Most Unix-like operating systems support connecting with NFS out of the box, and free clients are widely available. A setup Wizard further simplifies configuration at installation time or later in the setup process. Volume creation, or the setting of permissions on individual shares or performing software updates, can be done without missing a critical step or encountering a silent failure. Many services have advanced configuration options available from the Web User Interface that is available in advanced menus.
By Dan Bytes How to: I wanted to build a server that would provide a reliable backup location with data redundancy for multiple Macs, with the ability to scale the storage space to meet future needs. To clarify this was my first time using FreeNAS, I had no prior experience with the platform before writing this guide, so anyone should be able to recreate my setup with no prior knowledge of FreeNAS.
My post is an updated version of an existing article I found, but is also a result of my own trial and errors.
I picked the 3TB over the 4TB partly because of cost, but namely for reliability as numerous forums discuss high failure rates for the 4TB models.
Set the config as follows: Change the value if GiB is not suitable for your setup. Set the config as follows, but change the relevant information related to your setup: If you select to use the disk for Time Machine you will be prompted to enter the username and password for the FreeNAS user we created previously.
I recommend that the first backup be completed over Ethernet instead of wireless as the initial backup can take considerable time. My Storage is setup using ZFS in striped mirrored mode, meaning I get the best of both for speed and disk redundancy. Please let me know if you found this guide useful, or spot any mistakes above.Data Protection.
ZFS is designed for data integrity from top to bottom. RAID-Z, the software RAID that is part of ZFS, offers single parity protection like RAID 5, but without the “write hole” vulnerability thanks to the copy-on-write architecture of ZFS.
AFP supports guest logins, meaning that all of your Mac OS X users can access the AFP share without requiring their user accounts to first be created on or imported into the the FreeNAS® system.
In this configuration example, the AFP share has been configured for guest access as follows. Read-write Access: string: AFP supports guest logins, meaning that all of your Mac OS X users can access the AFP share without requiring their user accounts to first be created on or imported into the FreeNAS® system.
FreeNAS® supports sharing over the Network File System (NFS). Hey, I know this post was quite some time ago, but I wanted to let you know what a life-saver it was.
FreeNAS is awesome, but a little empty on the documentation side, especially when it comes to AFP. THIS SITE IS NOW DEPRECATED AND IN READ-ONLY MODE. REFER TO adriaticoutfitters.com FOR FREENAS DOCUMENTATION. FreeNAS® uses Samba to share volumes using Microsoft's CIFS protocol.
CIFS is built into the Windows and Mac OS X operating systems and most Linux and BSD systems pre-install the Samba client which provides support for CIFS. Sharing ¶ Shares are created to make part or all of a volume accessible to other computers on the network.
The type of share to create depends on factors like which operating systems are being used by computers on the network, security requirements, and expectations for network transfer speeds.
(AFP) Shares¶ FreeNAS Read-write Access.