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7 FreeNAS Alternatives

FreeNAS is a great NAS (Network Attached Server) operating system, but it’s not the only one. “There are multiple reasons behind looking for FreeNAS alternatives. Despite the software being a popular choice and also intuitive to use for sharing content

Posted in Amahi, NAS4Free, OpenFiler, OpenMediaVault, unRAID, Windows Home Server (WHS)

Build a file server with the Raspberry PiLog in with SSH

This tutorial on shows how to use Arch Linux as the operating system on a Raspberry Pi file server, because it is small,and has only the minimum packages required for a working system. This means that the file server can

Posted in NAS O/S

NexentaStor Community Edition released

The most recent release of NexentaStor Community Release is version In this version you will find: Support for user and group quotas The ability to automatically expand pools Copy on write Checksummed datablocks and metadata for reliability. Commercial support

Posted in NexentaStor

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,

Posted in FreeNAS

FreeNAS Plugins Part 2: Plugins Configuration (video)

The FreeNAS Team has uploaded another video showing how to configure the Transmission, Firefly, and MiniDLNA plugins on FreeNAS 8.3.0 and how make them together as a streaming media platform. Video 1 can be watched here

Posted in FreeNAS

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