My FreeNAS box completely locked up during a file transfer. Initially I thought it was a Windows issue and started troubleshooting that, but apparently my Linux laptop doesn’t see the NAS either.
I verified that the ethernet cable works by connecting another machine and scanning my network for that one.
The NAS beeps correctly when I try to boot it, but I get no access via my browser and the NAS doesn’t respond when I press the power button to shut it off. I have to long-press it instead.
This makes me think it simply doesn’t boot into the OS, so I’m suspecting that the USB stick which houses the FreeNAS install has failed.
Can I boot the NAS from a new stick and import my (encrypted) pools to that one? If so, is there anything special I need to keep in mind?
I have several very recent backups, so data loss is not a concern. I prefer to solve it without resorting to backups though, copying 12TB over a Gigabit network is a PITA.
the relevant specs :
MoBo : Intel Server S1200V3RPS
CPU : i3-4170
RAM : 32GB (4x 8GB) Kingston ValueRAM DDR3-1333 ECC
HBA : LSI 9211-8i in IT mode
OS : FreeNAS on USB stick (plugged directly into MoBo)
Pool 1 : 2x Crucial MX200 250GB (mirrored)
Pool 2 : 4x Samsung 850PRO 256GB (RAIDZ)
Pool 3 : 7x WD Red 4TB (RAIDZ2, connected via HBA)