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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NASWare vs. NASWare 2.0

Can someone outline the difference between WD's original NASWare firmware and the new NASWare 2.0, used in their RED-series HDD's? I can only seem to find features of the new NASWare 2.0.
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Backup to Synology NAS using rsync or NFS and hardlinks

I want to backup data from a Windows (Vista) computer to a Synology NAS (210j). The NAS supports FTP, SMB, NFS and also allows a rsync daemon to be set up. I want to backup different folders to the ...
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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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Synchronous replication between two NAS Business Storage and Ubuntu 12.04.3

My setup is I have two NAS setup. I can mount those NAS in a Linux Server (Ubuntu or Centos) and plan on writing on both NAS synchronously or replicate frmo one nas to the other one real-time. Anyone ...
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Using home NAS as a substitute for local storage: Performance and application compatibility considerations

I recently got a Mac laptop for the first time, and now have 4 computers in the house (2 Mac laptops, 2 Windows desktops). The idea of the laptop is so that I can have more computer time because I can ...
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Can only communicate with NAS via one Ethernet adapter and not the other

My main home computer is a desktop equipped with an ASUS P7P55D EVO, which comes with two Ethernet network ports; Windows labels them Realtek PCIe GBE Family controller Realtek PCI GBE Famil ...
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Automount SMB using keychain password

Is there a way to use the automount service to mount my NAS share but without specifying my password in my SMB path? Currently, I have the following: /etc/auto_master # # Automounter master map # ...
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Warranty on server grade hard-disks. Is that a good thing?

I couldn't come up with a better question and I hope this does not belong to server fault. Recently I obtained some western digital RED hard-disks, which are specially build for NAS. They come with ...
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Setting up diskless PCs(client) to use servers hardisk

I am planning to start an internet cafe business (10 PCs) What software do i used so that i will only have one hardisk(server) used by the client PCs? Since this will used a lot of networking, do i ...
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Use NTFS HDD with FreeNAS

I'm making my old pc into a FreeNAS server to share my files in my home network. I have the server already up and running ok but I bumped into a problem when I tried to add 2 HDDs. For some years I ...
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How do I take full ownership of all files on a BlackArmor 440 NAS?

I have a Seagate BlackArmor 440 NAS. I am accessing it as the administrator on a Windows 7 machine. When I try to change permissions on a folder on the NAS I am denied with the following message: An ...
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File copy slows significantly from Windows 8 Laptop to Buffalo NAS

Update from Buffalo-Tech: I had also created a ticked to Buffalo-Tech and yesturday (4-Sep) got a response which does not make me happy but which most propably closes the case. Direct quote below: ...
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Compressing files over the network with WINRAR - read error

I have 3.6 TB of backup files on a NAS that need to stay together (they are a full and a months worth of incrementals - the latter is only useful with the former) - but I need to move them off the NAS ...
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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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Sharing storage on Linux and Solaris

I'm looking for a solution in order to share a san mounted volume between several hosts running on Linux (RHEL) and/or Solaris (Sparc). Note that I basically need to share a set of directories ...
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HOW TO: Remotely access Synology NAS on home LAN behind multiple routers?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I split/share an internet connection with family members that live next door to my house. I don't have/need/want cable, so they have the modem. I have ...
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Problems streaming media to Samsung TV from NAS, possibly due to DLNA issues

I have been experiencing problems with my IT-entertainment setup at home lately, and haven't managed to sort it out on my own. Basically I have the following setup: an iMac desktop computer a Drobo ...
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Recommend versioned backup solution for NAS at home

I have a Windows Home Server which I would like to backup to a secondary NAS located on the local network. Requirements for the backup are as follows: Some kind of control over backing-up a subset ...
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NFS mount on Mac OS X 10.6.8 - Problem with special characters such as “á”

On Snow Leopard, I used Disk Utility's "NFS Mount" feature to automatically mount a NFS shared folder from my Synology NAS. Here are the Advanced Mount Parameters I used: ...
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Best external USB drive with transparent Raid-1 support

I am in the market for a new NAS/backup system, and came across the interesting TonidoPlug . My last USB external drive (SimpleTech SimpleDrive 1TB) has met its demise, and so I'm trying to figure ...
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Torrents not downloading on a QNAP TS209 NAS

I have a Linux-based NAS from QNAP, which comes with a built-in torrent downloader. I have never really had reason to moan until about three weeks ago, when it suddenly stopped downloading anything. ...
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Speeding up remote connection

I've got a network setup at home. I've got a NAS(unraid), a few pc's and a few raspberrys at home. Recently my brother moved out and he would like to connect to our video's and stuff on the NAS from ...
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How can I delete every hourly backup except the 24 most recent ones?

I used to have a server with hourly/daily backups, all readily available thanks to this nice tutorial. Unfortunately, said server fried and I now have to make my backups on a NAS which doesn’t run1 my ...
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Can two separate NAS/File shares be combined into one?

So, I use a 4 bay Synology NAS to store terabytes worth of media files which a 2008 R2 server running Plex, and multiple other services accesses. I am running out of space on the first NAS, and want ...
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Homemade replacement for no-ip service

I have a NAS setup where I have one local NAS and one distant NAS which is at place with dynamic IP. At the distant place, the "internet-box" (French SFR) has a possibility to use no-ip ...
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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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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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NAS causing Internet Time Outs on other computers

Yesterday I installed a new Synology DS715 NAS server. Since then the internet connection on all other LAN connected PCs encounter disconnects. This is most noticable when playing online games, which ...
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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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Disable read-only flag on git object and pack files

In all my local git repos all of the object and pack files (.git\object\pack) are read-only... I understand why this is but it's really messing with my attempt to sync my machine to my Synology NAS. ...
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DDNS, VPN and Routes

I have another strange questions... My current status is: Router Asus AC68 that manages DDNS @dyndns and works as OPVN client to perfect-privacy. I cannot reach my NAS from WAN if the OPVN is up. I ...
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Error mounting NFS unit between synology server and Raspberry Pi client

I'm trying to mount an NFS (v4, or v3.. but get the same error...) from a Synology Server to a Raspberry Pi client. But I get this error: mount -t nfs4 IP_address_of_server:/volume1/nfsnvf ...
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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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How best to manage mapping drive letters?

I have the below configuration on my home computer: C: Operating system (Windows 8.1) D: SSD (quick scratch drive) E: Large HDD (large storage) F: Optical drive I: NAS storage directory #1 J: NAS ...
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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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Speed of an Internal File Transfer on a Remote Device (HDD/NAS)

I have a "WDMyCloud" which is a 3TB NAS with a linux based OS. I have attached another external drive to it so I can copy all of its contents. The second drive was mounted automatically and shows up ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Synology NAS resume rsync backup after connection loss

I am trying to do a backup from a synology NAS to an offsite NAS. I am using rsync through DSM5 as of now, but it doesn't give me the possibility to resume the backup if a connection loss occurs. This ...
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Improve slow NAS Ethernet transfer speeds: On-The-Fly Ethernet Compression with SAMBA?

Hardware: Pogoplug E02 (ARMv5te, Marvell Kirkwood 1.2GHz, 256m RAM) Software: ArchLinux, MDADM RAID 5 array, Ext4, SAMBA server This setup delivers file transfers to my Windows clients at ~21MB/s ...
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Windows Drive Share Issue

I set up an NAS system today and it works like a charm on my LAN. I'm having trouble with making it accessible through the internet. The NAS has a web management system which I hooked up to a ...
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Mounting GoFlex NAS in Ubuntu fails with Permission denied from fstab only

I can mount a NAS from Ubuntu from the command line with: sudo mount -t cifs //192.168.0.110/GoFlex\ Home\ Public /media/goflex -o user=,pass= However, when I add the following line to /etc/fstab: ...
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Access storage attached to a PLC via internet

In the company I work for, there is a PLC which logs events to a generic USB flash disk connected to it. The company which provided and programmed the PLC has closed - so there is no support. Every ...
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Cheaper alternative to ZFS Storage for a home NAS

I'm looking to build a NAS for home use with 8-10*(2-4TB) drives, out of which 2-3 drives would be used for parity via software RAID. In the past years and up to date, ZFS seems to have become the ...
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NTFS drive recognized by Linux, not by Windows

I have a 2TB NTFS formatted USB drive attached to a Raspberry Pi which I use as a NAS. I can access the drive through the Linux terminal and see all the files, and I can also access all the files from ...