TrueNAS CORE Will be the Best Free NAS Ever – Issue #79


May 7, 2020

NOTE: This is historical content that may contain outdated information.

TrueNAS CORE is the new FreeNAS

Introducing TrueNAS CORE, the next generation in Open Source storage technology. TrueNAS CORE inherits everything you know and love about FreeNAS, while bringing FreeNAS into the TrueNAS Open Storage family of products. Read our blog post to get all the latest information on TrueNAS Open Storage and to hear about all of the great new features to expect in TrueNAS CORE.

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>> Download the TrueNAS CORE Preview Image (Not for Production Use)

You Can Influence the TrueNAS CORE Roadmap!
Now that you know TrueNAS CORE is on the way, we need your help with submitting suggestions and any bugs encountered. This is your chance to help contribute and democratize enterprise storage! Find out how to submit a ticket at the link below.

Help us improve TrueNAS CORE

FreeNAS 11.3-U2.1 is available
This is a hotfix release which addresses a critical issue when exporting and destroying ZFS pools. The second update to 11.3 also includes 150 updates, bug fixes, and improvements.

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FreeNAS 11.3-U2.1 is available
This is a hotfix release which addresses a critical issue when exporting and destroying ZFS pools. The second update to 11.3 also includes 150 updates, bug fixes, and improvements.

Learn more here

TrueNAS 11.3-U2 is Generally Available

TrueNAS 11.3 represents another major advancement in the quality and functionality of the leading Open Storage platform. TrueNAS 11.3 supports the very popular API and Web UI improvements of the previous FreeNAS release. It also introduces easy-setup wizards, major replication improvements, and over 500 other enhancements.

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FreeNAS Spare Parts Build: Testing ZFS With Imbalanced VDEVs and Mismatched Drives

Thomas Lawrence of Lawrence Systems shows off a FreeNAS build with various spare parts, and does ZFS testing with vdevs and mismatched drives.

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ESG Validation: TrueNAS Technical ReportHere’s what the experts at Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) had to say about TrueNAS in their recent validation report:The combination of ZFS, open source, and a lean sales force provides efficiencies that enable iXsystems to offer high performance, feature-rich solutions at high value price points. We calculated a significant delta. Based on our testing and analysis, we found that iXsystems can typically offer up to double the performance at half the cost of their major competitors.

Download the full report here

Setting Up Users, Permissions, and ACLs on FreeNAS
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to set up Users, Permissions, and ACLs in FreeNAS. ACL stands for Access Control List, which designates access control entries for users and administrators on FreeNAS systems, specifically for Windows SMB shares.

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More webinars

Building a TrueNAS CORE 8-bay mATX ZFS NAS
Patrick Kennedy of ServeTheHome walks us through his TrueNAS CORE mATX build with a Silverstone chassis and 8 drive bays.

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FreeNAS Odroid-H2 Home Build
User LifeNetEng installs FreeNAS onto an Odroid-H2 system to back up his home video files and walks us through the configuration process of link aggregation, NFS file sharing, and running a VM.

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Moving, Backing Up, & Restoring FreeNAS iocage Jails
Thomas of Lawrence Systems shows us how to manage iocage jails via command line on FreeNAS 11.3.

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eBook on Open Source Storage
This free eBook explains how proprietary and cloud storage falls short and why Open Source is a better development model for storage systems. Learn about the advantages of NVMe/NVDIMM storage for the modern enterprise and why businesses need a unified data platform.

Download it here

On-Demand FreeNAS Training
Online training modules from iXsystems are designed to quickly get you up to speed for getting the most out of your FreeNAS system. Each training module is 30 minutes long and cuts to the core information you need to become an expert in FreeNAS and OpenZFS.

Sign up here

We’re Hiring!
Open Source technology is our passion, and we’re looking for more people to join the iXsystems Team! View open positions here

Tech-Tip #76
Making changes to the network interface the web interface uses can result in losing connection to the FreeNAS system! Misconfigured network settings may require command line knowledge or physical access to the FreeNAS system to fix. Be very careful when configuring Interfaces and Link Aggregations. More info in documentation.

Links of the Month

Quote of the Month
“The most compelling extra feature we found with TrueNAS was that it’s based on OpenZFS. Unlike traditional RAID systems, when TrueNAS detects an error from a hard drive it not only corrects it but simultaneously writes the correction back to the hard disk. This is a valuable feature that mostly goes unnoticed but is critically important in large storage systems.”

– Alan Brown, Networking and Unix Systems Manager, Mullard Space Science Laboratory at UCL

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