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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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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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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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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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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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Finder copies files in two steps and does it as a transaction

I need to organize thousands of files between different locations and there is an unpleasant issue with file copying from a local computer to a NAS. The problem is that Finder copies large bunch of ...
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Synology NAS - automatic mount in finder and permanent connection

I've recently buy Synology DS215j and for almost everything it works fine. But I have two problems with this and Mac OS X. First I must always first mount this NAS server in finder before using. ...
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iTunes locks up (library on NAS)

iTunes continually locks up on me. I have my library set to an external NAS, and I only launch iTunes when connected to this NAS. Any ideas why iTunes locks up - is it related to the library not ...
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How to free space on Time Machine on a Netgear NAS?

I have obsolete time machine backup file in Netgear NAS with another one. I cannot so just format or erase whole disk. I just need to delete the non-used file from taking disk space. I am running 10.6....
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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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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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How does access control work on Mac OS X

I would like to have user access rules on a central Music folder. In other words, I am the owner and editor and the kids can only copy downs music but certainly not change anything (like my tags). How ...
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Is it possible to store “on my mac” local folders on a network device?

==== System info: Model Name: MacBook Pro Processor Name: Intel Core i7 Processor Speed: 2.7 GHz Memory: 16 GB System Version: Mac OS X 10.6.8 (10K549) Network: GB ...
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iPhoto '09 referenced library - modified files are saved locally?

I've been trying to organise my photos better on a NAS (QNAP) that is exposed as an AFP share. I've copied all the JPEGs into an organised structure on the NAS volume manually. I'd like the files on ...
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How can I make Time Machine work with my Netgear WNDR3700 router?

The story is this: I just upgraded to Mac OS Lion and as it turns out it won't work with my Samba share in the way Snow Leopard used to, for TimeMachine backups. After a bit of Googling I found that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 +------------+-----------------+----------------...
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How to repair time machine after it loses its history

I'm running Mavericks 10.9.4 on a MacBook Pro. I do time machine backups regularly to a Synology NAS (behind a Fritz Box router). This worked well all the time. The last backup has been made last ...
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Running Parallels VMs from a NAS

As I don't have enough internal storage space on my MacBook Pro, I used to store my Parallels VMs on an external 500 GB HDD connected via Firewire 800. However, that drive eventually died, and I ...
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Copying 85000 files…(takes literally for ever)

So I have these 85000 files (totally 2.5gb) that I wish to copy from my Mac to my ReadyNAS NV+ [X-RAID] with RAIDiator 4.1.10 [1.00a043] It's a bunch of Matlab files. Anyway, it's like it cannot be ...
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How do i add music from a NAS to an iPhone?

I have a Nas system setup, i can play music through itunes with it but i can not add songs off my nas to a playlist in itunes or copy songs over to my iPhone. am i missing something here or does apple ...
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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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