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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What are these 'Ghost' files, visible over CIFS but not on the host machine?

I'm trying to restore a Perforce depot from a Linux based (Thecus) NAS but I'm getting different results when looking at the mount from the server vs logging into the NAS via SSH directly I'm at a ...
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Accessing NAS drive via bridging router

I have a NAS connected to my Asus RT-N66U. I can connect to the NAS drive via the ASUS router on 192.168.1.67 However the wifi signal in my bedroom is not strong enough so I have a second Zyxel ...
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what does NASware do?

Some Western Digital hard drives advertise themselves as having NASWare. My question is.. . what does NASWare do? When I Google it I get articles talking about what NAS is (network attached storage, ...
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Will adding SSD to NAS significantly improve Git performance?

I run a QNAP TS-470 Pro with three out of four HD slots equipped with WD Red SATA 6Gb/s 4TB drives. They are in RAID 5. On there, I have a Web volume running Apache. I use this as a development ...
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Does Synology DS716+ NAS back up iPhone photos or just sync?

I'm thinking of buying this NAS. I'm planning to use pretty much all the features on it. Running Plex, using the Time Machine and also backing up home PCs. One thing I'm a bit confused about is ...
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What are my options for setting user permissions with a CIFS share?

I have a NAS that only allows CIFS mounts on a Linux machine. I would like to set it up on a server, that I don't have root access to (but can ask every once in a while the root to do something on the ...
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WD MyCloud NAS Slow Transfer Speed

Let me start by saying that I'm a networking newbie. I understand the basic processes but not the intricacies of multiple routing devices on a network. My setup is essentially this: -----------------...
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Linksys WRT1900AC or Asus RT-AC68U as NAS and Print hubs

I'm considering buying one of the mentioned wireless routers: Linksys WRT1900AC or WRT1900ACS Asus RT-AC68U They both have two USB ports. I'd like to connect a USB hard drive (Seagate FreeAgent ...
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NAS vs USB enclosure

What are the practical differences between using a dedicated NAS and a simple USB enclosure plugged in back of the router? Theoretically I'll get the same functionality from both, I guess a ...
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Recover data from partitions (HDD from broken NAS)

I've seen similar posts around, but no answer that fits my needs (seems that most people just want to format their drives or they run linux?). But it I've missed an answer and this is a duplicate, I ...
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Most secure and flexible file access on a NAS

I have a NAS at home that I use to store my documents and media files. I recently got a raspberry Pi on which I installed a media center (openElec). Giving access to the media files to the raspberry ...
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Allow users to create folders at netowrk share, but not open others folders

I have a ReadyNas Pro4. On it I have created a shares such as "Movies", "Music", "Backup" etc.. The first step For these shares I would like to set some (for me) advanced privileges, which brings me ...
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QNAP TS669 Pro 2 machines via ethernet connection

I've got a Mac connected to a ethernet port to the NAS, I want to connect another windows PC via the other ethernet port but using the same conf as the Mac (changing only the machine IP address) doesn'...
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Map NAS drive ip address to name

I have a NAS drive on my local network at a static IP. i can browse this drive at \\10.0.0.x\ However, I would like to alias this ip to a more human readable name: \\server\ how do I accomplish ...
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Repurposing Old Drives to Make OS X Compatible Shared NAS

I have a MacBook running OS X 10.11.2 and an iPhone running iOS 9.2, I noticed I have a few spare drives with varying sizes and also an SSD lying around, I was wondering what I could use them for. I ...
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Router / Windows + Linux + NAS / hostname service without Windows Server?

My network generally works well. I've got DHCP handing out IP addresses and a few fixed IP's for printers and NAS devices. I've got the following devices on my network all managed through wired and ...
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Unison sync with WD NAS

I am trying to set up a (2-way) sync with a WD mycloud mirror NAS. The clients run Ubuntu, and I thought Unison would be a good way to do this. I mounted the NAS share on the client, using nfs sudo ...
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Windows 7 is corrupt; How to save Windows settings on clean install

Last week I had problems with my PC and I fixed all hardware related issues, but the result window doesnt start up anymore. I want to reinstall Windows and delete everything I currently have on the ...
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What is the best way to setup separate FreeNAS jails/plugins using separate datasets?

I am running FreeNAS-9.3-STABLE-201512121950 from a USB stick in VirtualBox on a Mac Mini Server (late 2012 - Macmini6,2) running OS X El Capitan. Quad-core i7, 16G RAM, with 8G and 2 procs devoted ...
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Mac can no longer connect to any other device on the network, but can see them all

I have two Macs, a NAS, a network printer and a router. Yesterday while saving a file to the NAS, I got an error and all the share point on the server disconnected from my iMac. Every time I have ...
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Amazon Glacier and QNAP

I have set up my QNAP NAS to backup to Amazon Glacier which seems to work well. However when I login to AWS the vault I am backing up to it shows the vault is empty, size 0, inventory last updated not ...
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Synology Diskstation has two ssh ports after changing standart port on DSM 5

I was trying to change the standard ssh port on my Diskstation, running DSM 5, by editing those two files: /etc/ssh/sshd_config /etc.defaults/ssh/sshd_config and uncommenting and changing the line ...
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Does expanding capacity of RAID 5 format all the drives?

I currently have three drives installed in My Cloud EX4 configured to RAID 5. However I would like to install one more drive. The only way to be able to use all of these drives is by selecting "Expand ...
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Migrate non-redundant data to larger disk on Synology NAS

I have a Synology DS213j using two disks I had to spare, 2TB and 1.5TB. These are nearly full so I plan to replace them. To put all data onto the new disks I just wanted to connect the old disks to my ...
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Recommended RAID Mode for Small NAS Array

I am interested in purchasing a NAS array as a home server, and I am looking at currently 4x2TB drives in a 4-bay Netgear ReadyNAS array. I understand that RAID is not a backup and am will be backing ...
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Reduce RAID 5 NAS size (and number of disks)

We setup a QNAP TS451 recently in RAID 5 out of the box with 4x4TB HDs. It's turned out to be too much space and I'm interested in reclaiming some of the 4TB drives to use elsewhere. Wondering about ...
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how to make non-root user to ssh using key instead of password?

I've recently purchased the Synology NAS 215j and having problems with SSH. Root user works as expected I've added my public key to /root/.ssh/authorized_keys... Problems with non-root user: sshd ...
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raspberry pi cloud or NAS server

soon i will have a raspberry pi and i would like to transform into a cloud server or a NAS server just to have all my files through the network, the problem is that i have to be able to access it ...
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How can I analyze what causes continous disk access in my Synology NAS?

Since some days (no update of any app or os was done) my NAS operates day and night with disk access. In the processes panel, I cannot see something that reveals much: Somebody knows how I can ...
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Guest Network and NAS

I am trying to setup a network where I can achieve several things. I might be overthinking this, but here is how I envision it working: I am willing to use 2 or 3 routers I want a network or subnet ...
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ZFS partition lost UUID / PARTUUID

I have a NAS with a 4TB HDD with 2 partitions: one swap and other ZFS. The second partition has disappeared from the NAS, and isn't listed in blkid or /dev/*. gparted recognizes the partition as /dev/...
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FreeNas single disk ZFS Pool Volume no longer mounts, HDD is 100% SMART ok, need help recovering data

I'm facing a huge issue with a small NAS i have at work. I've made the NAS a few months back as a test, but since then it's full of important data, a lot of which not backed up anywhere else. This ...
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Direct connection with ethernet using MAC/IP

I have a NAS drive (server) which has a static IP. When I try and connect my laptop directly to the NAS via Ethernet often the network icon in the Ubuntu unity-panel just plays the Wi-Fi 'connecting' ...
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How do I check which element of my LAN is causing my upload speeds to be incredibly slow?

I have a Buffalo NAS 520 running via wifi attached to a Sky router (144Mbps and 2.4GHz) I'm attempting to upload via my home network but am getting speeds of 0.69 Mbps and the download speed is 6....
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How to Setup a File Server and use it over Internet?

I want to Setup a FileServer so that i could Access/Edit my Files over Internet. I'm having Apple Airport Time Capsule of 3TB Storage filled almost 70% of Personal Files and Movies.And Im having a PC ...
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Hard drive requirments for a home NAS Streaming (Plex) server

I plan to build this server to store my Blu-Ray rips, personal photos and music. My original plan was to install Ubuntu but now I plan to run Windows Server 2012 R2 - Datacenter, I get it for free as ...
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Comparing files in folders in windows

I am in need of a solution that allows me to compare a sum of of files within two different directories. I was performing a half terabyte copy to Onedrive for business from a NAS device when some ...
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No connection to NAS with a Router

I have following Network Devices InternetBox: VDSL Modem+Router 2in1 (4x LAN + WLAN) IP (192.168.1.1) - Located in Basement Router: Netgear WNDR3700v5 Router (4x LAN + 1WAN + WLAN) IP (192.168....
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Expertise needed - newbie looking for a NAS dual platform solution

I need some help in setting up a NAS and to allow back ups from both OS X and Windows on the same device. Will a Buffalo Quad NAS be the solution to my problem ? The Kit: Mac: I have an old G5 ...
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Why buy Network Attached Storage (NAS)? Why not just a server PC? [closed]

NAS seems to cost about the same price as a cheap desktop. On the one hand the NAS has a dedicated Linux distro, but I could put OpenNAS, FreeNAS, etc, on a desktop PC. If I go wth a desktop and ...
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Running Kallithea in Docker on Synology Server

I am attempting to set up a git server with https://kallithea-scm.org/ in a docker image. The installation went through fine. I started the kallithea server and the terminal says, serving on http://...
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Will FreeNAS/ZFS let me manage my storage this way

I'm considering FreeNAS; and want to confirm that my understanding of what I can/can't do with storage in it is correct beforehand. Initial build out: 1 storage pool with 2 x 6TB drives mirroring ...
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Can I use a Synology NAS to encode video with FFmpeg?

I record a few hours of video footage every day, and then encode it on my computer which takes many, many hours. The CPU usage goes up to a level where I can't use my computer with ease. Since I have ...
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RAID 5/10 setup

I am trying to setup a personal media server. I am thinking of working with RAID 5 or 10 ( I haven't decided yet). So my questions are What would be a recommended RAID setup? I don't need anything ...
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Creating a specific folder within each folder in a NAS device

I have a NAS device with all my media folders. example of folders: \10.0.0.3\HDMovies\12 Years A Slave (2013) \10.0.0.3\HDMovies\Blue Jasmine (2013) Request help me do the following please: I wish ...
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Synology Diskstation - Setting up Shares

I am trying to allow users on my Synology Diskstation to share folders with eachother from their homes. So, let's say this is my folder structure: homes - william - pictures - tahoe - ...
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Is it possible to upgrade the hard drives in a My Cloud Mirror NAS?

I recently bought a WD My Cloud Mirror NAS which includes 2 2TB hard drives running in RAID 1 by default. That effectively gives me 2TB of storage space which is plenty for now. I know I will ...
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Plex on WD and Synology

I'm not sure if it's possible, but I have two NAS: one WD Cloud and one Synology NAS. I am trying to add the films on the WD NAS to Plex my library on my Synology NAS without moving all of them across....
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NAS causing Internet Time Outs on other computers

Yesterday I installed a new Synology DS715 NAS server. Since then the internet connection on all other LAN connected PCs encounter disconnects. This is most noticable when playing online games, which ...
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Raid 5 Nas or Raid 5 with FreeNas?

I need to buy or build a Raid 5 NAS system that is somewhat reliable. 70% of its use will be for storage (such as for back ups), the remaining 30% will be for accessing files from the Intranet. ...