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FreeNAS - Create A Dataset

Previously, we created a user for authentication. Now we are going to create a dataset for that user that they will later be able to access through a CIFS share.

Click the volume we just created and then click the add dataset button indicated below.

Give the dataset a name. I chose caroline as that is the name of the user it will belong to in this case. Set the share type to Windows and then click Add Dataset.

Your dataset should now appear in the main window. Select it before clicking the Edit Permissions button.

Change the owner and group to the user we created who will be the owner of all data within this dataset. Make sure permission type is set to Windows.

Our dataset has been configured. Next, we will configure the user to use this dataset as their home, and configure the share.

Last updated: 16th October 2020
First published: 16th August 2018