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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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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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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Why can't Safari connect to “server.local”, when Firefox and Chrome can? Is mDNS the reason?

I have a new file server freenas.local. I can connect to it fine with Firefox and Chrome web browsers, but not with Safari browser. The server is announcing correctly on mDNS, as measured by Firefox ...
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Help with time capsule. Second time

Hi all Ive managed to setp up my time capsule that I can connect to it and access my external HDD from it, but this is all on the network I made from the airport utilty screen. Im using a 2019 MBP and ...
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Problem after moving iTunes libraries between NAS drives

Brief Summary of Problem Transfer of an iTunes music library from an old NAS drive to a new one resulted in message of the type “unable to connect to old NAS drive address” when trying to play music ...
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Unity Case sensitive file system on macOS

I have a NAS which has all of my unity projects on it, I recently bought a MacBook Pro and have connected it to my NAS so my laptop and computer now have their own cloud sorta thing. When I open the ...
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How do I mount a Synology remote folder on iPad running iOS 13.3

I have a number of shared folders on a Synology drive which I can mount without any issues on a couple of different Macbooks running different versions of Mac OSX. I am assuming the folders are ...
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Change Icons of Safari-Tabs

I have a Synology NAS and there I have several services running. E.g. my Unifi Controller, Home Assistant, Plex, ... So all of them have the same IP address, but a different port. Safari though thinks ...
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iTunes Sever on Synology NAS and Apple Music

I have a Synology NAS that's running an iTunes server. It was setup by my brother and it works. I can share this library with my different Macs around the house (do the models matter)? Anyway, I ...
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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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Connect to server - password syntax (symbols) confusing the expression

I'd like to connect to my local server using the following expression in Finder/Go/Connect to server: afp://username:password@serverIP.local My password is using characters which I'm pretty sure are ...
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Prevent Time Machine From Resizing Disk Image?

I've been trying to get Time Machine to stop filling up my NAS with backups, but so far it seems determined to do-so no matter what. Since Time Machine fails spectacularly with Linux disk quotas, ...
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How to backup NAS using Time Machine

I just purchased a new Iomega NAS IX2-200 4TB. I need to regularly backup this NAS. Time Machine would be the best option. How do I setup so the Time Machine will backup this NAS to my external Hard ...
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Cannot Connect to local HTTP Servers - Synology

I have a network including multiple machines - PCs, Android, iOS, Mac devices and a Synology. My mac is running Catalina 10.15.4. Everything connects to the Synology fine except the Mac over http or ...
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Creating a static route through a specific interface

My problem involves a High Sierra Mac Pro, a NAS and an old house. Things are like this: Mac Pro and NAS sit close together, and are connected via bonded Ethernet through a switch allowing for ultra-...
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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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Finder hangs hard when accessing some files on NAS via SMB

I have a new Synology NAS that I'm accessing over SMB3 (AFP is completely disabled on the NAS). When accessing some files on the NAS, Finder, as well as any app that tries to show an Open/Save dialog ...
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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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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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Deleting a file on the NAS says “delete immediately” but it is still on the NAS's recycle bin?

I have a WD NAS, and sometimes I right click a file and choose "Move to Trash", a box pops up saying the file will be deleted immediately (and cannot be undone). So I thought I released the space. ...
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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 use Network Utility to troubleshoot SMB issue over VPN

What commands could I use with Network Utility to figure where SMB file sharing is being blocked over a VPN connection? A successful connection is able to be established from a remote VPN client to ...
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Tags in Finder Sidebar not showing results

On my NAS I added custom tags to some items via Finder. After I enabled indexing on that volume manually in Terminal, Smart Folders searching for a specific tag in one of the folders now work and also ...
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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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Drive Mounting Issues on Mac OS [duplicate]

Why is that when I copy the path of a URL by holding control ⌃ + option ⌥ + command ⌘ and sending it to someone in my network, on a network attached storage, it mounts a drive of the subfolder instead ...
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How can I mount a network share on a schedule?

I have two macs, that need to mount each other's respective network shares but also both need to restart every night. The trouble is, neither computer can mount the other until the other is fully ...
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Standard backup solution for my Apple devices [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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Really strange behavior creating a directory on SMB NAS share

I am setting up a Synology DS918+ for backing up a new iMac Pro with an Drobo 5D3 attached to it. I was working on backing up my Photos library from the Drobo using ChronoSync. ChronoSync was ...
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Catalina No Longer Connects To Windows 10 NAS

Everything was fine under Mojave, but when I upgraded to Catalina my Mac can no longer connect to my Windows 10 NAS. It's not the NAS because I have other Windows 10 and even Raspberry Pis connecting ...
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How do I remove an old NAS/FIle Server?

First I am new to Mac after 20+ years of Windows so I admit I am struggling. I was an expert on Windows and seem to be lost on MAC. I have a Macbook pro with Catalina OS. I am trying to remove a bad ...
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How to fix Time Machine claiming not being encrypted anymore?

My MacBook (10.13.6) is backing up via Time Machine to two separate NAS (Synology). This has worked fine for almost a year now, having Time Machine selecting one destination after the other. Since ...
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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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How to delete from shared drive without confimation?

Is there a way to delete files/folders from a shared drive, i.e. a NAS drive, without the confirmation dialog popping up?
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Unable to restore Time Machine backup to a different computer

I have a MacBook Pro 2017 that was sent for replacement. The system was always synced with Time Machine. I have a temporary MacBook Pro 2017 I am trying to restore to, but I can't get it to work. ...
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macOS with SMB server : timeout value?

I've a NAS with SMB share, and a macOS 10.14.6 client. How much time the client should be able to stay connected to the SMB network share (wired, not wifi, of course)? My computer got disconnected ...
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How can I have multiple connections through AFP?

I have a Synology NAS and I always connect to it through AFP. I enter my login and password and I can access all the shares. Recently, I have started to use TimeMachine and I created a user for it ...
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Finder shows different folder sizes, and number of items

I am having a strange issue.. I have a Synology server, whose mounts are attached via smb in my Mac. There somewhere I have a folder, which I want to copy paste to another external hard drive, which ...
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What causes macOS Music app to freeze on NAS stored media files?

Using macOS Music (formerly iTunes), I have a library with database files stored on the local drive and some media files stored on a Drobo 5N NAS device. In macOS Catalina, any attempt to modify the ...
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mounting NFS v4 results in “Invalid argument”

I recently bought a Synology NAS. I can mount via SMB and APS properly, but I can't make hard links. So I looked around and tried to use NFS. NFS ver3 does work, but Finder behaves strangely for some ...
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Is it possible to remobe _afpovertcp._tcp.local from ser name?

I'm connecting to a WD MyCloud NAS over my local network. When I connect using the IP I get a clean address like afp://192.168.0.20/folder/file, which is nice, but when I connect using the server name,...
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Reconnect to SMB share does not work after resume from sleep (Catalina, Synology NAS)

After "resume from sleep" my MacBook Pro can not reconnect to an SMB share on a Synology NAS Server. The operation can’t be completed because the original item for “XYZ” can’t be found. This ...
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Wireless & Automatic photo sync from iPhone to Macos

I've got a puzzle you can hopefully help me solve. I would like to: automatically back up my iPhone photos to my NAS without using the internet (so no cloud services etc.) iOS 13.1.2 WD EX2 Ultra ...
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Moving/Editing iTunes XML file path, off of mapped network drive

I have a similar problem to this post, but slightly different so I'm asking separately. iTunes: Move files off a network drive I'm transitioning from Windows to Mac. Current iTunes music files are ...
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How do I mount a sparse bundle from an NAS

I am in a bit of tight spot. I backed up my MacBook Pro using Time Machine onto my QNAP NAS before receiving a new MacBook Pro from my employer. Both were running Mojave. I have admin rights, but they ...
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What is the best (fastest) way to connect my iMac Late 2012 to a Synology NAS?

I have an iMac Late 2012 with Thunderbolt 2 and USB3.0 ports and a Synology NAS DS916+ with USB 3.0 and eSATA ports. Currently both devices connected to a router by wire (1Gbps). I do backups of my ...
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Migration Assistant from Time Backup is so slow [duplicate]

I've recently re-installed MacOS (clean installation of Catalina) on my iMac Late 2012 and everything was fine until I realised that I forgot tons of recently scanned images in the Doxie app which I ...
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Use time machine with different MacOS versions and a NAS

I'm going to buy a NAS to back-up different pcs (~15) with Apple time-machine but I'm facing different doubth regarding compatibilities, and possible issues. I will include informations regarding ...
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Drobo share no longer shows up under /Volumes after updating to Mojave

I updated from Sierra to Mojave. Under Sierra, my Plex share on my Drobo 5N showed up under /Volumes/Plex. Now it shows up under /Volumes/Drobo5N/drb144401a00043/1/Plex. I'd much rather the simpler ...
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grow apfs container into an expanded iscsi disk?

I use a Synology NAS along with an iSCSI volume from my Mac on OS X mojave. I upped the physical disk sizes in my NAS, and using the NAS iscsi Utility, I upped the iscsi LUN from 6.44 tb to 9.66 tb. ...
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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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