Announcing FreeNAS-8.0.2-RELEASE

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The FreeNAS team is pleased to announce FreeNAS 8.0.2-RELEASE. This can be considered a minor release that fixes a few of the more glaring issues in 8.0.1-RELEASE.

Major changes since 8.0.1-RELEASE:

The email subsystem was not working correctly in 8.0.1-RELEASE, which resulted in the system not being able to send mail, as well as disfunction of the alerting system in the GUI.

Changes since 8.0.1-RELEASE:

– Allow decimal numbers for a dataset quota. (r8728)

– Fix setting recursive ACLs. (r8270)

– Start proftpd after ix-ssl to use the correct SSL cert. (r8246)

– Use wildcards in cron and rsync jobs instead of listing all values. (r8214, r8211)

– Fix case in iSCSI targets to match the behavior specified by RFC 3722. (r8120)

Known Issues:

CHAP doesn’t work with GlobalSAN initiators on OS X.

Upgrades from FreeNAS 0.7 aren’t supported.

The installer doesn’t check the size of the install media before attempting an install. A 2 GB device is required, but the install will appear to complete successfully on smaller devices, only to fail at boot.

The installer will let you switch from i386 to amd64 architecture and vice-versa, but some files, such as the rrd files used by the statistics graphing package are architecture dependent.

FreeNAS 8.0.1-RELEASE and Documentation Released

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FreeNAS 8.0.1 was released yesterday. The forum announcement containing the changes since RC2 is here.

The press release highlights some of the new features of 8.0.1.

The 8.0.1 User Guide has also been released. The links to the HTML, PDF, and ODT versions are available at The front page of the documentation wiki has been reorganized to make it clear where the documentation is for .7x users, for the current release of the operating system, and for the development of the upcoming 8.1 documentation. The EPUB version should be available early next week and the Kindle version should show up in Amazon by Tuesday.

You can download FreeNAS 8.0.1 from Sourceforge. If you are upgrading, be sure to read the section on Upgrading first.

NOTE: If you are currently running a nightly, save your configuration and perform a new install as upgrades from nightlies are not supported. After installation, you can auto-import your volumes and restore your configuration.