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

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Move directories from server to nas and keep symlinks

My server will run out of space soon. So I plan to install a NAS and move some big folders from the server to the nas but keep symlinks at the server so I don't have to change any path. Is there a ...
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What is the best way to setup our storage architecture? Need help thinking it [duplicate]

We are an innovation company that is looking to create a fast, simple, and easy to use network. We are not IT people, and we don’t want to be. That’s why is so important to us that our network can be ...
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Synology swap hard drive size

I have a Synology DS212, with 2 1TB drives. I'd like to purchase two 5TB drives (a lot cheaper now), right now I am only using 700GB on a RAID 0. Whats the best way to copy the data over to the new ...
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QNAP NAS first-time synchronization + QPKG installation [on hold]

I was wondering if it is advisable to install QPKGs (nzbget, sickbeard, couchpotato, etc) while the Raid 5 is doing its first time synchronization. I am also uploading 2TB of data while it is ...
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Best RAID level for NAS [closed]

I just bought my first computer that I'm going to run as a NAS with OpenMediaVault as OS. I bought two HDD (WD red 5400 rpm) with the capacity of 3TB each (and one 120GB SSD that I'm going to run the ...
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Real-time Filesystem Replication between 2 NAS and ubuntu 12.04.3

I have two 16TB NAS setup and are mounted on one server. What is the best way to implement real-time file replication of write to 1 NAS to the second NAS. I can mount the 2 NAS in one server but I'm ...
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NAS recommendation for Xenserver

I know this is a newbie question, but believe me please, I have done extensive research on the web and got some conflicting and old answers (2010-2013). I want to know what people do nowadays (in ...
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OmniOS with napp-it got hacked: why and how to prevent in future? [duplicate]

We run the latest version of OmniOS on a virtual machine. On top of that, we installled the NAS management software napp-it. A month ago the IT department told us that the machine got hacked (DDoS ...
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Providing shared file level storage from a SAN

I'd like to get some advice on a system I'm setting up. I'm not quite sure which way to proceed. The goal is just some basic user storage space (Clients are Linux, Windows, and mac) that is baked by ...
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HD crashed in Synology DS411+ (RAID5)

Today I got notified by email as one HD (out of 4 identical 2TB HDs) in my Synology NAS was "disconnected". I don't have any physical access to the NAS at the moment, but tomorrow someone will replace ...
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Fax Service From Windows Server 2008 Needs To Write To NAS (Net Drive)

I want to allow the fax service from Windows Server 2008 to write incoming faxes to a remote NAS box via \\nas-name\folder\path or \\192.168.10.100\folder\path which fails due of access rights for the ...
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Slow FTP download speeds on Synology DiskStation

We just got a Synology DS2415+ NAS which is connected to internet via a FIOS 300/300mbps connection. I am testing download speeds from a remote location with a 200mbps download connection. When ...
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NAS suitable for this situation? [closed]

I work from home and am considering getting a NAS. Would using a NAS be suitable for my situation: I alternate working from a desktop and laptop, both of which run Linux I use PostgreSQL a lot along ...
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Optimize Linux file system for reading ~500M small files

We're seeing performance problems on a file system that contains ~500 M files that are relatively small (typically tens of kb) and ~150 K directories. Files access is predominantly reads and writes ...
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Backup server with NAS and Bacula [closed]

I would like to buy a NAS storage, to be used as backup server. Is it a good idea? I'm very new in this kind of things so if some one can help me. I have a dedicated server running with Debian, one ...
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Splitting RAID drives from ReadyNas Duo

I have an old ReadyNas Duo that is on its last legs and starting to play up. It currently has 2x 1TB drives inside, configured in a mirrored RAID 1. I've just purchased an external caddy, and ...
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Qnap ts-231 afp slow upload speed

I'm now using Qnap TS-231 with Linksys EA6500v2. When I connect the NAS via smb protocol everything seems right and the upload/download speed could reach 40MB/s between my Macbook and NAS. But when I ...
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ESXI 5.5 NFS to NFS copy is slow

i'm running esxi 5.5u2 standalone with 3 datastores , (local , netapp (nfs) and synology (nfs ) There are two Gigabit network adapters configured. One per vswitch. One for storage and the other for ...
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How to fix my broken raid10 array

I have a RAID 10 consisting of 4x3TB drives. It had become degraded (sdd had dropped off). I thought I had fixed it and it was rebuilding, but now (I think) sde appears to be causing problems. ...
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Using a NAS as iSCSI to share a volume via Windows 2012 vs CIFS/Windows share

I'm migrating an Active Directory Windows 2003 server to Windows Server 2012 R2. Currently, I have a MyDocuments redirection policy enabled on the Window 2003 server to a local drive. Since the ...
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Virtual networking, can ping and traceroute, can't apt-get update [closed]

I'm building a virtual network with 6 virtual machines in virtualBox. One of them acts as router/nat/firewall. This first machine uses 4 network cards: eth0 -> Internet eth1 -> Subnet 1 eth2 ...
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Linkstation WXL: RAID disappeared, /dev/md2 is inactive - how to troubleshoot

today I had problems accessing the SMB-share on my Linkstation. My NAS has two hard drive disks, configured as raid0. this raid was mounted to /mnt/array1/intern - the folder that i am missing. My ...
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Permissions of newly created files on NAS mount

I've mounted a NAS partition as follows: server:/volume1/public /mnt/public nfs rw,suid,nodev,noexec,auto,user,async 0 0 All available files are both readable and writable ...
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Email storage server - NAS or SAN? [closed]

I'm looking for storage server that could store ~34TB (34 SSD disks of 1TB) of emails. I'm thinking about two NAS QNAP storage servers, but I'm not sure if it's OK to use NAS instead of SAN. Any help? ...
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Setting up Bitlocker on a VNX5300 Network Access Storage ( NAS )

Whether it is possible to have Bitlocker ( Windows 2008 Server - Encryption ) enabled on NAS Storage Server which is access by multiple users ? We are using VNX 5300 NAS Storage.
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iSCSI or network share

Our new NAS has four network ports that are linkable and I would like to utilise that extra potential capacity. Should I; 1 - create an iSCSI volume, with its lower overhead, connect the main file ...
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ls hangs on NAS mount point

Frequently we are running into this problem. our NAS mount points works perfectly and all of sudden it hangs. when we go and do ls hangs the terminal. strace ls /srv/git hangs here ...
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Can't connect to pre-configured NAS boxes with static addresses and default gateway 172.16.2.1

I received several TeraStation NAS boxes which I can't configure because I can't connect to them, presumably because they were setup for a specific environment. I'm hoping to virtualize the ...
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Can OpenAFS be used as NFS?

I have an application that only runs on Linux, which will generate ~500TB of data over the next year, which all must be kept and backed up each day. It would be temping to go with ZFSonLinux or ...
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Unable to permission NAS to give standard users rw on Rocks cluster

I am trying to set up a Rocks cluster for distributed computing. I would like to have it so that there is a network shared scratch space mounted to each compute node on which all users (including ...
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QNAP TS-859U+ RAID5 volume unmounted, e2fsck_64 hangs

We got this QNAP TS-859U+ with firmware version 3.8.1 Build 20121205 at our datacenter. It has Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU D525 @ 1.80GHz processor and 1GB RAM, 8 of 3TB (Seagate ST33000651AS CC44) drives ...
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Unable to access QNAP NAS

I have a QNAP TS-879U-RP that is 2.5 years old (Firmware 3.7.1 Build 20120614), installed with 8 HDD (Seagate ST3000DM001-9YN1CC4H). I am having trouble accessing it after an unscheduled shutdown due ...
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Issue accessing drive from RAID array via USB caddy

I'm having a problem accessing the data from a drive that was in my NAS but is now plugged in via a USB caddy. This drive was not in a RAID array as it was a volume with a single disk. Although it ...
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XtremeIO Unable Mount Snapshot on Windows 2012

I've been trying to mount a snapshot of our production server using XtremeIO. The server I am trying to mount this snapshot on is a Windows 2012 R2. The snapshot is of a production server, also 2012 ...
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Connect workstation to storage server using 10G network

Currently I have a workstation running on Windows 8.1, and a Storage server running Freenas 9.3. Now they are connected on a central gigabit router to communicate. The network is almost saturated when ...
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Can I plug a tape drive into a 3ware 9750 RAID controller

I need to archive about 30TB of data from a NAS RAID machine. The machine runs CentOS 5. It has a 3ware 9750-41 card with a single external SAS SFF-8088 connector. The LTO 6 external drives from ...
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Undo adding disks to a RAID-Z Configuration

I've started running out of space on one of my data pool and decided to expand it by adding some extra disks. Below is what it looked like before extending: NAME STATE ...
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Disk Usage Analyzer on Synology

How can I get an overview of the disk usage on a Synology hard drives like this:
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Safe way to use a samba share on a mixed environment

Me and some friends are the network admins at our local university. Our duties include managing a small nas built on a desktop machine running latest debian. The user base (approximately 300 people) ...
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How to compile capacity and used capacity of an EMC VNX via CLI?

I'm automating a report that will essentially duplicate the information shown in the Storage Capacity Summary chart from the EMC Unisphere web interface. I need to perform this from the command line ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...