FreeNAS ZFS volumes and snapshots tutorial (video)

freenas-ixsystems-new-logoThe FreeNAS guys at iXsystems have put together a video tutorial showing you how to set up ZFS volumes in FreeNAS and how to take snapshots. It also goes into the difference RAIDZ options you have when setting up your FreeNAS server (RAIDZ, RAIDZ2, RAIDZ10).

Remember, when you set up your FreeNAS server with ZFS, the most important thing, and probably half the job, is that you exactly work out how many drives you need/want, together with which RAIDZ(x) option.

Nexenta’s NexentaStor 4.0 released

logo_nexentaNexenta has announced that NexentaStor 4.0 is now generally available. The latest version of NexentaStor provides users with significant improvements to performance, reliability and functionality of the SDS solution. Like the previous version, NexentaStor will be available in two editions: A Community Edition (a free, full-featured, community supported software for configurations up to 18TB), and an Enterprise Edition (licensed by the size of the storage pool). Additionally, NexentaStor 4.0 is Citrix and VMware Ready and certified to run on a variety of reference hardware configurations from strategic technology and channel partners.

From the Release Announcement:

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