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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 to select between two NICs for data transfers to a QNAP TVS 951X NAS?

I have two Ethernet adapters on my system. One is the inbuilt Intel 1218-V gigabit nic that came with the Asus Z97 Pro WiFi AC motherboard. I installed an Intel X550-T2 dual port PCIe 3.0 x4 NIC. Now, ...
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How to change sub-folder permissions on Synology NAS

Longtime computer user here but super-novice when it comes to administrating users/groups in Windows10, I suspect this has been asked before but I couldn't sort out which article I should be looking ...
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linux e-mail client that supports a single profile accessible from multiple computers, e.g., on a NAS [closed]

For years I've been using Thunderbird in a mode wherein the profile data (as well as the e-mail data) is located on a NAS and multiple computers (using multiple OS's) have been able to gain access to ...
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NAS: DynDNS and VPN setup not working at same time?

I've a Synology NAS, the DS218+, and i have this setup: The NAS is connectet to my router (AVM FritzBox), which is the ISP device that is connected to the internet On this router, i set up a DynDNS ...
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Using encryption over NAS

I have a local cluster which connect to a Synology NAS (918+) which holds data. I would like to have the data on the NAS encrypted. The machines all run Ubuntu and mount the NAS with: mount -t cifs ...
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How to create and connect subdomain to Synology

I have a Synology DS1812+ and a domain from Hover, let's call it example.com. How can I create a subdomain, like nas.example.com, connect it to my Synology, then use it outside my home network? ...
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NAS harddisks constantly working without known job - what is it doing?

What is the reason for my NAS (WD My Cloud Mirror) hard disks to work constantly, even if there are no read/write operations from other devices? I have a NAS (WD My Cloud Mirror) attached to my ...
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Very Slow Data Transfer between two Internal Volume on Synology NAS

I tried both File Copy within File Station, both Move to and Copy to had the same results. I try changing Shared Folder location to a different volume. The results were the same. Even with Multiple ...
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Connecting NAS to raspberry Pi via proxy-arp

This might be a stupid question, but I just wanted to make sure I don't invest time into something that doesn't solve my problem eventually: My home network contains a router/WiFi access point, a NAS ...
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Best way to create a single logical volume with redundancy with heterogeneous set of discs?

I am using an ubuntu 18.04 computer in which I want to have a single logical volume (seeing all my drives as a single unit) but also having at least 1 drive fault recovery. I have this setup in order ...
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How to connect Windows PC to a Synology NAS via a 2-router configuration?

I'm using Synology DS918+ NAS. It is connected via 2 routers. The best way to explain it is to show it in a diagram (sorry for my mad MS Paint skills): So what I am trying to do is to connect from ...
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Synology NAS: Sync multiple devices

I'm trying to set up data synchronisation/backup for multiple Notebooks/Desktops (Win 10, Linux) to a Synology DS218+ NAS - but found no solution that provided what i want. Basically, i want to: ...
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Plex and Nextcloud are not working on FreeNAS

I am trying to set up Plex and Nextcloud on my NAS running FreeNAS. Specs: Ryzen 3 2200G 2 TB HDD 120 GB SSD running as cache OS running on a USB drive I have my Plex content in the folder I want ...
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Deal with reserved characters when syncing volumes with different formatting

I have a NAS and I want to copy some directories on it to an exfat formatted external HDD. Problem is paths / filenames may contain reserved characters for exfat (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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NAS Subfolder Access Issue (Windows 10 Home)

I have Seagate Personal Cloud NAS, and I am able to access (most) of it by logging in through Windows Explorer as my PC is on the same home network as NAS. I am also able to access all folders via ...
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Synology RAID5 (SHR) Performance: Why is the read speed per drive so low?

I'm having a Synology DS1618+ in a 10G network with different drive sizes and speeds so it's a SHR instead of a classical RAID5: Now I download a file through SMB. CPU, RAM and drive utiliziation is ...
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How can I Broadcast Bonjour Onto Separate Subnet

I have a Synology NAS and I want to broadcast the SMB server it is hosting over Bonjour. It is hooked up to my Cable Modem over ethernet which also provides router capability. All devices connected ...
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Do network switches “short-circuit” traffic?

I plan to buy a network switch for home use since my router has no ethernet ports unused and I'm considering a switch on Amazon, like a TP-Link SG108 (but haven't decided on a specific one), and I'd ...
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How to set up 2 PCs with 2 wired connections for Internet and LAN usage?

I have 2 Windows 10 PCs (Home edition), and I'm trying to set up a home NAS server, as shown below. I use my 2 PCs for gaming and streaming (respectively). I have a Gigabit router, 2 USB to Gigabit ...
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How can I transfer 8TB of data from a two 4TB disk RAID 0 array to a new 8TB disk I want to place in that same array

I have a small Synology NAS with 2-bay and 4TB HDD on each bay. It’s configured in RAID 0 (Yes, I know. I like to live dangerously). I would like to upgrade both drives to 8TB but for that to happen, ...
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synology firewall country blocking when nas behind a router

My Synology NAS firewall has the possibility to block request by country. Since the NAS is behing my home router firewall, does this make any sense ? I mean: when a client enters my home external IP, ...
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Default ownership and permissions on root directory Synology DSM

I was trying to setup the Git server for Synology DSM 6.2 and to do so, I logged in via SSH using the root user (switching from the admin account during the SSH session). While setting up the folder ...
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Accessing device with a different subnet mask to the default router seting

My router's default gateway is 192.168.1.1 and subnet mask in 255.255.255.0. So recently I was fiddling with one of my NAS drives (for some reason after doing a Windows 10 reset it will not show up on ...
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Xpenology: blinking underscore after installation reboot

I'm new to xpenology builds so I apologize in advance if my questions are a bit too noob 😁. I'm having some trouble getting my setup to work reliably, so any help would be appreciated.   (I) ...
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Possible to get 10Gbit/s acess to NAS storing data?

I'm storing my data (pictures and 4k video files) on a NAS using SATA II HDDs. In my opinion SSDs are not a good choice for just data storing as they are more expensive and with the time SSD could ...
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How do I assign a UNC identification to a WiFi router harddisk - in Windows 10?

I have a router (TP-Link Archer C8, at 192.168.nn.1) with a 2GB harddisk in a USB 3.0 port. According to TP-Link the "Network/Media Server Name:" is TP-LINK_99999X (exemplary IP address and Device ...
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HFS+ Filesystem Repeatedly Corrupting

I have a 5TB external HDD that I've been using for about 2 years reliably. I primarily use it attached to either a raspberry pi or Synology NAS. Recently I've noticed a lot of corrupt files and when ...
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What are the options for simple file or data redundancy on a custom NAS?

I'm asking this for the sake of clarity as I'm in the process of building a home NAS and going crazy trying to decide how to set it up. What options are there for no hassle file/data rendundancy to ...
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Is it possible to disconnect a HDD by using a switch?

Background story: over time, I bought a lot of external hard drives. I got bored playing DJ with hard disks, and bought a Synology NAS (16TB JBOD, backed up to 8 external 2TB HDDs). Skipping forward, ...
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Low data transfer rate between Ubuntu laptop and local NAS

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 18.04, a Zyxel NBG6515 router and Zyxel NAS326 NAS device in local. I bought a gigabit swtich to connect the router via ethernet cable to improve the data transfer ...
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Backing up data onto many small disks

Goal I want to create backups of a large file pool using disks that are too small to store everything. Description of situation I have a NAS / home server (running Ubuntu 18.04) with a RAID. The ...
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Synology NAS with two chained routers

As seen in the picture above, I have two routers and a Synology NAS. The first router is provided by my ISP and also has wi-fi. The second one, my own, it connected to the first by cable. It also has ...
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How should I be placing my server? [closed]

I am looking to buy an old HP server on eBay, I have found what I want and everything but wanted to have some advice on the placement of the server. It is a rack mount server, and I have read some ...
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Network inconsistencies between Windows and NAS from one computer but not from other

I just moved to a new apartment and I'm setting up me and my gf's computer, everything is plugged the same way and it seems I'm getting very spotty connection to the NAS but she doesn't. I have tried ...
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“Empty” folder “locked by another process” on NAS, can't be deleted

I have a couple of folders on an NAS storage device which have been emptied of data and I would like to remove them. When attempting to delete them, I get an error message saying "The action can't be ...
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Forcing direct transfer within a NAS using Windows Explorer on a terminal (without the use of the NAS's proprietary web app)

Using Windows Explorer on a local PC running Windows10 (MyPC), if I drag and drop the example file (file1.ext, 1GB) from: \\Network-NAS\FolderA\ to \\Network-NAS\FolderB\ file1.ext seems to first ...
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Rebuild a RAID5 on ZYXEL NAS 540

I have a weird problem with my NAS, a Zyxel 540 with 4 × 2TB drives in RAID 5 configuration. Everything was working smoothly until I decided to replace one drive with a new WD Red, same size. As ...
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Synology DS2415+ 12 Bay - No Lights on on all 4 NIC Ports, but I have power to unit

Status on DS2415+: I have Blue Blinking light for Power Button. I have Yellow Blinking light for Alert Light. No other lights are on for the front of Box other than the drive bay lights. On the back ...
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Synology DS-214SE not rebuildong

I have a synology DS-214SE that is raising a degraded disk alert (disk 1 degraded, disk 2 OK, mirrored). Both disks 2 TB, been working fine for around 3 years. Documentation suggests that I just put ...
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Windows 10 always warns about disconnected network drive, even if it is actually connected

tl;dr: Each time system starts, Windows 10 1903 produces a false alert and status about network location not being connected. And does not update this status after location is actually connected. Is ...
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Setting Up a NAS with 4 hard drives that are treated as 4 physical not arrayed drives

Problem: Nas with 4 drive bays. I have 3 - 4tb RED WD NASware 3.04 drives. I don't want to run a raid system. I want to setup each drive as a single physical drive and a drive letter assigned to ...
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Seeking advice: Buffalo LinkStation visible on LAN but won't mount

Looks like the house lost power a couple of times overnight during a wind storm, which is probably the trigger for this behavior. The Buffalo LinkStation doesn't mount as an available resource - but ...
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What is taking up space on my Synology NAS?

My Synology NAS DS216j has two x 2TB drives in a RAID configuration. Storage Manager shows 1.37TB capacity as in use, which surprised me when I noticed as I do not have anywhere near that volume of ...
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Synology - How to backup @appstore directories using HyperBackup?

I've spent the last couple of hours trying to figure out a way to backup application settings located in the /volumeX/@appstore directory on a Synology DSM 6.2 system. I've had this working in the ...
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How can I save files directly to my local ftp drive?

I have connected my 1TB External Hard Disk to my Huawei Router provided by my ISP, which doesn't have much functionality other than creating an ftp server which I can access locally. I need help ...
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Synology: password change for users with restricted access

I use the cloud drive feature on my Synology NAS. I have a couple of users who have only access to the Synology Drive cloud service (no DSM, no FTP...). I've created the users and gave them unique ...
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Synology: understanding the group service permission

Let's say I have a user group A and user group B. I want A to have access to the FTP service and nothing else. I want B to have access to the cloud drive service and nothing else. Now if I add a ...
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Run Docker containers through VPN Docker & access those containers locally & remotely?

I managed to run my containers through a PIA_VPN container and I can access them locally by going to my local IP + Port of the container (http://192.168.1.4:), however I have a couple of issues with ...
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Configure a synology NAS reverse proxy to not replace URL

I'm a little confused about how to configure subdomains to multiple servers on the same physical machine. Currently, I have a domain name which is setup to use DDNS. I have the built in reverse ...
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Setting up fileserver / backup for a small organization

I've been tasked with setting up a file sharing / backup solution for a small organization running up to three Windows boxes. While I'm reasonably well-versed in networking things, it's not really my ...