harryd has written a short post with some pointers to tutorials about Samba tuning with FreeNAS 0.7:
“Here is a nice blogpost from learnedbyerror about tuning samba (and other…). Especially the samba/cifs tweaks should give you a performance boost.”
Harryd doesn’t recommend you use the old zfs tuning settings as the latest FreeNAS versions are based on FreeBSD 7.2 (see http://wiki.freebsd.org/ZFSTuningGuide).
harryd: FreeNAS 0.7 – Samba tuning
Here is a short blog entry about how to connect a Dvico Tvix to FreeNAS with NFS.
My Howto`s: Dvico Tvix to Freenas with NFS
Marton Pipe of Home Cinema Choice has written a guide about using FreeNAS for media storage.
“If you have an old PC sitting around it’s surprisingly easy to create a NAS (Network Attached Storage) repository for your media.”
“For the purposes of this project, I spent a mere £20 on a six year-old Evesham 2.8GHz Pentium 4 (i.e. single-core) with 512MB of RAM (pictured above).”
“FreeNAS provides many useful features. As with commercial NAS boxes, a built-in webserver allows you to remotely administer it from a PC on your network – just enter the IP address that it can automatically derive via DHCP.”
How you can build a media NAS for next to nothing…or even less | Home Cinema Choice
Simon Day has published a guide on how to connect a Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 (SLES) to a FreeNAS Server using iSCSI.
The guide assumes that you have built and configured a FreeNAS Server with working iSCSI Targets.
The guide covers:
- Install the iSCSI Initiator Package in SLES
- Configure the iSCSI Initiator to connect to your Free NAS server
- Set the iSCSI Initiator Service to start when booting
- Add the iSCSI target
- Establish Target Connection
- Change Startup
- Adding the iSCSI Target to the Linux File system
- Creating the Linux Partition and assigning a mount point
- Check the new Mount-point
How to Connect SLES 10 to a Free NAS iSCSI Server