FreeNAS Builds & Giveaway | FreeNAS on Splunk | Plex on FreeNAS + SSD | Issue #30

Hello FreeNAS Users,

This month, we have a lot of user-created content to share. From system builds to tutorials to even an app, the things we’ve seen in 2016 are truly impressive. We’re working on a couple of projects behind the scenes so keep an eye out in the next few months for some big announcements.

The FreeNAS Team
January #MissionComplete Stories
The best #MissionComplete story for January has been chosen! Congratulations to Ben Dailey who received an Amazon gift card and a FreeNAS t-shirt.“FreeNAS with FreeBSD as its base helped save our local taxpayers $36,000”

Has FreeNAS, TrueNAS, OpenZFS, or iXsystems hardware ever helped you complete a mission? Tell us your story!

DIY NAS: 2016 Edition & FreeNAS System Giveaway
Brian Moses just shared the newest edition of his DIY FreeNAS build series. This time, he takes an in-depth look at a build capable of running virtual machines as an upgrade to his own system. And yes, he’s giving this one away too. Read more >>
FreeBSD Journal
FreeNAS App for Splunk
Thanks to FreeNAS user, John B., for sharing the app he wrote to monitor FreeNAS with Splunk. Splunk is a platform that allows you to collect and monitor system data from a single dashboard.
Check it out >>
How to Install Plex on FreeNAS + SSD
Check out this video tutorial from Byte my Bits for a step-by-step demonstration on how to install Plex on FreeNAS & an SSD for faster speeds. Watch now >> 
12TB FreeNAS Build with FreeNAS 9.3
After doing painstaking research, Adam Mulholland showed off the 12TB FreeNAS system he built. The system will store almost twenty years of data, including his digital library and professional files.
6 Reasons Why TrueNAS is replacing NetApp and EMC – Free Webinar
We invite you to join Matt Olander, Co-Founder and CSO of iXsystems, in a free webinar about TrueNAS. Find out why people are making the switch from big-name, legacy storage vendors to TrueNAS. Read more >>
Live Events


TechTip #26
Trying to replace a drive with the same capacity drive from another manufacturer that is slightly smaller? Temporarily reduce the system swap size in Settings: Advanced: Swap size on each drive to 1 or 0 GiB. Try the drive replacement again and change the setting back to the default of 2.
Join the Team
iXsystems, the company that sponsors FreeNAS, is looking for a few good people to join our team. Interested? The full list of available positions can be found on our website.
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