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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Build Mavericks-Compatible NAS for Scheduled, Wireless, Bootable Backups and Storing & Accessing Media across Local Devices

I have an early 2011 MacBook Pro running Mavericks (10.9.1) and an early 2008 MacBook Pro running 10.8.5. I want to build an NAS that allows me to wirelessly and automatically backup both machines ...
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How do you tell if Mavericks is talking to NAS over SMB or SMB2?

SMB2 is supposed to be faster than SMB, but how do you know which protocol is currently used?
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Tool to Consolidate Data on Multiple Hard Drives and List Differences Between Filesets

I have several hard drives I've used throughout the years to backup my data. Each one has a different folder structure and fileset. I now have a massive NAS that I want to consolidate all my data ...
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Time Machine backs up way too much, never finishes

I have a major problem with Time Machine. It started a few weeks ago when it started to back up too much data (strangely, only on backups after reboots). Last week, the backup volume ran out of space. ...
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Backup camcorder using Final Cut Pro or iMovie

I have a Canon Vixia HF11 HD camcorder, Synology DS213 NAS, MacBook Air, iMovie '11 and Final Cut Pro 10.0.9. I just backed up my camcorder using Final Cut Pro and ran into a couple problems: The ...
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Huge time machine backup on NAS needs to be compacted

I am backing up to a QNAP NAS latest firmware using their Time Machine functionality which works great. I run VMware Fusion and learned that it isn't a good idea to backup the VM's. My TM backup for ...
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Are there open source software that let OS X see a generic NAS as a Time Machine destination?

Is it possible to use "Time-Machine" with an external hard-drive through an IP? I have an external HD connected to a Raspberry Pi and I have installed SSH. What I am hoping to achieve is this: I ...
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NAS Shortcut won't stay in Favorites bar

In the past I had my network drive as a favorite in all Finder windows. Nowadays it doesn't work well. When I connect manually CMD + K and type afp://192.168.178.28 the NAS root will be directly ...
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How to connect to a NAS share using a different user name?

I have an iMac running OSX 10.6.8 that automounts a NAS share from a D-Link DNS-320 2-bay Network Attached Storage. On the NAS, both users "user1" and "user2" are members of group "group1". My user ...
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Why is the connection to my NAS really slow/unstable via local network IP but not via dyndns-IP?

I'm having a problem to connect my Macbook Air to my NAS. The NAS has Debian installed and can be reached by any other computer in the network. I can find the NAS on Finder. The NAS is listed in the ...
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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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Mac Mini with OS X Server v. a dedicated NAS [closed]

I'm debating on whether or not to get a Mac Mini, install OS X Server, run it headless, with storage attached v. Thunderbolt and use that for network access of photos v. a stand alone dedicated ...
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NAS recommendation [closed]

I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a 4-bay NAS with AFP/TimeMachine support and the ability for me to install s3cmd (a utility for simple S3 syncing). The reason I ask is simple: just having a ...
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iTunes Match and Library on NAS

I just got a new MacBookAir for my home. It will primarily be used at home with some occasional use out of the house. I would like to use the iTunes server on my Synology NAS to store a downloaded ...
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Reformat / resize an external hard drive removed from a NAS

I have a 3TB hard drive that I removed from a NAS that is only showing as 800MB on my Mac. Have tried Disk Utility (and terminal diskutil) but the hard drive keeps showing at the wrong size. ...
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How do I have two copies of iTunes using the same library?

I recently bought a MacBook Pro and I already have lots of media on my iMac. I don’t want to eat up the HD space on the MacBook Pro, but I also want to be able to use iTunes on my MacBook Pro with all ...
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How do I do Time Machine backups for multiple computers?

I have 4 Macs that need TimeMachine backups; they all run Snow Leopard, and it's unlikely that they will be upgraded to Lion/Mountain Lion anytime soon. Currently, they are all backed up to a bunch ...
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Why does a network volume have a “-1” at the end after upgrading to Lion?

I have a USB hard drive attached to an Airport Extreme called "Webb Family Network Storage." After upgrading to Lion, about 50% of the time, this volume will mount with a "-1" on the end, showing up ...
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How does access control work on Mac OS X

I would like to have user access rules on a central Music folder. In other words, I am the owner and editor and the kids can only copy downs music but certainly not change anything (like my tags). How ...
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Send Wake-On-Lan packets from Mac to Nas for TimeMachine backups

I have a NAS box that is "Wake On Lan" enabled. I'm struggling to find a way for to utilise this with my TimeMachine backups from my Mac (Mountain Lion). My intention is that may Mac will wake the ...
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Is it possible to store “on my mac” local folders on a network device?

==== System info: Model Name: MacBook Pro Processor Name: Intel Core i7 Processor Speed: 2.7 GHz Memory: 16 GB System Version: Mac OS X 10.6.8 (10K549) Network: GB ...
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iTunes can not find music anymore after changing IP address of NAS

I have a problem with finding my music again in iTunes after the IP address was changed of my NAS where all my music resides. After switching internet providers, I changed the layout of my home ...
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iPhoto '09 referenced library - modified files are saved locally?

I've been trying to organise my photos better on a NAS (QNAP) that is exposed as an AFP share. I've copied all the JPEGs into an organised structure on the NAS volume manually. I'd like the files on ...
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How to backup NAS using Time Machine

I just purchased a new Iomega NAS IX2-200 4TB. I need to regularly backup this NAS. Time Machine would be the best option. How do I setup so the Time Machine will backup this NAS to my external Hard ...
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How can I make Time Machine work with my Netgear WNDR3700 router?

The story is this: I just upgraded to Mac OS Lion and as it turns out it won't work with my Samba share in the way Snow Leopard used to, for TimeMachine backups. After a bit of Googling I found that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to find duplicate folder names and resolve naming conflicts in OS X?

I have my music collect on my NAS and would like to copy it to my laptop. When I try to copy the music folder and paste it to a new location on my laptop I get messages that OS X can't paste the ...
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How do I back up iTunes to an NAS device

I followed your questions/answers on how to backup iTunes to a different location. I am using an WDMyCloudEX2 NAS drive which shares music, videos and photos with all devices in the house. I have been ...
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Time Machine Backup to Raspberry Pi NAS crashes when backup being deleted

I hope this is the right place to put this as I'm not sure if it's a RPi issue or a Time Machine issue. Basically, what's happening is I have Raspberry Pi Model B set up with an external hdd to ...
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Apple TV loses links on a nas drive

My Apple TV works correctly, then seemingly at random will lose the link to the media files, the film appears on the list on the screen but when selected displays the following error message "an error ...
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Finder copies files in two steps and does it as a transaction

I need to organize thousands of files between different locations and there is an unpleasant issue with file copying from a local computer to a NAS. The problem is that Finder copies large bunch of ...
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Synology NAS - automatic mount in finder and permanent connection

I've recently buy Synology DS215j and for almost everything it works fine. But I have two problems with this and Mac OS X. First I must always first mount this NAS server in finder before using. ...
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Transferred “iTunes Media” folder to Synology NAS - constant data exchange

I just transferred my music library to a Synology NAS to share it with my macs. What I did: I (permanently) mounted my Synology shares as nfs on my iMac to get instant access to the music files. Then ...
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Route only required packets via VPN in OS X

I just bought a NAS which is connected to my router (AVM FRITZ!Box 7362). In my local network everything works fine, but I want to access the NAS also from other places like work via internet. As my ...
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Moved NAS, need to repoint iTunes

I had a fully working iTunes library, the .itl on my MBP, and music in my organised folders on my NAS share. This setup I would like to keep as iTunes manages my iPod but nothing else. So I don't ...
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How to fix Synology DSAssistant application start crash?

The http://find.synology.com/ service doesn't find a newly connected Synology NAS device. For that case this website suggest to download "Synology Assistant 5.2 5005 for Mac". After opening the ...
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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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Hide Shared Network Drive in Finder

Is there any way to hide a shared network drive in Finder? I don't want to hide all shared drives, just one. I am using an NAS server for backup purposes and I don't want users to be able see or eject ...
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itunes 12 renaming song database

I have a Nas with my iTunes library, /Volumes/music is my itunes mediafolder. I created one playlist and today I have something strange for some songs ...
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My NAS connected through AFP or SMB takes really long to load folders with many files?

I have a Thecus NAS N5550 connected to my Mac. When I open the folders it sometimes takes up to 30 seconds until i see anything in the folder. I'm using OSX (10.10.1) what is going on?
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iTunes locks up (library on NAS)

iTunes continually locks up on me. I have my library set to an external NAS, and I only launch iTunes when connected to this NAS. Any ideas why iTunes locks up - is it related to the library not ...
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How to repair time machine after it loses its history

I'm running Mavericks 10.9.4 on a MacBook Pro. I do time machine backups regularly to a Synology NAS (behind a Fritz Box router). This worked well all the time. The last backup has been made last ...