Links to useful threads

Links to useful threads

I put this here for my benefit too. I found these helpful and wanted to remember where they were.
Most are inside the forum but a couple are to external sites that I use.
I will probably add more as time goes on...

Hardware Requirements
http://www.freenas.org/hardware-requirements/

Did you read the manual? (the version I am using)
https://www.ixsystems.com/documentation/freenas/11.1/freenas.html
Latest version (as of today)
https://www.ixsystems.com/documentation/freenas/11.2/freenas.html

Forum Guidelines
https://www.ixsystems.com/community/threads/forum-guidelines.45124/

Updated Forum Rules 12/5/18
https://forums.freenas.org/index.php?threads/updated-forum-rules-12-5-18.45124/

The 'Hidden' Cost of Using ZFS for Your Home NAS
https://louwrentius.com/the-hidden-cost-of-using-zfs-for-your-home-nas.html

Slideshow explaining VDev, zpool, ZIL and L2ARC
https://forums.freenas.org/index.ph...ning-vdev-zpool-zil-and-l2arc-for-noobs.7775/

Terminology and Abbreviations Primer
https://forums.freenas.org/index.php?threads/terminology-and-abbreviations-primer.28174/

Why not to use RAID-5 or RAIDz1
https://www.zdnet.com/article/why-raid-5-stops-working-in-2009/

FreeNAS® Quick Hardware Guide
https://forums.freenas.org/index.php?resources/freenas®-quick-hardware-guide.7/

Hardware Recommendations Guide Rev. 1e) 2017-05-06
https://forums.freenas.org/index.php?resources/hardware-recommendations-guide.12/

Hardware Recommendations by cyberjock - from 26 Aug 2014 - and still valid
https://forums.freenas.org/threads/hardware-recommendations-read-this-first.23069/

Proper Power Supply Sizing Guidance
https://forums.freenas.org/index.php?threads/proper-power-supply-sizing-guidance.38811/

Don't be afraid to be SAS-sy
https://forums.freenas.org/index.php?resources/don't-be-afraid-to-be-sas-sy.48/

ZFS RAID size and reliability calculator 2017-05-17
https://forums.freenas.org/index.php?resources/zfs-raid-size-and-reliability-calculator.49/

Building, Burn-In, and Testing your FreeNAS system
https://forums.freenas.org/index.php?resources/building-burn-in-and-testing-your-freenas-system.38/

Github repository for FreeNAS scripts, including disk burnin
https://forums.freenas.org/index.ph...for-freenas-scripts-including-disk-burnin.28/

solnet-array-test (for drive / array speed) non destructive test
https://forums.freenas.org/index.php?resources/solnet-array-test.1/

Useful Commands
https://forums.freenas.org/index.php?threads/useful-commands.30314/#post-195192

Hard Drive Troubleshooting Guide (All Versions of FreeNAS)
https://forums.freenas.org/index.ph...bleshooting-guide-all-versions-of-freenas.17/

CAM status: ATA Status Errors - thread
https://forums.freenas.org/index.php?threads/cam-status-ata-status-error.16833/

Moving FreeNAS to new Hardware by @Ericloewe:
https://forums.freenas.org/index.php?resources/moving-freenas-to-new-hardware.89/

10 Gig Networking Primer
https://forums.freenas.org/index.php?resources/10-gig-networking-primer.42/

40Gb Mellanox card setup - infiniband
https://www.ixsystems.com/community/threads/40gb-mellanox-card-setup.51343/

Detailed newcomers' guide to crossflashing LSI 9211 HBA and variants
https://forums.freenas.org/index.ph...o-crossflashing-lsi-9211-hba-and-variants.54/

Detailed newcomers' guide to crossflashing LSI 9211/9300/9311 HBA and variants
https://www.ixsystems.com/community...shing-lsi-9211-9300-9311-hba-and-variants.54/

Setting up SMB 3 multichannel on FreeNAS
https://forums.freenas.org/index.php?resources/setting-up-smb-3-multichannel-on-freenas.76/

Build Report: Node 304 + X10SDV-TLN4F [ESXi/FreeNAS AIO]
https://forums.freenas.org/index.ph...node-304-x10sdv-tln4f-esxi-freenas-aio.57116/

Pheran's 32TB FreeNAS build with photos
https://www.ixsystems.com/community/threads/pherans-32tb-freenas-build-with-photos.35694/

Pheran's 80TB FreeNAS Build with photos: Kaby Lake Edition
https://www.ixsystems.com/community...as-build-with-photos-kaby-lake-edition.62748/

The ZFS ZIL and SLOG Demystified
http://www.freenas.org/blog/zfs-zil-and-slog-demystified/

Some insights into SLOG/ZIL with ZFS on FreeNAS
https://forums.freenas.org/index.php?threads/some-insights-into-slog-zil-with-zfs-on-freenas.13633/

Testing the benefits of SLOG using a RAM disk!
https://forums.freenas.org/index.php?threads/testing-the-benefits-of-slog-using-a-ram-disk.56561/

SLOG benchmarking and finding the best SLOG
https://forums.freenas.org/index.php?threads/slog-benchmarking-and-finding-the-best-slog.63521/

How to relocate swap to an SSD or other partition - [not needed in v 11.1 and newer systems]
https://forums.freenas.org/index.php?resources/how-to-relocate-swap-to-an-ssd-or-other-partition.68/

Uncle Fester's Basic FreeNAS Configuration Guide
https://www.familybrown.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=fester:intro

"Absolutely must virtualize FreeNAS!" ... a guide to not completely losing your data.
https://forums.freenas.org/index.ph...ide-to-not-completely-losing-your-data.12714/

Virtually FreeNAS ... an alternative for those seeking virtualization
https://forums.freenas.org/index.ph...ative-for-those-seeking-virtualization.26095/

FreeNAS 9.10 on VMware ESXi 6.0 Guide
https://b3n.org/freenas-9-3-on-vmware-esxi-6-0-guide/

Disk Price/Performance Analysis Buying Information
https://forums.freenas.org/index.ph...e-performance-analysis-buying-information.62/

ZFS Drive Size and Cost Comparison Spreadsheet
https://forums.freenas.org/index.php?threads/zfs-drive-size-and-cost-comparison-spreadsheet.38092/

Shucking Seagate Backup Plus HUB 8TB (for Barracudas)
https://forums.freenas.org/index.ph...irmware-flash-for-better-freenas-usage.59566/

ZFS: Adding a drive to create a mirror
https://forums.freenas.org/index.php?threads/create-zfs-mirror-by-adding-a-drive.14880/post-81348

Utility: disklist.pl, for listing partition, gptid, slot, devices, disktype, serial num, & multipath
https://forums.freenas.org/index.ph...ktype-serial-num-multipath.59319/#post-421424

UPS not communicating
https://forums.freenas.org/index.php?threads/email-zfs-data-corruption.64155/#post-461116

Untangle and FreeNAS: Secure, Free Remote VPN access to your FreeNAS server 1.0
https://forums.freenas.org/index.ph...-remote-vpn-access-to-your-freenas-server.88/

3.3 volt HDD problem, WD PDF:
https://documents.westerndigital.co...h-brief-western-digital-power-disable-pin.pdf
video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9W3-uOl4ruc

The Year of 100GbE in Data Center Networks
https://www.datacenterknowledge.com/networks/year-100gbe-data-center-networks

How to kill off SMB1, NetBIOS, WINS and *still* have Windows' Network Neighbourhood better than ever
https://forums.freenas.org/index.ph...s-network-neighbourhood-better-than-ever.106/

Successful Build with AMD Epyc and Supermicro H11SSL-i
https://forums.freenas.org/index.ph...cro-h11ssl-i-do-freenas-11.63854/#post-490815

Impaired rsync permissions support for Windows datasets
https://forums.freenas.org/index.ph...rmissions-support-for-windows-datasets.43973/

Informational videos, mostly about SAS hardware
https://www.ixsystems.com/community/resources/informational-videos-mostly-about-sas-hardware.105/

Add a mirror drive to an existing single disk vdev:
https://www.ixsystems.com/community/threads/create-zfs-mirror-by-adding-a-drive.14880/post-453290

A link to a useful ZFS capacity calculator tool:
https://wintelguy.com/zfs-calc.pl

Booting from USB is not recommended, but if you really must boot from USB, the thing that has been observed to be the most reliable is the 32GB USB 2.0 Sandisk Cruzer Fit.
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https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA12K2980158

ghetto acoustic by jgreco
https://forums.freenas.org/index.ph...-mb-cpu-hds-recommendations.24453/post-255614

Bring a broken directory over from another FreeNAS:
https://forums.freenas.org/threads/...ell-to-replace-wrong-bin-sh.74119/post-514326

Download Links:
Latest (as of 22 Feb 2019):
https://download.freenas.org/11.2/STABLE/U2/x64/FreeNAS-11.2-U2.iso
Version I am using (as of 22 Feb 2019):
https://download.freenas.org/11/latest/x64/FreeNAS-11.1-U7.iso

Where is the backup config db:
https://forums.freenas.org/threads/update-went-wrong.74084/post-514298

Forum Help Page:
https://forums.freenas.org/help/

Interested in the API for FreeNAS:
The rewrite from the old API to the new middlewared continues. Once the API stabilizes and the rewrite is complete, api.freenas.org will be deprecated and replaced by the new API documentation. In the mean time, to see the API documentation for the new middleware, log into the new UI, click on the URL for the FreeNAS system in your browser’s location bar, and add /api/docs to the end of that URL.


A Complete Guide to FreeNAS Hardware Design, Part I: Purpose and Best Practices
by Josh Paetzel; iXsystems Director of IT; Feb 3, 2015
http://www.freenas.org/blog/a-compl...are-design-part-i-purpose-and-best-practices/

A Complete Guide to FreeNAS Hardware Design, Part II: Hardware Specifics
by Josh Paetzel; iXsystems Director of IT; Feb 5, 2015
http://www.freenas.org/blog/a-complete-guide-to-freenas-hardware-design-part-ii-hardware-specifics/

A Complete Guide to FreeNAS Hardware Design, Part III: Pools, Performance, and Cache
by Josh Paetzel; iXsystems Director of IT; Feb 10, 2015
http://www.freenas.org/blog/a-compl...-design-part-iii-pools-performance-and-cache/

A Complete Guide to FreeNAS Hardware Design, Part IV: Network Notes & Conclusion
by Josh Paetzel; iXsystems Director of IT; Feb 12, 2015
http://www.freenas.org/blog/a-compl...ware-design-part-iv-network-notes-conclusion/

A decent looking $300 DIY 16 drive DAS build - from r/DataHoarder
https://www.reddit.com/r/DataHoarder/comments/89jqfu/my_300_diy_16_drive_das_build/

Cannot eject RDX removable device
https://www.ixsystems.com/community/threads/cannot-eject-rdx-removable-device.68297/#post-468073

ZFS send and receive with netcat instead of ssh (for trusted networks)
https://www.ixsystems.com/community/threads/replication-stream-compression.73563/post-509985

Latest reviews

Very good compilation of various resources.
I used to look for Chris posts to find those links hidden in his signature... Glad to finally find it in the resource section where it belongs!
Excellent resource.
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