Oct2008 01

{mosimage}Please note, due adding many new features which have blown up the image size of FreeNAS it is not possible to upgrade to the latest 0.69b4 from previous installations if you have choosen the embedded OS/DATA installation mode. In this case you have to backup your data from the DATA partition and do a fresh installation.

Majors changes:

Upgrade to FreeBSD 6.4.

Upgrade rsync to 3.0.4.

Upgrade PHPMailer to 2.2.1.

Upgrade Transmission to 1.34.

Minors changes:

Add new attribute 'Temporary directory' to UPnP WebGUI to define a directory used to store temporary transcoded files.

Modify /etc/rc.d/samba script.

Add 'Who' combobox to RSYNC client/local jobs to select user which is used to execute this job.

Add 'Enable' checkbox to RSYNC client/local jobs to enable/disable them (FR 2123243).

Add hw.ata.to=15 to sysctrl to prevent 'TIMEOUT - WRITE_DMA' errors, e.g. when using APM for harddrives (FR 2101811).

Bug fixes:

Fix bug in zoneinfo port.

Remove Samba --with-utmp build parameter. It causes a crash when accessing shares (BR 2118240).

Fix bug in Samba Makefile which causes various problems, e.g. it was not possible to join an AD domain.

Permanent restrictions:

It is not possible to format a SoftRAID disk with MSDOS FAT16/32.

It is not possible to encrypt a disk partition, only complete disks are supported.

It is not possible to get seperate CPU stats per processor on SMP machines because FreeBSD does not support that feature.

Enable 'polling' on interfaces used by a LAGG interface will make it inoperable.

Known bugs:

If DHCP for IPv4 is used, the IPv6 statically configured DNS server will be override by the IPv4 DNS server.

Nov2006 21

FreeNAS 0.68 Released

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{mosimage}Olivier Cochard-Labbé, the FreeNAS main developer, writes "Major new features: new experimental geom raid 5 module, unison and lot's of bugs fixed."

Also, recently AMD donated a dual Opteron processor server, so they can now work on a special branch of FreeNAS optimized for AMD64. I'm an Intel guy, so that news doesn't overly affect me, but it's nice to know and good on AMD for stepping up like this.

Click here for the upgrade information or click the read more link below to read on about the full list of updates.

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