#MissionComplete Best Stories | The ZFS ZIL/SLOG Demystified | Issue #27


November 12, 2015

Hello FreeNAS Users,
The best October #MissionComplete stories are in! Also in this month’s issue, find out everything you need to know about ZFS ZIL and SLOG, the latest industry accolades received by TrueFlash, and a trip report from SeaGL.
The FreeNAS Team

October #MissionComplete Best Stories
We received so many great #MissionComplete stories that we had no choice but to declare a tie for October’s best! Congratulations to Justin V. and Todd R. who will receive Amazon Gift Cards and FreeNAS schwag packages for their accounts of their successful missions.Read their full stories on the iXsystems blog and tell us how you have used FreeNAS, FreeBSD, TrueNAS, OpenZFS or iXsystems hardware to complete your mission!
ZFS ZIL and SLOG Demystified
As you surely know by now, ZFS is taking extensive measures to safeguard your data and it should be no surprise that these two buzzwords represent key data safeguards. What is not obvious however is that they only come into play under very specific circumstances. Read more >>

FreeBSD Journal
TrueFlash Continues Trend of Excellence
The all-flash TrueNAS Z50, aka TrueFlash, was ranked “Excellent” in DCIG’s 2015-2016 All-Flash Array Buyer’s Guide. This news comes just months after DCIG awarded the TrueNAS Z20 with an “Excellent” rating in their 2015-2016 Small/Midsize Enterprise (SME) Hybrid Storage Buyer’s Guide. Read more >>
Why I Chose FreeNAS for My Business
” I did not have a lot of experience in [computer hardware] at first and found it much less approachable. That all changed about a year and a half before I started my own firm.Mary Moore Wallinger shares why she went with FreeNAS when she started her own landscape architecture firm. Read more >>
SeaGL 2015 Recap
The third SeaGL Seattle GNU/Linux Conference took place October 23rd and 24th at Seattle Central College in Washington State. Michael Dexter made the trek to the show on behalf of our team and reported back. Don’t forget to check out our photos from the event on Facebook and Google+.
6 Reasons Why TrueNAS is replacing NetApp and EMC – Free Webinar
We invite you to join Matt Olander, Co-Founder and CSO of iXsystems, in a free webinar about TrueNAS. Find out why people are making the switch from big-name, legacy storage vendors to TrueNAS.
FreeNAS Certification Classes
We offer a free Intro to FreeNAS class that runs every day. For those of you interested in learning more about advanced topics, we also offer paid, fully interactive classes. Read more >>
Live Events

  • November 19-21Fossetcon in Lake Buena Vista, FL
  • January 21-24, 2016SCALE 14x in Pasadena, CA
TechTip #23
From the CLI, you can type: # zfs set copies=2 poolname/dataset name to have two copies of important data in a specific dataset. This will protect the dataset from silent data corruption as if it were mirrored to another disk.
Join the Team
iXsystems, the company that sponsors FreeNAS, is looking for a few good people to join our team. Interested? The full list of available positions can be found on our website.
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