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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hdiutil compact failed - internal error

I am trying to compact a TimeMachine sparsebundle (to reclaim space) using sudo hdiutil compact /Volumes/TimeMachine/MyMac.sparsebundle and the error message that I receive is: hdiutil: compact ...
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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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DIY equivalent for iCloud Photos

I would like to automagically sync my photos and movies to a home NAS in a manner similar to iCloud Photos. Given that my iPad's SSD is smaller than my new iPhone, I would like to have fine control ...
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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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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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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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MacOS/OSX loses connection to shared NAS drive

I am using El Capitan (latest version) on a Mac Mini and have setup a shared drive to my Synology NAS. The connection uses SMB (have also tried AFP). Problem: after a period of time (hours / days) ...
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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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Spotlight not working with Netgear ReadyNAS

I am unable to search AFP shares on a netgear NAS device using spotlight. Spotlight reverts to the default local hard drive. "Shared" is not user selectable. The NAS is using the latest Netgear OS V6. ...
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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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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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Automatically shrink existing Time Machine Backup to a fixed size

I googled for hours to find a solution for this issue, but I couldn't find an answer that fitted for my problem. My setup: I have an iMac with a ~1TB Hard Drive I'm backing it up via Time Machine to ...
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Deleting of old backups in Time machine

I have WD-My book world of 1TB and I struggled for some time to set it up correctly to use it as a disk for usage of time machine on Mac OS X Yosemite. My question is the following-what is the best ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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Issues with files and folders with names containing umlauts

I have just noticed some issues browsing my external music collection using Finder, certain artists folders were missing. Going to iTerm and lsing the folder I got this as the initial report: ls ...
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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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How can I get iTunes Library to stay pointed to my NAS?

I recently moved my iTunes library to my Netgear ReadyNAS NV+ (all relevant file operations on the NAS are using AFP protocol). The library had previously been on my Mac Pro, in my ~/Music directory. ...
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Is it possible to use an Apple Time Capsule just as a network attached backup drive and not a router?

Short Question : Is it possible to use an Apple Time Capsule just as a network attached backup drive and not a router? Background : We want to use a separate router to manage a more complex ...
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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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Tool to Consolidate Data on Multiple Hard Drives and List Differences Between Filesets

I have several hard drives I've used throughout the years to backup my data. Each one has a different folder structure and fileset. I now have a massive NAS that I want to consolidate all my data onto....
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Unable to connect Time Machine to WD MyCloud EX2 on Sierra

I updated to Sierra yesterday and now my Time Machine backups to my WD MyCloud EX2 NAS aren't working any more. Scheduled backups get stuck in "Looking for backup disk..." in Time Machine preferences. ...
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Why does “kernel[0]: AFP_VFS afpfs_vnop_ioctl: afpfs_FindForkRef failed -1” pour from MusicBrainz Picard when writing to my AFP NAS server?

I have a very odd failure. The app MusicBrainz Picard 1.3.2, when writing modified audio files to a Network Attached Storage (NAS_ file server, will sometimes spew hundreds of this message. While ...
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Backup camcorder using Final Cut Pro or iMovie

I have a Canon Vixia HF11 HD camcorder, Synology DS213 NAS, MacBook Air, iMovie '11 and Final Cut Pro 10.0.9. I just backed up my camcorder using Final Cut Pro and ran into a couple problems: The ...
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OSX partitions wiped by NAS RAID

So I messed up when I thought it would be a good idea to stick some hard drives into my NAS. It's now changed the partition table to a RAID0 one and my data has vanished. What are my best chances of ...
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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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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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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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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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Setting up CrashPlan with NAS drive attached to Airport Extreme?

I have one of the new (well it's not so new anymore) Airport Extremes with ac wireless. I am using Crashplan to back up my data online, but I also want a more local backup -- so I would like to hook ...
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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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Single DHCP server using Airport Express as primary router and Time Time Capsule in bridge mode

I use an Airport Express as primary router - i.e. attached to the modem - and a Time Capsule for back up but also as secondary router in bridge mode to extend the wireless network beyond the reach of ...
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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 ...