FreeNAS vs. FreeBSD?

aurfalien aurfalien at
Sun Oct 27 15:07:00 UTC 2013


I'm evaling both as well as other ZFS centric distros.

If you want GUI management for ZFS, then FreeNAS is the ticket.  Even compared to Nappit, FreeNAS is the winner in my opinion.

FreeBSD/NAS are largely the same.  There 9.1.1 rel is more like FreeBSD 9.2.

But if you are fine with CLI ZFS admin, then why switch?

There documentation is amazing, hats off to there team for sure.

- aurf
On Oct 27, 2013, at 7:16 AM, C. P. Ghost wrote:

> Hello,
> up until now, I'm used to run FreeBSD on SuperMicro servers
> with ZFS-over-GELI. Works like a charm, and I'm comfortable
> with it w.r.t. administration and so on.
> Now I'm wondering what's the difference to FreeNAS.
> Does FreeBSD endorse FreeNAS (there's no port to FreeNAS
> in the ports tree, that's why I ask), or is it a completely
> different and independent project of unknown quality
> and reputation? Would you advise to keep using FreeBSD
> or should I give FreeNAS a try?
> I know this belongs more to a FreeNAS mailing list, but I'd
> like to know what FreeBSD users think and recommend.
> TIA,
> cpghost.
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