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Date:      Thu, 17 May 2012 16:29:58 -0400 (EDT)
From:      Daniel Feenberg <>
To:        lpeth <>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD Server
Message-ID:  <Pine.GSO.4.64.1205171624580.1808@nber6>
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On Thu, 17 May 2012, lpeth wrote:

> FreeBSD
> Dear Sirs;
> 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?
> Sincerely,
> Mark T. Evans

FreeNAS is effectively a FreeBSD distribution emphasizing storage. It 
is open source and free of cost:

The CDs are nice, but you can download an ISO also. iXSystems have 
TrueNAS, which is costly. My understanding is that FreeNAS is a subset of 
TrueNAS. See:

for more information.

Daniel Feenberg

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