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Crashes after 5 minutes of usage

sortoth

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SPECS: 11 year old dell laptop, 8GB ram, i5-2450 (4 threads). TrueNAS 12.0 installed on a 32gig Kingston USB stick. It is in a USB 3.0 port (USB 2.0 didn't work).
Cooling on this thing is sketchy AF as well. But it seems to stay under 70C.

It's purpose is, as a "man in the middle" server, to send large data overnight on our slow ass and unstable ass internet from our local computers onto my "Big Daddy" FreeNAS box which is in another city on a faster broadband.

ISSUE: the grandpa laptop boots up in about 15 minutes, and I can access the web UI. After 5 minutes of browsing it, everything stops and the machine throws these errors to the CLI one by one:
```
Code:
(da-:umass-sim0:0:0:0): CAM status: CCB request completed with an error
(da-:umass-sim0:0:0:0): Retrying command, 3 more tries remain
(da-:umass-sim0:0:0:0): WRITE(10). CDB: 2a 00 02 a0 27 37 00 00 02 00
(da-:umass-sim0:0:0:0): CAM status: CCB request completed with an error
(da-:umass-sim0:0:0:0): Retrying command, 2 more tries remain
(da-:umass-sim0:0:0:0): WRITE(10). CDB: 2a 00 02 a0 27 37 00 00 02 00
(da-:umass-sim0:0:0:0): CAM status: CCB request completed with an error
(da-:umass-sim0:0:0:0): Retrying command, 1 more tries remain
(da-:umass-sim0:0:0:0): WRITE(10). CDB: 2a 00 02 a0 27 37 00 00 02 00
(da-:umass-sim0:0:0:0): CAM status: CCB request completed with an error
(da-:umass-sim0:0:0:0): Retrying command, 0 more tries remain
(da-:umass-sim0:0:0:0): WRITE(10). CDB: 2a 00 02 a0 27 37 00 00 02 00
(da-:umass-sim0:0:0:0): CAM status: CCB request completed with an error
(da-:umass-sim0:0:0:0): Error 5, Retries exhausted
Solaris: WARNING: Pool 'boot-pool' has encountered an uncorrectable I/O failure and has suspended.

```

If I don't browse the web ui, it will stay working.

I am still a newbie in the NAS world.

I haven't tried installing onto different usb sticks (don't have more >8GB ones)

If I can't get this fixed this week, I will just screw it and install UBUNTU and do the same thing over SAMBA......
 

jgreco

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FreeNAS pretty much isn't going to work out well on a laptop, and isn't going to work out well being installed onto an off-brand USB thumb drive.
 

sortoth

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FreeNAS pretty much isn't going to work out well on a laptop, and isn't going to work out well being installed onto an off-brand USB thumb drive.
I am pinned on a quick and $0 solution.
So you're recommending to scratch this, and go with a lightweight Linux OS? Or do you know some other better method for a cheapskate NAS?
 

sretalla

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OMV or Xpenology are probably the best bet for your hardware to go relatively full functioned with low resource use. If you're OK to config on your own, you could just install Ubuntu and set up samba or whatever you need through the package manager. Good luck with it.

Setup OpenVPN or Wireguard between the points and use rsync to get your data across.
 

joeschmuck

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You could setup a hypervisor and then install FreeNAS as a VM but it could be a challenge, assuming the laptop hardware is compatible.

Or, you could try FreeNAS 9.3 and see how that works. System requirements are much less on the earlier versions of FreeNAS.
 

anodos

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You could setup a hypervisor and then install FreeNAS as a VM but it could be a challenge, assuming the laptop hardware is compatible.

Or, you could try FreeNAS 9.3 and see how that works. System requirements are much less on the earlier versions of FreeNAS.
There are some critical vulnerabilities in really old versions of samba, so this isn't really a path forward (unless you want samba to be able to act as an alternative remote-admin interface).
 

sretalla

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