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 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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Bottleneck when running Linux from USB

I have a NAS device with two 3.5 HDD disks and an internal 500mb flash drive for the bootloader. As the NAS is in the same room as I sleep and to avoid wear on the disks, I dont want to have the ...
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How do I connect VLC to a known DLNA server?

I have VLC on my Mac and would like to connect to a DLNA server on my LAN but the server isn't showing up in VLC's UPnP auto-discovery UI. Given the IP address of the server how can I point VLC to it ...
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Make my NAS send me a notification when it receives a new public IP

In order to keep my most valuable files safe(r) I have a remote NAS setup. Every night I use rsync to send my changed files from my local server to the NAS and this is working somewhat okay. My ...
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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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Why are my NAS drive transfers so slow?

I've a rMBP with 802.11ac, connected to an Asus RT-AC66U on 5GHz and a WD My Cloud EX2. If I transfer large files via the router from the Macbook to the NAS drive I see a mere ~10MB/s (80Mbps say). ...
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Home NAS server - To ECC or not to ECC [closed]

I am trying to setup a NAS with two 3TB hard drives in a mirror fashion in case a hard drive fails, which is at the moment my biggest fear. For the past month or so, I have researching about Freenas ...
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Can't map network drive

(I asked this before on the Synology forum, but got no answer there.) Configuration: - Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - Synology DS213air NAS I've connected my NAS in Synology Assistant, and I can ...
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How to change Windows permissions for Linux NAS? [on hold]

I have just finished setting up my new NAS (Western Digital My Cloud EX2) and I'm having trouble with permissions, I can read and write from the internal drives fine, but I have an external usb HDD ...
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Does Windows 7 Home Premium support backing up to a network share

Windows Vista Home Premium supports automated back ups to a network share, so I would assume the Windows 7 Home Premium would also have this feature. However, several pages on the Microsoft site make ...
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Recovering data on 20TB RAID 5 NAS, overwritten by 500gb RAID 1

I have a Linux gateway with 2 500gb drives in software RAID 1 for system. /dev/sda = RAID 1 /dev/sdb = RAID 1 /dev/sdc = RAID 5 (NAS 12 drives iSCSI, /home directories) While replacing sdb, weird ...
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Mac OS X backup to NAS Server - Time Machine or other

I just bought Synology DiskStation and I want to backup my files. I was thinking about Time Machine and I started to make this happen but I found out that Time Machine backup whole Mac and not just ...
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Windows 8.1 | Make remote network locations available offline

I've set up a NAS on my network, and would like to make some of the files accessible offline on my laptop. I can do this by mapping a network drive to \\NASNAME\share, and then right-clicking to ...
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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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How to debug missing DLNA connection

I am not sure this is the best place to ask this question, but I am stuck and hope to get some hints from the knowledgeable community. I am having hard time making my DLNA home audio system work. ...
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QNAP NAS behind two private networks, how do I access it from the outside?

There was something like an answer to this but it was related to linux and I did not get any of it. My PCs run Windows 7. I want to connect to my QNAP NAS at home from my office, it's a TS-421. The ...
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Copying image from Dropbox to NAS results in property loss warning

I get a warning every time I try to copy any image (JPG, PNG, screenshot, camera photo, etc.) from my Dropbox to an external NAS (NetGear ReadyNAS NV+), stating: Are you sure you want to copy this ...
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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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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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Setting Up a VPN Connection to a FreeNAS Server

I have a computer running Windows 7 connected to my primary modem. Then I have a FreeNAS server connected to a router. I would like to connect from the computer with Windows 7 to the server. How would ...
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Does LSF io index report NFS io?

We use SONAS for our filesystem on our cluster and I have noticed that the load on SONAS does not necessarily correlate with the value of io on the cluster nodes when I run lsload -l. Is it possible ...
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server with multi purpose possible?

I would like to have the following 3 uses available to me. Accessing my files within and outside my network Game servers occasionally; Minecraft or Gmod (as example) Teamspeak 3 Is it possible to ...
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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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NAS Backup Drive Virus Isolation

I have a small NAS that currently has several network shares that get backed up. I also have another share that is of the USB external HDD I have plugged in to the NAS. I want to know if I run regular ...
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Hard Drive Connected to Router Randomly Loses Files Or Turns Them Into Empty Folders

Several months ago, I decided to replace my network storage device with a standard external hard drive that hooked up to the USB connection on my Linksys EA3500 SMART WiFi Wireless Router. The ...
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File integrity monitor solution for folder on linux [closed]

I will buy a NAS to hold some very important long term storage. I would like to periodically run an integrity check on the data to make sure it doesn't get corrupted for whatever reason. Ideally, ...
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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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How to connect to a device within my network but connected to another router

I have a main router, which is connected to my ISP. Then, I have two sub-routers and a NAS-server attached to my main router. See image below: Image Problem: I cannot access any other device in my ...
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Can I replace the WD My Cloud 2TB HDD with a small SSD?

With regards to this NAS: http://www.amazon.co.uk/WD-Cloud-Personal-Storage-NAS/dp/B00FOKN7FG Can the internal 2 TB HDD be replaced with a 120 GB SSD drive? I don't care about the space reduction. ...
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Why is Samba SMB slower than HTTP/NFS/FTP transfer on NAS on my LAN?

I want to set up a NAS which I have done most recently with a Raspberry Pi 2 (quad-core ARM Cortex-A7, 1GB RAM, 32GB microSD) running Raspbian “Jessie”: I have a laptop—an HP Pavilion G6—running ...
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Wake on Lan - Install a client on a Linux machine

this might seem obvious or stupid to somebody, but I can't find anything that helps me yet, besides the fact that I'm not a Linux user. I've got 2 NAS boxes (Iomega, now Lenovo) IX4-200D and ...
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Need help getting Mercurial operational on Synlogogy DS412+

I am trying to get Mercurial to work on my Synlogy DS412+ with INTEL processor running DSM 5.1-5022 Update 4. I have installed v2.8.2-1 from https://synocommunity.com/packages and it says it is ...
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Time Machine on a local drive, then make that drive a network drive (via Server.app) on a different computer

I have two macs running OS X 10.10.3. One has Server.app installed, is connected to the internet via ethernet, and also has a 2 TB disk attached via USB, with two partitions - "Backup" and "Storage". ...
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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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Intrusion is possible through firmware signature file

I have a small NAS system and recently i got a firmware to upload the features. I have one image file and a signature file. I just trying to edit the signature file and append some junk character ...
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NFS activity locks desktop during any user initiated file activity

This is a funny little issue that has been happening for a while and I have learnt to work around but would prefer to resolve completely. My desktop PC is running linux mint 17.1 cinnamon. Core I5, ...
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NAS as normal storage drive?

Is it possible to use an NAS system as a regular non-network storage? IE: plugging a cable from it to a computer, and then being able to use all the drives as if they where an external one, without ...
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www prefix is not working locally

Hi i recently put a web page online on a synology NAS, the problem is the following: When typing www. before my domain name the page is not loading This is what i got so far: Added both ...
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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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btrfs convert from raid1 to raid5

Is it possible to easily convert a btrfs raid1 to a raid5. I mean at the end of the day. Its really just two mirrored drives. So I would think this should be easy to do. I want to now have 3 3TB ...
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How to allocate a folder or drive in my Windows PC for NAS storage?

I have an IP Camera that has an option to videos to NAS destination. I don't want to build a NAS box, as I have an existing PC w/c I use regularly and rarely turn off. So my question is, is there a ...
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Merge .AppleDouble forks with original files

I used to place my iTunes’s media folder on a NAS accessed through AFP and, as you may know, the OS also placed several .AppleDouble files on it. Now, my NAS isn’t working as expected and the only ...
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Can I use dd to upgrade 1-bay synology NAS to bigger HD?

I have a 1-bay Synology NAS (DS112). According to the Synology compatibility list it can take a 6TB disk. If possible I'd like to clone my existing 2TB disk to the 6TB disk using dd or any other tool ...
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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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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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Can't access to NAS

I am on windows 8.1 and can't access to my folders stored on a Seagate Business Storage. I had network drive connected, they worked fine until today. And I can't access by typing \\ip_of_nas ...
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Recursive unrar of several folders

I have several RAR archives spread around multiple directories but all under a particular root folder on my Debian based NAS. Could someone help me write a simple script that would recursively go into ...
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What is the best way to test a new hard drive? [closed]

I just bought a new internal drive (4TB WD Green) with the intention of storing most of my data on it (to be accessed over FTP). I was wondering what would be the best way to stress-test the drive. ...
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Mount only sub-directory in NFS export

On my NAS I export one single filesystem: /mnt/datastore *(rw,sync,no_subtree_check,all_squash,fsid=0) With /mnt/datastore/ being the mount point of a FUSE based concatenation of a bunch of disks. ...