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    ZFS Recommended configuration for 4 HDDs and 1 SSD

    I am in the process of setting up a NAS in my home. Currently, I have 4x WD Purple 4TB HDDs and one old LITEON CV8-8E128 (128GB) SSD. I could find this thread in the forum, but it seems to be quite old and things may have changed since then, especially for the SSD. Here is the link...
  2. subnetspider

    Solved What should I consider when building a FreeBSD NAS?

    Hello everyone, I have been thinking about challenging myself and building my own NAS based on FreeBSD instead of using something like TrueNAS CORE. There are already a number of good resources on the web about setting up Samba and NFS shares, creating automatic snapshots, ZFS replication and...
  3. cbunn

    NFS issues with macOS clients

    I've been running a FreeBSD NAS for a long time now with ZFS filesystems shared via NFS. In the past, macOS had no issues connecting, though the default when using Finder was NFSv3. Good enough for me. But I've recently upgraded from Mojave (10.14) to Ventura (13.2) and have been having trouble...
  4. hamzakc

    Backup bhyve VM's to ext4 NAS

    Hello. I have freeBSD (13.1) installed on my small home server and am using it as a Virtual Machine Manager. I am using the excellent bhyve hypervisor to manage the VM's. The server is running on the amazing zfs filesystem. I recently bought a NAS and want to backup all the bhyve-vms and...
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    Shared home between Linux and Freebsd?

    Hello, is it possible to mount a shared network disk as /home between a Linux and a Freebsd computer? I'm not sure what would happen if the two systems try to access the same data in /home. Does anyone know if this is practical or possible without permition problems? Thanks.
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    ZFS ZFS vfs.zfs.spa_slop_shift

    Hi, I have 12 disks in a raidz2 system (2 vdevs) that I use mostly as NAS for storage (backups and few movies). Given that the system is basically write once, read many, I'd like to be able to use most of the available space. ZFS by default is reserving 1/32 of space for operations, and I...
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    energy efficient x86, 64bit, >4GB RAM (, Arduino interface) SBC

    Hello, I am planning to build a 7/24 home NAS with emphasis on low power consumption, low (preferably zero) noise with 2x3.5" SATA HDDs but I could accept 2.5". The OS choice is not final yet it could be any of FreeNAS, OpenMediaVault, OpenBSD, NAS4free, TrueNAS, TrueOS. I know it is many but I...
  8. vermaden

    HOWTO: Silent Fanless FreeBSD Server - Redundant Backup

    I would like to share an article about Fanless FreeBSD Server. Silent Fanless FreeBSD Server - Redundant Backup #verblog #cloud #freebsd #freenas #hardware #storage #zfs #nas #backup
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    Solved [ZFS & UFS] UFS or ZFS for the main drive on a NAS ?

    Hi, For a NAS, the question is UFS or ZFS for main drive ? I'm thinking about 2 options, which one would you recommend ? It is a recent hardware, Intel i3. 8Go. Main drive is an old 1To classical HDD while the 4 other one are new 4To 'NAS' HDD of 2 different brands. No SSD. Option 1 full ZFS...
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    camcontrol standby weirdness

    I'm trying to spindown disks in a zpool to save energy costs. This concerns a home NAS setup. I've broken in down to a single disk. Here I want the disk to go into standby mode after 20 minutes of idle time: camcontrol standby ada2 -t 1800 What actually happens is the disk spins down...
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    ZFS Building NAS - Hardware Review?

    Hey all, I'm in the process of rebuilding my NAS at home. Currently this is the hardware that I've picked: Mobo: Gigabyte GA-B150M-D3H RAM: 4x Crucial CT8G4DFD8213 (32GB RAM total) (From Gigabyte's QVL) CPU: Intel Core i3-6100T Boxed SATA: Delock PCI Express Card > 10 x internal SATA 6 Gb/s...