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Last Update: 2019-12-03 23:52 UTC

FreeNAS is a tiny FreeBSD-based operating system which provides free Network-Attached Storage (NAS) services (CIFS, FTP and NFS).

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 156 (58), 6 months: 168 (51), 3 months: 150 (58), 4 weeks: 136 (51), 1 week: 122 (53)

Average visitor rating: 8.64/10 from 11 review(s).

FreeNAS Summary
Distribution FreeNAS
Home Page http://www.freenas.org/
Mailing Lists http://lists.freenas.org/mailman/listinfo
User Forums http://forums.freenas.org/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://doc.freenas.org/
Screenshots http://www.freenas.org/about/screenshot.html
Download Mirrors https://www.freenas.org/download-freenas-release/
Bug Tracker http://support.freenas.org/
Related Websites Learn FreeNASWikipedia
Reviews 11.x: DistroWatch
9.x: LWNDistroWatch
8.x: ComputerWorldDistroWatchLinux User
0.x: Linuxsoft (Czech)
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2018-12-06: BSD Release: FreeNAS 11.2
 • 2018-11-20: Development Release: FreeNAS 11.2-RC2
 • 2018-07-18: Development release: FreeNAS 11.2-BETA1
 • 2017-12-14: BSD Release: FreeNAS 11.1
 • 2017-06-14: BSD Release: FreeNAS 11.0
 • 2017-05-05: Development Release: FreeNAS 11.0-RC
 • 2017-03-15: BSD Release: FreeNAS Corral
 • 2016-11-24: Development Release: FreeNAS 10-BETA2
 • 2016-09-02: Development Release: FreeNAS 10-BETA
 • 2016-03-22: BSD Release: FreeNAS 9.10
 • 2015-10-09: Development Release: FreeNAS 10.2-ALPHA
 • 2014-12-09: BSD Release: FreeNAS 9.3
 • More FreeNAS releases...

 •2017-04-13 FreeNAS changes plans for Corral
 •2016-04-15 FreeNAS updates Samba
 • More FreeNAS headlines...

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Feature 11.2 9.10 8.3.1 0.7.2 0.69.2 0.686.4
Release Date 2018-12-06 2016-03-22 2013-03-20 2010-11-06 2009-06-11 2008-05-23
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Version: 11.2
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-05-13
Votes: 2

FreeNAS, nearly perfect:

+ ZFS / Automatic Snapshots (like that with the VMs)
+ Snapshot replication
+ Encrypted cloud uploads
+ Link aggregation with LACP support
+ VMs
+ and many more features I can use in the future

The only negative from me at the monent:
- VMs/bhyve supports only the english keyboard layout.
- No HDD LED identification (at least i couldn't find it)

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Version: 11.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-03-07
Votes: 5

I've been using FreeNAS for years, since version 9. It has worked very well for me even through upgrades from 9.3 to 11.2. My server sits in the basement and quietly serves up data. A little work to setup but worth it.

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Version: 11.2
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-12-11
Votes: 1

Easy installation and easy maintenance.

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