A very quick post today with just a few things to pay attention to if you need to upgrade FreeNAS from version 9.2 to version 9.3. These are the little hiccups I encountered while performing this update on an oldish FreeNAS box.

  • Uninstalling a plugin erases the related jail too. If you uninstall a plugin you then have to reconfigure all jail storage
  • Your FreeNAS IP address will be automatically taken from DHCP even if you had a static IP configured before the upgrade
  • Any custom script will be removed. If you are using things like plexconnect, you will need to install these scripts again.

Overall, these are not severe showstoppers, just some things to keep in mind and pay attention to during the upgrade.