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Freenas 8.2.0 turns into the home stretch: RC1 released

Who uses FreeNAS on a self-build NAS like me, can look forward to the imminent release of version 8.2.0, which brings especially the support for plugins. Pull-ups for minidlna will be dropped, it will be available directly as a plugin. Otherwise, FreeNAS 8.2 does not bring many major innovations, everything is brought to new software levels. …

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FreeNAS 8.2.0 Beta 4: further bugfixing of the plugins

FreeNAS 8.2.0 introduces the ability to install plugins that run in their own environment ("plugin jail"). Since it is a completely new functionality, which also means deep interventions in the system, the development takes correspondingly longer. Now the fourth beta of the FreeBSD-based NAS software has been released, newly added is the possibility to update plugins ...

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FreeNAS 8.0.4 iSCSI performance

My HP-N36L-NAS serves not only as a data storage for photos, but also as a storage location for virtual disk images used by VirtualBox: on my surfing and work PC is simply not enough space thanks to SSD. Since the configuration of iSCSI is already described in the FreeNAS Wiki, here are just a few performance data of my setup: It is achieved with four Hitachi ...

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My HP N36L with FreeNAS 8.0.4

So that it is clear what kind of system my FreeNAS installation runs on. Small, quiet and sufficiently powerful: HP N36L Proliant Microserver (in the meantime there is the N40L, which brings a little more CPU clock). Besides FreeNAS as operating system, Windows Homeserver or vMWare ESXi would also work (both are officially supported by the device). Now I let the video for itself ...

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Freenas 8.0.4-p2: Update brings Samba 3.6.5

Freenas has been released in version 8.0.4-p2, so there is one more version before Freenas 8.2, which then brings plugin support. The update released yesterday fixes a security vulnerability in Samba (CVE-2012-2011) and brings the CIFS server to version 3.6.5. The update is easy to perform, just download the corresponding file from Sourceforge and install it via the Freenas interface. Who ...

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Freenas 8.2 Beta 3 with new plugin structure

On April 19, the 3rd beta for FreeNAS 8.2 was released, which brings a new plugin structure. This should now remain stable, so that plugins can be used even after FreeNAS updates without adjustments. It is still not suitable for production systems, but if you want to write your own plugins, it is now time to take a closer look at it.

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Freenas 8.2.x: beta, new features, plugin system

Freenas 8.2 is currently available in a second beta version and is expected to be released in May. The main change besides the change to FreeBSD 8.2 as a base is the support of plugins, so that various software (including minidlna for media support). An upgrade from an existing Freenas 8.0.4 installation should be possible without problems, from the use of the beta version ...

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Freenas 8.0.x multimedia: Set up DLNA

Unlike Freenas 0.7.x, Freenas 8.0.x does not support DLNA. This has now changed with the "Multimedia" build. You can upgrade from regular Freenas to "Multimedia" without further ado (even if you used the same version before, e.g. from Freenas 8.0.3-p1 to 8.0.3-p1-Multimedia. Once this is done (i.e. a variant with multimedia support is running) DLNA must ...

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