FreeNAS 8.0.1-BETA4

I’m pleased to announce the availability of FreeNAS 8.0.1-BETA4

Release Notes for 8.0.1-BETA4

This is the last BETA planned for the 8.0.1 release cycle.
This line was present in the BETA3 release notes as well. BETA3
contained several fairly significant bugs, and a patch release was
planned to address them, unfortunately due to a myriad of issues that
patch release was delayed enough that doing another beta made more sense
than any sort of patch.


The image size increased in 8.0.1-BETA3. The new size requires a 2 GB
storage device. The GUI upgrade can be used to upgrade a system from
BETA3 to BETA4, but upgrades from previous releases can only be done
from the CD. The other option is to save the config, reinstall the new
version, then restore the config.

Changes since 8.0.1-BETA3:

– – ACLs and UNIX file system permissions work properly on both UFS and
ZFS volumes. Because the ACLs needed by windows and UNIX are mutually
exclusive the GUI now prompts for which system you will be using and
sets permissions appropriately.

– – Changes to link aggregations which resulted in a regression in
functionality have been reverted. There was a workaround to the issue
in BETA3. A migration has been added to the system to clear the
workaround. If you are upgrading from something other than BETA3 you
don’t need to do anything. If you are upgrading from BETA3, and BETA3
broke your link aggregations BETA4 will fix things. If BETA3 broke your
link aggregations and you applied a workaround the migration should
revert the workaround and things will work properly. If upgrading to
BETA4 causes link aggregations to stop working the best solution is to
delete and recreate them.

– – BETA3 completed the change from hard wiring device names in the
database to using identifiers. iSCSI device extents were not changed
properly. This BETA addresses that issue.

– – A method was accidentally deleted from the middleware that prevented
smartd from running. This has been resolved.

– – ZFS snapshots are now exported to CIFS shares and are visible in
windows as shadow copies. How you access these varies between windows

– – Many improvements have been made to replication that increase it’s
speed and robustness.

– – The CD upgrade now preserves all of /data instead of select files.

– – Fix a bug in the graph generation script which would allow the graphs
of deleted volumes to persist.

– – Fix a bug in UFS volume creation, where newly created UFS volumes
would only show after a reboot.

– – Add tmux to the system. Just like GNU screen in functionality only
BSD licensed and actively maintained.

– – Add dmidecode to the system. This can provide very useful hardware
diagnostic information.

– – Updated the version of Intel NIC drivers to handle Intel’s latest
round of hardware.

– – Add support for Marvell MX2 SATA controllers, sold with some WD 3TB

– – Make netatalk (AFP) compatible with OS X 10.7

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Josh Paetzel
Director of IT, iXsystems
Servers For Open Source

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