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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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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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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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 admin/...
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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: resvport,nolocks,locallocks,...
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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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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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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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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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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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Does NASware 3.0 benefit a software RAID1 running Linux?

WD Red drives comes with NASware 3.0 (or older ones NASware 2.0). In running a CentOS Linux server in RAID1, does NASware offer any benefit? Or is NASware a Microsoft server thing?
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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 (www.noip.com)...
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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 /mnt/...
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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 form-...
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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 ...