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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Windows 10 Quick Access list only allows one mapped network drive item?

My Windows 10 Pro (Build 10586.71) Quick Access list is only allowing one folder from my mapped network drives to appear at any given time. When I can drag a new folder from a mapped network drive to ...
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How can I find the IP address of a mapped Network drive in Windows 10?

How can I find the IP address of a mapped Network drive in Windows 10?
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what does NASware do?

Some Western Digital hard drives advertise themselves as having NASWare. My question is.. . what does NASWare do? When I Google it I get articles talking about what NAS is (network attached storage, ...
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Synology Rs812 and WD Red WD60EFRX 6 TB - The volume size must be under 16TB

I'va got a synology Rs812 and 4 x WD Red WD60EFRX 6 TB, now I want those drives in raid-5 or raid-6, but the DSM gives me the message 'The volume size must be under 16TB'. I'd like to have 24TB.. On ...
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2TB HDD that doesn't have Load_Cycle_Count issue

I'm looking to get a qnap NAS and am looking for a couple of 2TB drives to put in it. I thought the decision would easy as the WD green WD15EARS looked rather good for the price but after a bit of ...
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Synology NAS station - how to mirror 2 HDD (Simple how-to)

I have a 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 same capacity. I transferred backup from old disk to ...
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Is it possible to just move HDDs from one NAS to another NAS when upgrading?

I currently have a D-Link DNS-320 with 2x2TB HDDs in there, setup with Raid. Am not at all happy with the speed of the D-Link unit - working in a Mac environment. So after a lot of research I settled ...
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Backing up Windows to a NAS: Security issues

Recent computer malware will seek out mounted SMB volumes and do their dirty work on files it finds there. This puts NAS-based backups at risk. Due to a Windows limitation, a client may use no more ...
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Rsync hanging on files from client to LAN NAS server via ssh

I'm using rsync to do a backup to a NAS on my local network over SSH. However when running rsync I'm finding that it's getting stuck on certain files. Rsync will completely freeze and refuse to ...
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WD MyCloud NAS Slow Transfer Speed

Let me start by saying that I'm a networking newbie. I understand the basic processes but not the intricacies of multiple routing devices on a network. My setup is essentially this: ...
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What are these 'Ghost' files, visible over CIFS but not on the host machine?

I'm trying to restore a Perforce depot from a Linux based (Thecus) NAS but I'm getting different results when looking at the mount from the server vs logging into the NAS via SSH directly I'm at a ...
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Accessing NAS drive via bridging router

I have a NAS connected to my Asus RT-N66U. I can connect to the NAS drive via the ASUS router on 192.168.1.67 However the wifi signal in my bedroom is not strong enough so I have a second Zyxel ...
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Fixing broken SSH on NAS server

I am very new to the Unix/Linux world, and at my workplace, I was trying to set up my user to be able to SSH into the NAS server (our NAS is made by netgear). I had never worked with this particular ...
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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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Amazon Glacier and QNAP

I have set up my QNAP NAS to backup to Amazon Glacier which seems to work well. However when I login to AWS the vault I am backing up to it shows the vault is empty, size 0, inventory last updated not ...
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Will adding SSD to NAS significantly improve Git performance?

I run a QNAP TS-470 Pro with three out of four HD slots equipped with WD Red SATA 6Gb/s 4TB drives. They are in RAID 5. On there, I have a Web volume running Apache. I use this as a development ...
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Synology DS716+

So I'm thinking of buying this NAS. Im planning to use pretty much all the features on it. Running Plex, using the Time Machine and also backing up home PCs. One thing I'm a bit confused about is: ...
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What are my options for setting user permissions with a CIFS share?

I have a NAS that only allows CIFS mounts on a Linux machine. I would like to set it up on a server, that I don't have root access to (but can ask every once in a while the root to do something on the ...
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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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Linksys WRT1900AC or Asus RT-AC68U as NAS and Print hubs

I'm considering buying one of the mentioned wireless routers: Linksys WRT1900AC or WRT1900ACS Asus RT-AC68U They both have two USB ports. I'd like to connect a USB hard drive (Seagate FreeAgent ...
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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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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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NAS vs USB enclosure

What are the practical differences between using a dedicated NAS and a simple USB enclosure plugged in back of the router? Theoretically I'll get the same functionality from both, I guess a ...
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Most secure and flexible file access on a NAS

I have a NAS at home that I use to store my documents and media files. I recently got a raspberry Pi on which I installed a media center (openElec). Giving access to the media files to the raspberry ...
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Recover data from partitions (HDD from broken NAS)

I've seen similar posts around, but no answer that fits my needs (seems that most people just want to format their drives or they run linux?). But it I've missed an answer and this is a duplicate, I ...
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What is the best way to setup separate FreeNAS jails/plugins using separate datasets?

I am running FreeNAS-9.3-STABLE-201512121950 from a USB stick in VirtualBox on a Mac Mini Server (late 2012 - Macmini6,2) running OS X El Capitan. Quad-core i7, 16G RAM, with 8G and 2 procs devoted ...
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QNAP TS669 Pro 2 machines via ethernet connection

I've got a Mac connected to a ethernet port to the NAS, I want to connect another windows PC via the other ethernet port but using the same conf as the Mac (changing only the machine IP address) ...
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Allow users to create folders at netowrk share, but not open others folders

I have a ReadyNas Pro4. On it I have created a shares such as "Movies", "Music", "Backup" etc.. The first step For these shares I would like to set some (for me) advanced privileges, which brings me ...
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Map NAS drive ip address to name

I have a NAS drive on my local network at a static IP. i can browse this drive at \\10.0.0.x\ However, I would like to alias this ip to a more human readable name: \\server\ how do I accomplish ...
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Repurposing Old Drives to Make OS X Compatible Shared NAS

I have a MacBook running OS X 10.11.2 and an iPhone running iOS 9.2, I noticed I have a few spare drives with varying sizes and also an SSD lying around, I was wondering what I could use them for. I ...
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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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Router / Windows + Linux + NAS / hostname service without Windows Server?

My network generally works well. I've got DHCP handing out IP addresses and a few fixed IP's for printers and NAS devices. I've got the following devices on my network all managed through wired and ...
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Unison sync with WD NAS

I am trying to set up a (2-way) sync with a WD mycloud mirror NAS. The clients run Ubuntu, and I thought Unison would be a good way to do this. I mounted the NAS share on the client, using nfs sudo ...
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Windows 7 is corrupt; How to save Windows settings on clean install

Last week I had problems with my PC and I fixed all hardware related issues, but the result window doesnt start up anymore. I want to reinstall Windows and delete everything I currently have on the ...
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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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How to make a cheap and speedy RAID 5 drive without case

I'd like to turn my several (four or five) old 80GB SATA hard drives into a RAID 5 drive. 4 to 5 bay NAS cases can be about $300. But I should not need one. What would it take to essentially build ...
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How do I build a DIY NAS?

I'm looking for good, detailed instructions on how to build a DIY NAS (Network Access Storage). I'm planning on doing it cheap (old PC config + open source software). But not too cheap either. I'm ok ...
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Disassemble External HD for internal drives NAS Build Pro/Con

Poked around and I didn't see anythingthat could give me a definitive answer. I am using a Fractal Design Node 304 for a 4-6 Bay DIY Nas build. I want to fill with as much storage as possible, if ...
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Auto shutdown if there's no 'real' network traffic for a 'homeserver'

Hello I just installed my homeserver I'm using the following: TvHeadend PyLoad NzbGet Samba I plan to shutdown if the up/downstream by those services is less than 1 Mb/s(Bandwith) or Traffic in ...
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Recommended RAID Mode for Small NAS Array

I am interested in purchasing a NAS array as a home server, and I am looking at currently 4x2TB drives in a 4-bay Netgear ReadyNAS array. I understand that RAID is not a backup and am will be backing ...
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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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Running Kallithea in Docker on Synology Server

I am attempting to set up a git server with https://kallithea-scm.org/ in a docker image. The installation went through fine. I started the kallithea server and the terminal says, serving on ...
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Mac can no longer connect to any other device on the network, but can see them all

I have two Macs, a NAS, a network printer and a router. Yesterday while saving a file to the NAS, I got an error and all the share point on the server disconnected from my iMac. Every time I have ...
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Synology Diskstation has two ssh ports after changing standart port on DSM 5

I was trying to change the standard ssh port on my Diskstation, running DSM 5, by editing those two files: /etc/ssh/sshd_config /etc.defaults/ssh/sshd_config and uncommenting and changing the line ...
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Does expanding capacity of RAID 5 format all the drives?

I currently have three drives installed in My Cloud EX4 configured to RAID 5. However I would like to install one more drive. The only way to be able to use all of these drives is by selecting "Expand ...
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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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Migrate non-redundant data to larger disk on Synology NAS

I have a Synology DS213j using two disks I had to spare, 2TB and 1.5TB. These are nearly full so I plan to replace them. To put all data onto the new disks I just wanted to connect the old disks to my ...
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Replacement drive for Lacie Network Space Max Raid 1

I have a faulty drive in my Lacie Network Space Max (Samsung HD103SI 1TB) I have to install a replacement, but the original drive type seems to be out of production. Can i replace it with this one? ...
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WD My Book World Edition (white light) shares/connection are being lost

I have a very weird problem with WD My Book World Edition (white light). It is connected to the router (CAT6) and so is a Windows 10 desktop. There're a few shares on WD that are used by the desktop ...
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Plex on WD and Synology

I'm not sure if it's possible, but I have two NAS: one WD Cloud and one Synology NAS. I am trying to add the films on the WD NAS to Plex my library on my Synology NAS without moving all of them ...