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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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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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Not possible to create a sparsebundle image on a SMB mounted Volume

I'm trying to create a sparse bundle image from Disk Utility directly on my NAS (through a mounted smb volume): I then get the following error after a few seconds: Creating a sparseimage the same ...
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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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Indexing NAS with "mdutil -i on" with Sierra not working anymore

I used to index my NAS with the command line mdutil -i on. Ok, I know it's not perfect, but it worked for me. But since I updated to macOS Sierra it's not working anymore. If I type mdutil /Volumes/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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TimeMachine backups not found, image can't be inherited because an image with the same title already exists in the same folder

My TimeMachine thinks that the disk space on my external NAS is full and it can't do backups. I realized now that it only finds one old backup from May, and all older backups are seemingly gone. ...
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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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Sparsebundle backups displayed as folders with cryptic name on network drive

I just updated from Yosemite to El Capitan. I have two backups, one being done with Time Machine and one with Carbon Copy Cloner. Both sparsebundles are stored on a NAS (Synology DS213). After the ...
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I can’t connect to synology NAS in Finder via SSH tunnel

To be more precise, I'm stuck at the step when I try to connect the Mac to the NAS (Synology) It doesn’t load a share despite being able to connect in SSH via Terminal. My goal is to be able to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Remotely Access WD MyCloud EX2 Using Finder

We recently purchased a WD MyCloud EX2 NAS storage drive in my office. On our local network, we're able to use Finder>Go>Connect To Server, mount the drive, and access files simply through finder. ...
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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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Sparse bundle on NAS - can't open "Resource temporarily unavailable"

I just got a new Lacie NAS with their NAS OS 4. After making an initial Time Machine backup to this device I wanted to mount the resulting (encrypted) disk image but when doing so I just received an ...
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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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iTunes can no longer find music files after changing IP address of NAS

I have a problem with finding my music again in iTunes after the IP address was changed of my NAS where all my music resides. After switching internet providers, I changed the layout of my home ...
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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 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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The operation can’t be completed because the original item for “Foo” can’t be found

I have a little NAS at home which makes some volumes available through AFP. This all worked great. Until I shut it down for a while and reconnected it recently. I can see the device on the network ...
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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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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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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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Is Apple TV intelligent enough to stream directly from a NAS?

I'm considering purchasing an Apple TV. I understand that I need to include movies in iTunes in order to play them on the device. On my iMac, my movies are linked in iTunes over a shared drive to my ...
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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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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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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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