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[5]: Encryption
by dnebdal on Thu 9th Jun 2011 15:05 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Encryption"
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Well yes, but you'd be insane to run FreeBSD-CURRENT on a production storage array anyway, so your point is moot.

Not quite - it shows that it's already in there and just waiting for 9 to mature enough for a release. As of right now, it's quite stable - there are people using it in not-entirely-critical production, including me. (I've got a ZFS mirror with dedup and compression on a lab fileserver. It's just for working copies, but I honestly trust it more than how we store the reference copies.)

I didn't know about GELI. Thank you ;)

I think someone needs to make a "nice FreeBSD features you might not know about"-list. ;)
(I'd thrown in HAST as well - I don't use it, but I'd like to.)

Edited 2011-06-09 15:06 UTC

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