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    Internal RAID card for Freenas, 8-ports

    I have an LSI 9211-8i. I just added another (8)-bay SAS internal cage to my HP DL380 G7. The upgraded internal bay requires (2) more SAS ports. The 9211-8i only has 2 ports. I went through some trouble when I set it up originally 1 or 2 other SAS cards did not play nice with Freenas, and...
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    HGST SAS3 Drives with 20k Hours

    Howdy, I got these four drives off of ebay, sold as "new", at a good price, $139, for this seller: deals2day-364. Now, I didn't expect them to be new, but I didn't expect the drives to have 20k power-on hours either. The fact that they are sold as "new" when they have even more hours than the...
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    FreeNAS virtualized under ESXi

    Hi, I am considering downscaling my homelab to just one server. But that would require me to virtualize my FreeNAS under ESXi and then use the FreeNAS pools via ISCSi or NFS. Every single time I have tried it in the past - server reboots has been a pain in the butt, since ESXi is so slow/not...
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    Is the APC Smart-UPS 1000VA a good buy for a silent UPS?

    Hi, I just found a 2nd hand APC Smart-UPS 1000VA (SUA1000UXI) with brand new batteries, which I'm considering to use for my FreeNAS server. In the NUT compatibility list (Network UPS Tools - Hardware compatibility list) this UPS is labeled as the worst possible: But what does this mean? *...
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    My new build: Xeon E-2186

    Build’s Name: Eta carinae Operating System/ Storage Platform: ESXi, FreeNAS and others CPU: Intel Xeon E-2186G Motherboard: Supermicro X11SCA-F Chassis: Fractal Design Define R5 Drives: 8x HGST HUH721010ALE600-FR RAM: Samsung M391A2K43BB1-CTD DDR4 Workstation RAM, PC4-21300 (2666), ECC...
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    Freenas SMB Sharing issues. Sudden and out of the blue.

    I am having a strange issue I was hoping I could get some help for. I was working on my systems and in the middle of the day the Mapped drives in my main windows 10 box quit working. I have a freenas box supplying a main "tank" NFS AND CIFS share to windows and linux clients. 95% of the...
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    E-2200 series home server build request for comments

    Hello! I've been thinking of replacing my old (and trusty) Intel Pentium J2900 server with something more powerful. After some thinking I finally decided to use an E-2200 series Xeon. This is the build that I'm planning on getting: CPU - Intel® Xeon® E-2226G (x1) MOBO - Supermicro X11SCH-F (x1)...
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    Intel S4510 DC for SLOG

    Hello, I was thinking to buy an Intel 900p 280GB for SLOG and i know that this si the real deal but for the moment i received for free 2 x Intel S4510 DC Series 240GB SATA-III SSD. Has anyone tested this model for Freenas slog? Thank you in advance. Regards!
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    Newbie questions about FreeNAS

    Let me start by saying that this is my first FreeNAS installation. I am pretty tech (Windows, network etc.) savvy but FreeNAS is new to me. I really like this forum! I have read a lot but do have a couple of questions, first my setup: X9SCM-F Xeon E3-1270 32GB Kingston 120GB SSD for FreeNAS...
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    Keyboard input stopped working in console

    Hi guys. I'm just beginning down my path to building a home server, and I think I've settled on FreeNAS as I mostly just want file sharing/backup/redundancy. I've been playing around with an install and a batch of hard drives, and so I've been going back and forth with the GUI based shell, and...
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    GPU Support X8DTI-F

    Hi All, New to the forum pages here, so I hope I'm putting this in the right place. I currently have an X8DTI-F board with two intel x5660's and about 40 or so GiB of ram running FreeNas. I was looking to add a Tesla K10 for video encoding/plex streaming, but couldn't find support for the...
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    IBM x3650 M3 internal HBA for FreeNAS - ASR-71605 and rewiring?

    I have an IBM x3650 M3, with the 16-bay front, and it's currently running an M5015 RAID card (Which doesn't work with FreeNAS without some non-standard flags set, and even then it's... interesting). The way it's connected internally is the 2 SFF8087 connectors on the x8 RAID card in one of the...
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    FreeNAS Cloud sync with delayed delete?

    In FreeNAS (11.x U5, if that matters), I have a cloud sync task to upload a folder to GCP cold storage (my photography backup). I set the cloud sync task to "sync", so if I delete something locally, it gets deleted in the cloud. The problem is that GCP storage has a 90 day minimum storage...
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    Supermicro Guide - Potential new purchase

    Good day everyone! I am looking to possibly purchase a new server to replace my Dell R710 running FreeNAS. Right now all my bays are full and there isn't much more I can do to expand the storage or add SSDs or NVME for caching etc. I am looking at potentially purchasing a SuperMicro server...
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    Storage Server For Media and Video Editing Setup

    Hello everyone, I am new to the forum, and I don't know if this is the right place to post this here. I am looking to build a storage server for my studio, which I will be using for a few applications. I would like to know what kind of OS and setup should I use. I don't know much Linux commands...
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    Right Storage conntroller for freenas

    So I bought a hp dl380e gen 8 and only 4 of the bays work, so I need an add-in card. The one officially recommended is this https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HP-631670-B21-Smart-Array-P420-1GB-FBWC-DL380e-Gen-8-12-14-LFF-Kit-/143298056050?hash=item215d3acf72 1 I’m pretty sure that one would not work...
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    FreeNas: How to Bridge Nics like a Switch and DHCP-serve them

    In the wake of the Jellyfish "it just works out of the box etc BS", scenario is as follows. You have a FreeNas box with multiple Nic-ports that you are directly connecting to the client devices. Possibly a 10Gbit Rj45 or in my case, Mellanox CX3s set to 40GbE. For maximum comfort, all...
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    Disk Passthrough ESXi to FreeNAS

    Hi, my first post here after discovering this useful forum! I have at home a PC running ESXi 6.7.0, let's call it my "homelab server". It is nothing special, it has an AMD FX-8350, 32GB RAM DDR3, a 512GB SSD for the ESXI and some VM's (Server Core 2016 and a couple of W10 VM's). I'd like to...
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    Speedy NAS, help needed: Want 1.0GB/s

    Thank you for taking the time to read- I have a number of nodes that (I'm being told) now need to write to a NAS (that was designed for redundancy and capacity) at much faster speeds than operational. Currently a Windows box over a 40gbe Mellanox fibre card writes to the TrueNAS box (40gbe...
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    Power efficient Processor for nas build .

    Hi , i am a student i am planning to build a freenas for my home data backup and plex purpose . Can anyone suggest me any power efficient processor for this build . suggest anything except atom c servers processors . Please suggest some processor which supports ECC memory . And not a Atom...