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Real World Example of How to Resize ZFS in FreeNAS

February 27th, 2009 2 comments

Harry has written an excellent followup post to his How to Resize ZFS post of last year.

This time Harry is using the real world example where the replacement disk is bigger than the original disk.

His testsystem is a Sempron 2600+ with 1 GB RAM and several SCSI Disks connected via a DAWICONTROL DC-2976 UW controller. He is using FreeNAS 0.7 Sardaukar (revision 4390).

Starting with a testpool of three 2.1 GB SCSI-Disks totaling 5.91 GB he goes on to replace two of the three disks and after exporting and importing the pool the pool grows to 12.0G.

You can read it all at How to resize ZFS – Part 2 (the real world).

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11 FreeNAS Tips

February 26th, 2009 Comments off

11 FreeNAS Tips is the latest post from FrugalTech. These tips have been collected by FrugalTech since he started using FreeNAS. These are all relevant for version 0.69 of FreeNAS.

The tips include:

– Don't enable Samba Recycle Bin.
– Always backup your configuration.
– Start Simple.
– Running a LiveCD system works just as well as an installed version.

And more…

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How to Install FreeNAS Using VirtualBox

February 21st, 2009 Comments off

James Cochran has put together some instructions on how to install FreeNAS using VirtualBox so you can play around with the OS.

You can read it here.

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Open-source Storage Explained

February 21st, 2009 Comments off

By Carol Sliwa, a Feature Writer for SearchStorage.com, has published an article about open-source storage solutions.

The article covers:

* Sun's open-source software (specifically Sun's 7000 family of storage products).

* Red Hat's storage capabilities

* Amanda network backup software

* FreeNAS

You can read it here.

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FreeNAS as Media Server

February 21st, 2009 Comments off

TechJaws have an overview of using FreeNAS as a media server.

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Convert An Old PC Into Network Attached Storage – A Guide

February 21st, 2009 Comments off

A web developer from Williamsport, PA has put together a guide (with screenshots) on how to convert an old PC into Network Attached Storage using FreeNAS.

He says “Today I converted an old PC into a Network Attached Storage device. I have an old PC that I was thinking of selling on eBay but its processor is just 550 MHz so it would probably be a waste of time trying to sell it. However it does have three hard drives installed so I might as well store some files on them.”

You can read the guide here.

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FreeNAS Vs. HP MediaSmart WHS (YouTube)

February 21st, 2009 Comments off

Jupiter Broadcasting have a video on YouTube called FreeNAS Vs. HP MediaSmart WHS.

How does FreeNAS stack up to the Windows Home Server based HP MediaSmart? Find out in this battle to the bits!

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9 Reasons to use FreeNAS at Work

February 21st, 2009 Comments off

The FrugalTech blog has a greatpost giving
9 reasons to use FreeNAS at work. This great post comes after a previous post mentioning 9 great things about FreeNAS.

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