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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I can copy a file from my NAS but not watch it

I have a cheap embedded linux NAS (a Seagate Central.) The device is certainly underpowered, but it's not entirely useless. One thing that bugs me is that I can reliably copy a 300MB AVI file to my ...
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Making my own NAS/Web server

I currently have a PC with 8GB RAM and haswell pentium cpu. I need to it to serve these purposes: Act as media PC for my TV. Will store my media files Need to be able to access the drives over ...
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Power Supply vendors/part numbers for Promise NS4300N?

Good morning all! My problem is relatively simple: I have 2 Promise NS4300Ns, both have dead power supplies. Disassembling a 3rd yielded a Mini-ITX format power supply with a proprietary power cable. ...
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Time Machine cannot connect to Synology NAS via Wi-Fi. Everything goes well via ethernet cable

NAS: synology DS414 (with updated firmware); OS: osx 10.9 (maverick) USE CASE OF THE PROBLEM I arrive at home, my NAS is correctly connected to my wi-fi router. I start my macbook pro which ...
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3 small disk RAID5 -> 4 large disk RAID6 upgrade. Add drive or replace drives first?

I'm going to upgrade my Synology NAS from 3*1TB/RAID5 to 4*3TB/RAID6. Which is the better approach (and why): a) Add 1 new 3TB disk, and convert the group to RAID 6, then swap the remaining drives ...
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“2 way” NAS 'time-machine' backup [closed]

For off-site backup purposes I am looking at putting a NAS in 2 places (my own and another) and having them sync. This can be done with rsync obviously, but I'm looking for a bit more security ...
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Would Windows Server 2012 be an ideal OS for a NAS

I am currently using FreeNAS as a OS for my NAS and I use it without a hitch. A few days ago, I got a dreamspark subscription and with that came a free copy of Windows Server 2012. I was just ...
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Remove file binding from OneDrive

For a few months now, I've kept a bunch of documents on my Microsoft OneDrive. Now after I've got a NAS device, I've moved all of them from OneDrive to my NAS. Unfortunately, it still displays ...
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Decision to make a NAS server

I have a 1 TB seagate external HDD with four partitions on it. Many a times my Windows 7 does not allow to me to "safely remove hardware" - I googled on solving this in the first place, only to find ...
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What is the probability of an uncorrected bit error occurring and not being caught?

So I copied a setup exe from a nas drive to two seperate computers simultaneously today, and they both wound up having the same issues. The Setup exe has been used for time out of mind (at least, ...
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Synology DS212+ indicates disk failure

We recently had a power outage at my house, caused by a short circuit. Because of that, my NAS was shut down improperly. After we restored the power, everything seemed fine for a few hours. But now ...
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How to go about pre-caching normally daily visited web pages onto my home network storage? [closed]

I recently "cut the cable" and downgraded from cable internet (40 Mb/s) to DSL (5 Mb/s). It's awful but I'm stuck with it for a year. What I would like to do is pre-cache everything on pages I visit ...
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iSCSI drives not reconnecting on reboot

So, I have two iSCSI target drives attached to my Windows 7 x64 Ultimate install. Every time I reboot my machine, for some odd reason the drives in the iSCSI initiator show a status of reconnecting ...
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Backup certain folders to NAS with exFat

Hello everybody who has the same problem, trying to help or just reading! Recently I've bought one of IcyBox IB-NAS5520 NAS with 2 x 1TB drives in raid1. I've tryed to follow this idea: How to set ...
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How to sync 1 TB multimedia data over the net [duplicate]

As an admin, I have the task to sync nearly 1 TB of multimedia data (jpg, tif, bmp images or pdf documents) with three partner over the internet and I'm asking how. Its nearly 500.000 single files in ...
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Using Two Computers To Create a Network Attached Storage System

I currently have two machines each of which contains 2, 250GB drives. One of them has two network ethernet cards. I am hoping to use these two machines to create a 1TB file server for backups. I am ...
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How can I take advantage of multiple NICs in Server 2008 R2 Storage addition to improve speed transfer?

I am running Windows Server 2008 R2 Server edition on a server that has 2 identical Intel 1000MB network interfaces. Is there any way to link these in order to improve network copy over LAN? I ...
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Network errors and poor throughput accessing my new NAS

The NAS stores my video library. I have a HP DV6 Laptop with 4 GB of RAM. It's running Windows 7 64 bit. Ethernet attached to my home network via a Realtec gigabit NIC. My old NAS was a Western ...
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Set Linux file share permissions and ownership on a large NAS quickly

I have an isolated cluster of Linux systems, Windows systems, and appliances all mounting a set of remote shares (via NFS and CIFS). The OS sharing out the filesystems is Linux. I frequently create ...
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How can i have an NAS on one network be available on another network using windows server 2008 using two network cards?

Ammended I have two independent networks that, due to security reasons, cannot allow access to each other. Yet, I have a QNAP NAS on the Public network (A), which needs to be accessed from the ...
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SSH into Synology DSM 5 without password

I can ssh as root and as admin but not as a non-admin user. Here is a log of an attempt: % ssh -vvv -i ~/.ssh/diskstation-rsync-key hughdbrown@192.168.2.130 OpenSSH_6.6.1, OpenSSL 1.0.1f 6 Jan 2014 ...
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Windows 8.1 can't connect to NAS

I've setup a NAS File Server over my Fritz!Box 7390. Windows XP and Debian can mount it easily, however windows 8.1 cannot. I can see my NAS in my Network Tab in the Windows Explorer, however it's ...
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Is there a personal cloud solution that keep versions for documents? [closed]

Today I have lost a file which I've worked on for the last day & half by a mistake. As result, I'm looking to buy a personal cloud solution which will automatically backup my files while I save ...
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Is a home NAS reliable to keep your data on (no other backups)?

The question came up while I was thinking to move some data (e.g.) pictures, old but important other data solely to the NAS (private use, no business level). My NAS is a simple 2 disk RAID system. I ...
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Connection to NAS connected to local computer through LAN

I have ix2-dl NAS connected to my Ethernet port on my computer and on the other side my computer is connected to local network/internet through Wifi. Is the a way to connect to my NAS using other ...
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Setting up a Basic VPN

Ok so we are a small company, and I am a Partner cum Computer Enthusiast(and hence IT Administrator) at this company. We have two offices, separated 100km. I have purchased a NAS to be installed in ...
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Command 'at' does not work in one Synology NAS, though it works perfectly on another

I have installed at command on 2 different NAS synology. On 1, it works perfectly, on the other I get the message: Villars1> echo "touch /tmp/tt" | at now next minute warning: commands will be ...
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PicoPSU problems with BioStar A68N-5000

I build myself a low power NAS system and I'm trying to power it with a PicoPSU and an external brick power supply. When I turn on the power the case fan starts turning for a second and then stops ...
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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 with data stored on a NAS (network drive)?

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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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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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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“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 ...