FreeNAS 9.3 Released

Tfreenas-ixsystems-new-logohe FreeNAS developers at iXsystems released FreeNAS 9.3 last week.

According to the release announcement, this FreeNAS update is a significant evolutionary step from previous FreeNAS releases, featuring a simplified and reorganized Web User Interface, support for Microsoft ODX and Windows 2012 clustering, better VMWare integration, including VAAI support, a new and more secure update system with roll-back functionality, and hundreds of other technology enhancements.

This video gives a quick overview of the changes that have gone into FreeNAS 9.3 (changes in FreeNAS 9.3)

For a more comprehensive list and soem of the things that can be expected from FreeNAS 10.0, check out Jordan Hubbard’s FreeNAS State of the Union.



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NAS4Free 9.3 Released

The NAS4Free development team has released version 9.3 a couple of days ago.

Apart from a lot of package updates, the most notable features are the upgrade to FreeBSD 9.3, improvements to the WebGUI, ZFS, disk partitioning and certificates.

This NAS system is packed full with features and yet requires only a 2Gb disk for an embedded install or 4Gb for a full install. 2Gb of RAM for a swapless install or 512Mb RAM+1024Mb recommended swap size.

The NAS4Free 9.3 announcement can be read here and images can be downloaded from SourceForge.

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freenas-ixsystems-new-logoThe FreeNAS project has released another point update to FreeNAS 9.2.1, i.e. FreeNAS This one fixes a number of issues in as well as addressing the “shellshock“‘ security vulnerability in bash (to which FreeNAS is not generally vulnerable as bash is not the system shell, but it was still worth fixing).

The list of bugs fixed in can be found here.

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Amahi Home Server 7.4 released

Aamahi logomahi Home Server, the free, open-source home server platform, has been updated to version 7.4. This release comes with a whole range of improvements and enhancements in terms of usability, features and plugins.

The Greyhole interface has had an update, so it’s now even easier to configure and manage storage pools on the platform.

the Greyhole UI app. Also a plugin-based app, the long awaited return of a graphical interface for Greyhole allows easier management of your pool of drives

Also, there’s a new plugin framework which make plugin development and updates easier.

The biggest addition is the introduction a new Amahi plugin system which enables new kinds of apps. This system broadens the capabilities of what apps can accomplish, tapping into the core capabilities of Amahi systems.

And, there’s now an Amahi Android plugin.

Full details of this release and download links can be found in here: Beam me up Amahi: Plugins, Greyhole UI, Android app Beta

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OpenMediaVault 1.0 “Kralizec” released


After two years in private development until 2011 and four years since,  Volker Theile has announced today the availability of OpenMediaVault 1.0 “Kralizec”.

The developers call OpenMediaVault (OMV) “a next generation network attached storage (NAS) solution” which is available for free and open-source. OMV is based on Debian 7 Wheezy 7 and developed for us in home environments or small home offices, but is not limited to those places.

OMV contains services like SSH, (S)FTP, SMB/CIFS, DAAP media server, RSync, BitTorrent client and many more. Thanks to the modular design of the framework it can be enhanced via plugins.

OMV has very low resource requirements (i486 or amd64 platform with 1Gb RAM) and can even be run on low-power ARM systems like the Raspberry Pi.

OpenMediaVault 1.0 comes with many bug fixes, performance tweaks, plugin support improvements, security updates and many other changes which can be found in the OpenMediaVault 1.0 release announcement.

Congratulations to Volker Theile and the development team on reaching this milestone.


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