As stated, an old Sony Vaio desktop refuses to boot from the USB stick that I created as a FreeNAS boot device. The Vaio, a VGC-RB43 is a desktop computer from several years back. Following the instructions for creating the FreeNAS boot device I booted the Vaio from the previously created FreeNAS CD and installed to the USB stick. That went well.
I started looking at - Is FreeNAS reliable?
I would have taken issue with TV10's comment : "longer than a UPS would handle it" (but I don't yet have a rating high enough to do so).
I am running a trial for this with a laptop (with 2GB mem) running FreeNAS with a USB powered 500GB drive - the laptop gives me some UPS type support, but I lost my zfs disk when FreeNAS hung on a shutdown - the fora a
FreeNAS, a free implementation of a minimal FreeBSD distribution, has just reached version 8.3.0.FreeNAS 8.3.0 has introduced a large number of functional changes in comparison with the 8.0.x branch.Highlights of FreeNAS 8.3.0:• ZFS can be manipulated from the CLI, and changes for supported items tracked by FreeNAS will be reflected in the GUI;• The GUI now supports active-passive multip
FreeNAS, a free implementation of a minimal FreeBSD distribution, has finaly reached version 9.2.1.After a few development version, the final version of FreeNAS 9.2.1 has arrived. If you followed the releases so for, you won't be surprised by the changes and features.