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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Is it safe to connect to network share via VPN?

I have a NAS running somewhere and I have configured VPN access for it. I usually need to access the files outside the NAS LAN, hence VPN. I'm currently accessing it through "\\MYNAS" on Windows ...
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Custom built server array

I have a pc that i have dedicated as a file server. It currently had 5 sata drives in it and has room for maybe one more. In the near future i am going to be building a new house. I would like to ...
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Synology Rs812 and WD Red WD60EFRX 6 TB - The volume size must be under 16TB

I'va got a synology Rs812 and 4 x WD Red WD60EFRX 6 TB, now I want those drives in raid-5 or raid-6, but the DSM gives me the message 'The volume size must be under 16TB'. I'd like to have 24TB.. On ...
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Auto shutdown if there's no 'real' network traffic for a 'homeserver'

Hello I just installed my homeserver I'm using the following: TvHeadend PyLoad NzbGet Samba I plan to shutdown if the up/downstream by those services is less than 1 Mb/s(Bandwith) or Traffic in ...
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CRC Mismatches during file transfers over network

Background This is a problem I have been having for quite a while now. When streaming videos over the network via Wifi or Ethernet I was getting artifacts and blocky pixels that were green and so ...
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NFS v4 access denied by server while mouting between Synology and Raspberry Pi

I'm trying to mount an NFS (v4, or v3.. but get the same error...) from a Synology Server to a Raspberry Pi client. But I get this error: mount.nfs4: access denied by server while mounting ...
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Home Network - NAS, VPN, 2 Wifi networks [on hold]

I have a scenario where I want to have a home network setup with the following things: Normal Wifi network Another Wifi network that runs over a VPN (possibly multiple), so my TV and pick up netflix ...
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Error mounting NFS unit between synology server and Raspberry Pi client

I'm trying to mount an NFS (v4, or v3.. but get the same error...) from a Synology Server to a Raspberry Pi client. But I get this error: mount -t nfs4 IP_address_of_server:/volume1/nfsnvf ...
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Which version of Windows should I install on my home server?

I've had a WD MyBook World NAS drive for about 4 years now and it's served me faithfully as a media streaming box, but I have outgrown it. I have now gone down the home server route with a HP ProLiant ...
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seagate Central 3TB slow Transfer Speed

I have a seagate central 3TB NAS which is returning very slow file transfer speeds of just 4mbps. My router is a Buffalo Airstation WHR-G300N and is showing 300mbps connection speed. It is in N ...
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I had a western digital nas but it has died. How can I get the contents off of it? [duplicate]

I had a western digital bookworld nas. It has died. How can I get the contents off of it? Thanks.
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Delete empty directories Synology NAS Shell

I try to delete my empty directories on my Synology NAS (DS415+). I tried: find . -type d | xargs rmdir But the problem is that I have directroies with spaces in the names like "hello (2012)". ...
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How do I change Synology DSM 5.0 http port via SSH?

I need to change port for HTTP from 5000 to 7777 on my Synology NAS via SSH. Is this possible?
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How to make the low cost , most efficient NAS raid with Raspberry Pi [closed]

I'm doing an experiment with my Raspberry Pi for education and giggles. I'd like to know which is the most energy and speed efficient option considering the materials I have and what I'm trying to do. ...
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Managing an insane number of USB Drives [closed]

I've been searching the net for a clear solution to a problem in the company I work for to no avail; maybe somebody has a good idea around here. I work for a video making company with a lot of ...
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Using home NAS as a substitute for local storage: Performance and application compatibility considerations

I recently got a Mac laptop for the first time, and now have 4 computers in the house (2 Mac laptops, 2 Windows desktops). The idea of the laptop is so that I can have more computer time because I can ...
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What are the possible reasons that I can't access my NAS from my local network?

I have a NAS that is connected to my home router. I used to be able to access that NAS via my laptop (running Windows 8.1) when I connect to my home router too. Recently, I am not able to do so. I am ...
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USB Storage w/ OS on HDD

I want to plug a USB storage HDD into a Raspberry Pi and use it as a NAS. The HDD is from my old Macbook, so it will have an OS on it. Is it still possible to treat it like an extra HDD and retrieve ...
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NAS via HDD connected to PC or HDD connected to the router

Hardware I am working with Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 (R7000) (USB 3.0; running stock firmware, but can run Tomato if needed) Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 2 TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (MPN: ...
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Accessing files in Windows Explorer on a remote device [closed]

I'm going to try to keep this generic so that other users facing similar circumstances can learn from this, but it's definitely a problem I haven't found a straight-forward answer to online yet. I'm ...
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Create NAS storage with DD-WRT

I'm super confused about this. I'm trying to create NAS with DD-WRT such that i can have various files as well as various users, each user with certain permissions. Some files will be accessible only ...
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Network Attached Storage with USB Storage, Macbook HDD, and Raspberry Pi

I have an old Macbook 13" and i want to make the HDD into a network attached storage device. Basically tear the HDD out, attach it to a USB storage device, and connect that to a Raspberry Pi. I want ...
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Western Digital MyCloud EX2 can't see USB drives

I have a new WD EX2 with 8TB of storage. The device and storage are working fine. I'm using the device's built in management site under http://wdmycloudex2.local/ and I should be able to plug in a USB ...
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LXDE, TghtVNC and IceWeasel on Synology NAS

I have a DS412+ Synology NAS (Dual Core a 2.13 GHz - 1Go of RAM). I would like to install the LXDE desktop on it and VNC server to access it. Is it possible to install these packages by the command ...
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NAS detected on Windows 10 but not showing under Network

I have a MyBookLiveDuo NAS that is working and configured correctly (It was working on Windows 8.1 before I updated). After I updated it simply do not show under Network on Windows Explorer. I can ...
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Detect synology shutdown to shut down other server

I have a cubietruck (raspberry like) Linux server, which is powered by USB from a synology server. This unconventional setup has some reasons. The problem is now that when the synology server shuts ...
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Mapping a Remote Network Drive

I use Windows 8.1, and through its "Map a Network Drive" functionality, I access various folders inside my LAN-connected NAS. I like this feature because it allows me to elegantly browse contents on ...
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NAS Download is slower than Upload

Is it normal that when i transfer a file from my pc to my Seagate Central (NAS) i have a transfer speed of 11mBps (which is normal according i have a 100mbps network card), but when i transfer a file ...
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Raid mode 5+ has collapsed on my Mediasonic HFR2-ASU3S2, how to get data back?

I have this: Mediasonic HFR2-ASU3S2 I set it up with 4x 4tb drives that were meant for NAS, all WD drives. Now when I plug in the Mediasonic HFR2-ASU3S2 I get a warning pop up asking me if I want to ...
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Mapping a (Remote) Network Drive

I use Windows 8.1, and through its "Map a Network Drive" functionality, I access various folders inside my LAN-connected NAS. I like this feature because it allows me to elegantly browse contents on ...
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How best to manage mapping drive letters?

I have the below configuration on my home computer: C: Operating system (Windows 8.1) D: SSD (quick scratch drive) E: Large HDD (large storage) F: Optical drive I: NAS storage directory #1 J: NAS ...
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McAffee Firewall won't allow access to my NAS

I'm using McAfee All Access-Total protection (latest version). I have a NAS available through a switch on my home network. When I start up my computer I cannot get to the NAS. If I turn off McAffee ...
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Install GDrive on Seagate Central Linux

Is there a way to install Google Drive for MontaVista Linux 6? I have Seagate Central NAS and it does not have option to sync with GDrive through the standard interface. It has embedded Linux ...
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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 ...