• Backup a large storage server

    I'm implementing a large server that's going to be used as a live NAS for several other servers. The server will have about 4 - 20 TB of useable space. It will be on RAID 10 for performance concerns but we need a backup solution (including off-site backup). Is there a way to backup that much data?

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  • Is there a Dropbox functionality with FreeNAS?

    Throughout the nation, we have several FreeNAS boxes (there's a few terabytes of storage on each one) and we currently do manual rsyncs to keep them in line. But we need some sort of Dropbox service running on each. Has anyone ever tried this before? We need something like a total file system...

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  • Can we add a hard drive to a RAID?

    We recently decided on creating a NAS running freeNAS that's going to be using RAID 5. The RAID will have 2x2 TB drives and add more drives later. Does anyone know if this is possible? Thanks!

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  • Telnet / SSH to embedded Linux based NAS

    Hello guys, Would someone know if there's a way to telnet or SSH to LG N1A1DD1 NAS? It has a ton of features that we need but we're not sure if it's possible. If not, can we configure it via its web interface a script that can back up via its USB port. Thank you.

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  • Looking for a low-powered Linux based router or NAS

    We have to replace our Linksys router with a more powerful box but we need to keep a low power footprint. Here's what we need: Wi-Fi access point NAT routing NAS for USB hard disks Print server report We're thinking of getting a Netbook but we're not sure about the power consumption. What other...

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  • Is there a low-cost NAS for home use?

    At my house, we have a Pentium 4 based Ubuntu server that we need to replace with a Intel Atom-based machine for our network services. We're thinking of using a low-powered NAS over a GbE with 1 TB of space and RAID. Is there something like this? Should we rather get a full size ATX mobo and...

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  • How to upgrade disks on a Synology NAS

    We have a Synology with a 2x1 TB HDD installed as a single RAID 1 volume. But we're running out of space so we need to upgrade my NAS with 2x3 TB HDDs. Can we copy the data from the earlier 1 TB volume to the new configuration without using extra backup devices.

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  • What’s the second LAN port used for on a NAS?

    We have a NAS that has two different ethernet ports. One's connected to the router. We haven't connected the second one but we heard that if we connected it, it would double the speed of data to and from the NAS. We're using the USB port for backup. But what should we really use the second LAN port...

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  • Local cache for NAS server

    I'm about to start building a NAS server. Does anyone know if there's a way to cache frequently accessed files from our remote storage automatically on the local PC? I need something that would caches, writes and reads since one PC will be accessing the server. The server is going to be run on...

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  • NAS server that streams FLAC audio

    I've been searching for the past few months but I can't seem to find a NAS solution that streams FLAC audio via UPnP. The streaming needs to be limited to MP3. Does that exist? Any help is appreciated.

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  • Why does Windows 8 keep saying my NAS is about to fail?

    On my Windows 8 machine, we have a setup a backup to the network location on my NAS. It succeeded but the Windows 8 File Recovery section of the control panel, it says "The disk that your backup is saved on is about to fail." But we can't figure out why the NAS is about to fail. It says it's...

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  • Connect Ubuntu desktop to NAS

    We have a Thecus NAS and I'm trying to connect my Ubuntu desktop to it. We're able to connect it with our Windows PCs on our LAN. We're also able to ping the NAS from the Ubuntu PC but we can't see the shared folders. The PCs are on the same home network / subnet using a Cisco home router. Am I...

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  • How to change the default folder in Synology NAS

    We have a Synology NAS and when I log with root putty through SSH, I always go enter in the folder/root. Is there a way to change that? Is there a way to enter by default in /volume1? Thank you very much.

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  • Stress test a NAS system for a database

    I'm trying to stress test a NAS system for my database. I'm looking to see how much abuse the system can take and how it will affect the database performance. Here's what we have planned so far: Copying very large amounts of Data onto and off of the device (at the same time). Using the SQLIOSim...

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  • Deploy Meteor.js on Synology NAS

    Would it be possible to deploy a Meteor.js app to a Synology NAS and actually run it from there? What's the process to do that? Thanks!

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  • Connect CM15 Pro interface with Synology NAS

    I recently automated my home with the x10 protocol / use the CM15 Pro interface on my computer to program my switches. I'm now trying to connect it with my Synology NAS and then run commands with PHP on the NAS to the interface. Are there programs to do this? Possibly a command-line tool?

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  • Error when installing package on Synology NAS

    I'm using a Python on my Synology NAS. Whenever I try to install a package, it keeps giving me this error: invalid Python installation: unable to open /volume1/@appstore/py3k/usr/local/include/python3.4m/pyconfig.h (No such file or directory) So when I search the disk for pyconfig.h, it finds...

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  • How to simulate small disk I/O

    Over the past month, we've been evaluating storage for a virtualization environment (Xen actually). It would be an active-free cluster used for testing. I need a tool that would simulate a ton of small disk I/Os. Pretty much the same way a virtual machine would read/write an image file. It would be...

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  • Best way to give secure access to NAS drive

    I have about 100 movies and music on a NAS drive and I'm looking to give access to my kids from Windows 8. I thought I would add the relevant NAS folders as new library locations for the music / videos. But I don't want them to delete any files from the NAS drive. How can I give them access to the...

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  • Setting up rsync command on ReadyNAS

    I've been setting up rsync backups on my ReadyNAS and I keep getting this error message: ERROR: The remote path must start with a module name not a / It also gives me this: Job: 015 Protocol: rsync Source: Destination: [gob]/ And it's starting to make more sense because...

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