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

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What is the difference between SAN, NAS and DAS?

What is the difference between SAN, NAS and DAS?
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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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Best way to build home NAS with redundancy [closed]

I need a NAS device for my home network to get these high value files off my laptop (family photos, music, coding projects, etc.). My goal is cheap and reliable. I have a spare old PC laying around ...
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SQL Server Files Local or NAS or SAN?

I have to install a new Server with SQL Server 2008, What do you recommend, One server with Raid 10 or the Files in a NAS? What about iSCSI should I use it? What about SAN? The server has 4Gb of ...
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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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Scalable (> 24 TB) NAS for research department

I have been asked to provide a new fileserver to store our medical images (raw format, not dicom). As we have no IT staff, I have to find a solution, and I hardly know anything about this topic. The ...
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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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What network file sharing protocol has the best performance and reliability?

We have a setup with a few web servers being load-balanced. We want to have some sort of network shared storage that all of the web servers can access. It will be used as a place to store files ...
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networked storage for a research group, 10-100 TB

this is related to this post: http://serverfault.com/questions/80854/scalable-24-tb-nas-for-research-department but perhaps a little more general. Background: We're a research lab of around 10 ...
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Make a drive from one machine appear as a physical disk in another machine

I want to take a physical disk (or part of a disk) from one machine, call it machine-A, and make it available to another machine, machine-B. But I don't want to map a network drive. I want it to ...
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Choosing a NAS system and things to watchout for

We are looking at implementing network attached storage to host some our DFS shares. Who are the good / bad vendors? Has anybody already tried this and did it work for them are there better ...
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Is brand-name NAS overpriced?

NetGear's ReadyNAS 2100 has 4 disk slots and costs $2000 with no disks. That seems a bit too expensive for just 4 disk slots. Dell has good network storage solutions too. PowerVault NX3000 has 6 disk ...
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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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Multiple network connections on a Windows 2008 domain controller (private network for NAS)

I have a Windows 2008 server connecting to an iSCSI target on an OpenSolaris box (yay ZFS!). I'd like to create a private network between the 2 boxes that is totally separate of my Windows domain. ...
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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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Hardware recommendations / parts list for a modern, quiet ZFS NAS box - 2011-Feb edition [closed]

I want to build some really reliable storage for my data, and it seems that ZFS is the only filesystem at the moment that does live checksumming. That rules out DroboPro, so I'm looking to building a ...
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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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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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OpenFiler versus FreeNAS for Mac OSX environment

I'm a photographer and I have a requirement find a better method of storing my photo library. Currently I use a Macbook Pro and 6 external drives connected via USB2 or FW800. They are divided up in ...
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VMware NAS/iSCSI recommendations - smallish organization

I have two VMware servers - ESX + ESXi. Two backup NAS boxes. The current NAS boxes are low-cost and unsuitable for running VMs from. Support NFS only. Slow. My plan is to have a dedicated iSCSI/NAS ...
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Using same drive for iSCSI and SMB share under FreeNAS

I'm setting up a new FreeNAS server this weekend with pretty good success, but I am stuck on one last issue. Right now I have 2x 1.5 TB drives that I want mirrored (I was planning Software RAID 1) ...
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NAS backup - multiple machines

HI We are looking to backup between 50-100 servers to a NAS box each night (Contains of each server ie files and folders). We need the backup application to backup to a NAS and perform incremental ...
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psybnc on nas: ncurses problem

Trying to get compile psybnc on NAS. ipkg is default package manager in here. I've installed ncurses already, it's in /opt/lib (libncurses.so) [\w] # ls /opt/lib | grep ncurses libncurses.so ...
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Getting an 'Access Denied' error when trying to create backup job for Backup Exec 10D

I guess the easy answer to my question is 'Something doesn't have the correct permissions'. =P. I read Backup Exec b2d NAS, but that didn't really answer my question. I have poked around the Admin ...
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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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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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Backup Exec b2d NAS

I'd like to backup my servers to a Drobo NAS which shows up in Windows as a network drive. It doesn't seem possible in Backup Exec 2010 to create a backup to disk folder on a mapped network drive. I ...