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

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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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Network attached storage for multiple web (apache,mysql,email) servers

At this moment i have 3 servers running cpanel. Dell PowerEdge HP DL360 Intel based (intel boards, cpu, chassis) Each server has its own internal storage. What i want is to setup one NAS or SAN or ...
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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 ...
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backup and file server for 50+ TB of data [closed]

our office wants to build a new server to handle our data, over the last 10 years our data was stored on CDs, DVDs, HDDs but now they want all of it in one place that is attached to the network for ...
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File Upload page coming up it is not showing the mounted folders

I'm using ubuntu 12 desktop and also we have QNAP NAS share in our network , I can mount the folder and see the files but I can't see the folder when we try to upload files onto any Internet site, it ...
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Backups devices for Windows Server Backup and Symantec [closed]

What is the best way to backup windows SQL, Exchange or AD servers data to? NAS, external USB , iSCSI or perhaps some other backup solution? I will not however be considering cloud backup solutions ...
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iSCSI no longer recognizing NAS drives

I have two NAS (Seagate Black Armors) connected to our network through iSCSI to a Dell Optiplex 760 running 32-bit Windows 7 and Windows iSCSI Initiator. For some unknown reason, within the last week ...
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Reconnect Attempts for CIFS share

I have a CIFS share mounted in the FSTAB on Ubuntu server, which connects to our NAS and works without issue. Last night we had an issue with the SAN for about 12 hours. We corrected the problem and ...
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NAS4Free disk encryption and ZFS error

I have installed a NAS4Free on a VM, and as recommended, I installed it on a 1GB virtual disk, and assigned another disk 500GB to this VM for file storage. I have created the disk, encrypted it, ...
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What is a Storage Area Network, and which benefits does it have over different storage solutions?

I'm proposing this to be a canonical question about enterprise-level Storage Area Networks. What is a Storage Area Network (SAN), and how does it work? How is it different from a Network Attached ...
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Internet setup for my office

We have two internet connections to our office and our current setup is like this: The internet connections require PPPoE log-in. I take a cable and plug it into a WIFI Router and configure the ...
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Using RAID1 vs. rsync pros and cons [closed]

I am building myself a Linux NAS/home server. I am considering either using sw RAID-1 (mdadm) to replicate data or alternatively just rsync them periodically. What are advantages/disadvantages of both ...
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ShadowCopy Error 7001 (Unable to create a shadow copy) but SC got created and works fine, what to do?

I'm running Windows Server 2008 R2 on a Dell R410. A QNAP NAS is connected to it via gigabit crossover. A 2.6 TB LUN is mounted via iSCSI as Volume Z:. A task should create Shadow Copies three times ...
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using rsync through secure ssh in a cron job

I am trying to set up a shell script under Debian GNU/Linux to backup a directory and subdirectories to a remote NAS running Linux over SSH. This connection has to be encrypted. I have tried a couple ...
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Iomega storCenter : Files with french punctuation “Not exist” when accessed in remote [closed]

I have an Iomega NAS Storcenter at home where I copied all my files (photos, video, documents, etc). When I access my files on the NAS using explorer from a home computer, I have access to all files ...
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Can no longer open links from Outlook 2003/2007/2010 to NAS fileshare following NAS migration

Earlier this year we moved from an EMC Celera NAS to an IBM XIV. We use mapped drives to map to an area a few folders down from the root. Following the change of NAS users reported the inability to ...
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What is the use-case for NAS on a mid-to-high end storage array?

Many large storage vendors (EMC, NetApp, etc) provide storage equipment that does NAS in addition to FCP, FCoE, or iSCSI. When would it be appropriate to use the NAS functionality of these boxes? In ...
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Lightweight NAS distro [closed]

I'm looking for a free + lightweight NAS distro that could run nicely on a low spec Icybox (see http://www.raidsonic.de/en/products/nas-systems.php?we_objectID=6853) Storlink3516, Arm9 300 Mhz ...
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How to rebuild my NAS

Today I have a QNAP TS-859U+ with 8 X 2TB disks in it. As it's was setup on day-1 it uses a single volume on a raid 5. The volume has currently a mixture of: 2 shared folders 5 iScsi Targets - ...
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Celerra Storage Processor pathing issues

Ok so some retard at my work thought he was going to fix a messed up SP and reassigned all of the default SP on all the luns to SPA, then he did a hard reboot (Smart I know -.-). Anyways, now I have ...
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FlexClone splitting in Netapp OnTap 7

I have a large volume containing only an NFS share I'd like to split up. 500GB of it (three specific subdirectories) needs to be put into a new volume. I'd like to avoid writing this data again. ...
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php can't see files in nas storage

i have nas storage attached in load balance servers that running cpanel - php - mysql ... etc when php tries to read (incloded file) such as : require_once "config.main.php"; it couldn't be loaded ...
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Want to install OwnCloud on Netgear wndr3400 Router [closed]

I would like to install OwnCloud (http://owncloud.org/) on my Netgear router. It requires PHP and MySQL. I would like to use the router's ReadyShare NAS to share a drive that I would plug in to the ...