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

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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 ...
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Very bad nfs / cifs performance

I mount a NAS under Ubuntu Linux 10.04. Unfortunately I get a very bad read/write performance, although I played around with various options (I have to admit that I do not really know what to do ...
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How to identify device and its IP on network by MAC on Ubuntu 10.04+?

I have a NAS (LinkStation Mini). Its windows software identifies it correctly. I want to identify device and its IP and mount the same.
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I need an affordable, mass storage system. For under £1000. Possible? [closed]

I've got a budget of £1000, but really I'd like it for less than that. I want to set up a 20TB+ storage system for a project I'm working on that will use roughly 15TB, and the rest for storing photos, ...
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DFS File Storage and XenServer VMs on iSCSI Target with Two, Cross-Country locations

I am planning on deploying a NAS/iSCSI target cluster of two Dell NX3100 servers running Windows Server 2008 R2. Here are some of the environment details currently: I have two office locations on ...
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Suggestions for a NAS for VMware storage [closed]

I have been looking at Openfiler, and it appears to be a great open-source solution. I haven't seen very much documentation on limitations of OF. We are by no means a Fortune 500 company (yet:) so our ...
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Storage setup for large files

I need to store over 200TB of data (all types, biggest being video files) and be able to access it over a local network. The files will be accessed for editing or searches. I don't need versioning, ...
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Hidden mounted drive

Is there a way to mount a network drive and keep it hidden or non-browsable..? I want to mount a NAS drive to store our daily backups on, but I also want to limit access to this drive in some way so ...
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Diagnosing the slow performance of my NAS?

I recently built a NAS box on top of ubuntu server. I have an average transfer of about 10mb/sec over gigabit wire to my computer. I was hoping you guys could give recommendations on how to pinpoint ...
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Threat Management Gateway can't access share on NAS

My network looks like this: DC - SERVER01 - Windows Server 2008 SBS TMG - TMG01 - Windows Server R2 Standard NAS - DATASTORE - Cisco NSS6000 All machines and devices are joined to the ...
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Does anyone use dm-cache?

Has, or does, anyone use dm-cache - specifically for caching SAN based storage locally? I'm looking for a way to speed up SAN based storage on a CentOS 5.6 + XEN Hypervisor which uses iSCSI mounted ...
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Group policy folder redirection to NAS unit

We're using Server 2008 and want to setup folder redirection to a Linux-based NAS unit (Netgear ReadyNAS or Buffalo TeraStation). We need some cheap, affordable storage and this is about all we can ...
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Setting up a RAID 5 with expansion in the future in mind

I am setting up a NAS box, but money is a bit short right now. I am planning on getting the box up and running with a boot drive, then 3 for a RAID 5 config with some lower end drives. I was ...
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Would FreeNAS with RAID-6/10/50 work well with VMWare ESXi?

I am considering expanding my single ESXi server set-up with a SAN and another ESXi server, because I am planning to update the Windows Server 2003 virtual machines to Windows Server 2008. The servers ...
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Scan a NAS Device with Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection

We are having problems with viruses sneaking through our virus scanner and onto our NAS and I want to scan the whole NAS. If I attempt to run a scan on the whole drive using the GUI for Forefront ...
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backuppc similar software?

I have been using backuppc backup software and really like it, but due to it's use of hard links (and possible other issues?) it will only run under linux and will not work with certain file systems, ...
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Can Tahoe-LAFS be used with FreeNAS (or OpenFiler) as a volume?

Is it possible to somehow attach a Tahoe-LAFS volume in to FreeNAS (or OpenFiler) and use it as part of a FreeNAS volume group?
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PVFS with a NAS in RAID : good match?

I have to test PVFS i/O performance on a big file. First I am trying on a small csv file contains 1 000 000 rows. My computing is simple : it consists to get the number of differents pattern in the ...
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Affordable iSCSI SAN Suggestions [closed]

Our little snowboarding company currently has three NetGear ReadyNAS units that I am ready to put through a wall. Every few months I start looking into the possibility of consolidating down to one ...
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Good NAS box with lots of storage and performance

Looking for a good quality NAS box with good storage and performance. Need to to be HA and so RAID and replication are required features. Also is it is able to take version backup like Windows ...
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Best solution for NAS/SAN/FTP server

I just bought an AMD Zacate motherboard with 4 gb of ram and 10 TB of hard disks. I would like to use this system both as a light Ubuntu production system (emails, web, youtube, ...), and as ...
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SYSTEM user (Windows 2003) through network

We're trying to connect an email server with a NAS device. Email server runs over Windows 2003 Server and NAS device with Open-E. No "Active Directory", just shared folders with CIFS. In order to ...
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OpenFiler NAS Installation

I am planning on installing openfiler (first time) on a Intel Core2Duo 4GB Ram with 2 x 2TB Sata Disks. Do I need to install openfiler on a separate disk and then use 2 x 2TB as Data drives, or can I ...
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How to mount NAS drive to Linux server?

I have a qnap ts-419p+, according to its manual, I need to setup the NAS through a browser. Now, I have a CentOS server(no GUI), how do I mount the NAS drive to this Linux server? I only want to use ...
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GlusterFS with lots of exported volumes

I am planing to move my small shared-hosting environment to Amazon EC2. It requires a central storage for the webstuff (leave databases and so on aside for now) so that i can do both: load balance a ...
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Are Synology NAS drives good for remote backup?

I am looking for an affordable remote backup solution for my small business network. I've tried the Seagate Blackarmor 220 in the past and I HATE IT! Essentially the only option it provides me for ...
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nas question regarding TeraByte size vs cpu power for basic storage of data

is there a relationship between storage space and number of cpu's required to handle it? if i have 100GB of data a night coming in through a fat pipe remotely from 50 different sites so that the total ...
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How to set up FCoE target under Ubuntu?

We have: Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS installed MegaRAID controller with 2 virtual RAID10 drives. 2x 10GbE dual port adapters (Supermicro AOC-STGN-I2S aka Intel 82599) We need to make those Megaraid drives ...
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Performance problem with QNAP TS-410 NAS

We have a QNAP TS-410 in our office. Its hardware is: 256MB DDR2 RAM CPU Marvell 6281 800MHz 4 x 1.4GB Seagate SATA disks mounted on RAID5 We thought it would be sufficient to make backups for our ...
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Solution to configure a NAS's FTP through blocked ports

Here's my problem in a nutshell: 1) My ISP blocks FTP ports on their side (not on the router, so I can't control that) 2) My Buffalo NAS won't let me change the default FTP ports 3) My ISP's ...
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FreeNAS not allowing any hosts, even when specifying them

I just setup a new FreeNAS .7.2 box with two 1TB drives mirrored. Configuration seems solid and I can even browse the SMB shares I created from any computer on the network. However when I try to add ...
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FreeNAS 8.0 RC5 stability, memory requirements, Thin Provisioning

I need to build out a new NAS server and am looking at FreeNAS. The server will be a 12-drive SuperMicro server with 12x1TB drives, RAID5, 11 drives hot, one Standby (so 10TB of usable space). ...
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Questions about fault indicators and SAS controller in home-built NAS

For info, I'm looking at building a NAS and have explored various 4U rack-mount chassis that support 24 drives. I plan to use SATA not SAS drives and ZFS on either FreeNAS or Nexenta as the OS. As ...
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How to share a disk to ESX from Windows to ESXi using FCoE?

I have Windows7 and I need to share it's disks to neighbouring ESXi server. I want to use FCoE. How to? Reason for using FCoE: Which storage protocol to use for ESX storage? EDIT: The NICs are ...
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What is the difference between SAN vs NAS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: what is the difference between SAN,NAS and DAS? I would like to know the difference between SAN and NAS (explained in basic English before getting too technical). I saw ...
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Hot Swappable Root Partition in Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS

My company runs small NAS boxes that we distribute into businesses and homes for personal or business networking use. These machines run Ubuntu Server 10.04 and are set to boot from a flash drive. The ...
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rpc.mountd segfaults when trying to mount an nfs share

I have a pair of QNAP TS859U-RP nas devices running Linux version 2.6.33.2. These boxes are based on Debian. They are experiencing the same failure. When I try to mount an nfs share there is a timeout ...
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OpenBSD and encrypted external HD for NAS - svnd or softraid?

I'm fairly new to OpenBSD but I'm trying to cobble together what you might call a poor man's NAS with an existing computer with OpenBSD and external hd. For this task, I'll have clients (both ...
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At rest encryption with a SAN?

I would like to make sure at-rest encryption is done in one place and correctly. If there's shared storage, that seems like the right place rather than DAS. Mainly I'd like to cover the case of ...
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Our QNAP is inaccessible (web file manager and smb) b/c we ran out of space - what do we do?

QNAP's technical support will not answer, we're trying to get in. Any ideas?
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What is a better local backup destination when using Vembu Storegrid for central backup, SAN or NAS?

We are putting together a new network infrastructure and my biggest problem has been deciding on a proper backup solution. We are currently using Veritas Backup-Exec -> REV Cartridges on our aging ...