D-Link DNS327L Server User Manual

Version 1.0 | 27/03/2013
User Manual
ShareCenter™ + 2-Bay Cloud Network Storage Enclosure
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Product Overview .............................................................. 1
Before you Begin........................................................................... 2
System Requirements ................................................................. 2
Package Contents ......................................................................... 2
Features............................................................................................ 3
Checking the Hardware Requirements ................................ 7
Hardware Overview ..................................................................... 8
Front Panel .............................................................................. 8
LED Description ................................................................ 9
Rear Panel (Connections) .................................................10
Bottom Panel ........................................................................11
Getting Started ................................................................12
Hardware Setup ..........................................................................12
Zero Configuration Setup ........................................................15
mydlink on the DNS-327L .....................................22
Windows Installation.......................................................23
Setup Wizard ................................................................................23
Mapping a Drive..................................................................62
Alternative methods to Mapping a Drive ..................65
Mac - Setup Wizard Installation ......................................66
Configuration ...................................................................87
Managing your DNS-327L .......................................................87
D-Link Storage Utility ................................................................88
D-Link Storage Utility - For Mac ............................................90
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Web UI Login ................................................................................97
Web UI General Layout .....................................................98
Home ..................................................................................98
Applications .....................................................................99
Management ................................................................ 100
Management ..................................................................... 101
Setup Wizard (Web UI) .............................................. 101
Disk Management ...................................................... 106
Hard Drive Configuration ................................... 106
Hard Drive Configuration Wizard .............. 107
JBOD .................................................................... 115
RAID 0 .................................................................. 121
RAID 1 .................................................................. 128
Upgrade from Standard Mode to RAID 1 136
S.M.A.R.T. Test ......................................................... 142
Creating a Schedule ....................................... 144
Scan Disk .................................................................. 145
Volume Encryption............................................... 147
Account Management .............................................. 151
Users / Groups ........................................................ 151
Creating a Single User ................................... 151
Creating Multiple Users ................................ 156
Modify Users ..................................................... 160
Deleting Users .................................................. 164
Importing Users ............................................... 165
Creating a Group ............................................. 168
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Modifying a Group.......................................... 173
Deleting a Group ............................................. 179
Quotas....................................................................... 180
Network Shares...................................................... 185
Add/Modify Network Shares Wizard ........ 186
Deleting a Network Share ............................ 193
Resetting the Network Shares .................... 195
ISO Shares Setup Wizard............................... 196
Creating an ISO Image .................................. 200
ISO image Creation Wizard .......................... 201
ISO Name and File Path Settings ............... 202
ISO Tree Editing................................................ 205
Verifying the ISO image ................................ 206
Admin Password.................................................... 207
Network Management.............................................. 208
LAN Setup ................................................................ 208
IPv6 Settings ..................................................... 211
IPv6 Setup .......................................................... 212
Link Speed and LLTD Settings .................... 214
DDNS ......................................................................... 215
Port Forwarding..................................................... 216
Application Management........................................ 220
FTP server ................................................................ 220
Block IP List.............................................................. 221
Add-ons .................................................................... 225
Add-Ons ................................................................... 226
Installing Add-Ons from the Setup Wizard .. 226
Installing Add-ons from the Web UI ............... 229
AFP Service.............................................................. 231
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NFS Service.............................................................. 231
Multimedia Services............................................. 232
UPnP AV Server ...................................................... 236
iTunes Server .......................................................... 237
System Management ................................................ 238
Language ................................................................. 238
Time and Date ........................................................ 239
Device ....................................................................... 240
System Settings ..................................................... 241
Power Management ............................................ 242
Notifications............................................................ 244
Email Settings ................................................... 244
SMS Settings ..................................................... 245
Adding an SMS Service Provider ............... 246
Event Settings .................................................. 247
Logs............................................................................ 248
Firmware Upgrade ................................................ 249
USB Devices ............................................................ 250
UPS Settings ...................................................... 250
USB Storage Information.............................. 250
Printer Information ......................................... 251
System Status ............................................................... 252
System Info .............................................................. 252
Home.................................................................................... 254
My Photos ...................................................................... 255
Creating an Album ............................................... 257
Photo Album Wizard ............................................ 258
Editing Photos in an Album .............................. 262
Select a Photo as a Cover image...................... 265
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Select a Photo to Move ....................................... 267
Delete a Photo ....................................................... 269
Share a Photo to Picasa....................................... 270
Share a Photo to Facebook ................................ 273
Share a Photo to Flickr ........................................ 276
Deleting an Album ............................................... 279
Refreshing the Album Database ..................... 281
Managing Photos ................................................. 282
Slideshow Toolbar ........................................... 283
Beam a Slideshow to your TV ..................... 292
Photo Gallery .......................................................... 293
My Files ........................................................................... 295
My Files - Icons ............................................................. 296
Upload ...................................................................... 297
Download ................................................................ 299
Copy ........................................................................... 301
Move .......................................................................... 304
Delete ........................................................................ 306
Rename..................................................................... 308
Properties................................................................. 310
Create a Zip file from the Selected Folder.... 311
Add to Zip ................................................................ 312
Unzipping a Zipped File ..................................... 314
Unzipping a Tar File .............................................. 315
Opening a File ........................................................ 316
Previewing a File ................................................... 317
Share to Facebook ................................................ 318
Share to Picasa ....................................................... 319
Share to Flickr ......................................................... 320
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My Music ........................................................................ 321
My Music - The Interface .......................................... 323
My Music - The Categories ....................................... 324
My Music - The Categories ....................................... 325
My Music - Music on your DNS-327L ................... 326
My Music - Playback Music on an Apple device328
My Music - The Player ................................................ 329
My Music - Create a Playlist ..................................... 330
My Surveillance ........................................................... 332
My Surveillance ........................................................... 341
My Surveillance - Live View ..................................... 342
My Surveillance - Live View ..................................... 343
My Surveillance - Live View ..................................... 344
My Surveillance - Live Camera Panel Explained
II ......................................................................................... 345
My Surveillance - Single Camera Live Video
Mode ............................................................................... 346
My Surveillance - Full Screen Live Video Mode 347
My Surveillance - Digital Zoom Video Mode..... 348
My Surveillance - E-Map View ................................ 349
My Surveillance - Snapshot View .......................... 350
My Surveillance - Motion Detection Camera
Mode ............................................................................... 351
My Surveillance - Configuring Patrol Settings.. 352
My Surveillance - Configuring Patrol Preset
Points............................................................................... 353
My Surveillance - Viewing Preset Points ............. 354
My Surveillance - Live Video/Playback Settings355
My Surveillance - OSD Settings ............................. 356
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My Surveillance - Playback ...................................... 357
My Surveillance - Playback ...................................... 358
My Surveillance - Playback ...................................... 359
My Surveillance - Recording Information .......... 360
My Surveillance - Setup ............................................ 361
My Surveillance - Setup - Camera Setup ............ 362
My Surveillance -Search and Add Camera ......... 370
My Surveillance -Setup - Audio and Video ........ 373
My Surveillance - Setup - Recording Setup ....... 375
My Surveillance -Setup - Event Setup ................. 384
My Surveillance - Setup - E-map Upload ............ 387
My Surveillance - Setup - Backup.......................... 391
My Surveillance - Setup - Server Port .................. 396
My Surveillance - Status ........................................... 397
My Surveillance - Status ........................................... 398
My Favorites Application.......................................... 401
Adding Applications ............................................ 402
Applications ....................................................................... 403
FTP/HTTP Downloads ............................................... 403
Remote Backups.......................................................... 405
Create Wizard ......................................................... 406
Local Backups ......................................................... 410
Time Machine ......................................................... 411
Time Machine - On the Mac .............................. 412
Time Machine - Delete a Volume .................... 419
USB Backups ........................................................... 422
MTP Backups ..................................................... 423
USB Backups ..................................................... 423
MTP Backup Process....................................... 424
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USB Backup Process ....................................... 426
P2P Downloads...................................................... 428
Settings ............................................................... 428
Downloads ........................................................ 429
Amazon S3............................................................... 430
Creating an AWS Account ............................ 431
mydlink ..................................................................... 437
mydlink Verification ............................................. 438
mydlink Java Runtime Machine ....................... 440
Creating a New Folder ......................................... 445
mydlink Settings Details ..................................... 446
ShareCenter™ NAS Status ................................. 447
Deleting a mydlink device ................................. 448
Deleting a mydlink account .............................. 449
The mydlink Access NAS App ........................... 451
The mydlink Access NAS App - Features ...... 452
The mydlink Access NAS App - Compatibility453
Knowledge Base ............................................................455
What is RAID? ............................................................................ 455
RAID Options ..................................................................... 457
UPS Connectivity ..................................................................... 459
Deleting a UPS Slave....................................................... 463
USB Print Server ....................................................................... 465
Setting up a printer using Mac OS 10.8 ................... 468
Setting up a printer using Mac OS 10.8 ...........................
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Product Overview
The D-Link ShareCenter™ DNS-327L is a 2-Bay Cloud Network Storage device. When used with internal SATA drives, it enables
you to share documents, files, and digital media such as music, photos, and video with everyone in your home or in the office
network. Remotely accessing files through the internet is also possible using the built-in FTP server, Web File server and the
WebDAV protocol. Whether you are allowing access locally or over the internet, you can keep data safe by only giving rights
to specific users or groups. Users can also access their DNS-327L remotely using the mydlink portal, or using mobile devices
with the mydlink Access-NAS app on a mobile phone or tablet. When configuring the DNS-327L, you can create and assign
users and groups to folders with either read or read/write permissions. This is ideal for an office environment with employeespecific sensitive data or for the home where you can limit your children to age appropriate material. The DNS-327L will be
available to any computer (PC,Mac, or Linux) on your network, without the need to install any software.
You may back up yoru music, photos, and video collections to teh DNS-327L for safekeeping. Then enjoy the benefits of the
built-in UPnP AV media server as you stream digital content to compatible media players2 (such as those found in D-Link’s
MediaLounge product line). This feature is highly convenient as it allows you to turn off a computer that would normally be
needed for the same function.
The availability of four different hard drive modes (Standard, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID1) allows you to choose the configuration
best suited to your needs. Standard mode creates two separately accessible hard drives. JBOD combines both drives in linear
fashion for maximum space efficiency. RAID 0 combines both drives in a ‘striped’ configuration, which provides the highest
performance when using a Gigabit Ethernet connection. RAID 1 causes the drives to mirror each other, providing maximum
protection. If one drive fails while configured as RAID 1, the unaffected drive continues to function as a single drive until the
failed drive is replaced. The new drive will then be re-mirrored, allowing the DNS-327L to return to its full protection.
To further enhance your ShareCenter’s™ capabilities, the DNS-327L supports a proprietary mydlink service, provided to D-Link
customers only, serves as a portal to those users who wish to access their data from any location. Mydlink service supports list,
download, upload or delete files/folders and can see the status of a ShareCenter™ from any location via web browser.
The DNS-327L also has several Add-on features to enhance your experience, including PhotoCenter, Blogging, Transmission
and Audio Streamer among others.
1 Hard Drive(s) not included.
2 D-Link cannot guarantee full compatibility or proper playback with all codecs. Playback capability depends on the codec support of the UPnP™ AV media player.
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Before you Begin
• Check box contents
• Check system requirements
• Ensure that you have the hardware you need for your ShareCenter™ device
System Requirements
For best results, the following minimum requirements are recommended on any system used to configure and use the
ShareCenter™:
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Computer with: 1Ghz processor / 512MB RAM / 200MB available space / CD-ROM drive
Internet Explorer® version 8, Mozilla® Firefox® 4, Google® Chrome 3, or Apple® Safari® 4 and above
Windows® XP (with Service Pack 2), Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, Windows® 8
Mac OS® X 10.5.6 or greater
3.5” SATA Hard Drive(s)
Package Contents
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D-Link ShareCenter™ DNS-327L
CD-ROM with Manual and Software
Quick Installation Guide
12VDC 3A Output Power Adapter
CAT5E Ethernet Cable
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Features
The ShareCenter™ DNS-327L is an easy to install data storage platform used for remote access through a local network or from the
Internet. This ShareCenter™ supports up to 2 SATA hard drives and includes the product features listed below:
„ Equipped one 10/100/1000 Mbps auto-MDIX Gigabit Ethernet „ File System
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LAN port, 1000BASE-T support Half duplex and Full duplex mode
Embedded two SATA II 3.5” HDD interface, support 4TB HDD
2-bay Serial ATA with RAID 0/1 and JBoD supported
Equipped Ultra Cooler (Plastic housing + FAN speed control)
Trays for the hard drives.
Supports Real-Time Clock (RTC)
Network Options
• DHCP Client or Static IP
• NTP Client
• Windows 7/ Vista x32/64 PnP-X/ LLTD
• Dynamic DNS
• Bonjour
• UPnP Port Forwarding
• IPv6
Network File Services
• Supports Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8, Mac OSX 10.5+, Linux clients
• CIFS/SMB for Windows and Mac OS X and Linux
• NFSv3 Server for Linux and UNIX
• AFP3.3 for Mac OS X
• HTTP and HTTP/S for web browsers
• WebDAV
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• EXT4 for internal HDD
• FAT32, NTFS for USB external Storage
File System Management
• Unicode Support for both Samba and FTP server
• File sharing: Windows/ Mac/ Linux
• File Searching
FTP server
• FTP over explicit SSL/ TLS mode (FTPES)
• FTP bandwidth and connection control
• FTP support FXP
• IP Blocking
Disk Management
• Hot Swappable
• RAID: Standard, JBOD, 0, 1
• RAID 1 Auto/Manual Rebuild
• RAID migration: Standard to RAID 1
• Disk Status Monitoring (S.M.A.R.T)
• HDD S.M.A.R.T test
• Scandisk
• Support Advanced Format HDD
• AES based volume encryption
• Disk Roaming
• RAID roaming
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„ Folder Management
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• Share Folder Level Permission
• Supports ISO mount
• ISO creator
Remote File Sharing
• My Files (Web File Server)
• WebDAV
• FTP Server
• Mobile device accesss (mydlink Access NAS)
User/Group Management
• User/Group assignmentfor network sharing and FTP server
• Quota for user and group
• Assign users to multiple groups
• Create User/Import User(s) batch files
Backup Management
• Schedule Backup from PC to NAS (ShareCenter™ Sync)
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• Remote network backup (Rsync, Remote Snapshot)
• Apple Time Machine support
• Local Backup
• USB Backup
• USB Copy button
• Cloud Storage Backup (Amazon S3)
Download Management
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• HTTP/FTP schedule download
• Peer-to-peer (P2P) downloads, aMule and Transmission support
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• Support mydlink portal
• Support D-Link Storage Utility / Setup Wizard
• OS Support: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and Mac OS X
• Two access modes supported: Open (Share) mode and Account
(User) mode, no setup Account and Password necessary in open
mode
• Support Configuration file save/load
• System Status
• Email / SMS notifications
• Network Recycle Bin
• System /FTP Log (Syslog Client)
• Rescue F/W image
• Resource Monitor
• Multi-lingual GUI support
Power Management
• Power Saving (Disk idle spin-down)
• Automatic power recovery (with UPS)
• Schedule power on/off
• Auto-shutdown on UPS low battery
• Smart FAN control
• Network UPS
USB port support
• Print Server
• UPS monitoring
• External storage device
• MTP/PTP
Media Streaming
• UPnP AV Server
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• Support PS3 / XBOX 360
• Support UPnP AV > 4GB
• Comply with DLNA HNv1.5
• D-Link new Media Player (including Boxee) compatible
• Supports Logitech Squeeze Center
• Support Sonos Digital Music System via Samba
• iTunes Server
• Audio Streamer (icestation)
• My Music (Music Center)
• My Photos (Photo Center)
Cloud Service-mydlink Portal Web Access
• Remote Files Access through Web Browser
• Browse, Upload/Download, and Manage File/Folders
• Redirect to NAS Device UI for the Access of NAS Applications
• Email Notification to Registered mydlink Account
• Supports Zero configuration
Cloud Service–Mobile Apps (the “mydlink Access-NAS” app)
• Ability to Access Content from Mobile Devices
• Browse, Upload/Download, Open, and Manage File/Folders
• View Photo and Playback Multimedia Files
• Access to Media: Streaming for Music, Photo Galleries
• Content Classification : Classify Contents by “Photo, Music, Video,
and Document”
• Supports iOS, Android
Built-in Applications
• My Files (Web File Server)
• My Photos (Photo Center)
• My Music (Music Center)
• My Surveillance (Surveillance Center)
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• Access, and Manage (Copy, Move, Delete, Rename, zip/
unzip) Files through Web Browser
• Open Files on Web Browser or from PC’s Default Program
• Share Files to Social Network (Facebook, Picasa, Flickr)
• Shows File Properties
My Photos
• Generates Photo Library, and Sort by All Photos, and by
Timeline
• Creates Albums and Manage Photos
• Share Photos to Social Networks (Facebook, Picasa, Flickr)
• Views Photos through Cooliris
• Slideshows
• Supports AirPlay
• Shows and Adds GPS information of Photos
My Music
• Generates Music Library, and Sort by All Tracks, Albums,
Artists, and Genres
• Supports Playlist
• Integrates Music Player
• Supports AirPlay
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• Camera Auto Installation
• 4-Channel Motion JPEG, MPEG4 or H.264 Recording
• Audio & Video recording in Synchronization
• Auto Recycling Recording
• 4-channel Live Video
• 4-channel Synchronous Playback
• Recording Type : Record by Schedule, Manual Record
• E-map Support
• Backup Recorded Video
Add-ons Applications
• Multilingual Language Package
• Photo Center (Gallery2)
• Blog (Wordpress)
• Audio Streamer (icestation)
• Logitech Squeeze Center
• AjaXplorer
• aMule
• phpMyAdmin
• phpBB
• Joomla
• Transmission
Web Browsers supported
• Internet Explorer 8+
• Mozilla Firefox 4
• Apple Safari 4+
• Google Chrome 3+
• Opera 10
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Checking the Hardware Requirements
To use your DNS-327L, you will need at least one hard drive. If you plan to use RAID 1, which protects your data against one
hard drive failure, you will need two hard drives.
This section will help you:
• Select the hard drives
• Determine hard disk space you will need
• Ensure your data is protected
• Understand the basic requirements for a router or switch
Selecting Hard Drives:
You can use hard drives from any manufacturer and with any capacity with your DNS-327L The D-Link ShareCenter™ supports
standard 3.5” internal SATA drives. If you are unsure, ask your administrator or hard drive retailer/manufacturer to verify that
your hard drives meet this standard
*Warning - Any pre-existing data on the drives will be erased during installation.
Determining How Much Hard Drive Space you Need:
In order to protect your data from hard drive failure, your DNS-327L requires more space than what you will use for your data,
sometimes more than double the amount of space required.
Using a Router or Switch:
If you are connecting your ShareCenter™ to a router or switch, your router or switch needs to support Gigabit Ethernet
(1000Mbit/s) for maximum performance. The ShareCenter™ will auto-negotiate the highest connection speed available to
your router or switch. If you are using Port Bonding, use a managed switch.
Using an Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS):
We highly recommend that you use your ShareCenter™ in conjunction with an uninterrupted power supply (UPS), which will
protect against sudden loss in power and power surges.
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Hardware Overview
Front Panel
Top Panel
Front Panel
Left HDD/ Right HDD
USB Button
Power Button
COMPONENT
LED Indicators
DESCRIPTION
Top Panel
This panel unlatches simply by pressing the lever at the back. Unhook and lift up to insert or remove your hard drive(s).
Front Panel
The casing of the entire NAS
Power Button
Press once to power on the ShareCenter™. Press and hold the button for more than 5 seconds to power it down.
USB Button
Press once to activate USB or press and hold the button for more than 5 seconds to release USB activity.
Left HDD/Right HDD Indicates the position of the drive (Left or Right)
LED Indicators
Illuminates blue or red depending on activity (see the next page for details)
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LED Description
Power On/Off:
White Light - the device is on
Blinking Orange - the device
is booting or restarting
No Light - the device is off
USB On/Off:
White Light - the USB Storage is connected
Blinking Orange - transferring data, a USB device is being
installed or unmounted
Orange Light - USB storage failed to mount
No Light - No USB Storage or the device is off
HDD On/Off:
Orange Light(s) - the hard drives are faulty
No Light(s) - the hard drives are inactive
HDD On/Off:
White Light(s) - the hard drives are working
Blinking Orange Light(s) - the HDD(s) is writing/reading
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Rear Panel (Connections)
Top Panel
Latch
Label
Security Lock
Cooling Fan
Power Receptacle
USB Port
Gigabit Ethernet Port
COMPONENT
Cooling Fan
DESCRIPTION
The cooling fan is used to cool the hard drives and features speed control. When the unit is first powered on, the fans
rotate at a low speed and later rotate at a high speed when the temperature rises above 49 °C.
Power Receptacle
Use the Gigabit Ethernet port to connect the ShareCenter™ to the local network. The port is equipped with 2 LEDs. The
LED on the left will illuminate solid green for a good connection and will blink during data transmission. If this LED is
off, check the connection/cable to the device you are connecting to. The LED on the right will light solid for a Gigabit
connection and will remain off when connected to a 10/100 device.
Connect the supplied power cord to the receptacle.
USB Port
A single USB 3.0 (Type A) connector. The USB Host port is for Print Servers, USB memory disks, or USB UPS monitoring.
Latch
Security Lock
Press the latch to release the Top Panel and insert or remove the hard drives
Gigabit Ethernet Ports
Prevent theft by tying a cable to the ShareCenter™ NAS and a desk. Cable is sold separately.
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Bottom Panel
Product Details
Reset Button
COMPONENT
Product Details
DESCRIPTION
Information about the product - DNS-327L Serial Number, Part Number, Manufacturer Number
Reset Button
Press and hold this button for more than 5 seconds to reset the unit to factory defaults.
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Getting Started
Hardware Setup
This User Guide will help you get your ShareCenter™ set up in just a few steps. To install the ShareCenter™ on your local network,
refer to the steps below, or skip to page 17 to run the setup wizard which will show you how to install and configure your
DNS-327L.
Step 1 - Remove the top panel by firmly
pressing the latch at the back.
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Step 2 - Once the faceplate is unlatched,
pull it off the the device to expose the
devices’s bays.
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Step 3 - Attach the hard drive brackets
to the sides of your hard drives with the
included screws. Ensure the brackets are
aligned so that when the hard drive is
inserted, the arrow on the bracket points
to the front of the ShareCenter™ .
Step 4 - Insert up to two 3.5” SATA hard
drives into the drive bays.
Note: Make sure to align the drive connector to the SATA connector at the back edge inside the drive bay of the ShareCenter™.
Gently push the drive in until it connects. When a drive is inserted properly, you will feel it “set” into the connector. Some hard
drives that are thin or oddly shaped may need to be inserted carefully into position. If a drive is not properly set in place, the
hard drive LED will not illuminate after powering on the device.
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Step 5 - Re-attach the top panel. Ensure the
latch is inserted inside the panel.
Step 6 - Connect an Ethernet cable to the
Ethernet port. This cable should connect
the ShareCenter™ to your local network via
a router, switch, or directly to a computer for
configuration (cross-over cable required).
Step 7 - Connect the power adapter to
the power receptacle.
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Zero Configuration Setup
If you have a mydlink-enabled Cloud Router, you can take advantage of Zero Configuration. Zero Configuration automatically
configures your NAS’s settings for you, and adds it to your mydlink account automatically. This type of setup allows you to
set up your DNS-327L by simply plugging it in and connecting it to your router.
Connect your NAS to your mydlink-enabled Cloud Router and Zero Configuration will automatically configure your DNS-327L
and automatically add it to your mydlink account. After the short time it takes to do this you can remotely access
your NAS from the www.mydlink.com website to manage and monitor your DNS-327L.
Connect the Ethernet Cable
Use the included Ethernet cable and plug it into the NAS. Plug the other end into an available port on your router. If you wish
to use your NAS wirelessly, you will be able to remove the cable from the router after Zero Configuration Setup is complete.
Attach the External Power Adapter
Connect the power adapter to the power connector on your NAS, then plug the power adapter into a wall outlet.
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Check Your mydlink Account
Open a web browser and login to your mydlink account. The mydlink page will check for new devices and display a New device
Found! pop-up notification in the bottom-left corner. Click the notification to continue.
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Double-click the device to add it to your mydlink devices. If you wish to add it immediately, click Yes, but if you are unsure of what to do click No.
The pop-up screen displays the Device Name, mydlink number, Network Name, and Admin Password. If you are unsure of what to do, you can
always go back to Advanced Settings.
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After the DNS-327L is registered, you will be able to access all information about the NAS from the cloud service. This service is already available
locally but the mydlink service provides a way for you to view these details from any location. From this location, you can view all physical disk
information, and configure RAID. Please be advised that configuring RAID over the mydlink service will slow your system down and this service
depends on your ISP and the speeds you are using to connect to mydlink.
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If you have decided to format your NAS using mydlink, select the RAID method from the drop-down list and the click Format button. A pop-up
message appears asking you to confirm your choice to format the volume using mydlink. Click Yes to format, No to return to the menu.
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The format process takes a while to finish. The format process depends on the speed of your network connection and client CPU.
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Once the format process is complete, mydlink cloud will show you the RAID status and the Volume Status. It also displays the size of the drive
avaiable and used.
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mydlink on the DNS-327L
The DNS-327L provides a different UI experience than the usual NAS interface. once connected to the mydlink service. Click the Application button
you can access My Music, My Files, My Photos, and P2P Downloads from the main panel.
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Windows Installation
Setup Wizard
To run the Setup Wizard, insert the ShareCenter™ CD into your CD-ROM drive.
Step 1 - When the autorun screen appears, click Install
Note: Windows Firewall presents you with a warning message to
unblock the device. Click Unblock to give your computer access to
the NAS.
Step 2 - Select the Language of your choice and then click the Start
button.
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Install the Hard Drives
Step 3 - Follow the instructions to remove the top cover of your
ShareCenter™ .
Click Next to continue.
Step 4 - Attach the Hard Drives Bracket(s) to the side of the hard
drives as indicated.
Click Next to continue.
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Step 5 - Slide one, or two hard drive into an available hard drive bay of your ShareCenter™.
Click Next to continue.
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Connect to your Network
Step 6 - With the hard drives installed properly into each bay, close
the chassis by re-attaching the top panel into place.
Click Next to continue.
Step 7 - Connect a CAT5 Ethernet cable to your ShareCenter™ and
connect the other end to a switch or router (Local LAN).
Click Next to continue.
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Power and Device Selection
Step 8 - Connect the power adapter connector to the power
receptacle on the back of the ShareCenter™ . Then, power on the
ShareCenter™ by pressing the power button located in the front
panel.
Click Next to continue.
Step 9 - With the power on, press the Next button on the device and
check and make sure the IP address of your ShareCenter™ matches
what you see on the screen.
Note: Allow 1-2 minutes for the DNS-327L to be recognized.
Click Next to continue.
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Step 10 - A warning message will appear prompting you to confirm
the device. Click Yes, to proceed.
Click Next to continue.
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Admin Password
Step 11 - Enter the administrator password. If this is the first time
you are doing the installation on this NAS, leave the password blank.
Click Next to continue.
Step 12 - In this step you can create a new password for the Admin
username. It is recommended you set a password, however you may
also leave the fields blank.
Click Next to continue.
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Networking Setup
Step 13 - You may either use Static IP or DHCP to configure the IP
network settings of the ShareCenter™. If you select Static IP, then
enter the IP parameters as listed.
Click Next to continue.
You may also use DHCP to configure the IP network settings of the
ShareCenter™. In this situation, leave the parameters blank as your
router should automatically configure them.
Click Next to continue.
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Step 14 - Configure the Device Information. Type the workgroup
name, a name and a description for the device. This workgroup
works best when it uses the same name as your current workgroup
settings. If you haven’t setup a workgroup yet, type a name that
best suits the environment or leave the default “workgroup” name.
Click Next to continue.
Step 15 - Configure the System Time. Select a Time Zone from
the drop-down list. Click Enable NTP Server and select NTP Server
from the drop-down list if your network is conected to the internet.
Set the Date & Time settings using the calendar drop-down menu.
Configure the time settings by manually configuring the Hour,
Minute, and Second settings or just click the “Set time from my
computer” button.
Click Next to continue.
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Step 16 - The Disk Information window provides the current RAID
Type. However, if this isn’t already configured, read the instructions
under the Note.
Click Next to continue.
Step 17 - The RAID Configuration window provides more detailed
Physical Disk information. Here you can analyse your Disk, Vendor,
Model number, Serial number, and Disk size. Under Select RAID
Type, there are four options to choose from. Standard, JBOD, RAID
0, and RAID 1. Selecting each one provides a brief description of
which each RAID format offers. See illustrations below and check
the Knowledge Base at the back of this manual for more RAID
descriptions. Skip this step if you have setup this system before.
By default Standard is selected.
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Step 17 - Select JBOD to see your configuration options.
Step 17 - Select RAID 0 to see your configuration options.
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Step 17 - Select RAID 1 to see your configuration options. When you
select RAID 1, the Auto-Rebuild Settings tab appears. The AutoRebuid Settings tab allows you to enable or disable Auto-Rebuild
the RAID. This is necessary should the RAID fail.
Note - In Step 18 we resume the settings wizard using the Standard
RAID configuration. Please see images further down for other
configurations.
Note - Once you have configured the RAID of your choice, skip ahead
to Step 41. Otherwise scroll through this manual to view other RAID
installation options.
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RAID OPTIONS
Standard - Step 18
JBOD - Step 23
RAID 0 - Step 29
RAID 1 - Step 35
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Step 18 - Click Next to configure the Standard RAID or click SKIP
to bypass this step.
Step 19 - Map Drive to Network. This window makes it possible
for you and users on your network to communicate with your NAS
directly. The Map Drive assigns a letter to each Volume on your NAS.
See Mapping a Drive further in the manual for more details.
Click Next to continue.
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Once you have completed the previous step, the Wizard automatically
creates mapping drives to your configured Volumes.
Click Next to continue.
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Step 20 - Volume Configuration Summary. This window provides
a detailed summary of your current configuration. If you are satisfied
with your configuration click Next or if you want to change your
settings click PREV to go back and change your settings. Read the
details carefully before making your choice.
Step 21 - When you click Next, you are prompted to verify your
decision before you continue.
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Step 22 - The Wizard software starts the formatting process.
Initializing, formatting and finally Success. This completes the
Format process. Click Next to continue.
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Step 23 - Under RAID Configuration, Select RAID Type, choose
JBOD. Read the JBOD RAID configuration requirements.
Click Next to continue.
Step 24 - Under JBOD more than one disk is classified as a complete
Volume so when mapping a drive, only one drive letter is needed.
Map Drive to Network only shows one drive.
Click Next to continue.
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Step 25 - The Volume Configuration Summary displays a detailed
summary of JBOD.
Click Next to continue.
Step 26 - Click Next, you are prompted to verify your decision before
you continue. Click Yes to continue.
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Step 27 - The JBOD is initialized, formatted, and complete in 3
easy steps. Do not click any buttons while this process is ongoing.
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Step 28 - To verify your JBOD, login to your NAS, go to Management. Disk Management, and Hard Drive Configuration.
This shows the current status of your drives.
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Step 29 - Under RAID Configuration, Select RAID Type, choose
RAID 0. Read the RAID 0 configuration requirements.
Click Next to continue.
Step 30 - With RAID 0, the two drives are striped into one Volume,
making it appear that you have one drive.
Map Drive to Network indicates that the NAS has separated the
drive into 2 Volumes. To explain, if the size of the two drives are
different , the spare drive space will be formatted as a JBOD volume.
It is better to have drives of the same sizes.
Click Next to continue.
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Step 31 - The Volume Configuration Summary, displays the details
of the new configuration.
Click Next to continue.
Step 32 - Verify your configuration selection before continuing. Click
Yes to continue
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Step 33 - The RAID 0 is initialized, formatted, and complete in 3 easy steps. Do not click any buttons while this process is
ongoing.
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Step 34 - To verify your RAID 0, login to your NAS, go to Management. Disk Management, and Hard Drive Configuration.
This shows the current status of your drives.
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Step 35 - Under RAID Configuration, Select RAID Type, choose
RAID 1. Read the RAID 1 configuration requirements.
Click Next to continue.
Step 36 - With RAID 1, the drives are mirrored for redundancy. Map
Drive to Network indicates that the NAS has separated the drive
into a RAID array.
Note: If the size of these two drives are different, the spare drive
space will be formatted as JBOD Volume.
Click Next to continue.
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Step 37 - The Volume Configuration Summary, displays the details
of the new configuration.
Click Next to continue.
Step 38 - Verify your configuration selection before continuing. Click
Yes to continue
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Step 39 - The RAID 1 is initialized, formatted, and complete in 3 easy steps. Do not click any buttons while this process is
ongoing.
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Step 40 - To verify your RAID 1, login to your NAS, go to Management. Disk Management, and Hard Drive Configuration.
This shows the current status of your drives.
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Step 41 - The DNS-327L also offers Add-on Packages. AjaXplorer,
Blog, Photo Center, Joomla, Transmission, Audio Streamer,
aMule, phpBB, and phpMyAdmin are offered by default.
Alternatively, you can install the add-on packages available on the
CD or from the D-Link website at a later stage. Refer to page 223 for
details.
Click Next to accept these installations or click SKIP to continue. If
you wish not to install Squeeze Center please continue to Step 45
Step 42 - If you wish to install the remaining Add-on Package, click
the box next to Squeeze Center. However, if you are not sure what
Squeeze Center does or do not wish to install it, skip this process.
Squeeze Center is a Logitech Media Server application. More
information can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logitech_
Media_Server.
Click Next to accept these installations or click SKIP to continue.
Once you have selected it and clicked Next a window will appear
for you to download the application at a different location.
Click Next to accept these installations or click SKIP to continue.
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Step 43 - Opting to download the Squeeze Center
automatically opens your default browser to download the
application. Once Squeeze Center is downloaded, continue
with the rest of the installation. Click Save to save the file to
your local hard drive.
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Step 44 - Copy the Squeeze Center package from your local hard drive to Volume_1 of the ShareCenter™ .
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Step 45 - Watch the Add-on Packages being installed.
Step 46 - Once the Add-on Packages are installed click Next.
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Step 47 - The next two screens displays the installed Add-on Packages. Click Next to continue to the next window.
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Connecting to the mydlink
Step 48 - D-Link has provided a mydlink service that allows you
to remotely access the files from your NAS through the mydlink
portal. Read the installation instructions and wait for the process
to complete.
Click Next to continue.
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Step 49 - The wizard connects you to the mydlink servers and
configures your cloud service.
Click Next to continue.
Step 50 - When the wizard fails to connects you to the mydlink
servers and configures your cloud service, the following screen
appears to warn you of your network configuration.
Click Next to continue.
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Step 51 - The next screen allows you to setup the remote mydlink
cloud service. Select the Yes radio button if you already have a
mydlink account.
Enter your email address and password.
Click Next to continue.
Step 52 - Alternatively, you can create a new account if you select
“No, I need to sign up for a new account.”
Enter your email address and a password that you can remember.
Then retype the password, enter a First Name and a Last Name. Then
click the checkbox that reads:
“I accept the mydlink terms and conditions.”
Click Next to continue.
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Step 53 - A message appears asking you to verify your email address
and account.
Click OK to continue.
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Wizard Complete
Step 54 - The mydlink section of the wizard installation is complete.
The wizard provides you with a mydlink number. You can also tick
the Add mydlink to My Favorites checkbox, or Save a shortcut
to mydlink on my computer checkbox. You can use this mydlink
number for future reference.
Click Finish to continue.
Step 55 - The ShareCenter™ Setup Wizard is complete. Click Finish
to exit the wizard and start using your DNS-327L.
Your ShareCenter™ is now installed and ready to use. If your drives
are mapped using the wizard, you will be able to access them under
your ‘My Computer’ icon.
If you did not use the wizard to map the drives, you can manually map
or access the created volumes through your computers operating
system. Detailed configurations using the Web UI is explained in the
configuration section of this manual.
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Mapping a Drive
Map a Volume on your DNS-327L using Windows® Explorer in Windows® 7.
Step 1 - Press the Windows key and the letter E on your keyboard
at the same time.
The right-side panel displays a list of your hard drives, removable
storage, and network locations. If you do not have any network
locations, this may be the first time you set up a network drive.. Begin
by clicking on ‘Map Network Drive’
Step 2 - The Map Network Drive screen appears. Choose a Drive letter,
click Browse to find your network.
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Step 3 - Windows will automatically detect all devices on your
network including your ShareCenter™
Step 4 - Click on your ShareCenter™ to see the volumes you created
earlier. Then select the volume that you wish to access and click OK.
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Step 5 - After selecting your volume, click Finish to proceed.
Step 6 - The drive will then appear in your Windows® Explorer under
Network. This means the drive is active and ready for use.
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Alternative methods to Mapping a Drive
You can also map a drive using the D-Link Storage Utility. Once
the DNS-327L is discovered in the Storage Utility, and the LAN
configuration settings are complete, finding the drives happens
automatically. Select the drive letter and click Connect. To disconnect
the drive, click the Disconnect button.
Another method is using the Setup Wizard. As you go
through the Setup Wizard process, there is a step in the
process to map the drive. See the image here.
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Mac - Setup Wizard Installation
To run the Setup Wizard, insert the ShareCenter™ CD into your CD-ROM drive.
Step 1 - When the autorun screen appears, doubleclick the dmg file.
Step 2 - Double-click the SetupWizardDNS icon.
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Step 3 - Click Start to begin the wizard.
Step 4 - Follow the instructions on the screen (Pull the Top out) and
click Next.
Click Previous if you want to go back and make changes to any parts
of your past configuration options.
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Step 5 - Follow the instructions on the screen (Attach the Hard Drive
Bracket(s) and click Next.
Step 6 - Follow the instructions on the screen (Install the Hard
Drive(s) and click Next.
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Step 7 - Follow the instructions on the screen (Attach the Faceplate)
and click Next.
Step 8 - Follow the instructions on the screen (Connect to your
Network) and click Next.
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Step 9 - Follow the instructions on the screen (Power on the NAS)
and click Next.
Step 10 - Return to the DNS-327L on your desktop and click the
device if you see it onscreen. Alternatively, if you do not see the
DNS-327L , check the settings as explained previously.
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Step 11 - A warning message appears. Read the instructions before
proceeding. If all is working, click Yes. Otherwise click No and check
your set up again.
Step 12 - Enter an admin Password. If you have setup this system
before, use the password you used before. Otherwise leave the
password field blank. Click Next to continue.
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Step 13 - If you have entered a wrong password from a previous
installation, a warning message prompts you to relog-in. Click OK
to continue.
Step 14 - Create a new password and verify that password by filling
in the Confirm Password field.
Click Next.
Click Previous if you want to go back and make changes to any parts
of your past configuration options.
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Step 15 - To configure the Device IP, select either DHCP or Static IP.
In this window, we select DHCP (the router automatically configures
the Device IP ) and click Next.
Click Previous if you want to go back and make changes to any parts
of your past configuration options.
Step 16 - To configure the Device IP, select either DHCP or Static
IP. In this window, we select Static IP (you manually configure the
Device IP ) and click Next.
Click Previous if you want to go back and make changes to any parts
of your past configuration options.
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Step 17 - To configure the Device Information, enter the particulars
in the fields provided: Workgroup, Name, and Description.
Click Next.
Click Previous if you want to go back and make changes to any parts
of your past configuration options.
Step 18 - To configure the System Time, select a Time Zone from the
drop-down list. Click Enable NTP Server if you are connected to one.
Select a NTP server from the drop-down list. Enter a Date and Time
manually or click Set time from my computer.
Click Next.
Click Previous if you want to go back and make changes to any parts
of your past configuration options.
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Step 19 - The Wizard displays the Disk Information.
Click Next.
Click Previous if you want to go back and make changes to any parts
of your past configuration options.
Step 20 - To configure RAID, select one of the RAID Types from the list
(Standard, JBOD, RAID 0, and RAID 1). Selecting each one provides a
brief description of which each RAID format offers. See illustrations
below and check the Knowledge Base at the back of this manual for
more RAID descriptions. Skip this step if you have setup this system
before
Click Next.
Click Previous if you want to go back and make changes to any parts
of your past configuration options.
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Step 21 - Now that you have set the RAID, a Volume Configuration
Summary shows you details about your settings.
Click Next.
Click Previous if you want to go back and make changes to any parts
of your past configuration options.
Step 22 - Before the RAID configuration is set, a warning message
appears to inform you that all data will be erased.
Click Next.
Click Previous if you want to go back and make changes to any parts
of your past configuration options.
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Step 23 - The format begins.
Click Next.
Click Previous if you want to go back and make changes to any parts
of your past configuration options.
Step 24 - The formated process is successful.
Click Next.
Click Previous if you want to go back and make changes to any parts
of your past configuration options.
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Step 25 - The format is complete.
Click Next.
Click Previous if you want to go back and make changes to any parts
of your past configuration options.
Step 26 - To install the Add-ons, select the Add-ons. you wish to
install. The Squeeze Center is the only Add-on that is not checked
by default. When you click this. download details are provided.
Click OK.
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Step 27- Alternatively, install the default Add-ons.
Click Next.
Click Previous if you want to go back and make changes to any parts
of your past configuration options.
Step 28 - The Add-on packages are installed.
Click Next.
Click Previous if you want to go back and make changes to any parts
of your past configuration options.
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Step 29 - Add-ons complete.
Click Next.
Click Previous if you want to go back and make changes to any parts
of your past configuration options.
Step 30 - This screen displays all the packages installed but it
doesn’t enable all the packages by default. Depending on how many
packages you initially installed, there are two package screens.
Click Next to view the next screen.
Click Previous if you want to go back and make changes to any parts
of your past configuration options.
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Step 31 - The second screen.
Click Next to view the next screen.
Click Previous if you want to go back and make changes to any parts
of your past configuration options.
Step 32 - Setup the mydlink administration.
Click Next to view the next screen.
Click Previous if you want to go back and make changes to any parts
of your past configuration options.
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Step 33 - The NAS starts to link to the internet and register mydlink.
Click Next to view the next screen.
Click Previous if you want to go back and make changes to any parts
of your past configuration options.
Step 34- If you are unable to connect to the mydlink registration
site, a warning message notifies you of an unsuccessful connection.
Click OK to continue. Check your connection settings or your NAS
settings.
Click Previous if you want to go back and make changes to any parts
of your past configuration options.
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Step 35 - When the connection settings are correct, the mydlink
server provides the connection details.
The next screen allows you to setup the
remote mydlink cloud service. Select the Yes radio
button if you already have a mydlink account.
Enter your email address and password.
Click Next to view the next screen.
Click Previous if you want to go back and make changes to any parts
of your past configuration options.
Step 36 - Alternatively, you can create a new account if you select
“No, I need to sign up for a new account.”
Enter your email address and a password that you can remember.
Then retype the password, enter a First Name and a Last Name. Then
click the checkbox that reads:
“I accept the mydlink terms and conditions.”
Click Next to continue.
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Step 37 - A message appears asking you to verify your email address
and account.
Click OK to continue.
Step 38 - The mydlink section of the wizard installation is complete.
The wizard provides you with a mydlink number. You can also tick
the Add mydlink to My Favorites checkbox, or Save a shortcut
to mydlink on my computer checkbox. You can use this mydlink
number for future reference.
Click Finish to continue.
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Step 39 - The setup is complete.
Click Finish.
Step 40 - You can now view the DNS-327L in the
Finder on the left panel.
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Step 41 - Click the icon to view contents on your NAS.
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Configuration
Managing your DNS-327L
ShareCenter™ Web UI (User Interface) is a browser-based utility that allows you to manage and configure the different tools and services. The Web
UI is divided into three main sections:
1. Home
2. Applications
3. Management
SECTION
OPTION
DESCRIPTION
Home - My Folder
My Photos
My Files
My Music
My Surveillance
My Favorites Application
Create albums and manage photos, share photos through social networking sites, and slideshows
Access files on your NAS via a web browser
Access your music collection. Add tracks, albums, etc
View and control security cameras connected to your NAS
Add the favorite applications you use on a regular basis to the Home page
SECTION
OPTION
DESCRIPTION
Applications
FTP/HTTP Downloads
Remote Backup
Local Backups
Configure FTP and HTTP download settings
Configure remote backup services
Configures local backups, Time Machine© settings, and USB backups
P2P Downloads
My Files
Amazon S3
Configure your P2P downloads and control your download schedules
Access files on your NAS via a web browser
Create, modify, and delete your Amazon S3© settings
SECTION
OPTION
DESCRIPTION
Management
Setup Wizard
Disk Management
Account Management
Step by step guide through password & time settings, connectivity, and device configuration
Configures disk volumes, RAID, and performs disk diagnostics
Configures user and group management, network shares
Network Management
Application Management
System Management
Configures LAN, Dynamic DNS, and Port Forwarding
Configures FTP, add-ons, AFP, NFS, and multimedia services
Configures language, time and date, device, and system settings. Also allows you to control power,
notifications, view logs, do firmware upgrades, and manage USB devices.
Displays system and hard drive information along with resource monitoring
System Status
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D-Link Storage Utility
When first powered on, during the initial boot sequence, the ShareCenter™ will wait to be assigned an IP address via DHCP. If it
does not receive a DHCP assigned IP address, the ShareCenter™ will be automatically assigned a 169.254.xxx.xxx address. It is
recommended that you use the included D-Link Storage Utility software when accessing and configuring the ShareCenter™ for
the first time. If you want to change the IP address before logging in or you are having trouble connecting to the ShareCenter™
IP address, you can use the Storage Utility software included on the product CD to locate the device on your network and
make any necessary changes.
Network Storage The D-Link Storage Utility displays any ShareCenter™
Device: devices it detects on the network here.
Refresh: Click Refresh to refresh the device list.
Configuration: Click Configuration to access the Web based configuration
of the ShareCenter™.
LAN: Configure the LAN Settings for the ShareCenter™ here.
Apply: Click Apply to save changes to the LAN Settings.
Drive Mapping: Volumes available for mapping are displayed here.
Available Drive Choose an available drive letter. Click Connect to map
Letters: the selected volume. Click Disconnect to disconnect the
selected mapped volume.
About: Click About to view the software version of the Easy
Search Utility.
Exit: Click Exit to close the utility.
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Select the ShareCenter™ from the list and click the Configuration
button. This will launch the computer’s default web browser and
direct it to the IP address listed for the device. Make sure the browser
is not configured to use a proxy server.
Note: The computer used to access the ShareCenter ™ webbased configuration manager must be on the same subnet as
the ShareCenter.™ If your network is using a DHCP server and the
computer receives IP settings from DHCP server, the ShareCenter
™will automatically be in the same subnet.
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D-Link Storage Utility - For Mac
Step 1: To get started with the ShareCenter™ Storage Utility for Mac, insert the
supplied CD into your CD-ROM drive: Double-click the .dmg file.
1
Step 2: Double-click the .dmg file to install the program. In the
end you should have the D-link Storage Utility for Mac.
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Step 3: This opens the D-Link Storage Utility
Step 4: Make sure you are connected to your local LAN. Click the Refresh button.
The D-Link Storage Utility displays the D-Link DNS-327L.
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Step 5: The Storage Utility now shows the DNS-327L, the LAN configuration
(toggle between DHCP and manual), and the Volume details.
Use the drop-down list to configure your LAN settings and click Apply.
Step 6: To configure the NAS, click the configuration button. This opens your
default browser. Log in and configure.
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Step 7: To map the NAS volume, select a Volume from the list then click the
Connect button.
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Step 8: The Log-in window appears. Select Guest or Registered User.
Step 9: Enter a username and password for the DNS-327L and click Connect.
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Step 10: A pop-up window appears notifying you that mapping the drive was
a success. Click OK to continue. Use the Disconnect button to disconnect from
the mapped drive(s).
Step 11: Finder now opens the drive and displays the DNS-327L under the
Shared column on the left and the Volumes on the right.
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Step 12: When you click the About button it displays the software version
number. This comes in handy when updating to a new version.
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Web UI Login
To access the Web UI, open the D-Link Storage utility, select DNS-327L from the Network Storage Device list, then click the
Configuration button.
The following screen will appear:
Select System Administrator and enter the password created during
the Setup Wizard. Click Login.
Note: The computer used to access the ShareCenter™ web-based configuration manager must be on the same subnet as the
ShareCenter™. If your network is using a DHCP server and the computer receives IP settings from the DHCP, the ShareCenter™ will
automatically be in the same subnet.
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Web UI General Layout
Home
After logging in, the ShareCenter™ Home’ tab will appear. You will see the Applications and Management tabs alongside of it.
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Applications
The Applications tab contains FTP/HTTP Downloads, Remote Backups, Local Backups, P2P Downloads, My Files, and Amazon S3 icons. Click on
each icon to see the submenus.
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Management
The Management tab contains the Setup Wizard, Disk Management, Account Management, Network Management, Application Management,
System Management, and Status icons. Click on each icon to see the submenus.
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Management
Setup Wizard (Web UI)
The ShareCenter™ has a Setup Wizard that allows you to quickly configure some of the basic device settings. Click the Setup Wizard icon to start
the Setup Wizard.
Step 1 - Click the Run Wizard button to start the setup wizard.
Step 2 - Click Next to continue.
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Step 3 - Update the administrator account password here and confirm the
password or leave it blank.
Click Next to continue.
Step 4 - Set the time zone from the drop-down menu to the appropriate
geographical zone closest to your location.
Click Next to continue or click Skip to ignore these settings.
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Step 5 - Select DHCP to obtain IP settings automatically from a DHCP server
(router) or Static to assign the parameters below manually.
IP Address: Enter an IP address for the DNS-327L.
Subnet Mask: Enter the subnet mask of your network.
Gateway IP Address: Enter the IP address of your gateway (usually the local
IP of your router).
DNS Servers: Enter the IP address(es) of your DNS server(s). DNS1 is usually the
IP address of your router.
Click Next to continue or click Skip to ignore these settings.
Step 6 - Here you can assign a workgroup and name to the ShareCenter™ with
a short description.
Click Next to continue or click Skip to ignore these settings.
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Step 7 - Click Account and enter your e-mail information in the boxes provided
to receive Event Alerts from the ShareCenter™ . Click the
button to test your settings.
Click Next to continue or click Skip to ignore these settings.
Step 8 - Click Anonymous to create a random account with no specific settings.
Click the Test Email button to test your settings.
Click Next to continue or click Skip to ignore these settings.
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Step 9 - Click the Previous button to go back and check your settings. If you
are satisfied with the settings, click the Finish button to save and complete the
wizard. Click Exit to end the wizard without saving the settings.
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Disk Management
Hard Drive Configuration
To setup the Hard Drive RAID configuration of your ShareCenter™, click on the Management tab and then the Disk Management icon. Select the
Hard Drive Configuration menu item on the left of the window. This menu will allow you to set the RAID type and format your hard drives.
Hard Drive Your ShareCenter ™ hard drives can be
Configuration: configured here and formatted in various RAID
configurations.
Current Raid Type: If the drives are already formatted the RAID
configuration will be displayed here.
Set RAID type and Click on this button to launch a wizard that
Reformat: allows you to select the RAID configuration
and format the drives.
Auto-Rebuild If you have chosen RAID 1 as the configuration
Configuration: option, then set the Auto-Rebuild function
here using the radio buttons.
Enable Auto-Rebuild: Enabling Auto-Rebuild will rebuild a failed
RAID 1 drive when a new drive has replaced
the degraded one.
Disable Auto-Rebuild: If you do not want to automatically rebuild
drives after a failure when using the RAID 1
functionality then you can check this option.
Note: You can still rebuild a drive using the RAID
1 functionality however you must initiate the
rebuild manually.
Manual Rebuild Now: If Auto-Rebuild is disabled then you can use
the Manual Rebuild option by clicking this
button.
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Hard Drive Configuration Wizard
When you click on the Set RAID type and Re-Format button in the Disk Management-Hard Drive Configuration menu a wizard will start, allowing
you to format your drives and create the volume RAID format. The following is an example of a standard volume configuration:
The Hard Drive Configuration page displays the current RAID
configuration under ‘Current RAID Type’.
Click Set RAID Type and Re-Format.
The Setup Wizard begins.
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The ‘Physical Disk Information’ page displays all of the hard drives on the
DNS-327L. It shows the array number, vendor, model, serial number, and
drive capacity.
Click Next to continue.
Select the format you want by clicking on the RAID type box (highlight
in blue).
Click Next to continue.
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Volume Encryption encodes your Volumes to keep it safe from hackers.
Select the Volume you wish to encrypt by clicking in the box next to it.
You can select one Volume or many.
Click Next to continue.
A warning messege appears indicating a slowdown in access speeds.
Click Yes to continue.
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Click Auto Mount if you wish the encrypted file to be automatically
mounted. Enter a password and re-enter the same password to verify
your settings.
Click Next to continue, Previous to edit any settings, or Exit to leave the
configuration process.
The Volume Configuration Summary, shows a mapping of the Volume
Name, the RAID type, the File System used, the Size, and the Disk.
Click Format to continue, Previous to go back to your past settings, or
Exit to cancel any changes.
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A warning message will appear to inform you that all volumes and data
will be formatted and erased.
Click Yes to continue.
Partitioning will now begin. Please be patient while this process takes
place. Do not turn off your NAS during this process.
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Once the partition is completed, the formatting process will begin. A
graphical bar will show the volume being formatted. Do not turn off your
NAS during this process.
If you would like to change your settings at this stage, click Exit.
The system will now update all of the changes made.
Please be patient during this process. Do not turn off your NAS during
this process.
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The wizard is now complete. It shows the Volume number(s), file system
selected, the type of RAID, and the disk formation in the RAID.
Click Finish to complete the process and start using your DNS-327L.
Confirm encryption on the Volume by going to Management, Disk
Management, Volume Encryption.
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Select the encrypted Volume and click the Save button. This will save the
Encrypted Key on your local hard drive for future reference.
Save the file to your local hard drive. Depending on your browser, click
OK to save
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JBOD
Select JBOD to create a single volume from all of the drives.
Click Next to continue.
Volume Encryption encodes your Volumes to keep it safe from hackers.
Select the Volume you wish to encrypt by clicking in the box next to it.
You can select one Volume or many.
Click Next to continue.
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A warning messege appears indicating a slowdown in access speeds.
Click Yes to continue.
Click Auto Mount if you wish the encrypted file to be automatically
mounted. Enter a password and re-enter the same password to verify
your settings.
Click Next to continue, Previous to edit any settings, or Exit to leave the
configuration process.
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If you do not enter a password in the field provided, a message will prompt
you to do so. Click Yes to enter Auto Mount and Password details.
Click Next to continue.
The Volume Configuration Summary, shows a mapping of the Volume
Name, the RAID type, the File System used, the Size, and the Disk.
Click Format to continue, Previous to go back to your past settings, or
Exit to cancel any changes.
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A warning message will appear to inform you that all volumes and data
will be formatted and erased.
Click Yes to continue.
Partitioning will now begin. Please be patient while this process takes
place. Do not turn off your NAS during this process.
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Once the partition is completed, the formatting process will begin. A
graphical bar will show the volume being formatted. Do not turn off your
NAS during this process.
If you would like to change your settings at this stage, click Exit.
The system will now update all of the changes made.
Please be patient during this process. Do not turn off your NAS during
this process.
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The wizard is now complete. It shows the Volume number(s), file system
selected, the type of RAID, and the disk formation in the RAID.
Click Finish to complete the process and start using your DNS-327L.
In order to confirm the Volume on the drive is encrypted. go to
Management, Disk Management, Volume Encryption.
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RAID 0
Select RAID 0 (stripes all of the drives).
Click Next to continue.
RAID Size Settings allows you to tweak the size of the RAID Volume. Use
the slider to change the RAID size or enter an amount in the field provided.
Click the “Configure the remaining disk space as JBOD” if you wish to
use the remaining space for another RAID configuration.
Click Next to continue.
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Volume Encryption encodes your Volumes to keep it safe from hackers.
Select the Volume you wish to encrypt by clicking in the box next to it.
You can select one Volume or many.
Click Next to continue.
A warning messege appears indicating a slowdown in access speeds.
Click Yes to continue.
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Click Auto Mount if you wish the encrypted file to be automatically
mounted. Enter a password and re-enter the same password to verify
your settings.
Click Next to continue, Previous to edit any settings, or Exit to leave the
configuration process.
If you do not enter a password in the field provided, a message will prompt
you to do so. Click Yes to enter Auto Mount and Password details.
Click Next to continue.
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The ‘Volume Configuration Summary’ shows details on all of the configured
drives. Check the details on the list and click Format to continue or click
Previous to make changes.
A warning message will appear to inform you that all volumes and data
will be formatted and erased.
Click Yes to continue.
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Partitioning will now begin. Please be patient while this process takes
place. Do not turn off your NAS during this process.
The system formats the Volume.
If you would like to change your settings at this stage, click Exit.
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The system will now update all of the changes made.
Please be patient during this process. Do not turn off your NAS during
this process.
The wizard is now complete. It shows the Volume number(s), file system
selected, the type of RAID, and the disk formation in the RAID.
Click Finish to complete the process and start using your DNS-327L.
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The wizard returns you to main Hardware Configuration page.
Under Current RAID Type, you can view your changes.
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RAID 1
Select RAID 1 to mirror all the hard drives.
Click Next to continue.
View the Physical Disk Information.
Click Next to continue.
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Select the RAID TYPE you want
Click Next to continue.
RAID Size Settings allows you to tweak the size of the RAID Volume. Use
the slider to change the RAID size or enter an amount in the field provided.
Click the “Configure the remaining disk space as JBOD” if you wish to
use the remaining space for another RAID configuration.
Click Next to continue.
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Click Enable Auto-Rebuild to automatically rebuild a failed drive if it has
been replaced with a new one.
Select Disable Auto-Rebuild if you want to start the rebuild process
manually after replacing a failed drive.
Click Next to continue.
Volume Encryption encodes your Volumes to keep it safe from hackers.
Select the Volume you wish to encrypt by clicking in the box next to it.
You can select one Volume or many.
Click Next to continue.
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A warning messege appears indicating a slowdown in access speeds.
Click Yes to continue.
Click Auto Mount if you wish the encrypted file to be automatically
mounted. Enter a password and re-enter the same password to verify
your settings.
Click Next to continue, Previous to edit any settings, or Exit to leave the
configuration process.
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If you do not enter a password in the field provided, a message will prompt
you to do so. Click Yes to enter Auto Mount and Password details.
Click Next to continue.
The ‘Volume Configuration Summary’ shows details on all of the configured
drives. Check the details on the list and click Format to continue or click
Previous to make changes.
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Partitioning will now begin. Please be patient while this process takes
place. Do not turn off your NAS during this process.
The system formats the Volume.
If you would like to change your settings at this stage, click Exit.
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The system updates.
Setup is complete. Setup provides a Volume Name, File System, and
Mode.
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Once you have completed the wizard. ShareCenter™ will return to the
main screen.
The RAID 1 configuration you just set will be displayed.
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Upgrade from Standard Mode to RAID 1
Standard Mode doesn’t offer any redundancy and security of data. It is best then to migrate from Standard Mode to RAID 1. To do this follow these
instructions:
Step 1 - Insert a second hard drive into the DNS-327L.
Step 2 - Replace the top and restart the DNS-327L.
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Step 3 - Go to Management, Disk Management, Hard Drive Configuration.
There are two options available: Set RAID Type and Re-Format or Format
the new drive as Standard type. If you select the latter option your Hard
Drive Configuration Wizard shows six procedures but if you select the
Set RAID Type and Re-Format, the Hard Drive Configuration Wizard
only has four procedures. Take a look at the two images below to compare.
Click Next to continue.
Format the new drive as Standard type.
Set RAID Type and Re-Format.
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Step 4 - Under Physical Disk Information, you will be able to see the drive
you just installed. It provides the slot location, vendor, model number,
serial number, and disk size.
Just below this informational box is a checkbox that offers you the option
to Reconfigure the drive to RAID 1. Click the checkbox to proceed.
Click Next to continue.
Step 5 - Under Auto-Rebuild Settings, select whether you want to enable
auto rebuild or disable auto rebuild.
Click Next to continue.
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Step 6 - A warning message will appear prompting you to confirm whether
you want to format your hard drive. Click Yes to continue or No to exit.
Click Next to continue.
Step 7 - The software communicates with the hardware to build a list.
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Step 8 - The Wizard formats the hard drive.
Click Next to continue.
Step 9 - The System updates.
Click Next to continue.
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Step 10- Setup is completed when it shows final information on the slot,
vendor, model number, and serial number.
Click Finish to continue.
Step 11 - The wizard returns to the main Hard Drive Configuration .
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S.M.A.R.T. Test
S.M.A.R.T stands for “Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology”. This is a system on a hard drive used to monitor and report on the health
of the drive. If the HD is grayed out, then it does not support S.M.A.R.T.
To run the S.M.A.R.T test, select the hard drive you wish to perform the
S.M.A.R.T test on. Select whether to run a Quick or Extended S.M.A.R.T test.
Then click Start to run the test. Click the Create Schedule button to run
the test at a pre-determined time and date.
The Quick Test usually takes less than 10 minutes. This test will check the
electrical, mechanical, and read performance of the hard drive. The results
are displayed as Passed/Failed on the web UI and can also be sent as an
e-mail alert.
The Extended Test requires a lot more time to complete. However, it is a
more thorough when compared to the Quick Test
A warning message will prompt you to stop all services and network
activity.
Click Yes to continue the Quick S.M.A.R.T. test.
The test will run and a percentage completed will display under the
Progress Tab.
The Start button will change to a Stop button.
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When the test is complete, the results will be displayed in the
Result column.
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Creating a Schedule
To create a schedule, select the disks/volumes to run the test on.
Under Schedule, select the period (Daily/Weekly/Monthly) and
then select the time from the drop-down menu.
Click Create
To view the Schedule List, click on the Schedule List arrow. A new
table will appear showing details of the new schedule created.
To delete a schedule, click on the Trash Can.
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Scan Disk
Scan Disk provides a method to test the disk’s file system on your ShareCenter™ . Scan Disk scans your disks file system for errors and/or
corruption.
Click Management, Disk Management, and then Scan Disk.
Select the volume from the drop-down list you wish to scan.
Click Scan Disk
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A warning message will prompt you to stop running all services
(hard drive and network activity).
Click Yes to proceed or No to cancel.
The DNS-327L will initialize the volume(s) and begin scanning.
Please wait while the software scans the volume(s) or click Exit
to cancel the scan.
When the scan is complete, the table will either display Success
or Failure.
Click Finish to exit.
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Volume Encryption
Click Management, Disk Management, Volume Encryption.
The encrypted Volume that you created during the Setup Wizard
is shown.
Before proceeding with modifying the encryption data, click the
Volume you wish to modify. It turns red. Click Modify.
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To change the settings for Volume Encryption, you need to
enter the Original Password in the field provided. Alternatively,
click the browse button to upload an Encrypted Key File.
Click Next to continue.
File upload.
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Click the Auto-Mount checkbox to have the system mount the
Volume automatically. Enter a New Password and repeat the
process.
Click Apply to continue.
Wait while the Volume is encrypted.
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Click Exit to close the wizard and return to main Volume
Encryption window.
Alternatively, click Download Encrypted Key File.
The file can be saved. Click OK to Save File.
Please Note: Using Volume Encryption slows the speed
of accessing data off the DNS-327L. However, Volume
Encrytion does create that layer of security.
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Account Management
Users / Groups
Creating a Single User
The Users/Groups menu is used to create and manage user and group accounts. Up to 256 users and 32 groups can be created. By default, all users
have read and write access to all folders. However access rules can be created and edited in the Network Shares menu.
Click Management > Account Management.
Click Users/Groups on the left side and then click Create.
The User Setup Wizard will appear.
Click Next to continue.
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Step 1 - Select Create A New User Account and then click Next
to continue.
Step 2 - Enter the user name and password for the new user and
then click Next to continue.
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Step 3 - Add the user to a group by clicking the Group checkbox.
Click Next to continue.
Step 4 - Select the network share settings. Select Read Only,
Read/Write, or Deny Access. Click Next to continue.
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Assign Privileges/Access Methods to the user. Select either FTP
or WebDAV. CIFS and AFP are set as default.
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CIFS is short for Common Internet File System.
AFP is short for Apple Filing Protocol.
FTP is short for File Transfer Protocol.
WebDAV is short for Web-based Distribution, Authoring, and
Versioning.
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Click Next to continue.
Select the volumes the user can have WebDAV access to and then
select whether to give Read Only or Read/Write rights.
Click Next to continue.
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Step 5 - Enter the amount of disk space you wish to assign the
user on each volume. Enter zero to provide unlimited
disk space to the user. Click Next to continue.
Step 6 - The final step is a summary of all the configurations you
made. Click Finish to accept the changes or click Exit to
cancel the changes.
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Creating Multiple Users
Step 1 - Select Create Multiple Users and then click Next to
continue.
Step 2 - Enter the following information:
Enter a username.
Enter the account prefix. The Account Prefix is a starting number
(Eg. 1, no alphabet letters are allowed) you select for the user list.
Enter the amount of users you want to create. Next to the input
field is the remaining amount of users you can add to the NAS.
Enter a password and confirm it.
Click Next to continue.
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Step 3 - Add the user(s) to a group by clicking the Group
checkbox.
Click Next to continue.
Step 4 - Select the network share settings. Select Read Only,
Read/Write, or Deny Access. Click Next to continue.
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Assign Privileges/Access Methods to the user(s). Select FTP. CIFS
and AFP are set as default.
• CIFS is short for Common Internet File System.
• FTP is short for File Transfer Protocol.
Click Next to continue.
Step 5 - Enter the amount of disk space you wish to assign the
user(s) on each volume. Type 0 to provide unlimited disk
space to the user(s).
Click Next to continue.
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Step 6 - The final step is a summary of all the configurations you
made. Click Finish to accept the changes or click Exit to
cancel the changes.
The User Settings window will show a list of the users created.
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Modify Users
Step 1 - Click the user you wish to modify. The user will be
highlighted in red.
Click Modify to continue.
Step 2 - The User Setup Wizard will appear.
Click Next to continue.
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Step 3 - Change the username or password. Click Next to continue.
Step 4 - Change the Network Share Settings. Click Next to continue.
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Step 5 - Assign Privileges/Access Methods for the user. Select
either FTP or WebDAV. CIFS and AFP are set as default.
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CIFS is short for Common Internet File System.
AFP is short for Apple Filing Protocol.
FTP is short for File Transfer Protocol.
WebDAV is short for Web-based Distribution, Authoring, and
Versioning.
Click Next to continue.
Step 6 - Enter the re-assigned amount of disk space you wish to
assign the user on each volume. Type 0 to provide unlimited disk
space to the user.
Click Next to continue.
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Step 7 - The final step is a summary of all the configurations you
made. Click Finish to accept the changes or Exit to cancel the
changes.
Step 8 - A message will appear stating the user details have been
changed successfully. Click Yes to exit the wizard.
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Deleting Users
Step 1 - Click the user you wish to delete. The user will be
highlighted in red. Click Delete to continue.
Step 2 - A message will appear prompting you to confirm deleting
the user. Click Yes to confirm.
The user is now removed from the list.
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Importing Users
Step 1 - Click Account Management > Users/Groups > Import
Users.
Step 2 - The Import Users Wizard will start. Click Next to continue.
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Step 3 - Click Download to see a sample file. (import_file.txt)
Format: user name/user password/user groups/shared folder(rw)/
shared folder(ro)/shared folder(deny)/user quota
Ex: staff3/staff3/Group_Staff2/Folder_RW1///100
Note: You must create the user groups and share folders first before
importing the users file
Check the Overwrite Duplicate Accounts box if this is necessary.
Click Browse to select the file you want to import.
Click Next to continue
Step 4 - Assign the privileges and access methods.
Click Next to continue.
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Step 5 - The Summary will show a list of the imported users. If
there are problems with the user list, the wizard will show the
errors in red on the table.
Click Finish to close the wizard or go back to change the imported
file.
Click the “i” icon to see details of each user.
Each user’s details are provided in a list according to username,
group name, read/write priveledges, or access control
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Creating a Group
Step 1 - Click Account Management > Users/Groups.
Click the blue arrow next to Group Settings and settings window
will appear. Click New to create a new Group.
Step 2 - The Group Setup Wizard will now start. Click Next to
continue.
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Step 3 - Enter a Group Name. Click Next to continue
Step 4 - Click the checkbox to select the user(s) you wish to add
to the group and then click Next to continue.
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Step 5 - Select the Network Share Settings (read, read/write, deny
access) for the corresponding disk volume for the group.
Click Next to continue.
Step 6 - Select the Privileges/Access Methods you want to assign
to the group. The greyed out selections are assigned by default.
Click Next to continue.
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Step 7 - Select the appropriate WebDAV settings and click Next
to continue.
Step 8 - Enter the amount of space you want to assign to the
group for each volume. Enter zero to give unlimited disk space
to the group. Click Next to continue.
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Step 9 - The wizard is now complete. The last step shows a
summary of the group you created. Click Previous to change
your settings or Finish to end the wizard.
Step 10 - Under Group Settings, a table will display the group you
just created.
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Modifying a Group
Step 1 - Click Account Management > Users/Groups.
Click the blue arrow next to Group Settings and the Group Settings
table will appear.
Step 2 - Select the group you want to modify. Your selection will
turn red.
Click Modify to change the settings for the Group.
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Step 3 - The Group Setup Wizard will now start. Click Next to
continue.
Step 4 - Make the necessary modifications to the group and then
click Next to continue.
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Step 5 - Select the appropriate Network Share Settings (read,
read/write, deny access) for the corresponding disk volume for
the group. Click Next to continue.
Step 6 - Select the appropriate privileges you want to assign to
the group. The greyed out selections are assigned by default and
cannot be modified.
Click Next to continue.
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Step 7 - Select either Read Only or Read/ Write priviledges for
WebDav Settings.
Click Next to continue.
Step 8 - Edit the amount of space you want to assign to the group
for each volume. Enter zero to give unlimited disk space to the
group.
Click Next to continue.
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Step 9 - When editing the quota, make sure the size is not smaller
than the user quota on his/her account.
Click Yes to change the quota.
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Step 9 - The wizard is now complete and will display a summary
of the group you edited.
Click Previous to change your settings or Finish to end the wizard.
Exit will cancel all changes you made.
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Deleting a Group
Step 1 - Select the Group you want to delete and click Delete.
Step 2 - A warning message will appear asking you to verify if you
want to delete the Group. Click Yes to delete the Group or No to
cancel your decision.
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Quotas
The ShareCenter™ supports storage quotas for both groups and individuals. Assigning a quota to a group or user will limit the amount of storage
allocated. By default, users and groups do not have a quota. Click Account Management and then Quotas on the left side.
Click Enable to activate Quota Settings. The status will now display
‘Started’ notifying you that the Quota Settings are enabled.
To Modify a User’s Quota Settings, click the blue arrow next to
User Quota Settings to reveal a table of users.
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Select the User you want to modify. Your selection will turn red.
Click Modify to change the user’s settings.
The Quota Settings configuration box will display the user account
you want to modify. Enter a new quota amount for each volume.
Click Apply to confirm your settings.
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The modified quota settings will be displayed in the table.
For Group Quota Settings, click the blue drop-down arrow next to
Group Quota Settings to view the group quota table.
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Select the group you want to modify. Your selection will turn red.
Click Modify.
The Group Quota Settings screen will display the group you want
to modify. Enter a new quota amount for each volume for the
current group and click Apply.
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The modified quota settings will be displayed in the table.
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Network Shares
The Network Shares page allows the user to configure shared folders and rights to specific users and groups. You can also mount .iso files in the ISO
Mount Shares settings. When a user has access to a mounted .iso, he/she will also have access to all the files on it.
Network Share/ISO The Network Shares Settings window allows the
Mount Shares: user to add, modify, and remove both new and
existing Network Share and ISO Mount Share
Settings.
To add a rule click on the New button. To modify an
existing rule click on the Modify button. To remove
a rule click on the Delete button.
To select a rule, simply click on the rule. Your
selection will turn red, indicating it is selected for
use.
At the bottom of the table, the user can navigate
through pages and also refresh the window by click
on the Refresh button.
Click on the Reset Network Shares button to reset
the network access list to the default configuration.
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Add/Modify Network Shares Wizard
The following section will describe how to add a new Network Share on the ShareCenter™. To add a Network Share click on the New button. An
easy to configure wizard will launch.
Step 1 - This window welcomes the user to the setup wizard
for creating a new network share.
In this wizard the user will be able to:
1) Select share folders.
2) Configure shared folder access rights.
3) Configure network access settings.
4) View a summary of the configuration before completing.
Click Next to continue.
Step 2 - Select the Share Folder from one of the volumes.
Click Next to continue.
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Step 3 - Select the user accounts or group which are allowed to
access this folder(s). Select All Accounts to allow access to this
folder to all the accounts. Select Specific User/Group to only allow
certain users or groups access to this folder.
Click Next to continue.
Step 4 - Select the appropriate access rights for the share. Options
to select from are Read Only, Read/Write, and Deny Access.
This procedure can also be used to block certain users from
accessing certain folders.
Click Next to continue.
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Step 5 - If you selected Specific User/Group in Step 3, then this
step allows you to set the access rights for each User configured
on the ShareCenter™ .
Click Next to continue.
Step 6 - If you selected Specific user/Group in Step 3, then this
step allows you to set the access rights for each Group configured
on the ShareCenter™ .
Click Next to continue.
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Step 7 - Here you can assign privileges to this share.
Opportunistic locks (oplocks) are a characteristic of the LAN
Manager networking protocol implemented in the 32-bit
Windows family.
Oplocks are guarantees made by a server for a shared logical
volume to its clients. These guarantees inform the Client that a
file’s content will not be allowed to be changed by the server, or
if some change is imminent, the client will be notified before the
change is allowed to proceed.
Oplocks are designed to increase network performance when
it comes to network file sharing. However it is recommended to
set the share oplocks to No (off ) when using file-based database
applications. When enabled “Map Archive”, the file attribute will
be copied as the file is being stored on the ShareCenter™ .
Click Next to continue.
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Step 8 - Here you can assign more protocol privileges that a user
can use to access this share. Options to choose from are FTP, NFS,
and WebDAV. CIFS and AFP are set as default.
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AFP is short for Apple Filing Protocol.
FTP is short for File Transfer Protocol
NFS is short for Network File System.
WebDAV is short for Web-based Distributed Authoring and
Versioning.
Click Next to continue.
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Step 9 - Here you can configure the FTP settings for this share.
FTP access can be:
1) FTP Anonymous None (No Access).
2) FTP Anonymous Read Only (Limited Access).
3) FTP Anonymous Read/Write (Full Access).
Click Next to continue.
If you checked NFS as an access method to your network share
then this step allows you to set the parameters below:
• Host - Allowable host address that can access using NFS
(*indicates all hosts)
• Root Squash - Disables writing to the Root owned directories
and files on the system when the user has root access
privileges.
• Write - provide write permission to the file system.
Click Next to continue.
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If you checked WebDAV as an access method, then this step will
allow you to set the access parameters.
Click Next to continue.
Step 10 - Here a summary of the created shares will be displayed.
Click Finish to save your settings.
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Deleting a Network Share
Select the Network Share you wish to delete. Your selection will
turn red. Click Delete to remove the share.
A warning message will appear prompting you to verify if you wish
to delete the Share. Click Yes to delete or No to Cancel.
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The deleted Share will be removed from the Network Share List.
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Resetting the Network Shares
Click the Reset Network Shares button.
A warning message will prompt you to confirm your selection.
Click Yes to confirm or No to cancel.
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ISO Shares Setup Wizard
The following section will describe how to add a new ISO mount on the ShareCenter™. To add an ISO Mount, click on the New button. An easy to
configure wizard will launch.
Click Next to continue.
Select the ISO file to mount.
Check the box to the left of the .iso file to select it and click
Next to continue.
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Assign access privileges to this ISO Mount share.
• Select All Accounts to assign the ISO Mount share read/deny
privileges to all users.
• Select Specific User/Group in order to assign read/deny
privileges to individual users and groups.
Click Next to continue.
You can assign Read Only or Deny Access privileges to the ISO
Mount share here. Click on the appropriate radio button for the
privileges you would like to assign.
Click Next to continue.
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Add a comment that describes the ISO Mount Share.
Click Next to continue.
Assign more protocol privileges that a user can use to access this
share. Options to choose from are FTP, NFS and WebDAV. CIFS and
AFP are set as default.
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AFP is short for Apple Filing Protocol.
FTP is short for File Transfer Protocol
NFS is short for Network File System.
WebDAV is short for Web-based Distributed Authoring and
Versioning.
Click Next to continue.
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A summary of the share will be displayed.
Click on the Finish button to accept the change and complete
the wizard.
Through the D-Link Storage Utility, the ISO Mount Share can now
be mapped to your computer as a normal network share.
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Creating an ISO Image
The following section will describe how to create an ISO image from your NAS, export the data out to your PC.
Click Account Management > Network Shares > ISO Mount Share Settings.
Click on the Create ISO Image button at the bottom.
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ISO image Creation Wizard
The ISO image wizard helps you create an ISO image on your ShareCenter™ .
Read the instructions for the ISO Image Creation Wizard and then click Next to continue.
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ISO Name and File Path Settings
Select the Image Size.
There are three Image Size choices:
- CDROM (650MB/74MIN) - This creates an ISO file 650MB in size ready for burning onto a CDROM at a later stage.
- DVD5 (4.7GB) - This creates an ISO file 4.7GB in size ready for burning onto a single-layer DVD at a later stage.
- DVD9 (8.5GB) - This creates an ISO file 8.5GB in size ready for burning onto a double-layer DVD at a later stage.
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Select the Image Path.
Click the Browse button to select the destination folder on your NAS. Click the Volume to save it there or click New to create a new directory.
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Enter a name that resembles the ISO file you are writing. Click Next.
A warning message appears asking you to confirm your decision. Click
Yes to continue or click No to cancel.
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ISO Tree Editing
On the left side of the ISO Tree Editing window you have the option to
Overwrite a previous ISO file or Skip it. It also displays the main directory
on your NAS. Select the file(s) and click the --> button to add the file(s)
to the ISO image. On the right side of the window it displays the total
available space of the ISO file and the used space of the ISO. At the bottom
of the window it shows the path where the ISO file will be saved.
Click Next to continue.
The wizard will create the ISO image.
Click the Auto Mount checkbox if you want the ISO file to be mounted
automatically.
Click Finish to close the wizard.
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Verifying the ISO image
Open your Windows Explorer, click the Network icon, double-click your ShareCenter™ NAS. Double-click the volume you saved the ISO. Your
ISO image should be there.
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Admin Password
Changes to the administrator username and password can be made here.
The Administrator Settings allows you to change the Username
and Password settings.
1. Enter a new Username
2. Type the original Password
3. Enter a New Password
4. Confirm the New Password
Click Save Settings to accept the changes or Don’t Save
Settings to cancel changes.
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Network Management
LAN Setup
Network Management controls and manages all issues referring to LAN settings. Even though your LAN settings were configured in the Setup
Wizard, it can still be configured here.
Go to Network Management and then LAN Setup.
Click Setup.
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The LAN setup wizard gives you the option to configure the - IP
settings.
Click Next to continue.
This step allows you to configure your LAN settings. Here you can
choose between DHCP Client or Static IP. If you select Static IP,
you will need to manually configure your own IP settings.
Click Next to continue.
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A summary of what you just configured will be displayed.
Click Finish to exit the wizard.
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IPv6 Settings
Go to Management > Network Management > LAN Setup > IPv6 Settings and click the Setup button. An IPv6 setup window will appear.
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IPv6 Setup
There are four connection modes to select from: Auto, DHCP, Static and Off.
Auto - Requests information specifically from an IPv6-enabled router and automatically configure your settings.
DHCP - Requests information from a DHCP server.
Static - Enter your own IP configuration
Off - Do not use IPv6
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When configuring IPv6 with Static Mode, enter the IP address provided by your system administrator. The prefix length for an IPv6 subnet will
always be 64; no more, no less. Enter the Default Gateway, and DNS settings. Click Apply when complete. The IPv6 Settings table will now display
the settings in table format.
In order for the changes to take effect, you are prompted to re-login. Click OK and log in.
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Link Speed and LLTD Settings
Link Speed: Select either Auto (Auto-Negotiate), 100Mbps, or
1000Mbps from the drop-down menu. Click the Save
Settings button to save the new settings.
LLTD: The device supports LLTD (Link Layer Topology
Discovery) and is used by the Network Map application
that is included in Windows Vista® and Windows® 7.
Select to enable or disable LLTD.
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DDNS
The DDNS feature allows the user to host a server (Web, FTP, Game Server, etc…) using a domain name that you have purchased (www.
whateveryournameis.com) with your dynamically assigned IP address. Most broadband Internet Service Providers assign dynamic (changing) IP
addresses. Using a DDNS service provider, your friends can enter your domain name to connect to your server regardless of your IP address.
Go to Network Management and then Dynamic DNS.
DDNS: Select Enable or Disable.
Server Address: Select a DDNS Server from the combo box on
the right hand-side, or type in the server address
manually.
Host Name: Enter your DDNS host name.
Username or Key: Enter your DDNS username or key.
Password or Key: Enter your DDNS password or key.
Verify: Re-enter your password or key.
Status: Displays your DDNS status.
When the user clicks on the “Sign up for D-Link’s Free DDNS service at
www.DLinkDDNS.com link, the user will be re-directed to the D-Link DDNS
page.
Here the user can create or modify a D-Link DDNS account to use in this
configuration.
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Port Forwarding
The DNS-327L supports UPnP port forwarding which configures port forwarding automatically on your UPnP-enabled router.
Note: You will need a UPnP router on your network.
Log in and click Network Management > Port Forwarding.
Click Test to run a search.
The DNS-327L is searching for a UPnP router. Do not turn off your
NAS.
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A message will notify you that the wizard has found a UPnP router
on the network.
Note that you have to enable UPnP on your router.
Click the blue arrow next to port forwarding to reveal the Port
Forwarding options.
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Click Add.
The Port Forwarding wizard will start.
Click Next to continue.
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Select Select default service scan to select the port forwarding
services from a list or select Custom a port forwarding service
to manually configure your own settings.
Click Next to continue.
If you select default service scan, choose the service(s) to be
allowed for remote access from the Internet via your UPnP-enabled
router.
Note: You can select more than one port.
Click Previous to change the Port Forward Rule or Finish to
configure the port forwarding on the UPnP router automatically.
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Application Management
FTP server
The Application Management section allows you to configure many services for your DNS-327L. The server and service settings include: FTP server,
Add-ons, AFP, NFS, and multimedia services. Let’s begin by looking at configuration options for the FTP server.
Max User: Set the maximum amount of users that can connect to the FTP server.
Idle Time: Set the amount of time a user can remain idle before being disconnected.
Port: Set the FTP port. Default is 21. If you are behind a router, you will need to
forward the FTP port from the router to the device. Additional filtering and
firewall settings may need to be modified on your router to allow FTP Access
to the device from the Internet. Once the port has been forwarded on the
router, users from the Internet will access the FTP server through the WAN
IP address of the router.
Passive Mode: In situations where the device is behind a firewall and unable to accept
incoming TCP connections, passive mode must be used.
Client Language: Most standard FTP clients like Windows FTP, only support Western European
code page when transferring files. Support has been added for non standard
FTP clients that are capable of supporting these character sets.
Flow Control: Allow you to limit the amount of bandwidth available for each user.
SSL/TLS: Here the user can enable the SSL/TLS connection only.
FXP: Enable or Disable File eXhange Protocol to transfer files from one FTP server
to another.
Note: In order to use FXP (File Exchange Protocol) for server-to-server data
transfer, make sure to change the port from 21 to some other port as listed in
the Port section of the Web UI. Also, make sure to open the corresponding port
on your router and forward that port from your router to the device.
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Block IP List
Block IP List allows you to block IP address that you consider
threatening to your network. Click the blue arrow to open the
configuration window.
The window expands to include a Blocked IP list and a FTP Server
Status report. Click the blue arrow to see the drop-down list.
Click New to block a specific IP address.
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Select IPv4 or IPv6 and then enter the IP address of a machine
you wish to block. Select Permanent if you wish to block the IP
address permanently or Temporary if you wish to set a time frame.
If you selected permanent, click Apply and continue.
If you selected Temporary, then select a time frame and click
Apply to continue.
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The Blocked IP list will display the IP addresses you blocked.
Click the blue arrow next to FTP Server Status to reveal the FTP
details.
The FTP server is stopped by default. Click Start FTP Server to
run the process.
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After you have clicked the Start button, the Status shows Started.
Open your default browser or FTP application and log-in to your
FTP server.
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Add-ons
Add-ons add extra services to the DNS-327L. Here is a look at each Add-on service available.
AjaXplorer: Ajaxplorer provides an enhanced “explorer like” interface which can download and upload ShareCenter™ files over the internet. Ajaxplorer
also allows a user, on any internet connection, to stream video/audio and view image files that are stored on the ShareCenter™ .
Set the amount of time a user can remain idle before being disconnected.
Photo Center:
The Photo Center add-on sets up your ShareCenter™ to share your photos over the web. It provides a convenient interface from which you
can create albums of photos with descriptions. The albums are then accessible over the web using HTTP so that your family and friends can
then view your ShareCenter™ stored photos from any internet connection.
Squeeze Center:
Blog (Wordpress):
Use the SqueezeCenter add-on to connect your Logitech Media Squeezebox player so that it can play music files stored on your ShareCenter™ .
Create your own ShareCenter™ based customized Blog. Using the ShareCenter’s™ internet connection the Blog created using WordPress
Audio Streamer: can be accessed and commented on from any internet connection.
Turn your ShareCenter™ into an Internet Streaming Music site. From your ShareCenter,™ the Audio Streamer add-on can transmit multiple
aMule: streams of playing music files to any internet connection.
aMule is a P2P application for finding a variety of different media. It enables users to search for P2P files over networks. It works on all major
Joomla: platforms..
Create your own ShareCenter™ based customized CMS(Content Management System). Using the ShareCenters™ internet connection the
phpBB: CMS can be accessed and commented on from any internet connection.
phpMyAdmin:
Create your own ShareCenter™ based customized Forum. Using the ShareCenters™ internet connection the Forum can be accessed and
commented on from any internet connection.
Transmission: Manage your own ShareCenter™ MySQL database by phpMyAdmin. Using the ShareCenters™ internet connection the phpMyAdmin can
be accessed and used from any internet connection.
The ShareCenter’s P2P functionality is enhanced with the Transmission add-on by downloading P2P files. Transmission also provides a
full featured P2P Web UI interface can be launched to work with your ShareCenter P2P functionality.
Caution: The ShareCenter ‘s CPU resources get used up quite a bit depending on the number of Add-ons you have enabled. For optimal performance
make sure to disable any add-ons not in use.
Note: To check the complete list of Add-on application software available consult your local D-Link support page
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Add-Ons
The ShareCenter™ features a list of Add-Ons that is available on your installation CD. These Add-Ons can be installed from this location. They
include, Photo Center, aMule, AjaXplorer, Audio Streamer, Blog, Joomla, phpBB, phpMyAdmin, Squeeze Center and Transmission. The Add-Ons panel
provides a version number, Signature, Status, Start/Stop, and Delete options. The Add-On packages can also be installed using the Setup Wizard.
Installing Add-Ons from the Setup Wizard
Click on each of the buttons of the Add-On you wish to enable.
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The wizard installs the selected packages.
When the installation is complete click Next.
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The next two windows shows the packages installed. You can also
disable it from this location.
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Installing Add-ons from the Web UI
Open your default browser and go to Management,
Application Management, Add-Ons.
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The target program is available on the ShareCenter™ CD.
Alternatively, you can download the program from D-Link’s
support site and install it .
Click Browse to locate the add on packages on your local hard
drive. Once you have located the file, select it and click Open.
Once the path of the package you want to install has been located,
click Apply to add the package.
Under Add-ons, a red message will appear to show that the
installation of the package was successful.
Click the Start button under Start/Stop to enable the add-on.
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AFP Service
The ShareCenter™ supports Apple Filing Service for connectivity with Mac OS® based computers. If you need to use AFP service enable it here
otherwise leave it disabled to reduce CPU resource overhead.
Click Application Management > AFP Service.
Click the Enable radio button to turn AFP service on.
Click Save Settings.
NFS Service
The ShareCenter™ supports Network File System (NFS) service. To enable this multi-platform file system on your ShareCenter™ enable it here.
Otherwise disable the option to prevent unnecessary CPU overhead.
Click Application Management > NFS Service.
Click the Enable radio button to turn NFS service on.
Click Save Settings.
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Multimedia Services
The Multimedia Share Settings creates a media library from the photos, videos, and audio files. Users can upload files to the designated “Media
Share” folders on the DNS-327L and have the multimedia services collate, organize and publish the data in one library. Once these photos, videos,
and music files are uploaded to the “Media Shares” folders, the system will generate the media library. Users can see thumbnail views from the
MyMusic and MyPhoto panel. The My Music service provides detailed information on the genres, file size and cover art. My Photo creates automatic
albums and collates them according to your collection.
Noted :
The system may become slow when generating the
media library, especially when processing with a huge
amounts of data at one time.
After the media library is created, whenever you copy
new media files into the Media share folder, new media
files in the Media Share folders will be automatically
added to the media library.
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Go to Application Management, Multimedia Services.
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