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FreeNAS is a free network-attached storage operation system, supporting CIFS (Samba), FTP, NFS, rsync, AFP protocols, iSCSI, S.M.A.R.T., local user authentication, and software RAID (0,1,5), with a web-based configuration interface.

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Photos.app Very Slow at Consolidating

I've had a referenced library of photos in Aperture for years, but after moving to Photos (2.0 on Sierra), I wanted to consolidate them so they could be on iCloud Photo Library along with the photos I ...
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Pairing Apple Wireless Keyboard to Mac Pro not running macOS

I'm running FreeNAS (basically customized version of FreeBSD) on a Mac Pro. I would like to use the Apple Wireless Keyboard vs having to tie up a USB port and deal with a corded keyboard. I do not ...
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Transferring and storing Photos Libraries via SMB on ZFS

I have a FreeNAS server, with an SMB share and "Windows" dataset. I am consolidating data, including Apple Photos libraries onto the FreeNAS server. However, as I copy the libraries off of the HFS+ ...
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Does macOS Sierra support Server Side Copy via SMB and/or AFP?

I'm using FreeNAS and it has the option to share data using SMB or AFP. Since I recently learned that AFP is being deprecated, I'm hesitant to use AFP but I'v read that AFP supports Server Side Copy ...
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Is AFP slated to be removed from future versions of macOS?

I have seen forum posts out in the wild that suggest that AFP is "dead". I have seen this question and this post that states SMB is now the "default" protocol for Apple sharing. I am using FreeNAS ...
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How to set boot device when it doesn't show in boot screen

I'm using my Mac Pro as a FreeNAS server. FreeNAS is based on FreeBSD, so I assumed it would play nice with Mac Pro, but it really doesn't as it relates to boot devices. FreeNAS will only boot IF you ...
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Is it possible to use a "Westmere" Mac Pro to run virual machines with FreeNAS?

I'm looking at a 2009 upgraded Mac Pro with 2 x 3.46 MHz "Westmere" processors with the intent to fill the drive bays (all six) with SATA drives and run FreeBSD-based FreeNAS. Version 11 of FreeNAS ...
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How do other Macs in the network see my Freenas 9.3 backup drive attached to iMac via Ethernet?

I have a Time Machine back up setup on a Freenas 9.3 server. It works really slowly via WiFi attached to my broadband router. So, I attached it directly to my iMac via Ethernet instead - a full backup ...
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Using "tmutil set destination -p" fails with a failure to save the password to the keychain

I've got a new FreeNAS setup, and I'm trying to get Time Machine backing up to it from both of my household's laptops. I've set up an AFP share for one of the datasets on the NAS and have got my ...
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Will HFS+ extended attributes be lost on FreeNAS?

I have FreeNAS server partially set up on an HP Microserver, but just realized that I may lose all my extended attribute metadata on the files that come from my Macs (which is what most of my ...
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FreeNAS, OS X Yosemite and automount

I've got FreeNAS 9.3 server (HP Microserver N54L) and connecting to it via NFS from my multiple OS X systems (running OS X Yosemite 10.10.1). I've always had low performance over the network (1Gig ...
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Why does Yosemite want to throw away all my backups?

Huh? “To improve reliability, ... will remove your existing backup history” Doesn't that kind of miss the point of having backups?? Time Machine is set to use a network share dedicated to that ...
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Sharing mounted FreeNAS volume

We have a FreeNAS in the office which we're using as an FTP server, but the speeds are incredibly slow for clients trying to download from it. When I tried downloading directly (via OS X ftp server) ...
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Trying to access remote FreeNAS AFP share halts system!

Trying to access a remote FreeNAS box, with AFP sharing set up. (AFP works fine over the LAN, just not over WAN.) From a remote location, if I go to Finder and Go>Connect to Server then enter afp:/...
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