Hello! I have been running FreeNAS for a couple of years now but I feel like it has started to limit me on what I can and want to do with it.
People say that a NAS should be just a NAS but I disagree. I would like to be able to run docker, maybe a VM or two, have support for “obscure” hardware like FusionIO. I never really liked jails and the networking stack has been problematic for me. Heck, even L1T switched from FreeNAS to Fedora to have more options.
I am looking for something Linux based, probably not very heavily customized so that I can install device drivers and commonly used software.
An HTML GUI is imperative. I have seen posts about common Linux distros with Ansible or Webmin being used as FreeNAS replacements or others switching to OpenMediaVault.
Of course I need ZFS support and I would really like encryption. I do have Geli encryption on my FreeNAS pool right now that I might be able to remove while keeping the data, but I do not know if I will be able to re-encrypt everything without wiping the data. Any advice on this will be really helpful.
At last, I would very much like some sort of ZFS GUI management as I don’t completely trust myself with ZFS and CLI but I know this is probably a stretch.
Are you running something like this? Do you have any advice/recommendations for me?
I dont know enough about it to know if it will or will not work for that. I dont use it that way. I stuck with unraid. I know it has some capacity for managing storage… but no idea if it works for zfs.