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 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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How can I quickly decompress a 1TB (5 million file) 7-Zip (7z) file stored on a NAS

There is a 7-Zip (7z) file (size: 1TB with about 5 million files inside) in a NAS device running in iSCSI mode. The 7-Zip file was compressed by the “only store not compress” mode. When the files ...
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Xpenology (Synology) fast read speeds slow write speeds

For 2 years I've used a Xpenology server which has an Raid 0 volume and works perfectly fine. Gigabit read and write whitout any problems. Now am I installing a Raid 5 volume 3x4 tb WD red. I'm not ...
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Can an airport extreme attached disk be used in Ubuntu?

Thinking of converting my Windows 7 Boxee box to Ubuntu to ease up on RAM and CPU load, but I can't find a method of mounting the airport disk. I have found a package called airport-utils, but I can'...
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Running FSCK on a WD My Cloud NAS

I own a WD My Cloud NAS, and recently a file (a large compressed archive) has been corrupted. This may be due to the drive turning off from a short power outage a few weeks ago, however it wasn't in ...
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What OS and file system for an raspberrypi NAS in apple eco-system

I'm trying to create a NAS, running on a raspberry pi, which will be used entirely in an apple eco-system, and doesn't need windows support. The NAS will be run purely from the OS SD card with no ...
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NAS is very slow on OS X10.11

I am currently using a Retina MacBook Pro 13" (512GB SSD, 8GB RAM, Early 2015). It's connected via Wi-Fi (5GHz) to Asus RT-AC67U (AC2400) Router in which a Seagate Expansion 2TB (4 Partitions; Main ...
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Synology 716+II DSM cannot join to the Domain

We just newly bought Synology 716+II NAS Storage, All went well but problem came when I want to join the NAS to our Domain. The thing is, The DSM shows "Failed to join the Domain" but when I go to our ...
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No connectivity after changing the DNS entry in my WD3TB NAS Drive

Can any one please help me out. I have a WD 3TB NAS with IP configured: 10.5.100.3 255.x.x.x 10.5.100.1 Previous state: DNS - 10.5.100.21 (Old DNS Server IP) I change it to: DNS - 10.5.100.10 (...
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Can Mega Sync sync mapped network drives to the NAS?

I am considering installing MegaSync ( Mega storage ) but will it be able to sync my (mapped with 'net use' ) network drives? I have a very small NAS, but I don't want all the data on a local disk ...
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Backup of a Linux desktop on a Synology NAS (DS 5.2) using backintime

I am trying to setup a backup of my Linux desktop machine on a Synology NAS with backintime. However, I am stuck with the following error message: Entfernter Rechner <nas.ip.address> ...
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network drive mounts itself multiple times (win10, synology NAS)

I have a strange problem. One of my network drives is mounted multiple times to different drive-letters, from time to time. I have 3 network drives (git,home,common) mounted to (git)X:,(home)Y: and (...
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My Nas made a JBOD on 2 drives

Thank you for reading this message and helping me. Context: I recently had a NAS (DNS320L) that was faulty and I sent it back. It was a 2 bay NAS and I has a WD Green 1TB drive and a WD Red 4TB ...
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Setting custom route to device in local network

I have a little problem with my local network. When laptop(marked by red arrow) tries to connect to my NAS(Zyxel NSA310) it sends file not by shortest possible route (via switch only), but instead its ...
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How do I set up an NFS mount in OSx?

I recently purchased a NAS that supports NFS. I am trying to mount the NAS NFS filesystem on a macosx, so that multiple users can use it. What is unclear to me is how user names and permissions are ...
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Very slow volume expand on Synology ds2413+

I've posted this elsewhere on the internet aswell, and will obviously reply in both places if a proper solution is found. I am attempting to expand SHR volumne (2x4TB, 1x2TB) with additional 4TB ...
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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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Can't see NAS drives on iMAC VPN

I've setup a VPN server on an iMac in my office using vpnd, which I can successfully connect to remotely. I also have a Netgear ReadyNAS v2 attached to the same network that the iMac is on. When ...
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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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NAS setup to avoid going through 100Mbit router connection?

as I have hinted in the question, I have trouble reaching 1Gb/s speeds in my network. All used cables are CAT6 and all network switches are unmanaged 1Gbit switches. Using FreeNAS on my server, I am ...
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SSH with no password (passwordless) on Synology DSM 5 as other (non-root) user

I'm trying to ssh into my Synology disk station without a password (public key authentication), but as non-root. When I try to ssh as root without password, it works. Following the exact same steps ...
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Synology NAS station - how to mirror 2 HDD (Simple how-to)

I have the following problem with my Synology disk station: I had one small HDD in Synology Diskstation, so I removed it. I bought 2 new HDD with the same capacity. I transferred backup from old ...
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Synology Web Clipper - quick capture mode, what is this?

It took a while to get the answer from Synology support but finally I got. Since is not mentioned in their help or KB I will share the information here. After this option ticked, it will remember ...
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Setup for keeping files in sync with local server in multiple locations

I want to have a syncing and backup solution for my large collection of photos and music. I don't have enough storage space on my laptop to keep all the data on it all the time. So I came up with the ...
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Setting up QNAP NAS NFS to access outside LAN

I currently have a QNAP NAS that I have configured so that I can access it outside my LAN via port forwarding, however this only directs me to the GUI of the NAS software. I am trying to enable NFS ...
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OpenVPN server's IP address when using VPN vs. LAN

I have a OpenVPN server hosted on a QNAP NAS. I am accessing it via Windows and Android OpenVPN Clients. The NAS and the OpenVPN work perfectly. The main IP address of the NAS server is 192.168.1.200 ...
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How to prevent WD MyBook Live Duo from going to sleep?

I have an issue of my WD MyBook Live Duo going into some kind of low power standby mode when it hasn't been accessed for awhile. When I try accessing the drive it takes a minute or two to become ...
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Is NAS operating system necessary?

I currently have an old computer that has Windows 7 on it and I would like to use this machine to be used as a local file server at home. I am not looking to do anything other than using this computer ...
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Move Synology packages and ipkg applications to another volume

I have just had a harddrive failing in RAID1 on my Synology DS412+, and since the drive is not available for replacement, I have upgraded to 3x 3TB plus one old 1TB (the one left in the old array). ...
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Cannot write large files to my NAS in Windows 10

I am having a big issue with my NAS and Writing Big Files. When trying to write (or copy) files to my NAS, I get the following error: (folder name whited out for security purposes), and no matter ...
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Cannot delete file, change permissions or take ownership as admin

I have a Shuttle OmniNAS KD20 NAS that runs Samba. It's connected to my desktop that runs Windows 10. I mapped the NAS to Z:\ and access it with user named "OmniNAS\nasuser". Here's the problem. I'm ...
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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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Synology - Users can delete the recycle bin

Hello to the SuperUser's Community, I have a question about the Synology Share's Recycle Bin. Username/Group/Folder/Rights SuperUser/Administrators/Public/RWX User/Users/Public/RX The SuperUser ...
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Recover Data Using Synology NAS

I bought a Synology DS415play around 2 years ago, and plugged 3x 4TB hard drives into it and set them up as a Synology Hybrid RAID. I've been using it to store my media on it and haven't touched the ...
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How to format external hard drive with Mac OS Extended (Journaled) without a Mac computer?

I want to connect a Seagate external hard drive to my Airport Extreme usb port but I don't have a Mac computer to format it using the required Mac OS Extended file system. Is there a way to do this ...
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Diskstation (Networkshare) - Deleted File but Space still in Use

So I've been trying to clear up some space on my backup drive. The Volume is 17TB in Size but it's in use by 96%. Now, I deleted a 2.5TB File but the usage isn't going down. I've went ahead and ...
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Unable to use the UI on a WD MyCloud

When I try to access the admin interface for my Western Digital "My Cloud" NAS, the page is stuck on "Reading configuration information..." Looking a the console, I can see two 500 errors: I'...
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Why does Windows say “The disk that your backup is saved on is about to fail”?

On my Windows 8 machine, I have set up backup to a network location on my new NAS (a Synology DS412+). Backup has succeeded. But in the "Windows 7 File Recovery" section of the Control Panel it says "...
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Mount network storage to Axis camera using Windows 7 file share

I am unable to mount a network share from a win 7 machine to my Axis M1054 ip camera. The network share works fine when accessing the share from another windows 7 computer, but not from the camera. ...
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Can I connect to Synology NAS directly over ethernet cable while NAS in DHCP mode

I want to connect directly to my NAS with ethernet cable and it doesn't work. I have reset the NAS on reset button a few times but i can't connect to it... I tried with static IP from my NIC and with ...
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Does Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) have faster read/write speeds than a single HDD?

So I have 4 of the same drive (5400 RPM WD Red's) in SHR. Since there is data parity (same chunks of data exist on multiple drives), will the read speed be greater than that of a single drive? Could ...
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Ubuntu Server slow NAS connection “Server <Nas> Has not responded in 120 seconds. Reconnecting…”

My newly built Ubuntu server was running fine until I had a power outage. Now, I am overloaded with these "Server Nas has not responded..." error messages everywhere I look, but all other computers on ...
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Moving files from one share to another

I'm trying to move all the files on my Western Digital "My Book World" from the "Public" share to a new "Files" share I created. When I tried moving them over the network, the system thought that they ...
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Mapping Western Digital My book World Edition whitelight

I have a WD Worldbook Whitelight, behind a DDNS configured router, with 443 and 22 ports forwarded. Share folders on Worldbook are protected with username and password. While I can access my ...
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WD RED - are HDD's designed for NAS another hype? [closed]

When I assembled my current system two years ago, I bought a Crucial M4 128 GB SSD, which was truly worth its price and I bought a Samsung EcoGreen 2 TB HDD, primarily for storing large media data ...
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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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Western Digital MyCloud EX2 can't see USB drives

I have a new WD EX2 with 8TB of storage. The device and storage are working fine. I'm using the device's built in management site under http://wdmycloudex2.local/ and I should be able to plug in a USB ...
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Synology DSM 6.0 command synonet --wake is not working

When I tried to start a computer on my network from my Synology NAS with the command below, I got an error "mac format in not correct". Here is my code: synonet --wake 00-01-02-03-04-05 eth0 I ...
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Are WD MyCloud backups incremental?

I bought a WD MyCloud single drive NAS device a while ago. I created a backup once and it took over a day to finish the whole thing. If I already have the USB drive with the safepoint connected and it ...
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WD NAS hangs after a couple days

I have a wd20000h2nc-00 NAS. I successfully mapped it as na network location. I can read and write to it. I don't use it very often though. The problem is that after a day or two after restart I can ...