NAS stands for Network Attached Storage, a mechanism for providing file-level access to storage across a network.

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Partitioning SSD and HDD in Linux NAS

There is a computer with four 2.7 TB hard disks, under control of Intel Rapid Storage Technology. And one 120GB SSD. We need to use it to store some data that we are collecting and computing. I think ...
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equallogic as direct network drive

at work we have an equallogic which currently does nothing. I know how to create volumes and configure the equallogic. But I am wondering if it is possible to use it as a direct network drive via ...
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NAS Drive: “Size on disk” about 1000x “size” [closed]

I have a NAS drive that is about 12.5 TB (Raid 6). One of the things that it contains is a large amount of photos that I just finished reorganizing. When I was taking a look at the folder properties, ...
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Ways to setup a ZFS pool on a device without possibility to create/manage partitions?

I have a NAS (Synology DS214 with DSM 5.0) where I don't have a possibility to create and manage partitions (maybe I could with some hacks that I don't want to make). What ways to setup multiple ZFS ...
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Webpages keep opening as application/octet and webdav stopped working

I have a Nas device connected to Windows 7 used to map drives using WebDAV, it worked fine using AuthDigest for logging in up until a week ago when it went down, no one is able to map to the drives ...
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Synology NAS 3 HDDs corrupted [closed]

Its the first time I am interacting with NAS. In our NAS Server we have 5 hard disks and three out of five are now corrupted. Do we need to buy 5 new HDDs or we can buy 3 HDDs and used the old two ...
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Modify CIFS share ACL's

I would like to modify permissions on a number of NetApp CIFS shares (over 100). These are user shares and each share has a different user with "Change" share permission, this permission now needs to ...
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NAS on both local and internet

I'm looking for a best practice or straight up solution to this basic issue. A company has a NAS setup, employees laptops can access it locally at 192.xxx.7 and also remotely at 110.xxx.23.. When the ...
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Radius Users grouped by NAS Client

I have searched for many hours about the possibility of FreeRadius separate users by NAS client, but, without success :( I want to separate my users grouping by NAS client, as follow: Nas client 01 ...
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Migrating Shared Storage to NAS

I currently have a Windows 2008 R2 DC that is also serving as a file server for shares on the network. I've been tasked with spinning up a NAS and migrating the shares to the NAS. The NAS that I'll ...
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Need to copy 100 TB of data from Dell EQL NAS to another Dell NAS, what is the best and fastest method?

I have a Dell Equallogic NAS group, capacity 500 TB. Need to move off 100 TB out of it to another similar NAS group. Storage arrays are PS6500E (5 of them in one group) and NAS heads are FS7500. ...
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Array free space requirement

The general rule of thumb is don't use more than 80-85% of your capacity, otherwise performance degrades sharply, and other bad stuff may happen. On a 8TB array, this comes out to around 1.6TB of ...
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Mitigating low usb disk space error in backup scenario

In our workplace we have setup a backup system consisting the Symantec Backup Exec 2010 R3 and Synology NAS The backup are scheduled as follows Symantec Backup Exec ---[1]---> Synology Rack ...
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Synology and Active Directory - “no logon servers available”

I have a Synology Diskstation DS412+ here configured for Active Directory authentication on the shared folders. I have a shared folder that our backup software writes backups to (so, CIFS). This all ...
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File attributes on a NAS Drive not reporting user information

We have a Synology NAS drive attached to a server 2012 network, but the file attributes do not report who last modified any of the files? Does the NAS need to be reconfigured or is it a configuration ...
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Why might one server be able to browse nas by ip, ping by name but not browse by name?

Was in the process of some big copies from usb drive directly connected to nas and suddenly one of the servers could not connect to nas device by name but others can. Forcing in host file didn't help. ...
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Will expanding my Synology Hybrid RAID delete the data on the initial disk?

As the title states, I currently have my Synology NAS with a single 4TB drive in it. I now wish to expand this with another 4TB drive. If I expand the volume (it's currently setup as SHR) will the ...
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Will a NAS server be adequate for this intended usage?

I'm looking to get a small server to predominantly act as a content storage network drive but I will also want to be able to run Ubuntu or even just the most basic Linux distro. It will have XAMPP and ...
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How to Automatically delete files from NAS Server

We have a security camera in our office that saves video files in a NAS Server. These video files are occupying a lot of storage. I am looking a way to delete these files automatically which are older ...
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What is the maximum theoretical throughput of a NAS device to 100 workstations with 1Gb/sec connections? [closed]

This is a difficult question to ask, since it depends on a number of assumptions. But let's assume we have 100 workstations that need to connect to a network attached storage device. What is the ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - Net use error 1326

am experiencing a problem with my system. Here's what happens. I have two servers running Windows Server 2008 R2 that act as primary and secondary domain controllers. I have a NAS which is part of ...
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After resizing a share's quota, why would we need to “resize” the volume?

We have one volume in our NetApp filer with multiple Qtrees that are shared as CIFS. To resize a share we normally: Modify the quota on the share Use "resize" command on the volume Perhaps I'm ...
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NAS device for distributed team [closed]

We are a distributed team spread across 5 locations. We have a shared drive (1 TB data) at our former location that we are currently accessing via Hamachi VPN. Our shared drive is a network folder on ...
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Connect USM hard disk to USB

Yesterday I bought Seagate 2Bay 4 TB NAS business storage: http://m.seagate.com/external-hard-drives/network-storage/business/business-storage-2-bay-nas/ Seller included Seagate Backup Plus 1 TB USM ...
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Windows Server 2008r2 scheduled backup to NAS breaks on 3 of 4 identical servers

I have 4 identical Windows server 2008R2 installs, all uptodate. Initially I had 4 scheduled backups to a Windows share on a NAS, running nightly, all work OK. Then 2 of the backups would not ...
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How to configure synology NAS for SMTP server [closed]

first of all I have to admit that I'm a beginner in this topic. In fact this is my first post. I have a synology 213J that I want to configure as SMTP server. I discovered that I needed a domain in ...
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Using a NAS as a vSphere datastore [closed]

I have an IBM server x3850 M2. It has SAS drives that are too small for all of my Virtual Machines. I also have an entry level Netgear ReadyNAS unit. Can I use this as a datastore, and what kind of ...
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Which will have more faster for backups between usb drive on vm or NAS drive

I have IBM server with SAS drives and ESXi Server with many VM (not production). Now for backups of VM i have two options But NAS drive and use that on network Get USB drive , attach to FreeNAS VM ...
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Using NDMP Device as Storage in Symantec Backup Exec 2012

In our backup system, a group of servers are being backed up using Symantec Backup Exec 2012 to HP Disk Cartridges. We use HP Ultrium 5-SCSI as the disk drive, and HP 1x8 G2 Autoloader to load the ...
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Video hosting: Host files on web server, storage server, NAS? [duplicate]

I inherited responsibility for the back-end of a growing distance education program. They have a Proliant DL160 Gen8 web server which serves video from a ReadyNAS Pro 6. We currently share the ...
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ReadyNAS 3200 Taking a Long Time to boot

I have a ReadyNAS 3200 that locked up on me. I could web into it, I could see the files on it via CIFS, but it would not allow me to access existing, or edit/create new files. I would get an error ...
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Check badblocks on RAID-0

Without RAID-0, I usually check bad sectors using this command: fsck -yvckfC -E fragcheck /dev/sdX How to check bad sectors when the harddisk was using RAID-0? should I run it for each drive? ...
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ZFS RAID and LUKS encryption in Linux

I'm planning to setup a set of 3x 2TB 7200rpm drives as a LUKS-encrypted Z-RAID pool in Linux (for a NAS solution). My understanding of the problem at hand is that the only way to achieve this is to ...
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Re-purpose DD660 (DataDomain) for VM Storage

We have an un-used DD660 (DataDomain) and an un-used x3650 M2 that we are wanting to use as a test bed for playing with Hyper-V as we look into it vs. VMware. Has anyone used a DD660 is simply ...
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Data Redundant for 2 NAS device [closed]

Wanna ask whether is it possible to have data redundant in 2 different NAS device under the same network? I have a NAS device (Dlink 2 Bay Share Center) with 2x 1TB HDD configured in Raid 1. Of ...
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DS3300 Out-of-Band Managment through IBM Storage Manager

I started using an IBM Ds3300. At first we used 3TB SATA disks, then switched to 2TB SAS. Before, I could see the managment ports with scan and ping, also I was able to connect to them using the IBM ...
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freenas zfs read performance sucks .. why?

I just set up a freenas zfs raid-z2 with 4 drives sata enterprise drives and doing some performance tests. Right now I'm pushing and pulling linux images into the storage. My notebook has a samsung ...
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NFS: force file mode/mask on mount?

I have a QNAP NAS on my network that exports some NFS shares, which I'm mounting on a linux machine. One of the shares has data only (no executable files). However, when I mount the NFS share, all the ...
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How much throughput increase to expect from link aggregation (LACP/802.3ad)?

I identified that data transfer within my cluster will be bottlenecked by the network interconnect (I'm saturating the dual SAS connection to my storage with sequential workloads), and I'm undecided ...
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Wired or wireless NAS? [closed]

I'd like to set up a home network storage to easily access music, movies and photos. Also to have a RAID backup. I am unsure which type of NAS device do I need. a wired NAS? (that would be attached ...
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NAS delay file-availability

I have two machines accessing to a NAS on the same network (OVH), when I update or create some file in machine 1 after I try to read it from machine 2 and it's not accessible, even not visible for a ...
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Can I achieve this with a NAS? [closed]

At my workplace we are like 30 workers. So far they haven't been using backups but now that I'm here this is over! xD However, I've never performed such amount of backups, just local backups from one ...
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SSL/TLS cert: Get alternative name to work with LAN IP

I have created my own CA and imported its root certificate on my devices. I use a signed SSL certificate to provide myself with remote access to my NAS. When I access my NAS over the proper URL (e.g. ...
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Vmware Nas slow transfer rates/IOPS

I have built a test environment with a Synology RS812+ and an old HP140 server which has a gigabit nic installed. I have dedicated one nic to the network to DHCP and the direct to NAS from the server ...
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Synology iSCSI Target - Install Ubuntu Server using PXE

Massive iSCSI/PXE noob here. I have a iSCSI target on my Synology NAS that I have attached in OSX using VirtualBox. I have the Ubuntu Server install ISO mounted on the Synology at ...
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Intransa Server Failure/Software

Our agency has an IntransaBrand VideoAppliance storage server. It is currently running a Windows Vista client on server equipment and has 2 RAID arrays. One is a RAID 5 (4 x 2TB Western Digital ...
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ntpdate failing “Name or service not known”

I've got a NAS that is Linux-based (Linux version 2.6.32.11-svn70860) and it is not able to set its time using ntp. The previous SysAdmin is long gone so I have no idea whether this problem just ...
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Mount .vhd stored on ext3-NAS in Windows 7 without copying to NTFS Disk. Is this possible?

i have an vhd-Image stored on a NAS. I can't directly mount it, because the NAS stores the file in an ext3-system (i read this is causing trouble). I can't copy the file to a NTFS disc, because it's ...
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Scalable NAS: on-premise and minimum of 6 TB [closed]

Shying away from the trending cloud storage and hosting a website on an on-premise 6TB storage, what would you recommend for a scalable NAS. Strictly, the storage solution requires on-premise and ...
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Idmapd apprently only works in one direction

I connect to a Synology NAS using NFSv4. Everything looks nice and read access works as expected. But writing produces the wrong uid gid on the server, i.e. writing a file produces a nobody:nogroup ...