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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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Time Capsule & 3TB HDD Raid 1 setup

I have the Airport Time Capsule (3TB) connected to a 3TB HDD via the Airport Time Capsule's USB2 port. How can I set them up with RAID 1?
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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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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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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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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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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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OSX Lion AFP multiple requests to NAS

I've got 8 TB of NAS shared with a network of mostly MacOSX Lion iMacs via AFP. Right after opening the share, the computer starts to send an enormous amount of FPEnumerateExt2 requests, trying to ...
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What is the current method to set a larger cache size for VLC player on a Mac?

What is the current way to set the cache size to 10 or 20 seconds so that the video over network won't lag? Details: I have an NAS, and use it as a file server. Sometimes when I stream some files ...
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Time Machine failing: “an error occurred while copying files”

As of 1/1/2017, my Time Machine backups are failing with the following message: Time Machine couldn't complete the backup to "WDMyCloud". An error occurred while copying files. The problem may be ...
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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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Constant script/application for shared drive checking/mounting

I'm wondering where's a good place to start for this problem. I believe it might be achieved using apple script but admittedly I don't know its capabilities. Scenario: I have a NAS which I log in 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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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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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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Bash script to back up files

I am new to bash, so I'm a bit lost with this script I made to backup some directories from the local machine into a NAS. The NAS will contain only a certain number of backed up files, so before ...
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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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Can Time Machine backups become corrupted when backing up to a NAS?

Short question : When backing up you mac to via Time machine to a 3rd party NAS (non time capsule, but instead something like a Synology or Drobo NAS). Can the time machine backups become corrupted ...
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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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File Path on my NAS changing on Reboot

Hey guys thanks in advance I can't find help for this anywhere outside of an old thread mentioning mDNSresponder causing the problem needing to be replaced with DiscoveryD. They only recommend ...
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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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Should we use smb or cifs to connect to a Linux NAS?

If it is a Linux NAS (WD EX2100 or EX4100), should we use smb://MyCloud or cifs://MyCloud to connect to it if for some reason, it doesn't show up at the side panel of Finder? The above line is to ...
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Time machine can't find backup on Synology through Finder, but present when viewed through Synology disk station

I'm having a strange issue with Time Machine which is stored on a Synology ds215j. If I go to finder, I can navigate to the shared directory and see my girlfriend's time machine .sparsebundle file - ...
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Copying files to SMB share in Finder: Error code -36

I have a MacBook Air running OSX 10.11.6, and a WD My Cloud NAS device running Linux. It is no problem to copy files using a web interface, SFTP (i.e. SSH), and rsync. When using Finder to access the ...
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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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Get Spotlight to index a NAS

Is there a way to have Spotlight index the volumes on a NAS? I've used this: mdutil /Volumes/multimedia -i on. But results aren't there next time the system starts up. I'm running 10.11 on a Mac Pro ...
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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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NAS Mounted as AFP mounts an SMB connection by itself

I've been running into trouble recently with a NAS device, Seagate 5TB storage system with a Linux back-end. Whenever I connect to the device with an AFP connection, the drive connects with no issues, ...
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OS X randomly asking for NAS login after using mount_afp on Terminal

This is a very weird issue that is apparently so rare Google hasn't been any help in finding a clue as to why this happens or how to fix it. I use mount_afp on Terminal to mount the music directory ...
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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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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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Use Automator for saving file on NAS, what happen if NAS is not accessible?

I'm still new with OS X and have learned how to use Automator for zipping a folder in one file, named with date, on my Hard Disk. I saved the set of actions as an app. I'm planning to use Calendar to ...
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Drobo file listing no showing

I have a Drobo that has a ton of my personal information on it. I've recently had some issues with it and it had to rebuild its entire structure I believe. It took about 2 days before it finally ...
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Internet through a NAS and Time Capsule

I have tried to use my Time Capsule as external storage and backup but finally realized it's not working very well. It is very slow. So, I think I'm gonna buy a Synology NAS as most people ...
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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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Large (800 GB) Disk Image on Time Capsule as pseudo-NAS?

I am considering getting a new Time Capsule (2TB) as a basic/pseudo NAS, in addition to a target for Time Machine for two macs. My macs each have a 500 GB ssd. Neither are currently even half full, ...
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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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Transferring file creation dates to an Asustor NAS

I have just purchased a new Asustor 7004T network attached storage device, which I had hoped to use as an archive for the massive quantity of files I have spread across multiple computers and external ...
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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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Finder reverts to SMB for shares set up as AFP

My Mac Mini running the El Capitan (10.11.1) connects to my Synology DS 1515+ via AFP as follows; afp://c9_nas.local. Finder recognizes the NAS as a fellow Mac when performing a get info. (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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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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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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Trouble moving tons of files from OS X server attached RAID to NAS

I am trying to move many thousands of files to a Synology NAS. Thanks to excellent posts here and superuser, I have been using rsync a lot. But in this case, I'm getting a very high failure rate due ...
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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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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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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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Indexing a NAS volume [duplicate]

I've just bought a QNAP NAS for my Mac Pro (late 2013) running Yosemite, to replace some older direct-attached storage I'd been using previously. I'm very happy with it so far, but one thing I didn't ...
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How to find duplicate folder names and resolve naming conflicts in OS X?

I have my music collect on my NAS and would like to copy it to my laptop. When I try to copy the music folder and paste it to a new location on my laptop I get messages that OS X can't paste the ...
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How can I make my finder refresh a NAS volume mounted using AFP?

Regrettably I'm using a WD EX2 on my bridged home network (current and 4th gen Airport Extremes), and the finder doesn't refresh my AFP volumes. The NAS is attached on the 4th gen APE. Anyone have a ...