FreeNAS: 0.69b3 (Shai-Hulud) released

Please note, due adding many new features which have blown
up the image size of FreeNAS it is not possible to upgrade
to the latest 0.69b3 from previous installations if you
have choosen the embedded OS/DATA installation mode.
In this case you have to backup your data from the DATA
partition and do a fresh installation.

Majors changes:
- Add nullfs.ko and unionfs.ko kernel modules.
- Display warning message when user is going to delete an software RAID or encrypted volume.
- Add 'Recursive', 'Times', 'Compress' and 'Archive' checkbox to RSYNC client/local WebGUI.
Also add 'Delete algorithm' option in RSYNC client/local WebGUI to specify deletion
algorithm when 'Delete' option has been choosen.
- Add 'Execute now' button in RSYNC client/local WebGUI. This button is only visible
if you edit existing RSYNC jobs (because of implementation reasons).
- Add nVidia nForce MCP on-board ethernet support.
- Add audio transcoding support to mt-daapd/firefly.
- Add audio/video transcoding support to fuppes.
Thanks to Thomas Gronsten for fine tuning the PS3 settings.
- Increase mfs_root size to 74MB (32bit) and 80MB (64bit).
- CTorrent BitTorrent client has been replaced by Transmission which includes a WebGUI.
- Upgrade inadyn-mt to 02.12.24.
- Add Network UPS tools 2.2.2 and WebGUI in 'Services|UPS'.
- Add bash to support better scripting capabilities for experts.
- Add 'Run now' button for CRON jobs (FR 2062970).
- Upgrade Samba to 3.0.32.
- Upgrade nano to 2.0.8.
- Add AFP3.2 (FPSyncDir) support to netatalk.
- Add patch (increase number of kernel page tables) to fix booting problem on
systems > 2GB RAM.

Minors changes:
- Add 'Send test email' button in 'System: Advanced: Email' to test current email settings.
- Display additional information when resetting WebGUI password (FR 2063008).
- Add 'Extra options' to SSH services WebGUI page (FR 2062665). This enables the
user to add additional options to /etc/ssh/sshd_config.
- Add 'Auxiliary parameters' to CIFS/SMB shares WebGUI. This enables the user to
add additional parameters to the shares' configuration in smb.conf.
- Add 'Auxiliary parameters' to 'Services|RSYNCD|Server|Settings' and
'Services|RSYNCD|Server|Module|Add/Edit' WebGUI. This enables the user to add
additional parameters to rsyncd.conf.
- Add 'Test email' option in 'Disks|Management|S.M.A.R.T.' which enables the sending
of a test email whenever the service (smartd) is started.
- Add comments to ISCSI extents/devices/targets (FR 2099023).
- Modify mt-daapd (iTunes) to stream WMA files.
- Add extra command 'rebuilddb', 'updatedb' and 'rebuildvcont' to /etc/rc.d/fuppes
script to rebuild database.
- Add WebGUI page to display state of all services. Click on 'Services' in the navigation bar.

Bug fixes:
- Add missing kernel modules required by mount_smbfs.
- Fix lagg interface initialization bug (BR 2003231). WebGUI was not accessible
after creating a lagg interface without assigning it to LAN or OPT asap before
- Modify misc /etc/rc.d scripts to allow customizing of their variables via /etc/rc.conf.
- Fix crash on AMD64 when trying to load fuse.ko kernel module.

Permanent restrictions:
- It is not possible to format a SoftRAID disk with MSDOS FAT16/32.
- It is not possible to encrypt a disk partition, only complete disks are supported.
- It is not possible to get seperate CPU stats per processor on SMP machines because
FreeBSD does not support that feature.

Known bugs:
- If DHCP for IPv4 is used, the IPv6 statically configured DNS server will be
overriden by the IPv4 DNS server.




Posted by Volker 2012-10-28

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