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Building a Home FreeNAS Server - Copying Data From Linux HD
Last edited on: 10/08/2012 - 13:50
Once my FreeNAS server was up and running, I needed to get my existing data on to it. One possibility is copying over the LAN, but since most of my data is held on ext2 Linux had drives, it made sens to me to mount these drives in the FreeNAS server, and copy using the command line. Here is an example on how to achieve it. I have chosen to copy the contents of a 400GB IDE HD which holds my MP3 music collection into the FreeNAS file store. »   Read more
Building a Home FreeNAS Server - Troubleshooting
Last edited on: 10/08/2012 - 12:31
The first time that I rebooted my completed FreeNAS server I was surprised to note it wouldn't boot. I got a diagnostic: This is a FreeNAS data disk and can not boot system. System halted. In fact this isn't a FreeNAS problem - it's a problem with the boot order of the PC which is set in the BIOS. This was a big surprise because I'd configured the BIOS to only boot from the USB memory stick. But that's not the entire story. »   Read more
Building a Home FreeNAS Server - Bill of Materials
Last edited on: 08/08/2012 - 12:38
The objective of the exercise was to build a budget FreeNAS server with 4TB capacity to house my music collection in MP3 and FLAC format, yet costs as little as is possible by reusing hardware from previous projects. I was actually very lucky; in most instances there is additional expense, such as having to buy additional cabling, screws, or Molex to SATA connectors. In this instance I didn't have to buy anything else - I was able to source everything from the bone yards that are my many junk boxes. Bill of Materials »   Read more
Building a Home FreeNAS Server - Sundry Hardware
Last edited on: 08/08/2012 - 12:36
The remaining hardware fell into place relatively easily. There were precious few decisions to be made - it was a case of what I had, I used. »   Read more
Building a Home FreeNAS Server - Motherboard + CPU
Last edited on: 05/08/2012 - 12:14
I have two motherboards I've used in previous projects, either of which is a likely candidate for my FreeNAS server. The reality is a brand new motherboard and CPU are totally unnecessary for a home use NAS; what I have available will more than be sufficient for my needs. So which motherboard do I use? ASUS P5E-VM HMDI Socket LGA775 with Intel Core 2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86 GHz »   Read more
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