Network Attached Storage is storage which is not directly connected to a computer, but instead is accessible by being part of the network.

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Automatically shrink existing Time Machine Backup to a fixed size

I googled for hours to find a solution for this issue, but I couldn't find an answer that fitted for my problem. My setup: I have an iMac with a ~1TB Hard Drive I'm backing it up via Time Machine ...
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Permission Problems for copied files from NAS

I access my Synology NAS via AFP and can open/edit all of my files directly on it. But when I copy a file to my desktop I can't open it. Finder tells me I don't have appropriate permissions. When I ...
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NAS Mounted as AFP mounts an SMB connection by itself

I've been running into trouble recently with a NAS device, Seagate 5TB storage system with a Linux back-end. Whenever I connect to the device with an AFP connection, the drive connects with no issues, ...
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OS X randomly asking for NAS login after using mount_afp on Terminal

This is a very weird issue that is apparently so rare Google hasn't been any help in finding a clue as to why this happens or how to fix it. I use mount_afp on Terminal to mount the music directory ...
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Use extra drive bays in Mac Pro for NAS?

I am considering using the extra drive bays in my 2009 Mac Pro (I only use one) as a NAS just to back up my main 1 tb drive. I plan to use 1 drive bay for the NAS os and use the other 2 bays for the ...
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No longer able to start Time Machine on NAS

Well, Time Machine used to work just fine to our Synology NAS. Today I got the message that Time Machine needed to restart, so I let it. It has not been able to successfully start, much less complete, ...
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NAS shares visible but will not connect

I have a 2011 Macbook Pro which was always able to connect to my Freecom NAS until I upgraded from Snow Leopard (to Mavericks and now El Capitan) a few months ago. I've searched the web and this ...
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Getting Time Machine backups working with an Iomega Home Cloud Edition NAS

I'm getting some strange behaviour from Time Machine since upgrading to Moutain Lion using the Iomega Home Cloud Edition NAS as the end point for the backups. Getting the first backup to complete ...
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How can I get iTunes Library to stay pointed to my NAS?

I recently moved my iTunes library to my Netgear ReadyNAS NV+ (all relevant file operations on the NAS are using AFP protocol). The library had previously been on my Mac Pro, in my ~/Music directory. ...
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Mount sparse bundle with a WD My Cloud EX2 NAS

I use Time Machine with a NAS. It works well and it mounts a disk image when doing backup or when I enter Time Machine. When the disk image is mounted, I can access all the directories of my backups. ...
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Time Machine to NAS, over internet

I have a Synology DiskStation NAS that I use for Time Machine backups on my LAN. I want to be able to back up when I'm away from home. I've tried: Connecting via L2TP VPN running on Synology ...
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Folders created on a network drive by another user show as untitled until mac is rebooted

I have a user on a late 2013 Mac pro that when one of our other Mac users creates a folder in our shared nas drive the new folder will show in finder as untitled on his Mac and he will not be able to ...
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Is there a way to refresh a Finder file listing?

I love my Mac and how things generally just work. Now and again, however, one finds a few annoyances. My latest one is that I cannot find a refresh button anywhere to update a file listing in a Finder ...
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Final Cut Pro X Unusable Due to NAS Connection Error Message

My Final Cut Pro X has gotten into a state where a message box keeps re-appearing every few seconds. In frustration I, completely deleted FCP X and re-installed, which leads me to believe it is ...
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Two iTunes installs pointing at the same NAS share

For many years, I have had a set of mp3 files on a NAS that I manually managed (I've been picky about artist/album/track naming). The two Macbooks in our house each have their own iTunes libraries (...
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The operation can’t be completed because the original item for “Foo” can’t be found

I have a little NAS at home which makes some volumes available through AFP. This all worked great. Until I shut it down for a while and reconnected it recently. I can see the device on the network ...
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Issues with files and folders with names containing umlauts

I have just noticed some issues browsing my external music collection using Finder, certain artists folders were missing. Going to iTerm and lsing the folder I got this as the initial report: ls ...
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How to pair data disks and Time Machine disks?

I want to setup my MacMini as a fileserver (similar to a NAS). I have 6 USB-HDD drives. My plan is: 3 drives - Data Disks 3 drives - Time Machine Backup How can I configure a 1:1 Time Machine ...
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Low/no-cost, cross-platform alternatives to iSCSI and Fibre Channel

(My use case is using my RAID storage on a Linux workstation to store Time Machine backups and other data) I have investigated options for iSCSI, they are GlobalSAN and XtendSAN. Both are ...
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hdiutil compact failed - internal error

I am trying to compact a TimeMachine sparsebundle (to reclaim space) using sudo hdiutil compact /Volumes/TimeMachine/MyMac.sparsebundle and the error message that I receive is: hdiutil: compact ...
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Will Time Machine work effectively with a WD MyCloud NAS device? [closed]

I recently purchased a Western Digital MyCloud NAS device. I'm wondering if there would be a problem with using it for backups with Time Machine on a Mac mini (late 2012) running OS X 10.9.5. Is there ...
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Use Automator for saving file on NAS, what happen if NAS is not accessible?

I'm still new with OS X and have learned how to use Automator for zipping a folder in one file, named with date, on my Hard Disk. I saved the set of actions as an app. I'm planning to use Calendar to ...
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Photos: Export all images without downloading them?

I just started using iCloud Photo Library. I uploaded all images using Photos for Mac. Now, I enabled the "Optimize Mac Storage" option, so the full-resolution files are not stored on my Mac. However, ...
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Mount network share (AFP/SMB) for multiple users (fast user switching)

i'm having the following problem with my network shares from my NAS (Synology 415+ if it matters) in Yosemite. At home, we have an iMac with two different users. I moved all of our media (music & ...
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Large (800 GB) Disk Image on Time Capsule as pseudo-NAS?

I am considering getting a new Time Capsule (2TB) as a basic/pseudo NAS, in addition to a target for Time Machine for two macs. My macs each have a 500 GB ssd. Neither are currently even half full, ...
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Drobo file listing no showing

I have a Drobo that has a ton of my personal information on it. I've recently had some issues with it and it had to rebuild its entire structure I believe. It took about 2 days before it finally ...
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Internet through a NAS and Time Capsule

I have tried to use my Time Capsule as external storage and backup but finally realized it's not working very well. It is very slow. So, I think I'm gonna buy a Synology NAS as most people ...
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Sparse bundle on NAS - can't open “Resource temporarily unavailable”

I just got a new Lacie NAS with their NAS OS 4. After making an initial Time Machine backup to this device I wanted to mount the resulting (encrypted) disk image but when doing so I just received an ...
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Transfer iPhone 5 photo library on to a Network Storage Device

I'm running out of space on my iPhone and would like to transfer my iPhone photos to a NAS and then delete them. I like to view my pictures from NAS via an app. Can somebody recommend a good NAS and ...
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Make an XML iTunes Library working in a NAS server

I recently bought a QNAP NAS (TS-251) and everything is working fine. I'm now on the iTunes part of my setup and here is my tricky situation. I have a personal library I'm backuping that I would like ...
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Is Apple TV intelligent enough to stream directly from a NAS?

I'm considering purchasing an Apple TV. I understand that I need to include movies in iTunes in order to play them on the device. On my iMac, my movies are linked in iTunes over a shared drive to my ...
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Transferring file creation dates to an Asustor NAS

I have just purchased a new Asustor 7004T network attached storage device, which I had hoped to use as an archive for the massive quantity of files I have spread across multiple computers and external ...
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Problem with symlinking homedir folders

I symlinked some folders of my homedir (Documents, Pictures, Movies...) to my NAS, but I have two problems: The icons appear like symlinks instead the graphical reference to each type of folder ...
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Sparsebundle backups displayed as folders with cryptic name on network drive

I just updated from Yosemite to El Capitan. I have two backups, one being done with Time Machine and one with Carbon Copy Cloner. Both sparsebundles are stored on a NAS (Synology DS213). After the ...
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Mac Pro 2007 running OS X Server 10.6.8 on its last legs, transfer data permission issue

Trying to copy files off a Mac Pro 2007 running server 10.6.8 that is dying. Thankfully I can still see it on the network, but won't let me copy all files due to permissions. I am throwing it away but ...
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How do I transfer my iPhone photos/videos to a NAS with afp-protocol?

How do I transfer my iPhone photos/videos to my NAS? I can connect to my NAS using afp-protocol. My current solution is to mount the NAS on my MacBook using cmd-k in Finder, then by using Image ...
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Finder reverts to SMB for shares set up as AFP

My Mac Mini running the El Capitan (10.11.1) connects to my Synology DS 1515+ via AFP as follows; afp://c9_nas.local. Finder recognizes the NAS as a fellow Mac when performing a get info. (the ...
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How do I mount a sparsebundle disk image that was created on another machine attached to the network?

I have a NAS drive attached to my router that is configured as Raid5. I also have three Mac's attached to that same router. In the Public folder on the NAS drive, I created a sparsebundle disk image ...
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Applescript: Automatically check and remount server volume stopped working

Yesterday, I found a script that makes my Mac (MacBook Pro running El Capitan) automatically check for a volume on a server and remount it if the connection drops. I adapted it slightly to this, so my ...
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AD User can't change tag on smb share - yosemite

I have an AD environment with a number of macs connected to the domain. I also have a NAS joined to our AD domain. The mac computers are allowed to use network credentials to logon. I have a user that ...
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NAS Disk Drive is Slow and Reconnect over time

I have a Synology 212J NAS with latest Diskstation. On Windows, once i set the drive it will auto connect at login, and I can access it anytime i want. On Mac it doesn't do that. Now I have ...
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El Capitan: Strange folder names on Synology NAS

We've upgraded some MacBooks to El Capitan, all the workstations here are connected to a NAS through AFP. All upgraded workstations now show a small amount of folders with strange names like; SBAK7C~...
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Access to a specific directory failed with El Capitan and Synology NAS

After I upgraded my mac to 10.11, access to my download directory on my Synology NAS is denied. Finder said "The origin element of Download can't find". My other Mac on Yosemite, and my Windows 10 PC, ...
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Time Machine keeps asking to create new backup?

Every time a backup completes I get this message - 'Time Machine completed a verification of your backups. To improve reliability, Time Machine must create a new backup for you.' I am backing up to ...
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Trouble moving tons of files from OS X server attached RAID to NAS

I am trying to move many thousands of files to a Synology NAS. Thanks to excellent posts here and superuser, I have been using rsync a lot. But in this case, I'm getting a very high failure rate due ...
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Connect to server on command line

I am currently trying to connect my NAS on OSX 10.9.5 using the command line. This will work fine if I first connect my NAS using Finder: I select it in the "Shared" section of Finder's sidebar, click ...
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Copying a backup disk

I have 2 NAS drives. I want to copy all content from my old NAS to the new. There is about 800GB of data. First I tried using Finder to do the copy and received this error: The Finder can't ...
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OS X no longer connects to network shares

I have a Mac Mini that I use as my home's central media server. However, the actual media files are on my Synology NAS. To beef up performance and to make the connection to the NAS was kept I ...
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Deleting of old backups in Time machine

I have WD-My book world of 1TB and I struggled for some time to set it up correctly to use it as a disk for usage of time machine on Mac OS X Yosemite. My question is the following-what is the best ...
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Mounting an AFP network volume eventually freezes my Yosemite System

Ever since I upgraded to 10.10.2 shortly after boot my whole system becomes unusable. Any app that interacts with the volume freezes up such as Finder. Killing the Finder process does not fix the ...