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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 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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Debugging automounting (nfs)

Since setting up a linux nas and thinking that smb is always kinda annoying and slow, I went to set up nfs. On my Linux clients, this works fine. However on macOS (High Sierra) I edited all the config ...
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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 ...
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Finder takes forever to open a directory with a lot of subfolders on NTFS or NAS

On my external NTFS HDD I have my music collection with over 3800 artists in it, which is structured like this: /Music/Artist/Year - Album/, each artist as a separate sub-folder. When I try to open ...
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Time Machine backup to Synology NAS stuck on 'Waiting to complete first backup'

I recently bought a NAS (Synology DS218+) to help with backing up several Macs in my household using Time Machine. So far, each Mac has been backed up on individual hard drives. I am trying to ...
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How to stop AutoMounter from trying Network Shares on High Sierra?

On my MacOS 10.13.2 machine I am being inundated with network share login prompts literally every minute and they will not relent. If I ignore them and push them aside, they jump right back in my face....
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Synology NAS (DS218+) and Full Disk Encryption (FileVault2)?

I’m wondering, if there is a way to enable Whole Disk Encryption on a Synology NAS (in my case DS218+). Every topic regarding encryption on a Synology NAS addresses “Folder Encryption” rather than ...
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Trouble repairing a corrupt Time Machine sparsebundle on Synology NAS

I am having difficulty repairing a Time Machine backup. After upgrading from Sierra to High Sierra, the Mac had difficulty finishing Time Machine backups to the Synology NAS. Ultimately the Mac ...
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Why my Only NAS is shown as NAS-2 in Finder

I have been using my NAS named JBPersonalCloud for a while, and I always used Wi-Fi to connect to my home network. A few days ago, I connected my Mac to my home network via both Wi-Fi and Ethernet ...
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AFP client for MacOS to connect to AFP server to duplicate and share data with other users

I have been in struggle to set a system where I would be able to duplicate and share data with other users. Under SMB, I had a QSync client being used in MacOS, but seems like it cannot handle ...
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How to force Spotlight to import existing index instead of rebuilding (network share)?

I am having trouble to make Spotlight permanently work for network drives on both Sierra and High Sierra. I have a NAS (WD MyCloud, running some proprietary linux, kinda busybox) on my local network....
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How to move Time Machine backups from an AirPort Time Capsule to a NAS

What steps should be taken to move an existing Time Machine backup from an AirPort Time Capsule to a NAS? Apple describes how to do this when the source and destination are both AirPort Time Capsules:...
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Transfer speed much slower in Wi-Fi than Ethernet

I'm transferring a lot of pictures from my Macbook Pro to a local Synology NAS (DS116), using an FTP software named Transmit. I noticed that the upload speed is quite different between Wi-Fi and ...
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How do I play songs (with shuffle) stored on a NAS drive connected to my router?

I have a folder on a NAS drive connected to my wifi router with some mp3 files. Is there a simple way of playing them on mac with shuffle turned on? Can I use some lightweight mp3 player other than ...
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How to encrypt and sync folder between a NAS and 2 Macs [closed]

I have an iMac and a MacBook and also a Synology NAS that supports Btrfs. I would like to move my working documents inside a NAS shared folder that is sync with my computers. Synology provide Cloud ...
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What is it that I really need? [closed]

I have a few Apple devices (iMac, MBPs etc) in my home. All my devices are SSD backed and therefore I had to sacrifice in capacity. It occurred to me that I could have a secure central data storage ...
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How does encryption work when data is backed up to a NAS Time Machine backup?

I have a Linux machine which I'd like to use as a NAS backup, so I'm following this blog post by Sam Hewitt. My MacBook's drives are not encrypted with FileVault, and I'm on El Capitan 10.11.5. I am ...
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Reconnect to network drive on connection to network

I have a NAS and I connect to it as a network drive, however when I leave the house with the MacBook Pro and come back I have to manually remember to reconnect to the network drive. Is there anyway to ...
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AppleScript to rename subfolders

I have a file structure for photos which is Year >Date, then within each date folder I have RAW images plus a folder named 'jpg', which contains jpg copies of the RAW files. I need to move the jpg ...
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Time Machine error code 21 and 19, “Failed to mount… because the image could not be attached”

With macOS sierra (10.12.4), Time Machine backups to a Synology NAS are failing in the "preparing backup" phase. The UI messages aren't helpful, but console shows this error from backupd: Failed to ...
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Time Capsule & 3TB HDD Raid 1 setup

I have the Airport Time Capsule (3TB) connected to a 3TB HDD via the Airport Time Capsule's USB2 port. How can I set them up with RAID 1?
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TimeMachine backup gets stuck during “Preparing Backup”; can't mount .sparsebundle file

I've twice now tried to initiate a TimeMachine backup, and both times they got stuck during the "Preparing Backup..." stage. I think even on the same file, as shown in tmutil status which got stuck ...
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Mac can see Internet via Airport but does not back up with Time Machine

I manage 2 networks -- both are having seemingly identical problems. Everything worked well until shortly after Sierra upgrade. The problem I am trying to solve is that Time Machine is no longer ...
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Mount shared drives with different users

I have a Mac (Sierra with 1 user account) and a Synology NAS (DSM 6.0 with 2 user accounts), and I'd like to mount shares for both accounts on my Mac. So I wrote that script (and set it as startup ...
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Merging Time Machine backups onto a single drive

I have a RAID I've used for years as my Time Machine backup. Recently the volume I have my backups on got corrupted and unusable. I also have a TM backup on a NAS with about half a year of backups ...
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Airport Extreme - USB Disk as network disk for Windows and Mac, what format?

I want to share a USB disk via Airport Extreme as a network disk for our Mac and Windows environment. To read and write on the disk, I've set it up as FAT32 (max 4GB files) and I can connect with it ...
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backups.backupdb seems empty

I use a NAS (WD mycloud ex2) to backup my computer with time machine. Usually it works (more or less), but I am dealing now with a quite big issue. Now, I can mount the sparse.bundle file, but ...
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macOS Sierra and QNAP SMB share - Disk does not support Time Machine backups. (error 45)

Quote from macOS Sierra: Disks you can use with Time Machine If your backup disk is on a network, the network server can use Server Message Block (SMB) file sharing. Your Mac must be connected to ...
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OSX Lion AFP multiple requests to NAS

I've got 8 TB of NAS shared with a network of mostly MacOSX Lion iMacs via AFP. Right after opening the share, the computer starts to send an enormous amount of FPEnumerateExt2 requests, trying to ...
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What is the current method to set a larger cache size for VLC player on a Mac?

What is the current way to set the cache size to 10 or 20 seconds so that the video over network won't lag? Details: I have an NAS, and use it as a file server. Sometimes when I stream some files ...
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Time Machine failing: “an error occurred while copying files”

As of 1/1/2017, my Time Machine backups are failing with the following message: Time Machine couldn't complete the backup to "WDMyCloud". An error occurred while copying files. The problem may be ...