PacktLib: Learning FreeNAS

Learning FreeNAS

Credits

About the Author

About the Reviewer

Preface

All About NAS and FreeNAS

Network Attached Storage

What is FreeNAS?

Features

What Does FreeNAS Do for Me and My Business?

Summary

Preparing to Add FreeNAS to Your Network

Planning Your NAS

Planning for Backup

What is RAID? And, Do I Need It?

Network Considerations

Summary

Exploring FreeNAS

Downloading FreeNAS

What Hardware Do I Need?

Quick Start Guide For the Impatient

Detailed Overview of Installation

Basic Configuration

Installing to Hard Disk

Upgrading FreeNAS from a Previous Version

Summary

Connecting to the FreeNAS

Introduction

Connecting via CIFS

FTP

NFS

RSYNCD, Unison, AFP, and UPnP

iSCSI Target

Accessing Your Files Using HTTP and the Built-In Web Server

Summary

User and System Administration

Introduction

Local User Management

Using FreeNAS with the Microsoft Active Directory

System Admin

Summary

Configuring Storage

Introduction

How FreeNAS Handles Data Disks

Configuring Software RAID on FreeNAS

iSCSI Initiator

Summary

Backup Strategies

Backup Your FreeNAS Using Windows XP's Built-In Backup Utility

Setting Scheduled Backups with XP's Built-In Backup Utility

Restoring a FreeNAS Backup Made with XP's Built-In Backup Utility

Backing Up the FreeNAS Configuration Files

Using Another FreeNAS Server as a Backup Server

RSYNC Internal Backup

Mirroring vs Conventional Backups

Summary

Advanced System Configuration

Disk Encryption

Advanced Hard Drive Parameters (S.M.A.R.T)

File System Consistency Checkā€”FSCK

Advanced OS Tweaking

Tweaking the Network Settings

Using Wireless

Adding a Swap File

Enabling Secure Shell Connections (SSH)

Summary

General Troubleshooting

Where to Look for Log Information

Networking Problems

Problems Connecting to Shares (via CIFS)

Diagnostics: Information

Replacing a Failed Hard Drive in a RAID Set

Where to Go for More Help

Summary

FreeBSD and Command Line Tools

Introduction to FreeBSD

Advanced FreeBSD Commands for FreeNAS

Where the FreeNAS Stores Things

Miscellaneous & Sundries

Summary

Index