Network-attached storage (NAS) is file-level computer data storage connected to a computer network providing data access to heterogeneous clients.

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WD My Cloud impossible to reach (SSH, HTTP, Samba/NFS): How to back up my contents and do a Full Factory Restore?

I own a WD My Cloud (WD My Cloud 4TB Personal Cloud Storage - NAS, model WDBCTL0040HWT-NESN, to be specific). I set it up to allow SSH access, which worked great for months. However, I ran apt-get ...
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keeping file management smooth with NFS between two linux systems

I have my linux based NAS set up with NFS shares that are read only so my Ubuntu server can access certain files and folders. Now I need my Ubuntu server to be able to write to those NFS shares. The ...
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Multiple SSH ports for Synology Diskstation DSM 5.1

I have a Synology Diskstation that I recently upgraded to DSM 5.1 (5004). I previously had my system configured to allow connections on both port 22 and port 10000. After the upgrade, it appears that ...
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Mac backup / sync software [on hold]

I'm looking for a mac program that would allow me to work following way: Keep all my files on Windows/Samba Share (on Synology NAS device that can also act as rsync server). When I need to work on ...
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reliable/redundant PSU for SOHO server build

I am after reliable SOHO server build. I went with ECC RAM, quality NAS-grade harddrive and now I am looking at the PSU. I cannot seem to find any good redundant PSUs that would fit into the ATX ...
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Home NAS design?

There are a lot of questions about NAS here. I'm looking for input on how to expand my home network: with a (4-bay) NAs. Current setup: 1x PC (gigabit ethernet), 1x Mac (gigabit ethernet), 1x media ...
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Linux temporarily thinks disk is full

I’m working on a Linux server with CentOS 6.5 and a NAS NFS on a QDR Infiniband network. I am running a bash script that basically creates a directory, makes symlinks inside of it, and cats together ...
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Custom NAS, Webserver, and general personal server, What OS? [closed]

im looking to put one of my old desktops to use, it will mostly be used as a NAS, it needs to support SAMBA, but i would also like it if i could also host my webserver on it and later on use it as a ...
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Is it safe to stop a RAID 5 expansion?

I'm having some issues expanding a RAID 5 array on a Synology DS413. The drive has gone from 3 x 3TB WD Green drives to 4 x 3TB. I started an expansion operation and it's been stuck at about 60% and ...
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2TB hard drive only showing as 4GB

When I place the drive into an external enclosure, Linux Mint “Disks” application states that the drive is only 4GB, but it's a 2TB hard drive. Disks also reports “Disk is OK, one bad sector.” Any ...
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NAS - failed hard drive - unable to mount externally

I had two 2TB hard drives in my Dlink DNS-320 NAS, RAID 1 mirrored, working fine up unti. a few days ago, I heard some clicking from my NAS (which points to HD failure), and then I could no longer ...
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Win 7 mapping to NAS only works by IP, not UNC

Windows 7 pro desktop. Last night (maybe after an update) I lost the ability to map drives to our new Synology NAS (running DSM 5.1) by UNC (\diskstation\homes\user). After many reboots and much ...
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Filenames with illegal characters

I recently transferred a backup of my CD collection from a Windows server to a new NAS. When I mount it on my Linux desktop, I'm seeing a lot of directories and files where characters with accents and ...
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Mapped network drive acess not working

I am using this script (making use of PsExec, and running it from the scheduld tasks) to map a network drive each time my computer is turned on to connecto to the WD My Cloud device: @ECHO OFF ...
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Networking a small office with VPN

Recently I purchased a CISCO RV042 Small Business router with VPN Capability, obviously to allow external connection to this office via VPN to access a NAS where business files are stored. I am not ...
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Map a network drive to be used by a service

I am trying to map a network drive (the WD My Cloud HDD) to be used by a service (CrashPlan backup software) in Windows 8, something that I have achieved with this script: net use X: ...
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Windows 8.1 incorrect file size

I have a QNAP NAS attached to my home network with 2*2TB drives in it - RAID 1. I have a windows mapped drive to a share on the NAS from 2 machines - 1 Win7x64, 1 8.1x64. When I select a group of ...
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File read write performance and stability over multiple disk failure

Currently I am using 2 drive bay Synology NAS, Running out of space and performance, hence planning to build own NAS with 4 or 8 (6+2) Hard drives. In Synology their is an option for SDD Cache (RAID0 ...
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Does Google drive storage hack raid backups of my data just in case if their hard drives go down?

I'm thinking about using the google cloud storage as my main storage device instead of buying a bunch of my own nas devices. But what i'm wondering is my data secure and backed up via with google's ...
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Shrink RAID by removing a disk?

I have a Synology NAS with 12 bays. Initially, we decided to allocate all 12 disks for a single RAID-6 volume, but now we would like to shrink the volume to use only 10 disks and assign two HDDs as ...
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Configuring Samba on Linux so that the network share does not need a login / password

I'm eager to use a Raspberry Pi as a low-load NAS, and I was reading the guide at: http://www.howtogeek.com/139433/how-to-turn-a-raspberry-pi-into-a-low-power-network-storage-device/ In the tutorial ...
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Add 2 HDD connected via USB to Synology DS211j using Raid 1

I have a Synology DS211j and 2 old 2TB S-ATA HDD. What I plan to do is to buy two cases for these two hard disk drives that allow for connecting the hard disks to my Synology using the USB port. I ...
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iPad WiFi Sync from local NAS

I am trying to setup a fully automated sync/push of movies from my NAS to my iPad. My setup is the following I got a local NAS running Windows Server where I have Movies in a decicated specific ...
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4-bay NAS write performance RAID 5 + SSD vs RAID 10

I am planning on buying a new NAS (QNAP TS-453 Pro) for my Home Office. The NAS has 4 HDD bays and supports SSD Caching. Hence, I was wondering which setup would probably be faster in terms of write ...
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How to find the culprit of high sysload on NAS?

I have a QNAP TS-410 NAS, modest little ARM-based box. In the past the sysload of the NAS would be well below 0.5 for all load averages (1, 5 and 15 mins), it would only spike while sabnzbd was ...
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install ipkg on DS413j DSM 5.0

I would like to install sudo with ipkg. First ipkg need to be installed. You can find the bootstrap tutorial of Synology here. The DS413j has a Marvel Kirkwood mv6282 ARM processor. So I used this ...
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Port forwarding woes

I have two WD NAS drives on my network, one is a WD 3TB My Book Live used for media sharing and storage. The other is a 2TB WD My Cloud used for work. I need to be able to connect to both from remote ...
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Adding a drive to a two drive Synology NAS to increase capacity

I have a 1TB disk in my 2 drive Synology DS212J. This drive is set up as "Raid Basic" in the control panel. I'd like to add a 3TB disk to the NAS to give me a total of 4GB of storage. I do not require ...
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Is there a way to lock an application (such as iTunes) programmatically?

I've synced my iTunes library with a Win7 Desktop, a MacBook, and a NAS. Initially it seems like a good idea because my music/videos were synced across all devices and are available offline when I'm ...
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No images’ thumbnails on network disk

I bought network disk to build private cloud photo-archive. Unfortunately, there are icons instead the thumbnails in the Windows Explorer. I read some hints how to check these setting via Folder ...
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Can only communicate with NAS via one Ethernet adapter and not the other

My main home computer is a desktop equipped with an ASUS P7P55D EVO, which comes with two Ethernet network ports; Windows labels them Realtek PCIe GBE Family controller Realtek PCI GBE Famil ...
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Debugging choppy video playback on LAN - Bandwidth measurement

I am using VLC to playback videos stored on a personal NAS. I sometimes experience choppy playback, which I would like to diagnose by measuring with precision what bandwidth is required by the video ...
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How do I know if one of my RAID 1 drives died?

Lets say I have a few HDDs in a RAID 1 array. From where will I know that one of my HDDs is dead? Is there some kind of automatic alert system or do I have to check it manually? If I have to check it ...
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Home backup & media storage solution [closed]

I'm pondering how I can best create a system to backup devices in my home, as well as separate media storage (essentially iTunes and iPhoto, hoping to put movies, music/podcasts, photos in one place). ...
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Samba not working over a domain

I currently have a Samba home server running on one of my old laptops hooked up with a ton of storage, I've finished port forwarding etc. The problem is - If I connect with my external IP or my ...
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Not enough storage error using net use command

I'm getting the error "Not enough storage is available to process this command." In Windows 7 attempting to connect to a shared folder on a NAS device. Google searches suggested increasing the ...
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Time Capsule create shared folder for some users

I secured the HDD on the time capsule with accounts. There a 3 accounts. A, B and C. Next, I want to create a folder and only User A and C can see it. How is this possible? Log in as admin > right ...
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Seagate NAS STBP 12000300

How do I setup Seagate STBP12000300 NAS (4 x 3TB HDD) on Winodws Server 2012? I want to setup the software for incremental or full backup to be run from the Windows Server 2012. The NAS hardware is ...
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Improving slow wireless read/write to NAS

It would be great if you could help me out with the following. When I connect to my NAS, I get quite low speeds. Slower than my internet actually. I have looked at several of the questions posted ...
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What can the second LAN port be used for on a NAS?

I've got a NAS with 2 ethernet ports. I have one connected to the router. I read that the second could be connected to double the speed of data to and from the NAS. I don't need to do that, as the ...
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Share internal hdd through usb

I would like to make a NAS on my single-board pc with capability to connect my smart TV to this HDD through USB to watch movies. Actually I need this -> internal HDD with usb2sata adapter ---> ...
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Network shared access database: your network access was interrupted access to continue close the database

I have a network with several Windows XP and Windows 7 users accessing MS Access databases over shared files in a NAS Synology. One of the XP users get several times in a day the following message: ...
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Synology NAS station - how to mirror 2 HDD (Simple how-to)

I have a following problem with my Synology disk station: I had one small HDD in Synology Diskstation, so I removed it. I bought 2 new HDD with same capacity. I transferred backup from old disk to ...
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Btrfs raid level for large NAS (8+ 5tb disks)

I'm planning to build a new NAS to store a large amount of media (20tb+). I would like to use btrfs for both the NAS and the backup (might be a separate system, not sure yet) I want to use raid1 or ...
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Automount SMB using keychain password

Is there a way to use the automount service to mount my NAS share but without specifying my password in my SMB path? Currently, I have the following: /etc/auto_master # # Automounter master map # ...
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Can i make a mapped network share appear as a local drive?

I'm using a cloud backup service that only permits internal drives to be backed up. Thing is, I share all my backup-relevant stuff on a NAS. Is there anyway to fool windows 7, or at least any ...
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Cannot see external HDD with VSFTPD

I have a raspberry pi and configured it as a NAS. Now I followed this website to install VSFTPD and forwarded the necessary ports in order to access my raspberry pi remotely. This all works good, ...
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Special characters on Synology NAS

I've been backing up my photos and mp3s from my MacBook Pro to a Synology NAS. Many files have names containing special characters like é and ö. I've been copying them with Rsync, as follows: rsync ...
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Setting up network storage

My girlfriend and I have MacBook Pros which we recently upgraded to SSD's. As a result of that, we have two spare 2.5 SATA HDDs that have no use except as network drives. I can definitely buy cheap ...
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Synology NAS (DSM 5) cannot access the Internet through Tomato router?

I have just revived my Linksys E3200 router by upgrading it to Tomato 1.28 (Shibby). I have a Synology NAS running DSM 5 attached by cable to the router. After the upgrade my NAS can no longer update ...