Archive for October, 2009

FreeNAS 0.7 – Samba tuning

October 22nd, 2009 Comments off

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

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harryd: FreeNAS 0.7 – Samba tuning

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Howto Connect A Dvico Tvix to FreeNAS with NFS

October 13th, 2009 Comments off

Here is a short blog entry about how to connect a Dvico Tvix to FreeNAS with NFS.

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My Howto`s: Dvico Tvix to Freenas with NFS

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How You Can Build a Media NAS For Next to Nothing Using FreeNAS

October 9th, 2009 Comments off

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.”

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How you can build a media NAS for next to nothing…or even less | Home Cinema Choice

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How to Connect SLES 10 to a Free NAS iSCSI Server

October 8th, 2009 Comments off

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

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How to Connect SLES 10 to a Free NAS iSCSI Server

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