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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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How to get SAN like flexibility from a NAS?

Initially only a few TBs of space is needed for a storage solution (<10TBs). My initial plan is to have a NAS with other servers mounting the data stored on the NAS device, pushing and pulling ...
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High CPU load on QNAP TS-659

We have a QNAP TS-659 Pro+ Turbo NAS in our office. Its hardware/software is: 6x SATA II HDD (total 4.5 TB) Intel Atom D525 1.8GHz 1GB DDR2 Firmware - 3.5.2 Build 1126T (latest available) Linux ...
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Free SAN Storage Software for Linux [closed]

I'm looking for a free solution to build virtual disk targets accessible over SAN (iSCSI). Primary requirement for me is data deduplication support. After much search on the internet i came across ...
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RAID1 with non-empty HDDs on a NAS

On one hand I have 2 HDDs with data, which are clones of one another I made using Cavalry Retriever duplicator. On another hand I have a brand new Patriot Javelin S4 NAS unit. I'm new to both RAID and ...
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Is backing up to a NAS over private fibre link better than tape?

I have recently taken over the responsibility of a small business network of 35 users. I am a bit green on backup strategies and am considering my options. We currently backup our SBS Server to tape ...
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VMWare ESXi 5 - how to move a datastore from local drives to a NFS or iSCSI share?

I currently have a couple vmware esxi servers with a data store using the server's local hard drives. I am going to set up a NAS server that will support NFS or iSCSI. I would like to mount that on ...
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error when mounting nfs network-share in linux

I'm trying to mount a nfs network share in various OSs (ubuntu 10.10/10.10 server/11.10) but continually get the same error: mount.nfs: access denied by server while mounting 128.251.xxx.xxx:/Systems ...
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Verifying 10gbe peer to peer settings

I attempted to get some help with this question a few days back: Peer to peer connection over SFP+ Passive 10Gbe cable It was however closed as a duplicate. Now I have setup the physical connections ...
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Wake on lan can public “random person” wake up my web server to view web page

Can i use Wake on Lan on a web server that is a sleep but when the public wants to view my web site it wakes the server up? As this is what i thought it was and was getting very excited but all i ...
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Speed of a dedicated NAS device vs Windows Server fileshare

I work in a smallish company - about five people in the office, with another fifteen or so scattered around the country accessing network files via VPN. We don't worry too much about quotas or things ...
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Peer to peer connection over SFP+ Passive 10Gbe cable [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: is it possible to direct connect a client and server with 10GBASE CX4 copper cables? I am attempting to create a peer-to-peer connection between two machines like the ...
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Would a server with a NAS mounted be an issue for this? [closed]

I am writing a web app and trying to decide the best set up for this. Here is the background. The web app will be for independent film makers. The film makers will be uploading quite large movie ...
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Linux (ubuntu) as NAS permission help needed

Ok, i have a user "nas" on my ubuntu server. In his home directory i have a "shared" folder but I also want to let a user create their own folder at this level for personal use. so any user that logs ...
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Virtual linux drive on a NAS - recommendations

I have a Linux server currently running under a Microsoft Virtual Machine. I have it set up so that the storage drive is set up as a secondary virtual disk. I need to move this machine to a new box ...
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FreeNAS vs Full Linux

I've been running a FreeNAS box for a few years now and have learned a little bit about the *nix architecture and command line in the process. I'm now running into the limitations of FreeNAS and ...
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NAS Hard drive configuration advice?

Just got a 4 bay NAS. I want to set it up as optimal as possible. I was thinking of getting 3 x 1TB hard drives and setting up as RAID 5. The disk usage will probably be around 1TB max but there is ...
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NAS is intermittently inaccessible

Model: QNAP TS-410 Turbo NAS Firmware version: 3.2.5 Build 0409T Issue: Each day, users connect to share folders on the NAS system and have read/write permissions for the share folders to which they ...
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How to implement cheap LFF 3.5“ SATA storage on a HP ProLiant ML350 G6 with 2.5” SFF SAS

In a series of bad, hasty decisions, a HP ProLiant ML350 G6 server was bought for file server use at my place of work. The intention was to build a FreeNAS 8 server using cheap 3.5" SATA drives. Only ...
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Networking Units: Not getting expected performance from 100Mb Ethernet

Our company has a brand new NAS, and the idea is that we will be able to use it for fast, shared access to our data on our network. It's a fairly simple 2-disk system, but from what I understand, it ...
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Any production experience with DRDB dual primary?

In order to avoid having to setup a NAS system, I am considering the possibility of setting up a dual-primary with DRBD to handle RAID1 over IP. Concerning filesystems, I know of OCFS and GFS as ...
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NAS for Mac OS X Server

I'm using Mac OS X Server and want to allow the users that connect to their network accounts to store their data on a NAS drive. I want the users to connect to the Lion server as this allows for ...
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Which process is using my NAS?

I have a nas connected to my cluster. The NAS holds all our home directories. When I did a set of experiments last week, saving a 1 GB file to the nas took around 30 seconds. If i do the same to a ...
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Increase backup speed, Backup Exec 2010 - QNAP TS419U+ NAS

We have a QNAP NAS and the network shares are being backed up by Backup Exec 2010 over SMB. We can't install the remote agent on the NAS as it has an ARM processor and, as far as I am aware, there is ...
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What drive spindal speed should I be using for video streaming? [closed]

I want to use a Netgear ReadyNAS 2100 to store and stream H264/MPEG4 videos. Each video differs in size, but ranges from a few hundred MB to a few GB. On average, each video will be 500MB in size and ...
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redundancy scalability cluster software suporting nginx? [closed]

I'm having some problems with a filesharing storage configuration that we recently set-up. We moved onto a NAS (1x24TB) recently for our video streaming service. We set-up 9 front end servers that ...
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NFS mounted on windows 7 authentication headache

I've got a NFS share on a Netapp and a laptop running windows 7 enterprise that needs to mount the volume. I've installed all the NFS services on windows 7, and am able to mount and browse the drive. ...
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Windows 7 - Network File Copy Intermittently Fails During Upload to NAS

The client machine is running 64 bit Windows 7 and attempting to copy a relatively small file to our NAS device. The NAS device is a Lacie model running (I believe) some variant of Windows XP and has ...
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What is “Enable Bitmap” on my Qnap NAS?

What is "Enable Bitmap" on my Qnap NAS? Will it allow me to recover data in case of failures?
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What happens if I pull the plug of an iSCSI device?

If I pull the network connector of an iSCSI device, what happens? Will the "client" automatically connect again if I plug it in again? Is there a timeout? (in my case I'm talking about a QNAP NAS ...
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Webserver: NAS vs DAS

Currently we have 1 server that runs a Xen 4.0 kernel (debian squeeze). On this server we run several virtual machines (2 webservers, 1 mailserver, samba server, database server) (HDD is configured in ...
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NAS storage problem

Im running a small program on Buffalo NAS, which is being accessed by several users through network share. Recently the program started to crash quite often and kicks out the user while they work on ...
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store high amount of photos (150 million) and make available for web [closed]

For a actual project I must setup a high-available storage server who can store and publish (http) 150 million photos in 7 sizes means total 1050 million files. For every photo we need total 200 KB ...
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How much performance cost for hdd encryption on NAS?

I recently purchased a NAS and it offers encryption. It is a QNAP TS459 Pro II. How much will performance be impacted if I choose to encrypt the data on the device?
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At what workload is a parallel (network) file system required?

Any hard numbers, or rules-of-thumgs, for what workload (e.g. in terms of simultaneously active users running average HPC center jobs) on a computer cluster, that would make a parallel network shared ...
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Home storage/virtualization solution [closed]

I recently bought some "decent" hardware to create myself a home server whose main task should be to serve a NAS to my other computers / tablet / etc. However, I would like to also use the computer as ...
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XFS on LVM or directly on MD array?

I have a RAID6 array consisting of 10x2TB drives that I will be using as a NAS device. The server enclosure has 6 additional bays that I may use for future expansion. The storage will all be 500G-1T ...
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CRC Checksum missmatch transfering large files to NAS

I'm having a problem transfering large (50-200GB) VHD files from a Windows Server 2008R2 machine to a QNAP NAS. After the transfer is completed, I verify the data using a CRC32 checksum to ensure it ...
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Can I plug in external hard drive into a dedicated NAS

I just got a external solid state drive that supports usb 3.0. Unfortunately, my computers doesn't support usb 3.0. But, my network is hooked up with gigabit lan. Is it possible to plug that external ...
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Create DFS replica from a NAS drive

We have two offices, at two different locations. In one we have a NAS, with some shares. We also have a Domain Controller using Windows 2003 R2. We have setup a second Domain Controller using Windows ...
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Multiple OS X clients - Time Machine backup to NAS?

We have about 15 OS X desktop machines - mainly iMacs, some MacBooks and Mac Pros. Each user has a local account on the machine, and a portable USB disk for a Time Machine backup. I want to ...
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Network-Attached Storage Advice

The company I work for utilizes an old, clunky Window SBS as a file server and Domain Controller. They're looking to reorganize their storage infrastructure to deal with data demands. I'm thinking a ...
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multiple load-balanced servers: avoiding local duplication of application data

I want to make a load-balanced service with (at first) 3 computers. I want to use round robin or even better: "NAT and Feedback" (clients get send to servers which have nothing to do). Because I ...
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SAMBA IP address authentication?

I have a linux server running Samba to serve as a NAS. I would like only certain IP's to access certain files in the shares. Can this be done? Appreciate it.
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If i change my disks in a ReadyNAS 1100 - will I lose the data?

I have a ReadyNAS 1100, with 4X1.5TB disks. Due to some problems, I am thinking to do the following: Take the 4 HD's out (4X1.5TB identical disks, keep the order) Put new 4 Disks in (4X500GB ...
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How to distribute ASP.NET app on lightweight hardware (such as NAS)?

I want to ship a piece of hardware to clients that they plug in to their network via Ethernet or USB. This device contains an ASP.NET web application that they access via a web browser on any PC in ...
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DAS or NAS for VMware?

I am going to be implmenting a VMware vSphere 4 setup in our company. At first I had the plans of using a Netgear ReadyNAS business applicance for VM storage via iSCSI. But as I was looking around for ...
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Samba - permission issue

I am trying to get samba to work properly... I have a "Movies" share (//server/Movies), I want only root account to be able to upload and delete. Guest can view "Movies" share without password/login ...
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File synchronization utility

I'm looking for a file synchronization utility. Currently I'm using SyncToy, which works well most of the time. But on large large folders it get awkwardly slow. There should be a file share (NAS) ...
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Automatically Transcode Video and Upload to Cloud

I asked this over on superuser, with no luck - I'm hoping serverfault is the more appropriate site. I'm looking for a solution to take video files from my HD Camera and automate transcoding to a ...
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Optimal setup for 2x 3ware 9500S-8 cards + 10 disks

I'm building out a Linux based NAS server. My hardware consists of two 3ware 9500S-8 RAID cards and 10 2TB drives. (5 per card) The 10 drives are going to be used purely for data (the OS is ...