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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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Possible to access old Seagate Central NAS from iPad?

Does anyone know of a way to browse and open files in a private area on an old Seagate Central NAS using e.g. Files on an iPad? The NAS is circa 2014; at the time it provided iOS apps, they appear to ...
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Moving media from downloaded Apple Photos library into Synology Photos with a minimal metadata loss

Problem: I have an almost 2TB Apple Photos library already downloaded onto an external drive. I wanted to migrate this library into Synology Photos without re-downloading it from the internet. ...
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Time Machine fails to back up to NAS with error "The backup disk image could not be created."

On Monterey 12.7.4, I have used Time Machine to back up to an external hard drive. However, I would like to set up an additional network backup location so I don't have to remember to plug in my ...
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Remove shared NAS drive from MacBook Air

I set up a share on to a NAS on our home LAN on my wife's MacBook Air using the admin account of the NAS. This gives her access to every folder on the NAS as this screenshot shows: I just want her ...
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Errant behavior in distribution of '.DS_Store' files

I am currently using macOS Ventura. According to "About this Mac", I am using ver. 13.6.5. Like some of you, I also employ a NAS (network file server+) for backups and general file storage. ...
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IPAD Files App accessing Synology NAS

For quite some time I have been able to access PC generated files backed up to my Synology NAS from an IPAD using the Files app. Now however I can only access the top directly level Once I select a ...
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Connection to Synology AD server succeeds under iOS but fails under iPadOS

I have set up a Synology NAS as an AD server and have successfully connected a Macbook, 2 Windows PCs and an Ubuntu PC to the domain. I don‘t know of any way to include iPads in the domain, but it is ...
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What is the proper configuration for mounting Synology shares over NFS, without case-sensitivity?

I've ran out of disk space (heh). So, I cleverly mounted some shares via NFS (which is blindingly fast compared to any other type of file sharing, thanks to the advanced support macOS has for NFSv4, ...
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Time Machine always stalling at about 96%, spends a long time reading from NAS backup disk

Just after upgrading to macOS Sonoma, I've noticed that Time Machine has been getting stuck at around 96% completion on its hourly backups. It spends 10s of minutes apparently slowly reading from my ...
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Mac Studio and Macbook Pro keep losing connection to Synology NAS

I recently got a Mac Studio and also upgraded my old Synology box (10 year old DS413) to a DS1522+. We have used our Synology for Time Machine backups, and continue to do so, but are now seeing ...
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difficulties with file metadata (mode, modtime) on NAS under SMB

I just got a new NAS (Synology DS923+), and my Mac was able to see it and write data to it right away. The Mac is running Ventura 13.0. I do most of my work from the command line in a Terminal window....
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SMB Server on Ubuntu is transferring to and from my Mac really slowly

I have an iMac from mid-2011 with Ubuntu 23.04 on it, with an SMB server set up on it. When I connect to this server via my MacBook Pro (running macOS Monterey) in Finder, it's extremely slow to copy ...
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Kernel Panic - RSYNC 3.2.7 - While backing up to (SMB) Network Drive/NAS

Kernel Panic / Crash using rsync 3.2.7 I am trying to do this with Launch Control but it also crashes when I run this script from Terminal: #!/bin/zsh /opt/homebrew/Cellar/rsync/3.2.7_1/bin/rsync -...
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Time Machine (M1, MBP 2021) keeps failing across drives: "Failed to create volume info from disk 'missingURLForRemounting"

I've been stumped by an issue with my time machine. Roughly 6 months ago all time machines backups stopped working across all HDDs I have: Two separate NAS Time machines Two separate external hard ...
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Time Machine fails to delete older backups on a network-attached volume

I have a TrueNAS server set to expose an SMB share (configured with the multi-user Time Machine template) and (now) ACLs allowing all actions (including read/write/modify/delete) on that volume for ...
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macOS as server OS: possible to create iSCSI target LUNs?

One option for a home lab/server/NAS is to use a Mac Mini oder Studio with external Thunderbolt gear like the OWC Thunderbay Flex 8 and a Thunderbolt 10GbE SFP+ adapter. Every solution has advantages ...
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Time Machine fails in Power Nap

2020 13" Pro M1 connected to QNAP NAS. If I manually run Time Machine it works just fine. However, it doesn't work in Power Nap. I used TimeMachineEditor to schedule a backup at 2am but it never ...
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TimeMachine restore: Can select backup, but get "No macOS system backups were found"

The SSD on my 2015 MacBook Pro died, and I got it replaced with a used SSD from another MacBook containing Catalina. The machine boots now normally, ready to restore from backup. I tried to restore ...
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Finder won't remember the view settings for smb folders

macOS 13.1 (22C65) My default settings for all Finder folders that I already set list view group by kind sort by name I have the Synology NAS, and it mounted to Finder via SMB like smb://synologynas ...
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Is it possible to safely put a Mac Photos.app library on a NAS?

A few months back, I moved my ~500GB Photos (the default macOS app) library over to my Synology NAS (DS920+ running 7.1 or whatever is latest as of late 2022). It appeared that all was fine, but I ...
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Marta File Manager: How to access network drives?

I have been looking for a nice two-pane file manager (like Total Commander) and like Marta - super sleek and slim, does what I need... except for accessing my network drives. In finder, I can see my ...
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I don't have access to diskstation [closed]

I took out the pc (after years of use) and put in an imac. I have a diskstation ds212j which is wired directly to the mac and it shows me an ip. however, the imac does not see it on the network, but I ...
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How to backup multiple Macs with a single USB drive without attaching to network?

I have multiple Macs backing up to a NAS. The NAS is backing up to an off site server. Problem is, the network Time Machine backups are unreliable (in my experience), often getting corrupted, and not ...
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USB NAS not showing as a device in macOS. Systeminfo sees it as USB Device

I'm trying to connect an old USB NAS with my Macbook Air 2020 (m1). It only has USB-C Ports, so I'm using an active Thunderbolt USB Switch with usb support connected in between. I connected the NAS to ...
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mount NAS drive at a specified mount point & make it persistent?

I've looked at a few of the entries in the "Similar Questions" field when starting this question, but they didn't help. I need to mount a network drive to a mount point I have created in /...
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Store users of multiple macs on network drive

Is that a thing with macOS? I know that is (was?) somehow possible on windows. I would like to have all user accounts of different Macs on a network drive (NAS), so everybody could log in to their own ...
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How do I ensure that my Mac mini will *always* connect to my Synology NAS with the username and password saved in the Keychain?

I have a Mac mini - Intel i5 Mid 2011 - running MacOS High Sierra - the latest version of the OS it will allow to run - with all suitable software updates. I have a Mac admin user with a username and ...
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Space manager is invalid on APFS volume inside sparebundle on NAS

I cannot get the sparsebundle to mount on my synology NAS drive, the error returned suggests that it's corrupted. I have re-installed macOS and I'm looking to restore the files from the backup. ...
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How can I remove a persistent attempt by macOS to auto-mount network volume after it was removed from the Users & Groups login items

I have a 2019 MacBook Pro running macOS Monterey 12.3.1 I used to have an item for my user in System Preferences>Users & Groups>Login Items that would auto-mount my NAS volume using my ...
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Monterey Time Machine backups to Synology result in umount 100% cpu

I'm using a Synology NAS as a target for Time Machine backup on macOS Monterey. Quite frequently, this results in an unkillable umount spinning a core at 100%. This started after I upgraded my ...
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"To improve reliability TimeMachine must create a new back up" leads to "there isn't enough space on xxxx" where xxxx has twice the capacity required

So I clicked on the 'make new backup' button thinking it would solve the issue it was complaining about and now it tells me that "there is not enough space on XXXX" to do this. My iMac has a ...
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Using a HDD for TimeMachine on both NAS and via USB

Is it possible to have a HDD for TimeMachine and using it on a NAS? I'm running OpenMediaVault on an ARM-SBC on Linux. I want to be able to remove the drive from the NAS and plug it into the Mac in ...
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Time Machine shows no backup after backing up

After having set up my new Macbook Pro 2021 (macOS Monterey 12.1) with migrating data over from my old Macbook Pro, I started a new Time Machine backup on NAS. The backup took several hours and ...
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Time Machine backup

I have a Time Machine backup on a USB ssd I would like to move the backup to a NAS. However, every article I have seen about moving Time Machine backups refer to Backups.backupdb file/folder. When I ...
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Best type of disk image to use on NAS to archive Mac system copies on a NAS

I bought a shiny new NAS with plenty of space. I also have quit a few old pysical external hard drives with bootable macOS system copies: I always make a copy of my system which I store away when I ...
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Want to display SMB share as folder instead of drive

What I'm trying to do is mount an SMB share to a user directory created for it. Eventually, I want to replace a Mac's Pictures directory with the contents of a NAS. I want it to look to the user as if ...
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Time Machine stopped worked with "failed to unmount file"

I use a Synology NAS to backup my family's MacBooks. Two are still working fine, but one of them was unable to make a backup for about a week. Because the other two MacBooks are still fine I am pretty ...
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Can't Get Time Machine Sparsebundle to Open in Time Machine

I had an old 2017 MacBook Pro that was wiped and sent away. My problem is I need to get a file from a Time Machine backup that I have of that machine stored on my Synology NAS. I use this NAS as a ...
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MBP can only connect to B-BOX-3V+ SMB share once, not twice or more

The setup: 8TB drive partitioned into 2 partitions of which one is 3.99TB (NAS-HOME) This drive is hooked up to a Proximus (ISP) B-BOX-3V+ (router) USB1 port The partition is formatted EXT3 as the ...
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Does Apple Time Machine encrypt the backup on the client or the server / target?

I have a Time Machine NAS on a Raspberry Pi 4B with samba. Can you please explain to me how does Time Machine encrypt backups on NAS disk? I'm trying to figure out if encryption and decryption are ...
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NFS There was a problem connecting to the server

I have this message: There was a problem connecting to the server ... contact your System Administrator. Whenever I try Finder > Go > Connect to Server > nfs://192.168.1.100/mnt/nfs-share If ...
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Time Machine requires huge amount of storage

So I have a MBP 16' with 1TB SSD running Big Sur. Right now it has 731GB space available so a total of ~270GB used. I setup a SMB for Time Machine backup on my Synology NAS. It has 1.4TB of free space ...
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Connecting to a NAS

I'm trying to set up a new NAS. I'm using an old DNR-326 with 2 4TB drives. I have formated them as Standard RAID type. And that is how far I can go from the NAS management frontend. So, when I try to ...
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macOS cannot resolve LAN computer name, only via IP, but Windows can

I notice the titled issue since I changed modem/router, it seems macOS depends on router's nameserver(192.168.1.1) to resolve LAN computer name. At macOS: System Preference/Network/DNS, the DNS ...
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Transfer videos over Wifi to NAS

Today on my Android phone, I take videos of my kids, 5-10GB weekly, and then move them with xPlore application to the NAS (synology) over the 5G Wifi internal network. I have a new iPhone XR iOS 14.6 ...
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Apps ask for NAS credentials on startup

On system security councilor's advice on my Synology NAS, I have disabled the admin account and replaced it by a different account with admin privileges. Since that time, various apps on MacOS ask for ...
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Finder has trouble mounting folders with special characters

I know in general it's bad to name files and folders with special characters. As an example: I created a folder on our NAS and named it test% so far so good, no error on creating it like "you can'...
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Time Machine stopped recognising backups on the NAS storage and does not make new backups anymore

I have a disk that is attached as a NAS storage to Time Machine. It's just a hard drive connected to my router. I started doing Time Machine backups to this disk rather recently and until several days ...
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Mounting Sparse Bundle on NFS Share

Background I have a Seagate BlackArmor NAS220 running Debian. I would like to use the NAS as a target for Time Machine backups from my Mac (2020 Mac mini M1). I have used disk utility to create a 500 ...
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How to troubleshoot WD My Cloud Home connection

I've got a WD My Cloud Home that I use as my personal NAS. I installed the software WD Discovery (in a Mac Mini with OS version 10.11.6) so it could detect such device. Until now, it has been working ...
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