Linked by Rohan Pearce on Wed 8th Jun 2011 21:27 UTC
BSD and Darwin derivatives "FreeNAS is an open source operating system based on FreeBSD and, as its name implies, designed for networked storage. The project recently celebrated the release of FreeNAS 8, which racked up some 43,000 downloads in the first 48 hours after its release. I caught up with Josh Paetzel, director of IT at iXsystems and project manager for FreeNAS 8, to talk about the current state of the OS, what lies ahead for it, and the relationship to FreeNAS 0.7."
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RE[3]: Encryption
by dnebdal on Thu 9th Jun 2011 12:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Encryption"
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FreeBSD's current ZFS version (v15?) doesn't even support raidz3 and deduping, which was released quite some time back, so it certainly wouldn't be recent enough to support encryption.

Well, yes and no - FreeBSD-CURRENT (which will eventually be released as the 9.x branch) has had v28 since January. The stable branches (7.x and 8.x) are still on v15, though.

I have no idea when they'll import v30, but I expect it'll happen eventually. Alternatively, it's possible to combine ZFS with e.g. GELI to get an encrypted FreeBSD system today - so if they have enough man-hours, they can add that to FreeNAS instead of waiting.

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