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 a maintenance release of FreeNAS 0.7. it improves it’s functions and the translations of the WEBGUI. Also we did add 2 new translations and give it some new features.

New Features

– Samba 3.5.5.
– AIO settings from the WEBGUI.
– AMD CPU on-die digital thermal sensor.
– Advanced format 4kb sector (UFS/GPT data partition)
(data partition in the boot disk is always aligned to 32KB)
– Virtual machine guest support (VMware and Virtialbox)

Full release notes:


The FreeNAS Development Team.

FreeNAS 8 alpha: How to use it

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Since FreeNAS 8 binaries snapshots are available, here is a little HOW-TO with one disk shared by CIFS.
Simplified steps

  1. log on the webgui with login “admin” and password “freenas”
  2. Declare the disk
  3. Create a “group” (single) using previously declared disk
  4. Create a volume (mount point) using previously created group
  5. Enable a share service
  6. Add a share corresponding to the service previously enabled

Detailed steps with screen-shots:

  1. Go in Disk: Add disk
  2. Add your hard drive:

  3. Go in Disk: Group disk

  4. Create a “single” group type:

  5. Go in Disk, Create Volume

  6. Enter the detail of this Volume (mount point):

  7. Go in Services, CIFS/SMB

  8. Enable CIFS by Checking ON and clicking on save:

  9. Go in Services, CIFS/SMB, Add share

  10. Create your CIFS share by entering the name of your share, a description and the name of the volume you want to share, then click on save:

Share available with CIFS :-)