My FreeNAS Lab

My FreeNAS Lab I started using FreeNAS a couple of years ago at work when we started looking into backup storage solutions for our various (pricey) production arrays. I first experimented with 5-6 year old spare desktop computers of the Intel Core 2 CPU/DDR2 memory...

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FreeNAS 10 Hackathon

Last week, FreeNAS developers from around the globe arrived for 2 weeks of face-to-face discussions and coding sessions for FreeNAS 10.  Yes, Virginia, there will be a FreeNAS 10, divided into a series of planned milestone releases (M2-M5) for those who would like to...

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We’re Expanding!

As you may know, last year saw an increase in demand for our storage and server products and that demand continues to grow. When we started out, we were just a small group of close-knit people. Over the years, we steadily added more and more talent to our company and...

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Yes, You Can Virtualize FreeNAS

FreeNAS is the world’s most popular open source storage OS, and one of the more popular questions I get asked is, “How do I run FreeNAS as a VM?” Due to the number of caveats required to answer that question, I would typically short-circuit the conversation by...

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The History (and Future) of FreeNAS & TrueNAS

The FreeNAS project got its start way back in 2005, when Olivier Cochard-Labbé wanted to turn his old PC into a home server. There wasn’t an open source project that fit all of his needs, so he did what any self-respecting software developer would do: he sat down and...

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