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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Setting up a VPN and NAS connection

I want to be able to access my office data anywhere I can, I'm currently thinking about setting up a VPN, as far as I've read about it seems like what I need is a NAS where I will hold the data and a ...
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Is Filesystem relevant in SFTP?

I have a home server with an NTFS disk attached, and I use FileZilla to access the data on that disk. I have both Linux and Windows clients, and I was wondering if the data would still be accessible ...
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Is there a (convenient) way of keeping the newest files within a certain storage constraint (eg 100GB) in sync on a remote system?

So, here is the use case: I want to sync my most recent movies from my local NAS to an USB stick attached to a remote Raspberry Pi (running openelec and acting as media center). In detail this means: ...
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Drives not working after failed factory reset of NAS?

I got an old ReadyNas 1100 that had 4x500GB drives from start. One gave up so there were 3. I thought I should by some upgrade disks and went ahead and bought 2x2TB. Now begin the dream. I just ...
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Local network shared drive with caching

I would like to set-up a shared network drive across a local network, with offline avalability (caching). Basic folder syncing is not working in this case, because it does not ensure synchronization. ...
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Why does Windows report that files stored on my NAS might be harmful when I try to copy them?

Scenario My NAS drive (a Synology DS214+) not working on a domain, with multiple clients connected on the domain. Network drive mounted and can be accessed, however copying files gives the following ...
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Share a NAS across two local networks

So, this is the thing, I have 2 Floors, Internet modem (Huawei hg532e) is upstairs, I needed Internet coverage on both floors, so I decided to install a Powerline network because the Wi-Fi wasn’t ...
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NAS and LAN connections [closed]

I have a NAS DS713, which has 2 LAN ports both plugged in to a Gigabit router. However, LAN2 is only working, I do not detect any movement of data through LAN1. What should I do in order to correct ...
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How can I remove the “connecting to networked drive” popup when waking from sleep in Mac OS X?

Every time I wake my laptop up, I get the “connecting to networked drives” popup. There has got to be a way to turn off this notification but have been unable to find a way. I’m using a Western ...
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Permissions for home shares on ReadyNas ReadyShare

I've got a ReadyNas network storage box and whilst the speed of the access and the harware are great the setup and admin pages are a nightmare! I have added myself as a new user (having to add an ...
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Should I buy a 'Red' or 'NAS' Hard Drive if my desktop computer is on all the time? [closed]

I leave my computer on all the time. Over the last 10 years I've lost an average of about one hard drive per year. I have Seagate and Western Digital warranty exchange addresses memorized :-) Right ...
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Mount reiserfs .dsk image failed: can't read superblock

I have a failed 160 GB Western Digital Netcenter NAS disk and its image after failing in .DSK format. When I connect the disk to my ubuntu machine and typed: # losetup -o 512006144 /dev/loop1 ...
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Laptops unable to access NAS shared folders over 2.4GHz wifi network

My home Internet connection was upgraded to optical fibre last year, with an ISP-supplied Aztech FG7003GRV(AC) wireless router. Ever since operating on this router, my laptops which operate on the ...
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Do I need a UPS with a RAID-configured NAS

In order to keep my home file archive safe, I've bought a Synology NAS and configured it to use a Synology Hybrid RAID configuration. Now almost a year since I started feeling safe about the years of ...
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What's the best approach to copy Macintosh data between two NAS devices?

I have an old NAS formatted to Ext4, but which I primarily access from Macintoshs via AFP. It therefore has a bit of Macintosh-only metadata (which only seems to be visible when accessing via AFP). I ...
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Home network, setup for multi-AP with LAN and NAS

I'm looking to build a proper home network. We have Fiber, so have a single RJ45 cable coming into the house from the Fiber box that plugs into the ISP supplied router. On the router, authentication ...
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Green or Red hard drive for a SOHO NAS running Windows 8.1 Pro Storage Space? [closed]

I have been using Green HDDs (e.g. Western Digital Green) since the Windows Home Server days without any issues. Now that I have migrated to Windows 8.1 with Storage Space, I would like to know if ...
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How can I make hourly backups from my Synology NAS to my LaCie NAS?

I have a Synology DiskStation DS215j and a LaCie Network Space 2. The LaCie has firmware >2.2.3, which allows it to function as an rsync server. Of course, normal network shares are also available. ...
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Backup Windows Server to NAS

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 that I want to backup to a synology NAS (412+) network share. I've created a shared folder on the NAS. In windows backup when I select "Backup Schedule..." and go ...
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Synology Diskstation DS2015 - Simultaneous Backups?

We have a network with four iMacs and two PCs; each of which have 2TB of data. We would like to run Time Machine and File History simultaneously. We have followed the directions found here. ...
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How to Use Different Size Drives as a Single Volume Mounted in Windows via Samba Share

I have a Linux server with four 2 TB drives in a RAID arrangement. This array is then added to a Volume Group and a Logical Volume is created from it. This Logical Volume is shared out to a Windows ...
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How do I securely mount a remote file system as a drive letter on Windows?

I have a NAS server running Linux, and I want to map it as a network drive on my Windows PC. Additionally, I want the connection between my Windows PC and NAS box to be secure (e.g. encrypted). ...
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Unable to launch XBMC installed on OpenMediaVault on a VirtualMachine

I'm wanting to test different distribution to test which OS I will take for my NAS+HTPC. Just for some context: I want to put a NAS and the HTPC on the same server because my main usage is to put ...
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Ping not working between two devices when going trough a switch with nothing else connected

(Apologies in advance if this is misplaced here. I'm trying to integrate a NAS into my network and have multiple problems. This is one of several questions that I'm planning to ask about this here.) ...
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Can't save large files to NAS, but can save small ones

I have the strangest problem; We have a linux based NAS (QNAP 470). The is plenty of free diskspace (2TB out of 5TB) and everyone (+:- 50 people) is able to write to the NAS without problem, except ...
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How do I set up a Synology NAS so it can be accessed by URL/name instead of by IP address

Example On Windows, I open Run with Win+R and enter \\192.168.1.30. The trouble is, every time the NAS reboots, that IP address may change. Question So that's why I'd prefer to access the NAS' ...
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NAS4Free istallation from LiveUSB to USB: not working

I'm trying to install NAS4Free on my home server but I have some troubles. There are several step-by-step instructions in the Internet, I used this one: ...
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6TB HDD in Synology RS814 NAS

Is it possible to put 6TB HDD's in a synology RS814 NAS? This isn't clear. This is the NAS: https://www.synology.com/nl-nl/products/RS814 ...
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Brother network printer config for Synology DiskStation AirPrint server

Synology DiskStation's DSM 5+ NAS OS includes Apple AirPrint and Google CloudPrint server services. However, it doesn't include drivers for my specific printer, a Brother DCP-7065DN. Do I need to ...
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How to delete iPhoto backup from WD My Cloud Mirror?

Summary: Our WD My Cloud Mirror is slow and unresponsive. As an attempt to resolve this issue I want to remove a backup of my iPhoto library. So far this delete operation has been unsuccessful. I ...
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Converting Boot drive from RAID0 to RAID1

I bought a HTPC I plan on using as a NAS/HTPC combo, which has been working well for me for a while now. When I bought the machine from Dell, it came with 2 500GB HDDs in a RAID0 configuration as ...
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Computer Fan - Can I use a fan with a different wattage than the original?

A fan recently died on a Synology NAS that we are using. The fan is an 80mm Sunon MagLev KDE1208PTV3 DC12V 0,8W 79,5 x 80 x 29,5 However, looking on eBay Germany it's hard to find this exact fan, ...
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How many volumes should I add in my btrfs?

How much overhead does a single physical partition add to a btrfs volume? ps aux | grep btrfs | wc -l results in 102. I have 4TBx4 in my NAS and 16GB RAM and Core i3 processor. The NAS also hosts a ...
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Limit BitTorrent client onboard QNAP TS-210 to download only

I have a QNAP TS-210 NAS device with Linux version of BitTorrent client embed into their native system. For legal reasons in my country, I'd like to become a "100% certified leech" and limit my ...
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Check corrupted pictures on Synology?

On my computer I use the jpeginfo command for checking if my pictures are corrupted or not. I am trying to use the same command on my Synology. I tried to manually install jpeginfo on my DS212 ...
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Could not enable File History on Windows 8.1

I've just tried to enable File History on a Windows 8.1 machine but I get this message: I've: Rebooted Started the Windows service manually Set the Windows Service to automatic None of those ...
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Server for multimedia and NAS porpuses: how to install Linux without consol?

I'm not very skilled Linux user and I don't really skilled in hardware but I'd like to try to setup home server for multimedia and data storage purposes. I have the following equipment: Server Full ...
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Creating multiple Time Machine volumes for a couple users on Synology NAS

I have a Synology DS414 NAS device and I would like to allow my whole family to perform backups of their Macs on the NAS storage. So far I have followed the official Synology guide and created a ...
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How can I restrict access to a backup drive to only one program in Windows 7?

I got an old computer from some friends, so I decided to wipe it and set it up as a home NAS running Windows 7. My plan is to have two external drives: one as a network-accessible, read/write device ...
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Swap disks between different NAS

I have a Dlink share center NAS and have have just purchased a Synology DS215j NAS. Can I take the discs out of the Dlink and put into the synology without losing the file contents?
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Recovering partitions from a Windows 7 NTFS drive HDD drive that was inserted into a NAS and set with new, Linux partitions

I had a netbook with NTFS formatted SATA HDD. There was Windows 7 installed inside. I ejected HDD from netbook and inserted to QNAP TS-212P NAS enclosure to copy all contents of netbook’s HDD ...
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iMac mid 2011 with Yosemite [closed]

My screensaver app tries to connect to a folder on my NAS that no longer exists and this causes problems. I tried to give the screen saver another path to a local directory but it does not change and ...
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NAS can't connect via switch but works directly on router

I own a WD MyCloud 3TB and a TP-LINK TL-SG1005D Switch (10/100/1000Mbps 5-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch) as well as a Linksys X3000 Modem-Router. If I attach the NAS to the router it connects without ...
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Windows 8.1 Offline Folder from NAS on home network?

On my home network I have a NAS device. It's an old IOmega StorCenter iX2 that runs SAMBA. I have it configured with mirrored drives. It's old, but it has served me well. I have a new Windows 8.1 ...
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Can't access network drives anymore

I have this annoying problem: I cannot access network drives / computers on my same network anymore! I have a QNAP (nas) on IP 192.168.178.5, and other PCs in the same network. The other PCs can ...
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Functional MD complex RAID10 suddenly marks all drives as spares

This morning during a long ~1.5TB read operation sending data to an NFS client, my md complex-RAID10 array spontaneously stopped, then dropped four members for being "non-fresh" and failed to start ...
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Can't access NAS over WiFi

I have a WD MyCloud NAS wired to my Aztech router, which I must use as it provides IPTV from Singtel. This is what I can do with with the NAS. I can: access the cloud functionality into the NAS ...
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NAS and Linux filing system

I'm thinking about making a NAS for my home network and hosting it on a Linux machine, but I was thinking: Since Linux has different file naming limitations than Windows, what will happen when I host ...
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Synology and Dropbox

I'm planning to buy a Synology NAS to use as an always-on media server. I currently have all my photos and music in my Dropbox folder on two Macs, and would like to simply mirror them onto the NAS as ...
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Network mess! Joining networks and access NAS outside LAN

My home network is a complete disaster. See diagram below. I need a bit of help fixing it up. I have moderate networking knowledge, but still go easy on me. As of current, my household has three ...