truenas

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    Tailscale on truenas core... should i?

    Hi TLDR: should I persue Tailscale on TrueNAS core or embark on the headache of migrating to scale? Long version: Apologies, I am a technoweenie trying to make sense of these things. I have a trueNAS core working nicely and I want to expose it via VPN. I was going with pfsense and openVPN...
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    iXsystems X series chassis

    Long time reader and watcher, first time posting. I have been using FreeNAS and TrueNAS for quite some time. I have bought their hardware also. I like it so much I have convinced three employers to purchase their hardware with TrueNAS. In my most recent purchase, we bought an X20 chassis with...
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    Can something like this be achieved with TrueNAS Scale?

    Can something like this be achieved with TrueNAS Scale? Basic Idea: 1) One Mirror Pool with 3 ZVols, each containing a Windows 11 VM ( I can create 3 different Pools if need be ) 2) Pass through 3 Nvidia A4000 to these three VMs respectively as the GPU 3) Output the VM i.e., Windows on an...
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    Is it possible to swap ZIL vdevs on a ZFS pool?

    tl;dr I just got an Optane drive. I'm currently running 2 SSDs in mirror as ZIL, I want to remove them and use only the Optane drive as ZIL. How can I do this? My current setup is as follows: Xeon D-1541 8c/16t 64GB DDR4 ECC Registered 6x12TB drives in RAIDZ2 (72TB raw, 48TB usable) 1x512GB...
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    Looking for advice on running unsupported Truenas configs

    So I am trying to consolidate my lab into one device. I currently have a Dell R720, Dell R520, and a custom build server I am running. The R720 is my main server. The R520 is supposed to be my bulk storage, but I haven't used it since I put it together. The custom build server was supposed to...
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    TrueNAS Scale - Free (of charge) or commercial product?

    Hi, Synology DSM user here. I'm considering moving away from DSM. TrueNAS is an option. Now, I just heard about TrueNAS Scale and I like that it's based on Debian (compared to FreeBSD for other TrueNAS variants). I just quite don't understand if this is meant to be a commercial product (aimed...
  7. bilbo1337

    Got a TrueNAS VM set up with HDDs mapped raw, it's working well but anything I should worry about?

    First I initially wanted to pass through the whole HBA but then I couldn't boot TrueNAS if I did that. I ended up just passing each disk one at a time. The performance is great, the scrubs and smart tasks are working fine, but there are two little quirks that I've noticed. One quirk is that the...
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    Advice on NAS build

    Hi all, I am looking for some advice on a new NAS build that I am planing todo to replace my Synology DS918+ and some Pis to one machine. Things I run: - Docker: various containers including syncthing and adguard home with its own IP within my LAN network - Home Assistant with zigbee stick...
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    Booting RAID 1 TrueNAS on Dell R720XD

    So, Recently I picked up a dell R720XD for a good deal, and I am waiting for my drives to come in to use it as a home NAS. I planned on using truenas with a raidz2 setup using Dell SAS drives and to boot off a raid1 setup using the rear back-plane on the 720xd for a pair of SATA SSDs. In doing...
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    Server Noob attempting first TrueNas-ProxMox-AutoRipping Machine Server Builds

    Hello, I need some help on a project that I am working on. I apologize for the length, but I wanted to be thorough. Background: I am a CCNA guy, server noob, who works in IT and through my job, I was able to acquire a lot of free decommissioned equipment from various data centers and server...
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    10G fiber link between VMWare and TrueNAS Scale

    I’m trying to configure a 10Gb fiber link between my two ESX and my TrueNAS Scale. I configured all my IP address correctly (subnet/netmask) but I’m unable to ping the destination interface. As the connection are direct between both machines, vlan is not configured. My first idea is to think my...
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    Advice for new TrueNAS CORE build

    This TrueNAS CORE box is going to be used exclusively for VMware ESXi datastores via iSCSI (with sync writes enabled). Supermicro H12SSL-NT Epyc 7262 2 x DDR4-3200 64GB ECC DIMMs (fully populate with 8 eventually) Noctua NH-U12S TR4-SP3 CPU cooler/fan Seasonic Prime TX 750W power supply Boot...
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    TrueNAS to Synology SSH Connection for Rsync

    Hello everyone, i am new here so excuse me if this isn't the correct subforum or something. I have the following Idea and resulting Problem: Recently i bought a Synology NAS (DS220J) to backup my main TrueNAS system to. Saw some reviews that made everything seem very simple but in the real...
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    Install additional RAID Controller for TrueNas Dell R720

    Hi, I already have a built-in H310 mini controller that came with the Dell R720 server. It was flashed in IT mode and working as expected. Now I wish to install TrueNas VM using proxmox and I can't pass this as is because I have my SSDs connected to it as well which form the ZFS pool for VMs...
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    Video Editing NAS for 5 editors - FreeNas/TrueNas/Unraid

    Hey guys! :D First of all, thank you very much for all the good information and help here. I built my first Unraid server 4 years ago. At that time it should be used as a video editing NAS, Plex Server and for other applications. That has now changed. Shortly afterwards I founded a small video...
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    TrueNAS HBAs: SuperMicro AOC-SLG3 4E4[x] [redriver] or [retimer] w non-SM MB: (Dell or Gigabyte).

    Looking for a 16-lane HBA for TrueNAS to connect 4x x4 U.2 NVMe drives that's: • Inexpensive • Isn't a bottleneck... • FreeBSD compatible (TrueNAS HCL) • Compatible with NON-SuperMicro hardware (Dell PowerEdge or Gigabyte MB) I'd been advised to look at these SuperMicro HBAs, but don't...
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    First Proxmox/TrueNAS Core build advice for home server with low utilization

    I'm building my first Proxmox/TrueNAS Core box as a low utilization, single-user home server and hoping to get some advice on my setup. The plan is to have TrueNAS Core hosted in a VM and have an HBA passed through to that VM for the 6x4TB drives to be setup as a RAID-Z2 vdev. I will have a...
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    Minio metadata cache hardware advice

    Hi everyone, I'm currently planning a Minio instance that shall reside on a TrueNAS host to act as slow capacity tier for a backup infrastructure. The current plan consists of a smaller, faster Tier1 instance for daily snapshots, which then, depending on the job type, will be either dropped...
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    TrueNAS native vs TrueNAS under Proxmox

    In general, if a filer OS (such as TrueNAS/FreeNAS) natively supports virtualization, why would one run that as a virtualized guest under a hypervisor OS (such as Proxmox), rather than natively? For example, The Proxmox VE KVM-based All-in-One with FreeNAS: why couldn't that be simplified to...
  20. sboesch

    TrueNAS Beta 2 is working great!

    I installed Beta 2 on one of my servers, it has dual E5-2620 v3 CPUs, and 128GiB of RAM. I have 8x 4TB rust disks in a pool, and two 2TB SSDs in a pool. I have identical speeds and performance as I did with ZOL on Debian Buster. My previous experience with TrueNAS Beta 1 was not so hot, I...