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

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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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Small business server - ECC Memory… really? [on hold]

We need a server for a small businesse with less than 10 client workstations. It runs a database for trucking dispatch (Axon). We plan to install a Windows 8.1 Pro machine to act as the server. Do we ...
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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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Wake on Lan - Install a client on a Linux machine [migrated]

this might seem obvious or stupid to somebody, but I can't find anything that helps me yet, besides the fact that I'm not a Linux user. I've got 2 NAS boxes (Iomega, now Lenovo) IX4-200D and ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...