FreeNAS 8.0.1-BETA3 Available

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The third beta of FreeNAS 8.0.1 is now available for testing. If you test this beta and find any bugs, please report them on the freenas-testing mailing list.

From the README:

This is the last BETA planned for the 8.0.1 release cycle.


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.

Changes since 8.0.1-BETA2:

  • Several issues relating to permissions with CIFS shares have been resolved.
  • Setting permissions from windows using either AD or not should work properly.
  • A bug that was preventing folder renames from windows was fixed.
  • Samba has been updated to 3.5.9
  • Drive replacement in volumes now works properly.
  • iSCSI allows targets to be created with no extents, which eases adding targets to an already configured system.
  • Deleting a volume now turns the screen red much like shutdown to alert user they are doing something potentially destructive.
  • Django sessions have been removed from the database and into /tmp
  • Importing ext2 volumes now works.
  • Timezone issues have been fixed.
  • Some fixes for the SATA driver have been backported from FreeBSD STABLE, this should resolve an issue where certain systems had issues detecting disks.
  • GEOM_RAID has been ported from FreeBSD STABLE, allowing the system to use Intel matrix RAID and some other BIOS RAID solutions.
  • SNMP was not validating it’s config settings properly, and was only restarting properly at system boot.  This has been resolved.
  • Disk sizes match between the GUI and the console.
  • A bug in pw preventing users with home directories from being created was fixed.
  • Anonymous AFP has been fixed, as well as time machine.

FreeNAS Sabanda Released!

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The FreeNAS Development Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeNAS 0.7.2 Sabanda. This is the Final release of FreeNAS 0.7.2 it improves it’s functions and the translations of the WEBGUI. many things are updated and stabillity is improved.
We hope you like it just as much as we do!


Upgrade Notes
– Before upgrade you must always backup your configuration file, your
system disk and all your data (if possible).
– DO NOT use firmware upgrade if your installed FreeNAS revision is lower
than 0.7.2(5175).
– If your version is after 0.7.2(5175), you can upgrade it by any ways.
– If your version is lower than 0.7.2(5175), and you install by option #1
(no data in the boot disk), and there is space of at least 128MB in the
boot disk, you can upgrade it from LiveCD. Otherwise, a new installation
is necessary. (This procedure formats the boot disk.) And, you must
remove the mount point of the boot disk, and add it again.

Other Notes
– The system requirements are changed. The minimum space to install:
OS disk: 128MB(120MiB), Mem: 384MB for embedded.
OS disk: 400MB(380MiB), Mem: 256MB for full.

Downgrade Notes
– Downgrading from 0.7.2 to any version lesser than build 0.7.2(5726) is not

Release Notes
FreeNAS 0.7.2 (Sabanda) Stable rev.6694 – 12-06-2011

Majors changes:
– Upgrade to FreeBSD 7.3-p6.
– Upgrade unison to 2.40.61.
– Upgrade bsnmp-ucd to 0.3.2.
– Upgrade e2fsprogs to 1.41.14.
– Upgrade smartmontools to 5.41.
– Upgrade php5 to 5.3.6.
– Upgrade transmission to 2.22.
– Upgrade samba to 3.5.8.
– Increase image size to 72MB, mfsroot to 180MB.
– Increase default install size embedded to 120MB, full to 380MB.
– Increase default swap size to 256MB.
– Increase memory disk for firmware upgrade to 128MB.
– Create 4KB aligned data partition on the boot disk.
– Upgrade arcconf to 6.50.18579.
– Upgrade cdialog to 1.1.20100428.
– Set kern.hz=100 when running on virtual machine and kern.hz>100.
– Add virtual machine guest support (open-vm-tools/vbox-additions).
– Upgrade inadyn-mt to 02.24.36.
– Upgrade bash to 4.1.011.
– Upgrade istgt to 20110529.
– Upgrade msmtp to 1.4.24.
– Upgrade nano to 2.2.6.
– Upgrade gzip to 1.4.
– Upgrade tftp-hpa to 5.0.
– Introduce iSCSI boot/install feature (isboot 0.2.4).
– Upgrade 3ware driver to 9.5.3.
– Upgrade proftpd to 1.3.3d.
– Upgrade lighttpd to 1.4.28.
– Upgrade iperf to 2.0.5.
– Upgrade ataidle to 2.5.1.
– Upgrade nut to 2.61.
– Upgrade rsync to 3.0.8.
– Upgrade aac driver to 2.4.1.
– Upgrade iscsi to 2.3.1.

Minors changes:
– Add “Czech”, “Korean”, “Slovak” and “Portuguese (Brazil)” translations.
– Add multiple CPUs usage.
– Add AIO WebGUI for CIFS/SMB service.
– Remove /var/tmp symbolic link.
– Support Advanced Format 4KB sector. (UFS/GPT data partition only)
– Set fsck enable by default at Disks|Mount Point|Add.
– Set kern.geom.debugflags when formating.
– Modify Tuning values.
– Add ability to disable File Manager.
– Make three backups of configuration when writing new one.
– Add amdtemp module. (FR 2992462)
– Add ability to probe on-die digital thermal sensor.
– Enable disk quotas of kernel option.
– Remove a useless partition.
– Add ability to mount ‘a’ partition on MBR/UFS.
– Add variables to change upload directory of lighttpd.
– Disable fsck on MBR/UFS mount point due to 4KB alignment. You need
re-enable it after upgrading.
– Add wireless firmware modules.
– Add logical block length for iSCSI target.
– Add ability to disable/enable for iSCSI target.
– Add unused extents to the list in iSCSI target edit mode.
– Add kernel module directory (/boot/modules).
– Set Large read/write by default (Services|CIFS/SMB|Settings).
– Add crypto accelerator driver (hifn, safe, ubsec).
– Move upload directory to /var/tmp/ftmp from /ftmp.
– Change iSCSI initial parameter.
– Add new parameter of istgt 20100522.
– Add minimum set of zfskerntune feature.
– Add Hyper-V reboot issue patch.
– Add ZFS pool with 4KB sector support.
– Add ZFS cache and log device support.
– Improve parameters for Samba 3.5.x.
– Improve Active Directory support.
– Display Device model on ‘Status|Disks and Disks|Management’.
– Improve automatic firmware check “Embedded” installs.

Bug fixes:
– Fix wrong validation when WINS is enabled.
– Fix missing /var/tmp in full installation.
– Fix upload fail when firmware upgrade.
– Fix AIO checkbox is not disabled if samba is disabled.
– Fix fail to update index.php if some value is undefined.
– Fix control of Ctrl+Alt+Del if console menu is disabled (BR 2976816).
– Fix the document link on Services|Rsync|Server|Settings (BR 2997828).
– Fix fail to connect SSH if ActiveDirectory is enabled (BR 2821715, 2898371).
– Fix UPS support for Megatec USB UPSs fails (BR 3079159).
– Fix Unable to create ZFS datasets with . or / in the name by WebGUI (BR2934275).
– Fix Remote root vulnerability in exec_raw.php.
– Fix SSL/TLS, test e-mail did not work correct (BR3306572).
– Fix the usage of AFP service.
– Fix Blocklist functionality transmission.

FreeNAS Development Team