FreeNAS: A Worst Practices Guide

There are many best practices guides for managing storage solutions out there, but a lot of how you administer your storage depends on your specific use case and what you're trying to accomplish. While we have created a best practices for FreeNAS, we also decided to...

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Defeating CryptoLocker Attacks with ZFS

"CryptoLocker is a joke with ZFS." CryptoLocker and ransomware attacks have gained prominence recently for both their frequency and their unique method of attack. Ransomware is a form of malware that infects a user's computer, encrypts the data on it, and demands...

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Docker Done Right

Yes, that is a bold statement. The Docker application containment architecture is all the rage right now and FreeBSD just may prove to be the ultimate Docker platform thanks to its 15+ years of containment experience and the unrivaled OpenZFS file system. As one...

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FreeNAS 10: Early M2 Preview

In the last post, Jordan provided an overview of the FreeNAS 10 middleware and architecture. In this post, we'll provide a sneak peak at the upcoming M2 milestone by demonstrating how to install and navigate this version of FreeNAS 10. This is useful if you are...

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FreeNAS in Production

I work as a Network Administrator in a shop where we deploy 60+ ESXi VMs on a half dozen host servers.  We heard about FreeNAS from my predecessor who implemented it where he is now employed.  My boss asked me to evaluate FreeNAS as it is time to replace one of our...

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