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    Other Adventures in remote attached storage

    Hi everyone, I just recently joined the freeBSD club and I really appreciate many features and the structure of the OS itself. But this post isn't supposed to be a diary entry of why I switched to it on one of my servers or any ramblings of the sort. Who would want to read that anyway, right...
  2. sidetone

    Share your NAS FreeBSD based distribution (for FreeBSD users) or NAS service directly on FreeBSD experience

    For FreeBSD users, share your experience of FreeBSD based NAS distributions. In addition, share your experiences using FreeBSD directly for NAS services or for dedicated NAS. Welcome are comparisons of NAS services on FreeBSD to XigmaNAS and past uses of FreeNAS or TrueNAS. Also, share...
  3. S

    ZFS Plan and best practices to migrate from TrueNAS Core to pure FreeBSD

    Hello everyone, I am not planning to migrate to TrueNAS SCALE as my whole environment (desktops, servers and laptops) run FreeBSD, with the sole exception of my web browsing laptop, that is a corebooted QubesOS laptop. The current setup is 2 servers with 8 disks each, in RAIDZ2, a solid setup...
  4. sidetone

    TrueNAS history with FreeBSD It says that TrueNAS Core which is based on FreeBSD will be in maintenance mode based on FreeBSD's releases, and will be so for years. It is also set to match FreeBSD's version numbers. It admitted that the FreeBSD...
  5. Crivens

    NAS Build base parts

    I just came to see the CM3588 board. According to some users here the CPU should be supported. Why use this as a NAS base? It comes with 4 M.2 slots right off the bat, plus some network ports. I'll investigate a bit.
  6. W

    iX's Plans for TrueNAS CORE 13.3

    There has been a lot of talk in the community that TrueNAS CORE is going away or becoming EOL but that is not the case! Link to blog: The sum of their blog is that "Both TrueNAS CORE and TrueNAS SCALE will exist to address the needs of...
  7. B

    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...
  8. C

    Planning storage server(s)

    I'm looking into how I'm going to store media files (audio and video). I need to start off small but be able to scale. My plan was to start with say 2TB of NVMe storage and use RAID-Z. I'd also copy the data to a bulk storage server which has slower I/O. I'd want to be able to add more ZFS...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. A

    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...
  14. knightjp

    FreeBSD or FreeNAS

    I really like using FreeNAS as my storage NAS device, but it seems a bit too advanced for my needs. I forces you to use Hard drives in RAID. I guess that may be a good thing, but I honestly have limited experience insetting it up. Further more, I now have populated the FreeNAS box with some...
  15. P

    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...
  16. 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
  17. Z

    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...
  18. F

    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...