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iXsystems Release FreeNAS 8.0-RC3

March 15th, 2011

iXsystems, the new custodian and developer of FreeNAS, has released RC3 of the FreeNAS 8.0 series and it is clear that it  has been hard at work!!!

The highlights of this release include:

  • A volume importer
  • Better AFP and CIFS configuration
  • Reworked and improved iSCSI support.
  • Support for 6gbps 3Ware RAID controllers (and the command line utility tw_cli for managing them)
  • HTTPS access for the GUI

Notable bug fixes include:

  • A bug that prevented AFP from properly sharing ZFS Datasets has been fixed.
  • The firmware upgrade via GUI process is more streamlined and bugs in   it have been fixed.
  • iSCSI support has been thoroughly tested and improved.
  • Split anonymous/authenticated access to CIFS shares is now supported.

Note: Upgrades from freenas 0.7x are unsupported. The FreeNAS 8.0 series has no way to import configuration settings from 0.7 versions of FreeNAS.

There are further details in the release notes. FreeNAS 8.0-RC3 can be downloaded here for 32bit and 64bit systems.

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  1. R.G.
    April 10th, 2011 at 09:40 | #1

    I’m working with RC4, and have found my way through setup and startup issues. However, there doesn’t seem to be any way to start rsync with RC4. I’ve searched methodically through every item in the GUI and rsync does not appear.

    There are two possibilities:
    1) I did the install incorrectly or incompletely and missed an item that would have installed it.
    2) it’s not there in RC4

    I consider (1) to be most likely, but even after digging through all the information I can find inside and about FreeNAS, I can’t find what it is. I’m no stranger to *nix text shell operations, and although I can find the rsync and rsyncd configuration files in the installed disk, I hesitate to try enabling them on the theory that this would make it show up in the web gui.

    I cannot find anything in the online documentation, forums, etc that documents the presence or absence of rsync in RC4. I ask (2) for completeness.

    Any pointers to what I’ve missed?

  2. Quim
    April 14th, 2011 at 12:58 | #2

    I cannot upgrade the firmware via the GUI.

    Yes I’m downloading the .xz files and I’m using the SHA256 hash table, but it just says undefined, I got RC3 installed and I want to upgrade to RC4 or RC5 I’ve tried the .xz releases for both, no luck at all.

    I only have a big ZFS Pool which I choose to have the temporary file placed upon. Might this be the problem?

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