InfoWorld’s award for FreeNAS

InfoWorld’s award for FreeNAS

FreeNAS has been awarded with InfoWorld’s Bossie award for being the best free, open source storage server. Even as the capacity of physical disks soars, storage vendors continue to charge a small fortune for network filers. An open source alternative on the...
InfoWorld’s award for FreeNAS

beta release: FreeNAS 0.69b2 (Stone Burner)

Volker Theile has announced the availability of the second beta release of FreeNAS 0.69, a tiny FreeBSD-based operating system which provides free Network Attached Storage (NAS) services. Majors changes: Upgrade e2fsprogs to 1.41.0. Upgrade fusefs-ntfs/ntfs-3g to...
InfoWorld’s award for FreeNAS

Build your own NAS with FreeNAS (video)

If you’re just itching for an excuse to reuse that retired desktop PC or laptop sitting in your closet there here’s your chance:  the basics of installing FreeNAS, an open-source DIY NAS. So instead of spending money on off the shelf options why not save...
InfoWorld’s award for FreeNAS

FreeNAS 0.69 beta1 available

Folker Theile has announced the release of FreeNAS 0.69 beta 1, a tiny FreeBSD-based operating system for NAS services. From the changelog Upgrade to FreeBSD 6.3; add ‘lagg’ link aggregation and link failover interface support (kernel); switch back to...
RAID, FreeBSD and FreeNAS

RAID, FreeBSD and FreeNAS

Recently I set up FreeNAS on a spare computer which is now serving as a RAID file server. Before setting it up I did some research into what RAID is and how it works. Thought I’d share with you some interesting links that I found: RAID explained graphically:...