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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 volume size is less than a dataset on the volume

I've created a volume through the ZFS Volume Manager (zpool1) with 8 disks of WD Red 4TB in a raidz2 configuration, and then created a zfs dataset (windows-dataset on it. Why is the size of the ...
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Forcing *BSD to accept both IPv4 and IPv6 traffic on a single socket

I have tried a ton of stuff and keep coming up entirely empty handed. Allow me to frame the situation: I have a *BSD Jail setup in FreeNAS that runs a Plex Media Server (Plexpass). It has IPv6 ...
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Why isn't my new USB 3.0 card / USB 3.0 hard drives working under FreeNAS?

I have a Dell Inspiron Desktop 580 into which I have installed a RocketU 1144A USB 3.0 card. The system is running FreeNAS 8.0.1-BETA4, which is based on FreeBSD 8 and supposedly has USB 3.0 ...
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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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LDAP backed Samba File Sharing - What is really required?

I'm administrating a small network infrastructure consisting of a couple of Linux machines used for development and several web services. User management is done using a LDAP database which works very ...
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FreeNAS btsync Web GUI password

I recently installed the btsync on my FreeNAS box. Everything seems to be working fine, but I went back to log-in to the btsync web GUI and I can't remember the password. I must have forgotten to save ...
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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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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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Where is my VMware-ws FreeNAS CIFS(ZFS) bottle-neck?

Background: I'm building a quiet HTPC + NAS that is also supposed to be used for general computer usage. I'm so far generally happy with things, it was just that I was expecting a little better IO ...
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could not connect to server (FreeNAS server)

I have imported a volume and set its permission like this then I created an AFP share like this then I created an AFP service like this but when I am trying to connect to server from Mac I am ...
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freenas - using other partitions

I am repurposing my old dell with a 650gig HDD on it. I installed freenas and everything installed fairly easily. I setup a shortcut to the freenas but it says I only have 5MB available. How do I ...
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Backup large zfs disk on multiple hard drvies

I have a FreeNas box with 8 1.5TB drives in raidz2 and I would like to backup on an other computer with 2TB drives not in raid. Is there a way to automatically create a backup on multiple drives?
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What is the best way to setup separate FreeNAS jails/plugins using separate datasets?

I am running FreeNAS-9.3-STABLE-201512121950 from a USB stick in VirtualBox on a Mac Mini Server (late 2012 - Macmini6,2) running OS X El Capitan. Quad-core i7, 16G RAM, with 8G and 2 procs devoted ...
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FreeNAS 9.2.1.7 cannot start CIFS

I have a FreeNAS server running and I got AFP for my Mac working but whenever I try to start CIFS, I get an error at the top of the screen saying the service cannot be started. I've searched the ...
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Beaglebone black and freeNas

Can the Beaglebone Black be used as a NAS controller using freeNAS software. I know it is doable on the Raspberry Pi. The specs of the beaglebone are superior to R.Pi so I am execpting even better ...
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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/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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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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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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Can't complete a SMART test on FreeNAS

I'm trying to run a disk test with smartctl -t long on FreeNAS. But the test immediately aborts with Aborted by host. From what I've read, this is because the system is using the drive, so it cannot ...
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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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Route traffic from jail 1 to jail 2 on host

I just recently began using this great OS and while I do have a background in Windows networking, I'm very new to how I can achieve certain tasks on FreeNAS 9.3 (FreeBSD), especially with jails. ...
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Unable to mount FreeNAS 9.3.1 NFS share on Ubuntu 15.10

I have FreeNAS 9.3.1 running on a computer with an NFS share. I am unable to mount this share via the mount command: mount -t nfs 192.168.0.104:/mnt/NAS /mnt/test on Ubuntu 15.10 or on the FreeNAS ...
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How to install manpages on FreeNAS 9.3?

I'm having enourmous trouble installing manpages on FreeNAS 9.3 (based on FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE-p15). I tried: installing pc-sysinstall from ...
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FreeNAS CIFS/Samba shares visible but not accessible

I have a FreeNAS 9.3 server and am trying to configure the following Samba shares: A share called 'public' accessible to all authenticated users A home directory share, visible only to the ...
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Samba on FreeNAS permission troubles

I have a smbd 4.1.9 on FreeNAS 9.2.1.6 and having some permissions troubles. On the NAS there is a file as follows: -rwxrwxr-x+ 1 user1 SomeGroup 8820 Nov 27 15:59 file* now, when I mount ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Prevent Overloading of Router on Large File Transfer

Okay, so I had some router issues when trying to move a lot of stuff to my new FreeNAS server a few days ago. I'd like to find a way to prevent overloading my router in the future. Here's what I have: ...
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Backup FreeNAS on NTFS dive

The Setup Scanner -> FreeNAS Via UNC Path FreeNAS -> Clients Via UNC Path The Clients are all Windows 7 Home Premium. (Ugh) The Question How can I automatically have one of the clients ...
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Connect macbook to my LAN through a VPN - best solution?

So I have a LAN connected via a ADSL/PPPoA, this is using a bog-standard DLink router supplied by my ISP (talktalk UK). I have a NAS within the LAN that is running FreeNAS and I want to be able to ...
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NFS share hide directories and folders for users without permission

I have a simple FreeNAS server that id just like to share with some people but id like to hide directories from users that they don't have permissions for but I can't seem to find a way to do it. I ...
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Import zpool with one unknown missing vdev_children.

My raid-z zpool was in degraded mode, I have added a new disk in the zpool with the command: zpool add -f uhuru-test da3 The problem is that da3 have been accidentaly erased and now uhuru-test ...
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FreeNas single disk ZFS Pool Volume no longer mounts, HDD is 100% SMART ok, need help recovering data

I'm facing a huge issue with a small NAS i have at work. I've made the NAS a few months back as a test, but since then it's full of important data, a lot of which not backed up anywhere else. This ...
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How do I access a Windows Share over sftp using FreeNAS

I'm fairly new to FreeNAS, and the concept of setting up a NAS or networking in general. I followed this guide that set me up to access files remotely, which worked for me. My only problem is that ...
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Disassemble External HD for internal drives NAS Build Pro/Con

Poked around and I didn't see anythingthat could give me a definitive answer. I am using a Fractal Design Node 304 for a 4-6 Bay DIY Nas build. I want to fill with as much storage as possible, if ...
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Raising a processes' memory limit on FreeNAS

I am using BackupPC, which is a Free Software backup tool based on rsync for transfers, to back up a FreeNAS box. Recently, with more files being added to the NAS, this has stopped working. I get ...
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recover folder permissions when access is denied

Ok. So I apparently had a user go into the permissions settings of a folder on our network share and they proceeded to modify permissions without consulting me first. Now the folder is inaccessible. ...
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NAS4Free istallation from LiveUSB to USB: not working

I'm trying to install NAS4Free on my home server but I have some troubles. There are several step-by-step instructions in the Internet, I used this one: ...
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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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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 terrible performance 12kb/s read speed

I'm getting terribly slow read and write speeds. When I transfer files from the FreeNAS, I get around 12kb/s. I'm running a ZFS raid with 3 TB drives, 8 GB ram, an atom 1.3 GHz processor. My network ...
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How do I change the screensaver on FreeNAS 8?

The default screensaver is annoying. I would be happier with a blank screen.
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remote backup FreeNAS and photos on OS X Lion

I've built a NAS for my home backups using FreeNAS 8 with 5 HDs and RAIDZ1. Everything works great except I haven't yet figured out a long term solution for handling my photos. Currently I'm ...