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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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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Synology DS1010+ shows degraded under status

As the title says I've got an error on my friend's NAS this evening. Even when I check that disk, it said that it's "abnormal" under smart test but the status shows "Not initialized". Under the ...
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Win 7 mapping to NAS only works by IP, not UNC

Windows 7 pro desktop. Last night (maybe after an update) I lost the ability to map drives to our new Synology NAS (running DSM 5.1) by UNC (\diskstation\homes\user). After many reboots and much ...
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Multiple SSH ports for Synology Diskstation DSM 5.1

I have a Synology Diskstation that I recently upgraded to DSM 5.1 (5004). I previously had my system configured to allow connections on both port 22 and port 10000. After the upgrade, it appears that ...
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Block all Outside IP addresses to NAS using Winbox/Microtik

I am not an expert on networking and firewall rules. I can use the Microtik/Winbox app to the point where I can setup basic firewall rules. I want to basically block all outside IP access to my NAS ...
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What to do with Synology open source DSM 4.0 Tool Chains?

The Synology NAS station’s management software DSM 4.0 has an open source copy on SourceForge: I am thinking to setup my own NAS station with PC. How may I install the DSM? There are few x86 version ...
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WD My Cloud impossible to reach (SSH, HTTP, Samba/NFS): How to back up my contents and do a Full Factory Restore?

I own a WD My Cloud (WD My Cloud 4TB Personal Cloud Storage - NAS, model WDBCTL0040HWT-NESN, to be specific). I set it up to allow SSH access, which worked great for months. However, I ran apt-get ...
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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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keeping file management smooth with NFS between two linux systems

I have my linux based NAS set up with NFS shares that are read only so my Ubuntu server can access certain files and folders. Now I need my Ubuntu server to be able to write to those NFS shares. The ...
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Drobo FS vs Lime Technology unRAID vs FreeNAS

I already decided to by a Drobo FS until I just found these two tests: http://www.digitalversus.com/data-robotics-drobo-fs-p889_9543_487.html ...
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Mac backup / sync software [on hold]

I'm looking for a mac program that would allow me to work following way: Keep all my files on Windows/Samba Share (on Synology NAS device that can also act as rsync server). When I need to work on ...
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Linux temporarily thinks disk is full

I’m working on a Linux server with CentOS 6.5 and a NAS NFS on a QDR Infiniband network. I am running a bash script that basically creates a directory, makes symlinks inside of it, and cats together ...
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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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reliable/redundant PSU for SOHO server build

I am after reliable SOHO server build. I went with ECC RAM, quality NAS-grade harddrive and now I am looking at the PSU. I cannot seem to find any good redundant PSUs that would fit into the ATX ...
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Home NAS design?

There are a lot of questions about NAS here. I'm looking for input on how to expand my home network: with a (4-bay) NAs. Current setup: 1x PC (gigabit ethernet), 1x Mac (gigabit ethernet), 1x media ...
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How can I turn my current PC into a NAS device without losing the PC

Basically I want to know if there is a proper way that I can take my current desktop PC (custom built) and add 2 additional hard drives and have these 2 drives act as a NAS backup with raid, while ...
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tradeoffs of iSCSI vs. AFP when using Time Machine with a NAS?

I'm setting up a home NAS device (Synology DS409) that I'm planning to use for Time Machine backups (amongst other things). What are the tradeoffs between using iSCSI or AFP to mount the backup ...
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Custom NAS, Webserver, and general personal server, What OS? [closed]

im looking to put one of my old desktops to use, it will mostly be used as a NAS, it needs to support SAMBA, but i would also like it if i could also host my webserver on it and later on use it as a ...
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Is it safe to stop a RAID 5 expansion?

I'm having some issues expanding a RAID 5 array on a Synology DS413. The drive has gone from 3 x 3TB WD Green drives to 4 x 3TB. I started an expansion operation and it's been stuck at about 60% and ...
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2TB hard drive only showing as 4GB

When I place the drive into an external enclosure, Linux Mint “Disks” application states that the drive is only 4GB, but it's a 2TB hard drive. Disks also reports “Disk is OK, one bad sector.” Any ...
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NAS - failed hard drive - unable to mount externally

I had two 2TB hard drives in my Dlink DNS-320 NAS, RAID 1 mirrored, working fine up unti. a few days ago, I heard some clicking from my NAS (which points to HD failure), and then I could no longer ...
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Can't mount filesystem on HD that came from WD NAS

I have a WD NAS drive, I need to recover some deleted files, so I've taken the drive out and plugged it into an Ubuntu machine to get direct access to the filesystem... When I check the drive in ...
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Filenames with illegal characters

I recently transferred a backup of my CD collection from a Windows server to a new NAS. When I mount it on my Linux desktop, I'm seeing a lot of directories and files where characters with accents and ...
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Map a network drive to be used by a service

I am trying to map a network drive (the WD My Cloud HDD) to be used by a service (CrashPlan backup software) in Windows 8, something that I have achieved with this script: net use X: ...
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Mapped network drive acess not working

I am using this script (making use of PsExec, and running it from the scheduld tasks) to map a network drive each time my computer is turned on to connecto to the WD My Cloud device: @ECHO OFF ...
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Networking a small office with VPN

Recently I purchased a CISCO RV042 Small Business router with VPN Capability, obviously to allow external connection to this office via VPN to access a NAS where business files are stored. I am not ...
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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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Extremely slow network directory subfolder listing from QNAP NAS in OS X

Having an issue where I have a folder on a QNAP NAS (TS-439P II+) with over 68,000 subfolders within it. I can browse it quickly and almost instantaneously within Windows 7 via samba, however in OSX ...
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Wget save cookies not working

I've been trying to login in the pyload through the web api, but wget is not saving the cookies and I don't understand why. I'm using the following command: wget --delete-after ...
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Synology NAS (DSM 5) cannot access the Internet through Tomato router?

I have just revived my Linksys E3200 router by upgrading it to Tomato 1.28 (Shibby). I have a Synology NAS running DSM 5 attached by cable to the router. After the upgrade my NAS can no longer update ...
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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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Windows 8.1 incorrect file size

I have a QNAP NAS attached to my home network with 2*2TB drives in it - RAID 1. I have a windows mapped drive to a share on the NAS from 2 machines - 1 Win7x64, 1 8.1x64. When I select a group of ...
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Configuring Samba on Linux so that the network share does not need a login / password

I'm eager to use a Raspberry Pi as a low-load NAS, and I was reading the guide at: http://www.howtogeek.com/139433/how-to-turn-a-raspberry-pi-into-a-low-power-network-storage-device/ In the tutorial ...
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Btrfs raid level for large NAS (8+ 5tb disks)

I'm planning to build a new NAS to store a large amount of media (20tb+). I would like to use btrfs for both the NAS and the backup (might be a separate system, not sure yet) I want to use raid1 or ...
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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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Cant find my ip address for my network attached storage

I have a zyxel NSA-2400 that i am currently trying to move all the data onto an external drive, because i want to replace the drives with new ones. There was some issue earlier with transfering data, ...
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File read write performance and stability over multiple disk failure

Currently I am using 2 drive bay Synology NAS, Running out of space and performance, hence planning to build own NAS with 4 or 8 (6+2) Hard drives. In Synology their is an option for SDD Cache (RAID0 ...
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Does Google drive storage hack raid backups of my data just in case if their hard drives go down?

I'm thinking about using the google cloud storage as my main storage device instead of buying a bunch of my own nas devices. But what i'm wondering is my data secure and backed up via with google's ...
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iPad WiFi Sync from local NAS

I am trying to setup a fully automated sync/push of movies from my NAS to my iPad. My setup is the following I got a local NAS running Windows Server where I have Movies in a decicated specific ...
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Shrink RAID by removing a disk?

I have a Synology NAS with 12 bays. Initially, we decided to allocate all 12 disks for a single RAID-6 volume, but now we would like to shrink the volume to use only 10 disks and assign two HDDs as ...
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Sync Windows Live Mail between two computers

I have a laptop where I have been using Windows Live Mail as my email application for the last year. Yesterday I got a dell desktop as well and I am desperately trying to set up so my desktop and ...
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4-bay NAS write performance RAID 5 + SSD vs RAID 10

I am planning on buying a new NAS (QNAP TS-453 Pro) for my Home Office. The NAS has 4 HDD bays and supports SSD Caching. Hence, I was wondering which setup would probably be faster in terms of write ...
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Add 2 HDD connected via USB to Synology DS211j using Raid 1

I have a Synology DS211j and 2 old 2TB S-ATA HDD. What I plan to do is to buy two cases for these two hard disk drives that allow for connecting the hard disks to my Synology using the USB port. I ...
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Something like Dropbox for local use with a NAS as storage server

I am looking for a solution to sync folder pairs between a NAS and multiple local macs. Each of the macs could edit files and the other macs should then get synced automatically. Basically my own ...
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install ipkg on DS413j DSM 5.0

I would like to install sudo with ipkg. First ipkg need to be installed. You can find the bootstrap tutorial of Synology here. The DS413j has a Marvel Kirkwood mv6282 ARM processor. So I used this ...
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How to find the culprit of high sysload on NAS?

I have a QNAP TS-410 NAS, modest little ARM-based box. In the past the sysload of the NAS would be well below 0.5 for all load averages (1, 5 and 15 mins), it would only spike while sabnzbd was ...
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Home backup & media storage solution [closed]

I'm pondering how I can best create a system to backup devices in my home, as well as separate media storage (essentially iTunes and iPhoto, hoping to put movies, music/podcasts, photos in one place). ...
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Port forwarding woes

I have two WD NAS drives on my network, one is a WD 3TB My Book Live used for media sharing and storage. The other is a 2TB WD My Cloud used for work. I need to be able to connect to both from remote ...
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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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Is there a way to lock an application (such as iTunes) programmatically?

I've synced my iTunes library with a Win7 Desktop, a MacBook, and a NAS. Initially it seems like a good idea because my music/videos were synced across all devices and are available offline when I'm ...