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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DLNA on DNS-325 missing files

When I browse a video folder on my DNS-325 from my LG SmartTV, I couldn't see some of the files. Same file moved to an USB disk is supported by the TV and works fine. I would suspect that this is a ...
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Solution for 3 TVs to loop video that can be updated remotely? [on hold]

I'd like to run 3 HDTV monitors to display 3 different looping videos for a kiosk-like environment, and have some questions: I was thinking of just using the USB ports on the TVs to play video, but ...
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Windows folder shows date modified, but no files inside relate to the time?

We have a process at work whereby files are copied on a regular basis across from one NAS to another. A strange occurence has been recently noticed whereby on the destination NAS the date modified ...
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Functional MD complex RAID10 suddenly marks all drives as spares

This morning during a long ~1.5TB read operation sending data to an NFS client, my md complex-RAID10 array spontaneously stopped, then dropped four members for being "non-fresh" and failed to start ...
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Can't access NAS over WiFi

I have a WD MyCloud NAS wired to my Aztech router, which I must use as it provides IPTV from Singtel. This is what I can do with with the NAS. I can: access the cloud functionality into the NAS ...
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NAS and Linux filing system

I'm thinking about making a NAS for my home network and hosting it on a Linux machine, but I was thinking: Since Linux has different file naming limitations than Windows, what will happen when I host ...
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How to efficiently sync a local network share?

I'm trying to backup the files on a local network share to my local computer, at least every X minutes. I tried almost all available directory sync tools (SyncToy, FreeFileSync, etc.) but they all ...
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Synology and Dropbox

I'm planning to buy a Synology NAS to use as an always-on media server. I currently have all my photos and music in my Dropbox folder on two Macs, and would like to simply mirror them onto the NAS as ...
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Network mess! Joining networks and access NAS outside LAN

My home network is a complete disaster. See diagram below. I need a bit of help fixing it up. I have moderate networking knowledge, but still go easy on me. As of current, my household has three ...
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Using a WinXP box to create versioning system for files on NAS [closed]

We have a Lenovo (iOmega) iX-300D NAS box, that we use to store all of our company's data. the data folder is mapped on the rest of our computers. Because the NAS doesn't have a file versioning ...
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Block all Outside IP addresses to NAS using Winbox/Microtik

I am not an expert on networking and firewall rules. I can use the Microtik/Winbox app to the point where I can setup basic firewall rules. I want to basically block all outside IP access to my NAS ...
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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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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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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 ---> ...