Questions tagged [nas]

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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How to quickly rename files on NAS

I have recently added a Qnap (Linux) NAS to my Mac OS environment, as the main file server. I realized many of the Mac OS files have / characters, that do not behave well in Linux, as they disappear ...
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Force Google Chrome to store password on insecure HTTPS website (NAS)

I have a synology NAS, and I enabled https web portal for safety reasons (I enabled quickconnect). For some reason, Google Chrome thinks that the certificate it uses is insecure (NET::...
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Time Machine errors “deleting backup” on NAS

I was wondering if anyone had seen errors like the following. I’m on Big Sur 11.1, Time Machine to a Synology NAS which was started after the upgrade (so it should definitely be APFS). I’ve been ...
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“iTunes media folder location” keeps reverting to local storage instead of persisting the NAS location, how to stop this?

I have my iTunes music held on a NAS box and apart from severe lag times, it works fine, however, occasionally iTunes just switches the 'media folder location' back to the local machine without even ...
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Seagate Ironwolf NAS 4tb drive Error: -69877: Couldn't open device

I am a relative newbie setting up a NAS unit to host my Wordpress website in attempt to speed it up from my slow hosting provider. I have a Synology 118+ and the above mentioned drive. I am attempting ...
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Adding external wired NAS to Time Capsule

First, I have none of this equipment, so I can't just test it and see ..Yet. I Know I could hack a Time Capsule into a RaidBox via SATA/eSATA connector, But that's not the route I'd like to go. If you ...
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How can I connect to a local NAS whilst connected to a remote VPN?

Scenario: My work Macbook Pro uses Cisco AnyConnect to connect to my employers VPN from home. I am running macOS Catalina on the Macbook Pro I have a NAS connected to my home LAN Macbook Pro is ...
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Automator move all subfolders of Documents to network share

I want to move all of the content of my Documents folder to a network share named documents (Synology NAS) once a week, keeping the same folder structure that I have on my Mac at the destination. The ...
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Is it possible to configure Time Machine to encrypt network backups?

Since NASes as usually 24/7 online, there is a certain risk of being hacked/compromised and it's not wise to rely solely on the drive's encryption inside of the NAS. Is it possible to set up Time ...
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Will ext4 formatted disk configured as Time Machine over SMB be recognised as Time Machine disk when directly attached?

I've bought a new router (LinkSys WRT32x), flashed OpenWRT onto it, and set it up as a NAS server with a disk attached (formatted in ext4 because OpenWRT is a Linux distro). I have the disk recognised ...
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How to connect to a particular share after automatic connection to a network drive after a Mac start up?

There are solutions I can find how to automatically connect to a network drive whenever the Mac starts up, such as smb://synology.local But this drive has many shares, such as Public, Private and ...
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How to benchmark a NAS from a Mac (Neither fio nor bonnie++ work)

I want to test the performance of a NAS before and after I change its setup. I have found two tools for this, fio and bonnie++. The problem is that they are both broken on Mac right now (and have been ...
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Desktop icon for mounted NAS volume changes location and it annoys me

Question relates to the desktop icon for a mounted networked drive. MacOS 10.14.6 - Seagate NAS SMB - Computer stays on and is set to never sleep. Airport Extreme. I mount the drive/volume and I get ...
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How do i repair a corrupt drive without losing data

I was copying data from an old ds112 Synology hard drive to a new install on a ds112 due to board failure of the other one. I have the old drive in a caddy and was successfully copying data when I ...
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Synology Time Machine Out of Space — Why won't it delete old backups

I am using a DS620slim for Time Machine backups. I've created a shared folder with a specific user and a disk space quota to prevent time machine from consuming all my NAS space. I've now reached the ...
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Very slow time machine backup to NAS (small files?)

[Nb. more-or-less identical question posted to ServerFault.] I am backing up my 2019 15" MacBook Pro to a Synology DS416 NAS. The NAS is wired to my NetGear Orbi router, correctly showing 1000 ...
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Access to Lenovo ix2 (NAS) is extremely slow when mounted in Finder

I'm trying to mount a NAS share (Lenovo ix2) with the Finder in MacOS Catalina 10.15.6. If I try to connect to such a server, all runs smoothly. However, once I'm in, when I try to open up folders ...
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Permissions errors when using launchd to run rsync between local drive and afp network drive

I am trying to sync a local directory to my NAS that is mounted via the afp protocol as a drive. I am using rsync. When I run the command from the terminal, it works fine. However, when I try to run ...
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Why can't Safari connect to “server.local”, when Firefox and Chrome can? Is mDNS the reason?

I have a new file server freenas.local. I can connect to it fine with Firefox and Chrome web browsers, but not with Safari browser. The server is announcing correctly on mDNS, as measured by Firefox ...
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Help with time capsule. Second time

Hi all Ive managed to setp up my time capsule that I can connect to it and access my external HDD from it, but this is all on the network I made from the airport utilty screen. Im using a 2019 MBP and ...
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Quick search in NAS. Which software for overview?

We use a NAS in our small company to acces our files from different locations. Searching within the NAS does not work well due to the amount of data stored and slow internet connection. So if we're ...
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Problem after moving iTunes libraries between NAS drives

Brief Summary of Problem Transfer of an iTunes music library from an old NAS drive to a new one resulted in message of the type “unable to connect to old NAS drive address” when trying to play music ...
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How do I mount a Synology remote folder on iPad running iOS 13.3

I have a number of shared folders on a Synology drive which I can mount without any issues on a couple of different Macbooks running different versions of Mac OSX. I am assuming the folders are ...
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Change Icons of Safari-Tabs

I have a Synology NAS and there I have several services running. E.g. my Unifi Controller, Home Assistant, Plex, ... So all of them have the same IP address, but a different port. Safari though thinks ...
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iTunes Sever on Synology NAS and Apple Music

I have a Synology NAS that's running an iTunes server. It was setup by my brother and it works. I can share this library with my different Macs around the house (do the models matter)? Anyway, I ...
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Connect to server - password syntax (symbols) confusing the expression

I'd like to connect to my local server using the following expression in Finder/Go/Connect to server: afp://username:password@serverIP.local My password is using characters which I'm pretty sure are ...
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Cannot Connect to local HTTP Servers - Synology

I have a network including multiple machines - PCs, Android, iOS, Mac devices and a Synology. My mac is running Catalina 10.15.4. Everything connects to the Synology fine except the Mac over http or ...
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Finder hangs hard when accessing some files on NAS via SMB

I have a new Synology NAS that I'm accessing over SMB3 (AFP is completely disabled on the NAS). When accessing some files on the NAS, Finder, as well as any app that tries to show an Open/Save dialog ...
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MacBook Pro Unable to Connect to QNAP NAS

I am trying to find out why my MacBook Pro will not connect to my QNAP NAS. When attempting to use Finder in macOS to access the files on the NAS, it tries to connect but fails each time. When ...
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Creating a static route through a specific interface

My problem involves a High Sierra Mac Pro, a NAS and an old house. Things are like this: Mac Pro and NAS sit close together, and are connected via bonded Ethernet through a switch allowing for ultra-...
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Deleting a file on the NAS says “delete immediately” but it is still on the NAS's recycle bin?

I have a WD NAS, and sometimes I right click a file and choose "Move to Trash", a box pops up saying the file will be deleted immediately (and cannot be undone). So I thought I released the space. ...
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How to use Network Utility to troubleshoot SMB issue over VPN

What commands could I use with Network Utility to figure where SMB file sharing is being blocked over a VPN connection? A successful connection is able to be established from a remote VPN client to ...
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Tags in Finder Sidebar not showing results

On my NAS I added custom tags to some items via Finder. After I enabled indexing on that volume manually in Terminal, Smart Folders searching for a specific tag in one of the folders now work and also ...
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Drive Mounting Issues on Mac OS [duplicate]

Why is that when I copy the path of a URL by holding control ⌃ + option ⌥ + command ⌘ and sending it to someone in my network, on a network attached storage, it mounts a drive of the subfolder instead ...
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How can I mount a network share on a schedule?

I have two macs, that need to mount each other's respective network shares but also both need to restart every night. The trouble is, neither computer can mount the other until the other is fully ...
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Catalina No Longer Connects To Windows 10 NAS

Everything was fine under Mojave, but when I upgraded to Catalina my Mac can no longer connect to my Windows 10 NAS. It's not the NAS because I have other Windows 10 and even Raspberry Pis connecting ...
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How do I remove an old NAS/FIle Server?

First I am new to Mac after 20+ years of Windows so I admit I am struggling. I was an expert on Windows and seem to be lost on MAC. I have a Macbook pro with Catalina OS. I am trying to remove a bad ...
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How to delete from shared drive without confimation?

Is there a way to delete files/folders from a shared drive, i.e. a NAS drive, without the confirmation dialog popping up?
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Unable to restore Time Machine backup to a different computer

I have a MacBook Pro 2017 that was sent for replacement. The system was always synced with Time Machine. I have a temporary MacBook Pro 2017 I am trying to restore to, but I can't get it to work. ...
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macOS with SMB server : timeout value?

I've a NAS with SMB share, and a macOS 10.14.6 client. How much time the client should be able to stay connected to the SMB network share (wired, not wifi, of course)? My computer got disconnected ...
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How can I have multiple connections through AFP?

I have a Synology NAS and I always connect to it through AFP. I enter my login and password and I can access all the shares. Recently, I have started to use TimeMachine and I created a user for it ...
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Finder shows different folder sizes, and number of items

I am having a strange issue.. I have a Synology server, whose mounts are attached via smb in my Mac. There somewhere I have a folder, which I want to copy paste to another external hard drive, which ...
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What causes macOS Music app to freeze on NAS stored media files?

Using macOS Music (formerly iTunes), I have a library with database files stored on the local drive and some media files stored on a Drobo 5N NAS device. In macOS Catalina, any attempt to modify the ...
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Is it possible to remobe _afpovertcp._tcp.local from ser name?

I'm connecting to a WD MyCloud NAS over my local network. When I connect using the IP I get a clean address like afp://192.168.0.20/folder/file, which is nice, but when I connect using the server name,...
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Wireless & Automatic photo sync from iPhone to Macos

I've got a puzzle you can hopefully help me solve. I would like to: automatically back up my iPhone photos to my NAS without using the internet (so no cloud services etc.) iOS 13.1.2 WD EX2 Ultra ...
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Moving/Editing iTunes XML file path, off of mapped network drive

I have a similar problem to this post, but slightly different so I'm asking separately. iTunes: Move files off a network drive I'm transitioning from Windows to Mac. Current iTunes music files are ...
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How do I mount a sparse bundle from an NAS

I am in a bit of tight spot. I backed up my MacBook Pro using Time Machine onto my QNAP NAS before receiving a new MacBook Pro from my employer. Both were running Mojave. I have admin rights, but they ...
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Reconnect to SMB share does not work after resume from sleep (Catalina, Synology NAS)

After "resume from sleep" my MacBook Pro can not reconnect to an SMB share on a Synology NAS Server. The operation can’t be completed because the original item for “XYZ” can’t be found. This ...
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What is the best (fastest) way to connect my iMac Late 2012 to a Synology NAS?

I have an iMac Late 2012 with Thunderbolt 2 and USB3.0 ports and a Synology NAS DS916+ with USB 3.0 and eSATA ports. Currently both devices connected to a router by wire (1Gbps). I do backups of my ...
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Use time machine with different MacOS versions and a NAS

I'm going to buy a NAS to back-up different pcs (~15) with Apple time-machine but I'm facing different doubth regarding compatibilities, and possible issues. I will include informations regarding ...

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