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How do audit file permissions changes over CIFS?

I have a few windows file servers but am slowly changing to Freenas/ZFS boxes which are working much better however I can't figure out how to audit when people change permissions to critical folders. ...
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NFSD lock up on FreeNAS 9.3

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2960 running FreeNAS 9.3, and a Dell PowerEdge 1955 Modular Chassis with a 5316M switch. I wanted to get a faster link between the two so I configured a LAGG with LACP over ...
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On FreeNas what is the difference between the “Permission Type” and the “Share Type” setting?

On FreeNas when creating a new dataset, I am presented with an option for Share Type Later, in a different dialog, when editing permissions of the dataset, I am presented with an option for ...
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Attached disk does not appear in FreeNas UI disks section, but after create a volume it does, why?

When I attach a disk to my FreeNAS it does not appear in the user interface under the disks section when I click "View Disks". However, if I attempt to add a volume then I can select the disk in the ...
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No more space on FreeNAS 9.3. But only half of space actually in use based on “du -sh” command

This morning I got a warning on my FreeNAS 9.3 machine about "Not enough space" warning: The capacity for the volume 'SeanVolume' is currently at 85%, while the recommended value is below 80%. It's ...
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How to restore ntfs partition table in freebsd

I accidentally deleted my partition table on my old disk through: gpart delete -i ada3 gpart destory ada3 Which contains all files on it. How can restore these data on this disk? I tried testdisk, ...
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Replacing a HDD in FreeNAS

I got a message that said one of my hard drive was degraded and im trying to figure out how to check which drive it is. I did zpool status and I got this zpool status pool: BiggyD state: ...
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SAMBA/LDAP authentication failed in FreeNAS

I got a FreeNAS server and I am trying to share folders using SAMBA. My users are in an OpenLDAP server. The OpenLDAP has the samba.schema loaded. I checked the sambaSID in my FreeNAS and it is the ...
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Convert raidz1 to raidz2 via a temporary drive

I set up a new NAS server a few months ago and set it as RaidZ. I'm re-thinking that decision and would like to grab an extra drive and move to RaidZ2. Before everyone replies that this isn't possible ...
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FreeBSD/FreeNAS: How to change group for multiple users?

I need to change group membership for a bunch of users. How do I list all users? change multiple users to nogroup primary group? add secondary/auxiliary groups to multiple users? Basically I need ...
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FreeNAS Web UI not responding

Our FreeNAS is running; I can login via ssh. But the Web UI is not responding. From How to restart web ui on freenas I tried service nginx restart which gave: Performing sanity check on nginx ...
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Network Performance / SMB-CIFS / Guidance

I'm an IT professional working out of my home office. I'm having some performance problems (NAS file copies) which I'm trying to isolate, using iperf. My question is on iperf. Infrastructure - ...
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2 drive failures in zpool raid

I have a question if I'm going to be able to restore this partition if I order replacement drives. zpool clear didn't seem to do anything. zpool status Partition1 ...
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Windows 7 PC cannot see some LAN PCs, but can access them via path

In an office LAN, with Windows 7 Professional workstations and a FreeNAS Samba server, 2 workstations have intermittent problems in browsing for the other workstations, as well as the FreeNAS server. ...
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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 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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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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FreeNAS: terrible FTP speeds … what can we do?

We are running FreeNAS 8.2.0 (specs below), and getting extremely slow FTP performance. We have a 100/70mbps FIOS connection, yet FTP (remote) from the FreeNAS is never more than about 5mbps. We ...
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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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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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What does a hard disk failure in a ZFS pool look like, and what do you actually do?

People often talk about the theoretical benefits of ZFS and how it takes (RAIDZ1/2) hard disk failures easily, and Server Fault has many testaments to this fact. I am considering setting up a NAS with ...
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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 there'...
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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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Building Driver for Intel X710-da2 on FreeBSD [closed]

I am trying to build the network driver for Intel X710-da2, which can be downloaded here on FreeBSD 9.3. I followed the Intel README but nevertheless I retrieve the following compile error after ...
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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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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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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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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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Configuring FreeNAS on Hardware RAID

I have a server with 16 Gb RAM and 4x1TB HDDs configured as RAID 10. Now I have to configure that server for the FreeNAS, but I have found that the FreeNAS won't support the Hardware RAID. Instead, ...
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How should I delete ancient archives from FreeNAS?

I've inherited a FreeNAS installation from a colleague who has left the company. The installation is used for keeping in-house rsync backups of our many web servers dotted around the world. The ...
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AFP Share Mounting Issues

I have setup some AFP shares on our bespoke NAS system running FreeNas but seem to be encountering some issues. All the permissions are the same and the shares setup exactly the same way. I have 4 ...
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freenas windows acls folder permissions

We have FreeNAS-9.2.1.3-RELEASE-x64 providing a samba share to IIS (hosted by 2012 R2, if that's relevant) ssasan01# smbd --version Version 4.1.6 The freenas server is joined to an AD provided by ...
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SSH attacks on Freenas [closed]

I had my freenas box set up using no-ip to forward ssh requests to my machine so that I could get to it from work, friends house, parents, etc. A couple days ago i noticed a large in crease in ...
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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) data1/...
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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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Which file sharing protocol (SMB/AFS/NFS/SMB2/SMB3) is best for an mixed client environment within an ad?

I'm just setting up freenas with ZFS and was wondering which file sharing protocol / data transfer protocol is the best to use? Has anyone experiences? I guess i have a very typical business setup. I ...
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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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FreeNAS FTP Error: 425 Unable to build data connection: Operation not permitted

When I try to connect to SSL enabled proftpd as installed on Freenas 8.3.0, I see my client feedback output saying that AUTH TLS is working, the connection goes encrypted (as confirmed by Wireshark) ...
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FreeNAS/FreeBSD: How to access status of ZFS volume from jail?

I am trying to set up NRPE to enable remote Nagios monitoring of a new FreeNAS 0.91 system. I mostly have this working. I can connect and inquire about basic information like number of processes, ...
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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 \ ; / + . < > - etc!...
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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 ...