FreeNAS 9 – The Ultimate Quick Start Guide

When I first set out to build my NAS, I investigated a number of different options…. But one immediately stood out as the best – FreeNAS.  With a huge list of supported features, plugins abound, a gorgeous AND user friendly interface, and THE BEST documentation of a free software product that I have ever come across. They really have out done themselves at every turn with their software, FreeNAS is really so much more than just storage!

 

UPDATE:

FreeNAS 9.2  Has just been released and with it a BTSync plugin! Stay tuned for updates regarding some of the new features and plugins!! Check out the Upgrading Your FreeNAS section below for details on how to update your system!

 

So what can I do with FreeNAS?

  •  Create your Own NAS
  •  Setup a SFTP Server
  •  Setup a Plex/XBMC Media Server
  •  Setup a DLNA / iTunes Media Server
  •  Setup your own Personal Cloud Storage
  •  Setup Sabnzbd, CouchPotato & Sickbeard
  • And so much More!

For more functionality – Check out the FreeNAS website & Plugins!

 

Installing & Configuring FreeNAS 9.1

 

Click the arrow to expand a section….

Install FreeNAS from CD

1.)  Download the appropriate FreeNAS .ISO and Burn the Image to Disc.

2.)  During Boot-up Hit F12 to boot from CD-Rom ( Alternatively you can change the boot order in your Bios )

3.)  FreeNAS will then Begin to boot, You should be welcomed by the below Screen. Select  Install/Upgrade

FreeNAS_Install_Step1

 4.)  Select which storage device you wish to Install FreeNAS to.

  • The FreeNAS OS Takes up very little space, but will consume all available space. If possible, do not waste a Large HD on the FreeNAS Install!!
  • If installing to Flash Drive ( 4gb+) Make sure that the flash drive has been wiped clean.
  • For best possible performance – You will want to use a USB 3.0 Flash Drive in a USB 3.0 Port.

FreeNAS_Install_Step2

 5.)  After selecting a storage device to install to, You will recieve the following Warning before you Continue.

FreeNAS_Install_Step3

 6.)  After several minutes, you should get the following screen, notifying you that your install was a success!! Hit OK to continue, Reboot your machine and remove the FreeNAS Install Disc.

FreeNAS_Install_Step4

 7.)  If everything went well, You should reach the following screen after the reboot. FreeNAS is administered and accessible via it’s Web UI – Go ahead and type the IP address it displays from another PC’s browser to make sure you can access your brand-new FreeNAS server!

FreeNAS_Install_Step5

 8.)  Before you get too excited.. I strongly advise setting a Static IP address before diving any further into the Web Front-End.

Manually Setting an IP Address from the Console Menu

Install FreeNAS to USB Flash Drive 

(You don’t need a CD drive and when IMG is done, you can plug into server and you are up and running)
1. Download 7-zip(http://www.7-zip.org/) and Win32DiskImager(https://launchpad.net/win32-image-writer)
2. Install the two above programs.
3. Extract FreeNAS with 7-zip.
4. Write IMG to USB using Win32DiskImager.
5. Plug completed USB into server and you are good to go.

Posted by “FishinFiend” @ http://forums.freenas.org/

Initial Setup

Setting an Admin Password

Upon First Logging into Your FreeNAS Web GUI, You may notice the blinking red alert symbol in the top right hand corner of your screen. If you hover over the alert, it will inform you that you need to set a password for your Admin account.

FirstLogin_Set_Password

In order to get rid of that annoying blinking red alert (and Secure your NAS…which is kind of important too), Go to:  Account > Admin Account > Change Password

FreeNAS_ChangeAdminPW_2

Network - Global Configuration

1.) Browse to:  Network > Global Configuration

2.)  Make sure to Add your NameServer & Default Gateway.( Probably your Routers IP address )

FreeNAS_Network_Global2

Users & Groups

  • Account > Users > Add User

FreeNAS_Create_User

  • Account > Groups > Add Group

FreeNAS_Create_Group

For Most Users, You will want to follow the above templates for User & Group Creation. Please see the very detailed FreeNAS Documentation For an In-Depth Look at Setting up Users & Groups.

Creating Periodic SnapShots

A periodic snapshot task allows you to schedule the creation of read-only versions of ZFS volumes and datasets at a given point in time. Snapshots can be created quickly and, if little data changes, new snapshots take up very little space. For example, a snapshot where no files have changed takes 0 MB of storage, but if you change a 10 GB file it will keep a copy of both the old and the new 10 GB version. Snapshots provide a clever way of keeping a history of files, should you need to recover an older copy or even a deleted file. For this reason, many administrators take snapshots often (e.g. every 15 minutes), store them for a period of time (e.g. for a month), and store them on another system (e.g. using Replication Tasks). Such a strategy allows the administrator to roll the system back to a specific time or, if there is a catastrophic loss, an off-site snapshot can restore the system up to the last snapshot interval.

Before you can create a snapshot, you need to have an existing ZFS volume. These can be created in Storage → Volumes → ZFS Volume Manager.

  • Storage > Periodic Snapshots > Add Snapshot

FreeNAS_Snapshots

For Most Users, You will want to follow the above templates for creating periodic snapshots( Your frequency may differ, based on your needs! ). Please see the very detailed FreeNAS Documentation For an In-Depth Look at Setting up Periodic Snapshots.

Creating a System Volume

  • Storage > Volumes > ZFS Volume Manager

FreeNAS_AddVolume

Creating DataSets

After Creating your Volume, your next step will be to create a set of Logical Datasets that you can then Setup your Shares to Point to.  For this example I have created 2 Datasets – Backups & Media Store.

  • Storage > View Volumes > Highlighting your Main volume > Select Create ZFS Dataset

FreeNAS_Creating_DataSet

After the Data set is created – Highlight it and Select Change Permissions. In the example below, I’ve set the User (root) & Group(wheel) to have the following levels of access. This is how you will be setting user access permissions in your File structure going forward! ( This is important for SFTP remote access later )

FreeNAS_DataSet_Permissions2

For an In-Depth Look at Setting up Datasets, Please see the very Detailed FreeNAS Documentation.

Creating Shares

Apple - Creating A AFP Share

Browse to: 

  • Sharing > Windows > Add Apple(AFP) Share

FreeNAS_AddAFS_Share

If you haven’t already done so, You will need to Enable the AFS Service.  Services > Control Services

FreeNAS_ControlServices_AFS

Unix - Creating A NFS Share

Browse to: 

  • Sharing > Windows > Add Unix (NFS) Share

FreeNAS_AddNFS_Share

 If you haven’t already done so, You will need to Enable the NFS Service.  Services > Control Services

FreeNAS_ControlServices_NFS

 

Windows - Creating A CIFS Share

Browse to:

  • Sharing > Windows > Add Windows(CIFS) Share

FreeNAS_AddCIFS_Share

 If you haven’t already done so, You will need to Enable the CIFS Service.  Services > Control Services

FreeNAS_ControlServices_CIFS

 

For Most Users, You will want to accept the Default Configuration( As shown in the above screenshots) When Creating a Share.  For an In-Depth Look at Setting up Shares, Please see the very Detailed FreeNAS Documentation.

Accessing your CIFS Share

There are a few different ways to go about accessing your newly created FreeNAS Filestructure. I’ve detailed 3 different ways to access your Data Below!

 

In Windows Explorer Simply enter: \\{freenas ip address}

FreeNAS_wackwack

Or You can Map the Network Share:  Start > Computer > Map Network Drive

FreeNAS_MapNetworkDrive

Alternatively, If you have FTP Configured on your FreeNAS box – You can Map the FTP Site! ( which is personally, my  favorite Method ) In the Above Screenshot – Click on
“Connect to a Web Site that you can use to store your documents and pictures.” Then follow the given prompts of the Add Location Wizard.

FreeNAS_FTPMapped

 

Advanced Features

 

Upgrading your FreeNAS System

If you are currently running an older version of FreeNAS, I strongly encourage you to upgrade to 9.1! Many improvements to the Web GUI and user experience in general have been made. Not only that, but it will make following this Guide much easier as well!

1.)  Download The Latest GUI Upgrade @ FreeNAS.org

2.) Then Download & Install HashCalc.

3.)  Run HashCalc Against your FreeNAS-9.1.1-RELEASE-x86.GUI_Upgrade.txz File and copy the resulting Hash.

FreeNAS_HashCalc

4.) Next, Browse to  System > Settings > Advanced > Firmware Upgrade

5.) Choose the Default option @ Step 1 and continue. At step 2 you will want to browse to your .txz file and paste in your Hash code from step 3.

FreeNAS_FirmwareUpdate

6.)  Finally, Hit Apply Update and Let the update run. It will reboot after the upgrade and you will be welcomed by a brand spanking new version of FreeNAS!

Setting Up FTP

1.)  Go to: Services > Control Services > Enable FTP

2.)  Then:  Services > FTP

 FreeNAS_FTP_v2

3.)  Once Configured you should then be able to Browse to your FreeNAS FTP site @  ftp://[freenas ip address}

 

Notes:

  • While it is possible to configure FTP for remote access - The FreeNAS community discourages the practice(and for good reason). If you are looking to use FTP for Remote Access, Please see SFTP use under my SSH & SFTP section of the guide.
  • For advanced configuration and Setup of FTP, Please see the FreeNAS Documentation on FTP.

SSH & SFTP

Enabling SSH opens up 2 very important features for us, SFTP & SSH access via Putty. Simply enabling SSH under the services section will allow you to Putty into your FreeNAS server.

  • Services > Control Services

FreeNAS_SSH_v2

 

Web Browsers will not support the SFTP protocol out of the box. However if you use Firefox, there is an awesome Extension named FireFTP. Otherwise there are 2 great FTP Standalone Clients- CyberDuck or FileZilla are great alternatives. Once you have decided upon how to access your SFTP FreeNAS Server – Go ahead and enter your credentials and connect! FreeNAS_CyberDuck_SFTP

Once you have successfully connected internally, We need to make sure that our file structure is locked down before we open it up to the World Wide Web! Please Read the “CHRooting command line SFTP Users” Section Here.

 

If you encounter the following Error:
fatal: bad ownership or modes for chroot directory component “/mnt/RAID

Try running the following Commands:

Warning
Take the time to Double check User account security Before proceeding!! You have been warned :D

 

If you wish to setup SFTP for remote access – You will need to Find your External IP Address & Setup Port forwarding on your router to your STATIC FreeNAS Internal IPaddress.

FreeNAS_PortForwarding_v2

You should now be able to SFTP into your FreeNAS Server outside of your network using your External IP address.  If you don’t care for entering (or remembering) your External IP address – Take a look at the DDNS Section Below!

For advanced configuration and Setup of SSH, Please see the FreeNAS Documentation on SSH.

Setting up your own Cloud Storage

This section will be covered in a future Post :D

Check out my latest post on BitTorrent Sync.

Dynamic DNS

1.)  If you haven’t Already… Find your External IP Address!

2.)  Register a Free DDNS Account @ http://freedns.afraid.org/

3.)  Go to:  Services > Dynamic DNS

FreeNAS_DDNS

4.)  After you have entered your DDNS info, Open your browser and Browse to your new FreeNAS DNS name!

 

Plugins

 

Setup a Plex Server

1.)  Browse to the Plugins section of FreeNAS, Highlight the Plex Media Server Plugin and Install.

2.)  After the Plugin is installed, Make Sure to change the Service Status to ON.

FreeNAS_Plugins_Plex

3.)  Now that our Plex Plugin is installed – It’s time to Setup Storage for Plex.

  • Jails > Plex > Storage > Add Storage

FreeNAS_Plex_AddStorage

4.) Now it’s time  to Login and Check it out!

  • Plugins  > PlexMediaServer

5.)  When prompted, Click here to continue to your PlexMediaServer GUI.

FreeNAS_Plex

6.)  If you haven’t already, Create an Account and Login to Start Configuring Plex!

Notes:

  • If you are having difficulty logging into your plex server, Make sure that the port you’re utilizing isn’t being blocked!
  • Also, Check your E-mail that you signed up with to Finish the Account creation process.

BitTorrent Sync

With the release of 9.2, they added a ton of awesome plugins. But this is the one I’m most excited about, If you follow my blog you may have noted just how much I love BTSync. If you aren’t familiar with BTSync, It can probably best be summarized with a few words from my BTSync post:

There are a number of different options available to you for backing up your important information on your phone….but Bit-Torrent Sync is the first app that I’ve seen that does it so damn well. Bit-Torrent Sync is able to sync the photos, video or music on your phone and your PC effortlessly. It’s easy to setup and configure and it makes managing your constantly changing media library on your mobile device a “Set it and forget it” task.

Installing BTSync

1.)  Browse to the Plugins section of FreeNAS, Highlight the BitTorrent Sync Plugin and Install.

2.)  After the Plugin is installed, Make Sure to change the Service Status to ON.

FreeNAS_BTSync_On

3.)  Now that our BTSync Plugin is installed – It’s time to Setup Storage for BitTorrent Sync.

  • Jails > BTSync > Storage > Add Storage

FreeNAS_BTSync_AddMedia

4.) Now it’s time  to Login and Check it out!

  • Plugins  > BTSync

5.)  When prompted, Click here to continue to your BTSync GUI.

FreeNAS_BTSync_PluginsHere

6.) You should then be greeted by the BTSync web GUI.

FreeNAS_BTSync_WebGUI

Configuring BTSync

1.) From the BTSync Web GUI you want to select Add a Folder. Then select the storage destination you selected earlier (should be /media in most cases) And then Generate a Secret Code.

FreeNAS_BTSync_AddFolder

(Make sure to Note the Secret Code generated!!)

2.) Then on your Apple or Android Phone, browse to your app store and install: BitTorrent Sync

3.)  Open up your BitTorrent Sync Application on your phone, and Create a New Sync or Backup Process.

  • Sync: 2-way sync process
  • Backup: Syncs your selected phone folder files to your PC only.

Screenshot_Phone_CreateSyncProcess

4.) Select the folder that you would like to sync on your phone and enter your Secret Code from Step #1. (Make sure to Check “Automatic Sync“)

Screenshot_BitTorrentSync_NewSync

5.) Rinse and repeat to effortlessly sync all your important data on your phone! Below is section take from a previous post of mine detailing folder locations. I currently don’t have an apple device to verify all the important file locations needed – It would be great if any iphone users could post the info in the comments!!

So Where Are My Media Files Stored?

Android

Photos & Videos

It is important to note that different applications that leverage your phones camera can and will place photos taken with said application in special folders, check and make sure that all of your photos show up after the sync!

/mnt/sdcard/DCIM/Camera /mnt/extSdCard/DCIM/Camera

 

ScreenShots /mnt/sdcard/Pictures/Screenshots

Music /mnt/sdcard/Music /mnt/extSdCard/Music

 

Apple

Photos /var/mobile/Media/DCIM

SABnzdb

Installing SABnzdb

1.)  Browse to the Plugins section of FreeNAS, Highlight the SABnzdb Server Plugin and Install.

2.)  After the Plugin is installed, Make Sure to change the Service Status to ON.

3.)  Browse to:  Jails > SABnzdb > Storage > Add Storage

FreeNAS_SAB_Storage2

4.)  Next go to:  Jails > SABnzdb > Edit

5.)  Note the IP Address displayed under  IPV4 Address

6.) Finally, Browse to  Plugins > SABnzdb

7.)  You will then be told to Browse to http://SABnzdb_IP_address:8080 to access this Plugin.

Configuring SABnzdb

1.)  Upon going to your SAB WEbUI for the first time you will be greeted by a Wizard. If you do not already have a UseNet Account Setup, You will want to go ahead and get one before continuing. (I personally recommend UsenetServer)

2.)  Fill In as much information as you can for now, After you have completed the wizard you will arrive at the SAB Home Page. Once Here, Go ahead and click Config in the top left corner.

3.)  Config > General

FreeNAS_SAB_General2

4.)  Config > Folders

FreeNAS_SAB_Folders2

5.)  Config > Servers (For Maximum Security, I have setup SSL with my Provider. – You should be doing the Same!!)

FreeNAS_SAB_Servers

6.)  After you have configured the above sections which are vital to getting SAB working – I recommend configuring the following:

  • Sorting
  • Categories
  • Notifications

 

Notes:

  • If you are using SABnzbd to sort and profile your downloads – Make sure you are not using CP or Sickbeard as well!
  • Half the issues I encountered when configuring SAB, CP, Sickbeard & Plex – stemmed from permission or pathing issues. Something to be aware of when troubleshooting!

SickBeard

Installing SickBeard

1.)  Browse to the Plugins section of FreeNAS, Highlight the SickBeard Server Plugin and Install.

2.)  After the Plugin is installed, Make Sure to change the Service Status to ON.

3.)  Browse to:  Jails > SickBeard > Storage > Add Storage

FreeNAS_SickBeard_Storage

4.)  Next go to:  Jails > SickBeard> Edit

5.)  Note the IP Address displayed under  IPV4 Address

6.) Finally, Browse to  Plugins > SickBeard

7.)  You will then be told to Browse to http://SickBeard_IP_address:8081 to access this Plugin.

Configuring SickBeard

1.) Once you Hit the SickBeard HomePage go to:  Config > Search Settings

2.) Add your SABnzdb account info.

FreeNAS_SickBeard_SearchSettings3.) Next go to:  Config > Search Providers

FreeNAS_SickBeard_SearchProviders4.) Finally, If you have Plex setup and configured already – I recommend Setting up a Notification: Config > Notifications

FreeNAS_SickBeard_Plex

CouchPotato

Update:
I haven’t had any success with actually getting CP v1.0 to work… – After hours of research… I was able to get CouchPotato Working by upgrading CP to the latest version on the FreeBSD Platform. After You have setup v1.0 that is included in the FreeNAS 9.1 Plugins Section – Go ahead and continue on to the CP upgrade instructions!

Installing The CouchPotato Plugin

1.)  Browse to the Plugins section of FreeNAS, Highlight the CouchPotato Server Plugin and Install.

2.)  After the Plugin is installed, Make Sure to change the Service Status to ON.

3.)  Browse to:  Jails > CouchPotato > Storage > Add Storage

FreeNAS_CouchPotato_AddStorage

4.)  Next go to:  Jails > CouchPotato > Edit

5.)  Note the IP Address displayed under  IPV4 Address

6.) Finally, Browse to  Plugins > Couchpotato.

7.)  You will then be told to Browse to http://CouchPotato_IP_address:5050 to access this Plugin.

Update CouchPotato

1.)  Turn off your CP Plugin

2.)   Create a CIFS Share that points to your Jail Volume. ( /mnt/volume1/jails )

3.)  Next browse to your Couchpotato Install Folder:

 

4.)  Delete the the Contents of the CouchPotato Folder.

5.) Download the Latest Version of  CPhttps://github.com/RuudBurger/CouchPotatoServer/

6.) Finally Copy the Contents of the Unzipped version of CP into your CouchPotato Directory

7.) Reboot your PC and you should be all set!

 

Note About the New version of CP!

  • Nzb Providers & Torrent Providers are now found under the  Searcher category in settings
  • Turning CP off in the Plugins section no longer works for me….

Configuring CouchPotato

The following configuration assumes you are using SABnzbd as your downloader, as such you will not have any need for Torrents. So we will be disabling them all so they do not consume Resources :D

1.)  Under Settings > Searcher – You will want to configure your .Nzb Providers as follows….

FreeNAS_CouchPotato_Searcher

2.)  Next, We will want to Setup CP to point to SABnzbd. (Note: If you do not have SAB running on https – your port will be :8080! )

FreeNAS_CouchPotato_Downloader

 

The above Screenshots demonstrate the 2 key configuration fields, Renamer, Notifications, etc…  Are fairly straight forward. However, If you are using SABnzbd for post-processing – DO NOT configure Renamer in CP!

DLNA Setup

1. Click on Plugins on top of screen.
2. Click on DLNA/UPnP
3. Click Install
4. A box should pop up and then click OK
5. After done installing, Click on Jails on top of screen.
6. Click on Jails on top of screen next to Plugin.
7. Select dlna_1.
8. Click Add Storage on bottom of screen.
9. Under Source, Browse for the location you have your all your media stored and select it.
10. Under Destination, Browse for the Media folder and select it.
11. Click OK.
12. On the left side of screen, expand Plugins.
13. Click on MiniDLNA
14. Under Friendly name, name what you want to call your DLNA server.
15. Browse for Media in the Media directory
16. Checkmark Rescan on (re)start.
17. Click OK.
18. Click on Plugins on top of the screen again.
19. Slide the slider next to the plugin MiniDLNA to ON, if not on.
Now you should be able to access your media in WMP and any other device that is DLNA certified.
Note: If you do not see your media, just turn the plugin off and back on again.

Posted by  “fishinfiend” @ http://forums.freenas.org

Media Server For iTunes(Firefly)

1. Click on Plugins on top of screen.
2. Click on mt-daapd
3. Click Install
4. A box should pop up and then click OK
5. After done installing, Click on Jails on top of screen.
6. Click on Jails on top of screen next to Plugin.
7. Select mt-daapd_1.
8. Click Add Storage on bottom of screen.
9. Under Source, Browse for the location you have your all your media stored and select it.
10. Under Destination, Browse for the Media folder and select it.
11. Click OK.
12. On the left side of screen, expand Plugins.
13. Click on Firefly.
14. Under Servername, change the name to what you want it to be.
15. Make sure Mp3 dir is set to Media.
16. Checkmark Always scan if not already.
17. Click OK.
18. Click on Plugins on top of the screen again.
19. Slide the slider next to the plugin FieFly to ON.
Now you should be able to access your media in Itunes.

Posted by  “fishinfiend” @ http://forums.freenas.org

 

If you are still fairly new to FreeNAS and are still trying to wrap your head around what all these plugins do, I strongly recommend Reading TotalHTPCs Usenet Guide that covers – CouchPotato, Sickbeard, Sabnzbd & Headphones in great Detail.

 

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  • http://sethtipton.wordpress.com/ sethtipton

    Thanks for the guide! I did everything you described in an effort to setup sickbeard and SABnzbd for now. I used to run them on a windows7 machine and I am wondering how to go about using the autoprocesstv scripts. I did not see them in any directory so I uploaded them manually. I told SAB where they were but it doesn’t run. I am also aware that I need to set up categories but when I try that, I don’t see the category column while downloading so I think that’s my main problem.

    • Rionoskae

      Glad you liked the guide Sethtipton… I personally haven’t had to use any scripts to process new TV downloads so I’m not sure off the top of my head.

      If you want to send me an e-mail of what you see when trying to to add a category I’d be happy to take a look. I’ll have to double check if I notice a Category during downloads as well…

      If you figure it out – Let me know and I’ll try to address the issue in the guide :)

    • Rionoskae

      Just checked my config – I have categories and sorting enabled on SAB. Shoot me an e-mail via my Contact Page and I’d be happy to send you some screenshots.

  • Alex

    Excellent guide. Thanks

  • The Gooch

    Where is the guide? None of the links are clickable

    • Rionoskae

      You just have to click each arrow next to the Section Title.

      If you aren’t seeing them, it is probably a browser compatibility issue with the collapse plugin I use. I’ve tested it to be working in the latest versions of Firefox, Chrome and IE. What browser are you using?

      Update:
      Also just tested it in latest version of Safari(for windows), Opera and the Android Browser…

      If you are having problems viewing it, you should just have to update to the latest browser of your choice :D

  • Andy

    Awesome guide, thanks so much for writing it up. It’s nice to have so much information in one place.

  • Mike

    For the BTSync storage configuration I can see that the Source location points to my Storage volumes. But why is the destination set to /Media within the BTSync Jails / Plugin? Are files simply copied from the plugin (/Media) to the Storage volumes once the file has completely synced?

    • Rionoskae

      Mike,

      Essentially you are creating a link. Since the plugin Jails are their own small virtual BSD system. You can read more about how jails work @ http://doc.freenas.org/index.php/Jails

      Since you don’t want duplicate data taking up space everywhere, you tell BTSync and it’s /media folder to link to your /mnt/Raid/backup/btsync folder.

      ~Cheers

  • Zack

    Trying to setup permissions for the plugins sickbeard / couchpotato.

    I’ve read almost everythread google / the forums have but haven’t really found a solution yet.

    I’m assuming it’s the data here: (Jail name)/usr/pbi/xxxxxxxxxx

    I tried:

    chown -R guest:guest /usr/pbi/sickbeard-amd64/*
    chown -R guest:guest /usr/pbi/couchpotato-amd64/*
    But I couldn’t get it working.

    Or would I have to chmod 777 the folders?

    • http://everyday-tech.com/about-the-author/ Ryan Siegel

      Zack,

      Sorry to hear you are so many problems with permissions…Although I’m not sure why exactly you are looking to change the default permissions to be honest. Everything worked for me right out of the box.

      I would simply delete the plugins and re-add them. Then set them back up using my guide. They should “Just work”. If you are talking about setting the permissions so that you can access the volume/share – You can do that simply by going to volumes > Change permissions (check set recursively)

      I would like to offer up more advice, but I’m unsure of the root issue here… What specifically are you having permission issues with? Are they just not able to see each other on your network? Or is it something else?

  • HansFranz

    Hi Ryan,

    thank you for this very helpful tutorial.
    I’m completely new to FreeNAS and FreeBSD.

    Would it be possible to provide this document as a pdf?
    I would like to have it on my “offline” readers like ipad, kindle etc.

    Thanks and best regards,
    HansFranz

    • http://everyday-tech.com/about-the-author/ Ryan Siegel

      Certainly possible, although it will take a little bit of extra work due to the expand scripts I use.
      ( so the post isn’t 50 pages… )

      Appreciate the suggestion – and it is something I’ve considered. However, I don’t have any plans in the near future to add .pdf formats of my guides. Down the road though it is something I would like to see happen.