Hello FreeNAS Users,

It’s our first newsletter of the year and we’re starting out with a bang. In case you haven’t entered yet, the FreeNAS logo contest is still open. Also in this edition, we have a few tutorials, reviews, and a FreeNAS build to share.

Here’s to a new year with fresh opportunities.

Cheers,
The FreeNAS Team

FreeNAS Logo Contest
The FreeNAS Logo Contest is still accepting submissions. One winner will receive a cash prize or a FreeNAS Mini. The winning logo will be seen by millions of people around the world in all of our highly-visible branding efforts including the website, the GUI, and this very newsletter. Act soon, the contest ends January 20th. Read more >>
How to Set Up Syncthing on FreeNAS
Syncthing is an Open Source file-syncing application that enables you to share folders and files across multiple devices. Check out this user-created tutorial video to learn how to set up the program on your FreeNAS system. Watch now >>

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Using Graphite with FreeNAS
Graphite is a real-time graphing system you can use to track custom metrics on FreeNAS using a webUI. This helpful tutorial from FreeNAS user, Chris H., demonstrates how to set up Graphite on FreeNAS. Read more >>

 

36TB FreeNAS Home Server Build
John R. shared an excellent, in-depth writeup of his FreeNAS hardware build featuring 6 x 6TB drives in a RAIDZ2 configuration with 32GB ECC RAM. His article details the full list of specs and parts he used in his build and a detailed explanation of his burn-in process. Check it out >>

 

FreeNAS Mini Review – Darville IT
Jamie Darville recently reviewed our FreeNAS Mini and gave it high marks. After running the Mini through several performance tests, he concluded, “In the 4-6 bay prebuilt NAS market, there are a lot of options now, Thecus, QNap, Buffalo, Synology and various other brands. I have tried several of these other options and can honestly say, performance-wise, they do not come close.” Read more >>

 

December #MissionComplete Stories
The best #MissionComplete story for December has been chosen! Congratulations to Dave G. who received a $100 Amazon gift card and a FreeNAS t-shirt.

“FreeNAS is the #1 OS for SAN and Storage bar none!”

Has FreeNAS, TrueNAS, OpenZFS, or iXsystems hardware ever helped you complete a mission? Tell us your story!

 

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 >>
 
FreeNAS Certification Classes
We offer a free Intro to FreeNAS class that runs every day. For those of you interested in learning more about advanced topics, we also offer paid, fully interactive classes. Read more >>
 
Live Events

 

 
TechTip #25
Want to see your disk performace in real time? Open the Shell from the left menu and type ‘gstat’ to see your color-coded disk activity. ‘gstat -a’ will only show the active disks.
 
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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