Hello FreeNAS Users,
It’s hard to believe how fast the year has flown by. In this edition of the FreeNAS newsletter, we examine the impact of the recent Btrfs deprecation announcement and share a series of FreeNAS videos from Lawrence Systems. How difficult is it to crash FreeNAS? Read on to find out.

Cheers,
The FreeNAS Team


OpenZFS vs Btrfs
Our senior analyst Michael Dexter takes a look at how the death of Btrfs affects OpenZFS and what the announcement means for the future of storage. Read more >>


How Hard is it to Crash FreeNAS?
Lawrence Systems/PC Pickup recently uploaded a series of FreeNAS tutorial and testing videos. Check them out!
How Hard is it to Crash FreeNAS?
How to Use ZFS Snapshots with Files and VM’s
FreeNAS Testing with Laptop Drives
Controller Upgrade and Moving Volumes


On-Demand FreeNAS Training
iX University provides a series of online training modules presented by FreeNAS expert Michael Dexter that are designed to quickly get you up to speed on the key concepts and techniques that will help you become an expert in FreeNAS and OpenZFS. Watch now >>


Why We Still Love ZFS (Part II) – Free Webinar
We invite you to join Michael W. Lucas and Allan Jude, the co-authors of FreeBSD Mastery: ZFS and Advanced ZFS, for a free webinar about ZFS. Learn how ZFS protects your important data like no other file system can. Read more >>


Live Events
August 27-31, 2017 – VMworld 2017 (Booth #1224) in Las Vegas, NV


TechTip #44
A pfSense router makes a good OpenVPN appliance in front of FreeNAS.


Join the Team
iXsystems, the company that sponsors FreeNAS, is looking for talented people to join our team. Interested? The full list of available positions can be found on our website.


Links of the Month
Episode 205: FreeBSD Turning it up to 11.1 via BSD Now
FreeNAS Server Hardware via Josh Ruehlig