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Table of Contents
1.Introduction............................................................................................................ 6
2. Your LaCie Ethernet Disk........................................................................................ 7
2.1.Minimum System Requirements................................................................................................... 7
2.2.Box Content.............................................................................................................................. 8
2.3.Front Panel............................................................................................................................... 9
2.4.Rear Panel.............................................................................................................................. 10
3. Setting Up Your LaCie Ethernet Disk..................................................................... 11
3.1.Stand-alone Installation........................................................................................................... 11
3.2.Rack Installation...................................................................................................................... 11
4. Installing Your LaCie Ethernet Disk....................................................................... 12
4.1.Connecting the LaCie Ethernet Disk to Your Network................................................................. 12
4.2.Turning On Your LaCie Ethernet Disk........................................................................................ 12
5. Configuring Your LaCie Ethernet Disk.................................................................. 13
5.1.Connecting Using LaCie Network Assistant................................................................................ 13
5.2.Configuring the LaCie Ethernet Disk on a Network Without a DHCP Server.................................. 15
5.3.Using Ethernet Disk with Apple’s Time Machine™...................................................................... 16
6. Accessing Your Ethernet Disk Over the Network................................................... 17
6.1.Accessing Shared Folders......................................................................................................... 17
6.1.1. Other Connection Methods........................................................................................... 18
6.2.Connecting Via HTTP or FTP.................................................................................................... 20
6.3.Connecting with an FTP Client.................................................................................................. 20
7. Using the Web Administration Page..................................................................... 21
7.1.Accessing the Web Administration Page.................................................................................... 21
7.2.Wizard Mode and Advanced Mode.......................................................................................... 22
7.3.Using the Wizard Mode........................................................................................................... 22
7.3.1. Creating a Share: “Share Name”................................................................................... 22
7.3.2.Username.................................................................................................................... 23
7.3.3.Confirmation................................................................................................................ 23
7.3.4. Set-up Complete.......................................................................................................... 24
7.4.Using the Advanced Mode....................................................................................................... 24
7.4.1. Changing the Name and Location of the LaCie Ethernet Disk........................................... 24
7.4.2. Setting the Date and Time............................................................................................. 25
7.4.3. Sharing Your LaCie Ethernet Disk in Advanced Mode....................................................... 26
7.5.Shutting Down the Ethernet Disk............................................................................................... 28
8. Advanced Management of Users, Groups and Shares.......................................... 29
8.1.Listing Local Users................................................................................................................... 29
8.1.1. Creating a User............................................................................................................ 29
8.1.2. Editing a User............................................................................................................... 29
8.1.3. Deleting a User............................................................................................................ 29
8.2.Listing Local Groups................................................................................................................ 30
8.2.1. Creating a Group......................................................................................................... 30
8.2.2. Editing a Group............................................................................................................ 30
8.2.3. Deleting a Group......................................................................................................... 30
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8.3.Listing Local Shares................................................................................................................. 31
8.3.1. Creating a Share.......................................................................................................... 31
8.3.2. Editing a Share............................................................................................................. 31
8.3.3. Deleting a Share........................................................................................................... 31
8.3.4. Deleting a Broken Share................................................................................................ 31
9. Managing Your LaCie Ethernet Disk..................................................................... 32
9.1.Checking Your Server Configuration......................................................................................... 32
9.2.Changing the Administrator’s Password..................................................................................... 33
9.3.Enabling/Disabling Guest Accounts.......................................................................................... 33
9.4.Rebooting Your Server............................................................................................................. 34
9.5.Shutting Down Your Server....................................................................................................... 34
9.6.Changing Your Network Configuration..................................................................................... 35
9.7.Formatting Disks..................................................................................................................... 36
9.8.Defragmenting Disks............................................................................................................... 37
9.9.Backing Up LaCie Ethernet Disk Using the Built-In Backup Engine............................................... 38
9.9.1. Backing Up With the Built-In Backup Engine.................................................................... 38
9.9.2. Recovering Files Using The Built-In Backup Engine........................................................... 39
9.10. Backing Up Disks Using Third-party Software Programs............................................................ 41
9.11. Uploading a New Version of the System Software.................................................................... 41
9.12. Restoring Your LaCie Ethernet Disk......................................................................................... 42
10.Adding Additional Storage Space......................................................................... 43
11.Using the LaCie Shell............................................................................................ 44
11.1. Accessing the LaCie Shell Using Remote Desktop (Windows).................................................... 45
11.2. Accessing the LaCie Shell Using Remote Desktop for Mac OS X................................................ 46
11.3.Firewall................................................................................................................................ 47
11.4. Back Up the LaCie Ethernet Disk onto other NAS Devices......................................................... 47
11.5.Diagnostics.......................................................................................................................... 49
11.6. Logging Off the System via Remote Desktop (Windows and Macintosh)..................................... 51
12.Troubleshooting................................................................................................... 52
13.Contacting Customer Support............................................................................... 54
13.1. LaCie Technical Support Contacts.......................................................................................... 55
14.Restoring Your Ethernet Disk Using the LaCie Restore CD.................................... 56
15.Warranty.............................................................................................................. 58
16.Glossary............................................................................................................... 59
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Copyright © 2011 LaCie. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may
be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any
means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without
the prior written consent of LaCie.
Trademarks
Apple, Mac, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Computer,
Inc. Microsoft, Windows 98, Windows
98 SE, Windows 2000, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows XP and Windows
Vista are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Other trademarks
mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners.
Changes
The material in this document is for information only and subject to change
without notice. While reasonable efforts
have been made in the preparation of
this document to assure its accuracy,
LaCie assumes no liability resulting from
errors or omissions in this document,
or from the use of the information contained herein. LaCie reserves the right to
make changes or revisions in the product design or the product manual without reservation and without obligation to
notify any person of such revisions and
changes.
Canada Compliance Statement
This Class A digital apparatus meets all
requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
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FCC Statement
LaCie Ethernet Disk
Tested to comply with
FCC standards for
home or office use
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
1. The devices may not cause harmful
interference
2. The devices must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested
and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. However, there
is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try and correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
✦✦ Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
✦✦ Increase the separation between
the equipment and receiver.
✦✦ Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
✦✦ Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
110427v1.1
Modifications to this product not autho-
rized by LaCie could void the FCC &
Industry Canada regulations and negate
your authority to operate the product.
Manufacturer’s
Declaration for CE
Certification
We, LaCie, solemnly declare that this
product conforms to the following European directives: 2004/108/EC (EMC),
and 2006/95/EC (Safety)
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CAUTION: Modifications not authorized by the manufacturer may void the
user’s authority to operate this device.
Your LaCie Ethernet Disk contains
no user-serviceable parts. If it appears to be malfunctioning, have
it inspected by a qualified LaCie
Technical Support representative.
CAUTION: This LaCie hard drive’s
warranty may be void as a result of the
failure to respect the precautions listed
above.
✦✦ Never expose your device to rain,
or use it near water, or in damp or
wet conditions. Never place objects
containing liquids on the LaCie
Ethernet Disk, as they may spill into
its openings. Doing so increases
the risk of electrical shock, shortcircuiting, fire or personal injury.
This symbol on the product or on its packaging
indicates that this product
must not be disposed of
with your other household
waste. Instead, it is your responsibility
to dispose of your waste equipment by
handing it over to a designed collection
point for the recycling of waste electrical
and electronic equipment. The separate
collection and recycling of your waste
equipment at the time of disposal will
help to conserve natural resources and
ensure that it is recycled in a manner
that protects human health and the environment. For more information about
where you can drop off your waste
equipment for recycling, please contact your local city office, your household waste disposal service, or the shop
where you purchased the product.
Health and Safety
Precautions
✦✦ Only qualified persons are authorized to carry out maintenance on
this device.
✦✦ Read this User’s Guide carefully,
and follow the correct procedure
when setting up the device.
✦✦ Do not open your LaCie Ethernet
Disk or attempt to disassemble or
modify it. Never insert any metallic
object into the drive to avoid any
risk of electrical shock, fire, shortcircuiting or dangerous emissions.
✦✦ Make sure that the computer and
LaCie Ethernet Disk are electrically
grounded. If the devices are not
grounded, there is an increased
risk of electrical shock.
General Use
Precautions
✦✦ Do not expose the LaCie Ethernet
Disk to temperatures outside the
range of 5° C to 35° C (41° F to
95° F). Doing so may damage the
LaCie Ethernet Disk or disfigure
its casing. Avoid placing your LaCie Ethernet Disk near a source of
heat or exposing it to sunlight (even
through a window). Inversely, placing your LaCie Ethernet Disk in an
environment that is too cold or humid may damage the unit.
✦✦ Always unplug the LaCie Ethernet
Disk from the electrical outlet if
there is a risk of lightning or if it
will be unused for an extended period of time. Otherwise, there is an
increased risk of electrical shock,
short-circuiting or fire.
✦✦ Use only the power supply shipped
with the device.
✦✦ Do not use the LaCie Ethernet
Disk near other electrical appliances such as televisions, radios
or speakers. Doing so may cause
interference which will adversely
affect the operation of the other
products.
✦✦ Do not place the LaCie Ethernet
Disk near sources of magnetic
interference, such as computer
displays, televisions or speakers.
Magnetic interference can affect
the operation and stability of your
LaCie Ethernet Disk.
✦✦ Do not place heavy objects on top
of the LaCie Ethernet Disk or use
excessive force on it.
✦✦ Never use excessive force on your
LaCie Ethernet Disk. If you detect a
problem, consult the 12. Troubleshooting section in this manual.
✦✦ Protect your LaCie Ethernet Disk
from excessive exposure to dust
during use or storage. Dust can
build up inside the device, increasing the risk of damage or malfunction.
✦✦ Never use benzene, paint thinners, detergent or other chemical
products to clean the outside of the
LaCie Ethernet Disk. Such products
will disfigure and discolor the casing. Instead, use a soft, dry cloth to
wipe the device.
CAUTION: A shielded-type power
cord is required in order to meet FCC
emission limits and also to prevent interference to the nearby radio and television reception. It is essential that only
the supplied power cord be used.
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IMPORTANT INFO: Any loss, corruption or destruction of data while
using a LaCie drive is the sole responsibility of the user, and under no circumstances will LaCie be held liable
for the recovery or restoration of this
data. To help prevent the loss of your
data, LaCie highly recommends that
you keep TWO copies of your data;
one copy on your external hard drive,
for instance, and a second copy either
on your internal hard drive, another external hard drive or some other form of
removable storage media. LaCie offers
a complete line of CD and DVD drives.
If you would like more information on
backup, please refer to our website.
IMPORTANT
INFO: 1GB =
1,000,000,000
bytes.
1TB
=
1,000,000,000,000 bytes. Once formatted, the actual available storage
capacity varies depending on operating environment (typically 10-15%
less).
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1.Introduction
Share information across diverse platforms, over a network or
over the Web. The LaCie Ethernet Disk is the first hard drive that
can be connected to a network, without any technical expertise. You’ll be able to easily communicate by sharing content
with others over a network to collaborate on multiple projects for
greater workgroup productivity. Just plug the LaCie Ethernet Disk
to any Ethernet, or Gigabit Ethernet, port and start sharing the
disk among as many as 25 users at the same time.
Open a new world of connectivity and flexible information
management by instantly adding storage space to users on a
network, and expand the capacity by simply daisy-chaining additional Hi-Speed USB 2.0 hard drives. Powered by Windows
XP® Embedded, the LaCie Ethernet Disk
is affordable, secure and compatible with
all platforms, including Windows, Mac,
Linux and UNIX.
The LaCie Ethernet Disk was designed to
easily integrate into any environment. Engineered to be rack mountable, you can
quickly and easily place the LaCie Ethernet Disk into your standard 19-inch computer equipment racks, or if you prefer seamlessly incorporate it into workstation configurations as a standalone or stackable device.
With all it can do for you, we’re confident that your LaCie Ethernet Disk will quickly become an important tool in your day-today
business and personal computing.
TECHNICAL NOTE: While the LaCie Ethernet Disk supports 25
users connected simultaneously, it is highly recommended that not
all 25 users transfer files at the same time because this may cause
the system to become overloaded. LaCie recommends that no
more than 10 users transfer files at the same time. Gigabit speeds
available only on models with Gigabit Ethernet port.
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2.Your LaCie Ethernet Disk
2.1. Minimum System
Requirements
Client’s Minimum Requirements:
•• TCP/IP enabled network
•• Microsoft Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP
•• Mac OS 9.x, 10.x
•• Any computer with a browser
•• Any computer with an FTP client
LaCie Network Assistant’s Minimum Requirements:
•• Microsoft Windows XP and Vista
•• Mac OS 10.3 or higher
•• Linux version with a graphic environment
•• UNIX version with a graphic environment and Java 1.1.x
or higher
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2.2. Box Content
1. LaCie Ethernet Disk
2. Ethernet cable
1
3. Power cable
4. LaCie Ethernet Disk Utilities CD-ROM
READY
H DISK
5. Quick Install Guide
IMPORTANT INFO: Please save your packaging. In the event
that the drive should need to be repaired or serviced, it must be
returned in its original packaging.
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3
4
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2.3. Front Panel
1
READY
2
1. Power Button – Used to turn the LaCie Ethernet Disk on
and off. You can turn on the Ethernet Disk by pressing the
Power button (see 4.2. Turning On Your LaCie Ethernet
Disk). You can also shutdown the Ethernet Disk by pressing
the power button on the front of the drive once the LaCie
Ethernet Disk will shutdown shortly afterwards. In an emergency you can force the LaCie Ethernet Disk to shutdown by
pressing and holding in the power button for five seconds;
please note that this method may cause data corruption or
data loss.
2. Ready Light – Indicates that the LaCie Ethernet Disk is
ready to serve files.
3. Disk Light – Indicates when the LaCie Ethernet Disk is being accessed.
4. Rackmount Brackets – Attaches your LaCie Ethernet Disk
in standard, 19” computer equipment racks. See 3.2. Rack
Installation for more details.
H DISK
3
4
IMPORTANT INFO: The recommended method to turn off
the Ethernet Drive is to use the Web Administration tool; on the
Server tab, click the Shutdown button, (see 7.5. Shutting Down
the Ethernet Disk for detailed steps.)
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2.4. Rear Panel
1
2
3
4
LaCie Ltd.
XXXXX X
Serial Number XXXXXXXXX
LaCie Ltd.
XXXXX X
Serial Number XXXXXXXXX
5
6
1. Power Input – Where you plug in the AC adapter supplied
with the drive. See section 4.1. Connecting the LaCie Ethernet Disk to Your Network for more details.
2. Ventilation Fan – This fan helps to keep your drive cool
during operation. Be sure not to block this fan when using
your drive..
3. Mouse Port – This port can be used to connect a mouse
(not recommended).
4. Gigabit Ethernet Port – This port is used to connect the
Ethernet cable (included with your drive). See section 4.1.
Connecting the LaCie Ethernet Disk to Your Network for
more details.
5. Keyboard Port – This port can be used to connect a keyboard (not recommended).
6. VGA Video Port – This VGA video port can be used to connect a monitor (not recommended).
7. Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Ports – These ports can be used to attach additional hard drives. Please see section 10. Adding
Additional Storage Space for more information.
8. Serial Number Sticker – This is where you will find your
LaCie Ethernet Disk’s serial number. Write down the serial
number and keep it in a safe place, because you will need
to provide the number in the event you have to call LaCie
Technical Support for any reason in regard to the drive’s
performance. The serial number would also come in handy
if your drive is lost or stolen.
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3.Setting Up Your LaCie Ethernet Disk
Your LaCie Ethernet Disk was designed to allow quick and easy
installation.
3.1. Stand-alone Installation
If you do not want to install the LaCie Ethernet Disk into a rack,
you can place it on a tabletop as you would a desktop or workstation (Fig. 01).
READY
H DISK
Fig. 01
3.2. Rack Installation
The LaCie Ethernet Disk fits easily into standard 19” computer
equipment racks (Fig. 02).
Carefully slide the LaCie Ethernet Disk into a shelf space in the
rack. Use your equipment rack’s screws to secure the device in
place in the rack.
IMPORTANT INFO: Please refer to your equipment rack’s
documentation for specific details about device weight and installation instructions.
CAUTION: Once you have mounted the LaCie Ethernet Disk,
do not set heavy objects on top of the unit (the LaCie Ethernet
Disk can support up to 25 kilos).
READY
Fig. 02
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4.Installing Your LaCie Ethernet Disk
The LaCie Ethernet Disk is compatible with either 10BaseT or
100BaseTX, or Gigabit.
4.1. Connecting the LaCie Ethernet
Disk to Your Network
LaCie Ltd.
XXXXXX
Serial Number XXXXXXXXX
LaCie Ltd.
XXXXXX
Serial Number XXXXXXXXX
1. Connect the included AC power cord to your LaCie Ethernet
Disk, and then plug the other end to an AC wall outlet.
2. Connect to the Gigabit Ethernet port using the Ethernet cable
provided.
TECHNICAL NOTE: If your primary system is not part of a network, or you want to connect the LaCie Ethernet Disk directly to
another computer, connect the LaCie Ethernet Disk using a network crossover cable.
4.2. Turning On Your LaCie
Ethernet Disk
Press the power button on the front of the drive and wait for the
LaCie Ethernet Disk to start up. Once the Ready light is on and
stays lit, the LaCie Ethernet Disk will be ready to use.
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5.Configuring Your LaCie Ethernet Disk
Before your users can access and use the LaCie Ethernet Disk,
you have to make sure the correct IP address and network settings are assigned to the unit.
5.1. Connecting Using LaCie
Network Assistant
LaCie Network Assistant detects all network attached storage devices on your network and gives you easy ways to connect to or
configure them.
LaCie Network Assistant Icon
Once installed and running, Network Assistant will appear in
your task bar (Windows users, Fig. 03) or in the menu bar (Mac
users, Fig. 04) and automatically search for storage devices on
your network. When a new device is found, an info bubble containing the name of the device will appear.
When Network Assistant finds your LaCie Ethernet Disk, you can
connect to any of the shares on the Ethernet Disk, log in to the
Administration Page, or configure the Ethernet Disks’s network
settings, all from the Network Assistant menu.
Fig. 03
Install LaCie Network Assistant:
1. Insert the LaCie Ethernet Disk CD-ROM into your computer’s
CD-ROM drive.
2. Windows users, the CD should appear in My Computer. Mac
users, the CD should appear on the desktop. Double-click
the CD icon, then double-click “LaCie Network Assistant
Setup”.
3. Follow the Wizard to complete installation.
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Fig. 04
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Launch the Administration Page
Windows Users
1. Select LaCie Network Assistant in Start/Programs. A Network
Assistant icon will appear in the system tray and Network Assistant will automatically detect your LaCie Ethernet Disk and
any other LaCie storage devices on your network.
2. Click on the icon in the system tray and select Configuration
Window... from the LaCie Ethernet Disk sub-menu (Fig. 05). The
LaCie Network Assistant page will open.
3. Under the Network tab, click the Web configuration page
Fig. 05
link (Fig. 06).
4. To log in to LaCie Ethernet Disk administration (Fig. 07), enter:
Login: administrator
Password: admin
5. Click Log on.
Continue to section 7. Using the Web Administration Page.
Mac Users
1. Double click LaCie Network Assistant in your Applications
Fig. 06
folder. An Network Assistant icon will appear in the menu bar
and the Assistant will automatically detect your LaCie Ethernet
Disk and any other LaCie storage devices on your network.
2. Click on the icon in the menu bar and select Configuration Window.... The LaCie Network Assistant page will open.
3. On the Network tab, click the Web configuration page link
(Fig. 06).
4. To log in to LaCie Ethernet Disk administration (Fig. 07), enter:
Login: administrator
Password: admin
5. Click Log on.
Continue to section 7. Using the Web Administration Page.
Fig. 07
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5.2. Configuring the LaCie Ethernet
Disk on a Network Without a
DHCP Server
Most home networking routers are DHCP servers, meaning the
router assigns an IP address to all devices on the network to
allow devices to find each other. If your network does not have
DHCP server, you may need to manually assign your LaCie Ethernet Disk an IP address and other network information.
The easiest way to modify your LaCie Ethernet Disk’s network
configuration is to use the LaCie Network Assistant. See section
5.1. Connecting Using LaCie Network Assistant for information
on installing the network configuration software.
Fig. 08
1. Start LaCie Network Assistant (see section 5.1. Connecting
Using LaCie Network Assistant).
2. Windows Users: Click on the LaCie Network Assistant icon
in the system tray and select Configuration Window...
(Fig. 08). The LaCie Network Assistant Configuration window
opens (Fig. 09).
Mac users: Click on the LaCie Network Assistant icon in the
menu bar and select Network Configuration... (Fig. 10).
The LaCie Network Assistant Configuration window opens
(Fig. 09).
3. Click the Network tab.
4. Select Manual.
Fig. 09
TECHNICAL NOTE: If the fields (IP address, Subnet mask, etc.)
are filled when Automatic (DHCP) is selected, you do not need
to make manual settings. Leave Automatic selected.
5. Modify the network settings to work with your network.
6. Click Apply.
Fig. 10
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5.3. Using Ethernet Disk with
Apple™ Time Machine
The Ethernet Disk can be selected as a target for Apple’s Time
Machine software, which automatically backs up internal hard
drives onto external volumes. From the web administration
page, you can grant Time Machine compatibility to the shares
you would like to use. Once set up, Time Machine will recognize
the share as a valid backup destination. For more details on using Time Machine, refer to Apple’s documentation.
Fig. 11
Follow these steps to use make the Ethernet Disk’s share’s available for use with Time Machine:
1. Make sure that you have installed and are running the LaCie
Network Assistant. See section 5.1. Connecting Using LaCie
Network Assistant for details.
2. Click on the LaCie Network Assistant icon in your task bar
Fig. 12
(Windows users, Fig. 11) or menu bar (Mac users, Fig. 12) and
select “Web Access”. The web administration page will open.
3. Click the Administration link (Fig. 13).
4. Login using the default username and password (or, if you
have modified them, use your username and password) and
click Log On. The default username and password are:
Login: administrator
Password: admin
5. In the page that loads, click on the Shares tab.
6. Click on the share that you wish to make available to Time
Fig. 13
Machine as a backup destination.
7. On the page that opens, tick the Apple box and then the Time
Machine box (Fig. 14).
8. This Ethernet Disk share is now set up to use with Time Machine, and can be selected as a valid backup destination
from within the Time Machine software.
Fig. 14
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6.Accessing Your Ethernet Disk Over the Network
Use LaCie Network Assistant to access your shared folder(s) (see
section 5.1. Connecting Using LaCie Network Assistant).
6.1. Accessing Shared Folders
When your computer is connected to your local area network,
LaCie Network Assistant will help you quickly connect to the
shared folder(s) on your LaCie Ethernet Disk.
To access shared folders (all users):
1. Run the LaCie Network Assistant (LNA). Click on the LNA icon
Fig. 15
in the system tray (Windows users, Fig. 15) or menu bar (Mac
users Fig. 16).
2. Select Share (default) or the name of any other share you
have created from the LNA menu. The share will open in a
Windows Explorer or Mac Finder window.
TECHNICAL NOTE: You may need to enter the username and
password for “share.” The defaults are:
Login: administrator
Password: admin
Fig. 16
Your system may remember this information and might not ask for
it during the same session.
3. Simply drag and drop files to and from this window, just like
a regular folder.
TECHNICAL NOTE: If you have just turned on the LaCie Ethernet Disk, it may take a few minutes for the server to show up in
the network.
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6.1.1. Other Connection Methods
Vista/XP/2000 Users – My Network Places
IMPORTANT INFO: If you have just turned on the LaCie Ethernet Disk, it may take a few moments for it to appear on the
network.
To access the share in Windows, look in My Network Places,
and select Microsoft Windows Workgroup. By default, the
Ethernet Disk will be named LaCie-XXXXXXXXX (Fig. 17).
Alternatively, you can access the share by typing the following in a
Windows explorer address field (Fig. 18):
\\LaCie-XXXXXXXXX\[share name]
\\[Ethernet Disk IP address]\[share name] Find the IP address by
running the LaCie Network Assistant (section 5.1. Connecting
Using LaCie Network Assistant).
Fig. 17
For FTP access, type:
ftp://LaCie-XXXXXXXXX or ftp://[Ethernet Disk IP address]
In the logon window that opens, type:
Login: administrator
Password: admin
(This user name and password is the factory default; if you have
already created a user, input your user name and password.)
The LaCie Ethernet Disk will appear as a drive with one share
folder on the network.
Windows Me/2000
For Windows Me and Windows 2000 users, if you cannot find
the LaCie Ethernet Disk from your workstation, try using the Windows search tool.
From the Start menu, select Search, and then click on For Files
or Folders. In the Search Results window, select Computers.
In the Search for Computers dialog box, enter the server name
and click the Search Now button. By default, the LaCie Ethernet
Disk will be named “LaCie-XXXXXXXXX” , and the share “public”.
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From the Apple menu, select Network Browser, Chooser or
Connect to Server. In Chooser, click the Appleshare icon.
Your server should appear in the list with the default name “LaCie-XXXXXXXXX”. Select it and press OK.
Linux Users
Under KDE, open konqueror and type in the IP address of the
LaCie Ethernet Disk into the address field:
For FTP access – ftp://[Ethernet Disk IP address]
For HTTP access – http://[Ethernet Disk IP address]
For SMB/CIFS access (in order for this to method to work, the
services need to be properly configured) – smb://[Ethernet Disk
IP address].
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6.2. Connecting Via HTTP or FTP
If you have enabled HTTP share, you can access your share directly from any computer with a current browser. Just open a
browser to http://[Ethernet Disk IP address] (the “Ethernet_Disk_
IP_address” stands for the IP address assigned to your LaCie
Ethernet Disk by the LaCie Network Assistant).
Once the page has loaded, you can choose how you want to
connect to the LaCie Ethernet Disk. Click the HTTP button to access in http mode, or FTP to access in the ftp mode.
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TECHNICAL NOTE: If you are operating under Windows or are
using Internet Explorer to connect via FTP, you can drag and drop
objects to upload files if the share is write enabled.
TECHNICAL NOTE: The ftp command line exists under most
Windows versions, and on most UNIX operating systems.
You can also connect directly to the FTP share by opening a
browser at ftp://[Ethernet Disk IP address]/[sharename].
6.3. Connecting with an FTP Client
You can use any FTP client to connect to the LaCie Ethernet Disk.
Clients like LeechFTP (Fig. 19), CuteFTP, etc., will work normally.
You can also use the command line command, “ftp”:
1. Type: ftp [Ethernet Disk IP address]
2. Enter your username and password.
3. Type: cd /sharename
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7.Using the Web Administration Page
LaCie provides a Web Administration Page with utilities that allow the LaCie Ethernet Disk administrator to easily create and
customize shares, add and modify users and groups, and assign
user permissions.
7.1. Accessing the Web
Administration Page
To access the Web Administration Page:
Open your browser to http://[Ethernet Disk IP address] (“Ethernet
Disk IP address” stands for the IP address assigned to your LaCie
Ethernet Disk by the LaCie Network Assistant).
IMPORTANT INFO: It is recommended that you use Internet
Explorer 5.0 or higher as your browser.
You should see a Web page showing the available shares on
your LaCie Ethernet Disk.
To enter the Web Administration Page,
1. Click in the upper left-hand corner designated “Administration.” You will be prompted to enter a user name and a
password (Fig. 20).
2. Enter:
Login: administrator
Password: admin
You will then be in the Web Administration Page.
Fig. 20
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7.2. Wizard Mode and Advanced
Mode
There are two different ways to use the Web Administration Page,
Wizard mode or Advanced mode (Fig. 21).
Wizard Mode
This method is recommended for beginning administrators, or
for those who have a limited technical knowledge base.
The Wizard mode provides an easy way to create new shares
and users. This mode will guide you through a series of questions
and will help you to create your shares and users.
Click the Wizard Mode button to use this utility.
Advanced Mode
Fig. 21
The Advanced mode provides you with all of the available tools:
you can create, delete and customize any share and user. You
can also change the system configuration (machine name, time,
etc.) and defrag or back up drives.
Click the Advanced Mode button to utilize these tools.
7.3. Using the Wizard Mode
7.3.1. Creating a Share: “Share Name”
Enter the name of the share you want to add and press the Next
button (Fig. 22). The name must only contain valid characters (do
not use any of the following:
?
[ ] \ / = + < > ; : “ , | * ).
TECHNICAL NOTE: If you will be using your LaCie Ethernet Disk
with Mac OS 9.x, the file and folder length is limited to 27 characters. If you will be using your LaCie Ethernet Disk in a network
environment with Mac OS 9.x and Mac OS 10.x or Windows,
the same limitation applies. In network environments that utilize
Windows and/or Mac OS 10.x, files and folders may be up to
255 characters.
Fig. 22
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7.3.2. Username
The share that you are about to create is public – this means that
anyone who has an account on the LaCie Ethernet Disk will be
able to access it. To limit access, you have to create users. If you
already have user accounts, you may skip this step and click on
the Next button (Fig. 23). If you want to add a user, please fill in
the input boxes and then press Next.
Fig. 23
7.3.3. Confirmation
This step gives you a summary of the actions that are going to
be performed by the Wizard. Use the Back button to go to the
previous screens and to change the settings. Once all settings
are how you would like them, press the Next button (Fig. 24).
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7.3.4. Set-up Complete
Once the Wizard has successfully completed the above steps,
you will see this page (Fig. 25). Click Exit to go back to the main
page.
IMPORTANT INFO: The share and/or user will not be created
until the last step of the Wizard. You need to complete all the
steps of the Wizard to create the share/user correctly. During
the process, you can use the Next and Back buttons to make
changes to your settings.
Fig. 25
7.4. Using the Advanced Mode
7.4.1. Changing the Name and Location
of the LaCie Ethernet Disk
Changing the Name
The server name is the one that is used to identify your LaCie
Ethernet Disk on the network. By default, it is set as LACIEXXXXXXXXX.
To change the name of your LaCie Ethernet Disk, from the Web
Administration Page, go to the Server section and click on the
Edit button to the right of the machine name (Fig. 26). You can
then change the name through this page. Keep in mind you will
need to reboot the LaCie Ethernet Disk for your changes to take
effect.
TECHNICAL NOTE: The default name for the LaCie Ethernet
Disk will always be LACIE- followed by 9 random characters (letters and numbers). This manual will refer to this default name as
LACIE-XXXXXXXXX.
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Moving From A Workgroup To A Domain
Windows Users: You can choose whether or not your LaCie Ethernet Disk should belong to a Workgroup or a Domain (Fig. 27).
By default, your LaCie Ethernet Disk will belong to the workgroup
named WORKGROUP. You can also set your LaCie Ethernet
Disk into a Windows domain. An administrator domain user
name and password will be required, though. Please ask your
system administrator for more information.
Fig. 27
7.4.2. Setting the Date and Time
You can set the date and time of your LaCie Ethernet Disk in
the Web Administration Page, under the Server section (Fig. 28).
Click on the button next to the current time, which brings you to
the Edit system time page. Set the date and time, and then press
the Set time and date button.
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7.4.3. Sharing Your LaCie Ethernet Disk in
Advanced Mode
Your LaCie Ethernet Disk works like a typical file sharing system:
you create users and/or groups that have access to use and
share data, then create a share and assign the users and/or
groups rights to that share.
Creating Users
Click on the Users tab and press the Add a user icon (Fig. 29).
Enter the username* and all the necessary information in the text
fields, then press the Add new user button.
*Username must be unique and contain at least 4 characters.
Do not use any of the following characters:
?
[]\/=+<>;:“,|*
Fig. 29
Creating Groups
Click on the Groups tab and press the Add a group icon (Fig.
30). Enter a group name* and a description for the group in the
text fields and press the Add group button.
*The group name must be unique and contain at least 4 characters. Do not use any of the following characters:
?
[]\/=+<>;:“,|*
Fig. 30
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Creating Shares
Click on the Shares tab and press the Add a share icon (Fig.
31). Enter a share name* and select a drive or partition for the
share, and then press the Submit Changes button.
*The share name must be unique and contain at least 4 characters. Do not use any of the following characters:
?
[]\/=+<>;:“,|*
TECHNICAL NOTE: If you will be using your LaCie Ethernet Disk
with Mac OS 9.x, the file and folder length is limited to 27 characters. If you will be using your LaCie Ethernet Disk in a network
environment with Mac OS 9.x and Mac OS 10.x or Windows,
the same limitation applies. In network environments that utilize
Windows and/or Mac OS 10.x, files and folders may be up to
255 characters.
Fig. 31
Once the share is created, you must edit it in order to allow
people to access it. Click on List Shares and all of the shares
of that have been created will appear (Fig. 32). Click on a share
name to edit the share properties.
There are four types of shares:
Windows (CIFS/SMB)
This share is compatible with Microsoft Windows networks. Enable this type of share if you want to share your data under
Windows (95, 98, Me, NT, 2000 and XP).
Apple (Appleshare)
This share is compatible with Mac OS systems. Enable this type
of share if you want to share your data under Mac OS 9.x and
10.x.
HTTP
This share is compatible with all systems that have a Web browser (Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, Opera, Lynx, etc.).
This share type is compatible with nearly all modern systems,
but is suitable for read-only data operations. Enable this type of
share if you want maximum compatibility over your network, and
if you can share your data as read only.
Fig. 32
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FTP
This share is compatible with all systems that have an FTP client.
Most systems include such a tool. Enable this type of share for
maximum compatibility over the network.
IMPORTANT INFO: When you create a share, the Windows
(CIFS/SMB) sharing is activated by default.
In the current version of the LaCie Ethernet Disk (version 1.2 and
later), you can set share permissions under Windows and the
Mac OS. Use the arrow buttons to add or remove permissions.
Under Apple, if enabled, the share will be accessible for any authenticated user. Under HTTP and FTP, the share will be public in
either or both read and write access, whether or not you checked
the read and/or write checkboxes.
7.5. Shutting Down the Ethernet Disk
The recommended method to turn off the Ethernet Drive is to use
the Web Administration tool (Fig. 33). Two other methods using
the Power button are described in section 2.4. Rear Panel.
1. Click on the Server tab.
2. Click on the Shutdown button (located near the bottom of
the page).
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8.Advanced Management of Users, Groups and Shares
8.1. Listing Local Users
A user is any individual with a valid username and password
who, once authenticated, has access to those shares on the LaCie Ethernet Disk to which (s)he is allowed.
In the Web Administration Page, click on Users to have access
to the list of the local users on your LaCie Ethernet Disk (Fig. 34).
8.1.1. Creating a User
In the Web Administration Page, click on the Users tab. From the
lower-right corner of the page, click on Add a user to create
a new user (please refer to 7.4. Using the Advanced Mode for
more information):
1. Enter the new username. It must be unique to the local machine.
2. Enter a description.
3. Enter a password and confirm it.
4. Press the Create the user button.
5. Your new user has been created, and by default, it will belong
to the Users group.
8.1.2. Editing a User
1. From the list of local users, click on the button next to the
username that you wish to edit.
2. Edit the username, password and description as you like.
3. Assign groups to the user.
4. Submit the changes.
8.1.3. Deleting a User
Edit the user, then, from the bottom of the page, click on the
Delete button.
Fig. 34
IMPORTANT INFO: By default, a user belongs to the Users
group. If you want a user to become an administrator, add that
user to the Administrators group.
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8.2. Listing Local Groups
A group is a collection of users with the same access rights. Putting users in the same group allows you to collectively manage
them, thus more quickly and easily.
In the Web Administration Page, click on the Groups tab to have
access to the list of local groups on your LaCie Ethernet Disk
(Fig. 35).
8.2.1. Creating a Group
In the Web Administration Page, click on the Groups tab. From
the lower-right corner of the page, click on Add a group to create a group (please refer to 7.4.3. Sharing Your LaCie Ethernet
Disk in Advanced Mode for more information).
1. Enter the new group name. It must be unique to the local
machine.
2. Leave the domain group blank, or fill it in if you want to create
a domain group (you will need to have access rights to the
domain if you create it as such. Ask your system administrator for more information). For default settings, leave it blank.
3. Enter a description.
4. Press the Create the group button.
5. Your group is now created, and by default, it belongs to the
Users group.
8.2.2. Editing a Group
1. From the list of local groups, click on the button next to the
group name that you wish to edit.
2. Change the description as desired.
3. Submit the changes.
8.2.3. Deleting a Group
Edit the group, then, from the bottom of the page, click the Delete button.
Fig. 35
IMPORTANT INFO: There are a few fixed groups on the LaCie Ethernet Disk, and they can not be deleted. They are: Administrators, Guests, Power Users and Users.
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8.3. Listing Local Shares
A share is a folder on which designated groups and/or users
can be granted access to create, modify, read, and delete files.
From the Web Administration Page, click on the Shares tab to list
the local shares on your LaCie Ethernet Disk (Fig. 36).
8.3.1. Creating a Share
From the Web Administration Page, click on the Shares tab.
From the lower-right corner of the page, click on Add a share
to create a share (please refer to 7.4.3. Sharing Your LaCie Ethernet Disk in Advanced Mode for more information).
8.3.2. Editing a Share
From the list of local groups, click on the button next to the share
name to edit that share. Refer to 7.4.3. Sharing Your LaCie Ethernet Disk in Advanced Mode for more information.
8.3.3. Deleting a Share
Edit the share, then, from the bottom of the page, click the Delete button.
8.3.4. Deleting a Broken Share
When you create shares on a removable drive and disconnect
that drive, you create what are called “broken shares.” These
shares will still be in the share database, but will not be physically present. If you connect your removable drive again, they
will not work.
The LaCie Ethernet Disk program allows you to remove the broken shares from the database. At the bottom of the Shares page,
there will be a list of broken shares, if you have any. Click on the
Delete button for the share(s) you want to remove.
Fig. 36
TECHNICAL NOTE: When you have multiple drives in your LaCie Ethernet Disk, or when you connect a mass storage device
to your LaCie Ethernet Disk, you will be able to choose the drive
in which you want to create the share. The drives will be named
as they typically are under Windows, i.e. D: (first data drive), E:
(second data drive), etc..
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9.Managing Your LaCie Ethernet Disk
9.1. Checking Your Server
Configuration
From the Web Administration Page, click on the Server tab to
find out the configuration of your LaCie Ethernet Disk (Fig. 37).
You should see:
•• Machine name
•• Windows domain or workgroup
•• Appletalk zone
•• NAS software configuration
•• Operating system
•• BIOS version
•• Manufacturer and model
•• Processor
•• Number of processors
•• Physical memory
•• Virtual memory
From this page, you can also reboot and shutdown the server.
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9.2. Changing the Administrator’s
Password
By default, the administrator’s password is admin. You should
change this password as soon as possible, for security reasons.
1. In the Web Administration Page, click on the Users tab.
2. Click on Change Administrator Password button (Fig. 38).
3. Enter your new password and confirm it.
4. Press Submit changes.
Fig. 38
9.3. Enabling/Disabling Guest
Accounts
Enabling guest accounts allows people to connect to shares
without authenticating (Fig. 39). However, there are some limitations. For instance, under Windows, you will not be allowed to
connect to protected shares unless you map the share as a drive,
and there are also security issues. Some problems may also occur under the Mac OS, as well. Therefore, it is recommended
that you not enable guest accounts unless you have a high-level
of technical expertise and know exactly what you are doing.
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9.4. Rebooting Your Server
1. In the Web Administration Page, click on the Server tab.
2. At the bottom of the page, click on the Reboot button (Fig.
40).
3. The server will start to reboot. It will take a little time before
it reboots.
9.5. Shutting Down Your Server
1. In the Web Administration Page, click on the Server tab.
2. At the bottom of the page, click on the Shut Down button
(Fig. 40).
3. The server will shut down shortly after.
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9.6. Changing Your Network
Configuration
You can change the network configuration from the Web Administration Page. It is similar to the Network Assistant program (on
the provided CD).
1. In the Web Administration Page, click on the Network tab.
2. Enter the parameters for the network, and submit the changes
(Fig. 41). For your LaCie Ethernet Disk, only the IP address
and subnet mask need to be double-checked prior to making
changes. Other values are optional. Ask your system administrator for more details.
3. The Reboot your machine page will appear.
4. Reboot the machine.
CAUTION: If you change the subnet mask, LaCie recommends
that you use the Network Assistant Program (from the provided
CD). If you change the subnet mask from the Web Administration Page, you will not get the Reboot your machine page,
because your LaCie Ethernet Disk will have changed to another
subnet and it will appear as though you cannot access the LaCie
Ethernet Disk. You will then need to use a machine on the same
subnet to access the Web Administration Page of your LaCie
Ethernet Disk.
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9.7. Formatting Disks
The LaCie Ethernet Disk allows you to format a disk. To format a
disk, use the formatting tool:
1. In the Web Administration Page, click on the Disk tab.
2. Check format for the drive that you want to format (Fig. 42).
(There should only be one drive, unless you have attached an
external hard disk drive to your LaCie Ethernet Disk.)
3. Answer the following questions, then click on the Format button (Fig. 43). Leave the status window open until the formatting process completes.
Fig. 42
The formatting process can be a quick process, or a long process, depending on the size of your hard drive. If necessary, you
can stop the formatting process at any time – it is not recommended, however, because you may corrupt files or cause other
errors.
IMPORTANT INFO: Before beginning the formatting process,
all files must be unlocked (i.e., the files cannot be in use). It
is recommended that you format the drive immediately after a
reboot to ensure that no one is accessing shares during the formatting process.
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9.8. Defragmenting Disks
When a disk is too fragmented it causes the disk to slow down.
You can defragment a disk using the defragment tool provided
with your LaCie Ethernet Disk.
1. In the Web Administration Page, click on the Disk tab.
2. Check defragment for the drive that you want to defragment
(Fig. 44). There should only be one drive, unless you have
attached an external hard disk drive to your LaCie Ethernet
Disk.
3. Answer the following questions, then click on the Defragment button (Fig. 45). Leave the status window open until the
defragmentation process is completed.
Fig. 44
The defragmentation process can be a quick process, or a long
process, depending on the size of your hard drive. If necessary,
you can stop the defragmentation process at any time – it is not
recommended, though, because you may corrupt files or cause
other errors.
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9.9. Backing Up LaCie Ethernet
Disk Using the Built-In Backup
Engine
The LaCie Ethernet Disk uses Microsoft’s NT Backup to perform
a backup of one, many, or all directories of your drive, and
can be scheduled to run every day, week or month at a predetermined time. The Backup utility helps you protect data from
accidental loss if your system experiences hardware or hard disk
failure. For example, you can use the Backup utility to create
a duplicate copy of the data on your hard disk. If the original
data on your hard disk is accidentally erased or overwritten, or
becomes inaccessible because of a hard disk malfunction, you
can easily restore the data from the archived copy.
9.9.1. Backing Up With the Built-In
Backup Engine
IMPORTANT INFO: This backup program is only available if
your LaCie Ethernet Disk has a direct attached hard drive. For
information on backing up the Ethernet Disk onto another NAS
(network-attached storage) device, refer to section 11.4. Back
Up the LaCie Ethernet Disk onto other NAS Devices.
The backup file will be saved under the destination drive (\nas.
backup\backup.bkf) file.
1. In the Web Administration Page, click on the Disk tab.
2. Check Backup for the drive that you want to backup (Fig. 46).
3. Choose the drive that you want to backup to in section 1.
Source and destination.
4. Choose the directories that you want to backup in section 2.
Directories to backup. Hold down the CTRL key if you want
to choose specific, multiple directories, or choose to backup
all the directories.
5. Choose from the pull-down menu the type of backup to execute in section 3. Select the type of backup. The options are
Normal, Incremental and Differential.
6. Choose a schedule for your backup. You can choose between a daily, weekly or monthly backup at a specified time.
You can also choose to backup right now.
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7. Press the Run or schedule backup job button to start the
backup process.
You can stop the backup process while it is running by clicking
the Stop the running backup button.
TECHNICAL NOTE: Backup time is dependent upon the speed
of the drive that you are using, the port that you are using (internal
drives are limited to 133Mb/s, Hi-Speed USB 2.0 is limited to
480Mb/s) and the amount of the data that you are backing up.
To view the scheduled backup jobs, click on the Server tab. To
remove a scheduled backup, press the Delete button for the
scheduled job.
9.9.2. Recovering Files Using The Built-In
Backup Engine
TECHNICAL NOTE: You can use Backup to back up and restore data on either file allocation table (FAT) or NTFS file system
volumes. However, if you have backed up data from an NTFS
volume, it is recommended that you restore the data to an NTFS
volume. If you do not, you could lose data as well as some file and
folder features such as permissions.
1. Connect locally to the Ethernet Disk using keyboard, mice
and monitor. You can also connect using the Remote Desktop Connection Client.
2. Double-click on the NT Backup icon on the desktop (Fig. 47).
3. Click the Next button.
Fig. 47
4. Select Restore files and settings and click the Next button
(Fig. 48).
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5. Select the file(s) or folder(s) you want to restore (Fig. 49).
6. Click the Next button.
Fig. 49
7. Click the Finish button (Fig. 50).
8. The restore progress dialog will appear.
When then restore is complete click the Close button.
TECHNICAL NOTE: Clicking on the Advanced... button will allow you to specify additional restore options. (i.e. Alternate location or Single folder).
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9.10. Backing Up Disks Using Thirdparty Software Programs
The LaCie Ethernet Disk is compatible with third party backup
programs, such as Retrospect, ArcServeIT, NT Backup, etc., and
you can utilize these programs to backup your LaCie Ethernet
Disk over the network to a Tape Drive.
Since your LaCie Ethernet Disk can be seen on the local area
network (LAN), and because you can map the shares, you can
backup all the data on your LaCie Ethernet Disk over the network, using the program of your choice.
9.11. Uploading a New Version of
the System Software
CAUTION: Ensure that you are only uploading a newer, valid
version of system software.
1. From LaCie’s Web site (www.lacie.com), download the latest
version of the system software.
2. In the Web Administration Page, click on the Server tab. At
the NAS Software version line, click on the button to the right
of the version number.
3. This will bring you to the Update the system page (Fig. 51).
4. Browse for the file that you just downloaded from LaCie’s site.
5. Press the Upload file button.
6. Reboot your machine.
Once the server has rebooted, go to the Server page again, and
check the version of the NAS software. It should now be updated
to the latest version.
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9.12. Restoring Your LaCie Ethernet
Disk
CAUTION: This is an emergency procedure only! Do not attempt to restore your LaCie Ethernet Disk if your system is functioning properly.
If you want to restore your system to its initial version, open a
browser to http://server_ip/nas.restore (the server_ip_address
stands for the IP address assigned to your LaCie Ethernet Disk by
the LaCie Network Assistant)
Login with the Administrator account and click the Restore button
for the restore point that you would like use to rollback your system (Fig. 52). Your LaCie Ethernet Disk’s system will be restored.
Shutdown your system by pressing the power button once. The
system will be restored during the shutdown process.
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10. Adding Additional Storage Space
You can add additional storage space to your LaCie Ethernet
Disk by connecting an external hard drive using a Hi-Speed USB
2.0 port.
1. Connect the hard drive to the LaCie Ethernet Disk using one
of the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 ports.
2. In the Web Administration Page, click on the Disk tab (Fig.
53).
3. Refresh the page if necessary (under Windows in either Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator, right-click in the frame
and click on Refresh or Reload).
4. A second drive should then be listed, and you can now create
Fig. 53
shares on these drives (Fig. 54).
IMPORTANT INFO: Only NTFS formatted disks are fully supported. Disks formatted in FAT32 can only be used for backup.
Any other format is not supported.
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The LaCie Shell provides you with a simplified interface to the
major functions of the Ethernet Disk.
Remote Desktop (for Windows and Macintosh) allows you to
access the LaCie Shell from your computer without having to
connect a monitor, keyboard, or mouse directly to the Ethernet
Disk. Remote Desktop is based on Microsoft’s Terminal Services
technology and uses the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to allow
a client to connect to a remote host. Under RDP, which works
across a TCP/IP connection, the client system is allowed to send
keyboard and mouse input to the remote host to run applications
located on the host system. The host system then uses RDP to
send screen and audio information back to the client system. The
LaCie Ethernet Disk system does not have any sound card drivers
installed and does not support the audio feature.
Connection to the LaCie Ethernet Disk using Remote Desktop
should only be used for setting up your firewall, scheduling a
backup to a shared directory over the network (i.e. to another
NAS), or troubleshooting.
Supported Operating Systems
✦✦ Mac OS X version 10.2.8 or later
✦✦ Windows 9x/Me/NT4/W2K/XP
Windows XP comes with the Remote Desktop software pre-installed. For earlier version of Windows you can find the software
for download at Microsoft’s website: http://www.microsoft.com/
windowsxp/downloads/tools/rdclientdl.mspx
The Macintosh version of the software is available from Microsoft’s Mactopia website: http://www.microsoft.com/mac
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11.1. Accessing the LaCie Shell
Using Remote Desktop
(Windows)
First make sure you have the Remote Desktop client installed on
your system. If you have a Windows version earlier than Windows XP you will need to download it from Microsoft’s website
and then install it.
1. Click on Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, point
Fig. 55
to Communications and then click Remote Desktop Connection.
2. In the Remote Desktop Connection dialog Computer field enter the IP address of the LaCie Ethernet Disk, and click Connect (Fig. 55).
3. In the LaCie Log On dialog Type in the Administrator username and password, and click OK (Fig. 56).
The LaCie Shell then appears (Fig. 57).
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11.2. Accessing the LaCie Shell
Using Remote Desktop for
Mac OS X
First, download and install the Remote Desktop client from Microsoft’s website: http://www.microsoft.com/mac.
1. Locate the installation folder and double-click on the Remote
Fig. 58
Desktop Connection icon (Fig. 58).
2. In the Remote Desktop Connection dialog Computer field enter the IP address of the LaCie Ethernet Disk, and click Connect (Fig. 59).
3. In the LaCie Log On dialog Type in the Administrator username and password, and click OK (Fig. 60).
The LaCie Shell then appears (Fig. 61).
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Fig. 60
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11.3. Firewall
To configure the firewall of the Ethernet Disk
1. Click on the Firewall button.
2. In the LaCie Ethernet Disk Firewall dialog that appears select
the desired settings in each section of the dialog.
3. Click Apply Settings, then
4. Click Quit.
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11.4. Back Up the LaCie Ethernet
Disk onto other NAS Devices
Using the Remote Desktop connection, it is possible to back up
the LaCie Ethernet Disk onto another network-attached storage
(NAS) device. From the Backup and Restore menu (Fig. 62),
follow these steps to initiate a backup:
1. Select the Backup Wizard (Advanced) button (Fig. 63).
Fig. 63
2. In the Wizard that opens, click Next (Fig. 64).
3. Select either to back up all the Ethernet Disk’s data or selected files. This guide will explain the steps for backing up
all the Ethernet Disk’s data. Click Next (Fig. 65).
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4. In the dialogue window that opens, click on Browse and navigate to the target volume on which to backup your Ethernet
Disk and click Open (Fig. 66).
Fig. 66
5. Type a name for the backup and click Next (Fig. 67).
Fig. 67
6. Review the information to make sure it is correct. Optional:
Select Advanced to modify other parameters such as scheduling (Fig. 68).
7. Click Finish and the backup will begin.
Fig. 68
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11.5. Diagnostics
When you click on the Diagnostics button it displays the System
Log (Fig. 69).
11.5.1.
Click on the System Log button to display system messages and
errors. If you are unfamiliar with Windows error messages, or
have any questions about errors you see here, contact LaCie
Technical support.
There are three types of messages: errors, warnings, and information. For each event the date, time, source, and an ID are
given.
Fig. 69
The System Log is also available from the Status tab in the web
Administration application.
11.5.2.
Click on the Information button to display the current settings of
the Ethernet Disk (Fig. 70).
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11.5.3.
Clicking on the Backup and Restore button displays the standard Windows Backup and Restore Wizard (Fig. 71). LaCie recommends that you use the Web Administration Backup options
described in sections 9.9. Backing Up LaCie Ethernet Disk Using
the Built-In Backup Engine and 9.10. Backing Up Disks Using
Third-party Software Programs.
Please contact LaCie Technical Support before attempting any
restore of the Ethernet Disk, they will advise you whether to use
this Wizard, or the one of the methods described in section 9.12.
Restoring Your LaCie Ethernet Disk or section 14. Restoring Your
Ethernet Disk Using the LaCie Restore CD.
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11.6. Logging Off the System via
Remote Desktop (Windows
and Macintosh)
If you click the Close button of the Remote Desktop window,
you’ll be prompted to disconnect from the remote system (Fig.
72).
It’s important to understand that disconnecting is not the same
as logging off the computer. When you disconnect, any applications you have open on the screen will still be running on the
remote system. This means that you can reconnect at a later time
and pick up where you left off last time. So to log off the system,
click the Log Off button on the screen (Fig. 73). Doing so will
have the same effect as logging off your system normally and
will terminate any applications you may have opened. This is the
most secure way of ending a Remote Desktop session, and is the
recommended way to log off the system.
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12. Troubleshooting
In the event that your LaCie Ethernet Disk is not working correctly, please refer to the following checklist to find out where
the problem is coming from. If you have gone through all of the
points on the checklist and your drive is still not working correctly,
please have a look at the FAQs that are regularly published on
our Web site – www.lacie.com. One of these FAQs may provide
an answer to your specific question. You can also visit the drivers page, where the most recent software updates are available.
If you need further assistance, please contact your LaCie reseller
or LaCie Technical Support (see 13. Contacting Customer Support for details).
Manual Updates
LaCie is constantly striving to give you the most up-to-date, comprehensive User’s Manuals available on the market. It is our goal
to provide you with a friendly, easy-to-use format that will help
you quickly install and utilize the many functions of your new
device.
If this manual does not reflect the configurations of the product
that you purchased, please check our Web site for the most current version available.
Issue
Possible Solution
The LaCie Ethernet
Disk is not seen by
the LaCie Network
Assistant.
From the LaCie Network Assistant, press the Refresh list button and wait about a minute. If it still is not seen,
your network (routers, switches, etc.) is stopping UDP broadcasts that are required for the Network Assistant
to find the LaCie Ethernet Disk. In this case, connect the LaCie Ethernet Disk directly into the same hub as
your workstation and try again. If this still does not work, connect your LaCie Ethernet Disk to your workstation with a crossed Ethernet cable and try again.
Retrieving the IP
address of the LaCie
Ethernet Disk while
in DCHP.
Use the LaCie Network Assistant. You will see all of the related information about your LaCie Ethernet Disk
on the right panel of the Assistant: when you open the LaCie Network Assistant, you will see a list of all of
the (LaCie only) NAS servers running on your network. When you browse through this list, all of the related
information about the network, including IP addresses, will be displayed in the right panel of the window.
IMPORTANT INFO: If you are operating in a Windows environment, you can use a command prompt to
perform this function, instead of using the LaCie Network Assistant. Open a command prompt, and type:
“ping [nas_name]”, and you will see the LaCie Ethernet Disk’s IP address.
The LaCie Ethernet
Disk can not be
formatted or defragmented.
Some files may be locked due to being accessed by an operation. It is recommended that system intensive
operations such as formatting and defragmenting be performed immediately after rebooting the LaCie
Ethernet Disk.
How do you back
up the LaCie Ethernet Disk?
The LaCie Ethernet Disk can be backed up to a direct-attached hard drive using the included backup software program. Alternatively, the LaCie Ethernet Disk can be backed up over the network from a workstation
or a remote server, with a connected backup device, such as a tape drive or hard drive.
The easiest way to achieve this is to create a group, and then assign permission and grant access to only
that particular group.
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Issue
Possible Solution
How do you grant
access to a few users, while restricting
others, on the same
network?
Make sure that there is not an existing share with the same name. Go the Web Administration Page and
click on the Share tab to verify that there is not a share with that same name. Even if you cannot see the
share, it may exist on a removable mass storage device. If this is the case, and the device is not plugged
in, the share names will still be in the registry of your LaCie Ethernet Disk. In this instance, you will need to
delete the “broken share” (see 8.3.4. Deleting a Broken Share for more information) before creating the
share again.
A share cannot
be created with a
specific name.
Some Windows clients are unable to recognize disk space in excess of 2GB. This only affects the display,
and not the “real” available free space.
Why does Windows
sometimes report
inaccurate free
space?
Install the LaCie Ethernet Disks individually, one at a time. Make sure that you change the name of the
LaCie Ethernet Disk before installing the next one. There will be a conflict if the names are not unique.
Error messages
when attempting to
transfer data.
If you are using Mac OS 9.x, all file and folder names must be less than 27 characters in length. Make sure
that all file and folder names are under 27 characters. If you are operating in an environment where both
Mac OS 9.x and Mac OS 10.x are being employed, the same limitation applies.
If you are using Mac OS 10.x and you get this error this may be caused by using characters in file names
that Microsoft Windows operating systems do not allow. If you frequently share files with Windows-based
computers, you will need to follow these naming protocols:
These characters cannot be used in share, filer, folder or drive names: ? [ ] \ / = + < > ; : “ , | *
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1. Read the manuals and review section 12. Troubleshooting.
2. Try to isolate the problem. If possible, make the drive the only
external device on the CPU, and make sure that all of the
cables are correctly and firmly attached.
If you have asked yourself all of the pertinent questions in the
troubleshooting checklist, and you still can’t get your LaCie drive
to work properly, contact us via the provided Web link. Before
contacting us, make sure that you are in front of your computer
and that you have the following information on hand:
✦✦ Your LaCie drive’s serial number
✦✦ Operating system(Mac OS or Windows) and version
✦✦ Computer brand and model
✦✦ Names of CD or DVD drives installed on your computer
✦✦ Amount of memory installed
✦✦ Names of any other devices installed on your computer
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LaCie Technical Support Contacts
LaCie Asia, Singapore, and Hong Kong
Contact us at:
http://www.lacie.com/asia/contact/
LaCie Australia
Contact us at:
http://www.lacie.com/au/contact/
LaCie Belgium
Contact us at:
http://www.lacie.com/be/contact/ (Français)
LaCie Canada
Contact us at:
http://www.lacie.com/caen/contact/ (English)
LaCie Denmark
Contact us at:
http://www.lacie.com/dk/contact
LaCie Finland
Contact us at:
http://www.lacie.com/fi/contact/
LaCie France
Contact us at:
http://www.lacie.com/fr/contact/
LaCie Germany
Contact us at:
http://www.lacie.com/de/contact/
LaCie Italy
Contact us at:
http://www.lacie.com/it/contact/
LaCie Japan
Contact us at:
http://www.lacie.com/jp/contact/
LaCie Netherlands
Contact us at:
http://www.lacie.com/nl/contact/
LaCie Norway
Contact us at:
http://www.lacie.com/no/contact/
LaCie Spain
Contact us at:
http://www.lacie.com/es/contact/
LaCie Sweden
Contact us at:
http://www.lacie.com/se/contact
LaCie Switzerland
Contact us at:
http://www.lacie.com/chfr/contact/ (Français)
LaCie United Kingdom
Contact us at:
http://www.lacie.com/uk/contact/
LaCie Ireland
Contact us at:
http://www.lacie.com/ie/contact/
LaCie USA
Contact us at:
http://www.lacie.com/contact/
LaCie International
Contact us at:
http://www.lacie.com/intl/contact/
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14. Restoring Your Ethernet Disk Using the LaCie Restore CD
In the event that LaCie Technical Support asks you to restore
your Ethernet Disk from CD please use the steps outlined below.
IMPORTANT INFO: Restoring will erase all data from the Ethernet Disk; therefore whenever possible backup your data before
restoring from CD.
1. Whenever possible first back up the data from the Ethernet
Disk, and note down what version of Ethernet Disk software
you are using.
2. Connect a monitor to the VGA video port (see section 2.4.
Rear Panel), a mouse to either the mouse port (Windows) or
one of the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 ports, and optionally a keyboard to either the keyboard port (Windows) or one of the
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 ports on the back of the Ethernet Disk.
3. Connect an external USB CD-ROM drive to one of the HiSpeed USB 2.0 ports of the Ethernet Disk.
4. Insert the “Restore CD” and restart the Ethernet Disk.
5. Check that the system is booting from the CD (Fig. 74).
TECHNICAL NOTE: If the Ethernet Disk does not boot from the
USB CD-ROM drive, Edit the BIOS configuration by pressing the
“Del” button at startup and make sure that the “First Boot Device”
option is set to “USB-CDROM” in the menu “Advanced BIOS Features”.
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6. When you see the words “5. Ready” displayed in bold, click
Shutdown (Fig. 75).
7. When prompted, disconnect the USB CD-ROM drive, and
restart the system by pressing the power button on the front
of the Ethernet Disk.
IMPORTANT INFO: The system will put itself through a number of reboots; DO NOT interrupt the system during these reboots.
After the final reboot the system
LaCie Ethernet Log On Screen (Fig. 76).
will
display
the
Fig. 75
When the Ready Light on the front of the Ethernet Disk comes on,
the restore process is complete.
8. Use the LaCie Network Assistant to configure your Ethernet
Disk.
9. Using a Web browser access the Ethernet Disk and apply any
LaCie Ethernet Disk software updates needed to restore the
Ethernet Disk software up to the latest version.
10. Finally, restore your data from backup.
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15. Warranty
LaCie warrants your drive against any defect in material and
workmanship, under normal use, for the period designated on
your warranty certificate. In the event this product is found to be
defective within the warranty period, LaCie will, at its option,
repair or replace the defective drive. This warranty is void if:
✦✦ The drive was operated/stored in abnormal use or maintenance conditions;
✦✦ The drive is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification or alteration is expressly authorized in
writing by LaCie;
✦✦ The drive was subjected to abuse, neglect, lightning strike,
electrical fault, improper packaging or accident;
✦✦ The drive was installed improperly;
✦✦ The serial number of the drive is defaced or missing;
✦✦ The broken part is a replacement part such as a pickup
tray, etc.
✦✦ The tamper seal on the drive casing is broken.
LaCie and its suppliers accept no liability for any loss of data
during the use of this device, or for any of the problems caused
as a result.
LaCie will not, under any circumstances, be liable for direct, special or consequential damages such as, but not limited to, damage or loss of property or equipment, loss of profits or revenues,
cost of replacement goods, or expense or inconvenience caused
by service interruptions.
Any loss, corruption or destruction of data while using a LaCie
drive is the sole responsibility of the user, and under no circumstances will LaCie be held liable for the recovery or restoration
of this data.
Under no circumstances will any person be entitled to any sum
greater than the purchase price paid for the drive.
To obtain warranty service, call LaCie Technical Support. You
will be asked to provide your LaCie product’s serial number, and
you may be asked to furnish proof of purchase to confirm that
the drive is still under warranty.
All drives returned to LaCie must be securely packaged in their
original box and shipped with postage prepaid.
IMPORTANT INFO: Register online for free technical support:
www.lacie.com/register
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16. Glossary
Backup – (1) The act of creating at least one additional copy
of data onto a different (and safe) storage device from where
it can be retrieved at a later time if needed. (2) A copy of a
file, directory, or volume on a separate storage device from
the original, for the purposes of retrieval in case the original
is erased, damaged, or destroyed.
Bit – The smallest measure of computerized data, either a 1
or a 0. Eight bits equal one byte, or one character.
Block – A very small section of the storage media comprised
of one or more sectors. A block is the smallest amount of
space allocated on a drive for data storage. By default, a sector of data consists of 512 bytes.
Buffer – RAM cache that is faster than the data that is being
delivered. Buffers are used so data may be stored and delivered to the receiving item as it is needed.
Bus – Electronic links that enable data to flow between the
processor, RAM and extension cables (peripherals).
Byte – A sequence of adjacent binary digits, or bits, considered as a unit, 8 bits in length. There are 8 bits in 1 byte. See
also MB (Megabyte) or GB (Gigabyte).
Cache, -ing – This is an area of electronic storage (usually
RAM) set aside to store frequently used data from electromechanical storage (hard drives, floppy disks, CD/DVD-ROM,
tape cartridges, etc.) Therefore, storing frequently used data
in RAM can enhance your system’s overall response to diskintensive operations significantly.
Configuration – When talking about a PC, configuration is
understood to be the sum of the internal and external components of the system, including memory, disk drives, the keyboard, the video subsystem and other peripherals, such as
the mouse, modem or printer. The configuration also implies
software: the operating system and various device managers
(drivers), as well as hardware settings and options set by the
user via configuration files.
Controller – This is a component or an electronic card (referred to in this case as a “controller card”) that enables a
computer to communicate with or manage certain peripherals. The controller manages the operation of the peripheral
associated with it, and links the PC bus to the peripheral via
a ribbon cable inside the PC. An external controller is an
expansion card which fills one of the free slots inside your PC
and which enables a peripheral (CD-ROM drive, scanner or
printer, for instance) to be connected to the computer.
Cross-platform – Term that refers to a device that is able to
be operated by both Mac and Windows operating systems.
Data Stream – The flow of data that accomplishes a task,
usually related to moving data from storage to computer RAM
or between storage devices.
Digital – Discrete information that can be broken down to
zero or one bits.
Driver (peripheral manager) – A software component that
enables the computer system to communicate with a peripheral. Most peripherals will not operate correctly – if at all – if
the appropriate drivers are not installed on the system.
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) – This is a
communications protocol that allows network administrators
to centrally manage and automate the assignment of Internet
Protocol (IP) addresses in an organization’s network. Using
IP, each computer that connects to the Internet must have a
unique IP address.
Ethernet – A LAN technology, based on the IEEE 802.3
standard. The most common Ethernet systems are 10BASET, which provides transmission speeds up to 10Mb/s, and
100BASE-T (also known as Fast Ethernet), which provides
transmission speeds up to 100Mb/s, and Gigabit which provides 1000Mb/s (see also Gigabit Ethernet below).
File System – Links the physical map of a disc to its logical
structure. Thanks to the file system, users and computers can
easily display path, directories and files recorded onto the
disc.
FTP (File Transfer Protocol) – This is a standard Internet
protocol that uses the Internet’s TCP/IP protocols to exchange
files between computers on the Internet. It is commonly used
to download programs and other files to a computer from a
server.
Firmware – Permanent or semi-permanent instructions and
data programmed directly into the circuitry of a program-
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mable read-only memory or an electronically-erasable, programmable read-only memory chip. Used for controlling the
operation of the computer or tape drive. Distinct from the
software, which is stored in random access memory and can
be altered.
Internet – A collection of networks whose users communicate
with one another. Each communication carries the address
of the source and destination networks and the particular
machine within the network associated with the user or host
computer on each end.
Folder – A list created on a disk to store files. Creating folders
and sub-folders enables you to organize the storage of your
files in a logical, hierarchical manner so that you can find and
manage them more easily.
IP (Internet Protocol) – This is the protocol that controls how
data is sent from one computer to another on the Internet.
Format, -ting, -ted – This is a process where a device is
prepared to record data. In this process, the hard disk writes
special information onto its own recording surfaces into areas
(blocks) that are ready to accept user data. Since this operation causes all current user data stored on the hard disk to
be lost, this is an infrequent operation that usually only happens at the factory that created the hard disk. It is unusual for
something to happen to a hard disk that requires the end-user
to initially perform this operation.
Gigabit – Unit of measure, commonly used to express the
amount of data in one second between two points. E.g. in the
term Gigabit Ethernet – 1 gigabit per second (1 Gbps) equals
1 billion bits per second and is equivalent to 1000Mb/s.
GB (GigaByte) – This value is normally associated with data
storage capacity. Basically, it means a thousand million or a
billion bytes. In fact, it equals 1,073,741,824 bytes (or 1,024
x 1,024 x 1,024).
Hardware – Physical components of a computer system, including the computer itself and peripherals such as printers,
modems, mice, etc.
Host Bus Adapter (HBA) – A printed circuit board that installs in
a standard microcomputer and an interface between the device
controller and the computer. Also called a controller.
http (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) – This is the set of rules
for exchanging files (i.e. text, images, audio, video, etc.) on
the World Wide Web. http is an application protocol, relative to the TCP/IP suite of protocols that form the basis for
exchanging information on the Internet.
Initialize, -ed, Initialization – After a hard drive (or other
storage device) is formatted and partitioned, some special
data needs to be written to it that helps the Mac and Windows
create files and save data. The process is called initialization.
This process, like formatting, causes all user data on the storage device to be lost.
IP Address – This is a number (either 32-bit for Internet Protocol Version 4, or 128-bit for Internet Protocol Version 6)
that identifies each sender or receiver of information that is
sent in packets across the Internet.
Interface – The protocol data transmitters, data receivers, logic
and wiring that link one piece of computer equipment to another, such as a hard drive to an adapter or an adapter to a system
bus. Protocol means a set of rules for operating the physical
interface, such as: do not read or write before the drive is ready.
I/O (Input/Output) – Refers to an operation, program or
device whose purpose is to enter data into or to extract data
from a computer.
Kb (Kilobit) – Equivalent to 1,000 bits.
Kb/s – Kilobits per second. 480Kb/s is equal to 60KB/s.
KB (KiloByte) – Basically, this means 1,000 bytes, but it is
actually 1,024 bytes.
KB/s – Kilobytes per second. A means of measuring throughput.
LAN (Local Area Network) – A group of computers and
associated devices that share a common communication line
and typically share the resources of a single processor or server within a small geographic area.
Mb (Megabit) – Equivalent to 1,000,000 bits.
Mb/s – Megabits per second. A means of measuring throughput. 480Mb/s is equal to 60MB/s.
MB (Megabyte) – Basically means one million bytes, but
is actually 1,024 Kilobytes or 1,024 x 1,024 bytes, which
equals 1,048,576 bytes.
MB/s – Megabytes per second. A means of measuring
throughput.
Media – The material or device used to store information in
a storage subsystem, such as a tape cartridge, CD, DVD or
disk drive.
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communication paths. Networks can interconnect with other
networks and contain subnetworks.
Operating System (OS) – Software that controls the assignment and use of hardware resources such as memory, processor time, disk space and peripherals. An operating system is
the basis on which software (applications) run. Windows, Mac
OS and UNIX are among the most common.
Overwrite – To write data on top of existing data thus erasing
the original data.
Partition, -ing – After formatting, the hard drive is not yet
ready to store files. It must be divided into sections that will
contain special information required for a Mac or PC to operate and other sections that will contain the files. This process
of dividing up the hard drive is called partitioning. A partition
is just one section of the hard drive that will contain either
special data put there by Silverlining or other files and data.
Peripheral – A generic term applied to printers, scanners,
mice, keyboards, serial ports, graphics cords, disk drives and
other computer subsystems. This type of peripheral often relies on its own control software, known as a peripheral driver.
Port, hardware – A connection component (SCSI port, for
example) that enables a microprocessor to communicate with
a compatible peripheral.
Port, number – Used to identify a specific process to which
an Internet or other network message is to be forwarded when
it arrives at a server.
Port, software – A memory address that identifies the physical circuit used to transfer information between a microprocessor and a peripheral.
Protocol – In IT terminology, this describes the special set of
rules that end points in a telecommunication connection use
when they communicate.
RAM (Random Access Memory) – Generally referred to as
a computer’s “memory.” An integrated circuit memory chip
that allows information to be stored and retrieved by a microprocessor or controller. The information can be stored or
accessed in any order, and all storage locations are equally
accessible.
Seek Time – The amount of time (in thousandths of a second,
or milliseconds) that it takes a hard drive’s read/write head to
move to a specific location on the disk. Average seek, then, is
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the average of a large number of random samplings all over
the disk. Seek time is CPU independent, meaning that seek
time is the same for a disk drive, whether it is attached to a
computer or not.
Software – In a nutshell, software is a set of instructions for
the computer. A set of instructions to perform a particular
task is called a program. There are two main types of software: system software (an operating system such as Mac OS
or Windows) which controls the operation of the computer
and application software (programs such as Word or Excel)
which enable users to perform tasks such as word processing,
spreadsheet creation, graphics, etc.
Storage – In computers, any equipment in which information
may be kept. PCs generally use disk units and other external
storage media (diskettes, CD-ROMs, magnetic disks, etc.) for
permanent storage of information.
Striping – Spreading data evenly over multiple disk drives to
enhance performance. Data striping can be performed on a
bit, byte or block basis for optimum application performance.
Subnetwork (Subnet) – This is a separate, identifiable part of
a network, such as all of the computers at one geographic location, in one building or on the same local area network. Subnets
make it possible to have an organization’s network connected to
the Internet with a single, shared network address.
Transfer Rate – The rate at which the drive sends and receives
data from the controller. Transfer rates for reading data from
the disk drive may not be the same as the transfer rate for writing data to the disk drive. Transfer rates are CPU dependent,
meaning that regardless of how great a transfer rate your drive
is capable of, the actual transfer rate can only be as fast as the
slowest of your hard drive and computer.
TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol)
– This is the basic communication protocol of the Internet.
TCP/IP uses the client/server model of communication, in
which a client (a computer user) requests and is provided a
service (such as a Web page) by another computer (a server)
in the network.
Volume – A desktop mountable storage area, may be a partition of a hard drive, a removable disk or a cartridge. Typically
measured in Megabytes or Gigabytes.
UDP (User Datagram Protocol) – This is a communications
protocol that allows a limited amount of service when messages are exchanged between computers in a network that
LaCie Ethernet Disk
User Manual
uses the Internet Protocol (IP). UDP uses the IP to get a data
unit (a datagram) from one computer to another, but does
not sequence the packets that the data arrives in. UDP also
provides port numbers to distinguish different user requests,
and an optional checksum capability to verify that the data
arrived intact.
Utility – Software designed to perform maintenance tasks on
the system or its components. Examples include backup programs, programs to retrieve files and data on disk, programs
for preparing (or formatting) a disk or and resource editors.
Glossary
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