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

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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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Disk IO slow on ESXi, even slower on a VM (freeNAS + iSCSI)

I have a server with ESXi 5 and iSCSI attached network storage. The storage server has 4x1Tb SATA II disks in Raid-Z on freenas 8.0.4. Those two machines are connected to each other with Gigabit ...
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MDADM not showing RAID5?

Background: I own a Blackarmor NAS 440. I set up 4 brand new 3TB Seagate drives in RAID 5. It has been working fine for ~2 years, until this July. This is what happened in July : HDD3 failed. I ...
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How do I migrate data from an older Synology NAS to a newer one?

I have just purchased a DS213j. I have an older single single bay unit that I would like to migrate the data from. Because the previous unit is a one bay, there is no official migration path. Synology ...
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XPEnology - Filesystem

I've looked all over but I can't seem to find a straight answer. I have 4 NTFS drives with data on them - are these compatible with a fresh install of XPEnology? The aim is to obviously share the ...
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Openfiler data recovery after OS drive failed

About to set up a NAS/SAN using Openfiler with the Openfiler OS on drive1, drive2 and drive3 will be used to store data (RAID 1 setup). In case of drive1 failed, would my data stored in the RAID 1 ...
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Should a NAS with multiple ethernet ports be split across network devices

I'm adding a Synology DS 1513+ NAS to a small business network. The NAS has four ethernet ports for data transfer. The current network configuration has a modem in bridge mode, hooked up to a ...
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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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Windows Server 2012 Backup on NAS shared folder [closed]

I have a production Windows Server 2012 running SQL Server 2012 BI and SAP. Recently we acquired a LENOVO NAS. I am trying to set up an automated backup of my server but it fails just at the ...
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Logging user and power activity Synology DiskStation (v5)

Is there any practical way of logging user activity and power state changes on a Synology NAS? I'm not looking for anything very extensively detailed, but I would like to log e.g. Video Station usage ...
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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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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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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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Backup Solutions for 20 TB of data [duplicate]

First, some background on out situation. We're a small-medium business who has around 20 TB of data on two different NAS's, and that number grows by at least 10% annually. 90% of this data we need to ...
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iSCSI connection drops frequently - Synology NAS

I have a Windows 2012 R2 Server connected through iSCSI to my Synology Rackstation 2414+. The problem is that the connection drops very very frequently, up to 10 times a day (manually restored ...
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Virtualized Storage for other VMs on ESXi host [duplicate]

This question is two fold. Part 1: Is it a bad idea to virtualize a storage solution and run VMDKs off of that as opposed to the original VMFS datastore. Essentially lets assume I have 2 TB worth ...
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Easy way to share a drive with password protected directories?

We have 50 computers that students share. Is there an easy way to have student folders on a single drive on the network where each student has a password? Students need to be able to go to any ...
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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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Synology NAS: hdd hibernation and disk life [closed]

I've a Synology NAS with 2 WD Red hard drives. I've enabled the hibernation for the drives, so they stop after 20 minutes inactivity. However, we use the NAS a lot and the disks get powered up very ...
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Root only has read permission for /etc/ssh/sshd_config?

I'm trying to edit my /etc/ssh/sshd_config file as per these instructions to properly set up git on my Synology NAS: http://www.wonko.de/2010/04/set-up-git-on-synology-nas.html (step 6) However, when ...
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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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is it possible to have Web server and NAS on the same hardware microsever? [closed]

I have a HP microserver proliant gen 8, and i want to know if there's a way to make this hardware work as NAS with freeNAS ... etc, and in the same time make it work as a web server with Centos Nginx ...
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backup network for file server and NAS

I have a server, file server and a NAS Server. The storage on file server is created using ISCSI on NAS Server, and it's include with users' files (stored on NAS Server ISCSI). The problem is, when i ...
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VMWare - NAS - Setup

We're a new company, setting up infrastructure to support our service arm. For this project we have .. Three hypervisors running ESXi 5.5.0 A Synology NAS device. Permission to do what needs to be ...
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Proxmox virtual machines and iSCSI NAS

I ordered a dedicated server from a certain service provider and they rent out iSCSI NAS as well. So I ordered 1TB iSCSI and connected it to proxmox via GUI. Then I read that the provider does not ...
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How many volumes on NAS? [closed]

I have a question about creating volumes on a 6 bay nas server with 24 TB of space with RAID 5 we are a school and we want to store all the school's data on the nas server. like student's and ...
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Running RAID 6 with a smaller drive

It looks like one of my hard drives failed in our RAID 6 (4 x 2TB) configuration. Unfortunately, I only have immediate access to a 1TB drive. Would there be an issue with temporarily replacing the 2TB ...
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NAS synology cannot join to domain

I have problem with my NAS synology, 2 days ago my storage are disconnected from the domain, and since then I am not able to connect it back. When I try connect to the domain I see this error: ...
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NAS DS412+ exchanging discs procedure

I have sra RAID with four WD Red 4TB inside. It stores data for 30 persons company. I have backup and do backups daily at morning to two usb external discs. I have two discs in NAS in storage ...
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Network file server crash [closed]

I have Network File Server - a Synology DS 412+ NAS. It has four discs ( WD Red 4 TB ), divided into three volumes. The volumes are Synology Hybrid Raid ( SHR) When I start NAS through the web panel ...
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Synology and Active Directory - “no logon servers available”

I have a Synology Diskstation DS412+ here configured for Active Directory authentication on the shared folders. I have a shared folder that our backup software writes backups to (so, CIFS). This all ...
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Strange memory usage behavior in GlusterFS machines

I'm running into a strange high memory usage problem in my environment. I have a two GlusteFS nodes that are serving 26 replicated volumes. Each morning, both servers will consume the majority of all ...
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NFS Synology NAS share serves wrong permissions

We have this really weird issue where the permissions on a file on an NFS share show unix permissions of 000 until I stat the directory that the file is in. For instance, if I run: while true do ...
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Remotly syncing NAS behind routers I don't have access to

We have several NAS (WD My Could Mirror) that travels to multiple cities and are fed locally with images, audio, video, etc. This content needs to be synced to our main office. I am trying to use ...
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Ways to setup a ZFS pool on a device without possibility to create/manage partitions?

I have a NAS (Synology DS214 with DSM 5.0) where I don't have a possibility to create and manage partitions (maybe I could with some hacks that I don't want to make). What ways to setup multiple ZFS ...
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Partitioning SSD and HDD in Linux NAS [closed]

There is a computer with four 2.7 TB hard disks, under control of Intel Rapid Storage Technology. And one 120GB SSD. We need to use it to store some data that we are collecting and computing. I think ...
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equallogic as direct network drive

at work we have an equallogic which currently does nothing. I know how to create volumes and configure the equallogic. But I am wondering if it is possible to use it as a direct network drive via ...
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Webpages keep opening as application/octet and webdav stopped working

I have a Nas device connected to Windows 7 used to map drives using WebDAV, it worked fine using AuthDigest for logging in up until a week ago when it went down, no one is able to map to the drives ...
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Modify CIFS share ACL's

I would like to modify permissions on a number of NetApp CIFS shares (over 100). These are user shares and each share has a different user with "Change" share permission, this permission now needs to ...
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Synology NAS 3 HDDs corrupted [closed]

Its the first time I am interacting with NAS. In our NAS Server we have 5 hard disks and three out of five are now corrupted. Do we need to buy 5 new HDDs or we can buy 3 HDDs and used the old two ...
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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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NAS on both local and internet

I'm looking for a best practice or straight up solution to this basic issue. A company has a NAS setup, employees laptops can access it locally at 192.xxx.7 and also remotely at 110.xxx.23.. When the ...
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Radius Users grouped by NAS Client

I have searched for many hours about the possibility of FreeRadius separate users by NAS client, but, without success :( I want to separate my users grouping by NAS client, as follow: Nas client 01 ...
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Migrating Shared Storage to NAS

I currently have a Windows 2008 R2 DC that is also serving as a file server for shares on the network. I've been tasked with spinning up a NAS and migrating the shares to the NAS. The NAS that I'll ...
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Need to copy 100 TB of data from Dell EQL NAS to another Dell NAS, what is the best and fastest method?

I have a Dell Equallogic NAS group, capacity 500 TB. Need to move off 100 TB out of it to another similar NAS group. Storage arrays are PS6500E (5 of them in one group) and NAS heads are FS7500. ...
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Synology DS210j & online backup: what do people recommend? [closed]

I've just purchased a Synology DS210j for my home network and would like to backup this NAS online. I noticed that DiskStation Manager v2.3 provides various options including Amazon S3 and rsync: ...
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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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Array free space requirement

The general rule of thumb is don't use more than 80-85% of your capacity, otherwise performance degrades sharply, and other bad stuff may happen. On a 8TB array, this comes out to around 1.6TB of ...
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Mitigating low usb disk space error in backup scenario

In our workplace we have setup a backup system consisting the Symantec Backup Exec 2010 R3 and Synology NAS The backup are scheduled as follows Symantec Backup Exec ---[1]---> Synology Rack ...
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File attributes on a NAS Drive not reporting user information

We have a Synology NAS drive attached to a server 2012 network, but the file attributes do not report who last modified any of the files? Does the NAS need to be reconfigured or is it a configuration ...