. I have managed to get local sata drives to mount in ESXI ...
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FreeNAS vs OpenIndiana in terms of speed, driver availability, robustness?

This question related to NexentaStor vs FreeNAS and Is FreeNAS reliable? I have been using OpenIndiana / Illumos as the OS for my self build NAS. There is nothing much to it: Created ZFS on the ...
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What is the advantage of using openfiler or freenas over Ubuntu?

Just curious about what the advantage(s) are of using FreeNAS or OpenFiler over Ubnutu for a NAS box. Is it reliability, performance, both?
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Need help with Server Case + Storage setup?

I'm pretty novice when it comes to high end server storage hardware. Right now i have just a mid tower case that is running hyper-v with 2 guess instances (1 Windows 7 + 1 Windows Home server). With ...
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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 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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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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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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How can I get FreeNAS to respond to libvirt shutdown requests

I have a KVM VM of FreeNAS 0.7.1 Shere (revision 5127) running on Ubuntu Server 10.04 and I'm unable to convince the VM to shutdown from the host virsh shutdown freenas I would expect this to send ...
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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 ...
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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 ...