FreeBSD ZFS snapshots and "previous versions"

Dennis Steinkamp dennis at
Tue Mar 29 21:47:05 UTC 2016

I don`t need the convenience of a web interface like nappit or freenas 
In fact i see it as an oppurtunity to learn more about zfs when i don`t 
have the comfort of a nice and clean web interface.
Can you poiunt me in any specific direction of how to get this done 
through FreeBSD and Samba4?
I assume it doesn`T work out of the box and there is some special 
configuration required?

Do i need to export the snapshots directory  as a samba share to make 
this work or are there any special configuration directives i need to 

Thank you guys


Am 29.03.2016 um 18:39 schrieb Brandon J.Wandersee:
> Dennis Steinkamp writes:
>> That being said i got a few questions for you guys:
>> - Are OmniOS and FreeBSD are on the same ZFS version (or at least equal
>> feature wise)
>> - Am i able to build a prooduction stable zfs filer with freebsd that
>> supports zfs snapshots for windows clients the same way OmniOS does.
> You're looking for (a) a web interface users can access; and (b) Windows
> network mounts. Is that right? Or did I miss something?
> The current FreeBSD implementation of ZFS does not yet support native
> SMB/CIFS exports, but it is indeed possible to use SAMBA. As for the web
> interface, have a look at FreeNAS and NAS4Free. The former is developed
> by ix Systems; the latter is a community-driven project. Both are built
> on, yet independent of FreeBSD. FreeNAS is about to release a new
> version based on FreeBSD 10.3, which (as of today) is the latest
> production-ready release.
> And while I didn't look too closely at Napp-it/OmniOS, since it is
> Illumos-based I would guess it has a slightly newer ZFS/zpool version
> than FreeBSD does. But I would think FreeBSD almost certainly has
> everything you would expect to use in your day-to-day.

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