Today we will look at how to configure Windows share folder (CIFS/SMB service) on FreeNAS.
FreeNAS is a free and open-source software network-attached storage (NAS) system based on FreeBSD system. FreeNAS supports Windows, OS X and Unix clients and various virtualization hosts such as XenServer and VMware.FreeNAS supports the OpenZFS files system which provides data integrity checking to prevent data corruption, enable point in time snapshotting, replication and several levels of redundancy including striping, mirroring, striped mirrors (RAID 1+0), and three levels of RAID-Z.
To configure Windows share folder (CIFS/SMB service) on FreeNAS, please follow steps below:
1.Login to FreeNAS web administration:
2.Shortly i want show you some basic configuration below, You can set your own hostname,DNS and etc:
3.Then go to Storage->Volumes and click on Volume Manager , type Volume Name and click + to add available disk and click Add Volume:
4.You can set permission to that volume by clicking Permission (2):
5. To configure windows CIFS share navigate to Sharing->Windows(CIFS) and click Add Windows(CIFS) Share:
6. Browse the Volume path and click OK:
7. Click Yes on Enable service windows for enable CIFS service:
8. As you see below , we have created Windows CIFS share :
9. Now we can type IP address of FreeNas server to access CIFS share(\\172.16.171.203\):