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Date:      Sun, 21 Aug 2011 11:33:38 -0400
From:      Daniel Staal <>
To:        Chris Brennan <>, FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   Re: ZFS and NFS or CIFS
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--As of August 19, 2011 1:43:23 AM -0400, Chris Brennan is alleged to have 

> I have several ZFS volumes set up on my FreeBSD 8.2 (32-bit) server at
> home and I am trying to figure out how to set up a NFS and/or CIFS share
> of the various volumes I have created and for the life of me, I can't
> figure it out. I don't really care which one or both right now (I should
> learn both). I just have tons and tons of data to move from my Windows
> desktop to this server and I'd like to use something other then SFTP,
> even over my LAN, it's very slow.
> Many thanks to anyone who can point me in the right direction...

--As for the rest, it is mine.

I've only tried NFS, but it's fairly easy.  Either of these are controlled 
by ZFS properties, set by the command `zfs set` with the property names 
being  'sharesmb' or 'sharenfs'.  The value of the property is the options 
you want to use for the share.

See `man zfs` for more detail, plus the docs for the type of share you 
decide to set up for the options.

Daniel T. Staal

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