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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Cloud Storage Map to Network Drive

I've been trying to find a cloud storage provider that can provide direct access as a mapped network drive. Are there any cloud storage providers that allow you to map a network drive over a protocol ...
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Why Can OpenMediaVault not be install on only 1 drive?

I have salvaged some drives from computers that are no longer functional and i would like to create a network attached storage (NAS). I have a 120 gb drive and a 2.5 tb drive, and I would rather not ...
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Permission on NAS drive

I have a NAS drive mapped on a server. I have accidentally deleted Everyone from the permission. not cannot access the drive. Is there is any way to solve the problem?
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TP-LINK 1043ND more secure FTP

Is it possible to connect to that router's attached NAS via something else than FTP where password is sent in cleartext? Is there some firmware that makes some other type of more secure connection?
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Connect to windows share over vpn - on an Android device

I'm having some difficulties connecting my Android devices to a Windows share over VPN. Background I've bought a Synology DS214se NAS, which I have installed in my home network. I have configured the ...
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OSX keeps showing info box “couldn't connect to server”

OSX keeps displaying a notification box stating that connection to a local nas-server failed. It's unbelievable annoying, it shows up every 30 minutes or so and I haven't even tried accessing this ...
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Open files on network become read-only when laptop is closed and then later re-opened

I frequently have Excel files, Word documents, and some other files (not only Office files) that are located on a network folder (NAS, active directory managed) open when I shut my laptop, either to ...
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Is hardware RAID worth it? [closed]

I am planning to build a home NAS server, and have managed to get my hands on the following- Core i3 3220 Ivy Bridge CPU 4 GB Kingston RAM Basic motherboard with dual gigabit LAN port 4x WD 3TB HDDS ...
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Synology DS1010+ shows degraded under status

As the title says I've got an error on my friend's NAS this evening. Even when I check that disk, it said that it's "abnormal" under smart test but the status shows "Not initialized". Under the ...
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Windows 8.1 System Image Backup — Unable to backup to network share due to unsupported “version of the file format”

I have a Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit system that I am trying to make a system image backup via Windows 8.1's System Image Backup feature. The backup destination is a network share, but the image creation ...
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Mounting GoFlex NAS in Ubuntu fails with Permission denied from fstab only

I can mount a NAS from Ubuntu from the command line with: sudo mount -t cifs //192.168.0.110/GoFlex\ Home\ Public /media/goflex -o user=,pass= However, when I add the following line to /etc/fstab: ...
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Qnap NAS FTP server connection timeout when trying to transfer file

I just got a new ASUS router and am having trouble with the FTP service on my Qnap NAS, that had previously been working great on the old router. I can connect to the FTP on the internet-facing IP ...
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SSH with no password (passwordless) on Synology DSM 5 as other (non-root) user

I'm trying to ssh into my Synology disk station without a password (public key authentication), but as non-root. When I try to ssh as root without password, it works. Following the exact same steps ...
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Very slow volume expand on Synology ds2413+

I've posted this elsewhere on the internet aswell, and will obviously reply in both places if a proper solution is found. I am attempting to expand SHR volumne (2x4TB, 1x2TB) with additional 4TB ...
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Access storage attached to a PLC via internet

In the company I work for, there is a PLC which logs events to a generic USB flash disk connected to it. The company which provided and programmed the PLC has closed - so there is no support. Every ...
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How can I to update the kernel in my network NAS from Conceptronic: CH3SNAS (same as D-Link DNS-323)?

I have installed Fun_Plug (up to v0.7) and using it for years in my CH3SNAS, following instructions from Uli's web site, but even when the site has new kernel modules for download, I have not been ...
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How to watch movies on TV from NAS server (Samba) [closed]

I have a RaspberryPi headless NAS server running Samba that I use as my movie storage. For now I watch movies from NAS on external monitor connected to my laptop. I would like to cut the laptop and ...
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Solution to sync folders between two computers and a NAS [closed]

At work we have two computers and a network attached storage device (NAS) each with a copy of the same folder. I need a solution that will keep each computer's copy of that folder and the copy of ...
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Is there any way to install a VPN PPTP (not OpenVPN) Server on a NAS with FunPlug?

I have a CH3SNAS from Conceptronic with FunPlug installed to enhance its capabilities. I would like to install a VPN PPTP server, but I only have found OpenVPN packages for FunPlug. Does somebody ...
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Home FTP storage

Now i have a router Asus RT-N56u and a USB Disk (Samsung M3 portable) for my daily website backups. I am doing compressing with tar for every site folder then sending it via NCFTP to my home usb disk. ...
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remove all mac `._` files on Linux NAS?

I'm trying to remove all the hidden mac spam files off my old NAS box (qnap ts209). I tried following Remove all Mac generated files '._' with bash but the find command on my NAS does not ...
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How do I map user accounts and directories to a server or NAS?

I don't want to create a network-mapped drive for each user, I want to centralize all user's default folders to a network storage device. Here's my scenario... I am working with a tiny municipal ...
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Seagate Central - NAS is not visible in the network (Two routers)

i recently bought Seagate Central 3T i got two routers in my home, problem is that devices with are connected to the second router do not see Seagate Central. FIRST router (Seagate Central connected ...
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Troubleshooting slow Wi-Fi performance writing to NAS

Setup: a Late 2007 MacBook Pro, running latest OS X 10.6, connects via Wi-Fi access point, ASUS WL-330gE to AFP share on NAS Synology DS508 running under latest DSM 4.0. When doing rsync from the ...
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If FreeNas HDD or PC was to fail completely

Currently I am operating a freenas box and want to ask a question before it happens... Will do my best to keep this simple... But want an answer that is not guessing or else I will have to kill some ...
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Processing startup items in OS 10.8 (Mountain Lion)

I would like to boot Mac OS 10.8 (Mountain Lion) automatically on a timed schedule and then start iTunes to play Music. I use the Aurora app for this. The Problem is that my iTunes Music is on a NAS ...
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Cheaper alternative to ZFS Storage for a home NAS

I'm looking to build a NAS for home use with 8-10*(2-4TB) drives, out of which 2-3 drives would be used for parity via software RAID. In the past years and up to date, ZFS seems to have become the ...
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NTFS drive recognized by Linux, not by Windows

I have a 2TB NTFS formatted USB drive attached to a Raspberry Pi which I use as a NAS. I can access the drive through the Linux terminal and see all the files, and I can also access all the files from ...
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Will the Shuttle Omninas KD20 wipe my data during initial setup?

I have a new KD20 Omninas from Shuttle, and two hard drives full of pre-existing data I would like to share using it. I was planning on selecting the JBOD (just a bunch of disks) RAID mode, and at ...
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Server 2012 Backup Retention Settings & Schedule

I am using Windows Server 2012 Datacenter x64 as my File Server. I am trying to backup the server to a Synology DS212j NAS. Requirements: 1. keep the files for atleast one month (1 month retention) ...
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Accessing an old, populated hard drive with a NAS?

Trying to brush up on my general understanding of hard drives and partitions... I have an old SATA hard drive with a load of stuff on it. As far as I'm aware it wasn't the OS's boot drive before I ...
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When to change a hdd in a raid/NAS?

When using a Network Attached Storage, when is it the best time to replace HDD (with RAID)? Upon failure, or proactively? I have a Synology DS713+, with two HDD from Western Digital (WD Red, acquired ...
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How to install IPKG on Synology DiskStation

Is there anybody out there who got the 'ipkg' package manager running on a Synology DS412+ with DSM 4.3, or someone who knows how to do so? I've tried to install by GUI, used the package from ...
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Preventing XBMC from shutting down

I have an ubuntu server with XBMC installed and the server connected to a TV via an HDMI cable. To launch XBMC I am running the command: sudo init xbmc By using ssh to remote to the server and ...
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SAN vs NAS: How to explain the difference in layman's term?

I am from a software background so I am not really up to date with these storage technology. I am asked this question today and I don't feel like I am able to give a correct answer. Here is my ...
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file transfer to hard drive which is connected to a wireless router

I have a 2T external hard drive connected via USB 3.0 port to a ASUS AC56U wireless router. I've setup file sharing server through ASUS router setting webpage and connected my Macbook to the samba ...
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How can I configure a ZyXEL NSA320 manually without reformatting?

I have just bought an ZyXEL NSA320 device to replace an Icy Box IB-NAS4220-B that never did work properly. I want to put the existing hard disks in it with all my data intact. The stock web interface ...
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ipconfig does not show me my Ethernet NAS's true IP

I have a Synology NAS that's connected to my computer via Ethernet. When I run ipconfig, the IP address listed as the "Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address" for the Ethernet connection isn't right. I ...
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ZFS and FreeNAS: Mirror using half a drive

I'm planning to set up a FreeNAS server with two of my spare drives: 1x 1TB drive 1x 2TB drive Both drives are identical besides their capacity and neither has any data on it. Is it possible to ...
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Would an NAS with cheap drives serve files faster than a PC with high-performance drives?

First, a little background. We have two computers, which we built. We also have two phones and a tablet, all running Android, as well as a PS3. Currently, one of the computers acts as a file server ...
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Two routers with separate access to the Internet in one network

I am not that good at network problems, so I apologize in advance if I am unable to explain the question well enough. I started working at the company which deals with IP cameras and security systems. ...
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Setting up a home network - Will this work?

I'm trying to set up a new home network, this is the setup I am wanting to create; because I have not purchased the switch or NAS yet, I want to know if this will work before hand. This is the ...
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SSD caching via Intel SRT and NAS backups, do they cause problems?

I'm wanting to put an SSD as a cache drive using Intel's SRT technology, but am wondering, will running backups throughout the day from my NAS will cause the cache drive to constantly flush out games ...
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Case (in)sensitivity issues on a NAS connected to from both Linux and Windows machines

Scenario I have a NAS (Synology DS1813+ based on DSM 4.3). It runs a version of linux, so the file system is (supposedly) case sensitive. I access the NAS with 2 computers. One of them runs Windows 7 ...
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Synology: SMART status is abnormal but no errors shown

I have a Synology DS509+ NAS that is showing an "Abnormal" S.M.A.R.T. status for one of its drives: However, there seems to be nothing wrong with the S.M.A.R.T. test results: So, what's going ...
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WD NAS vs hd sentinel on disk health

My Western Digital My Book Live II, started failing some time ago, with a "Drive A Failed" message on the Web Interface monitor tool. After replacing Drive A, with a new one, drive B failed also a ...
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What ZFS-layout for mixed redundancy?

I'm currently planning to update my little home NAS (little Ubuntu Atom system with currently 12TB storage). I need 2 levels of different redundancy: very high level for important personal data, ...
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My browser (IE or Chrome) loses wireless internet connection when I connect LAN cable to the port

I have 2 Netgear routers. One is connected to my broadband and works fine using Wifi. The other I have specifically to connect to a WD MybookliveDUO NAS drive via over a wired connection from my PC; ...
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persistiant demand-based client caching for network storage

I'm going to preface this by saying that I really don't know if this is the right venue for this question. Aspects of it could be highly technical, but I would rather stay away from that side of ...
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Synology cannot find nas after reinstall windows 8

My NAS was working fine, I could logon to the web interface through the Synology Assistant and map the drive. But after reinstalling Windows 8 and updating it to 8.1 the Synology Assistant cannot find ...