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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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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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How to connect from windows bash ssh to a synology docker and view a picture using python [closed]

I'm doing some work with python on a Synology ds218. To do it, I download a docker python image. I'm connecting to the container using windows bash ssh. The python script dynamically modifies images. ...
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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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Use red drive as external hd

I've recently expanded the capacity of my NAS so I have a couple of 1TB drives lying around that I want to use as external HD. Here's what I did: formatted both drives within QNAP. Purchased a sata ...
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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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Can't start RAID5, all disks appear as spares

I tried to move my RAID5 setup from a NAS to a similar one and something went wrong. At first it worked on the new NAS then it wouldn't start anymore. This is the situation: # cat /proc/mdstat ...
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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
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WD cloud - does not empty trash

I have WDcloud 2EX, which slowly got empty. I've come across a directory, 123 GB in size- .Trash-1000 Why is that ? is it safe to delete it manually ? MacBook-Pro:movies@wdcloud guy$ cd .Trash-1000/ ...
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Music metadata missing after mklink

I have successfully linked my NAS music folder to my Windows Music Library but there is a problem with the metadata within the symbolic linked folder. I did this with MKLINK In the original folder on ...
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Fastest Way to Move Large Files on NAS

Trying to reorganize my media on my NAS (ReadyNAS), and using windows explorer is extremely slow. I've tried using the command: move "\\NAS\Documents\somepicfolder" "\\NAS\My Pics\somepicfolder" but ...
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Connecting ethernet cable to TP-W8901G breaks 192.168.1.1 web page

I'm experiencing a strange problem and would really appreciate some help from you. I recently moved into a new apartment that has a very outdated internet setup: 20 MBit connection with a TP-Link TP-...
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Home NAS RAM questions

Just trying to build a Home NAS system with the Ryzen 3 2200G CPU and ASROCK AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac board. Since I'm going to use ZFS, I guess the ECC memory is a must-have. As I'm quite new to building ...
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Instal and setup IKEv2/IPsec on WD PR4100

I have a WD PR4100 NAS and would like to set up a IKEv2/IPsec VPN tunnel. Currently, I am using OpenVPN as it is installed. I believe the system is BusyBox based. Any suggestions on how to install ...
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Directly link two machines while both are connected to a switch

Let's say I have two machines, both with dual (10Gbit) nics. One is my unraid server that acts as a NAS, among other things, the second is my desktop. Both boxes are connected to a Gbit switch. I can ...
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RAID disk capacity upgrade

I currently have a WD My Cloud Mirror NAS which is set up with 2 4TB drives configured to RAID 1 and i have just over 1TB of free space so i am stating to think i may need to do a upgrade sometime in ...
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Slow transfer speed between NAS drives within internal network

So I have WD MyBook 1TB & 2TB network drives connected with CAT6 cables to a Netgear WNDR3700 gigabit router. I can only get between 1-8 Mbps transfer rate when moving files between them. Is this ...
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Accessing NAS-Server through Powerline Adapter

I have the following setup in my flat with 2 TP-Link powerline adapters. Room A ) Adapter 1 (Laptop, empty) Room B ) Adapter 2 (Cable to Modem Rooter, NAS Server) If I connect to modem router over ...
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Access synced NAS folders from OneDrive account remotely

I have two computers: My home PC, which is a desktop, with all my files stored in a NAS. My laptop which I use on my business travels. Both have Windows 10 installed. I have successfully created ...
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MS Access Backend hosting

I currently have an MS Access database, split into frontend and backend. The backend is hosted on a Windows 10 pro PC with network sharing. The frontend is distributed to users running a mix of ...
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Setup home network with multiple SSL devices on one IP

Is it possible in some way to use multiple SSL devices (Raspberry PI and Synology) behind a router with only one incoming IP? My wish is to use it with subdomains. I can point both subdomains to the ...
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VLC player takes very long to play files from a smb NAS file server

I noticed that the VLC player takes about 10 to 20 seconds to start playing next mp3 and mp4 files from my smb NAS server (FRITZ!Box). Since these files play almost instantly with other players like ...
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Rebooting windows 10 with a mapped network drive open and restore folders gives pointless error and closes those windows

I have a mapped network drive on a NAS. I have set windows to "restore previous folder windows at logon" Every time I reboot my PC, all file explorer windows that are opened to a mapped network drive ...
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A common OneDrive access with ability to manage access permissions in Office 365

In our company we store all documents on a NAS drive. There is an established folder structure, where different user groups have different access levels to different folders with documents. ...
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Cluster storage server RAID configuration and specifications (Sanity check)

We are planning to buy a cluster for scientific computations, currently, we are in the process of putting together the specifications. We are not really sure, what should be the specifications of the ...
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Access the Symbolic link connected mount device on server by smb(windows)

I have Nas server which has symbolic link to mount device connected by SATA. Like this /data/myNas/myfile.avi -> /mnt/externalDisk/myfile.avi (the file is on Nas) /mnt/externalDisk/myfile.avi (...
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Can Zeroconfig names be used to specify a nfs server address

The powers that be have decided that machines that can access sites beyond the firewall must use DHCP. I have a (Netgear ReadyNAS) NAS server that is on the same subnet as a cluster and I would like ...
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What level of drive protection is adequate when using online backup services?

I have a home NAS with two 3TB drives. I currently have them in a mirror raid but think I might need more space for some future backups of the family's old pictures and DV+VHS tapes. I also use an ...
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NAS does not reconnect to network after router reboot

My Synology NAS does not reconnect to the network when the router reboots or when Internet goes down and then comes back. I am connected over ethernet and the network light is on but I cannot ping the ...
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Directly connecting two NAS boxes

I have two NAS units: a Synology and a QNAP. They are both connected to my router via a switch, but since both have spare Ethernet sockets, I guessed that they could also be connected directly, ...