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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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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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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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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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0answers
281 views

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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1answer
110 views

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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1answer
253 views

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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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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1answer
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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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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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1answer
158 views

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 ...
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2answers
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Can I boot my NAS from another computer?

I am currently running a HP N40L with FreeNAS. Is there a way to boot up over the network without physically turning it on? It's lazy I know but let's just say I'm a fan of automation where ever ...
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1answer
3k views

How to find out if my BIOS will support 3TB drives?

I want to turn an old PC into a NAS, and before I go buying 3TB hard drives, I want to check if my BIOS will support these drives. This answer outlines some requirements. Mainboard: supports 48-bit ...
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1answer
174 views

Is there any very easy way to turn a hard drive or computer into an NAS?

I saw projects like FreeNAS, but first of all I couldn't even find the download, and also it looks like I'll need to do a lot of Linux programming and headache to get it working. I need something that ...
3
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2answers
5k views

Can you add a hard drive to a RAID?

I've decided on creating a NAS running FreeNAS using a software RAID 5 setup. I want to start the RAID with 2x2TB drives and slowly add more 2TB drives as I go. Is this possible? If I have a full RAID ...
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1answer
617 views

Setup HP MicroServer as Homeserver for NAS and other stuff

I've got a brand new HP Proliant Microserver N40L here, which I want to use mainly as a NAS system (because it has four hard drive bays) but since it also is a full-featured homeserver with enough RAM ...
2
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3answers
3k views

FreeNAS ZFS questions about CPU, Ram, & HD speed

I'd like to build the most energy efficient NAS possible but still be able to run FreeNAS with ZFS. I've been looking at Atom processors, but haven't found any that could support more than 4gb of ...
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2answers
616 views

Does FreeNAS support Windows 7 and OS X Time Machine?

I'm thinking about installing FreeNAS on a box I have that's just collecting dust (or doing a sff build). I have both OS X and Windows 7 machines on my home network. Does FreeNAS allow you to use ...
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1answer
365 views

How do I achieve a storage pool on my NAS?

I'm about to get a NAS for my home, and I'm thinking about FreeNas as opposed to a commercial solution, but I'm open to the most convenient and smooth solution The single most important thing I want ...
2
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1answer
908 views

High speed downloads to NAS via workstation reporting “disk overload”

After a couple of years of down- and uploading files (mostly by torrents) directly to the hard drive of my workstation, I recently set up a NAS to handle storage and the read/write load. That, of ...
4
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1answer
3k views

How can I create Dropbox-like functionality with FreeNAS?

I have several FreeNAS boxes scattered around the world (several terabytes of storage on each NAS) and have been doing manual rsyncs to keep them in line with each other. I would -really- like some ...
4
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3answers
3k views

Drobo FS vs Lime Technology unRAID vs FreeNAS

I already decided to by a drobo fs until I just found these two tests: http://www.digitalversus.com/data-robotics-drobo-fs-p889_9543_487.html ...
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3answers
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local cache for NAS or network folder

I am planning to build a network attached storage (NAS) server. Is there a way to cache frequently acccessed files from the remote storage automatically on the local PC? (I am not looking for a way ...
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1answer
2k views

NAS + XBMC combination

I currently own a WD Sharespace and I am not too happy about it. It will freeze constantly and its rather slow. I've been thinking of replacing it. I also own a WD HD Live, and it works like it is ...
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1answer
1k views

How to install GCC or a compiler on FreeNAS 7.2

I have a NAS, running FreeNAS 0.7.2 (FreeBSD 7.3). I have tried to install Flexget, but it requires some pysqlite dependency. I have python 2.6 and python-setuptools. Running ...
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4answers
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How to build a NAS?

I have quite a bit of photos I'd like to organize and get away from sparse DVDs and move to a NAS solution. Ideally, this would let me have some level of redundancy and more easily find what I'm ...
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1answer
1k views

Running a Virtual NAS

I'm considering running a virtual NAS. I.e. something like FreeNAS running in ESXi. Google didn't turn up all that much on the subject. Good idea? Bad idea? Suggestions? Hints? Setup?
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3answers
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Is iSCSI good for my situation?

I want to setup a file server for my own personal use. It will be accessed from a simple home network by about 5 computers, mixed between Linux (Ubuntu, usually) and Windows. I plan on using FreeNAS ...
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6answers
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Is Windows Home Server compelling enough over free NAS OS's?

Has anyone out there run Windows Home Server for a while? I'm building a NAS box and I'm wondering if its features are compelling enough to warrant purchasing rather than the open source alternatives ...