TrueNAS CORE 12.0 has launched, pushing FreeNAS into its grave

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TrueNAS CORE 12.0 has launched, pushing FreeNAS into its grave

TrueNAS CORE 12.0 has launched, pushing FreeNAS into its grave

Last week, iXsystems launched TrueNAS CORE 12, the company's first production version of TrueNAS CORE. FreeNAS is now obsolete, and TrueNAS CORE is its successor. 

To simplify their development structure and reduce their operating costs, iXsystems has decided to merge FreeNAS and TrueNAS to create TrueNAS Core and TrueNAS Enterprise. 

Like FreeNAS, TrueNAS CORE will be free to use, and users will be glad to know that TrueNAS will support more features than FreeNAS and should receive more frequent updates. Better still, TrueNAS will also feature better hardware support for AMD's Ryzen and EPYC processors, giving users stronger system performance than FreeNAS. 

TrueNAS CORE has replaced FreeNAS, and TrueNAS CORE now acts as the free tier of TrueNAS. FreeNAS fans can use a FreeNAS UI theme if they want to keep the brand alive on their home servers. 

Unlike prior versions of TrueNAS CORE, version 12 is an official release, addressing 30 bugs which were present within their final release candidate version. TrueNAS CORE is no longer a beta product, which means that the OS is now ready for home server use.  

TrueNAS 12.0 now supports all of the features of OpenZFS 2.0, bringing with it all of the features of the updated file system. As the name suggests, TrueNAS is designed for home servers, featuring support for encryption, two-factor authentication, and a range of other high-end NAS features.  

NAS builders can download TrueNAS CORE 12 here

TrueNAS CORE 12.0 has launched, pushing FreeNAS into its grave  

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Most Recent Comments

26-10-2020, 08:52:21

Triggered the upgrade from web UI and everything went swimmingly without extra input needed. FreeNAS 11.3-U4 to TrueNAS 12.0-RELEASE, that is.

I'm running shares and VMs there, so not the most complicated setup, but still impressed. Quote

26-10-2020, 09:48:54

The upgrade at work from FreeNAS 11.3-U5 to TrueNAS 12 went off without a problem. I haven't upgraded my home server yet, but hopefully it goes as smoothly.Quote

26-10-2020, 10:28:41

I'm going to be setting up my NAS soon. Has been a long time coming. I am embarrassed by how long I have had hardware here.Quote

26-10-2020, 10:39:25

Thanks for the heads up. Not even had time to run mine lately tbh. I will update it though when I fire it up next/ /adds to list of things to do.Quote

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