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Storage Screens

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Last Modified 2022-07-29 16:33 EDT

The Storage screen displays a list of all the pools and datasets or zvols configured in your TrueNAS. If the system does not have any pools, it displays the Create Pool button in the center of the screen.

StorageScreenCreateFirstPool

After creating pools, datasets and zvols, the screen lists each and provides status of the pool.

StorageScreen

The Storage screen provides access disk, snapshots, and the pool import or creation wizard screens from the buttons and dropdown lists at the top right of the Storage screen.

Use Import to open the Import Pool wizard where users reconnect pools exported/disconnected from the current system or created on another system. Import also reconnects pools after users reinstall or upgrade their TrueNAS system.

Use Create Pool to open the Pool Manager screen where you crate a ZFS data storage pool with physical disks to effectively store and protect data.

Use the Snapshots dropdown to open either the Snapshots or VMware-Snapshots screen. Snapshots create read-only point-in-time copies of a file system, volume or a running virtual machine.

Use the Disk dropdown to open either the Disks or Import Disks screen. The Disks screen lets users manage, wipe, and import storage disks that TrueNAS uses for ZFS storage.

The storage pool displays in a header row that includes the status as online, offline, or degraded and includes a color-coded symbol that corresponds to the state of the pool.

PoolStatusOnlineOrDegraded

This same information displays on both the Storage widget and a pool widget you can add to the Dashboard. The pool header includes the Pool Operations icon that displays the Pool Actions dropdown list of options you can use for storage pools.

Pool Actions List

Click the icon button for the pool to display the Pool Actions dropdown list. The options are Pool Options, Export/Disconnect, Add Vdevs, Scrub Pool, Status and Expand Pool. See Pools Screens for more information on the UI screens, dialogs and windows.

Dataset Actions List

Click the   for a dataset to display the Dataset Actions dropdown list. The options are Add Dataset, Add Zvol, Edit Options, View Permissions, User Quotas, Group Quotas and Create Snapshot. See Datasets Screens for more information on the UI screens, dialogs and windows.

Zvol Actions List

Click the   for a dataset to display the Zvol Actions dropdown list. The options for the selected zvol are Delete Zvol, Edit Zvol and Create Snapshot. See Zvols Screens for more information on the UI screens, dialogs and windows.

Encryption Options

If you use encryption when you create a pool, the root and child datasets or zvols have the option to inherit the encryption, modify the type of encryption, or not use encryption at all. For more information see Storage Encryption.

If encryption is enabled, the Dataset Actions and Zvol Actions option lists include the Encryption Options list item used to configure encryption settings for that dataset or zvol.

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