Tell Us How You Use FreeNAS & Win a FreeNAS Mini | ZFS vs OpenZFS | Issue #54


February 8, 2018

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Hello FreeNAS Users!
We’re curious— how do you use FreeNAS? This month, we’re asking you to help us understand our community better by filling out a quick survey. We’ll even reward you for your time! Read on for more details. Also in this edition of the newsletter, we’ll take a look at the difference between ZFS & OpenZFS and how TrueNAS can be used to upgrade your media production environment.
The FreeNAS Team

Take our Survey to Win a Free Starbucks Coffee
Help us understand how you use FreeNAS and get a cup of coffee on us! The first 250 people who fill out this quick survey will get a $5 Starbucks gift card and EVERYONE who fills out the survey by March 2nd will be entered into a raffle drawing for a diskless FreeNAS Mini ($1,000 value). This survey will help us tailor content for future newsletters, blogs, videos, and other documents.
How do You FreeNAS? >>

ZFS vs OpenZFS
You’ve probably heard us say a mix of “ZFS” and “OpenZFS” almost at random when talking about the amazing file system at the heart of FreeNAS. Senior Analyst Michael Dexter explains the history of ZFS and OpenZFS and how these two projects differ.

TrueNAS Makes the Cut for Avid Editing
IndieStor’s MIMIQ is an application that allows you to use Avid bin-locking with TrueNAS. The bin-locking feature prevents an active Avid media project from being overwritten, allowing multiple users on a network to make changes and work on the same project. Learn how you can free yourself from Avid proprietary hardware and speed up your media & entertainment editing with TrueNAS.

On-Demand FreeNAS Training
iX University provides a series of free online training modules presented by Senior Analyst and FreeNAS expert Michael Dexter. These modules are designed to quickly get you up to speed on the key concepts and techniques that will help you become an expert in FreeNAS and OpenZFS.
Watch now >>

TechTip #50
Need to switch from the new UI to the old one? No problem! Go to the New UI and click the “Gear” icon in the upper-right corner of the screen. Click the “Legacy UI” option and FreeNAS will automatically log out of the New UI and navigate to the login screen for the Old UI. Alternatively, add /legacy to the end of the FreeNAS system’s IP address in your browser’s address bar. You can return to the new GUI when you log on again.

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