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Limitations

Here are some limitations and interactions of NAS4Free:

Local User/Password feature is covered in this document. Additional notes are available in the changelog on the NAS4Free website.

  • UFS-formatted Storage drives are supported and will work with MS Windows accross the LAN.
  • UFS is the native NAS4Free filesystem: using other filesystem for data storage is not recommended.
  • FAT, NTFS and EXT2/3 can be used to transfer bulk data to an UFS formatted drive ONLY.
  • In NAS4Free versions below 9.0, only EXT2/3 revision 0 with Inode size of 128 bytes supported. Revision 1 uses a inode size of 256 bytes which is not supported by FreeBSD below version 8.2. When creating ext2/3 partitions, using 128 bytes via '-I 128' could solve this problem but the file system is permanently in 'not clean' state.
  • SCSI, PATA (IDE), SATA, CF and USB drives are supported.
  • NAS4Free's boot drive partition cannot be used as part of any RAID array. Only whole disks can be used to form a RAID array.
  • USB drives can be hot-plugged, but new external USB drives will need to be ADDED and MOUNTED, before using as described later in this guide.
  • Any drive (USB, ZIP, CD-Rom) MUST be first unmounted before removing it. A reboot could occur otherwise.

Major FreeBSD (underlying OS of NAS4Free) old bug:

Using CIFS/SMB to read/write any file(s) on a FAT32 drive partition is known to corrupt files!

documentation/setup_and_user_guide/limitations.txt · Last modified: 2014/02/19 14:29 (external edit)