Here are some screenshots for the recently released FreeNAS 8.0 RC 2:
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I am new to FreeNAS and FreeeBSD. I am thinking about making my first NAS (RAID 5 or RAID 6). ZFS seems to be the only choice until btrfs matures. And FreeNAS seems the best choice for a home ZFS NAS, though I’ve not checked into Nexenta much yet.
So, FreeNAS 8.2 just came out, and the new features of ZFS are being touted. When will FreeNAS have an 8.2 version? Is it going to be a couple of months? Or is it going to be much longer than that? If I start a system with FreeNAS 8, would I be able to update to FreeNAS 8.2 when it comes out and get all the features without having to “reformat” my RAID array?
Thanks for any pointers.
I am asking myself exactly the same question. A couple of days ago I put a NAS together and now I’m wondering which version of FreeNas to install. Not all services in 7.2 are available in 8.0, but that doesn’t matter to me. I would like to know if the drives configured in 8.0 are compatible with 8.2?
FreeNAS 0.7.2 is super stable. My only issue is creating partitions from a volume. I would love to run 4 `-TB drives in RAID5. I can not get the system to partition out a 1TB piece and another for the rest. So, I have a RAID1 mirroring 2 1TB drives. In 8.2, it simplifies the volume creating process. When I tested the software, the iSYNC process would not work. I needed to add a drive to a server, but I needed it to look like a local drive. Drive mapping would not work. iSYNC is the way to go.
I have to imagine that the final version of FreeNAS 8 is coming out soon.
I just want to know what used pc server i should look out for if i run 8.2 . I meen there is all kinds of servers on “craigslist” but if i were to get one that would be powerfull enough and support enough ram so i can serve high def content to 3 locations at least. This is gonna be the “backbone” to a “xbmc” setup so i want something that has the power to serve and can handle alot of storage. I need about 12 TB to store all my music and movies. If anyone out there could post a link to an idea setup on cinci or dayton ohio “craigslist send the link to me in my e-mail. I just dont want to start out with something that dont or wont do the job i need in the end.
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