Network-Attached Storage With FreeNAS - Page 7

Afterwards we must combine ad1 and ad3 to one RAID1 array. To do this, we go to Disks -> Software RAID and click on the + sign on the right side:

Give the RAID array a name and select ad1 and ad3 as members of the new volume, then hit Add:

Then apply the changes:

Now we must format our new RAID1 array with the UFS file system, so we go to the Format RAID tab (still under Disks -> Software RAID), select our RAID array and hit the Format UFS disk! button:

The next screen should be similar to this one:

All that is left to do is mount the RAID array. Therefore we go to Disks -> Mount Point and click on the + sign:

Select your RAID array. Under Partition you select Software RAID - gmirror, and under File system you choose UFS. Also specify a share name and a description:

After you've applied the changes the RAID array should be available as a NAS share:

To check the status of your RAID array, you can go to Disks -> Software RAID and click on the Information tab:

We have already enabled services such as CIFS, FTP, and SSH in chapter 5, so we don't have to do this again. Our RAID array should immediately be available under these services.

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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!