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  1. Alibuba

    Advice on migrating HDDs and data to FreeNAS

    Hi everyone, I'm planning on retiring my aging CentOS system, and migrating existing data and hard disk drives to a newly built (albeit from old spares) ESXi host. In addition to the Linux server I'm running a NAS box, used mostly for backups, and a desktop with a Windows Storage Space. My...
  2. J

    Transferring the same hard drives to a new system

    I currently have freenas installed on a SSD, with only the OS on it, and then I have a second drive with everything else (pool, jails, VMs, etc.). When transferring these drives to a new system (Dell Poweredge R410) I installed the SSD first and it booted to FreeNAS just fine. I then powered off...
  3. S

    Best way to move storage from Windows to FreeNAS

    Hi there! I want to convert my Windows computer to a FreeNAS. In it I have: 2x 4TB empty drives ready for the FreeNAS storage pool 1x 1TB disk with data (about 80% full), NTFS formatted 1x 1TB disk with data (about 90% full), NTFS formatted My plan is to install FreeNAS on the computer and...
  4. E

    (11.2-U5) Migrating freenas-boot from a single drive to a mirrored pair

    Currently my freenas-boot zpool is on a single SSD drive. I am worried that this SSD drive is a single point of failure. What I would like to do is install 2 new drives and have freenas-boot use those instead. I imagine the process would be to first mirror freenas-boot to one of the new drives...
  5. H

    Poweredge R710 Migration

    Hello, So i started playing around with FreenNAS about 5 months ago wanting to learn file sharing servers and just server stuff in general. I am a networking/VOIP administrator by trade. So i had a computer collecting dust and installed a cheap 2TB drive in and started playing around with...
  6. L

    Migrate physical machine to VM

    Hi there, im running a Ubuntu (Server 18.04.1 LTS) machine on physical Hardware and would like to move it over to FreeNAS (running FreeNAS-11.2-RELEASE ) as a VM since I will be upgrading my FreeNAS System with better CPU/RAM so I can virtualize ;) and get rid of one physical machine that take...
  7. Grinas

    Moving from Native FreeNAS to Virtualised(ESXi)

    I have been using freenas for over a year now and it has been great but the one downside I am seeing is that I need to use a tonne of VMs for my lab and it is just too time consuming to create these in Bhyve as I usually have to install the stock OS and then install all the applications...
  8. Theapplefuture

    SOLVED Migration to new hardware

    Hello everybody, I'm not 100% sure if i'm in the right sub topic, so if i'm wrong please correct me In the near future I want to upgrade my whole FreeNAS system (new pool with more drives, new CPU, etc.) and want to migrate my old settings to the new systems. The biggest questions I have for...
  9. G

    Migration and volume import issue 11.1-U6

    I've been running 11.1 on a loud 1U unit so I wanted to change over to something a little bigger and quieter. I recently picked up a different server to set up as my freenas and after installing 11.1-U6 and putting in the drives I can't find my old volumes in the system. This seems like a...
  10. ewahl64

    Einbindung einer bestehenden Verzeichnis Stuktur in die Cloud

    Sehr geehrte Forumsmitglieder, als Neuling in der Cloud, fand ich bisher nichts irgendo, wie man den bestehenden Storage (Verzeichnisstruktur mit 50.000 Files) in die Cloud einbinden kann. Das muss doch möglich sein. Die Daten sind ja schon im Storage. Einzige Idee die Synchronisation und...
  11. A

    Jail Migration Script (Tested on 11.1 -> 11.2)

    Hello all, EDIT: Please try the official migration script migrate_warden.py before this. This was written time ago when the official script sucked at getting jails to work out of the box. If your jails are starting and working fine after migrate_warden.py then you're good to go. I wrote this...
  12. H

    Migrating boot devices

    Hi guys, A quick background, we deployed a server some time back with 12x 4TB disks, at the time we didn't have USB's spare and we were pressed for time so we installed the OS on 2x4TB (wasteful, I know), now we need the capacity and need to migrate to a pair of USBs. My question, and please...
  13. Steven Wormuth

    IOCAGE Preparation Recommendations

    Good day, I've been looking around a bit, and can't really find good general information for those of us who update cautiously. With IOCAGE migration officially coming in a couple months, I'm looking toward how to prepare my transition. I'm waiting for the official release of the new GUI, and...
  14. D

    How to migrate to a new physical server

    Hello community, hope somone can help me; i have a basic freenas running on old AMD MicroServer and now i have a new computer Core i5 with 16GB. The question is How can i migrate everything to the new computer without losing data? Is there any best practice or procedure? i was thinking on a...
  15. Stranded Camel

    SOLVED How to "clone" old volume to new one (so I can eliminate old one)

    My FreeNAS box has had a 4x 4TB Raid Z2 volume since I built it, and I finally upgraded it with a new 5x 10TB Raid Z2 volume. In addition to your typical storage-type files (photos, videos, music, etc.), the old volume has a bhyve virtual machine and my user's home directory with scripts and...
  16. A

    What if the FreeNAS host fails?

    Hello. Newbie here, never built a FreeNAS setup or ZFS setup before this. Please pardon my innocence. I'm thinking of building out a backup NFS server for our cluster based on a SuperMicro server as specified in my prior question: FreeNAS on SuperMicro SuperStorage Server 6049P-E1CR36H...
  17. J

    Migrating to new hardware

    I have had a FreeNAS system (FreeNAS-9.10.1-U4) running very successfully for over 2 years. Next month, I want to swap out the old server and move everything to a new system. My strategy is the following: 1. Detach 2 x volumes 2. Shutdown old server 3. Remove FreeNAS USB stick and install in...
  18. massib80

    Storage migration strategy from Synology to ZFS

    Hello all, tomorrow I'll get an HP Microserver Gen8 wiht 4x1TB HDD to which I would like to migrate 1.99TB of data from a Synology with 2x3TB HDD (In SHR "RAID1") My plan is: Create ZFS Pool as follow VDEV Mirror 1 > disk1 -1TB + disk2-1TB VDEV Mirror 2 > disk3 - 1TB + disk 4-1TB Migrate 1.99...
  19. S

    Migrate from Project-FiFo (SmartOS) to FreeNAS

    Hi. Had a friend set up my server a few years ago, and now I want to move to FreeNAS because it seems easier and has a much larger support base. I'm not the most savvy at ZFS systems, but i'm a quick learner. I am trying to figure out the simplest, or most efficient, way to change my server...
  20. mosesintheflesh

    Drive numbering when migrating to different hardware

    So I upgraded to Coral and I'm loving it, but my old Dell server that I'm running Freenas on doesn't have the virtualization requirements for Docker, so I've picked up a used R510 to migrate everything to. It has the same number of bays, and I'll be using the same M1015 I was using in the old...
  21. N

    Jails von FreeNAS 9.10 auf 10 => Migration, Tipps

    Hallo zusammen, ich habe schon einige Monate immer wieder Nightlies in VMs von FreeNAS getestet und war (und bin) immer noch über die Verbesserungen erstaunt. Ich würde gerne nun umsteigen und ein Upgrade fahren. Leider habe ich an die 8 Jails, von welchen 2 die Konfiguration extrem...
  22. J

    How-to move homes from PoolA to PoolB's home datasets

    Hi everyone, how can I migrate each users' home from PoolA to a separate dataset in PoolB, please? I have 3 home folders in the "old" PoolA of my (Free)NAS; I'd like to migrate each of these homes to a dataset in the new PoolB on the same (Free)NAS. However, I am a bit confused on how-to. I...
  23. Josif

    2 x Freenas iSCSi Target to VMware Slow Migration!

    Hi Guys, I believe i`ve chosen the right section of the forum to ask for your professional opinion. If not than please guide me. Well here is the deal: I`ve 2 x VMware Hypervisors connected via iSCSi MPIO to 2 x Freenas boxes using 2 x 1Gbps cards with MTU 9000 on both sides. I`ve carefully...
  24. J

    Migrating to a new server with HDD expand

    Dear community, A few months back I built my first FreeNAS box. For that I've used a Dell T20 (E3-1225v3) with 12GB of ECC RAM and my main RAIDZ consisting of 3*4TB Seagate NAS HDDs. The server still works 100%, with +160 days of uptime. The only issue I have is with the upgrade from 9.3 to 9.1...
  25. I

    Advice to move from OSX to FreeNAS

    Hi guys This is my first post so nice to meet you !! I wonder if you can help me with this situation I have a Hackintosh this mac is used as a HTPC with Plex. This computer has 6 (six) drives all with HFS+ file system, this computer run PLEX to catalog all the movies and TV shows. I like to move...
  26. K

    FreeNAS for LAN Streaming

    Hello, i'm a total newbie to FreeNAS and want to migrate Windows Server 2003 to FreeNAS, not sure if it will be a good decision. Working at Karaoke industry, we have 30-40 KTVs and every room has a PC with Windows XP. All were connected to a Song Database server running Windows Server 2003...
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