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Date:      Thu, 17 May 2012 13:29:37 -0700
From:      Chuck Swiger <>
To:        lpeth <>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD Server
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On May 17, 2012, at 10:22 AM, lpeth wrote:
> I have a 8core, 32 GB ram server I built myself. AMD cpu, with Supermicro motherboard. I want to use FreeNAS as a database system, and I'm wondering what it will cost to use FreeBSD with FreeNAS. I see the Version I would like is $40 for a four CD set, but that does not mean I get to use the server version of it. What is the server version going  to cost?

FreeBSD is intended as a server platform; there isn't a different consumer and server version, although you can tune the platform for specific tasks if you like.

FreeBSD CD/DVD images are freely available for download; see:

FreeNAS is a modified version of FreeBSD, which comes preconfigured for ZFS and filesharing; as far as I can tell, their CD/DVD images are also freely available:

...but you can pay a publisher for a copy instead of downloading, if you prefer.


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