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FreeNAS ZFS volumes and snapshots tutorial (video)

The 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

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FreeNAS Plex Media Server (video)

Learn how to configure a fresh FreeNAS install for use with the Plex Media Server plugin, so you can stream media to all your devices from a central location.

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FreeNAS, Openfiler, Microsoft iSCSI performance shootout

agrikk has taken a look at the performance capabilities of three free iSCSI Target software platforms: FreeNAS, Openfiler, and Microsoft iSCSI Target. “The purpose of his test was to find the best performing iSCSI target with all other things being equal. Under this criteria

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FreeNAS 8.3.1-RELEASE available

The FreeNAS development team has announced the availability of FreeNAS 8.3.1-RELEASE. FreeNAS 8.3.1 is based on FreeBSD 8.3 with version 28 of the ZFS filesystem, and features volume based encryption for ZFS. Release information, images and plugins can be downloaded from the Release Page. The Press Release

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FreeNAS 8 Plugins

FreeNAS 8.2 and newer versions have support for plugins, i.e. extentions in the form of PC-BSD‘s PBIs (Push Button Install). There’s some good plugin documentation available on the FreeNAS website explaining how to use the plugins, how to install the plugins jail,

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