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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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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Backup a NAS Folder Online [closed]

I have FreeNAS with static data I would like to Backup OnLine. What I need is an Online Service which: - Will be installed on a local server - Will backup every day at a certain time a Network ...
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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

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 ...
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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 ...