FreeNAS Notes


Read the Community Hardware Guide to pick my components this time. Cheap shit causes headaches and I expect this build to last me a while.


Ran smartctl short, conveyance, and long test with an ArchLinux ISO. Two more resources on drive testing. Ran about 10 rounds of memtest86 on the memory.



Node Version Manager

# Install NVM
curl -o- | bash

# Install gmake
pkg install gmake

# Export compilers
export CC=cc
export CXX=c++

# Install a version
nvm install v12.14.0

Mounting NTFS Drives and Copying Things

Needed to copy some media out for mum to a Micro SD card.

# See the status of loaded modules

# Install the FUSE package for NTFS. Seemed to ship with FreeNAS 11 so
# I didn't have to do this...
pkg install fusefs-ntfs

# Load the FUSE module
kldload fuse

# Show all the disks and their partitions.
gpart show

=>       63  970563521  da2  MBR  (463G)
         63       1985       - free -  (993K)
       2048  970561536    1  ntfs  (463G)

# The "1" refers to the partition. Make sure it's formatted NTFS
file -s /dev/da2s1

# Mount it
ntfs-3g /dev/da2s1 /mnt/windows

# Unmount it
unmount /mnt/windows

rsync Issues

Would see this in a Jail with mounted volumes:

rsync: mkstemp  failed: Operation not permitted

‘Solved’ by adding --acls --no-perms to the rsync command. Don’t use --archive when dealing with custom ACLs.

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UniFi Controller

It’s all here /usr/local/share/java/unifi