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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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"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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Automatically map drives after signing into MBP

On my home network, I've got a Synology NAS that I use to host my music as well as to back up my MBP with Time Machine. On my MBP, I've set up iTunes to look at the shared folder on my NAS. I've also ...
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Files created from my M1 Macbook on a Synology NAS get the wrong 'owner'

I connect to the NAS via AFP (NFS is not working for me.) The problem started after the last software upgrade on my M1 Macbook (version 12.0.1.) The files I create get owner 1026 (guest.) I am user ...
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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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Discrepancy between Time Machine estimated size and actual size

I recently started a new Time Machine (TM) backup on a NAS (running Big Sur 11.5.2). While the first backup was running, it seemed to hang a little more than halfway through the backup, then suddenly ...
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How long should it take to copy/move a 2.1 TB Time Machine Backup folder?

I have my Time Machine backup on an external directly attached disk and I am moving it now to a sparsebundle on a NAS (in order to continue using the TM backup there). I have initiated the copying by ...
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use remote network volume as time machine source [duplicate]

I have a network volume that I would like to back up using Time Machine. Is this possible? If so, how? I've done some searching and all information I've found has been for using the remote volume as a ...
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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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Can I use a MacBook as a server with the lid closed?

I have an old MacBook laying around, and I wonder if it's possible to use it safely when the lid is closed? I want to run it as a network device, store files in my home network on it etc. Is there a ...
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How to set up Time Machine to back up to a specific folder in my Synology NAS?

I'm trying to set up Time Machine to back up to my Synology NAS. I need it to back up to this folder: /Shared/BACKUPs/MacBookPro2010 So on my Mac I go to Finder -> Go -> Connect to server and ...
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Time Machine won't sync after moving backup to new destination

I migrated from a custom-built Ubuntu machine to a QNAP TS-431 and therefore archived the Time Machine .backupbundle directory of my MacBook to a tarball and moved it to a network share on the NAS ...
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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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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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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. My Mac runs 10.15.6 and it completed backups a day ago without issue. I've created a shared folder with a specific user and a disk space quota to ...
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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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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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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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