Network-Attached Storage With FreeNAS - Page 6

7 Configuring RAID1

Next we want to build a RAID1 array from our second and third hard drive and then use the RAID1 array as a NAS share. Please note that only full hard drives can be used for RAID, not single partitions!

First we must add both hard drives. Go to Disks -> Management and click on the + sign:

Select ad1 and choose Unformated under Preformated FS (ad1 wasn't formated during FreeNAS installation):

Do the same for ad3:

On the Disks -> Management page, click on Apply changes:

Next we must format ad1 and ad3. Click on the Format tab (still under Disks -> Management), select ad1 and Software RAID: gmirror, then click on Format disk:

The next screen should be similar to this one:

Now do the same for ad3:

ad1 and ad3 should now be listed on the Disks -> Management page with the file system gmirror:

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From: hakskool at: 2008-11-08 02:09:56

I think I have a different version of freenas, but this how-to still rocks.  I'm using a Dell PowerEdge 2650, and still have a few kinks to iron out myself, but the software is kickin tail.  Thank you, all who contribute to the forge!

From: Anonymous at: 2009-04-05 20:46:08

I followed the instruction and it worked well except that the article is incomplete.  FTP & SCP works.  I can't get the SMB portion to work properly.   I am seeing the freenas machine and I am able to Map the resource from the Windows side but it keeps asking for my password (obviously not accepting it).  No solution were found.

From: Anonymous at: 2010-02-01 16:20:19

For a windows pc to accept the conection you must use the ip\username format  in the user field

for example your freenas ip is: and you have a user : myuser1 then

when asked you should use\myuser1 in the username field

that is for windows to know that the user is not local or domain suplied.

that works.



From: Anonymous at: 2008-11-05 12:51:08

Works WELLL!!!! You own man ! Instaling freenas was just a piece of cake.It was very easy so tank you very much!