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

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Is FreeNAS reliable?

FreeNAS seems like a great product with a full checklist of features, even iSCSI. But how reliable is it? There are a few scary stories about lost data, for example here. Here is another example. If ...
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Need to replace disk in zpool … confused

I need to replace a bad disk in a zpool on FreeNAS. zpool status shows pool: raid-5x3 state: ONLINE scrub: scrub completed after 15h52m with 0 errors on Sun Mar 30 13:52:46 2014 config: ...
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Non-ECC memory with ZFS: a stupid idea?

I have a new server and am planning to upgrade the paltry 2 GB of memory to the maximum of 16 GB. (Theoretically 8 GB is the limit, but empirically 16 GB has been shown to work.) Some guides advise ...
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What is Best NAS solution for windows workgroup? freenas or openfiler

we have small network of 15 computer. we want to store data in nas box with raid configured so that it can be accessed by all users. it will be document, excel, pdf and database files. what is best ...
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Can I trust that ZFS is consistent between Linux and FreeBSD?

I'm planning to build a FreeNAS box sometime soon, but if ZFS on Linux eventually proves to be reliable, I might want to switch, just to have a more familiar OS. So I'm wondering if I can trust that ...
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FreeNAS confusion: not sure what happened. raidz1 “DEGRADED”, disk “FAULTED”

Sorry for the long narrative, but I'm thoroughly confused. I'm using FreeNAS-8.0.4-RELEASE-p2-x64 (11367) on a box with 5x3TB SATA disks configured as a raidz volume. A few days ago, the console ...
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zpool status reports error … what next?

On our FreeNAS server, zpool status gives me: pool: raid2 state: ONLINE status: One or more devices has experienced an unrecoverable error. An attempt was made to correct the error. ...
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Converting UTF-8 NFD filenames to UTF-8 NFC, in either rsync or afpd

I have a home file server running FreeNAS 8. A few days ago I used rsync to upload my entire iTunes library from Mac so that I could load my library over the network instead of off a slow USB drive. ...
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grow/shrink a zfs RAIDZ

I'm going to build a freenas server, would like to make sure what I can do with such magical and advanced zfs. If I have 5 * 3TB disks in RAIDZ (12TB storage in total), now I am trying to add another ...
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Verifying Integrity of Data

I just set up a FreeNAS server with a terabyte drive. I want to only have one hard drive in each machine so I have been taking as much data as possible and sending it over the LAN to FreeNAS. I have ...
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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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Disk IO slow on ESXi, even slower on a VM (freeNAS + iSCSI)

I have a server with ESXi 5 and iSCSI attached network storage. The storage server has 4x1Tb SATA II disks in Raid-Z on freenas 8.0.4. Those two machines are connected to each other with Gigabit ...
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How do I connect my FreeNAS File Server to my Mac OS X Directory Server?

I am trying to connect my File Server (FreeNAS 8.0.1 / 8.2-RELEASE-p7) with my Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Directory Server's Open Directory... I know that Mac OS X provides an LDAP service via which other ...
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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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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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How can I monitor HP P410 hardware RAID degraded in Freenas

I would like to run freenas on a HP P410 hardware RAID 5 4x600GB 15k SAS array and be alerted in the case of physical disk failure, however the freenas documentation says: to prevent problems, do ...
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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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FreeNAS: “swap_pager: I/O error - pagein failed”

Our FreeNAS server log is constantly filling up with Apr 5 15:13:49 Wheelhouse NAS kernel: swap_pager: I/O error - pagein failed; blkno 524312,size 4096, error 6 Apr 5 15:13:49 Wheelhouse NAS ...
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What is a “hot spare” on FreeNAS?

What is a "hot spare" with regard to ZFS RAIDZ on FreeNAS? I'm hoping that it means an extra, attached disk that can automatically take over for a failed disk in the RAID ... ? If so, how do I set ...
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Need to identify disk in zpool … how?

I need to replace a bad disk in a zpool on FreeNAS. zpool status shows gptid/5fe33556-3ff2-11e2-9437-f46d049aaeca UNAVAIL 0 0 0 cannot open How do I find the serial # of that disk? ...
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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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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: Renaming a zpool

Now that our server is set up, I would like to rename our zpools. I read somewhere that the way to do this is export & re-import under the new name. But will all my mount points and shares remain ...
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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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Using same drive for iSCSI and SMB share under FreeNAS

I'm setting up a new FreeNAS server this weekend with pretty good success, but I am stuck on one last issue. Right now I have 2x 1.5 TB drives that I want mirrored (I was planning Software RAID 1) ...
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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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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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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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After I clear a large number of Snapshots (approximately 1500), FreeNAS 9.3 Web GUI displays “An error occurred.” After two days

My FreeNAS 9.3 Web GUI crushed after I clear a large number of Snapshots (approximately 1500) And now, It only displays these words: An error occurred. Sorry, the page you are looking for is ...
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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 ...