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Fundamentals

General information applicable to any version of FreeNAS, unlikely to change or vary between versions or situations.

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Guide for basic installation and configuration of FreeNAS
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Identify and blink LED on disk failure
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ZFS Drive Size and Cost Comparison Spreadsheet to find best $/TiB diedrichg
Compare 1:1 the potential size of your pool to find the most cost-effective $/TiB option
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Introduction to ZFS Ericloewe
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A short introduction to ZFS, oriented towards FreeNAS users
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Did you know Windows Vista onwards already has a better way built in? Just try it out!
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Command line driven backups to direct attached disks
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Two-part post on understanding the mechanics of ZFS pool performance
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Overview of ZFS Feature Flags and their support in FreeNAS
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Your getting started cheat sheet for FreeNAS, a max 10hr crash course in FreeNAS and related tech
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Guidance for burning in hard drives prior to their use
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A concise guide to the steps required to move an existing FreeNAS server to new hardware.
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Github repository for FreeNAS scripts, including disk burnin Spearfoot
Updated versions of BiduleOhm's handy scripts, plus more...
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Click-by-click, how to replace a failed or failing disk
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A simple way to edit files without installing extra editors and the hassle of remembering commands
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Why does editing a FreeNAS script/text file on a Windows PC cause issues when copied to NAS? Hazimil
FreeBSD treats the end-of-line character different than Windows/DOS and old Macs.
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ZFS RAID size and reliability calculator Bidule0hm
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Calculator for ZFS vdev usable sizes and nominal reliability
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Common terminology mistakes and the proper fixes
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Scripts for use with FreeNAS-on-ESXi All-In-One systems
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iXsystems documentation available online
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