FreeNAS: Mount 9p Volume/Dataset in VM

Who uses FreeNAS with virtual machines (I have e.g. the development environment for the blog theme in an Ubuntu VM) will sooner or later want to use data of the NAS. FreeNAS offers VT9P as an option here. The Plan9 filesystem requires a few mount options that are not standard. Although it can be mounted in the console without further ado, as soon as ...

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FreeNAS: .AppleDouble / .DS_Store delete

When using a FreeNAS share with macOS, it creates different Finder metadata directories for each regular directory. To keep a backup to external media as lean as possible, this data can be deleted, which is most easily done using a command at the Linux command prompt: find . -name ".Apple*" -type d -prune -exec rm -r {} + So that ...

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FreeNAS 10: "Corral" released

After several years of development, version 10 of FreeNAS is now released, name: "Corral". iXsystems has released FreeNAS 10 "Corral", a new version of the popular operating system for DIY NAS systems. The user interface has been completely redesigned and is now much more modern, the substructure has also been modernized. Instead of relying on plug-in extensions as before, there are ...

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HP Microserver Gen8: CPU exchange

Those who buy an HP Microserver Gen8 usually go for the entry-level model with a Celeron G1610T processor. Since the CPU is socketed, it can be easily replaced. The Celeron G1610T is a dual-core CPU with a clock speed of 2.3 GHz and a TDP of 35 watts - therefore it can be cooled passively without any problems. It is important to choose a suitable CPU ...

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FreeNAS 10 Beta surface (Source: FreeNAS-Blog)

FreeNAS 10 BETA - new interface & docker support

With FreeNAS 10, there are some fundamental changes, including Docker support. The new version is now in beta: not yet ready for production use, but far enough to assess the main features. FreeNAS 10 has been in development for over a year and is still in BETA - the reason is probably the pure ...

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FreeNAS 9.10-RELEASE with new FreeBSD base

Before with FreeNAS 10 a completely new version appears, now FreeNAS 9.10 was published. Most important innovation: FreeBSD 10.3-RC3 as a basis. The interface has not been updated, this will only happen with FreeNAS 10. The upgrade of FreeNAS 9.3 is very simple: select the appropriate "Train" under the menu item "Updates" and then start the update. After that it takes ...

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FreeNAS: Synology DS215j as backup target

If you run a FreeNAS, you might also be looking for an offsite backup option. In addition to the use of a cloud solution, a second NAS, which is housed in a different location, is also an option here. My choice fell on a Synology Diskstation DS215j. The key data of the around 150,- Euro expensive device: 800 Mhz dual core processor, 512 MB RAM, ...

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FreeNAS 10 - the most important new features

After the current version 9.3 FreeNAS 10 will follow. With the upcoming version, there will also be some innovations that further improve the free NAS operating system. FreeNAS 10, which has passed the second milestone release (M2) on 06 July 2015, will not simply be a further development of the previous FreeNAS 9.x, but will have a ...

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FreeNAS: Crashplan 4.3.0 Troubleshooting

Anyone using Crashplan on FreeNAS as a headless backup machine will have noticed in the last few days that they can no longer connect. Here is the solution! Crashplan tends to stop working on FreeNAS with new updates or the connection between client and headless Crashplan on the FreeNAS machine (for me still an HP ProLiant ...

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