iXsystems Releases FreeNAS 8 Beta
FreeNAS 0.8 Beta is now available for testing and can be downloaded from http://sourceforge.net/projects/freenas/files/. The FreeNAS team are looking for feedback to improve the product for final release.
FreeNAS 8 Beta includes ZFS version 14 and future versions of FreeNAS will include other ZFS benefits such as De-Duplication, which conserves disk space by sending a pointer to the location of the original file for any replicated data.
The base system has migrated from FreeBSD 7.x and the m0m0wall build system to FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE and NanoBSD. The system startup has migrated from the older php scripts to the standard FreeBSD rc.d boot system. We’ve pushed many of the bug fixes and system improvements back into FreeBSD.
You can read the full release notes here: http://support.freenas.org/wiki/ReleaseNotes8r5591