New release for FreeNAS

Josh Paetzel has announced the release of the final beta of FreeNAS 8.0.1-BETA3. FreeNAS is a FreeBSD-based system providing free Network-Attached Storage (NAS) services.

The image size has been increased from 1GB to 2GB. As more features have been added to the system it has crept towards the max size. The translations have brought this to a head, the current image just barely fits in 1GB, but the translation effort is about 50% finished. Since an image size bump is inevitable, it’s happening now. Due to this size change the system now requires a 2GB device to install to. Furthermore, the GUI upgrade is not possible. Booting from the CD will work to do the upgrade, otherwise save config, reinstall, restore config is the recommended upgrade path.

Some important fixes comes with this release:

  • Several issues relating to permissions with CIFS shares have been
    resolved
  • Setting permissions from windows using either AD or not should work
    properly
  • Samba has been updated to 3.5.9
  • Drive replacement in volumes now works properly
  • Importing ext2 volumes now works

Read more from Release Notes for 8.0.1-BETA3

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