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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Warranty on server grade hard-disks. Is that a good thing?

I couldn't come up with a better question and I hope this does not belong to server fault. Recently I obtained some western digital RED hard-disks, which are specially build for NAS. They come with ...
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How to use Google Drive when a network drive is required?

I have used Google Drive for backups for a while now (yes...I do encrypt certain files locally). I was in the situation where I had plenty of local storage and just moved my Google Drive directory ...
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Synology NAS GbE

I plan to buy DS2413+ for home but I don't want to find out soon after that 10GbE has became a standard. It is quite expensive piece of equipment so I want to keep it for about 10y+ now I wouldn't ...
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Netgear NAS Windows 7 Home and Premium

Using NAS and Raidar works nicely on Windows Pro, but not on Windows Home. In fact Home will not basic share with Pro even on the same LAN. So share permissions and passwords are irrelevant as web ...
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Drobo-like NAS unit or NAS OS [closed]

I've been looking at Drobo units lately, and the ability to just add in a drive of any size and have the useable size of the array grow seems really nice to me. What doesn't seem nice to me is that if ...
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OSX: Can NOT ping to the network interface of NAS

Suddenly, I can NOT access NAS using Finder so I tried to do ping to the network interface of NAS with straight cable which is connected to the box directly. But, I could NOT ping to the interface. ...
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Cannot access my NFS share on my debian Plex Media Server box

I have a Synology NAS sharing a "MEDIA" folder by NFS. http://i.stack.imgur.com/J55lW.png (screenshot) I would like to access this folder from my Plex Media Server (running on Debian). I added ...
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Home NAS backup system

my question is about automatiom and backups. So I go to work and generate about 1GB of files a day, i want to have a NAS at home that when i come home with my laptop and connect to the network it ...
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Unable to access Public share on My Book Live NAS

We have a Western Digital My Book Live N.A.S. on the local network, it was mapped as a network drive and has worked great in the past. Recently the router reassigned some of the IPs and it couldn't ...
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Synology NAS resume rsync backup after connection loss

I am trying to do a backup from a synology NAS to an offsite NAS. I am using rsync through DSM5 as of now, but it doesn't give me the possibility to resume the backup if a connection loss occurs. This ...
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How to prevent httpd on DSM 5.0/Synology DS214 to remove errornous config files?

I'm trying to set up some Rewrite* directives for a httpd 2.2.27 on DSM 5.0 on a Synology DS214 by adding dokuwiki.conf to /etc/httpd/sites-enabled-user which is included in ...
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Mirroring Files/Folders on Nas, Similar to Google Drive Sync

I would like to create something similar to Google Drive with my NAS (MyBook Live). Where I can have a local copy and if I modify it, the changes are made on the NAS. Periodically it would check and ...
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mount XFS filesystem in ubuntu with permissions

I want to remove data from a Netgear Stora drive that I can no longer access via the Stora itself. The drive appears to be fine, but the Stora is fighting with my router, and it's old and somewhat ...
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How can I delete ALL app data?

I am currently experiencing an issue with my backed up data. I have a NAS, and I have incidentally backed up my AppData folder off of my user account to the NAS. I was attempting to delete that ...
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Publishing .NET MVC website to MONO on Synology NAS

I'm not able to figure out how I can host a simple MVC 4 or MVC 3 website to my Synology DS413J. I installed MONO V2.11, this is still in beta on the Synology. After installing and running this I went ...
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Improve slow NAS Ethernet transfer speeds: On-The-Fly Ethernet Compression with SAMBA?

Hardware: Pogoplug E02 (ARMv5te, Marvell Kirkwood 1.2GHz, 256m RAM) Software: ArchLinux, MDADM RAID 5 array, Ext4, SAMBA server This setup delivers file transfers to my Windows clients at ~21MB/s ...
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Synology NAS DS 413j SMART

A few days ago i received a SMART warning stating that my 2nd disk of volume 1 has failed. So yesterday i replaced that drive with a brand new one. I also scheduled a weekly extended smart test that ...
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“Sleeping” hard drive with dd-wrt NAS

I have a Linksys e4200 (v1) router running DD-WRT dd-wrt.v24-21061_NEWD-2_K2.6_big-nv60k. I attached a Seagate drive and have it shared over SMB and FTP. It seems at times it unmounts the drive. ...
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How to find how many HDDs are present in a NAS?

I'm logged into the web interface of a NAS made by LG Electronics. It is obviously running some Linux version : Linux LG-NAS-N1T1 2.6.30-nt1 #130 Sun Nov 28 15/31/54 KST 2010 armv5tel GNU/Linux ...
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Accessing MyNet N750 NAS via Windows 8

My Windows 8.1 PC is unable to access my NAS (connected to my WD MyNet N750 router). The N750 does detect the drive and I can access it via FTP. I can also connect to the drive through my Windows 7 ...
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What would be the role of a Raspberry Pi hooked to a harddisk and a VPN?

I'm trying to troubleshoot the network at the SME of my girlfriend: the previous network admin was more or less trying to blackmail them (for example refusing to give the passwords of the various ...
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Hard Drive Connected to Router Randomly Loses Files Or Turns Them Into Empty Folders

Several months ago, I decided to replace my network storage device with a standard external hard drive that hooked up to the USB connection on my Linksys EA3500 SMART WiFi Wireless Router. The ...
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How to read a Linux HD from a NAS on a windows machine?

I have/had a Buffalo NAS drive, LS-WSX Series working fine until I decided to clean out the trash folder on the NAS. Since then I can not access the shared folders that I had set up. I have spoken ...
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“The local device is already running” error on Windows Server SBS 2008

I have an issue with an old NAS which i have mapped on IP Address 192.168.1.2. The drive isn't accessible even when it is mapped. I have tried to remap it using: net use * /delete and net use * ...
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OpenVPN on a Diskstation TLS Handshake error, Self signed cert, Defaults

I have a DS 1813+ with DSM 5 4493 Update 1 installed (latest) and am having issues setting up OpenVPN I have it working internally, (which is strange in itself) but when I remote from my house or ...
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Best solution: NAS with DMS for CAD workgroup

I am currently trying to figure out the best solution for a small (2-5 persons) workgroup that primarily works with CAD files and some standard office stuff. The users want to use the NAS as a central ...
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How to add a user to DSM 5.x without initial password and force setting password at first login (ssh)

I want to add users to my Synology DS214 with DSM 5.0. I'd like to let the password be set by the user at the first login with ssh. How to do this? How can I enforce a certain complexity of the ...
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Could server's support of RSync speed up backup process?

I have Synology 210j NAS, which supports rsync. Currently this feature is disabled and I use the following code to backup data there from my Mac: mkdir /Volumes/BackupTemp mount -t smbfs ...
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Connect USM hard disk to USB

Yesterday I bought Seagate 2Bay 4 TB NAS business storage. Seller included Seagate Backup Plus 1 TB USM drive. The USM disk fits nicely in my NAS, but is it possible to use it as external hard ...
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Can a personal cloud storage device be used for syncing OneNote?

(Please note this is a question about a type of NAS (Network Attached Storage) device, not an online cloud storage service.) If I understand it correctly, a personal cloud storage device (for example ...
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How to prevent WD MyBook Live Duo from going to sleep?

I have an issue of my WD MyBook Live Duo going into some kind of low power standby mode when it hasn't been accessed for awhile. When I try accessing the drive it takes a minute or two to become ...
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Synology NAS upload speed very slow

When I copy huge files from my NAS to anywhere in my LAN, the upload speed is not constant. I experience that expecially on HD movies, which are hanging. This is the network graph: The NAS is ...
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Is there a wiki (in English language) about administration of Synology DSM and OS internals [closed]

The only wikis about administration of Synology products I found are http://www.synology-wiki.de: I'd rather like to contribute in English in order to enlarge the audience ...
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How to use the USB port on the SmartRG SR505n router?

Does anyone know how to use the USB port on the SR505n for printer or storage sharing. There seems to be no options of the sort in the configuration screen. The specs say that it supports both.
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Automount SMB share when NAS becomes available

I have a NAS server at home which shares content through SMB. The NAS server isn't always on, only really use it when I need to, so I use WOL (WAKE ON LAN) etc... Is it possible to automatically ...
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How to speed up data transfer between Portable HD and NAS (QNAP)?

I am trying to transfer data from a Western Digital USB2 Drive to a QNAP TS-212E. I am transfering the data between the portable HD and the NAS using rsync (see following command). rsync -v -r -h ...
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Efficient File Sharing with Synology NAS

I am using a Synology DS213. Before I got a new router I could transfer files very quick over the windows explorer. After getting a new router nothing seems to work for me. - Over Windows Explorer I ...
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Windows Drive Share Issue

I set up an NAS system today and it works like a charm on my LAN. I'm having trouble with making it accessible through the internet. The NAS has a web management system which I hooked up to a ...
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Which option is better for NAS old computer or NAS devices [closed]

I searched on internet about NAS and many have come up with solution of using OLD computer with bunch of drives and use FreeNAS and it don't cost money The other i have found is to use Netgear ...
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WD My Cloud disconnecting from network during file transfer

I bought a WD My Cloud 2 TB and when I opened it for the first time, it offered for me to upgrade to the latest firmware version: 3.04.01. I upgraded, then I started to copy my files into drive. After ...
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How can I join the big chasis with SATA drives to computer

I am planning to order this chasis with 20 SATA Drives It has only chasis and powersupply. How am I supposed to use this. As I have understood I need to add motherboard to the chasis and make it as ...
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tcp retransmission on lan, wifi is fine

I have a Dell XPS 17 laptop (about 5 years old) running Windows 7 and a Synology RS412 NAS. I also have various other networked devices (servers, routers, laptops, pcs). Some are in my domain, some ...
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Using Ethernet for NAS and WiFi for internet

I recently moved and have an unusual setup. I live in a rural area and am being forced to connect to the internet through a WiFi hotspot as I get a much better connection from my mobile phone. I would ...
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Permission issue on some files on a NAS D-link DNS 325

I have some permission issue with folders on my NAS, and I have no idea how to get the reset permission for these files. I'm having a D-link DNS-325. My volume is mounted using afp, connected with a ...
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Partition Hard disk with start sector 1

I have a new Hard Disk which I want to use for NAS drive. The requirement is that the partition as seen in fdisk should be as below. Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System ...
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Does a router USB port means it supports NAS?

My ISP will be sending me a SmartRG SR505n modem/router and I see from the specs that it has a USB 2.0 port. Does this mean that it supports adding a NAS (my extrenal HDD for example?). I checked the ...
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What type of hard drives can be used in storage server [closed]

First of all i am not asking for any shopping Recommendation but i want to know about this product on ebay ...
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Can I use fiber channel drives with normal server for home labs

I am planning to buy this But I am not sure if I can attach it to my IBM server x3650 M2 to use as storage / backup of VMS. I don't know much about these fiber drives. Can anyone please help me on ...
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Automatically mount a network drive from a wireless USB adaptor

Here's the plan: I've got a Hi-fi music system that reads music from CDs, iPods, and USBs. All my music is stored on a NAS (ripped from my CDs) The NAS is conneted via Ethernet to my Wifi router ...
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Using WD myCloud cloud storage without the bundled apps?

Does anyone know or have experience using th western digital myCloud cloud storage without relying on their bundled applications. Like just use it over the cloud with access through IP address or ...