November 15, Last Updated: Good and further reading here: How to Install Ubuntu This is, however, the best setup for providing the maximum amount of storage space. Whichever you choose, you’ll end up in the actual FreeNAS installer here: Perhaps I was lucky! However, this is the best option if you’ve got at least three drives of the same size.

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The very first thing we need to do is enable the services required to share our files. This thing needs to connect to your home network, obviously. A ZFS mirrored volume would create a volume of the three drives above limited to the space of the smallest drive.

As we said, FreeNAS supports three sharing methods: An old stand-by, the Unix File System. Trust us on this one. Thanks for any help. Am I doing something wrong?

If you are planning to build torrent site, you can use FreeNAS to setup one for you. You can also subscribe without commenting.

I’ll avoid Realtek and check the compatibility list. FreeNAS is asking us what type of volume we want. Let’s discuss the two file systems first.


Installing and Configuring FreeNAS (Network-attached Storage) – Part 1

For starters, FreeNAS supports two types of file systems and three sharing protocols. Set a strong password for your storage server and continue login. Make note of the next-to-last line on the screen highlighted in green below: How to Install Ubuntu Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. Now its time to install and configure FreeNAS.

You’ll see some text scrolling and gibberish like so: Now it’s time to share that volume and get on with the exciting business of saving your data. Other than those three items, there’s not much more to worry about — it’s time to install FreeNAS.

Installing and Configuring FreeNAS (Network-attached Storage) – Part 1

Finally, at last choosing IPv6 no and pressing enter will configure the interface and get saved automatically. Once the initial setup is complete, you can manage the configuration using the web interface.

We had the following components lying around, and they worked stupendously: As with RAM, the more hard drives you have, the better. It then tells me it has no network connection. If you wanted to take it one step further, you could mirror the ZIL with two solid-state drives. On the next screen, choose lnstall 3rd option to reboot the machine and remove the setup Disk. So, that’s why you need that USB stick.


For now, let’s get on with it and talk about FreeNAS’ sharing protocols. Especially since flooding in the Asia-Pacific areas have caused HD prices to nearly freenass in price, 1TB drives do not come cheap compared to a year ago. Here’s what you’ll need, hardware-wise: Your email address will not be published. Before you check any disks, give the volume a name and click “ZFS. December 28, at 7: Once you’ve got your hardware squared away we have to get some things out in the open: