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KB450266 – Replacing Drives in ZFS Pool on FreeNAS 11.2

Scope/Description This article will walk through the steps to replace a failed drive in a FreeNAS 11.2 installation. Prerequisites Access to FreeNAS 11.2 web UI Replacement Drive Steps First, we’ll have to go to the Storage > Pools tab. Once here, we then select the cog wheel icon > Status to view the status of […]

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KB450087 – Parallel Rsync

Parallel rsync allows you to copy with multiple threads so it can work on different files at the same time. The Parameter “P” sets the number of threads ls -1 $LOCAL_DIR | xargs -I {} -P 5 -n 1 rsync -avh –progress $LOCAL_DIR/{} $RECV_DIR -P sets number of parallel threads Example: ls -1 /mnt/mylocalfiles/ | […]

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KB450031 – Resizing zvol’s in FreeNAS and Windows

Resizing your zvol in FreeNAS and Windows Upon needing to expand your zvol for additional storage, there are only a few simple steps needed to achieve this. Doing this will not delete the data already residing on this zvol. The first step is to go to your FreeNAS web interface, and click on the Storage […]

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KB450035 – How do I update my LSI 9201 firmware in FreeNAS

Updating the Firmware on your LSI 9201 HBA cards is a simple task when following the steps below. Step 1 – Enter the command line within FreeNAS, this can be done two different ways. The first being to connect a keyboard and monitor to your Storinator and choosing option 9.   #changed WebGU to WebGUI […]

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KB450045 – Installing Highpoint Drivers on FreeNAS

This page is a guide for installing the Highpoint Driver onto FreeNAS. For instructions on how to install the Highpoint WebGUI please see the following page: Installing Highpoint WebGUI on FreeNAS   IMPORTANT The following instructions are for apply to versions 9.3, 9.10, and 11 If you are installing your own FreeNAS or upgrading from […]

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KB450047 – Installing HighPoint WebGUI on FreeNAS

How to Install the Highpoint WebGUI on FreeNAS via USB After system booted, type 9 to enter the shell. Plug in USB drive containing Highpoint WebGUI Find which device is your USB. Type: mount -uw / mount -t msdosfs /dev/da31s1 /mnt (your device name will most likely be different) cd /mnt pkg add hptsvr-https-1.0.3-14.1031.tbz To […]

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KB450213 – Configuring UPS support for FreeNAS

Configuring a standalone FreeNAS server is fairly simple, provided your UPS is supported by the Network UPS Tools driver used by FreeNAS. You may consult networkupstools.org’s hardware compatibility list to see if you find your UPS there. Bear in mind that, even if it isn’t listed, your particular model may work fine with one of the generic […]

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KB450224 – How to backup FreeNAS configuration file and restore it

How to backup FreeNAS configuration file and restore it You need to backup FreeNAS configuration file safely. Backing up the configuration file provides you failsafe mechanism. Sometimes upgrades may fail, or you may experience hardware disk failures. You can go back to a previously good known state of FreeNAS server. It is also possible to […]

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KB450250 — FreeNAS System Won’t Domain Join

Scope/Description To resolve a FreeNAS unit not joining a domain properly despite using proper credentials. Prerequisites A unit running FreeNAS An active directory domain An AD account with administrative privileges Steps On the FreeNAS installation that is having difficulty joining the domain, ensure that all variables are set properly. Double check all network settings, if […]

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KB450227 – Installing FreeNAS from USB or Virtual Media

Scope/Description This guide details the process of installing FreeNAS using a USB or mounting virtual media. Prerequisites Use this article to create a bootable USB with the FreeNAS ISO. Steps With the installation media (USB or Virtual Media) inserted, boot the system from that media. The FreeNAS installer boot menu should be displayed like below. […]

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