• 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: 192.168.140.25::/home/jason Destination: [gob]/ And it's starting to make more sense because...

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  • Will a 5 TB NAS be compatible with Windows 7?

    I'm currently trying to setup a storage device (short term that is). I recently found a huge 5 TB NAS drive which would fill my storage requirements. But I also saw Windows XP has a hard drive limit. Can my Win 7 machine see the 5 TB NAS and read/write the drive too?

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  • What’s a good backup strategy for a NAS?

    I have a NAS that I share files with and it's used as a backup solution. About a week ago, my Netbook got infected with ransomware. All my files on the Netbook (and the majority of them on the NAS) were destroyed. But my PC didn't get attacked and since I usually do manual backups, I didn't lose...

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  • Should we use Windows Home Server?

    When was the last time someone ran Windows Home Server? My friend and I are currently building a NAS box and we're trying to see if the features are good enough to warrant purchasing rather than other open source options. Thank you!

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  • Error when copying image from Dropbox to NAS

    I keep getting this error line when I'm trying to copy an image from my Dropbox to an external NAS. Here's what I'm getting: Are you sure you want to copy this file without its properties? The file myphoto.jpg has properties that can't be copied to the new location. This is only happening to...

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  • How to setup a Synology NAS with Windows Server 2012

    I've been setting up a Synology DS412 NAS on a Windows 2012 Server for my backups and storage. Is it possible to make the NAS viewable on my network? I've been trying for about a week but haven't gotten anywhere. I tried mapping but that didn't work. Any idea?

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  • Should we connect a Windows Home Server NAS to Drobo

    We're using Windows Home Server for our backup and shared file storage. Our requirement is roughly 2 TB with about 0.5 TB added each year. Should we fill our WHS box with as many 2 TB disks as possible or should we connect a Drobo to it? What' the best option for us?

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  • How to create one big continuous space using four SATA disks

    Hello everyone! I currently have a file server for home use. Would it be possible to use several disks in a way so that they can be visible in the network as one continuous space? Something like JBOD. These disks are SATA disks and NTFS formatted. Can I do it with symbolic links? Thank you for the...

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  • Read USB hard drive on NAS box from Windows 7

    I have to format a USB hard drive to EXT3 so I can use it with a Linksys NAS box. But I can't read the HD when it's unplugged from the NAS and plug it into my Windows 7 computer. Is there a way to read it? My computer accesses the NAS over a wireless connection. Thank you.

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