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SCALE Tutorials

This guide collects various how-tos for both simple and complex tasks using primarily the TrueNAS web interface. Tutorials are organized parallel to the TrueNAS web interface structure and grouped by topic. Tutorials are living articles and continually updated with new content or additional in-depth tutorials that guide in unlocking the full potential of TrueNAS.

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TrueNAS SCALE Tutorials

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    • Top Toolbar: Tutorials about options available from the TrueNAS SCALE top toolbar.

    • Dashboard: Tutorials related to using the TrueNAS SCALE Dashboard.

    • Storage: Tutorials for configuring the various features contained within the Storage area of the TrueNAS SCALE web interface.

      • Import Pool: Provides information on ZFS importing for storage pools in TrueNAS SCALE. It also addresses GELI-encrypted pools.

      • Disks: Articles with instructions for managing, replacing, and wiping disks.

      • Create Pool: Provides background considerations and a simple tutorial on creating storage pools in TrueNAS SCALE.

      • Fusion Pools: Provides information on setting up and using fusion pools.

      • Managing Pools: Provides instructions on managing storage pools, VDEVs, and disks in TrueNAS SCALE.

    • Datasets: Tutorials for creating and managing datasets in TrueNAS SCALE.

    • Shares: Tutorials for configuring the various data sharing features in TrueNAS SCALE.

      • AFP Migration: Provides information on migrating AFP shares from CORE to SCALE.

      • Block Shares (iSCSI): Describes the iSCSI protocol and has tutorials for various configuration scenarios.

      • Adding NFS Shares: Provides instructions on adding NFS shares, starting NFS service, and accessing the share.

      • Multiprotocol Shares: Provides instructions on setting up SMB and NFSv4 mixed-mode shares.

      • Windows Shares (SMB): Provides information on SMB shares and instruction creating a basic share and setting up various specific configurations of SMB shares.

    • Data Protection: Tutorials related to configuring data backup features in TrueNAS SCALE.

      • Managing Scrub Tasks: Provides instruction on running scrub and resilver tasks.

      • Cloud Sync Tasks: Tutorials for configuring and managing data backups to from TrueNAS to various 3rd party Cloud Service Providers.

      • Configuring Rsync Tasks: Provides instructions on adding rsync tasks with two methods, SSH connection and module.

      • Adding Periodic Snapshot Tasks: Provides instructions on creating periodic snapshot tasks in TrueNAS SCALE.

      • Creating VMWare Snapshots: Provides instructions for creating ZFS snapshots when using TrueNAS as a VMWare datastore.

      • Managing S.M.A.R.T. Tests: Provides instructions on running S.M.A.R.T. tests manually or automatically, using Shell to view the list of tests, and configuring the S.M.A.R.T. test service.

      • Replication Tasks: Tutorials for configuring ZFS snapshot replication tasks in TrueNAS SCALE.

    • Network: Tutorials for configuring network interfaces and connections in TrueNAS SCALE.

    • Credentials: Tutorials for configuring the different credentials needed for TrueNAS SCALE features.

      • Using Administrator Logins: Explains role-based administrator logins and functions. Provides instructions on configuring SSH and working with the admin and root user passwords.

      • Managing Users: Provides instructions on adding and managing administrator and user accounts.

      • Managing Local Groups: Provides instructions on adding and managing groups.

      • Setting Up Directory Services: Tutorials for configuring the various directory service credentials.

      • Backup Credentials: Backup credential tutorials for integrating TrueNAS SCALE with cloud storage providers by setting up SSH connections and keypairs.

      • Certificates: Information about adding and managing certificates, CSRs, CAs, and ACME DNS-Authenticators in TrueNAS SCALE.

      • Configuring KMIP: Provides information on Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) in SCALE. Describes how to configure KMIP on TrueNAS SCALE Enterprise.

    • Virtualization: Tutorials for configuring TrueNAS SCALE virtualization features.

    • Apps: Expanding TrueNAS SCALE functionality with additional applications.

      • Using SCALE Catalogs: Provides basic information on adding or managing application catalogs in TrueNAS SCALE.

      • Using Install Custom App: Provides information on using Install Custom App to configure custom or third-party applications in TrueNAS SCALE.

      • Securing Apps: Securing TrueNAS applications with VPNs and Zero Trust.

      • Community Apps: Notes about community applications and individual tutorials for applications.

      • Enterprise Applications: Tutorials for using TrueNAS SCALE applications in an Enterprise-licensed deployment.

      • Sandboxes (Jail-like Containers): Provides advanced users information on deploying custom FreeBSD jail-like containers in SCALE.

    • Reporting: Provides information on changing settings that control how SCALE displays report graphs, how to interact with graphs, and configuring reporting exporters.

      • System Settings: Tutorials for configuring the system management options in the System Settings area of the TrueNAS SCALE web interface.

        • Updating SCALE: Provides instructions on updating SCALE releases in the UI.

        • Updating SCALE Enterprise HA: Provides instructions on how to update SCALE releases on Enterprise (HA) systems.

        • General Settings: Tutorials for configuring many general TrueNAS SCALE settings.

        • Advanced Settings: Tutorials for configuring advanced system settings in TrueNAS SCALE.

        • Boot Pool Management: Provides instructions on managing the boot pool and boot environments in SCALE.

        • Services: Tutorials for TrueNAS SCALE services.

        • Using Shell: Provides information on using the TrueNAS SCALE Shell.

        • Audit Logs: Provides information on the System and SMB Share auditing screens and function in TrueNAS SCALE.