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Questions tagged [nas]

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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Home Server Setup software and hardware [on hold]

I'm looking to build my own home server, mainly to support development across my different machines. But for now I'm quite stuck on how to start picking hardware and software for the system. Key ...
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Mount NAS on Boot (WDCloud EX2)

I have a WDCloud( EX2 ) NAS for several years, which works fine with MAC os and Windows 7- via Wifi and LAN. Now- I have an i5 with 8GB, 1000MB LAN connected to network, installed with fresh copy of ...
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NAS setup help w/ home

so I'm not super experienced with Networking, so I may have already committed some Faux-pas in my setup, so please bear with me; I have a HDD connected to my modem (TC8715) that I'd like to use as a ...
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Win10: How to force VPN yet allow home NAS connection?

I read @Moab excellent reply on how to force VPN connect on Win10 but I'd like to also have this new PC [bought only for VPN downloading] to be able to xfer the downloaded file to my home NAS drive. ...
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Backing up NAS - Bufallo Link Station 420 - Synology - Mac

I have a Bufallo Link Station 420. A few years old and it keeps dropping off the network. I see others with the NAS struggle with a similar problem so I'm just replacing it and have bought a Synology ...
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How do a browser find the destination of general address such as http://diskstation:5000?

During setting synology NAS I just get curious how it works. The NAS can be accessed by another computer on the network with the address "http://diskstation:5000"or "http://find.synology.com". I ...
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Use Tomato router as ethernet hub?

I'm running tomato 1.28 on my N600 netgear router, and I have the following situation: I have an ethernet cord coming directly from a normal router (I'll call it router1), that I would like to use to ...
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All my media files on a NAS have been corrupted by Rasnsomware [duplicate]

I have recently found that all my media - photo, music and video - files of my NAS drive have been infected with the .QWEUIRTKSD ransomware virus. 3 different computers have access to the NAS and I ...
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Migrating NAS storage to new HDs with JBOD storage

I have a QNAP NAS here with 4 HDs where one is starting to fail. So I want to migrate to a new one. As this is not RAID5, I want to find out if there are any convenient ways to migrate to new HD(s) ...
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Hard drives with existing data to NAS

my old d-link 2 failed (hard drives are ok, just the enclosure stopped powering up), so I upgraded to a later product, D-Link DNS-325. But I am told it can't read existing drives, it will always ...
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WD PR4100 NAS: how to install a lightweight window manager (Xfce or similar)?

I have a brand new WD PR4100 NAS. Question: is it possible to install a lightweight window manager (Xfce or similar) on the pre-installed OS (Linux 4.1.13 #1 SMP Thu Nov 30 19:20:59 CST 2017 Build-...
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Trying to undelete directory structure, but partition table is lost on ext4 [duplicate]

A while back I accidently deleted everything on my NAS, which is a Nacie Cloudbox 2TB with a flashed firmware. With testdisk in an attempt to recover my data I changed the partition table. A scan for ...
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Insuring server-side copying is occurring with WD-MyCloud-NAS and attached USB on Windows (without ssh)?

Looking at these: Microsoft Offloaded Data Transfer https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Server-Side_Copy https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/administration/performance-tuning/role/file-...
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Migrating Synology Cloud Station Server to another disk

I only use one drive in my Synology NAS (please do not comment on that). I want to exchange that drive with a bigger one. I did put the bigger one in as additional drive. I could not set to RAID 1 to ...
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Searching and listing folders using as source a Excel

As a junior system admin I was tasked with a data management chore on our NAS device. By using an Excel workbook as the source (the cells of a specific column of this workbook), I have to use Windows ...
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PiHole on Synology NAS gives DNS timeout

I recently bought myself a new Synology NAS on which you can install and run Docker images. One of the containers I'd like to run is pihole/pihole (v4). This appears to be working and from what I can ...
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VPN Issue - successful connection through mobile (iPhone Hotspot) but unsuccessful through home WIFI

I need to connect from home to the office's internet network to access the different printer control panels and NAS server. Since the router we have in the office does not have the possibility to ...
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Linux User and Group permissions strategies for DIY Family NAS

I am quite new to linux, but I've managed to build my own DIY NAS (Odroid CS2, Ubuntu 18.04), set up Samba, SSH etc. and I am now at the stage of access and folder management. I do understand what ...
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Cant access the NAS drive on network on Window 10 Non Admin Account

I have a NAS drive on my small office network that I am accessing from 6-7 desktop and laptops. The NAS drive has 6 folders, each exclusively accessed by one computer (using different username and ...
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btrfs-undelete and regex for folder

i have a Synology Nas and deleted the Homes folder (Raid 5 - btrfs). i am trying to restore it via the btrfs-undelete script here: https://gist.github.com/Changaco/45f8d171027ea2655d74#file-btrfs-...
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Present NAS share as USB mass storage? [closed]

Is there capability in something like a Raspberry Pi or other linux device to do the following? NAS File Share -> LAN port of theoretical device -> USB Port of theoretical device -> ...
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Synology NAS - custom script after join a Windows Domain possible?

I have a Synology NAS DS415 and I have a question: Is it possible to start automatically a custom (bash) script after a special action. I need to do some configuration stuff after the  Synology NAS ...
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Synology NAS issue - can I save data partitions?

Synology NAS throwing error stating DSM (DiskStation Manager) is not installed. Looks as if this is caused by a problem with the system partition used to manage the drive. Trying to reinstall it ...
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Automatic setting and waking up from the hibernate state

I'm currently planning a NAS/media server with Debian and KODI. The only problem I have to solve at the moment is to automatically set and wake up from the hibernate state. is it possible that the ...
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Synology NAS not accessible via hostname in Domain, IP Address works

We have a Synology NAS DS918+ running the latest DSM (DSM 6.2.1-23824). The Synology is linked to our Domain, and has the following networking settings: Hostname: SRVSTORAGE / IP Static (192.168.1....
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How can I determine who is blocking port 25 from the internet?

I'm flummoxed. I've bought a domain name through 'freehostia.com' - and I've setup the MX records to point to my DDNS based local SMTP/POP3 server which I'm running on a Synology NAS box. I've ...
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Cascading two routers into the same subnet

There are two routers opeating in my house, the first is ASUS RT-87U, which is the primary router, and the second is D-Link DIR model, which is the secondary router. It is connected to the primary ...
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How does Synology Hybrid RAID work?

I'm not looking for what Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) allows the user to do, but rather, what is the concept that SHR uses to allow you combine disks of different sizes? In most RAID implementations ...
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Cannot connect to any network shares from one of my Windows 10 PCs

I recently bought a shiny new Synology NAS and all my PCs can connect to it, except from one, which is quite strange as it's running the same Windows 10 version as the others (1803). Here are the ...
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Access a NAS from two seperate networks (optionally using an openWRT device)

I've ordered some components to build my own NAS which I want to share with my sister living next door. For that, we wanted to connect these two networks together but leaving them in their respective ...
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Why do we need copy data management(CDM)? [closed]

I know the CDM is very famous and vendors will said they can reduce consumption on your storage and disaster recovery or something else. But why do we need CDM rather than NAS? There're many NAS ...
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CPU: What is more important when reading from HDD, processor speed or number of cores?

I am considering which NAS to purchase, a Synology DS418play or DS419play. The former has a Dual Core 2.0 burst up to 2.5 GHz, and the latter has a Quad Core 1.5 burst up to 2.3 GHz. In either case, ...
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WD My Passport Pro not accessible by Bose SoundTouch 20

I have Bose SoundTouch 20, a WD My Passport Pro that houses my music and runs Plex media server and lastly a standard cable modem/router that provides Wi-Fi and internet service. The issue is that my ...
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UPS configuraton — master/slave

I recently bought a Eaton 5PX1500RTN UPS(1440VA/1440W) with a Network-MS card. I connected it via ethernet and can now see the Web UI for Eaton. This thread here gave me confidence that the UPS would ...
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Sluggish NAS Performance with AFP

Just got my self a NAS (Asustor AS1002T) to handle my files. It is supposed to be up to 110MB/s read and 90MB/s write, it has two Seagate 2TB Barracuda running in RAID 1. The Setup I have a Archer ...
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Synology DS414j: Is Docker and Gitlab supported?

I've got a Synology DS414j NAS and would like to install Docker and Gitlab but I can't find them in the Package manager. Isn't it supported for my DS414j?
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how to determine the address of a Synology NAS, and will it be persistent?

I am considering buying the Synology DiskStation DS115j after discussion at my previous question (how can NAS work if it is not connected to Internet?). Before I did that, I wanted to read through ...
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how can NAS work if it is not connected to Internet?

I was reading the reviews for a NAS backup solution: Western Digital 4TB My Cloud Home Personal Cloud Storage - WDBVXC0040HWT-NESN. I am referring to the this review on the product that criticized the ...
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I use 2 wifi APs - but can't connect to internal hosts from 1

I have 2 wifi access points in my home network, I often can't reach internal IPs from one of them. Example of problem: Android Phone --> Access Point 1 --> NAS (using IP, no DNS): "Cannot reach ...
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windows 10 L2TP/Ipsec VPN with synology NAS not working

I am using a synology NAS that has a L2TP/Ipsec VPN server running. The NAS is located in a network with a FritzBox router. Now I am in another network that is also established with a FritzBox router. ...
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Network bridge Guest Wifi and Ethernet LAN

I have a modem (Fritz!Box7490) that has wifi and a Guest network as well as the main network, and can act as a NAS. After I saw that my TV can access any file on the network, and my friend - who was ...
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How to block all traffic on Win10 except for 2 programs

I have win10 Pro on a offline computer. I have a Synology NAS. So, I have the internet cable plugged in and have everything except for port 5000 (the NAS) disabled. Therefor no internet, no ...
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Setting up a NAS Drive for Home use

I have just started to do research on this a week ago, before that I didn't even know what a NAS was, so please bear with me. TL;DR I want to set up shared storage for a family to have all data in ...
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Using Putty on a Synology NAS to Load an old HDD and not loose the data

I am trying to mount a NTFS drive on my Synology NAS and copy the data to one of the volumes so I can then mount the drive with the Synology storage manager and keep the files... I am trying this ...
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Is it possible to convert an external hard disk to a NAS with just a USB to Ethernet adaptor?

I have an ethernet to USB adaptor(like this - https://www.amazon.com/UGREEN-Ethernet-Adapter-Nintendo-Chromebook/dp/B00MYT481C/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1534861393&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=...
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NAS vs Microsoft Server: what is the best solution? [solved] [closed]

For my work I need to use different software that run only under windows. I am unsure whether i should go with a NAS and install this software on the NAS (eg. synology) or consider Microsoft Server ...
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Why is the max size for the boot USB drive 32GB for unRAID OS?

I am assuming this is related to the file system the drive is formatted with, but I can't seem to find this information anywhere. Also, why do they limit the installation of unRAID to only a USB and ...
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NAS frozen when Media Server enabled. Normal or not?

I have a Network Attached Storage (NAS), with 8TB of storage. Currently 4TB in use. It's a Lenovo, model IX4-300D. Having recently bought a smart TV, I became aware that I could use the TV to ...
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NAS IP is outside DHCP Range - now cannot access it

I have a NAS-DS216j and it is not showing up on my DHCP list. As a result, I don't know what it's IP address is and cannot connect to it in a browser, or the Synology Web Assistant (http://find....
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Need to know which RAID type is better for my new NAS

Got my WD my cloud NAS and need to set up the new RAID set up, which one is better and you guys recommend, RAID 0, or RAID 1? Need to make sure I won't lost my data again. Thanks