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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NAS asking for password

I have a Buffalo NAS, and I turned on access restrictions, but then I couldn't access anything over the LAN because the Windows 7 login prompt wouldn't accept any credentials, so I turned the access ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2: Domain shared NAS drives disappearing, reappearing

I have a Windows Server that runs Active Directory for a small Domain, and is connected to several NAS drives over LAN. For reasons unknown, the NAS drives sometimes appear in the "Network" field of ...
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Mirror with backup of changed files

we have some largeish storage requirements (genomic data) for which we need to buy some archival space (write once, read rarely, files remain easily accessible, each user should have access to their ...
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Slow FTP speeds on Synology DiskStation

We just got a Synology DS2415+ NAS which is connected to internet via a FIOS 300/300mbps connection. I am testing download speeds from a remote location with a 200mbps download connection. When ...
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Create a snapshot of hard drive for Synology DiskStation NAS

I am currently using my DiskStation DS415+ with TimeMachine for OS X. But in addition to this, I would also make a "snapshot" or a "lockdown" if you will, of the file contents on my computer. What ...
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NAS suitable for this situation?

I work from home and am considering getting a NAS. Would using a NAS be suitable for my situation: I alternate working from a desktop and laptop, both of which run Linux I use PostgreSQL a lot along ...
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How to set up NAS-like off-site backup on a budget? [closed]

I am considering buying a NAS to back up all my data. To make sure the backup is secure against local hazards, I would like to place the NAS off-site. Ideally I would like to replicate what I can do ...
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Disassemble External HD for internal drives NAS Build Pro/Con

Poked around and I didn't see anythingthat could give me a definitive answer. I am using a Fractal Design Node 304 for a 4-6 Bay DIY Nas build. I want to fill with as much storage as possible, if ...
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How many HDD's off 1 Molex? PICOPSU

First question here. I saw some posts about powering 2 HDD's from one molex, but I want to power 3-4 drives. I want to use a single molex and use splitters for the rest of the drives. Below is an ...
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Advanced Home Network

As our home network seems to be increasing drastically I was thinking of setting up a network as follows: A DMZ between our wireless modem router and the next router (for guests who wish to use our ...
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What is the fastest method of transfering files between a Windows 7 PC and virtual server?

I have 600 tiff files of aerial imagery (180MB each) on an external thumb drive. I need to transfer the tiff files from my desktop PC (Windows 7 pro) to a network attached storage (NAS) device ...
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Synology NAS iSCSI + VMware

I don't know much about this "world", but my intent would be to have my VM storage on the NAS so that I could run those VMs in any computer on the network. Is that possible? I know how to create an ...
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How to make a cheap and speedy raid 5 drive without case

I'd like to turn my old 4 to 5 80gb sata hdds into a raid 5 drive. 4 to 5 bay NAS cases can be about $300. But I should not need one. What would it take to essentially build one of those $500 5 bay ...
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Is raid 1 overkill for a home user

I'm looking to centralise my home data - pictures/videos/music and so I have ordered a synology ds214 and a couple of 2tb drives. Since I've been doing my research I've come to realise that mirroring ...
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How to securely access Home NAS from WAN?

I have a Synology NAS on my network, it has a static IP and I want to be able to access it from outside of the LAN. Currently I have 2 services running there that I want to access from outside: ...
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Suitable flash module as OpenMediaVault boot partition

I'm currently planning on buying hardware for a home NAS and I'm planning on using OpenMediaVault (based on debian wheezy) as OS. I want to install OMV on a flash drive but am quite unsure about the ...
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One 4TB hard drive or two 2TB in RAID 0 – which gives better performance? [closed]

I’m looking into getting a new Synology NAS and looking at these two options for hard drives: 2 bays: 1 x 4TB - file system (video, music, private cloud) 1 x 4TB - daily backup 4 bays: 2 x 2TB ...
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Speed of an Internal File Transfer on a Remote Device (HDD/NAS)

I have a "WDMyCloud" which is a 3TB NAS with a linux based OS. I have attached another external drive to it so I can copy all of its contents. The second drive was mounted automatically and shows up ...
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Windows 7 professional Networking query using Sky Broadband and NAS

I have a D-Link NAS which was working happily thru an EE BrightHub. It could access the internet whilst the PC was switched off. I have changed from EE to Sky and find an issue with the Sky hub. It ...
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Backup WD My Cloud outside local network

Is there any way, easy or hard, to keep my WD My Cloud NAS backed up from a remote network? I understand that the built-in Safepoints function only works locally, right? All I want is a hard drive on ...
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Bottleneck when running Linux from USB

I have a NAS device with two 3.5 HDD disks and an internal 500mb flash drive for the bootloader. As the NAS is in the same room as I sleep and to avoid wear on the disks, I dont want to have the ...
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Make my NAS send me a notification when it receives a new public IP

In order to keep my most valuable files safe(r) I have a remote NAS setup. Every night I use rsync to send my changed files from my local server to the NAS and this is working somewhat okay. My ...
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Why are my NAS drive transfers so slow?

I've a rMBP with 802.11ac, connected to an Asus RT-AC66U on 5GHz and a WD My Cloud EX2. If I transfer large files via the router from the Macbook to the NAS drive I see a mere ~10MB/s (80Mbps say). ...
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Can't map network drive

(I asked this before on the Synology forum, but got no answer there.) Configuration: - Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - Synology DS213air NAS I've connected my NAS in Synology Assistant, and I can ...
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Recovering data on 20TB RAID 5 NAS, overwritten by 500gb RAID 1

I have a Linux gateway with 2 500gb drives in software RAID 1 for system. /dev/sda = RAID 1 /dev/sdb = RAID 1 /dev/sdc = RAID 5 (NAS 12 drives iSCSI, /home directories) While replacing sdb, weird ...
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Mac OS X backup to NAS Server - Time Machine or other

I just bought Synology DiskStation and I want to backup my files. I was thinking about Time Machine and I started to make this happen but I found out that Time Machine backup whole Mac and not just ...
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Windows 8.1 | Make remote network locations available offline

I've set up a NAS on my network, and would like to make some of the files accessible offline on my laptop. I can do this by mapping a network drive to \\NASNAME\share, and then right-clicking to ...
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How to debug missing DLNA connection

I am not sure this is the best place to ask this question, but I am stuck and hope to get some hints from the knowledgeable community. I am having hard time making my DLNA home audio system work. ...
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QNAP NAS behind two private networks, how do I access it from the outside?

There was something like an answer to this but it was related to linux and I did not get any of it. My PCs run Windows 7. I want to connect to my QNAP NAS at home from my office, it's a TS-421. The ...
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server with multi purpose possible?

I would like to have the following 3 uses available to me. Accessing my files within and outside my network Game servers occasionally; Minecraft or Gmod (as example) Teamspeak 3 Is it possible to ...
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NAS Backup Drive Virus Isolation

I have a small NAS that currently has several network shares that get backed up. I also have another share that is of the USB external HDD I have plugged in to the NAS. I want to know if I run regular ...
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File integrity monitor solution for folder on linux [closed]

I will buy a NAS to hold some very important long term storage. I would like to periodically run an integrity check on the data to make sure it doesn't get corrupted for whatever reason. Ideally, ...
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Does LSF io index report NFS io?

We use SONAS for our filesystem on our cluster and I have noticed that the load on SONAS does not necessarily correlate with the value of io on the cluster nodes when I run lsload -l. Is it possible ...
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How to connect to a device within my network but connected to another router

I have a main router, which is connected to my ISP. Then, I have two sub-routers and a NAS-server attached to my main router. See image below: Image Problem: I cannot access any other device in my ...
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Can I replace the WD My Cloud 2TB HDD with a small SSD?

With regards to this NAS: http://www.amazon.co.uk/WD-Cloud-Personal-Storage-NAS/dp/B00FOKN7FG Can the internal 2 TB HDD be replaced with a 120 GB SSD drive? I don't care about the space reduction. ...
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Why is Samba SMB slower than HTTP/NFS/FTP transfer on NAS on my LAN?

I want to set up a NAS which I have done most recently with a Raspberry Pi 2 (quad-core ARM Cortex-A7, 1GB RAM, 32GB microSD) running Raspbian “Jessie”: I have a laptop—an HP Pavilion G6—running ...
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Wake on Lan - Install a client on a Linux machine

this might seem obvious or stupid to somebody, but I can't find anything that helps me yet, besides the fact that I'm not a Linux user. I've got 2 NAS boxes (Iomega, now Lenovo) IX4-200D and ...
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Need help getting Mercurial operational on Synlogogy DS412+

I am trying to get Mercurial to work on my Synlogy DS412+ with INTEL processor running DSM 5.1-5022 Update 4. I have installed v2.8.2-1 from https://synocommunity.com/packages and it says it is ...
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Time Machine on a local drive, then make that drive a network drive (via Server.app) on a different computer

I have two macs running OS X 10.10.3. One has Server.app installed, is connected to the internet via ethernet, and also has a 2 TB disk attached via USB, with two partitions - "Backup" and "Storage". ...
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Intrusion is possible through firmware signature file

I have a small NAS system and recently i got a firmware to upload the features. I have one image file and a signature file. I just trying to edit the signature file and append some junk character ...
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NFS activity locks desktop during any user initiated file activity

This is a funny little issue that has been happening for a while and I have learnt to work around but would prefer to resolve completely. My desktop PC is running linux mint 17.1 cinnamon. Core I5, ...
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NAS as normal storage drive?

Is it possible to use an NAS system as a regular non-network storage? IE: plugging a cable from it to a computer, and then being able to use all the drives as if they where an external one, without ...
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www prefix is not working locally

Hi i recently put a web page online on a synology NAS, the problem is the following: When typing www. before my domain name the page is not loading This is what i got so far: Added both ...
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How to allocate a folder or drive in my Windows PC for NAS storage?

I have an IP Camera that has an option to videos to NAS destination. I don't want to build a NAS box, as I have an existing PC w/c I use regularly and rarely turn off. So my question is, is there a ...
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btrfs convert from raid1 to raid5

Is it possible to easily convert a btrfs raid1 to a raid5. I mean at the end of the day. Its really just two mirrored drives. So I would think this should be easy to do. I want to now have 3 3TB ...
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Merge .AppleDouble forks with original files

I used to place my iTunes’s media folder on a NAS accessed through AFP and, as you may know, the OS also placed several .AppleDouble files on it. Now, my NAS isn’t working as expected and the only ...
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Can I use dd to upgrade 1-bay synology NAS to bigger HD?

I have a 1-bay Synology NAS (DS112). According to the Synology compatibility list it can take a 6TB disk. If possible I'd like to clone my existing 2TB disk to the 6TB disk using dd or any other tool ...
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Can't access to NAS

I am on windows 8.1 and can't access to my folders stored on a Seagate Business Storage. I had network drive connected, they worked fine until today. And I can't access by typing \\ip_of_nas ...
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What is the best way to test a new hard drive? [closed]

I just bought a new internal drive (4TB WD Green) with the intention of storing most of my data on it (to be accessed over FTP). I was wondering what would be the best way to stress-test the drive. ...
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How can I share the Wireless connection across my LAN, and still access LAN locations

At the moment I have the following setup (all windows 8.1, router: BiPAC 7800N): Generally, 50-60% of the time, I use the router to connect to the internet (1.5mbs), but usually when working I ...