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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 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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Secure external WebDAV access to WD MyCloud [closed]

I would like to use a WD MyCloud EX2 Ultra to remotely access data. I don't like to access files in the browser (with works already) or with the WDsync App (since it's using space on my computer). I ...
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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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Migration Assistant from Time Backup is so slow [duplicate]

I've recently re-installed MacOS (clean installation of Catalina) on my iMac Late 2012 and everything was fine until I realised that I forgot tons of recently scanned images in the Doxie app which I ...
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Drobo share no longer shows up under /Volumes after updating to Mojave

I updated from Sierra to Mojave. Under Sierra, my Plex share on my Drobo 5N showed up under /Volumes/Plex. Now it shows up under /Volumes/Drobo5N/drb144401a00043/1/Plex. I'd much rather the simpler ...
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grow apfs container into an expanded iscsi disk?

I use a Synology NAS along with an iSCSI volume from my Mac on OS X mojave. I upped the physical disk sizes in my NAS, and using the NAS iscsi Utility, I upped the iscsi LUN from 6.44 tb to 9.66 tb. ...
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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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How do I stop Time Machine swamping my wifi network?

I use Time Machine to back up my MacBook Air to a Synology DiskStation NAS. This works fine, but because of the layout of my home I have to connect to my home network wirelessly. This means that when ...
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How to change the default login account on a NAS Share

I have a Synology NAS which is connecting with the NAS admin account when I log into my Mac. I would like to change the account to a user account. I have tried to disconnect and reconnect with the ...
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Unity Case sensitive file system on macOS

I have a NAS which has all of my unity projects on it, I recently bought a MacBook Pro and have connected it to my NAS so my laptop and computer now have their own cloud sorta thing. When I open the ...
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Really strange behavior creating a directory on SMB NAS share

I am setting up a Synology DS918+ for backing up a new iMac Pro with an Drobo 5D3 attached to it. I was working on backing up my Photos library from the Drobo using ChronoSync. ChronoSync was ...
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How to fix Time Machine claiming not being encrypted anymore?

My MacBook (10.13.6) is backing up via Time Machine to two separate NAS (Synology). This has worked fine for almost a year now, having Time Machine selecting one destination after the other. Since ...
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Prevent Time Machine From Resizing Disk Image?

I've been trying to get Time Machine to stop filling up my NAS with backups, but so far it seems determined to do-so no matter what. Since Time Machine fails spectacularly with Linux disk quotas, ...
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mounting NFS v4 results in “Invalid argument”

I recently bought a Synology NAS. I can mount via SMB and APS properly, but I can't make hard links. So I looked around and tried to use NFS. NFS ver3 does work, but Finder behaves strangely for some ...
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Alternative backup solution for macOS

I encountered this issue with Time Machine, so I Googled about alternative solutions, but I can't find one that's suitable for my need. I want the following: Interface: Both command line and GUI that'...
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Disable Time Machine Auto Cleaning

According to Apple, Time Machine removes all but one backup for every month, all but one backup for every week of the last month, and all but one backup for every day of the last week. I have plenty ...
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How do I transfer files fast over two network shares?

I have two shares (A, B) on the same volume on a synology NAS. I'm have the two shares mounted in finder, but when copying or moving files it takes forever, even with SMB3 on. I can of course use ...
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Sharing and Permissions - always shows “Fetching” instead of the user name

I am a basic Mac user, so please bear with me. I have a WD MyCloud EX2 to store large files and videos - over 10000 files, so searching is critical for me. The WD NAS, the iMac are connected via ...
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Network drive in finder sidebar disappears, is there's a way keep them in unmounted state?

I use Automator to mount my network drives on boot by following instructions from this link: http://osxdaily.com/2012/05/04/automatically-connect-to-network-drive-mac-os-x/ and then drag the drives ...
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How to check if any file on Volume Y is missing on Volume Z?

I have multiple external HDD's, many USB thumb drives, a boat load of SD cards and so on. I've not diligently kept everything centrally stored. This goes back years. I now want to clean up this mess ...
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System using old version of rSync instread of new version

I have a Mac computer and would like to send backups to a Synology NAS. Apple has rSync 2.6.9 pre-loaded with the operating system. I installed rSync 3.1.3 using HomeBrew as Synology Active Backup ...
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Check files on both HDDs on RAID 1 array

I just set up my LaCie 2big Thunderbolt as RAID 1 array. Is there a way I can look at both HDDs to confirm, that all my data is actually mirrored?
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How to connect to SMB network drive only when on network?

I use an SMB network drive as a Time Machine backup from a Macbook on my home network. What is the correct way of "lazily" connecting to that network drive so that it automatically connects when I'm ...
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How to enable Spotlight search in NAS attached folder with macOS Mojave 10.14.4?

I'm using Synology NAS for my file storage solution. It has been doing great, except one thing. I am unable to do Spotlight search to any of my network drive. I have enabled the indexing in my ...
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Mac network latency with NAS (not present with PC)

I am in a Creative Services workgroup connected to a WD MyCloudPR4100 that IT has setup to be our group's NAS. The issue is that occasionally the Macs in the group will lose their WiFi connection to ...
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Will Time Machine backup an iTunes library that's stored on a network share?

I store my iTunes library on a Synology NAS and access it from an SMB share. The library is larger the SSD in my Macbook, so I cannot store it locally. Does Time Machine back a library that is on a ...
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Can I move apps to home NAS and run its from NAS in my MBP 2017?

I've just bought MBP 2017 with 128Gb and I'm new to macOS. I know that I can use external HDD or sd-card to store and run apps from it. But I want to buy home NAS. Question is can I configure and use ...
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How Does Time Machine Check for “Runtime Corruption” and How Do I Reset It?

After working quite happily for months, Time Machine running with a NAS as a backup destination has suddenly decided that my backup is "corrupt" after failing a check for "runtime corruption" and is ...
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How to delete “invisible” files/folders (device backups)

I am trying to recover about 162 GB of drive space by deleting device backups from ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup on a MBP running El Capitan (10.11.6.) To be safe I dragged the ...
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TimeMachine Backup of APFS SSD in Mojave Never Completes

I am trying to setup up TimeMachine to a network attached storage (NAS) drive. My setup is successful, but like many others with an APFS partition (instead of HFS+), TimeMachine never completes the ...
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Large external HD array for a Mac mini with RAID to run the Mac mini as a NAS

I'm looking at getting a NAS to store about 12 TB of data (but would like expansion options in future). The main purpose of the NAS would be to: Backup Have cloud files like Google drive and ...
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NAS Server disconnecting from SMB connection

I can't figure it out: Every few minutes I have to connect to the NAS Synology (DS1517+), DSM number (DSM 6.2.1-23824) from my MacBook: Go>Connect to Server... then select the folders I need. ...
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Accessing a NAS device from Python code on Mac-OS [closed]

I have a NAS device that appears in Finder under the Shared devices so I can read and write to it just like any folder on my OSX drive with no need to provide authentication. How can I read and write ...
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Do LAN transfers use both Ethernet and WiFi by default?

So, I'm doing a 100+GB transfer over my LAN from my iMac to my NAS, I was simply wondering if it would utilize both the ethernet and the wifi for the transfer. If not, is there a way to enable ...
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IOS LAN SAMBA share access

A Western Digital MyCloud NAS is pinned on a LAN: is there any native IOS 12.X functionality that enables users to discover LAN-SAMBA resources and browse them (like OSX Finder)?
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'The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer' when connecting external hard drives

I have a Synology NAS that has failed and I won't be replacing it. It had two 4TB Western Digital Red hard drives. I've bought a dual hard drive disk reader on Amazon and inserted both hard drives ...
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TimeMachine backup broken after upgrading

After recently upgrading my Mac, TimeMachine started suggesting that it had verified the integrity of the backup and that I needed to start a new backup. I have my backup on a NAS mounted as afs on my ...
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Backup workflow from macOS to NAS?

I manage several Macs in an office which run a mixture of 10.10 - 10.13 (all latest sub versions). I'm looking for a backup solution / workflow so I can set automated backups for each machine to a ...
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Cannot backup Time Machine to Synology NAS due to “… problem with username or password.”

I'm setting up a Synology NAS running DSM 6.1. I only have SMB enabled (up to SMB 3) and enabled Bonjour for Time Machine discovery. I've setup my shares, set quotes, granted appropriate user read/...
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Copying Time Machine sparse bundle on NAS

Do to corruption problems with Time Machine on my Drobo NAS, I have decided to have two shares housing the TM backups so that they back up in a rotation. I have already completed the initial backup ...
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I'm using a 2008 Mac Pro as a home media server, how to get Wake On Network Access to work? [duplicate]

I'm trying to make use of an old Mac Pro with 10.6.8 I had lying around as a wireless home media server, backed up with Time Machine. I'm just using a standard Huawei router provided to me by my ISP. ...
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macOS High Sierra changing permissions of file(s) on NAS when opening

Hopefully some of you Mac gurus can provide a simple and quick answer. Here's the question: I have a Mac running High Sierra, connected to a primarily Windows network. On that network is a new Seagate ...
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Is it feasible to transition from external USB to NAS for data drive?

I have a basic 1Tb external drive plugged into the back of my 2012 MacMini. It works but is ugly. I've been considering for a while getting either a NAS, or just plugging a USB drive into the back of ...