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Questions tagged [network-attached-storage]

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

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HP MSA1040 To Two ESX Servers No Switches

I'm looking to buy a HP MSA1040 to use as shared storage (for HA) between two ESX hosts. I don't have a 10gbps switch of any kind in the office. Can I connect 1 of the 10gbps iSCSI to one server and ...
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NAS storage comparison for Synology vs Overland [closed]

We are looking for NAS solution that will be used as secondary storage to hold large amount of data. We have received following proposals that are under our pre allocated budget. SnapServer XSR120 / ...
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Active Directory / Virtualisation for home / gaming Configuration? [migrated]

I'd like to avoid duplication where possible, but realistically I have two users. We each have a laptop and a pc. PC's are equipped with 10gb mellanox nics. We have a freenas raidz configured Server ...
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Permissions per folder in samba share

I need to create a public share where there is a folder public and folder user such as everyone (including guests) have full access to public and for user only the specific user has full access but ...
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Transfer Speed Limited by Fileserver?

We have a 4gbit teamed nic fileserver that hosts smb shares. The files it accesses are from an ISCI NAS drive which is 10gbit. Will transfer speeds be limited by the file server? Or does the ISCI "...
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Synology NAS can only be mounted (as nfs) when connected by cable

I bought a Synology NAS DS216se on Wed. Dec. 26th. After first tests with samba, which were very slow, I mounted it as nfs. It got better. But during a huge rsync it came to my mind that probably ...
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Terramaster NAS f4-220 Refuses to connect to anything

I purchased a Terramaster f4-220 and put it into a RAID 5 configuration. All was working until one of the disks indicated there was an issue (red light on the physical machine). I swapped the disk, ...
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Why do file transfers to our FreeNAS server fail sometimes?

I work in a local community center as a layman IT-technician where we have to transfer hundreds of GB data every day (documents, audio files, videos and such). For this purpose, we have a small ...
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1 bridge - 1 vNIC - Multi VLAN

I have an issue that I can't resolve since a few weeks... I present to you the configuration for understanding: I have a NAS Qnap that it makes Virtualization (qemy/kvm). The OS of the Qnap is CentOS....
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Mapping a folder on Synology NAS to all Authenticated Users W2K12 Essentials

We have a W2k12 essentials server with about 10 users on it. I want to add a group policy to map to a folder on our Synology NAS drive. I believe I'm having a permissions issue, but not sure. I ...
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Converting a file server and Windows File Share to CIFS based share using Netapp Filer

My customer wants to decommission their old Windows Server 2008 file servers. The file shares contain lots of user home folders, group drive and data, application data etc. I would like to implement ...
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hide a subfolder under DFS

one of our customer's site has a NAS box which has a share and this is part of DFS. They want a folder to be created there like this \\ourdomain.to\DFS\RED\Teams\secretfoldername but it should be be ...
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Point a subdomain with CNAME to a DDNS subdomain?

I got a Synology NAS, with different virtual hosts, so i got a DDNS (user.synology.me), let's say the virtual hosts are server1, server2 and server3, so i can access them using server1.user.synology....
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My own NAS with a SR20969-06A hot-swap Bay. How to turn off the alarm [closed]

So I wanted to build my own NAS with a ATI3IONT-I-Deluxe Mobo I have still lying around. I bought this 4-bay hotswap unit, that's meant to go in a server casing (iex the SR209) which has two power ...
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Changing Windows/CIFS NAS Share/Storage Level Permissions Recursively

"Share/Storage" Permissions for 70+ shares is 'Everyone,Full Control' and are locked down by AD Security groups at "NTFS/FS" level. We want to add same AD security groups, as "NTFS" permissions to the ...
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Windows 2016 File Server - NTFS Permissioning issues

We are migrating 4 shares from NetApp to Windows 2016 File Server using following Robocopy command. 'Share Perms' on both sides are 'Everyone, Full Control' and expecting Robocopy to copy over 'NTFS ...
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How to access NAS shares with Android file explorer over VPN

I've got a Qnap TS-251+ NAS with a static LAN IP (192.168.0.10 via router DHCP reservation, outside of DHCP range). I created a shared folder (Stuff) and a user (John) with RW permissions. Then I ...
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cannot read clients from nas table in freeradius only from clients.conf

I have installed freeradius on Centos. The MySQL database is populated with some data for testing, and the freeradiusd.conf and sql.conf are configured. The RADIUS server is able to connect with the ...
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Is iSCSI across network wise?

I need an opinion in regards to mapping a QNAP iSCSI LUN in Location A to Server in Location B and find out if its wise to execute this plan or will I end up bottle necking my VPN connection between ...
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NAS : Share vs. NTFS Perms

Dear Data Storage Experts, Background : For any Windows CIFS NAS share, there are Share/Storage Level Perms and Windows/NTFS Level Perms and most companies/people like to have 'Everyone/Full ...
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Building/Maintaining a Custom FreeNAS- and ZFS-based NAS

I need a NAS for a company of ~30 people. We make games (a lot of large files, large git repositories, not much else.) I'm thinking of buying cheap components and building it myself, using something ...
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Btrfs with different sized drives and parity

I want to upgrade my NAS to 8x 4TB + 4x 2TB drives and wonder if Btrfs can deal with drives of different sizes and still provide reduncancy. If one drive fails I do not want to loose my data! So does ...
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Browse data from QNAP Storage after lost RAID6 Configuration

I have "NAS" QNAP TS-853U-RP with RAID6 configuration, I removed one disk without power off the NAS. it shows up an error, I immediately returned that disk into his place error still blinking after ...
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Is there any significant benefit to keeping shared network folders inside a VM rather than just mapping direct NAS folders?

I'm working on a new storage plan and am wondering if there is any significant benefit to keep shared network folders inside of a VM. Currently, our user shares (shared network drives) are simply a ...
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How to plan for buying drive capacity for a NAS? [duplicate]

I am, planning a NAS upgrade. We are currently running dozens of low capacity, cheap drives. We are upgrading to a Synology NAS with far fewer, higher capacity drives. As such, these drives will have ...
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iSCSI won't connect to Win10 ENT or Win SVR '12

I have an issue getting Windows 10 ENT or Windows Server '12 to connect to a Promise Vess 1840i. I have 2 ESXi servers connecting with no issues over iSCSI. When I try and connect with the Windows ...
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What is the ideal Windows Update / backup device for a LAN with a slow metered internet connection

I was just in Kenya for several weeks helping some wildlife conservation orgs with their computers and IT. The biggest issue (aside from not enough funds to update tech as often as they should) is ...
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What's a quick/secure way to set up a valid https certificate for a NAS without domain control?

I'm operating several NAS devices on my employer's LAN. I do so with the employer's blessing, but I do not have control over the domain, and the devices are only available to a small working group on ...
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Small raid array of large drives or large array of small drives?

I'm looking into building a NAS for file storage, and I'm trying to determine the right scenario for my use case. I'm looking for about 32TB of raw storage, and no less than 16 useable given a ...
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Out of disk space on QNAP NAS

My QNAP NAS doesn't start. I've received a message earlier saying: "Out-of-disk-space on ramdisk. If restarting the server does not solve the problem please contact support for further assistance." I'...
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Mirroring 2 Host with their own local storage

I'm trying to decide between 2 infrastructures. 1. 2 Servers host that point to a NAS 2. 2 Servers that mirror each other with their own local storage. Infrastructure Requirements: 50 TB of storage,...
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Creating a new Infrastructure for my company using Windows Server and FreeNas

I was hired to create software but now also stuck with governing all of the IT work. The company uses a Windows 10 Home machine as a file server for 13 users. I need to plan for up to 50 employees. ...
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Remotely accessing SVN server installed on a Synology DiskStation

I recently purchased a Synology DiskStation and installed an SVN server on it. I can access it fine from anywhere inside my home network, however now I would like to be able to expose it externally. ...
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Best way to share data between partners using NAS

Our company has a need to share data with some partners we have and while discussing how to best implement this we decided we would make guest user accounts on our Linux (ubuntu) fileserver where our ...
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Which CPU is utilized when seraching a server from an end user machine?

When an end user desktop that is connected to a network runs a normal Windows Explorer search of a network location (\\server-name), which CPU is utilized? The CPU on the end user machine, or the CPU ...
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How do file copies work from one vm to another vm when using vmware with a nas

EDIT: Editied my original question to clarify what I was asking for based off of the answer Zac67 answer If I have two VMs in vSphere, VM A and VM B, with virtual hard drives on the same NAS and I ...
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Unable to connect to the IBM DS3524 from DS Storage Manager

Please don't mind me, I am new to IBM storage. I need to connect to IBM DS Storage 3524 by using default IP from each controller Ethernet ports. Default IPs Controller A, Port 1 = 192.168.128.101 ...
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Seagate Blackarmor NAS Shared folder recovery

We have a Seagate Blackarmor NAS on which we have some shared folders. Yesterday, suddenly the shared folders were not being shown while trying to access as Windows share. We have CIFS and FTP enabled ...
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Errors when backing up Windows server to NAS

I'm trying to backup several Windows servers to a Synology NAS using the 'Active Backup for Server' package available on the Synology Package Center. The specifics of the package probably aren't too ...
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SFP Card compatibility

We are installing our first "professional" server configuration in the office. We will install a HP ProLiant DL120 Gen9 that will provide a hypervisor based on CentOS / KVM and should be connected to ...
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bonding-rr vs single 10G for NFS NAS - pros and cons?

I'm standing before choice of NICs and switch for storage server and virtualization hosts and I can't decide between 10G and quad gigabit with bonding-rr. 10G is noticeably more expensive solution and ...
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Change NFS from async to sync on linux for VMware client with no downtime

So I just discovered that my client's linux-based NFS storage server (CentOS 6.5) is exporting storage to VMware (vSphere 5) with the async option in exportfs. Is it possible to change that to sync ...
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Mapped Network Drive (NAS) Disconnecting on Restart

The title pretty much says it all, but below is the ticket I submitted to the company yesterday. They have yet to get back to me, so I'm getting a bit desperate. The model of the NAS is a QNAP TS-253A....
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Moving Hyper-V virtual disk to SMB share gives file not found error in the end

I want to move some virtual disks to from an old ISCSI disk (old NAS) to a new SMB share but for every disk it gives a file not found error in the end and gives the location of the disk on the SMB ...
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Change default user’s directory OR force them to only use the mounted storage on Nextcloud

I have an installed Nextcloud on my VPS with below information: Nextcloud version 13.0.0 OS Ubuntu 16.04 Apache V2.4.25 PHP V7.0.22 Storage 20GB SSD RAM 1GB A mounted FTP Storage (to store all my ...
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Advice on how to increase storage on a full MD3200i [duplicate]

We have a Dell MD3200i with all 12 bays full, running 12x1TB 7200 RPM HDDs including 1 hot spare in a RAID5 config. We are going to be at capacity in the next few years, so I'm looking to provide the ...
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Advice on how to increase storage on a full MD3200i

We have a Dell MD3200i with all 12 bays full, running 12x1TB 7200 RPM HDDs including 1 hot spare in a RAID5 config. We are going to be at capacity in the next few years, so I'm looking to provide the ...
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protect NAS shared folder against cryptolocker attack

I got a NAS with some shared folders, for access it a user/pass authentication is needed. My question is about how a malicious software (expecially a cryptolocker) can access to the network folder ...
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2 x RAID1 vs. RAID10 with four disks

I have a QNAP TS-412 NAS and used two disks so far. I decided to upgrade to four disks and now have options with respect to RAID. I am looking for maximum security against failure of disks (preferably ...
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Complex structure with a “shared image folder” in multiple regions and or datacenters

Allow me to give you some details and background to understand the reasons and the whole issue here. Of course, any suggestion/feedback on the below structure is very appreciated. Also, I am not ...