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If the OS disk for FreeNas crashes, will I lose all the users and groups that have been created?

Do I lose users and groups configured in FreeNas if the USB drive breaks where FreeNas is running from? So If I create a new FreeNas bootable USB drive do I have to re-create those users and ...
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Freenas 9.2 and btsync

I just got btsync setup on my freenas box. I also installed it onmy computer at work. I want to sync the files between work andmy freenas box. I got it connected and the sync works but nothing is ...
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freenas 9.2 How to add one more mirror RAID in additon to one existing

I am using Freenas 9.2 with two 2 TB HDD as RAID1. Can I add two more 4 TB hdd and create a new RAID 1 array without disturbing the first two hdds. Can someone tell me how to do it? My 2 TB mirror ...
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ZFS and FreeNAS: Mirror using half a drive

I'm planning to set up a FreeNAS server with two of my spare drives: 1x 1TB drive 1x 2TB drive Both drives are identical besides their capacity and neither has any data on it. Is it possible to ...
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Howto set a root password in Freenas?

I installed Freenas 8.3.1 on my micro-server and it never asked me to set a root password. I already configured it as necessary via the web GUI but now i want to set a root password so no-one can mess ...
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Options for SATA ports on motherboard for Files server

I am planning to build a big file server. (Windows or FreeNAS). I need at lease 300T of space. what options do I have to RAID all disks together? I mean on physical level what kind of connection ...
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How should I choose a media type for a FreeBSD installation? [closed]

I use FreeNAS for my NAS server. I was thinking of replacing it with a raw FreeBSD installation for a bit more flexibility (add a web server and possibly other things). The following is an excerpt ...
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Change ZFS disk references to use GPTID instead of GEOM name?

I've built a FreeNAS rig on a sweet little HP ProLiant MicroServer. Storage wise, I've created a 3 disk ZFS pool using RAIDZ1. I started out with 3 small disks, while getting familiar with FreeNAS, ...
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FreeNas ZFS Non-Striped Configuration To Maximize Available Space?

I have a 4 disk (2.0TB each) FreeNas setup and I want to maximize the space available for storage. From what I've read that would involve using the stripe configuration, but that also increases the ...
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WOL + auto connect for net shares

I'm running a FreeNAS 8.31 to which I connect from a Win 7 Prof. PC and a raspbmc box. The NAS is running a cron job to check if the PC / raspbmc is online, if not, it turns itself off. At the moment ...
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FreeNAS has poor performance with write speeds under 1 MB/s

I have a FreeNAS system with 3 2 TB drives running in a ZFS RAID, 8 GB RAM, Intel Gigabit NIC, and Intel G3220 processor. The FreeNAS system is running off of a 2 GB USB stick. I am running FreeNAS ...
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Can I create a ZFS mirror in FreeNAS using different sized disks?

I've just bought a new 4-bay N54L server for home use. I've upgraded it to 8G of RAM, which will permit me to run FreeNAS 9.1.x with ZFS. I've loaded a new 2TB SATA disk plus a spare 250G disk into ...
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Access virtual freeNAS from other computer in same network

I am experimenting with the NAS software freeNAS, which I run on my macintosh using VMware. Up to now everything went fine, I have access to the web url provided by freeNAS to configure the virtual ...
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Can boot be customized such that I can switch between OSes by using a hardware switch or button (no keyboard)?

I'm thinking of building a home-made NAS that would double as a Steam Machine. It would have one small SSD for the operating systems and at LEAST one LARGE HDD for media, preferably a third so ...
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Avahi quits working after a few minutes on FreeBSD/FreeNAS

As I mentioned in another post, I've set up a portsjail on FreeNAS 9.1.1 (FreeBSD 9.x) with CUPS and avahi. I'm trying to set up AirPrint support. I've gotten to the point that a Mac can see the avahi ...
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CUPS Auto-Discovery Not Working on FreeBSD/FreeNAS

I've set up CUPS within a portsjail on my FreeNAS 9.1.1 (FreeBSD 9.x) system. In the jail, I have installed the ports for cupsd, avahi, mdns and hplip. Unlike when I setup CUPS on a Linux system, when ...
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How do you get OSX to play nice with Samba (or vice versa)? [closed]

I have a FreeNAS server on a network with OSX and Windows clients. When the OSX clients interact with SMB/CIFS shares on the server, they are causing permission problems for all other clients. The ...
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setting up a NAS with FreeNAS

Forgive me if this question has already been asked, but I'm looking into setting up a NAS using FreeNAS, which has an impressive array of options. Assuming that I am using a m'board with 4 SATA ...
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AirPrint and AirPlay on FreeNAS

I would like to add AirPrint support to a legacy Brother network printer and, if possible, also have AirPlay audio streaming to a stereo on the same shelf. I ran across a great tutorial on how to do ...
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FreeNAS pool configuration - RAID1 + other drives

Simple questions, really. I found this answer with a similar setup, but not sure it answers my question. If it does, I'm curious why since the answer seems a bit unsure: ZFS Hard Drive Configuration ...
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FreeNAS planning - RAID controllers & expanding volumes

I'm considering building a FreeNAS box to replace a Synology DS1511 - mainly because I'd like it as a project with more flexibility. Couple questions: 1. Most people recommend a hardware RAID ...
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Why does OSX create AppleDouble files on a Samba share, but not on a Windows file share?

We deployed a FreeNAS server with Samba shares on a network consisting of Windows and OSX clients. When the OSX clients copy files onto the Samba shares, a lot of AppleDouble (for example, ...
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safe to setup NAS in virtual image with web server?

My current setup is Ubuntu Desktop, running Apache + MySQL + PHP stack. I use this image to host my small website to the outside world. I want to now run a virtual machine on the box, that will ...
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FreeNAS SubVersion/GIT Repo

I'm running FreeNAS 9.1. A Friend of mine was asking me the other day: Can you run Subversion or Git repo using FreeNAS? Is there a plugin or an easy way to make this happen? Thanks for the Help! ...
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freenas terrible performance 12kb/s read speed

im getting terribly slow read and write speeds. to transfer from the freenas i get around 12kb/s im running a zfs raid with 3 2tb drives. 8gb ram, an atom 1.3 ghz processor. my network is gigabit ...
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Combine OS partion with data partition on NAS4Free/FreeNAS

I recently built a NAS4Free (formerly FreeNAS) machine using a 256MB (yes, MB) USB drive for the OS. When I did the original install, I had the bright idea of making the OS partition just big enough ...
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FreeNAS/ZFS/Raid-Z slightly different disks

I'm considering using FreeNAS and "recycling" some of my older 1TB disks. Two are the exact same model Western Digital while another is Seagate and the fourth is Samsung. Typically, since all disks ...
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Installing Freenas on an SSD

Just wondering if anyone here has installed Freenas on an SSD. I know its meant to be on a USB pen drive. But Ive got a spare 64Gb SSD that I can install Freenas on and id like may be other stuff to ...
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Where are the Proxy Settings in FreeNAS?

I'm behind a proxy and I'm trying to install packages in FreeNAS. Where can I find the proxy settings? The export command (along with many other things) isn't installed as part of the standard ...
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Freenas and 3 2tb hard drives, best configuration [closed]

I want to get a home nas running with freenas currently I have server essentials 2012 running but the whole domain enviorment seems like overkill for what i want to accomplish. I just want to backup ...
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Can you run Xen on FreeNAS?

I've seen lots of posts about running FreeNAS in a virtual enviroment but none about using FreeNAS as a host, is this possible? Ideally I would like to buy a HBA card which supports ISCSI passthough ...
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Possible to run Windows Update Server on FreeNAS?

Like the title says... Is there any way to run a Windows Update Server as a jail or something like that? Preferably I'd like to keep FreeNAS as the host OS. I don't think my box is powerful enough ...
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ZFS with two disks: does this make sense? what is the safest configuration?

I am in the process of planning a file server for private usage (small amounts of various kinds of data, but mainly photos, videos, music). I will probably use NAS4free/FreeNAS and want to give ZFS a ...
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Mac os shutdown based on remote UPS

I have my Mac Mini and my NAS attached to the same UPS. The NAS (FreeNAS) exposes the UPS and I can easily read its status using the upsc command. However, after extensive googling, I did not find a ...
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Should a RAID array of 3x7200 RPM HDDs be able to saturate a gigabit ethernet link?

I have a ZFS RAIDz (RAID5) array of three 7200RPM SATA2 drives in a FreeNAS virtual machine. I have multiple machines connected to this VM over a gigabit network. I'm seeing via bandwidth graphs that ...
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Windows 7 Path + File Name Checker

I am trying to move my files from Win 7 to my FreeNAS box. I keep getting errors because my path is too long and some files dont get transferred because it has special characters like the character ...
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What architecture does my FreeNAS have?

I'd like to upgrade my FreeNAS 8.2.0 (BSD based) and wanted to double check which disk image (32 bit or 64 bit) to download – I'm 90% sure that my hardware (dual core Atom board bought about 2.5 years ...
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Micro-PC as USB NAS [closed]

I am thinking of trying a Micro-PC such as MK802 III as a USB NAS. Is that a good idea? Do USB hubs generally work with Micro-PCs? I do need a LAN port, and I see many of these do not have it. ...
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Can I install an alternative FTP server on FreeNAS?

The built-in FTP server on FreeNAS is not great. We need a way where our staff can easily and quickly create/edit FTP users, without having to log in to the admin panel. Is it possible to run ...
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Installing Linux NIC Drivers on FreeNAS

I have a system with FreeNAS installed on. With all the hardware, we have a HP 10Gbit NIC (NC522SFP) that needs to run. It is physically installed, but the system won't pick it up. I've checked the ...
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ZFS raidz2 performance issues read/write speeds on Freenas

I'm having some performance issues on my home backup FreeNas box using a raidz2 configuration and I am wondering what might be causing it (not enough processing power, eco drives?). It's running: ...
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Freenas - Using External HDD

My Western digital nas seems to have gone up in smoke so I was thinking of having a go with freenas and a laptop have have lying around. Just got a couple of question first. The laptop only have ...
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Recover FreeNAS network volume affected by rm -rf

I'm on OS X 10.8.2 and have FreeNAS 8.0 running with a 6 TB volume connected through AFP. 5 TB were recently deleted with rm -rf by a malicious script. The FreeNAS volume has no ZFS snapshots, ...
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ZPOOL how to remove volume?

I had a strange issue with FreeNAS reporting mulitpath/disk1 is not stable for a while with a crcck of 5. I do not have any SAS on my MB. The rest all report as ada_ except that drive. In multipath ...
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Permissions … how to make a folder undeleteable?

On FreeNAS (FreeBSD) ... I'm trying to make a folder 'undeleteable'. I logged in as root. I created a folder called test and chmod it to 700 (rwx------). Owner is root, group is wheel. Then I log in ...
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Adding multiple users to FreeNAS

I need to add a couple dozen user accounts for ftp access to our FreeNAS box. Is there any way to accomplish this without manually entering each one via the GUI?
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Unable to do passwordless login to FreeNAS

I'm trying to use this command to allow me passwordless login to a FreeNAS box: cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub | ssh root@server.com 'cat >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys' But I get: ...
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How do I get rsync to email success/failure log on FreeBSD/FreeNAS 8.3?

I've got a successful rsync local backup using: rsync -vart --del /mnt/main/main /mnt/backup --log-file=/var/log/rsync_mainBackup.log Can anyone tell me how the success/failure of the operation can ...
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It's 2013. Windows Home Server, Win8, NAS, or something else? [closed]

I'm a bit late to the party, but I've been considering setting up a home server for a while now and would like some advice. (First question on SU, tell me if I'm messing anything up.) My current ...
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FreeNAS 8 and ext fs

i'm trying out freenas8 for my personal NAS, i have lots of data that was in an ubuntu server, but somehow i never got the file sharing right. on freenas things just worked. i installed on usb, tried ...