It is recommended to configure SSH and automatic dataset snapshots in TrueNAS before creating a remote replication task. This ensures that both systems can connect to each other and new snapshots are regularly available for replication. To streamline creating simple replication configurations, the replication wizard …

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Requirements: Storage pools with datasets and data to snapshot. SSH configured with a connection to the remote system saved in System > SSH Connections. Dataset snapshot task saved in Tasks > Periodic Snapshot Tasks. Process Summary Go to Tasks > Replication Tasks, open the wizard, and select advanced …

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Data often needs to be copied to another system for backup or when migrating to a new system. A fast and secure way of doing this is by using rsync. Rsync provides the ability to either push or pull data. When using rsync to push, data is copied from a host system to a remote system. When using rsync to pull, data is …

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When using services on TrueNAS, especially services that allow outside connections, there are some best practices to follow to ensure your system is safe and secure. The main services that will be discussed in this article are SSH, SMB, NFS, and iSCSI. SSH Using Secure Shell (SSH) to connect to your TrueNAS can be very …

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Secure Socket Shell (SSH) is a network protocol that provides a secure method to access and transfer files between two hosts while using an unsecure network. SSH can use user account credentials to establish secure connections, but often uses key pairs shared between host systems for authentication. When TrueNAS is …

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