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

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Easy way to share a drive with password protected directories?

We have 50 computers that students share. Is there an easy way to have student folders on a single drive on the network where each student has a password? Students need to be able to go to any ...
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failure backup server data to nas [on hold]

I'm using syncback to backup the data from the servers shared drive to a NAS station. The server runs on Windows Server 2008R2 and is the DNS and DHCP server. The NAS is a Synology DS214+ with 2 ...
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Is it safe to stop a RAID 5 expansion? [migrated]

I'm having some issues expanding a RAID 5 array on a Synology DS413. The drive has gone from 3 x 3TB WD Green drives to 4 x 3TB. I started an expansion operation and it's been stuck at about 60% and ...
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need to build a cheap freenas storage system for in-home use,recommendations? [closed]

I want to setup a Network Attached Storage (NAS) system at home which will run FreeNAS OS to centralize all the storage at home and to be used as an offsite backup system. I am planning to use ZFS ...
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Port forwarding to different devices using Verizon FiOS Router [closed]

First, yes, I have googled this but maybe using the wrong terms - everything I've found assumes you want to port forward to a particular device on a LAN when accessed remotely. What happens when three ...
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Filenames with illegal characters [migrated]

I recently transferred a backup of my CD collection from a Windows server to a new NAS. When I mount it on my Linux desktop, I'm seeing a lot of directories and files where characters with accents and ...
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Synology NAS: hdd hibernation and disk life [closed]

I've a Synology NAS with 2 WD Red hard drives. I've enabled the hibernation for the drives, so they stop after 20 minutes inactivity. However, we use the NAS a lot and the disks get powered up very ...
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Backup Solutions for 20 TB of data

First, some background on out situation. We're a small-medium business who has around 20 TB of data on two different NAS's, and that number grows by at least 10% annually. 90% of this data we need to ...
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is it possible to have Web server and NAS on the same hardware microsever? [closed]

I have a HP microserver proliant gen 8, and i want to know if there's a way to make this hardware work as NAS with freeNAS ... etc, and in the same time make it work as a web server with Centos Nginx ...
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backup network for file server and NAS

I have a server, file server and a NAS Server. The storage on file server is created using ISCSI on NAS Server, and it's include with users' files (stored on NAS Server ISCSI). The problem is, when i ...
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iSCSI connection drops frequently - Synology NAS

I have a Windows 2012 R2 Server connected through iSCSI to my Synology Rackstation 2414+. The problem is that the connection drops very very frequently, up to 10 times a day (manually restored ...
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VMWare - NAS - Setup

We're a new company, setting up infrastructure to support our service arm. For this project we have .. Three hypervisors running ESXi 5.5.0 A Synology NAS device. Permission to do what needs to be ...
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Proxmox virtual machines and iSCSI NAS

I ordered a dedicated server from a certain service provider and they rent out iSCSI NAS as well. So I ordered 1TB iSCSI and connected it to proxmox via GUI. Then I read that the provider does not ...
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How many volumes on NAS? [closed]

I have a question about creating volumes on a 6 bay nas server with 24 TB of space with RAID 5 we are a school and we want to store all the school's data on the nas server. like student's and ...
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Running RAID 6 with a smaller drive

It looks like one of my hard drives failed in our RAID 6 (4 x 2TB) configuration. Unfortunately, I only have immediate access to a 1TB drive. Would there be an issue with temporarily replacing the 2TB ...
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NAS synology cannot join to domain

I have problem with my NAS synology, 2 days ago my storage are disconnected from the domain, and since then I am not able to connect it back. When I try connect to the domain I see this error: ...
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NAS DS412+ exchanging discs procedure

I have sra RAID with four WD Red 4TB inside. It stores data for 30 persons company. I have backup and do backups daily at morning to two usb external discs. I have two discs in NAS in storage ...
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Network file server crash [closed]

I have Network File Server - a Synology DS 412+ NAS. It has four discs ( WD Red 4 TB ), divided into three volumes. The volumes are Synology Hybrid Raid ( SHR) When I start NAS through the web panel ...
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Strange memory usage behavior in GlusterFS machines

I'm running into a strange high memory usage problem in my environment. I have a two GlusteFS nodes that are serving 26 replicated volumes. Each morning, both servers will consume the majority of all ...
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NFS Synology NAS share serves wrong permissions

We have this really weird issue where the permissions on a file on an NFS share show unix permissions of 000 until I stat the directory that the file is in. For instance, if I run: while true do ...
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Remotly syncing NAS behind routers I don't have access to

We have several NAS (WD My Could Mirror) that travels to multiple cities and are fed locally with images, audio, video, etc. This content needs to be synced to our main office. I am trying to use ...
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Partitioning SSD and HDD in Linux NAS [closed]

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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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 ...