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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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How to determine which disk failed in a FreeNAS / ZFS setup

I'm building out a FreeNAS based server in a Supermicro X6DHE-XB 3U enclosure with 4G of RAM, 16 SATA hot-swap bays. It comes with 2x8 port 3Ware RAID cards, but I'm planning on just using the ZFS ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Setting up an email alert when ZFS disk fails on FreeNAS

I am trying out FreeNAS 0.7.2 Sabanda (revision 5226) with 4x1TB disks, single parity ZFS RAID. While the email reports built into FreeNAS are good, I was wondering if there was a way I could get it ...
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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 ...
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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 running on ESXi - sometimes gets very slugish

I have a ESXi server (dual quad core, 8GB of DDR3 ram, 6x 1TB WD Blacks running in RAid 5 on the PErc 6/i controller. I have a 64bit freenas VM running, on this VM I keep about 200Gigs of stuff that ...
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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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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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Problem with setting up RAID 5 on FreeNAS

I've been running FreeNAS for a while now. Hardware is 1.8 GHz Celeron, RAM 1 GB. SATA card is Via - I am not sure about the model. It's 2 ports and I have 6 x 1.5 TB hard drives. All ran OK while ...
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OpenFiler versus FreeNAS for Mac OSX environment

I'm a photographer and I have a requirement find a better method of storing my photo library. Currently I use a Macbook Pro and 6 external drives connected via USB2 or FW800. They are divided up in ...
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Freenas — Choosing the right redundant storage regime (RAID, ZFS, Rsync?)

I've been running a freenas box for a few months as a proof of concept and all seems to be well now reliability wise. So it's time to up the storage capacity and build it into production mode. I was ...
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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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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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Is it possible to grow partitions in RAID1

I'm thinking of building a NAS for the household. It will be a simple file, printer, rsync and bit-torrent server running FreeNAS. The server will have two 3.5" SATA drives, I plan to mirror them ...
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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 & 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. ...