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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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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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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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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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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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Access to a specific directory failed with El Capitan and Synology NAS

After I upgraded my mac to 10.11, access to my download directory on my Synology NAS is denied. Finder said "The origin element of Download can't find". My other Mac on Yosemite, and my Windows 10 PC, ...
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Connect to server on command line

I am currently trying to connect my NAS on OSX 10.9.5 using the command line. This will work fine if I first connect my NAS using Finder: I select it in the "Shared" section of Finder's sidebar, click ...
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Need help moving iTunes data to updated computer when music resides on NAS

I've had my iTunes collection on my NAS for years which is shared between several computers in my house. Computers and mobile devices can access the iTunes library. One Mac mini is used as the "...
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Mavericks not keeping “Arrange by” when view NAS items

I am set my finder to always show in Column view and with "Arrange By" set to Kind and "Sort By" set to name. The problem is, when I open up my Synology NAS folder, the "Arrange By" has reverted ...
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Backup Synology NAS to multiple external drives using OSX Server

I want to backup my NAS (currently one folder around 5tb, one about 1tb) to external drives. I tried using gnutar (installed using homebrew) which in theory does what I want, but it can't update 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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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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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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Is there any way to mirror two files on different drives?

Lately, I've been using VeraCrypt to create virtual disks and store them on my NAS. I want to use this as my backup solution to store all my photos, documents, etc. However, I also want to have a copy ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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OS X / macOS doesn't connect to NAS

I have problems getting a Mac-Mini to connect to our QNAP NAS over Wifi. It once worked. As it's my wife's Mac and she doesn't care about backups or whatsoever, I don't know since when it actually ...
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Connect to external drive wirelessly, securely and easily

I'm moving from using a laptop as my sole computer (MBP, early 2011) to having two active computers (the MBP and an iMac). Instead of keeping all my data on my MBP, I'd like it all on an external ...
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Mounting an AFP network volume eventually freezes my Yosemite System

Ever since I upgraded to 10.10.2 shortly after boot my whole system becomes unusable. Any app that interacts with the volume freezes up such as Finder. Killing the Finder process does not fix the ...
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Music app that integrates well with Synology NAS

I'm looking for music software that will work well integrating with a large (~1TB) music collection on a Synology device. Requirements: Fast searching Fast connection adapts happily to NAS being ...
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Mac preventing loading Java site

I am trying to administer my Western Digital MyBookLife home network drive, using the Java based admin console provided by WD. The console is a web application served up from the drive itself. ...
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Consumer NAS supporting Spotlight search?

Is there a consumer-level NAS (e.g. making a NAS out of a Mac Mini is at the other end of the spectrum) that supports Spotlight search? That is, searching for the contents within files without needing ...
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How do you tell if Mavericks is talking to NAS over SMB or SMB2?

SMB2 is supposed to be faster than SMB, but how do you know which protocol is currently used?
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Time Machine backs up way too much, never finishes

I have a major problem with Time Machine. It started a few weeks ago when it started to back up too much data (strangely, only on backups after reboots). Last week, the backup volume ran out of space. ...
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Huge time machine backup on NAS needs to be compacted

I am backing up to a QNAP NAS latest firmware using their Time Machine functionality which works great. I run VMware Fusion and learned that it isn't a good idea to backup the VM's. My TM backup for ...
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NAS Shortcut won't stay in Favorites bar

In the past I had my network drive as a favorite in all Finder windows. Nowadays it doesn't work well. When I connect manually CMD + K and type afp://192.168.178.28 the NAS root will be directly ...
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Why is the connection to my NAS really slow/unstable via local network IP but not via dyndns-IP?

I'm having a problem to connect my Macbook Air to my NAS. The NAS has Debian installed and can be reached by any other computer in the network. I can find the NAS on Finder. The NAS is listed in the ...
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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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Time Machine free space and capacity “stuck”

The problem My Time Machine keeps reporting as 44 GB free of 300 GB so it can't backup. Even after I delete all the backups and the sparsebundle itself. No matter what, it always says the same ...
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OS X no longer connects to network shares

I have a Mac Mini that I use as my home's central media server. However, the actual media files are on my Synology NAS. To beef up performance and to make the connection to the NAS was kept I ...
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Moved NAS, need to repoint iTunes

I had a fully working iTunes library, the .itl on my MBP, and music in my organised folders on my NAS share. This setup I would like to keep as iTunes manages my iPod but nothing else. So I don't ...
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How to fix Synology DSAssistant application start crash?

The http://find.synology.com/ service doesn't find a newly connected Synology NAS device. For that case this website suggest to download "Synology Assistant 5.2 5005 for Mac". After opening the ...
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itunes 12 renaming song database

I have a Nas with my iTunes library, /Volumes/music is my itunes mediafolder. I created one playlist and today I have something strange for some songs +------------+-----------------+----------------...