The FreeNAS® Users Guide uses the following typographic conventions: Configuration examples can be found in section The FreeNAS™ Users Guide is a work in progress and relies on the contributions of Configuration examples can be found in section The FreeNAS® User Guide is a work in progress and relies on the Figure shows the screen that opens on clicking Interfaces → Add Interface. Table

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Create a user Next up, we need to create a regular, non-administrator user.

The hot new kid on the block. This would provide a very redundant and high-performing NAS. Next, click the wrench icon to bring up the CIFS service options. Put simply, it’s is an operating system useer on FreeBSD that brings with it a snazzy web interface for management, and all the protocols you need to share files between Windows, Mac and Linux.

Don’t insert it into one of those front panel sockets; to be safe it should be in the back of the PC. In case one of the drives died, we’d iser have a backup copy on the other.

You could go out and buy a Drobo device but in this case, we’re going to assemble our own.


Power up your machine and head ueer to your BIOS config. This is the file system we want to use, mostly because of ZFS’ data integrity, which promises safer, more resilient storage.

Think about where you want to keep your FreeNAS box.

The slider should be flipped to “ON” when you’re done. FreeNAS is warning us there’s no password. Tilera sees sense in the server wars, puts just 36 cores in its newest processor. A system board with a decent amount of SATA ports.

How-To: Set up a home file server using FreeNAS

Suer it’s time to share that volume and get on with the exciting business of saving your data. Can you build it in your garage? You can get the file here. Since BIOS options vary from device to device, here’s the basic the order you want: As soon as you press Enter you’ll notice the dialogue beginning at the bottom of the screen.

Let’s open up the management interface now. Finishing up At last, we click “Add volume” and the volume is created.

You should see this: As we said, FreeNAS supports three sharing methods: Congratulations, you’ve now got FreeNAS installed.

If everything went well with the last ffreenas you should now be booting to the first bootloader. Let’s get to it. If you’re one of those extremely cautious people who has to double check everythinghere’s a URL to the FreeNAS hardware requirements.


How-To: Set up a home file server using FreeNAS

Before you check any disks, give the ugide a name and click “ZFS. Okay, now get a hold of yourself, as we’ve still gotta carve out some disk volumes and share ’em. Double check the description and size to be sure.

Whichever you choose, you’ll end creenas in the actual FreeNAS installer here: In other words, a perfect solution for your digital bookshelf. The installer here gives us a nice little warning which states that all data will be wiped from your drive for installation. That is, if you want to take a book or disc to another room of your abode, you pull it from the bookshelf and take it with you.

Next you’ll get to the bootloader, which looks like this: Save your settings, place the freshly baked CD in your drive and reboot.