Guidelines for testing FreeNAS 9.3 (READ THIS FIRST!)

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Open Source Developer
Jul 22, 2013
I'll try to make this short and concise so as not to take up too much of everyone's time:
  1. If you install (or upgrade to) 9.3-BETA, please stay on the 9.3-BETA train. This train was created for the explicit purpose of getting everyone to test the same update bits, and essentially be "on the same page" with respect to 9.3's progress towards RELEASE status. Jumping trains will merely confuse folks on both sides of the fence, and any train marked "Nightlies" is also essential random in what it delivers as those builds happen twice a day in an entirely automated fashion and are intended for internal developers only (if you can't follow along in the source code, in other words, a Nightlies train is NOT for you).
  2. Please do not post to this section unless you're willing to remain on the ride until 9.3-RELEASE and contribute meaningfully to the testing process. Any threads which diverge into territory which make it clear that the poster(s) are merely venting their spleens or just tried 9.3 for a lark and are now going back to 9.2.1.x will be deleted as they are in the wrong place. General 9.2.1.x discussions and spleen-venting don't belong in this section.
  3. Before posting about a problem, please make sure you are fully up-to-date; during the BETA test cycle, updates may come out as frequently as several times a week, so don't just assume you're up to date - check!
  4. Please do file a bug report at if it's something you are reasonably sure is a bug. Most of the developers of FreeNAS do not hang out in these forums due to their low signal-to-noise ratio and a bug report WILL be looked at by the right folks. Please also include the version of FreeNAS 9.3-BETA you are running: You will find this in Settings->Advanced under "Build"
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