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

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Upgrading server motherboard while maintaining 12 SATA ports

My office has been using a FreeNAS server that was built with desktop hardware. We use it for storing RAW photos (~50mb each). We have 3 workstations that access (browse, retouch, save) the files ...
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Good way to get HDD in a large logical disk. *7 Discs of different sizes [closed]

Basically I would like to have one large logical disk. Data security is important, but not critially. Typically I would like something like 1st prize: Raid 5 2nd prize: Loosing all data on failed ...
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Can I safely remove all disks of a synology NAS while its turned off?

I have a Synology 4-bay NAS (RS409RP+) with a RAID 5 installed on 4 hard disks. Now I need to upgrade the NAS to a bigger set of hard disks, and because these hard disks are 3TB each, I cannot use the ...
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Synology NAS performance as main disk for ESXi 5 [closed]

I'm planning on buying a Synology NAS, one of the + models. I'm wondering what the performance would be like if I use it as the main disk for my ESXi 5 server. I mainly run Debian and run web and ...
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Can't find ISCSI drives after NAS firmware update

This is what it's all about: I've got a Linux network with an actual hardware server running two separate virtual machines and a QNAP NAS T-459 Pro+ as a fileserver. Since updating the QNAP firmware ...
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How do “surveillance” and “nas” class drives relate to “enterprise” and “desktop” [closed]

The manufacturer of a specific NAS I have purchased have a table of supported drives, classified for (in alphabetical order): Desktop Enterprise Nas Surveillance Desktop and enterprise are clear, ...
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NAS Device can't change permissions of folders/files

We have a Powerbay NAS device and there are 3 iMacs connected to it, when we initially created folders/files on the NAS device the iMacs had an incorrect Mask setting. So the folders and files were ...
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Connecting to NAS boxes/printer located on local private WAN network

The set up Here's a diagram of my network: # Building 1 (Main) --------- | MODEM | --|------ | |-[WIRED] | --|------------------------------------------ | DrayTek Vigor 2130N ...
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What qualities to look for in a NAS for short term storage?

Background I work at a research department working with biomedical data and we are currently considering to the revise our IT-structure. We have several instruments that generate GBs of data on a ...
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On the fly encryption of data ( not your average type) [closed]

I'm looking to build my first nas. And i intend to connect over the internet to it. Because i will have some work documents too on it i want to make it as secure as possible. I have no ...
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How to prevent Windows 8 computer from periodically checking a Samba share

My Windows 8 box keeps nagging my QNAP TS-112 NAS, preventing it from spinning down its disk. Is there any way to prevent this behavior? The connection log on the NAS looks like this: 2013-03-07 ...
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Is using a NAS with hot swap disks an effective way of cycling backups?

We are looking at improving our backup solution. We don't have a huge amount of data to back up (currently ~500GB) which is backed up nightly onto an external HD. We have 3 of these HD, with one going ...
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iscsi concurrent access / iscsi volume shared access on NAS

I having a 7-bay NAS box with Raid-5 (5.3TB usable) with netgear gigabit Ethernet switch to connect the hosts (3 windows7 machine Specs: i7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB HDD / gigabit Ethernet NIC). (All of the ...
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apt upgrade error on My Book Live [closed]

I have a WD My Book Live network drive (http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=280) on my LAN. I can SSH on the network drive which seems to run Debian: >> cat /etc/issue Debian ...
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Is it possible to set up NAS to share files and then check for most recent edits and sync?

I'm not sure if this is a serverfault or a superuser question, so my apologies if I'm in the wrong place. I have a Synology NAS and We have an office with two laptops. I want to share one folder ...
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Building a small server setup - need storage and reduncy - NAS or SAN? [closed]

I want to build a small server setup. With 2 load balancers, and at first 2 webservers. I need a setup where both webservers would be able to upload and download files from a common storage solution. ...
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how can I connect to a server throught a firewall? [closed]

I am trying to make a datbase connection from the Server A to the Server B , the Server B can only reached throught a network, that has its gateway on a firewall (it distributes internet and all other ...
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Mixing enterprise and desktop HDDs in a NAS

Is mixing enterprise HDDs and desktop HDDs in a NAS a bad idea? (Trying to transition a NAS to all enterprise drives without the large one off cost by instead replace the desktop drives with ...
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ZFS and green drives/TLER

I'm setting up a NAS box based around freenas and ZFS. I've read lots of posts (like this one) about "deep recovery" and green drives when using RAID-5. Does ZFS (vs Raid-5) mean that this problem ...
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Update RAID 10 NAS storage

I've got a NAS with 4x500GB HDD in RAID 10. I want to change the actual HDDs to others of 1TB capacity, but I want (if possible) to preserve the data without having to copy it outside the NAS. The NAS ...
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Recommendations: configuring a 10GbE NAS stack for virtualisation storage

I'll try as hard as I can to word this so it is not considered a shopping list. We have been successfully running a dev/test ESXi environment for some time, with a couple of Dell PE2950III servers ...
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Can't connect to Freenas over public IP Adress

I have built a freenas server. It's behind a router and i a modified a NAT setting that allowed the server to be assigned with the router's public IP adress. Now, i get an error when I connect to it ...
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Accessing a NAS which does not integrate with active directory

I have an external NAS, sadly there is no integration with active directory natively, but I need to store certain files on there for backup purposes and be able to access them depending on the user ...
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How does one reboot an IBM ds3300?

We have an IBM System Storage DS3300 Express SCSI Dual Enclosure Controller Mfr P/N 172632E that needs to be rebooted. How does one accomplish this?
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Why use NAS for file access, why not SAN? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the use-case for NAS on a mid-to-high end storage array? SAN is block level, NAS is file level. Block level means applications access blocks,while in file level ...
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Auto mounting Network Drive? [closed]

I have built a freenas based NAS. It's configured correctly, but how i force windows to automount on login with specific credentials?
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large iSCSI disk a good idea on an entry-level “unified” NAS?

I am working on implementing a D2D backup solution for ~150 computers based on Crashplan ProE (no cloud storage). For the storage backend, I picked up an Overland Snapserver DX2 head unit and one ...
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'No space left on device' on mounted NFS device

On NFS Server: Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/xvdf2 103212320 85090308 12879132 87% /export18 On Client Server: ...
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Can I have two zpools using different ZFS version on one server?

I just upgraded from FreeNAS 0.7.2 to NAS4Free 9.1 and have an old ZFS pool imported. Freenas used ZFS v15 and Nas4free is using v28. I would like to wait a bit before upgrading, but have a new disc I ...
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How do I measure NAS latency?

I have two Linux systems at work which have different NAS servers. Our developer tools run directly from them. The tools seem to run very slowly in one of the systems. (The tools read-write many files ...
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ReadyNAS 1100 Disk 3 keeps getting bad sectors

I am using a ReadyNAS 1100 and have had to replace the disk in slot 3 4 times over the past 1.5 years. The other disks have been perfect. Disk 1 Power on hours: 26538 Disk 2 Power on hours: 26538 ...
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Running vmdk files from NAS with ESXi 5.1

I have a ESXi 5.1 Server and a 12TB Thecus n4200eco(~5.5TB in RAID6). I want to be able to run the virtual machines from the NAS instead of the server because the server has no RAID and I don't trust ...
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Do any “pro-sumer” grade NAS boxes use hardware RAID? [closed]

Given the comments regarding the cost of true hardware RAID in some of my searches like here or here, it would appear that $500 solutions like Synology DS413, Netgear ReadyNAS Ultra 4, QNAP TS-419P ...
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Windows server 2008 R2 nas connection [closed]

I am a student and i'm experimenting with my own home server running windows server 2008 R2. Now i have a NAS in my network an i can connect with it trough my server but only if i am on the ...
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Why is ZFS replication single threaded?

On my 8 core NAS I see only one core maxed out when ZFS replication over SSH is running. I would expect that transferring a snapshot would scale perfectly with the number or cores, as the snapshot ...
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Generalized strategy for file server virtualization in Xenserver [closed]

I'm not shopping as much as I'm looking for some guidance on good idea / bad idea strategies. I'm sure I'm not in the "best practices" budget range. Currently, I have 3 dell poweredges running ...
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Buffalo NAS Active Directory Integration Group Policy Changes

as a part of effort to integrate buffalo NAS terrastation pro with our AD, we found out that following changes need to be made in the Group policy; The following need to be altered in Domain-> ...
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How long are rights preserved if the domain controller goes down

I have a network with one domain controller and 2 NAS-servers (running on a built-in Linux OS). Permissions to the files on the NAS servers are handled through AD rights. I want to bring the DC down ...
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Maximum number of hard drives in a build-your-own NAS solution [closed]

My IT department has a bunch of older 160/320GB Drives. I'd like to use them in a build-your-own NAS device. What limitations exist in regards to the maximum number of drives that can be connected to ...
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Cannot get at data in my NAS

I've got a bit of an issue that I'm hoping you can help me with. I have an Iomega ix4 as my NAS. This runs Linux and each drive in the box has 2 partitions: one for the OS and RAID info, and the ...
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SCP and backing up data

I have a user on my Linux NAS box running barebones and I want to setup SCP but without Shell access and I ONLY want it to access one folder. Is this possible?
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ZFS Configuration advice

I need some advice on configuring ZFS. Here is what I have: Physical Disks: 4x 3 TB 2x 2 TB 2x 1 TB What is the best configuration for my Vdevs and storage pool. I want to maximaze space but ...
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Large Fileserver on a HyperV VM - Best Practice

We are in the process of setting up a new Hyper-V host to replace our existing failing Windows 2003 R2 server. The new Host is running Windows 2008 R2 and inside that we will be running a few Virtual ...
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What's the best protocol to use for a NAS server? [closed]

I'm thinking of setting up a new box as a dedicated file server and I was wondering if there was any sort of consensus on what the best file sharing protocol to use would be. I use SMB right now, but ...
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NAS device claims drive in a RAID is degraded but S.M.A.R.T. says it is fine

I have a Synology DS213 with two 600GB drives in RAID 1. Last night the device reported that my second drive had become degraded and that I should replace it. When I ran a extensive S.M.A.R.T. test ...
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What causes a switch port to receive data not destined for it?

We are having an intermittent fault which is effecting one of our control systems on one of our HP Procurve switches. For some reason, this PLC (10mbit port - 192.168.6.56) which is attached directly ...
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Understanding the S.M.A.R.T. values from a Synology 1812+ device

I have a Synology 1812+ NAS with 8 3TB drives configured as RAID 5. Its running DSM 4.1. It was purchased to replace USB drives, consolidate storage and short term OS X backups using Time Machine. ...
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Backup/copy open files from network share on a NAS device

We have several network shares mapped via DFS (Windows Server 2008 R2) on external NAS. That NAS is simple and doesn't support snapshots. We are making backup from the NAS via robocopy but from time ...
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Some consideration about Network Attached Storage (NAS) and CPU speed

(I hope that my question is not too trivial ...) I am going to choose a NAS device and I am looking for a professional NAS model. To choose correct model I am keeping in mind about network speed, ...
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Network Area Storage with multiple servers

I'm looking for a way to combine the space (~ 500 - 2000 GB per Server) of about 7 servers (will become more if this works good!) to one big volume as a RAID-5 which is accessible via Samba (as there ...