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Transmission Permission Denied

I’m running FreeNAS 0.7.2 Sabanda (revision 5637) and enabled Transmission 2.12 (11412) on it. Though came across this error while attempting to download a torrent:

transmission-daemon[1852]: Couldn't create "/NAS/Torrents/Ubuntu-10.04": Permission denied

So it looks like Transmission doesn’t have permission to create a folder in the desired location. A quick ls -l shows the following:

#ls -l
drwxrwxr-x    4 root   wheel    4 May 26 21:59 Backup
drwxrwxr-x   13 root   wheel   26 May 21 15:26 Documents
drwxrwxr-x    5 root   wheel    5 Dec 28 16:52 ISO
drwxrwxr-x    2 root   wheel    2 Dec  5 22:27 Torrents

So the owner is root and the group is wheel. I like the permissions to be Read & Execute (775) by everyone so that means that users in the wheel group can perform write actions. That means that the Transmission user needs to be added to the wheel group:

#pw user mod transmission -G wheel

It should all work fine now.

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