Freed from storage failure by FreeNAS

Today I’ve been freed from storage failure by FreeNAS. From time to time technology is a real pain in the backside.  We’re all more reliant on it than we’ve ever been before and when it goes wrong these days, generally it means you’ll end up suffering.  Storage failure is always the worst kind of technology ...

FreeNAS Jail with Bittorrent Sync 9

FreeNAS Jail with Bittorrent Sync
Here are my instructions for creating a FreeNAS Jail with Bittorrent Sync (BTsync) running inside it. This uses no FreeNAS plugins whatsoever and takes full advantage of all the power that comes with having a FreeBSD core running at the heart of FreeNAS 9.1.  This has been done on FreeNAS-9.1.1-RELEASE-x64. Login to your FreeNAS systems ...

FreeNAS 9.1.0 Beta 2

Brilliant news, FreeNAS 9.1.0 Beta has been released Will be a while before I get to play with this what with the wedding preparations, house move, new job, etc, etc. but that said I’m really looking forward to: Improved Plugin Jail subsystem which supports multiple jails and an enhanced UI including enhancements from PC-BSD Warden. ...

FreeNAS Jail with Transmission 6

FreeNAS Jail with Transmission
Here are my instructions for creating a FreeNAS Jail with Transmission running inside it. This uses no FreeNAS plugins whatsoever and takes full advantage of all the power that comes with having a FreeBSD core running at the heart of FreeNAS 8.3. Please note that if you already followed my guide for installing Serviio you ...

FreeNAS Jail with Serviio 1.1 64

FreeNAS Jail with Serviio 1.1
Here are my instructions for creating a FreeNAS Jail with Serviio 1.1 running inside it. This uses no FreeNAS plugins whatsoever and takes full advantage of all the power that comes with having a FreeBSD core running at the heart of FreeNAS 8.3. Install a plugin Jail as per the instructions available on the FreeNAS ...

Failing with FreeNAS

Yesterday my lovely HP N36L Microserver that I run FreeNAS on decided that it was going to trash the USB memory stick that FreeNAS relies upon to boot. I’m not sure what the cause is at the moment, whether it is FreeNAS having a funny half hour, the Microserver amusing itself at my expense or ...

Breakages

Does breaking things count as progress? How about multiple breakages? So far I’ve managed to compile FreeNAS with varying degrees of success and failure. Either I’m not getting the commands right half the time or I’ve tinkered with something I shouldn’t have and reduced the reliability. Bugger!

FreeNAS, FreeBSD and fucking FFmpeg

Hitting a brick wall when you’re close to getting something finished is one of those things in life that you hope will never happen but generally tends to.  It’s exactly what happened to me yesterday in my quest to make a package for Serviio that I could just install on FreeNAS. Creating the FreeBSD build ...

That’s LAME

That's LAME
Well, whilst on my mission to make Serviio and FreeNAS live in perfect harmony as simply as possible, I’ve just stumbled upon the fact that LAME has been updated to version 3.99.2. Does anyone have a summary of the differences / new features  in version 3.99 as the changelog is absolutely enormous and it made ...

Fiddling with FreeNAS 1

Fiddling with FreeNAS
A few months ago I purchased a HP Microserver because it had become necessary to improve my storage arrangements at home.  Before then I had stored things, well actually everything, on a ReadyNAS Duo that had a been running on a pair of 500GB that mirrored each other for redundancy.  This was not an ideal ...