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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Ensure my Iomega NAS storage is working optimally

We have a NAS storage of 5.5 TB from Iomega which is around 96% full and around 3-4 yrs old. We have started doubting if the performance has degraded a lot of this NAS storage, e.g. IOPS. For example, ...
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Windows 8 requests a password when I try to connect to one of my NAS drives, Windows 7 and NT don't why?

I have three machines, one running Win 7, one Win RT and one Win 8. Both the Win 7 and Win RT machines can both access both my NAS drives without any problem. The machine that is running Win 8 ...
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Freenas and 3 2tb hard drives, best configuration [closed]

I want to get a home nas running with freenas currently I have server essentials 2012 running but the whole domain enviorment seems like overkill for what i want to accomplish. I just want to backup ...
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NAS not shutting down

I'm running a network attached storage appliance (Iomega ix2-200) which is running some sort of Debian variant. Recently, the unit has been unable to shutdown cleanly, either via the web interface or ...
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Should a NAS always be on?

I'm thinking of purchasing a NAS that can do RAID1, to have a local backup. Can such a device be left always on ? What happens in case of a power outage ?
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SOHO Virtualized server [closed]

I want to create a server at home that runs either VirtualBox, KVM, or Xen, that is capable of doing the following: One vm will host a (linux) webserver (right now, just to host dokuwiki). Another ...
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Unable to install debian on Lacie ss4000e Kernel Panic

I am trying to load Debian Linux on my Lacie ss4000e I have been trying to follow this tutorial http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/en.armel/ch05s01.html#boot-firmware-ss4000e I have tried to load it ...
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Access a shared folder from Android

i have a NAS (SilverStore 2-Drive NAS) in which i store all my FullHD video recordings. The NAS shares the folders as public. In fact from my windows 8 pc i can access them using Windows Explorer at ...
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How can I download to my network drive on Linux?

Can I download a file or set of files using browser to a network drive ? I am using an HP laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 installed and I want to restore photos and media files from the cloud to a new NAS ...
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WD My Book Live NAS - Slow on wifi

Western Digital My Book Live 2TB NAS device - Firmware 02.42.03-027 NAS connected using Cat 5 ethernet cable to a Cisco E2500 router. Machine A - Windows Server 2003 with a wired connection to the ...
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LG-NAS N2R1DD2 - Will not flash new firmware

I have contacted LG support (to which they have never responded). The device has worked very well for us in its default state. I have a problem with an LG Network Access Storage device. I want to ...
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SSDs for ZFS boot, ZIL and L2ARC [closed]

I'm assembling a 88 TB ZFS NAS with 128 GB RAM. The data that is going onto it will be write-once-only binary files, organized on average as 20+ GB files, and will thereafter be subject to multiuser ...
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D-Link DNS-320 Degraded RAID-1 will not rebuild…? any suggestions?

I'm not sure what caused it but it just keeps looping the rebuild process. Gets to 100% of re-syncing and then starts at 0% again... Just interested in a solution but not finding anything with ...
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Backup LaCie 5big Pro to Amazon Glacier

Does anyone know of an easy way that I could back-up my LaCie 5big Pro NAS to Amazon Glacier? The automatic backup feature of the LaCie only supports rsync compatible servers, which Amazon Glacier is ...
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How to create a ssh key so that it can only use sshfs on a Synology NAS?

I have an ssh key without a paraphrase that allows a user to log in to a remote server. This key is used to mount a folder in the remote server using sshfs and backup the files in my laptop. I would ...
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ECC memory on 2nd Gen Intel i3

I'm in the process of collecting components for a NAS build. I've gone with an UNAS NSC-800 case and an Intel Server Board 1200KPR. I have an i3-2130 thats lying around that Id love to use instead of ...
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Setting NAS drives for quick removal / safe removal?

I have a NAS drive and suffered a file corruption issue over wireless. I discovered that the drive is not set as removable so if the connection is interrupted while you're using an application to ...
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Windows 8 cannot see or map NAS drive

I have a new Windows 8 home machine on a wireless (D-Link) network. The network also connects to a Windows 7 machine, a Windows 7 Netbook and a new Buffalo Linkstation LS-421DE NAS device. The Buffalo ...
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Win 8.1: can see NAS shares on Wired network, but not Wireless

When my Win 8.1 machine (Surface Pro) is connected to my LAN via CAT-5, I can see and access all of the Shares on my network. I have three NAS devices (each with Shares) and a Mac, all of which show ...
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Files hidden after copying from NAS to NAS using rsync

I have 2 Western Digital NAS: a blue light and a 2TB MyBook latest edition. I enabled ssh on the MyBook and I can use rsync from a terminal to sync files between the 2 NAS. Instead of copying using a ...
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Multiple routers - single subnet

I have a completely unreliable router from my ISP. Its DHCP server stops working, drops wifi connections and completely screws up from time to time. However, it's a custom device that I can not get ...
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Is this doable, a multi-purpose home server using either Linux Mint or Ubuntu Server with some additional software?

Ok, first of all I think this site would be the best fit for this question and that, it does not fit under serverfault though it is a server related question. I thought of building my multi-purpose ...
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How do I remove a possible hard-link directory to root?

I know hard links to directories aren't supposed to be possible but it I have something odd on my NAS that looks very much like one. This folder originally came from a linux machine and appears to ...
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Control who connect to my server and access the file

I have installed NAS sever which is accessible from Internet by SFTP with certificate authentication. but I have a challenge: I want to control who is using my server but If I send a ...
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How to enable auto suspend to RAM on ReadyNAS 104?

I've recently bought a ReadyNAS 104 and I want to save energy by suspending it to RAM. This should be done automatically after a user defined idle time. How do I configure the NAS do behave in this ...
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Android app download torrent to NAS?

I have a Western Digital NAS (MyBook Live). I want to add torrents to the NAS with my android phone. My idea of a workflow: Add android app for adding torrents to a list. Somehow connect the phone ...
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NAS backup not working

I have the following Setup: Before today, I only had 2 NAS storage units. NAS 1 and NAS 2 and they were being backupped to a remote server. Today I have bought a third NAS (NAS 3) and I have ...
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How can I verify the health of hard disks using a Synology NAS?

I'll receive my first NAS (a Synology DS413) and three hard disks tomorrow. Of course I'd like to check if everything's fine with the disks before setting up RAID and migrating my data. Unfortunately, ...
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Backup data From Synology NAS to Windows using Synology TimeBackup

I want to backup my data From Synology NAS to Windows using Synology Time Backup, although it says Time Backup can only be used Synology NAS server as backup destination. But I tried some other way ...
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Can I make files deleted on the NAS automatically go to the recycle bin?

So when I use my desktop and delete \NAS\Files\Directory, that I can still recover the files from the NAS' recycle bin. The NAS is just a normal Windows share on a Windows 7 computer. I don't like ...
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How can I delete a file that “Does not exist”

File exists on a Synology 5-Bay NAS. It appears there was an error with the file name, it contains two invalid characters as well as a few others that were changed. (I have the original file ...
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MySQL unstable switches between available and “Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock'” in matter of seconds

Using libmysql - 5.1.49 on a Synology NAS (v4.2) MySQL is very unstable, it switches from being available where I can login trough phpMyAdmin to unreachable where I get the error message "Can't ...
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Looking into building a media-server [closed]

I have a Synology DS213, which I have recently discovered cannot transcode on the fly. As a results I was thinking about converting an old computer into a server I could access anywhere. I've never ...
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Best backup system to Raspi NAS or local storage? [closed]

I am looking for the most efficient way to backup my girlfriend's and my computer to an external hard drive. The things I'm looking for are selective backup and de-duplication. My plan was to get a ...
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Gigabit - Throughput bound more by CPU/RAM, or Disk IO?

Setting up some network file shares. I'm looking at either a NAS or a headless desktop PC. Both have gigabit ethernet, and comparable SATA connections. The main difference being CPU and RAM. How much ...
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Torrent upload ratio not updated on Synology DS212+

I have a Synology DS212+ NAS running DSM 4.2-3211 (current version). I use it for several purposes including torrent download using Download Station and a tracker that needs authentication. My ...
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Is there a better way to do this bridged dual-router setup?

I have wi-fi access through my building and access to the router admin panel (but not physical access to the router, keep that in mind). Given: - a computer that's always on, it has a free ethernet ...
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NAS Questions - Storage and XBMC

My external HDD died and I've lost everything, so I've decided to spend some money to prevent future loss of my critical files. I want to buy a NAS with 4 or 5 bays, with 2 disk redundancy. I already ...
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Data transfer from NAS to D: completely soaks my C: drive — why?

I have a NAS where I have temporarily stored about 2.2TB of data while I rebuilt my “heavy lifter” workstation. My heavy lifter has no SATA on-board, but I use an LSI 9550sx-12 PCI-X RAID card for my ...
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Migrating shared folders to NAS

We have 2 win 2k3 servers that store a good amount of files inside shared folders for all the departments in our organization. We want to migrate the shared folders to a new NAS appliance that we just ...
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cant connect to lacie cloudbox when connecting directly to PC

I have bought a Lacie-Cloudbox NAS (http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?id=10597) for backup my PC.I can connect it to my router and access it without problems. For the initial backup of my data ...
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MiniITX-based NAS can't shutdown properly when Wake-on-Lan is enabled in BIOS

I have a MiniITX-based NAS (motherboard - POV ION-MB330) in my network that won't shutdown properly when Wake by PME (Wake on LAN) is enabled in the BIOS. When Wake by PME is enabled and shutdown ...
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Compressing files over the network with WINRAR - read error

I have 3.6 TB of backup files on a NAS that need to stay together (they are a full and a months worth of incrementals - the latter is only useful with the former) - but I need to move them off the NAS ...
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ssh private key on nas [closed]

i try to add ssh private key auth to my NAS. It is a NAS from WD My Book World. My problem is when i try to connect with a key it still ask a password. here is my .ssh folder : .ssh/ ...
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Log of access to synology ds213+

I do have the following configuration: dlink dir-615 router nas synology ds213+ (DSM 4.2) dynamic dns (through dlinkddns.com) All the data are for personal (family) purpose only, however I would ...
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Can I “move” a folder between two shares on a Netgear ReadyNAS without copying?

I have a private folder on my ReadyNAS. It's not technically a share, since it's the user folder of my ReadyNAS user. In this folder I have about a terabyte of video that I want to move to a share ...
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Auto backup photos to network drive

My wife's ultrabook is getting full of pictures. I have a NAS that all our pictures are on. What I want to do is store EVERY picture on the NAS (easy) but keep all the photos from the last 12 months ...
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Use Qemu & chroot to reset password on mounted external disk

I have a NAS based on Linux, but the root password is kept secret by the manufacturer. Now to reset the password I am trying to mount the disk to my local linux computer. All of the files are present ...
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Software Which Enables Checking Folders In And Out [closed]

It will be easier if I explain what I would use it for than explaining what it does. I am part of a student television and we have several editing pcs. At the moment the structure we have with all ...
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Can't connect from outside of my LAN

I am running a Debian Squeeze linux server on my Dlink DNS-320 NAS. I signed up for a DNS service, so I could access it from anywhere. I installed lighttpd, and created a very simple page to test. To ...