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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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 ...
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Migrate RAID 5 from USB

My file server is dead, I think it's the motherboard. I have a RAID 1 and a RAID 5 setup (Windows 8 software RAID) which I would like to migrate to a new Synology DS414. I have an Intel NUC, is it ...
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QNAP TS-809U: Domain Users / Groups disappear and the server has to be rejoined to the AD Domain

We have a TS809U that we have joined to the domain. Shares and access rights works as the should with the domain users and everything is just the way it should be. But after a couple of weeks/a month ...
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Is it possible to have low level encryption on the disks of a Synology Disk Station DS213J (NAS)?

I know I can encrypt shared folders, but unfortunately not the home/homes folder. All I want is that if my NAS is stolen than all data is unusable. I don't need to have different encryption for each ...
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Does robocopy make a local copy of the files?

I have a seagate NAS which I access over a shared folder. I also have 3 computers with a shared folder. I want to backup files from the 3 computers to the seagate NAS. I cannot run those tasks with ...
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Connect my WD USB HD to a Buffalo NAS

I can format my Western Digital USB HD either NTFS or exFAT. I tried both. This happens: exFAT: I can see the USB device in the admin tool of the NAS but it doesn't give any information (such as ...
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How can I configure permissions of a Synology NAS so Oracle Data Pump can export there?

I am trying to set up Oracle Data Pump Directories on a Synology Diskstation DS412+ running DSM 4.3-3810. The Oracle Database Servers are running the 10g, 11g and 12c. The Diskstation and the database ...
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Options for SATA ports on motherboard for Files server

I am planning to build a big file server. (Windows or FreeNAS). I need at lease 300T of space. what options do I have to RAID all disks together? I mean on physical level what kind of connection ...
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Who is the best user to be the owner of shared files?

I installed Debian on a home computer which will be used as a NAS. The server will share a folder with computers using Ubuntu or Windows 7 (I use a dual-boot). Should I chown all the shared folder and ...
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file copy from remote client to NAS

Is there an easy way to file-copy/backup (not a system image) all files of a remote system to a NAS, without having the users to stop working? I was thinking along the lines of Administrative Shares ...
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Download network folder when available

Is it possible to download (preferably: one-way sync, so also delete) a network folder, for instance \\NAS\Music to a local folder like D:\Music if available, otherwise leave it the same. I want to ...
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OSX how to chmod a mounted AFP folder from NAS

I have mounted a drive from my DLINK DNS 320 Nas onto my Mac Mini 10.9 via AFP. One of the subfolders where I usually store photos (named '2013') is currently showing restricted access permissions, ...
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Is there any web based file exchange for NAS?

I see lot of small companies having a NAS willing to exchange large files with their customers. They spend an incredible amount of time dealing with big email or websites like wetransfer. Idealy, ...
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NAS with DLNA, WiFi and torrents? [closed]

I understand the FAQ discourages asking for recommendations, but I don't think this question will be obsolete anytime soon... I'm looking for a NAS device that has an inbuilt torrent client, a DLNA ...
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FreeNas ZFS Non-Striped Configuration To Maximize Available Space?

I have a 4 disk (2.0TB each) FreeNas setup and I want to maximize the space available for storage. From what I've read that would involve using the stripe configuration, but that also increases the ...
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IOMEGA StorCenter discovery of IX2-200 after new computer re-installation

Executive Summary: I have an Iomega Ix2-200, probably first generation, purchased and installed in 2010. After setting it up, I adapted it to my home network needs, and it has worked flawlessly ...
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How do I stream my iTunes playlists through Twonky Media Server?

I have a NAS (WD MyBook Live) shipped with Twonky Media Server 5.1.9 who actually works pretty well, but it doesn't show my iTunes (10.7) playlists (the iTunes library is stored on it, under the ...
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Windows 8.1 Slow Gigabit Networking

I think I'm going mad, my recently reformatted computer (from Windows 7 64bit to Windows 8.1 64bit) will no longer transfer any files to my NAS at more than a 100mbit connection speed. Whilst on W7 ...
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Can I access a NAS through a bridged connection?

I plan to buy a NAS, but I do not have access to the wireless router at my house (I'm renting a room). Can I connect the NAS to the ethernet port on my desktop, then create a network bridge between ...
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How can I change my NAS SSID and wireless password?

I have a Synology DS213 NAS, which appears under my wireless networks as "diskstation". I want to change the SSID and, more importantly, set a password to it. (Currently it has none.) I can't seem to ...
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View network locations from Debian shell

I'm trying to see a list of all devices on the network from the shell in debian. The same list you get by typing 'Network' into an explorer window on Windows. Seems like it should be an easy thing to ...
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What is NAS with regard to a blank internal HD

I understand Network-attached storage, but what does that have to to with blank internal hard-drives? Exclusive NASware 2.0 technology - Our exclusive technology, NASware 2.0, makes WD Red ...
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Physical HDD emulation [duplicate]

I own an standalone DVR system (used for video surveillance) which apparently has an embedded Linux inside of it... The DVR writes the recordings on a locally attached SATA HDD. Because I have no ...
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Is there a benefit to having NAS with ECC memory and ZFS filesystem when I work on systems with neither?

Recently I've read some alarming stats on corruption rates in systems with non-ECC RAM and typical filesystems. From what I can Google, having a system with ECC RAM running ZFS is probably the best ...
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Synology NAS dsm 4.x on 207+

I'm looking for a (small) hack to upgrade the DS207+ Synology NAS to DSM 4.x On the Synology forums there seems to be an solution, however there is no guide or nothing available on how to perform it. ...
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Cant find my ip address for my network attached storage

I have a zyxel NSA-2400 that i am currently trying to move all the data onto an external drive, because i want to replace the drives with new ones. There was some issue earlier with transfering data, ...
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Setting up Windows Server 2012 with a NAS

Looking to set up a Synology DS412+ NAS on a Windows 2012 Server for backups and extra storage. How do you make the NAS viewable on the network? I have been trying for 3 days with no luck. I can FTP ...
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windows server 2012 r2

Hello all< I seem to be having a big problem with windows server 2012-r2 trying to install a new NAS unit synology DS412+ it works fine in windows 8.1 pro, but the server 2012 doesn't see the NAS, ...
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Windows 7 sometimes fails to resolve hostnames correctly

I have a Problem with my PC sometimes resolving the wrong IPs for some hostnames. Network setup I'm currently forced to use a o2 Box 6431 with Firmware 1.01.23b installed. Connected to this network ...
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Run batch file through Windows 7 scheduler to rename folder on network drive

I'm trying to do what I believed would be very simple: have a .bat file that rename two folders on a network drive. The script works fine when running from prompt, but not from the scheduler. Any ...
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Safest, most flexible storage for multiple HDD's

I am building a NAS/fileserver based around the HP Proliant N54L Microserver. It is going to be used as a central repo for all media (movies, serials, music etc), possibly a dedicated torrent seedbox ...
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3 TB vs 4 TB disk

I have an iomega storcenter ix2-200. According to the documentation, it supports up to a 3 TB disk. My question is, what makes it support a 3 TB disk but not a 4 TB disk. I don't want to return the ...
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Recovering data from NAS

I have a Synology disk station, mounted with 2 disks (12TB each) running in mirror mode. I have also setup user directory for everyone in my family, meaning there are I was told if in any event I ...
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NAS: pre-generating thumbnails for multiple clients

I have a simple setup: Linux server at home with a huge drive; that drive has a photo library (hundreds of folders, hundreds of gigabytes). The drive is shared with multiple Windows and Mac clients ...
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Increase Smb quota caused by small root partition

I am trying to increase available disk space on my Netgear Stora device (NAS). I log in as a root. Uname -a: Linux axentraserver.<mylogin>.mystora.com 2.6.22.18-Netgear #16 Sun Jun 13 19:54:46 ...
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How can I change our mail server from domain/mail to mail.domain? in Synology

Good day guys, I am just curious if it can be done here. I am currently using mydomain/mail and it is doing ok. But I just want to know if it is possible to make it mail.mydomain? any thoughts how ...
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NASWare vs. NASWare 2.0

Can someone outline the difference between WD's original NASWare firmware and the new NASWare 2.0, used in their RED-series HDD's? I can only seem to find features of the new NASWare 2.0.
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Will ISCSI work for me?

To save power/space I want to run 1 NAS box. For storage I am thinking of getting 4x 4TB HDD. For speed in VM's (and increased IOPS) I want to run 4x 250GB SSDs. My idea is to set up 1 ISCSI target ...
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Local system mapped drive - Visible to normal user

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit I have setup a scheduled task as SYSTEM to map a NAS drive using a simple BAT file net use x: /del net use x: \\nas\share This drive letter X: is now used by a ...
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How much will frequent pinging affect smartphones battery life [closed]

I've got a small home network with a DiskStation NAS and a Raspberry Pi server, both of which can do various chores such as controlling power plugs among other things. I want these two machines to be ...
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Why is USB stick discouraged as boot medium for openmediavault

I have read at http://wiki.openmediavault.org/index.php?title=Installation that USB sticks are not recommended as boot devices. I thought that such a systems are optimized to limit system disk ...
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Cheap but effective network TV (PC) [closed]

I am trying to hook my TV to the network via a PC/media device. My aim: Be able to copy movies from my PC to my TV (across rooms). Be able to then play the movie on my TV (while my PC is off). ...
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Unable to remove a volume on my Mac

I have a Synology NAS which I have created some shared folders on. Everything works great except when I reboot my Mac Mini. After reboot my Mac has mounted the shared folder on the NAS as ...
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Modem/router seems to block access to NAS box with static IP?

I have an NSLU2 ("slug") network-attached storage box, running nslu2-linux, which was working well until I replaced some hardware in my home network. My current setup is very simple: I have a single ...
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Windows 7 Home Premium transparently cache Synology NAS

How can I transparently cache a non-windows NAS on my Windows 7 home premium machines? The same content tends to get retrieved over and over but I don't know which content it will be in advance. ...
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Improving Network Performance for Gigabyte Connections

Currently I am getting around 10Mb/s a second on transfers from machine to NAS. Is there a way to improve performance maybe by enabling Jumbo Frames? MTU Settings? Is there a way to properly configure ...
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setting up a NAS with FreeNAS

Forgive me if this question has already been asked, but I'm looking into setting up a NAS using FreeNAS, which has an impressive array of options. Assuming that I am using a m'board with 4 SATA ...
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How to connect 2 routers together, have one for internet connection and the other for the NAS?

I currently have a Netgear WNDR3400v2 and a Comcast Xfinity TC8305C Wireless Cable modem connected together. I have done this for one reason and one alone. To get to my NAS drive connected to the ...