Hello FreeNAS Users,
In time for spring, both the new FreeNAS Mini XL and FreeNAS 9.10-RELEASE are now available. A patch to fix the recently-discovered Badlock security vulnerability will also be released soon.

Speaking of the Mini XL, it’s your chance to win one for free! Read on for more details and get ready to #ShowMeYourMini. Last but not least, we get our first look at the new command line interface from FreeNAS 10 and share some user-created videos.

Cheers,
The FreeNAS Team
FreeNAS 9.10-RELEASE
We’re proud to announce the official release of FreeNAS 9.10 which brings over hundreds of new improvements from FreeBSD 10.3 including new hardware drivers, USB 3.0 support, and the addition of the bhyve hypervisor. Existing users of FreeNAS 9.3.x can upgrade via the UI. To update from an earlier release, simply download the ISO, boot it, and select the Upgrade option in the installer.
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Security Alert: Badlock Patch for FreeNAS
While there is no significant danger to a FreeNAS 9.3.x or 9.10 system operating in a secure environment, we will be releasing a patch for the Badlock vulnerability soon. Because of the complexity of the fixes to Samba, we also decided to upgrade all FreeNAS 9.3 users to Samba 4.3.6. FreeNAS 9.10 users already use Samba 4.3.6 and will only need the patch. Read more>>

DCIG Buyer's Guide

Introducing the FreeNAS Mini XL
With double the drive capacity, the new FreeNAS Mini XL is more than capable of storing and protecting all of your files. No other system in its class can match the hardware power offered by the Mini XL. Shop Now >>
#ShowMeYourMini & Win a FreeNAS Mini XL
Here’s your chance to get a brand new 8-Bay FreeNAS Mini XL for free. We want to see the cool toys you have in your hideout. Show us what you’ve got–visit us and #ShowMeYourMini! Read More >>
FreeNAS 10 CLI Preview
As you’re waiting for the release of the much-anticipated FreeNAS 10, you can preview the new intuitive CLI that allows you to control every aspect of FreeNAS, including object storage and virtualization. Read More >>

FreeBSD Journal

Four Things My NAS Can Do From Paul’s Hardware
After building his FreeNAS system a few weeks ago, Paul from Paul’s Hardware did a quick roundup of four things he needed his system to do. Check out the video for some ideas and links to tutorials.
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6 Reasons Why TrueNAS is replacing NetApp and EMC – Free Webinar
We invite you to join Matt Olander, Co-Founder and CSO of iXsystems, in a free webinar about TrueNAS. Find out why people are making the switch from big-name, legacy storage vendors to TrueNAS. Read more >>
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TechTip #28
In addition to saving a copy of your config, you can protect a working FreeNAS config by making a snapshot of your FreeNAS boot environment allowing you to save a fully configured system in case you want to configure it again before the next update.
Join the Team
iXsystems, the company that sponsors FreeNAS, is looking for a few good people to join our team. Interested? The full list of available positions can be found on our website.
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