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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How can I to update the kernel in my network NAS from Conceptronic: CH3SNAS (same as D-Link DNS-323)?

I have installed Fun_Plug (up to v0.7) and using it for years in my CH3SNAS, following instructions from Uli's web site, but even when the site has new kernel modules for download, I have not been ...
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How to watch movies on TV from NAS server (Samba) [closed]

I have a RaspberryPi headless NAS server running Samba that I use as my movie storage. For now I watch movies from NAS on external monitor connected to my laptop. I would like to cut the laptop and ...
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Solution to sync folders between two computers and a NAS [closed]

At work we have two computers and a network attached storage device (NAS) each with a copy of the same folder. I need a solution that will keep each computer's copy of that folder and the copy of ...
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Is there any way to install a VPN PPTP (not OpenVPN) Server on a NAS with FunPlug?

I have a CH3SNAS from Conceptronic with FunPlug installed to enhance its capabilities. I would like to install a VPN PPTP server, but I only have found OpenVPN packages for FunPlug. Does somebody ...
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Home FTP storage

Now i have a router Asus RT-N56u and a USB Disk (Samsung M3 portable) for my daily website backups. I am doing compressing with tar for every site folder then sending it via NCFTP to my home usb disk. ...
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remove all mac `._` files on Linux NAS?

I'm trying to remove all the hidden mac spam files off my old NAS box (qnap ts209). I tried following Remove all Mac generated files '._' with bash but the find command on my NAS does not ...
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How do I map user accounts and directories to a server or NAS?

I don't want to create a network-mapped drive for each user, I want to centralize all user's default folders to a network storage device. Here's my scenario... I am working with a tiny municipal ...
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Troubleshooting slow Wi-Fi performance writing to NAS

Setup: a Late 2007 MacBook Pro, running latest OS X 10.6, connects via Wi-Fi access point, ASUS WL-330gE to AFP share on NAS Synology DS508 running under latest DSM 4.0. When doing rsync from the ...
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If FreeNas HDD or PC was to fail completely

Currently I am operating a freenas box and want to ask a question before it happens... Will do my best to keep this simple... But want an answer that is not guessing or else I will have to kill some ...
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Processing startup items in OS 10.8 (Mountain Lion)

I would like to boot Mac OS 10.8 (Mountain Lion) automatically on a timed schedule and then start iTunes to play Music. I use the Aurora app for this. The Problem is that my iTunes Music is on a NAS ...
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Cheaper alternative to ZFS Storage for a home NAS

I'm looking to build a NAS for home use with 8-10*(2-4TB) drives, out of which 2-3 drives would be used for parity via software RAID. In the past years and up to date, ZFS seems to have become the ...
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NTFS drive recognized by Linux, not by Windows

I have a 2TB NTFS formatted USB drive attached to a Raspberry Pi which I use as a NAS. I can access the drive through the Linux terminal and see all the files, and I can also access all the files from ...
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Will the Shuttle Omninas KD20 wipe my data during initial setup?

I have a new KD20 Omninas from Shuttle, and two hard drives full of pre-existing data I would like to share using it. I was planning on selecting the JBOD (just a bunch of disks) RAID mode, and at ...
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Server 2012 Backup Retention Settings & Schedule

I am using Windows Server 2012 Datacenter x64 as my File Server. I am trying to backup the server to a Synology DS212j NAS. Requirements: 1. keep the files for atleast one month (1 month retention) ...
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Accessing an old, populated hard drive with a NAS?

Trying to brush up on my general understanding of hard drives and partitions... I have an old SATA hard drive with a load of stuff on it. As far as I'm aware it wasn't the OS's boot drive before I ...
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When to change a hdd in a raid/NAS?

When using a Network Attached Storage, when is it the best time to replace HDD (with RAID)? Upon failure, or proactively? I have a Synology DS713+, with two HDD from Western Digital (WD Red, acquired ...
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How to install IPKG on Synology DiskStation

Is there anybody out there who got the 'ipkg' package manager running on a Synology DS412+ with DSM 4.3, or someone who knows how to do so? I've tried to install by GUI, used the package from ...
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Preventing XBMC from shutting down

I have an ubuntu server with XBMC installed and the server connected to a TV via an HDMI cable. To launch XBMC I am running the command: sudo init xbmc By using ssh to remote to the server and ...
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SAN vs NAS: How to explain the difference in layman's term?

I am from a software background so I am not really up to date with these storage technology. I am asked this question today and I don't feel like I am able to give a correct answer. Here is my ...
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file transfer to hard drive which is connected to a wireless router

I have a 2T external hard drive connected via USB 3.0 port to a ASUS AC56U wireless router. I've setup file sharing server through ASUS router setting webpage and connected my Macbook to the samba ...
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How can I configure a ZyXEL NSA320 manually without reformatting?

I have just bought an ZyXEL NSA320 device to replace an Icy Box IB-NAS4220-B that never did work properly. I want to put the existing hard disks in it with all my data intact. The stock web interface ...
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ipconfig does not show me my Ethernet NAS's true IP

I have a Synology NAS that's connected to my computer via Ethernet. When I run ipconfig, the IP address listed as the "Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address" for the Ethernet connection isn't right. I ...
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ZFS and FreeNAS: Mirror using half a drive

I'm planning to set up a FreeNAS server with two of my spare drives: 1x 1TB drive 1x 2TB drive Both drives are identical besides their capacity and neither has any data on it. Is it possible to ...
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Would an NAS with cheap drives serve files faster than a PC with high-performance drives?

First, a little background. We have two computers, which we built. We also have two phones and a tablet, all running Android, as well as a PS3. Currently, one of the computers acts as a file server ...
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Two routers with separate access to the Internet in one network

I am not that good at network problems, so I apologize in advance if I am unable to explain the question well enough. I started working at the company which deals with IP cameras and security systems. ...
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Setting up a home network - Will this work?

I'm trying to set up a new home network, this is the setup I am wanting to create; because I have not purchased the switch or NAS yet, I want to know if this will work before hand. This is the ...
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SSD caching via Intel SRT and NAS backups, do they cause problems?

I'm wanting to put an SSD as a cache drive using Intel's SRT technology, but am wondering, will running backups throughout the day from my NAS will cause the cache drive to constantly flush out games ...
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Case (in)sensitivity issues on a NAS connected to from both Linux and Windows machines

Scenario I have a NAS (Synology DS1813+ based on DSM 4.3). It runs a version of linux, so the file system is (supposedly) case sensitive. I access the NAS with 2 computers. One of them runs Windows 7 ...
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Synology: SMART status is abnormal but no errors shown

I have a Synology DS509+ NAS that is showing an "Abnormal" S.M.A.R.T. status for one of its drives: However, there seems to be nothing wrong with the S.M.A.R.T. test results: So, what's going ...
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WD NAS vs hd sentinel on disk health

My Western Digital My Book Live II, started failing some time ago, with a "Drive A Failed" message on the Web Interface monitor tool. After replacing Drive A, with a new one, drive B failed also a ...
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What ZFS-layout for mixed redundancy?

I'm currently planning to update my little home NAS (little Ubuntu Atom system with currently 12TB storage). I need 2 levels of different redundancy: very high level for important personal data, ...
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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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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 ...