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How-to: First Configuration for Small FreeNAS Deployments

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DrKK

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@jgreco Anyway, so whatever homeboy said that started this discussion. Move the post as he suggests. Installation or whatever he wanted. Sounds good to me.
 

Stux

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This guide is exactly what many first time users are looking for and I think it would be much better in either How-To Guides/Configuration, or How-To Guides/Installation rather than the current 'Misc to Booglyboo'

 
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@DrKK
thanks for this post. Helps me a lot. What are your thoughts with a home network using Mac/Windows? Any wisdom you can share?
 
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I just liked your post :) Thank you!

My only thoughts would be on creating the first pool may be a little bit later, like having current items 2. and 3. after SSH is setup. And having current item 13. before SSH setup.

On the other hand, I understand a desire to get logs (etc.) being written to the disks early in the setup.

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My above opinions are based on my existing workflow. Why didn't I share it? It includes advanced items...
Can you share your workflow? I am trying to learn more :)
 

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Thank you for this very helpful setup checklist!

Does a checklist like this exist for a typical Windows (SMB) share setup? I realize that there may be a lot of variation in how someone may want to configure a share like this but a checklist could be helpful for a users first time setup.
 

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9. Set up SMART service. Go to Services->S.M.A.R.T, click the wrench. (Service should already be on). "Check Interval" is how often the S.M.A.R.T. information on your drives is checked. "30" is good. For power mode, I suggest you set this to "Never - Check the drive regardless". I don't use "Difference" or "informational" warnings, so I leave those to 0. But, I do set a "critical" temperature. You should set it to the Celsius temperature that is like 7 or 8 degrees warmer than your drive typically gets under operational conditions. In my case, I have "critical" set to 42, which is quite low. If you don't know what's safe to put here, I suggest "50". If your drive gets to "50", you have problems with your cooling, to say the least. Make sure you put a valid emails address in "Email to report". NOTE: The rumor is that with FreeNAS 10, when that comes out, this whole screen will be unrecognizably different, so we may have to update this.
just used this guide setting up 11.1, the S.M.A.R.T. Service screen doesn't seem to have changed -- all of this is still very much relevant, though I imagine those rumours are about the new interface (haven't tried it yet)

this entire guide was very helpful! thanks for sharing
 

DrKK

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just used this guide setting up 11.1, the S.M.A.R.T. Service screen doesn't seem to have changed -- all of this is still very much relevant, though I imagine those rumours are about the new interface (haven't tried it yet)

this entire guide was very helpful! thanks for sharing
It is my pleasure to serve you, sir.
 
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