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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Home backup & media storage solution

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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Internal Array vs NAS. Which is better? [closed]

I'm considering two options for a home file server. 1) Build a server with 1 SSD for the OS. 4 x 4TB for a raid array. Motherboard will have 6 x SATA3. Ubuntu, Ubuntu Software RAID, Samba, ECC RAM... ...
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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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Want to build an energy-saving home server, any suggestion? [closed]

I have a raspberry pi + USB2.0(with SATA HDD converter) as a home server, supplying SAMBA services and downloading torrents. However, the performance is far lower than my expectation (15MB+, I have ...
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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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Network file server crash [migrated]

I have Network File Server - NAS in company. It has four discs, divided into three volumens. When i start NAS through http panel i got errors: Volumen 1 - degraded Volumen 2 - degraded Volumen 3 - ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu Server Cannot Reach Network After Getting New ASUS N66U Router

Running a Ubuntu server through my home network, and it's also utilizing a dyndns, which I presume (yes, I'm 'tech dumb') is configured on the server. The settings were fine on various routers, until ...
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Wireless NAS / Hard drive with Time Machine backup

I have a Macbook and a couple of Windows Laptops too and would like a in home wireless storage solution with the following capabilities. Ideally I would like to plug in my 2.5" SSD instead of using ...
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I can copy a file from my NAS but not watch it

I have a cheap embedded linux NAS (a Seagate Central.) The device is certainly underpowered, but it's not entirely useless. One thing that bugs me is that I can reliably copy a 300MB AVI file to my ...
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Making my own NAS/Web server

I currently have a PC with 8GB RAM and haswell pentium cpu. I need to it to serve these purposes: Act as media PC for my TV. Will store my media files Need to be able to access the drives over ...
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Power Supply vendors/part numbers for Promise NS4300N?

Good morning all! My problem is relatively simple: I have 2 Promise NS4300Ns, both have dead power supplies. Disassembling a 3rd yielded a Mini-ITX format power supply with a proprietary power cable. ...
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Time Machine cannot connect to Synology NAS via Wi-Fi. Everything goes well via ethernet cable

NAS: synology DS414 (with updated firmware); OS: osx 10.9 (maverick) USE CASE OF THE PROBLEM I arrive at home, my NAS is correctly connected to my wi-fi router. I start my macbook pro which ...
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3 small disk RAID5 -> 4 large disk RAID6 upgrade. Add drive or replace drives first?

I'm going to upgrade my Synology NAS from 3*1TB/RAID5 to 4*3TB/RAID6. Which is the better approach (and why): a) Add 1 new 3TB disk, and convert the group to RAID 6, then swap the remaining drives ...
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“2 way” NAS 'time-machine' backup [closed]

For off-site backup purposes I am looking at putting a NAS in 2 places (my own and another) and having them sync. This can be done with rsync obviously, but I'm looking for a bit more security ...
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Would Windows Server 2012 be an ideal OS for a NAS

I am currently using FreeNAS as a OS for my NAS and I use it without a hitch. A few days ago, I got a dreamspark subscription and with that came a free copy of Windows Server 2012. I was just ...
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Remove file binding from OneDrive

For a few months now, I've kept a bunch of documents on my Microsoft OneDrive. Now after I've got a NAS device, I've moved all of them from OneDrive to my NAS. Unfortunately, it still displays ...
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Decision to make a NAS server

I have a 1 TB seagate external HDD with four partitions on it. Many a times my Windows 7 does not allow to me to "safely remove hardware" - I googled on solving this in the first place, only to find ...
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What is the probability of an uncorrected bit error occurring and not being caught?

So I copied a setup exe from a nas drive to two seperate computers simultaneously today, and they both wound up having the same issues. The Setup exe has been used for time out of mind (at least, ...
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Synology DS212+ indicates disk failure

We recently had a power outage at my house, caused by a short circuit. Because of that, my NAS was shut down improperly. After we restored the power, everything seemed fine for a few hours. But now ...
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How to go about pre-caching normally daily visited web pages onto my home network storage?

I recently "cut the cable" and downgraded from cable internet (40 Mb/s) to DSL (5 Mb/s). It's awful but I'm stuck with it for a year. What I would like to do is pre-cache everything on pages I visit ...
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iSCSI drives not reconnecting on reboot

So, I have two iSCSI target drives attached to my Windows 7 x64 Ultimate install. Every time I reboot my machine, for some odd reason the drives in the iSCSI initiator show a status of reconnecting ...
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Backup certain folders to NAS with exFat

Hello everybody who has the same problem, trying to help or just reading! Recently I've bought one of IcyBox IB-NAS5520 NAS with 2 x 1TB drives in raid1. I've tryed to follow this idea: How to set ...
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How to sync 1 TB multimedia data over the net [duplicate]

As an admin, I have the task to sync nearly 1 TB of multimedia data (jpg, tif, bmp images or pdf documents) with three partner over the internet and I'm asking how. Its nearly 500.000 single files in ...
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Using Two Computers To Create a Network Attached Storage System

I currently have two machines each of which contains 2, 250GB drives. One of them has two network ethernet cards. I am hoping to use these two machines to create a 1TB file server for backups. I am ...
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How can I take advantage of multiple NICs in Server 2008 R2 Storage addition to improve speed transfer?

I am running Windows Server 2008 R2 Server edition on a server that has 2 identical Intel 1000MB network interfaces. Is there any way to link these in order to improve network copy over LAN? I ...
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Network errors and poor throughput accessing my new NAS

The NAS stores my video library. I have a HP DV6 Laptop with 4 GB of RAM. It's running Windows 7 64 bit. Ethernet attached to my home network via a Realtec gigabit NIC. My old NAS was a Western ...
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Set Linux file share permissions and ownership on a large NAS quickly

I have an isolated cluster of Linux systems, Windows systems, and appliances all mounting a set of remote shares (via NFS and CIFS). The OS sharing out the filesystems is Linux. I frequently create ...
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How can i have an NAS on one network be available on another network using windows server 2008 using two network cards?

Ammended I have two independent networks that, due to security reasons, cannot allow access to each other. Yet, I have a QNAP NAS on the Public network (A), which needs to be accessed from the ...
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SSH into Synology DSM 5 without password

I can ssh as root and as admin but not as a non-admin user. Here is a log of an attempt: % ssh -vvv -i ~/.ssh/diskstation-rsync-key hughdbrown@192.168.2.130 OpenSSH_6.6.1, OpenSSL 1.0.1f 6 Jan 2014 ...
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Windows 8.1 can't connect to NAS

I've setup a NAS File Server over my Fritz!Box 7390. Windows XP and Debian can mount it easily, however windows 8.1 cannot. I can see my NAS in my Network Tab in the Windows Explorer, however it's ...
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Is there a personal cloud solution that keep versions for documents? [closed]

Today I have lost a file which I've worked on for the last day & half by a mistake. As result, I'm looking to buy a personal cloud solution which will automatically backup my files while I save ...
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Is a home NAS reliable to keep your data on (no other backups)?

The question came up while I was thinking to move some data (e.g.) pictures, old but important other data solely to the NAS (private use, no business level). My NAS is a simple 2 disk RAID system. I ...
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Connection to NAS connected to local computer through LAN

I have ix2-dl NAS connected to my Ethernet port on my computer and on the other side my computer is connected to local network/internet through Wifi. Is the a way to connect to my NAS using other ...
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Setting up a Basic VPN

Ok so we are a small company, and I am a Partner cum Computer Enthusiast(and hence IT Administrator) at this company. We have two offices, separated 100km. I have purchased a NAS to be installed in ...
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Command 'at' does not work in one Synology NAS, though it works perfectly on another

I have installed at command on 2 different NAS synology. On 1, it works perfectly, on the other I get the message: Villars1> echo "touch /tmp/tt" | at now next minute warning: commands will be ...
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PicoPSU problems with BioStar A68N-5000

I build myself a low power NAS system and I'm trying to power it with a PicoPSU and an external brick power supply. When I turn on the power the case fan starts turning for a second and then stops ...