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Will FreeNAS migrate to NextBSD?

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Do you think FreeNAS should eventually move to NextBSD?

  • Yes

    Votes: 3 20.0%
  • No

    Votes: 1 6.7%
  • Undecided

    Votes: 2 13.3%
  • Could Care Less

    Votes: 9 60.0%

  • Total voters
    15
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sremick

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With the recent news about NextBSD, and the fact that it's a project of iXsystems and Jordan Hubbard, I am curious if the long-term plans are to eventually migrate FreeNAS to NextBSD?

I'm still learning about the implications, but one article I found worth reading is this:

http://blog.darknedgy.net/technology/2015/08/26/0/

I couldn't find any other discussion about this topic on the forums here so I figured it was worth having one as it could be relevant. Hopefully it doesn't turn into a flame war.
 

joeschmuck

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If FreeNAS migrates to a different OS, that is up to iXsystems to figure out. I'm certain FreeNAS in general will still be a good NAS solution. The next version of FreeNAS is based on FreeBSD 10 so even if the program were to make this change, it's still years down the road. To be honest, so long as the program runs properly, I could care less what OS it's based on. I personally had a steep learning curve with FreeBSD being a DOS/windoze person, if there is another learning curve, I'll get over that hump too.

I edited your poll to add one addition response, hope you didn't mind.
 

sremick

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joeschmuck

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I'd never seen that video, pretty good, I like John Cleese.
 

klimbo13

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I've also never moved a pool to linux, but I HAVE to a vanilla freebsd installation, and found that freenas had backported newer zfs/zpool versions than the comparable freebsd version would have, which was quite annoying. In theory once you just get ZoL installed in ubuntu you should be able to import your pool, start using it. (if you're running a version that can use your pool. If not, it'll simply complain, and you can try to grab newer zfs packages from ubuntu backports repos)
 

j0hnby

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I've also never moved a pool to linux, but I HAVE to a vanilla freebsd installation, and found that freenas had backported newer zfs/zpool versions than the comparable freebsd version would have, which was quite annoying. In theory once you just get ZoL installed in ubuntu you should be able to import your pool, start using it. (if you're running a version that can use your pool. If not, it'll simply complain, and you can try to grab newer zfs packages from ubuntu backports repos)
Dude, are you cross posting on different threads? Have seen a couple like this from you just now......
 

jgreco

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With the recent news about NextBSD, and the fact that it's a project of iXsystems and Jordan Hubbard, I am curious if the long-term plans are to eventually migrate FreeNAS to NextBSD?

I'm still learning about the implications, but one article I found worth reading is this:

http://blog.darknedgy.net/technology/2015/08/26/0/

I couldn't find any other discussion about this topic on the forums here so I figured it was worth having one as it could be relevant. Hopefully it doesn't turn into a flame war.
As NextBSD is effectively dead, Jordan has gone off to work on microfluidics and nano-fidget-spinners, and the thread appears to be veering severely off-topic with a random followup, I am locking this thread.
 
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