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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GlusterFS: Different filesystems for bricks?

I'm currently working on a small cluster (~32 nodes) where a couple nodes (8 of them) have some extra disks (3x3TB) attached to them. The filesystem on all these nodes right now is ext4. Using ...
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How to Use Different Size Drives as a Single Volume Mounted in Windows via Samba Share

I have a Linux server with four 2 TB drives in a RAID arrangement. This array is then added to a Volume Group and a Logical Volume is created from it. This Logical Volume is shared out to a Windows ...
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How do I securely mount a remote filesystem on Windows?

I have a NAS server running Linux, and I want to add it as a network location on my Windows PC. Additionally, I want the connection between my Windows PC and NAS box to be secure (e.g. encrypted). ...
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Unable to launch XBMC installed on OpenMediaVault on a VirtualMachine

I'm wanting to test different distribution to test which OS I will take for my NAS+HTPC. Just for some context: I want to put a NAS and the HTPC on the same server because my main usage is to put ...
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Ping not working between two devices when going trough a switch with nothing else connected

(Apologies in advance if this is misplaced here. I'm trying to integrate a NAS into my network and have multiple problems. This is one of several questions that I'm planning to ask about this here.) ...
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Can't save large files to NAS, but can save small ones

I have the strangest problem; We have a linux based NAS (QNAP 470). The is plenty of free diskspace (2TB out of 5TB) and everyone (+:- 50 people) is able to write to the NAS without problem, except ...
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How do I set up a Synology NAS so it can be accessed by URL/name instead of by IP address

Example On Windows, I open Run with Win+R and enter \\192.168.1.30. The trouble is, every time the NAS reboots, that IP address may change. Question So that's why I'd prefer to access the NAS' ...
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NAS4Free istallation from LiveUSB to USB: not working

I'm trying to install NAS4Free on my home server but I have some troubles. There are several step-by-step instructions in the Internet, I used this one: ...
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6TB HDD in Synology RS814 NAS

Is it possible to put 6TB HDD's in a synology RS814 NAS? This isn't clear. This is the NAS: https://www.synology.com/nl-nl/products/RS814 ...
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Adding used hard drive to Buffalo NAS

I have a low end Buffalo NAS (lswvl is the model). Currently I had one disk in slot 2 which was installed long time ago and it was a fresh drive and fresh install - meaning I (probably) formatted ...
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Brother network printer config for Synology DiskStation AirPrint server

Synology DiskStation's DSM 5+ NAS OS includes Apple AirPrint and Google CloudPrint server services. However, it doesn't include drivers for my specific printer, a Brother DCP-7065DN. Do I need to ...
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How to delete iPhoto backup from WD My Cloud Mirror?

Summary: Our WD My Cloud Mirror is slow and unresponsive. As an attempt to resolve this issue I want to remove a backup of my iPhoto library. So far this delete operation has been unsuccessful. I ...
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what speeds to expect in 10/100 /1000Mbps Buffalo NAS 421e, D-Link DIR 655 and 10/100 ethernet laptop [closed]

i currently have a buffalo 421e NAS with a WD Red 2tb HDD, D-Link 605l (10/100 Ethernet) and using a HP 15 that has a 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet LAN. Copying files to the NAS comes to an average speed of ...
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Backing up Google Drive to NAS

I am interested if anyone has overcome the issue of making a physical backup of google drive on to a NAS? I have been looking in to a solution and am running in to the following problems. Backing ...
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Converting Boot drive from RAID0 to RAID1

I bought a HTPC I plan on using as a NAS/HTPC combo, which has been working well for me for a while now. When I bought the machine from Dell, it came with 2 500GB HDDs in a RAID0 configuration as ...
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Computer Fan - Can I use a fan with a different wattage than the original?

A fan recently died on a Synology NAS that we are using. The fan is an 80mm Sunon MagLev KDE1208PTV3 DC12V 0,8W 79,5 x 80 x 29,5 However, looking on eBay Germany it's hard to find this exact fan, ...
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Setup Temporary Sync between two Folders

Is there an easy way to create a temporary sync between two folders. I know about FreeFileSync and other similar tools. What I am looking is a temporary way to sync two folders. I have a NAS setup ...
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NAS disconnects from router when streaming device turns on

I have been using a Seagate Central NAS with my Linksys EA6900 perfectly fine for months. It is connected with a Gb Ethernet cable. Recently bought a Xiaomi (equivalent of AppleTV but designed/made ...
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How many volumes should I add in my btrfs?

How much overhead does a single physical partition add to a btrfs volume? ps aux | grep btrfs | wc -l results in 102. I have 4TBx4 in my NAS and 16GB RAM and Core i3 processor. The NAS also hosts a ...
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External Storage System For Multiple Machines With Box.com?

'm hoping this is the right place to ask this question: I have multiple machines all linked up to box.com, however, the syncing is causing issues (slow syncing to other computers) and I'm looking ...
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OSX 10.10 sparsebundle transfer to NAS from external hard drive failed, any way to resume transfer?

I was trying to transfer a 2.6TB sparsebundle file from my external drive to a new 6TB WD My Cloud NAS using finder. The old external drive is connected to my iMac OSX 10.10 via USB 3.0 and the NAS is ...
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Trouble with shrinking Synology RAID array

I purchased a new Synology, and copied most of my data over to the new device. The data I've left behind isn't worth professional recovery, but I'd like to have it if possible. There wasn't room on ...
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Limit BitTorrent client onboard QNAP TS-210 to download only

I have a QNAP TS-210 NAS device with Linux version of BitTorrent client embed into their native system. For legal reasons in my country, I'd like to become a "100% certified leech" and limit my ...
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Check corrupted pictures on Synology?

On my computer I use the jpeginfo command for checking if my pictures are corrupted or not. I am trying to use the same command on my Synology. I tried to manually install jpeginfo on my DS212 ...
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Could not enable File History on Windows 8.1

I've just tried to enable File History on a Windows 8.1 machine but I get this message: I've: Rebooted Started the Windows service manually Set the Windows Service to automatic None of those ...
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Server for multimedia and NAS porpuses: how to install Linux without consol?

I'm not very skilled Linux user and I don't really skilled in hardware but I'd like to try to setup home server for multimedia and data storage purposes. I have the following equipment: Server Full ...
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Creating multiple Time Machine volumes for a couple users on Synology NAS

I have a Synology DS414 NAS device and I would like to allow my whole family to perform backups of their Macs on the NAS storage. So far I have followed the official Synology guide and created a ...
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How can I restrict access to a backup drive to only one program in Windows 7?

I got an old computer from some friends, so I decided to wipe it and set it up as a home NAS running Windows 7. My plan is to have two external drives: one as a network-accessible, read/write device ...
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Swap disks between different NAS

I have a Dlink share center NAS and have have just purchased a Synology DS215j NAS. Can I take the discs out of the Dlink and put into the synology without losing the file contents?
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Recovering partitions from a Windows 7 NTFS drive HDD drive that was inserted into a NAS and set with new, Linux partitions

I had a netbook with NTFS formatted SATA HDD. There was Windows 7 installed inside. I ejected HDD from netbook and inserted to QNAP TS-212P NAS enclosure to copy all contents of netbook’s HDD ...
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iMac mid 2011 with Yosemite [closed]

My screensaver app tries to connect to a folder on my NAS that no longer exists and this causes problems. I tried to give the screen saver another path to a local directory but it does not change and ...
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NAS can't connect via switch but works directly on router

I own a WD MyCloud 3TB and a TP-LINK TL-SG1005D Switch (10/100/1000Mbps 5-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch) as well as a Linksys X3000 Modem-Router. If I attach the NAS to the router it connects without ...
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Windows 8.1 Offline Folder from NAS on home network?

On my home network I have a NAS device. It's an old IOmega StorCenter iX2 that runs SAMBA. I have it configured with mirrored drives. It's old, but it has served me well. I have a new Windows 8.1 ...
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Can't access network drives anymore

I have this annoying problem: I cannot access network drives / computers on my same network anymore! I have a QNAP (nas) on IP 192.168.178.5, and other PCs in the same network. The other PCs can ...
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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 ...