FreeNAS 8.2.0-RC1 Available

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The development team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeNAS 8.2.0-RC1. Be sure to read the Release Notes in the download directory for your architecture, especially if you are upgrading from a previous version.

Barring any major bugs in this release candidate, RELEASE should be just around the corner. If you find any bugs, be sure to report them so that they can be fixed in time for RELEASE. 8.3 is expected to be released shortly after 8.2-RELEASE, bringing along all of the ZFS v28 goodness. So it looks like July will be a busy month for FreeNAS users.

The docs are mostly up-to-date with RC1 and will improve next week, especially the section on Plugins. We’re aiming to publish the 8.2 Users Guide a day or so after 8.2 is released.

FreeNAS 8.2.0-BETA4 Available

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It’s been nearly a month between betas and there have been several hundred commits in between. The development team is pleased to announce that FreeNAS 8.2.0-BETA4 is available for immediate download.

There has been a complete refactoring of the plugin networking stack, to allow greater flexibility and functionality. We’ve added the ability to upgrade plugins, as well as the plugin jail itself. There have been numerous bug fixes and improvements over previous beta releases.

The documentation for plugins is mostly caught up for BETA4 and will improve over the next week or so.


The GUI upgrade format changed in 8.2.0-BETA3 from xz to txz. If you are attempting to do a GUI upgrade to 8.2.0-BETA4 from 8.2.0-BETA3, use the .txz version of the GUI_Upgrade
file. If you are upgrading from any other previous version, use the .xz file.

If you find a bug, please create a support ticket using these instructions.