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

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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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zfs offline disk during resilvering possible?

I have a 24-disk FreeNAS 9.10.2 installation in which I just replaced a disk in a mirror vdev (1 of 12 mirror vdevs) with a larger drive (3 -> 10TB). After 5 minutes into the resilvering process, I ...
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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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Local FreeNAS/other NAS system cache server

I am planning to upgrade my NAS setup Since I am getting a decent fiber connection in my second house, I would like to move my noisy Supermicro box there, and set up a local caching server in my main ...
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FreeNAS is not recognizing USB RAID controller

I have a rack-mountable USB RAID enclosure with two brand new NAS grade 4TB disks. The disks are not available to add to a pool. When checking the shell: usb_alloc_device: Failure selecting ...
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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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FreeNAS bootable USB trouble

I've run through 4 USB flash drives trying to boot FreeNAS from USB. I've used Rufus and Win32DiskImager and both seem to give the same issue. UEFI does not show USB as an option and my Windows 10 ...
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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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Go from FreeNAS to Windows 10

When looking to create a home server from an old Windows 10 computer, I took the advice from a few websites to go over to FreeNAS. I now have the computer set as a home server, but I have found I don'...
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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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Canot mount FreeNas 8 mirror in freenas 11

Have a freenas 8 with 2 disks on raid(Mirror) of 1Tb each and only 1Gb Ram. I didn't notice that it only have 1Gb ram and update to Freenas 10 because i need install OpenVPN. When the system boot up ...
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Fileserver with huge RAM (preferrably windows 2012 R2)

I have server with 32GB. Currently it's windows server 2012 R2 It serves as fileserver. 4 Hard Drives with 1 SSD configured with storage pool with hot spare. To simplify the question, i just want to ...
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Why is my ZFS pool spending 97% of its time reading the target and only about 3% writing, on a write operation?

This perplexes me and I don't know a way to drill down into what ZFS is actually doing. I'm using a clean install of FreeNAS 11.1 with a fast ZFS pool (imported mirrors on fast 7200s) plus a ...
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Gigabyte GA-H55M-S2H hangs when booting FreeNAS USB

I am attempting to install FreeNAS 11.1 U1 onto a USB drive to use with a homebuilt NAS system with the following specs: Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H55M-S2H (BIOS revision F7) CPU: Intel Core i3-530 @ ...
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Backup ZFS pool using rsync

I currently have a FreeNAS box for storing my personal files. I'd like to have an offsite backup, but I'm not willing to spend the money for a second computer capable of running ZFS properly. ...
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Large files copy to NAS at 500 MB/s if indirectly routed via 2nd PC, but < 100MB/s if copied directly to NAS. How do I troubleshoot

I'm testing network reliability and found this anomaly, no idea how to troubleshoot it. The network is stripped down to (PC + 10G card) -> (10G switch) -> (file server with 10G card). The NAS and ...
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Adding static route results in connection loss

I have a freenas server and my main pc equipped with dual port gigabit lan cards so Ican use smb multichannel. I also had to add routes from the freenas server to each of the main pcs lan cards via ...
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Graphic display for new Freenas build

I've almost completed my 1st NAS server build. I bought a silverstone 380-B 8 bay ATX case to mount an old m/b I have from an upgrade on my PC. Gigabyte Z87X UD5H with an Intel i7-4790K cpu, 32 Gb ...
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Windows Backup failed with error 0x807800C5 incorrect function

This is the same error number as similar post, but not the same details This is on a Windows 10 machine trying to backup to a FreeNas network location. Part of the backup completes (user files) but ...
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Cannot access SMB share (Freenas) from one computer (Windows Server 2003)

I cannot access an SMB share (shared on Freenas) from one computer (running Windows Server 2003). The same share is accessible by other computers. I/ve tried accessing it directly, mounting as a ...
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NAS Software as application on my own Linux?

I want to install NAS Software (ala FreeNAS, Amahi etc) on my DIY-Linux server but I have one questions: Most solutions I see are NAS software with an 'glued' Operating System to it (e.g. FreeNAS, ...
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Keeping CIFS mount over unstable WiFi

I have a FreeNAS box that contains all of my music and movies. Since I want this box accessible to both myself (Linux desktop) and my wife (Windows desktop) I have the filesystems on this box exported ...

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