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FreeNAS 8.3.0 RELEASE-p1 released

Over the weekend FreeNAS 8.3.0 RELEASE-p1 was released, which is mainly to fix bugs in FreeNAS 8.3.0. Most important bug that was fixed: instead of the nginx welcome screen now comes the GUI in any case. As an improvement, there are only traditional Chinese characters to choose from for the console. Otherwise, the features of the 8.3.0 version of FreeNAS, which runs on FreeBSD, remain ...

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FreeNAS based on HP N40L Microserver: Shopping list

I myself use an HP N36L microserver, but there is a successor model: the HP N54L (175 euros at Amazon) cheaper. The case is the same, the performance a bit better: instead of 1.3 GHz, the AMD Athlon II CPU clocks with 1.5 GHz for the N40L and 2.2 GHz for the N54L, which is also enough for Windows Homeserver 2011. …

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FreeNAS 8.3.0 with ZFS v28 released

Already on Friday FreeNAS 8.3.0 was released, which brings as a major innovation ZFS in version 28 (compared to ZFS v15 in FreeNAS 8.2.x - this is no longer developed, because the underlying FreeBSD 8.2 is also no longer developed). If you upgrade from FreeNAS 8.2.0-RELEASE-p1, you don't have to reinstall the jail and plugins - just ...

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FreeNAS 8.2.0 with ownCloud 4.5

Inspired by a blog post on Groovy Skills International, I also upgraded my FreeNAS installation with ownCloud 4.5. Advantage: with it, files can be synchronized automatically and are then available both on different computers, as well as over the Internet with various smartphone apps or a web interface. For the latter, it is a condition that the FreeNAS installation is also accessible externally, ...

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FreeNAS 8.3.0-BETA 3 available

On FreeNAS.org the 3rd beta version of the upcoming FreeNAS version 8.3.0 has already been released, which brings a new ZFS version as an essential innovation. However, the update to the new file system version is optional and must be initiated manually; once performed, the ZFS no longer understands older FreeNAS or FreeBSD versions, so that the upgrade is a one-way street and ...

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Switch on FreeNAS via Wake-On-LAN

In my previous blog entry I described how to let FreeNAS check if there are still computers on the network - otherwise the system shuts down. Now the question remains how to restart it afterwards. Send Magic Packet An obvious way is Wake-On-LAN (WOL for short). This involves sending a so-called "magic packet" to the network card ...

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FreeNAS: switch off automatically when not in use

If you use your NAS at home like I do, you don't need it active all the time. Unfortunately, FreeNAS does not offer a function to shut down the NAS when it is not needed - i.e. no computer in the network is online. In the FreeNAS forum as well as the PCGH Extreme forum there are instructions on how to use a cronjob to regularly (I ...

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Freenas 8.2: When will there be more plugins?

With Freenas 8.2.0 first came the plugin support, among other things there is a plugin for minidlna. Now, as a user, the question arises: what happens with other plugins? Sure, there is still Transmission and Firefly, but things like VirtualBox would be very handy. Also interesting: a webserver and a firewall. This would make Freena's ...

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FreeNAS 8.2.0: Add media directories to minidlna.conf

With FreeNAS 8.2.0 came support for minidlna as a plugin. Unfortunately, the settings are limited, so only a media path can be defined via the GUI. However, it is very easy to define folders for videos, pictures and movies with a few changes in minidlna.conf. In the following I assume that the plugin jail ...

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