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FreeNAS home share query

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi All, I'm playing around with a home freenas server. Set up a random rig with random parts just to test with before getting a proper setup. I'd like a few user accounts to have their own private home shares.

 

One thing that I've been wondering is what happens during a failure of the OS drive? Might be a stupid question but where is the data containing user account names and passwords actually stored, if at all? If you were forced to start from fresh with a new freenas OS, how would it know what your setup is on your actual storage drives and what accounts point to what home shares?

 

Or what would happen if there was some other problem with user accounts, how would data in the home area for individual users be accessed and pulled? I might be missing something here

 

Tia, Duck

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3 minutes ago, y3llowduk said:

Hi All, I'm playing around with a home freenas server. Set up a random rig with random parts just to test with before getting a proper setup. I'd like a few user accounts to have their own private home shares.

 

One thing that I've been wondering is what happens during a failure of the OS drive? Might be a stupid question but where is the data containing user account names and passwords actually stored, if at all? If you were forced to start from fresh with a new freenas OS, how would it know what your setup is on your actual storage drives and what accounts point to what home shares?

 

Or what would happen if there was some other problem with user accounts, how would data in the home area for individual users be accessed and pulled? I might be missing something here

 

Tia, Duck

You can save the configuration data to a file and upload it again if you ever have to reinstall. It will create all the users again.

 

If you're using Windows clients, set up the permissions using Windows and not using the *nix permissions. That will let you set up all the permissions in a sane manner. There are plenty of YouTube tutorials on that subject.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
27 minutes ago, AbydosOne said:

You can save the configuration data to a file and upload it again if you ever have to reinstall. It will create all the users again.

 

If you're using Windows clients, set up the permissions using Windows and not using the *nix permissions. That will let you set up all the permissions in a sane manner. There are plenty of YouTube tutorials on that subject.

Ah OK thanks

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