This piece demonstrates the setup of a server service in a FreeNAS jail and how to share files with a jail using Apache 2.4 as an example. Jails are powerful, self-contained FreeBSD environments with separate network settings, package management, and access to thousands of FreeBSD application packages.
Another batch of plugins has been updated to their latest versions. There weren’t any security advisories in this batch, just version updates. The latest versions should appear in Plugins ⇾ Available and existing plugin installations can be updated to the new versions...
Michael Dexter returns to update his blog post on the different file systems and details some key developments that are unfolding. He covers what’s being added to these respective file systems: OpenZFS, Btrfs, and bcachefs. Michael Dexter has invested his volunteer time and career in Open Source hypervisors and file systems and is saddened to hear that a fledgling alternative to OpenZFS, suffered a setback this week with Red Hat’s announcement that it is deprecating Btrfs as a “Preview” file system.
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.
iXsystems presents the June 2019 Newsletter.
Today we released another Plugins update to address some security vulnerabilities. We also have two new Plugins that are looking for testers. Before updating a plugin, review its Release Notes in the table below to determine if the update will impact your configuration.
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 gathers data from desktops, laptops, servers, mobile devices, and even cloud sources. Backup data is compressed, encrypted, and deduplicated before being sent to your FreeNAS system for safekeeping.
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. From informative talks to insightful discussions, this conference was filled with inspiration for us Open Source developers.
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. Going a step further, snapshots can also be replicated to other FreeNAS or TrueNAS systems to aid with disaster recovery and data protection. If there are replacements or upgrades to the hardware, these images and their data can be moved over to new systems with ease.
The next batch of updated Plugins has been released. The updated versions are now available for new installs in the Plugins ⇾ Available section of the UI. Existing plugin installations can be updated to the new versions using the CLI instructions in this post.