The developers of FreeNAS have made available the first 11.1-BETA version. This release includes improved ZFS features, an updated GUI (work in progress), cloud credentials, quota support for Time Machine, and more. You can download the ISO/image file here.

FreeNAS fans, your loyal and hard-working FreeNAS team is proud to make available the first BETA of the upcoming 11.1 release. This release is jam-packed with new features and fixes. Over 200 tickets and issues have been resolved and also brings with it a technology preview of our new UI. (More on that in a second). But first, let’s hit some of the highlights:

  • Improved ZFS scrub and resilver times
  • A priority UI which lets you set times for more “aggressive” scrubs / resilver IO
  • A new “Cloud Credentials” UI, which allows setting up backups to BackBlaze, Amazon S3 and Google Cloud Storage.
  • Ability to send test alerts to your configured providers
  • Quota support for Apple Time Machine on a per-backup basis
  • And much more!

One other thing I wanted to take a moment and highlight. The UI team has been very hard at work over the past months getting our new Angular-Based UI functional and feature-complete. This release includes a much later revision (which many of you have seen in the nightlies) that now provides support for nearly all the functionality in the legacy UI. (They are still finishing up a few menus and knobs). We wanted to give you an opportunity to take it for a test-drive and start providing feedback and bug reports. Some of the pages are still being converted to the new theme engine we incorporated a while back, so please pardon our construction dust. As per usual, please be careful using this with production data, slippery when wet, danger danger, etc.

Without further ado, you can download 11.1-BETA1 from below, or switch to the FreeNAS-11.1-PRERELEASE train in the update UI. Thanks and happy NAS’ing!

Original announcement:

FreeNAS 11.1-BETA1 Now Available from freenas