NEW Online FreeNAS Classes

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We’re proud to announce new online FreeNAS classes in collaboration with ZFS expert, Linda Kateley. Linda is a professional software educator with over 20 years of experience who specializes in ZFS and storage. We get a lot of questions from users about how to set up their own FreeNAS system and what you can and can’t do with ZFS, so we thought this would provide a great jump-start guide to save people time and effort.

We plan to offer more classes in the future, focusing on a variety of topics. For now, this initial series of classes will introduce you to the FreeNAS GUI and teach you everything you need to know to get started with FreeNAS, including:

  • Basic Setup
  • Volumes and Datasets setup
  • Sharing with AFP, NFS, CIFS
  • Enterprise ZFS Features (Caching, Checksums, Snapshots, Replication)

The first class will begin on April 16th at 10AM CST. Classes are limited to 15 people per session in order to allow for focused collaborative attention and a robust Q&A session. Each class is designed to be topic-specific, taken “a la carte”, and runs no longer than 3-4 hours. Sign up for your spot now!

iXsystems Announces New Partnership with

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iXsystems has announced a new partnership with Gerard van Essen, the creator of is a premier source of aggregated news for FreeBSD aficionados everywhere. Gerard has spent years gathering the best of FreeBSD content and news together in one place, making it easy to find information for a much underrepresented community. In fact, a lot of our blog posts, pictures, and news show up on the site.

So when we heard that Gerard wanted someone to help run the site, we jumped at the opportunity. As part of our agreement, iXsystems will now maintain and host With Gerard’s continued involvement on the reporting and editorial side, our added efforts will allow the website to continue its growth and expand its coverage.

Needless to say, we’re very excited about this. As our regular visitors know, we eat, sleep, breathe, and live FreeBSD. With this newest venture, we’ve got the community’s best interests in mind. We are dedicated to the continued delivery of the high quality FreeBSD news, interviews, and announcements that is known for.

We invite all of our readers to check out now and subscribe to the RSS feed. This is a big day for the FreeBSD community and we hope you’re a part of it.

FreeNAS is now available

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This point release for 9.2.1 fixes performance issues with ZFS replication, SMB spins / hangs under certain circumstances, and a variety of smaller issues.

All bugs fixed in can be found here.

This is a very small point release – very few changes have been made as we are endeavoring to continue refining 9.2.1.x until no significant bugs are left and we can focus exclusively on 9.2.2, which will have far more substantial changes (see this link for some notion of what is planned for 9.2.2).

We’re releasing a BETA first to make sure there are no lingering issues we’ve missed, otherwise it will be substantially the same as (which we’ll release in another 14 days or so).

Thank you, as always, for your testing!

- The FreeNAS Development Team