I thought we should start a FreeNAS thread, since there will likely be more posts about it, and we definitely highjacked 'ICARRY2's' thread. Sorry about that ICARRY2, it wasn't intentional, just drifted off topic. I've been using FreeNAS since the .6.x versions which were based on FreeBSD 6. The FreeNAS versions .7.x are based on FreeBSD 7. The new version .8 series is the beginning of a Linux based system, it is supposedly very similar but some things like the FreeBSD7 128 bit ZFS file system will not be available in the .8 series. I tried OpenFiler and some others but liked FreeNAS better, and since I have two webservers running FreeBSD plus a FreeBSD box here on my LAN it was a natural for me. I had petitioned the boss for a ReadyNAS box, but it was denied as it would be at least $450 depending on the drives, and as was pointed out I already bought two wide screen monitors for my desk that fiscal period. Bean counters have no imagination or tolerance for goodies. So I said to myself OK, I'll just build one from all this old crap I have sitting around. You know, the stuff that's too good to throw out, but not really good enough to use for anything. Even though they wouldn't spring for a ReadyNAS box they didn't mind asking for a FreeNAS if I had enough stuff to build them one as well. I managed to scrounge up enough stuff to build two more for them, and that opened the door so I could buy some more drives, since they needed some too. I can be devious at times....... Being such a minimal system FreeNAS doesn't have any 'man' pages for reference, but you can use the online FreeBSD handbook. It doesn't have some of the features of the full system, like jails, but what it does have uses standard FreeBSD convention. http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/handbook/ Wanna kill these ads? We can help!