FreeNAS 8.0.1-BETA3 Available

The third beta of FreeNAS 8.0.1 is now available for testing. If you test this beta and find any bugs, please report them on the freenas-testing mailing list.

From the README:

This is the last BETA planned for the 8.0.1 release cycle.


The image size has been increased from 1GB to 2GB. As more features have been added to the system it has crept towards the max size. The translations have brought this to a head, the current image just barely fits in 1GB, but the translation effort is about 50% finished. Since an image size bump is inevitable, it’s happening now. Due to this size change the system now requires a 2GB device to install to. Furthermore, the GUI upgrade is not possible. Booting from the CD will work to do the upgrade, otherwise save config, reinstall, restore config is the recommended upgrade path.

Changes since 8.0.1-BETA2:

  • Several issues relating to permissions with CIFS shares have been resolved.
  • Setting permissions from windows using either AD or not should work properly.
  • A bug that was preventing folder renames from windows was fixed.
  • Samba has been updated to 3.5.9
  • Drive replacement in volumes now works properly.
  • iSCSI allows targets to be created with no extents, which eases adding targets to an already configured system.
  • Deleting a volume now turns the screen red much like shutdown to alert user they are doing something potentially destructive.
  • Django sessions have been removed from the database and into /tmp
  • Importing ext2 volumes now works.
  • Timezone issues have been fixed.
  • Some fixes for the SATA driver have been backported from FreeBSD STABLE, this should resolve an issue where certain systems had issues detecting disks.
  • GEOM_RAID has been ported from FreeBSD STABLE, allowing the system to use Intel matrix RAID and some other BIOS RAID solutions.
  • SNMP was not validating it’s config settings properly, and was only restarting properly at system boot.  This has been resolved.
  • Disk sizes match between the GUI and the console.
  • A bug in pw preventing users with home directories from being created was fixed.
  • Anonymous AFP has been fixed, as well as time machine.


  1. jackson.arw

    Given that I currently have FreeNAS8 on a 1g device – what’s the recommended and safest way to move to a 2gig device when 8.0.1 gets released pls?

  2. Jsueiro

    Will future releases support GUI upgrades? I’m running FreeNAS-8.0-RELEASE-i386 on a 2GB device.

  3. DJ

    Ditto on the GUI upgrade comment. I see them listed for BETA1 and BETA2, but not for BETA3.


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