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FreeBSD (open-source)- based server operating system focusing on Network Attached Storage (NAS).

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Unable to get network connection on VM in TrueNAS-12.0-U8

I'm attempting to create an Ubuntu VM in TrueNAS (which uses bhyve), but nothing I try will allow the VM to obtain an IP address. I think there has to be something misconfigured on the host, because I'...
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Old FreeNAS server shutdowns every day after being moved. Why?

This is probably something obvious, but I have an old HP machine that we've been using for 9 years as a file server (it uses FreeNAS 9.2). It's been working fine, but I recently moved it to another ...
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TrueNAS: Can read/write through SMB but not FTP

I have a small TrueNAS server set up and I can access my files over SMB. I want to access it through the internet to I want to access it via FTP as well. FTP successfully connects but I cannot read/...
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Optimal Use of a Single SSD in RAIDZ Pool on FreeNAS/TrueNAS Core

I have an old HP N40L MicroServer running FreeNAS 11.3 with a 4 drive RAIDZ array setup on FreeNAS 11.3. I store mostly videos, photos and system backups on the server's storage pool. It is connected ...
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Truenas loggging for deleted files?

I have TrueNAS-12.0-U1.1 NAS server with multiple SMB shares. I can't figure out how to log user actions on this shares... How can i log for specific time who when and which file are deleted or ...
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Is ACL inheritance only at file creation time on zfs?

I'm having trouble understanding how ACLs work on ZFS as compared to how they work on a Windows NTFS system. (In particular, I'm using a TrueNAS 12.) I create a SMB share ("smbtest"), and I ...
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How to give write permission to specific user in a read only directory?

System: FreeNAS There is a directory: drwxr-xr-x 4 user1 Group1 7 Mar 14 01:48 publicDirectory User user1 gets to upload files here, and all the users within the Group1 get -xr rules, and that's ...
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TrueNAS Plex Jail DNS Error

Trying to install Plex on my server running TrueNAS-12.0-U1, but running into this error: Error: plexjail had a failure Exception: RuntimeError Message: DNS Exception: The DNS operation timed out ...
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FreeNAS remote shutdown

I want to write a program that remotely shuts down my TrueNAS server. When I enable sudo for the user myuser, the command ssh myuser@hostname -t "sudo poweroff" is actually enough. But I don'...
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Virtual Machine (interface enp0s4) not assigned dynamic IPv4 address

I have a Ubuntu Server 20.04 virtual machine running on my FreeNAS 11.3-U5 box. My problem is that my virtual Ubuntu Server is not being assigned an IP address. I have an Edge Router X with Subnet 10....
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DEGRADED disk is back ONLINE after reboot

I had a degraded disk on a ZFS volume in my FreeNAS server [build 9.10.2-U1 (86c7ef5)] and before trying to replace it, I rebooted the server. What does the following mean and do I have an issue with ...
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How to diagnose a recurring hard drive issue on a FreeNAS system?

I have setup a FreeNAS (11.2-U8) server at home containing 8 drives comprised of 2TB Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM006 drives in a RAID-Z2 configuration. The rest of the system hardware is as follows: ...
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Do adaptors exist to connect SATA hard drives to M.2 slot

Do adaptors to connect a classical spinning hard drive, such as Seagate IronWolf NAS drives, to an M.2 slot exist? I am looking to the motherboard ASRock A520M-ITX for an upgrade of my NAS/VM server. ...
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Automatically convert files to h265 in a certain folder

What I am currently doing Everything is running on freenas (linux). I always have to go into the shell and start a script to transcode everything inside the folder. To be exact: I go to the shell and ...
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clearing SMB credentials on Windows 10

I have tried net use * /DEL to no avail, says cannot find anything, tried net use \\server /del to no avail, and the credentials don't show up on the credential manager either. This PC has read ...
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How to setup partitions in FreeNAS?

I am new to FreeNAS and watched a video on how to set it up, in which it has been running great. However, now I want to add cameras, which basically just run until you run out of space, but I don't ...
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Allow non-administrative Windows users to enumerate users and change ACL of remote samba/SMB/CIFS-server

I use a Samba 4.10.13 server on FreeNAS. I want to change the ACL and therefore enumerate the users of the FreeNAS. I noticed that this requires the client(!) to have administrative rights on the ...
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Why I can't boot my virtual machines on FreeNAS after installing them?

I'm using FreeNAS-11.3-U2. I tried to install Archlinux Virtual machines on my it 3 times. When I reboot after installation is completed, I can boot into the virtual machine, but everytime I restart ...
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rsync - exclude files in directories with specific conditions

I am setting up an rsync based backup from our FreeNAS server to a QNAP server. The structure looks something like this: Sequence ├── SHOT01 │ ├── comp │ │ ├── work │ | │ └── images │ |...
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mount CIFS share failed after FreeNAS server upgrade

I upgraded a FreeNAS server from Ver 9.X to the latest 11.3. Configuration has been saved prior the upgrade and restored on the new installation. Currently, a remote Linux machine is unable to mount ...
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Plex and Nextcloud are not working on FreeNAS

I am trying to set up Plex and Nextcloud on my NAS running FreeNAS. Specs: Ryzen 3 2200G 2 TB HDD 120 GB SSD running as cache OS running on a USB drive I have my Plex content in the folder I want ...
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Cannot access FreeNAS share from Windows 7

Just set up FreeNAS 11.2.U7. After installation, I created a group (ShareUsers) and a user (MyUser). I checked the 'Microsoft Account' checkbox. I created a pool MyPool and a dataset MyDataset, for ...
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What are the options for simple file or data redundancy on a custom NAS?

I'm asking this for the sake of clarity as I'm in the process of building a home NAS and going crazy trying to decide how to set it up. What options are there for no hassle file/data rendundancy to ...
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How do I connect to FreeNAS share on Windows 10?

I was wondering if someone can help me connect to my FreeNAS shares from my main PC running Windows 10. I just can't figure out how to mount the shares so that I can access the drives in the NAS. It's ...
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Setting up FTP with freeNAS and router

I have some problem to access my FTP from outside. I am trying to do this with no knowledge ta start with. Hopefully Im doing some rookiemisstake here. I have set up my NAS to port 21. (open in ...
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Connect NAS via 10Gbit additionally to 1GBit connection

I think the diagram describes best, what I try to achieve. I want to make a direct 10Gbit connection to my FreeNAS Server, additionally to my existing 1Gbit connection. Will the 10Gbit card on the ...
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Utilising old pc with an android device?

i have an old pc connected to old router running freenas. but i am thinking of installing ubuntu or windows xp on it. my old lcd monitor for that pc is occupied as an extended display for my laptop so ...
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Any concerns about striping different sized SSDs using ZFS in Freenas?

I have a few decent, but differently-sized SSDs lying around that I would like to use in a stripe in Freenas. The sizes are: 2 x 240GB, 1 x 256GB, 1 x 1TB. Using a stripe, this gets me to ~1.73TB. ...
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freenas sshd port forward open failed: administratively prohibited

I have a freenas server with an ssh port open to the internet. I want to access a server within the network the nas is in, so I used an ssh port forward like this: ssh -N -L 8080:host:80 root@freenas....
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How to create a new folder on FreeNAS AFP share (create/copy file is working)

I set up a FreeNAS 11.2 system with an AFP share with all the default values. I did successfully copy a file from my macOS 10.14.4 machine. What did not work was to create or copy a folder to that ...
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Problems with accessing a FreeNAS SMB share

I recently set up a FreeNAS storage server that I want to use over the internet, outside of the local network, but the FreeNAS server doesn't seem to want to be found by any other machine on the ...
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Mount multiple NFS shares in RancherOS

I am setting up a RancherOS VM on my FreeNAS server and I am having trouble setting up NFS shares. I have a .yml file that is able to set up one share mount but I would like to be able to set up two ...
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Do I really need a ZIL SLOG?

I'm building a NAS for home/personal use that will use ZFS (probably running FreeNAS) over a SATA SSD array. In terms of usage, I expect the system to be "idle" (not counting ZFS background stuff e.g. ...
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In a NAS box, why would a volume be have Status Degraded, when the volume was only ever made up of 1 disk

I am running a FreeNas box with 5 HDDs in and each HDD has its own Volume associated with it. It has always been this way, none of the volumes have ever been made from multiple disks. Also the disks ...
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What kind of metadata is primarily being loaded/evicted from ARC, in my ZFS system?

I'm trying to check how my ZFS pool's ARC is used, motivated by "do I need more RAM, even though expensive". I have 128GB fast ECC and using NVMe SSDs for L2ARC, but it's still doing a lot of small ...
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Why am I able to mount NFS share simply because root on my machine has the same UID as the NFS owner?

I have recently set up a new FreeNAS machine at home and am beginning to tinker. I have previously had very little experience with network administration (and I have only been using Linux on my home ...
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Active Directory / Virtualisation for home / gaming Configuration?

I'd like to avoid duplication where possible, but realistically I have two users. We each have a laptop and a pc. PC's are equipped with 10gb mellanox nics. We have a freenas raidz configured Server ...
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FreeNAS 11.1 Urbackup Installation

I've been trying to install and configure urbackup onto a FreeNAS FreeBSD server. I've followed the instructions here as well as trying to follow the instructions here. However, the first link gives ...
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Force iSCSI Disconnect

I've been toying around with iSCSI for a little while (FreeNAS 11.1-U5 target, Win10 Pro initiator) and have run into what would be a bit of a deal-breaking issue: I can't seem to disconnect from an ...
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Storage spaces on Windows 10 and tiering

I have a number of disks on my Windows 10 (pro if it maters) desktop and have been toying with storage spaces. I'd like some advice on how to configure storage volumes for my use cases. I know the ...
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Connection to server fails after rebooting even though can log into it

I have been having problem with the electricity going off often for 3 hours and more at a time and the UPS i have is not enough. When the UPS runs out then the servers switch off. When the electricity ...
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How can I remove a swap partition on FreeNAS?

I have a FreeNAS 11.1-U6 installation for testing purposes. It has two 500GB SSDs and one 4TB USB drive. I installed FreeNAS to ada0 (the first 500GB SSD) and set up a volume on da0 (the 4TB drive) ...
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700MB/s Write on SSHD? FreeNAS and $20 SATA Controler

Host: Proliant Ml350 G5 2X Xeon Quad-Cores @ 2.55Ghz 32Gb DDR2 ECC Storage Controller cheap $20 4 SATA port PCIe controller SERBIA I think Disk Seagate Iron Wolf 1TB SSHD Freenas 11.1 Ran a DD ...
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FreeBSD iostat ms/* columns meanings

What is the meaning of the ms/* columns on iostat (FreeBSD 11.1/FreeNAS)? I'm not seeing any details on the man pages or I'm misreading what they are iostat -x extended ...
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Root cannot delete folder inside freenas share?

I'm on Ubuntu 18.04 and I can create directories with root but when I try to delete this old directory that Plex created it fails. Any ideas? I've tried everything what I was able to find here and ...
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USB Drive "No Media" error

This USB drive used to be "FreeNAS" boot drive, when I have it plugged into my Windows 10 machine, it shows as a "removable device" but can not access it. I was trying to use "Diskpart", it shows as ...
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Is there a way to log accesses files and folders on FreeNAS shares?

How do you log all files and folders accessed through FreeNAS? I manage a FreeNAS that has multiple shares accessed by multiple people on multiple OS's (Mac, Win, Linux). I'm trying to keep a detailed ...
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MS Access Backend hosting

I currently have an MS Access database, split into frontend and backend. The backend is hosted on a Windows 10 pro PC with network sharing. The frontend is distributed to users running a mix of ...
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Why is ZFS send/receive sending so much data across my LAN?

Just last weekend, I set up a new (clean install) backup server for my main FreeNAS machine, and started a manual complete pool backup between them. Both machines are enterprise hardware and run fast, ...
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Is it possible to remotely access a web server installed on a virtual machine?

I am trying to install FreeNAS on VMWare workstation and I wanted to remotely access it. Is it possible? I tried configuring the network interfaces of the freenas but I am unable to access it. Any ...
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