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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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What's the best NAS for home usage with Macs?

Please share your experiences and reviews about NAS (Network-Attached Storage) below. In particular, rate their compatibility with Macs, OS X, iTunes, Time Machine, AppleTV, and other Apple-specific ...
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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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Is there a way to refresh a Finder file listing?

I love my Mac and how things generally just work. Now and again, however, one finds a few annoyances. My latest one is that I cannot find a refresh button anywhere to update a file listing in a Finder ...
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Time Machine keeps asking to create new backup?

Every time a backup completes I get this message - 'Time Machine completed a verification of your backups. To improve reliability, Time Machine must create a new backup for you.' I am backing up to ...
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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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finding the remote IP address used by a mounted SMB share

Using Finder, I have mounted an SMB share which resides on my NAS . When I use the mount command, the NAS is listed with the name it advertises (nas-smb). mbp:~ me$ mount /dev/disk0s2 on / (hfs, ...
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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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Mount network share (AFP/SMB) for multiple users (fast user switching)

i'm having the following problem with my network shares from my NAS (Synology 415+ if it matters) in Yosemite. At home, we have an iMac with two different users. I moved all of our media (music & ...
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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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What will happen if I copy more pictures to my iCloud account than my iPhone has in spare space?

I have lots of pictures and videos stored on a NAS (that isn't backed up). I want to move the pictures and videos to my iCloud account since I pay for increased storage on that and it will have better ...
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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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How to manage remote music library but at the same time have some music still on the MacBook (preferably in sync)?

How can I keep my whole music library on my NAS and comfortably access it and manage it there and at the same time have a music selection locally stored on my MacBook that I can manage while away and ...
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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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Synology NAS offer both AFP and SMB2, Mavericks always choose AFP

I have to keep AFP running for my TimeMachine backups, but would like my file shares to use SMB2 because it is much faster (better than double write speed in my tests). Is there a way to make ...
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Can I set up an Apple TV to receive content from a Synology NAS?

I have a Synology DS210j NAS. My music and movies are served from the NAS by its built-in iTunes server. The content is then available on my MacBook in iTunes / Sharing Library. I am looking for a ...
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El Capitan: Strange folder names on Synology NAS

We've upgraded some MacBooks to El Capitan, all the workstations here are connected to a NAS through AFP. All upgraded workstations now show a small amount of folders with strange names like; SBAK7C~...
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Permanently mapping a network drive on MacBook Pro?

THE QUESTIONS: How can I make my MacBook Pro automatically mount a network share when it wakes up? How can I make sure that when it is mounted it is mapped to the same path (/Volumes...) MY SETUP: ...
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Getting Time Machine backups working with an Iomega Home Cloud Edition NAS

I'm getting some strange behaviour from Time Machine since upgrading to Moutain Lion using the Iomega Home Cloud Edition NAS as the end point for the backups. Getting the first backup to complete ...
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Options to use iPad as remote photo viewing client

As it says here, I can use an iPad as a remote photo vieing client if I buy the WD My Book Live NAS. But I have an old NAS already and I wonder if there are any generic iPad apps that give similar ...
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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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Frequently get “The backup disk image “/Volumes/TimeMachine/MyMBPro.sparsebundle” is already in use” message

I have been plagued with this problem for well over a year, and am hoping someone can shed some light on what is going on. My setup is that I have a Macbook Pro that I use with a monitor while I'm ...
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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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Painfully slow to browse large list of subfolders via SMB and/or AFP

Having an issue where I have a folder on a QNAP NAS with over 68,000 subfolders within it. I can browse it quickly and almost instantaneously within Windows 7 via SMB, however in OSX 10.6.8 and 10.7....
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Can I encrypt data on an external hard drive without reformatting it first?

I back up to an external NAS drive with 2 partitions, one using time machine and the other superduper to make a bootable copy of my mac. I would like to encrypt the data on there but from what I've ...
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Time Machine to NAS, over internet

I have a Synology DiskStation NAS that I use for Time Machine backups on my LAN. I want to be able to back up when I'm away from home. I've tried: Connecting via L2TP VPN running on Synology ...
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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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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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Stop iTunes from creating a local library on start up

I'd like to store my iTunes Music Library on a USB drive connected to my time capsule to use it with my Macbook Air. The problem is, when the network drive with the library is not mounted or ...
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Storing and working off iphoto and itunes library on NAS?

I have the 2011 macbook air with 128gb ssd. Storage is low so i'm hoping to set up for the very first time, a NAS to host large files such as photo's (raw format), video's and music (lossless and aac ...
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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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Could a 'damaged' TimeMachine backup still be of any use?

I've got a Synology NAS here and a few months ago I sadly got the message, something like Time Machine backup is corrupt and therefor has to start a new backup. However, as my NAS is starting to ...
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Why does Finder interact so slowly with NAS?

I have a Synology NAS D213+. When I want to connect the NAS to my Mac, Finder mounts a new volume which behaves like a normal partition. But it interacts so slowly - I click on a folder, and it ...
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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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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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Permission Problems for copied files from NAS

I access my Synology NAS via AFP and can open/edit all of my files directly on it. But when I copy a file to my desktop I can't open it. Finder tells me I don't have appropriate permissions. When I ...
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Which NAS for Mac users?

i work for a company with a 'Mac' department (they are creative/graphics). At the moment they are using an old server mac with a shared Hard drive formatted in HFS+; i would like to buy a NAS with ...
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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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Low/no-cost, cross-platform alternatives to iSCSI and Fibre Channel

(My use case is using my RAID storage on a Linux workstation to store Time Machine backups and other data) I have investigated options for iSCSI, they are GlobalSAN and XtendSAN. Both are ...
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Move iTunes content from one machine to another

I have moved my (smallish) iTunes library off my MacBookAir onto a NAS drive. This works fine. Now I want to move songs from my large iTunes library into the new library and just have one library ...
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How do I mount a sparsebundle disk image that was created on another machine attached to the network?

I have a NAS drive attached to my router that is configured as Raid5. I also have three Mac's attached to that same router. In the Public folder on the NAS drive, I created a sparsebundle disk image ...
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Finder temporary freeze when copying to network drive (Mavericks)

Whenever I try to copy files (usually larger files from > 250MB) to my Synology NAS, Finder temporarily freezes for about 10 seconds and sometimes locks up till the whole file is copied. The file then ...
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Time Machine Error -36

I have a NAS device attached to my router. I'm using it as a backup device for my Mac Book Pro. I'm getting the following error: The backup disk image /Volumes/SHARE-1/MacBookPro.sparsebundle ...
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Make an XML iTunes Library working in a NAS server

I recently bought a QNAP NAS (TS-251) and everything is working fine. I'm now on the iTunes part of my setup and here is my tricky situation. I have a personal library I'm backuping that I would like ...
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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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How do I transfer my iPhone photos/videos to a NAS with afp-protocol?

How do I transfer my iPhone photos/videos to my NAS? I can connect to my NAS using afp-protocol. My current solution is to mount the NAS on my MacBook using cmd-k in Finder, then by using Image ...
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Applescript: Automatically check and remount server volume stopped working

Yesterday, I found a script that makes my Mac (MacBook Pro running El Capitan) automatically check for a volume on a server and remount it if the connection drops. I adapted it slightly to this, so my ...
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TIme Machine IP Change Loses Backup History

I have a time machine setup where the backup location is on a Synology NAS drive; having recently moved house, and ended up with a different router, I setup the NAS drive again, and it has a different ...
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How do I repair a corrupt Time Machine sparsebundle that is only showing the most recent backup?

I am trying to recover a nearly-2TB backup of a Mac, whose sparsebundle file was located on a NAS and suffered some corruption. I have followed the steps here, and the sparsebundle is now accessible ...
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Snow leopard server: use a NAS volume as share point

I have a mounted nas volume (/Volumes/Volume_1) and i would like to create a share point on this, so that it can be accessed via FTP or whatever. Yet, when in server admin > file sharing, I cannot ...
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Two iTunes installs pointing at the same NAS share

For many years, I have had a set of mp3 files on a NAS that I manually managed (I've been picky about artist/album/track naming). The two Macbooks in our house each have their own iTunes libraries (...