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

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Suggestions for a Reliable Home NAS System [on hold]

I've been accumulating massive amounts of data for personal use. I was using an online file storage service for storing my files, but after that got shut down, I lost +5TB worth of unique uploaded ...
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Check badblocks on RAID-0

Without RAID-0, I usually check bad sectors using this command: fsck -yvckfC -E fragcheck /dev/sdX How to check bad sectors when the harddisk was using RAID-0? should I run it for each drive? ...
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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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cPanel web servers mounting home partition to a NAS or SAN

I currently have 2 cPanel web servers that are little 1RU dual cpu quad core xeons. They have a lot of resources for processing and handling web requests, and never exceed more than 10% cpu usage. ...
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what is acceptable datastore latency on VMware ESXi host?

Looking at our performance figures on our existing VMware ESXi 4.1 host at the Datastore/Real-time performance data Write Latency Avg 14 ms Max 41 ms Read Latency Avg 4.5 ms Max 12 ms People ...
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ZFS RAID and LUKS encryption in Linux

I'm planning to setup a set of 3x 2TB 7200rpm drives as a LUKS-encrypted Z-RAID pool in Linux (for a NAS solution). My understanding of the problem at hand is that the only way to achieve this is to ...
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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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Iomega StorCenter Pro 150d - Access is denied to folders after reset to factory defaults

After resetting a StorCenter Pro to factory defaults, why are all of the folders on it now giving me an Access Denied when I try to access them? I have the entire box wide open, no passwords or user ...
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Re-purpose DD660 (DataDomain) for VM Storage

We have an un-used DD660 (DataDomain) and an un-used x3650 M2 that we are wanting to use as a test bed for playing with Hyper-V as we look into it vs. VMware. Has anyone used a DD660 is simply ...
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Qnap NAS FTP server connection timeout when trying to transfer file [migrated]

I just got a new ASUS router and am having trouble with the FTP service on my Qnap NAS, that had previously been working great on the old router. I can connect to the FTP on the internet-facing IP ...
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Data Redundant for 2 NAS device [closed]

Wanna ask whether is it possible to have data redundant in 2 different NAS device under the same network? I have a NAS device (Dlink 2 Bay Share Center) with 2x 1TB HDD configured in Raid 1. Of ...
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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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using NAS Server as MySQL DB server?

we are small web develepment company with 4-5 workstations. We use one of the PCs as a webserver and DB server. We are considering option to buy some NAS server (like ...
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DS3300 Out-of-Band Managment through IBM Storage Manager

I started using an IBM Ds3300. At first we used 3TB SATA disks, then switched to 2TB SAS. Before, I could see the managment ports with scan and ping, also I was able to connect to them using the IBM ...
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freenas zfs read performance sucks .. why?

I just set up a freenas zfs raid-z2 with 4 drives sata enterprise drives and doing some performance tests. Right now I'm pushing and pulling linux images into the storage. My notebook has a samsung ...
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NFS: force file mode/mask on mount?

I have a QNAP NAS on my network that exports some NFS shares, which I'm mounting on a linux machine. One of the shares has data only (no executable files). However, when I mount the NFS share, all the ...
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How much throughput increase to expect from link aggregation (LACP/802.3ad)?

I identified that data transfer within my cluster will be bottlenecked by the network interconnect (I'm saturating the dual SAS connection to my storage with sequential workloads), and I'm undecided ...
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Wired or wireless NAS? [closed]

I'd like to set up a home network storage to easily access music, movies and photos. Also to have a RAID backup. I am unsure which type of NAS device do I need. a wired NAS? (that would be attached ...
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NAS delay file-availability

I have two machines accessing to a NAS on the same network (OVH), when I update or create some file in machine 1 after I try to read it from machine 2 and it's not accessible, even not visible for a ...
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Can I achieve this with a NAS? [closed]

At my workplace we are like 30 workers. So far they haven't been using backups but now that I'm here this is over! xD However, I've never performed such amount of backups, just local backups from one ...
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SSL/TLS cert: Get alternative name to work with LAN IP

I have created my own CA and imported its root certificate on my devices. I use a signed SSL certificate to provide myself with remote access to my NAS. When I access my NAS over the proper URL (e.g. ...
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Vmware Nas slow transfer rates/IOPS

I have built a test environment with a Synology RS812+ and an old HP140 server which has a gigabit nic installed. I have dedicated one nic to the network to DHCP and the direct to NAS from the server ...
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Synology iSCSI Target - Install Ubuntu Server using PXE

Massive iSCSI/PXE noob here. I have a iSCSI target on my Synology NAS that I have attached in OSX using VirtualBox. I have the Ubuntu Server install ISO mounted on the Synology at ...
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What is Best storage servers infrastructure ? DAS/NAS/SAN or installing GlusterFS/LUSTER/HDFS/RBDB

I am trying to design an infrastucture for the project I am working on. It would be somehow a file-sharing/downloading project (like rapidshare) and I would need high storage sizes and good scability, ...
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What is the “real” difference between a NAS and NFS? Or, why pick a NAS device over “mere” NFS? [duplicate]

From an end-user perspective, what is the difference between a NAS device and using NFS exports from a file server? They seem to accomplish the same end result. The difference between a SAN and ...
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Intransa Server Failure/Software

Our agency has an IntransaBrand VideoAppliance storage server. It is currently running a Windows Vista client on server equipment and has 2 RAID arrays. One is a RAID 5 (4 x 2TB Western Digital ...
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ntpdate failing “Name or service not known”

I've got a NAS that is Linux-based (Linux version 2.6.32.11-svn70860) and it is not able to set its time using ntp. The previous SysAdmin is long gone so I have no idea whether this problem just ...
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Mount .vhd stored on ext3-NAS in Windows 7 without copying to NTFS Disk. Is this possible?

i have an vhd-Image stored on a NAS. I can't directly mount it, because the NAS stores the file in an ext3-system (i read this is causing trouble). I can't copy the file to a NTFS disc, because it's ...
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Scalable NAS: on-premise and minimum of 6 TB [closed]

Shying away from the trending cloud storage and hosting a website on an on-premise 6TB storage, what would you recommend for a scalable NAS. Strictly, the storage solution requires on-premise and ...
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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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Idmapd apprently only works in one direction

I connect to a Synology NAS using NFSv4. Everything looks nice and read access works as expected. But writing produces the wrong uid gid on the server, i.e. writing a file produces a nobody:nogroup ...
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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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NFS Performance Issue Using NAS

I am encountering some performances issue using NFS. Here my configuration: A physical NAS with some internal storage plus an external storage. A virtual linux machine called GhettoVCB where I have ...
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Linux: echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches takes hours to complete

I have a Thecus N8900 NAS, which is a Linux based file server, providing files via NFS to six clients. For some reason that Thecus support has yet to explain, it runs a script that checks ...
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Should I use a NAS for file sharing, or just Windows network share folders?

We have a semi-corporate environment with about 25 users. Most machines are Windows7 but there are some Macs on the network, too. We want to set up some location (on a Windows server with lots of ...
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NAS Migration: Preserve “Previous Versions” shadow copies

We're planning a forklift upgrade of our NAS and were going to use a utility like Robocopy to move the files over. However we'd like to preserve Windows' "Previous Versions" shadow copies. Any way to ...
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Continuous outbound connection from QNAP NAS

I notice on my firewall that my QNAP NAS is continuously sending UDP sessions out to the Internet. Every second I have 5 - 7 connections out to addresses like the following: 2013-11-10 23:17:54 Deny ...
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Install Mozilla Thunderbird on NAS [closed]

I have a small office with 3 computers running Linux Ubuntu. All the data are stored in a NAS drive (WD MyBook Live). I would like to - somehow - be able to access the email archives as well from each ...
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ZyWALL 2 Plus firewall make NAS public [closed]

How can I configure so that I can have access to my NAS world wide ? I tried different options but none of the combinations went successfully. FROM WAN to LAN - allow any to a specific address from ...
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The Network folder specified is currently mapped using a different user name and password

I have a NAS device, it has 3 shares. On one computer I have access to all 3 of the shares. On another computer I keep getting this error when try and add a 2nd one. The Network folder specified is ...
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Can't get rsync over sftp to work

I'm trying to set up a backup system from an Ubuntu server to a Synology NAS (DS413j) using rsync and sftp. I have created a user for this that we can call ubuntu-backup. I have a directory in ...
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Brief example for non-trivial idmapd sought

I manage users using an OpenLDAP server. I now want to connect a NAS as the main file server using NFSv4. The NAS allows me to import LDAP users and groups, but it maps them to user@ldap.domain. So I ...
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Recoving from a software RAID 5 disk failure

I'm putting together a cheap NAS box and I've read some articles about raid5 not being as robust as I'd imagined. I wanted to get some answers to the following questions before I proceed. I'm ...
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Is there a way to synchronize my distributed storage infrastructure with file changes possible on each location? [closed]

I need a storage device in 3 different location. Each device will have 4TB of storage. At least 2TB should be a 'shared folder' working like Dropbox: when a user change a file in one location, the ...
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Access iomega StorCenter ix4-200d dump utility from SSH

My employer is in the process of returning a broken HDD to Lenovo/iomega. Unfortunately, before we can send it in, they require us to do a complete dump of the system's current state. Normally, I ...
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Synology DSM4.3 with Kerberos and NFSv4

According to the press releases of Synology DSM4.3 can do NFSv4 and Kerberos. Actually, in the Tab with NFS settings, there is a button for Kerberos settings. But I cannot find any guidance anywhere. ...
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Mount SSHFS via FSTAB - Permissions Problem

I am having trouble mounting a remote file system via SSHFS/Fstab. The Client is a Ubuntu 10.10 box. The remote device is a Netgear ReadyNAS Pro. I created ssh keys already and can login without a ...
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Replication of files between a windows server and a NAS

I am planning some improvements to my server infrastructure and I have encountered a potential problem. I currently use dfs replication to sync files between 3 windows servers at 3 different sites. ...
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Switching from Windows Server to NAS

so I recently started my new job as an IT specialist in a small media agency (~6-8 people). We currently struggle with the server crashing occasionally (within 4h - 48h) probably due to a hdd / ...
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Capacity Optimization / Deduplication Options for Primary Storage

I'm exploring options for making more efficient use of our primary storage. Our current NAS is an HP ProLiant DL380 G5 with an HP Storageworks MSA20, and one other disk shelf which I'm not sure what ...