ZFS vs. OpenZFS

ZFS vs. OpenZFS

You’ve probably heard us say a mix of “ZFS” and “OpenZFS” and an explanation is long-overdue. Our Senior Analyst clears up what ZFS and OpenZFS refer to and how they differ.     I admit that we geeks tend to get caught up in the nuts and bolts of enterprise...

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Backup Evolved: Asigra Plugin for FreeNAS

Backup Evolved: Asigra Plugin for FreeNAS

Hundreds of thousands of FreeNAS systems are deployed around the world and can now be used as a turnkey backup solution with Asigra! Users can run the Asigra Plugin for FreeNAS to enable fully agentless backup of all the devices on their network. Asigra automatically...

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BSDCan and FreeBSD DevSummit 2019 Recap

BSDCan and FreeBSD DevSummit 2019 Recap

The 16th annual BSDCan took place at the University of Ottawa from May 15th – 18th. As usual, the popular conference drew participants from all over the world, including many members of the iXsystems Team. The FreeBSD Foundation was the tote bag sponsor this...

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Back Up Plugins and Jails on FreeNAS®️

Back Up Plugins and Jails on FreeNAS®️

For years, FreeNAS has offered functionality expansion through premade plugins and jails. In Version 11.2, the management platform was updated to make it even easier to manage and create new plugins. FreeNAS users can treat their NAS as a server. Advanced services...

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Make FreeNAS your Server OS

Make FreeNAS your Server OS

What if you could have a server OS that had built in RAID, NAS and SAN functionality, and could manage packages, containers and VMs in a GUI? What if that server OS was also free to download and install? Wouldn’t that be kind of awesome? Wouldn’t that be...

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