Addonics Secure NAS R5
T E C H N O L O G I E S
User Guide
Secure NAS R5
(SN535E1G)
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Overview
SN535E1G
1.Reset Button
2. HDD
3. Cipher Key Socket
4. Power
5. Drive Activity LED
6. Power
7. NAS Status
8. RAID Error
9. Drive Error
10. Power
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1. Extra Connector for Direct Attach Storage
2. Power LED
3. Status LED
4. DIP Switches for RAID Setting
5. Reset
6. RJ45 Connector for LAN Connecting
7. USB Connector for Additional USB Storage
8. 40x40mm Cooling Fan
9. Power Cord Socket
10. 110 / 240 V Switch
11. 320w ATX Power Supply
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Power Cord (U.S. Version Shown)
eSATA Cable
WARNING: Please remember to
set the power supply to your local
outlet voltage prior to plugging in
the power cord. Failure to do so
may damage the power supply.
Cipher Keys
Network Cable
Power LED (next to Power Switch): glows green while unit is turned on.
Power LED (on Cipher Chain Module): glows green when Cipher is unlocked.
Drive Activity LED: Glows blue to indicate power, flashes magenta (blue
and red) to indicate activity.
HDD LED (on Cipher Chain Module): blinks to indicate RAID activity.
NAS Status LED (front and rear): glows when idle, blinks to indicate the unit
is booting or busy.
RAID Error: glows to indicate the RAID is either degraded or offline, blinks to
indicate rebuilding is in progress.
Drive Error: blinks to indicate a spare drive that is rebuilding.
RESET button (on Cipher Chain Module): press to activate with inserted key
(or deactivate if no key is inserted).
RESET button (rear, on NAS module): press and hold as described in
Resetting the NAS Unit.
SET button (rear, next to dipswitch): press and hold during power-up to set
or reset the RAID setting.
POWER LED (rear, on NAS module): indicates the NAS module is powered up.
RAID Setting Dipswitch: used with SET button to define or delete a RAID array.
DAS Connector: used for connecting the RAID array to an external computer.
RJ45 Connector: used for connecting to 10/100/1000 Mbit network.
USB Connector: used for attaching additional USB 2.0 storage to the NAS unit.
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Installation
Network Connection
The Secure NAS unit is factory configured for dynamic IP addressing (DHCP
client). Connect the unit to a network (router or switch) where DHCP is
supported. Static IP may be assigned later after initial setup.
Storage
The Secure NAS unit does not support FIS switching for port multipliers,
otherefore the installed drives must be configured as a RAID array. Externally,
through the use of USB hubs, up to a total of 16 physical storage devices may
be connected, counting the Secure NAS unit's RAID array. One SATA port
multiplier in JBOD mode may be connected using USB; however, with more
than one such port multiplier connected only one will function – others will not
be recognized at all.
Each physical unit may be formatted with up to 4 individual partitions using a
Master Boot Record (MBR), or up to 15 individual partitions using a GUID
Partition Table (GPT). Supported file systems are: FAT32, ext2, ext3, ext4, XFS,
and NTFS. The NAS 4.0 unit will by far provide the best performance when
using the XFS file system on the Secure NAS unit's RAID array.
NOTE: Initializing a drive with MBR is limited to drives less than 2TB in capacity with up to 4
partitions total. For drives greater than 2TB in capacity or if more than 4 partitions are desired, the
drive must be initialized using a GPT boot record.
Cipher key
The two cipher keys have an identical, unique encryption code. One of these
keys should be kept in a safe and secure location and can be sent back to
Addonics for duplicating additional keys. If you are down to the last key, be sure
to make a back up of all the data stored inside your NAS unit prior to sending
the last key to Addonics. Addonics is not responsible for keys lost in the mail or
for retrieval of the data inside the encrypted hard drive.
IMPORTANT: There is no back door for the Cipher tower encrypted hard
drives if the Cipher keys are lost or stolen.
The Secure NAS unit's RAID Array is directly connected to the CipherChain
module internally. The Cipher Key must be inserted before powering up the unit
in order to configure the RAID array. During normal operation, the RAID array
may only be accessed while the CipherChain module is unlocked by either
powering up the unit or pressing the CipherChain RESET button while the
Cipher Key is inserted. The POWER LED on the CipherChain module indicates
the CipherChain is unlocked. If the CipherChain POWER LED is not glowing,
the RAID array cannot be configured or accessed.
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Drive Installation
1. Be sure all doors are unlocked, use the provided keys to unlock if needed.
2. Gently pull the lever on the door to release it.
3. Insert the drive as shown on the label inside the door: The SATA connector
toward the rear, with label side to the right. The drive should slide in easily,
don't force it.
4. Close the door on the drive bay. It should also give little resistance, don't force
it. It can help to slightly tug the lever while snapping the door shut to make it
easier. As soon as the drive is in position it will power up.
5. The drives may be locked in place if desired.
Direct Attached Storage (“DAS”) Connector
The Secure NAS unit's RAID array may be connected from the DAS connector
directly to a computer using the eSATA cable provided. This connection can be
useful for adding content directly to the RAID array.
NOTE: The DAS Connector is a hardware controlled switch, activated by inserting an eSATA cable
into the eSATA port on the back of the Secure NAS unit. The Secure NAS unit's RAID array will
instantly disconnect from the NAS controller inside the unit, even if there is nothing connected to the
other end of the eSATA cable. DO NOT connect an eSATA cable to the DAS Connector except
when using the RAID array with an external computer.
RAID Configuration
The Secure NAS unit does not support SATA Port Multipliers. Using the unit with
more than one drive requires a RAID configuration.
Using identical drives for all settings other than LARGE is strongly
recommended. Creating a LARGE array using drives that have different
properties will use all space on all members, and performance will match that of
the member in use during any particular I/O operation. Creating a RAID using
drives that are not all the same size will result in all members using only as
much space as the smallest member. Creating a RAID using drives that have
different performance will degrade the overall performance of the array.
Any number of drives may be installed in the unit, the RAID Modes available are
as follows:
Number of drives
RAID Mode
1
JBOD Mode only
2
RAID 0, 1, CLONE, LARGE
3
RAID 0, 3, 5, CLONE, LARGE
4
RAID 0, 10, 3, 5, CLONE, LARGE
5
RAID 0, 3, 5, CLONE, LARGE
NOTE: RAID 0 and LARGE modes are NOT recommended for use on the Secure NAS unit.
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RAID Modes
The Secure NAS unit supports one drive in JBOD Mode, several types of RAID
and some non-RAID drive sets. Each configuration has different properties and
requirements, as follows:
JBOD Mode (Individual Drives)
Number of drives: 1
Unit capacity: N/A
Spares: no
Fault tolerance: none
JBOD mode may only be used with one drive installed in the Secure NAS unit.
RAID 0 (Stripe set)
Number of drives: at least 2
Unit capacity: size of each member times number of members.
Spares: no
Fault tolerance: none - if any member is lost all data is lost (see note).
RAID 0 “stripes” the file system across the array by placing “chunks” of data
sequentially between drives in a specific order.
NOTE: Risk of data loss compared to a single drive multiplies by the number of
members in a RAID 0.
RAID 1 or 10 (Mirror set, Stripe of mirror sets)
Number of drives: 2 (RAID 1) or 4 (RAID 10).
Unit capacity: size of one member (RAID 1) or size of two members (RAID 10).
Spares: yes – if EZ mode is not disabled and 3 (RAID 1) or 5 (RAID 10) drives
are present, the array will be initialized with a spare.
Fault tolerance: RAID 1 can withstand the loss of one drive without losing data.
RAID 10 can withstand the loss of one drive from each mirror set without losing
data.
RAID 1 works by duplicating the exact same data on two drives.
RAID 10 works by using two RAID 1 sets configured as members of a RAID 0.
Disks 1 and 2 are mirrored, disks 3 and 4 are mirrored, and the two mirror sets
are striped together.
RAID 3 (Stripe set with dedicated parity)
Number of drives: at least 3
Unit capacity: size of one member times number of members minus one.
Spares: yes
Fault tolerance: can withstand the loss of one drive without losing data.
RAID 3 works by striping data for individual I/O blocks across all members
except one, which contains parity data for the stripe set computed internally by
the Port Multiplier. In the event of failure, the missing information can be
calculated using the parity information.
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RAID 5 (Stripe set with striped parity)
Number of drives: at least 3
Unit capacity: size of one member times number of members minus one.
Spares: yes
Fault tolerance: can withstand the loss of one drive without losing data.
RAID 5 works by striping entire I/O blocks across all members of the set, with
each member taking turns carrying parity data computed by the Port Multiplier.
In the event of failure, the missing information can be calculated using the parity
information.
CLONE (Mirror set)
Number of drives: at least 2
Unit capacity: size of one member.
Spares: yes
Fault tolerance: can withstand the loss of any number of drives without losing
data as long as at least one complete member remains online. CLONE mode
works the same way as RAID 1, by maintaining a complete copy of the entire
set of data on each drive.
LARGE (Spanned set)
Number of drives: at least 2
Unit capacity: 100% of all drives together regardless of differences in size
Spares: no
Fault tolerance: cannot withstand the loss of any drives without losing data.
However, some data may be recovered as long as the drive(s) carrying the file
system data (boot record, directory, etc.) remain online. LARGE mode is neither
a RAID nor is it a JBOD. It works by declaring the sum of all available space of
the member drives as a single unit, without striping the data. As each member is
filled, new data is stored on the next.
Notes about Spare Drives
To create an array with one or more spares, set or modify the RAID mode while
the spares are not inserted in the RAID array. When EZ mode is enabled
(SW1:2 OFF), individual drives connected when an array is present are
considered spare. Spare drives must be equal to or larger in size than the
smallest member. When any type of array is defined, individual units will be
considered spare.
If EZ mode is disabled (SW1:2 ON), all individual drives not configured as array
members will be offered to the host adapter as separate units. The Secure NAS
unit does not the Port Multiplier's switching protocol, so this feature is not
supported.
RAID 0 and LARGE arrays are not fault-tolerant and spare drives will not be
useful. When a spare drive is present and a fault-tolerant RAID (1, 10, 3, 5, or
CLONE) is defined, EZ mode will automatically rebuild any available spares into
the array to replace a failed member. During this process, the spare drive's Error
LED will flicker along with the RAID Error LED until rebuilding is complete.
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Configuring the RAID Using Dipswitches
Resetting the RAID
NOTE: This procedure destroys all RAID data. It should not harm individual
drives or their contents; however, creating backups of all data is strongly
recommended before proceeding.
Be sure the port multiplier is connected to an active host before proceeding. The
port multiplier will not complete the process if it has no host connection.
1. Power down the unit and set the dip switch to the desired RAID Mode.
2. While holding the SET button, turn the unit on. A long beep will sound from
the Port Multiplier. The SET button may be released once the long beep starts.
Shortly after releasing the SET button, the port multiplier should “chirp” to
indicate the process is complete. If instead of a chirp the Port Multiplier sounds
a series of short beeps, an error has occurred during the process.
Setting or Modifying the RAID Mode
NOTE: Setting or modifying the RAID mode destroys all data.
Be sure the port multiplier is connected to an active host before proceeding. The
port multiplier will not complete the process if it has no host connection.
1. Follow the procedure for resetting the RAID Mode.
2. Power down the unit and set the dip switch to the desired RAID Mode.
3. While holding the SET button with a ballpoint pen, turn the unit on. A long
beep will sound from the Port Multiplier. The SET button may be released once
the long beep starts.
Shortly afterward, the port multiplier should “chirp” to indicate the process is
complete. If instead of a chirp the Port Multiplier sounds a series of short beeps,
an error has occurred during configuration of the array.
BZS Switch (SW1:1):
The BZS switch is used to silence the audible alarm buzzer. The OFF position
permits the audible alarm, and the ON position silences the audible alarm. The
BZS switch has immediate effect.
EZ Switch (SW1:2):
The EZ (spare) switch inhibits spares when ON. When in the OFF position, all
individual drives (not defined as members of an array) are considered spare and
are not offered to the operating system. Should a RAID become degraded,
when the EZ switch is in the OFF position a spare drive will be used
automatically to rebuild the RAID, if present. EZ mode is determined when the
unit is powered up. Changing the switch will have no effect until the unit has
been re-powered.
Warning: turning off the EZ switch to rebuild an array will consider any
drives not declared array members to be eligible for rebuild as a spare.
Rebuilding will destroy all existing data on that drive and the drive chosen
is not predictable. Disconnect any individual drives with valuable data on
them before enabling EZ Mode.
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RAID Mode Switches M2, M1, M0 (SW1:3 – SW1-5)
The RAID Mode switches define what type of RAID will be initialized when the
unit is powered up while the RAID Mode button is held down, as follows:
Dipswitch Position
JBOD (Individual
Drives)
* FACTORY
DEFAULT SETTING
RAID 0
RAID 1 OR 10
RAID 3
RAID 5
CLONE
LARGE
1 (BZS)1
2 (EZ)
3 (M2)
4 (M1)
5 (M0)
OFF
OFF2
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
ON3
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
ON
OFF
ON
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
NOTES:
1.
Audible Alarm is recommended at all times.
2.
EZ mode has no effect when no array is defined.
3.
Disabling EZ for RAID 0 and LARGE is strongly recommended.
The NAS Controller Unit Boot Process
Upon powering up the unit, the status LED will blink at first between bright and
dim, then remain dark for a few moments, then begin to blink between bright
and dark for a while and finally settle down to glowing steadily. Once this
pattern is complete the unit is ready to communicate.
This process normally takes about a minute or less, but may take longer
depending on the complexity of the configuration, storage and LAN
connections. With the 240 possible file systems, booting may take several
minutes or longer.
Resetting the NAS Controller
Should a problem arise with the NAS Controller or its configuration, the unit
may be reset simply by turning the unit off, then back on after a few moments. If
this doesn't clear the problem, the unit may be returned to its factory
configuration by gently pressing and holding the reset button between the
power and LAN connectors until the Status LED blinks slowly, then rapidly. After
releasing the Reset button while blinking slowly there will be no changes. After
releasing the button once the Status LED blinks rapidly, the Status LED will
continue to blink for a while, and may possibly glow steadily for a while as well.
Eventually it will begin the boot process, beginning with blinking between bright
and dim. Once the boot process is complete and the LED is glowing steadily
again, all settings will have been cleared and the unit is ready to communicate
with all settings reset to the factory default – including the network and device
name settings.
If the process appears to become stuck or takes too long to complete, you can
try disconnecting power, then reconnect and after the Status LED blinks bright
and dark a few times, try the Reset button again.
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Initial Setup
Windows: All of the Secure NAS unit's functions and features are configured
using a Web Interface. Once the hardware is installed, access the Web
Interface with a web browser on a computer attached to the same network by
typing in “http://addnas” - this will work on most Windows systems. Be sure the
computer accessing the NAS has the Workgroup name set to WORKGROUP.
MAC: Mac users may need to determine the Secure NAS unit's IP address by
opening a Terminal window and typing the following command:
smbutil lookup addnas
This utility should return the Secure NAS unit's IP address. Typing this address
into the web browser should open the Secure NAS unit's Web Interface.
Linux: Linux users may need to determine the Secure NAS unit's IP address if
Windows name resolution support is not fully installed and configured, by
examining the DHCP server's clients table and attempting to connect to each
unidentified IP address using a browser until the Secure NAS unit's Web
Interface appears.
Once you have connected to the Web Interface, the Initial Setup page will appear:
Click Next, then a dialog will appear requesting the Administrator login. The
default username is "admin" and the password is "123456" (without the
double-quote marks). Next, set a custom password for the admin account. The
admin account name may also be changed.
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Next, set up the Date and Time. Choose a city nearest you in the same Time
Zone and be sure the Date and Time are correct.
Finally, review and confirm the settings:
After clicking on the Update settings button, Initial Setup is complete.
Sharing Files Using the Secure NAS
SMB (Windows Sharing)
Connecting to the NAS for direct file access through Windows Explorer is very similar
to sharing files between Windows systems. Typing “\\ADDNAS” (or the Secure NAS
unit's hostname if changed from the default) or the double-backslash followed by the
Secure NAS unit's IP address is the easiest way to gain direct access quickly. After
pressing Enter, the Explorer Window should show a list of the shares available.
Opening any of the shares is like opening any other folder, except when accessing a
share for the first time, Windows may request a username and password for access
to the share (unless “Everyone” permissions have been changed from the default
setting of NONE). Entering a valid username and password will open the folder with
appropriate access rights to that user. If “NONE” permissions are set for that user on
that share, Another username and password prompt will appear. After connecting to
a share, Windows will use the same username and password for all connections until
the Windows user logs off of Windows.
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On Mac systems, on the Finder's Go menu choose “Connect to Server...” then in
the server address box type “smb://” followed by the Secure NAS unit's IP
address. On Linux systems, use the “Connect to share...” dialog found on the
Nautilus or “File Manager” menu bar, then select Windows Share for the type and
complete the remaining fields for share name, username and password.
Information required to complete the connection and the system's response vary
from one version of Linux to another, and should be expected to work about the
same way as connecting to a share on an actual Windows PC.
FTP Server
The Secure NAS FTP Server requires the "User Home Directory Drive" is defined
under the Sharing Tab to function. Anonymous login is supported with no user
home directory and access to any shares with read-only or read and write access
to "Everyone" for FTP. Authenticated users will have read and write access to their
home folder and any other shares defined under the Sharing tab with read-only or
read and write access for the user for FTP, as well as "Everyone."
Getting Started with MLDonkey
MLDonkey is a powerful, multi-protocol Peer-to-Peer (P2P) client included with the
Secure NAS unit. The features and capabilities of this tool are beyond the scope of
this user guide, the steps below will show how to get MLDonkey up and running.
For more information on how to use MLDonkey, visit
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MLDonkey Basic Setup
The MLDonkey client requires one partition formatted with either ext3 or XFS. The
Secure NAS unit's format utility can format one physical unit with a single partition
using all space if needed.
Under the P2P/MLDonkey tab, choose the drive you wish to create the file
structure on and click Save. Please note: this menu will permit setting up folders
on incompatible file systems. If this is done, MLDonkey will not start or may not be
able to download files.
When the folder structure is set up, a page will appear stating this is done. Click
the START button. NOTE: The MLDonkey setup page will create a share on the
selected drive called MLDonkey. This share will be configured with “None”
permissions to “Everyone” as well as all existing users.
Next, a new page will appear stating MLDonkey is running. Click the link at the
bottom of the page that reads “Launch MLDonkey Control Panel.”
A new tab will appear in the browser with the MLDonkey web interface. If
MLDonkey is not fully initialized yet, the browser may report a failure to connect. If
this happens, wait about one minute and try again, either by refreshing the page or
clicking a “try again” button – this step varies depending on the browser used.
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When first setting up, a prompt appears warning there is no password for the
admin account. Click the space between the “DL” and “Input” buttons, then type
the command “useradd admin” as shown, then add a password after a space.
NOTE: The MLDonkey admin account is not the same account as the Secure NAS unit's web interface
admin account. It is recommended that the password matches for simplicity, but not necessary.
MLDonkey will perform most of the remaining steps automatically and connect to
some servers on the Donkey network.
To download a file using the Donkey network, begin by clicking search, then enter
some criteria and click the Search button. After a query message appears, click
the "Search Results" button.
To download a Torrent, on the command bar type dllink followed by a space and
the full URL path to the .Torrent file and press Enter or click Input. (example: "dllink
http://sampletorrent.com/path/dot-torrentfile.torrent"). MLDonkey will parse the
download and add it to the download queue automatically.
Files queued for download will appear in the MLDonkey share in the incoming/files
folder when when complete.
NOTE: this folder has read-only permissions and cannot be changed.
The Configuration Tab
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Update Admin Username and Password
Changes the web interface management login.
Configure User Home Directory Drive
Determines which drive on the system carries the HOME directory for users. The
user's home folder is required for FTP transfers and as a network share for private
files. If a home directory is already defined it will be shown. Choose a volume and
click Save. If any files exist in a previous Home directory they will be moved to the
new location.
Change Current Date and Time
Settings for time zone, date and time. Set time zone to a listed city nearby in the
same time zone.
Update Device/Workgroup Names
Settings for the Secure NAS unit's network name and Windows workgroup.
Default setting is ADDNAS joined to WORKGROUP. Setting the workgroup name
on all devices on the same network to match is strongly recommended. The
Device name is used for accessing the Web Interface as well as browsing for the
shared folders on the network.
Update FTP Port Number
Changes the TCP Port used by the FTP server. Default is port 21. Note that some
FTP clients will not be able to connect on alternate ports.
View Current Network Configuration
Displays details about the Secure NAS unit's current network settings. Includes
device and network names as well as TCP/IP settings.
Configure the Network Settings
Starts the network configuration wizard.
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Choosing Automatic will configure the Secure NAS unit as a DHCP client and the
configuration wizard will skip to the end. Choosing Manual configuration will
proceed to Step 2.
Step 2 configures the Secure NAS unit's static IP address and subnet mask. To
choose a working static IP address, make sure you meet these criteria:
1. The subnet mask must match the rest of the network exactly.
2. The IP address must match the router's IP address exactly where the subnet
mask is "255."
3. The IP address cannot end in 0 or 255.
4. The IP address must not match any other system on the network.
5. The IP address should not be within the DHCP server's client pool.
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The next step is to configure network connections. The gateway is usually the
internal IP address for the router the Secure NAS unit is connected to. DNS
entries are usually the same as used by the router's external network configuration
(determined by your ISP). Setting an NTP server will synchronize the Secure NAS
unit to a time server, usually on the Internet. This can be a name or IP address.
Use the keywords “free NTP servers” on your preferred search engine if you wish
to configure this feature and don't know of a server you can use.
When the wizard is complete by either choosing Automatic in Step 1 or completing
Steps 2 and 3, a confirmation page will appear. Clicking the Finish button will apply
the settings.
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View Drive Information
Displays details of all connected drives. If network shares are configured for
drives that have been disconnected, those drives will also appear in this list as
unavailable.
Device: The letter after “sd” is the drive's letter, in order of when the drive was first
encountered by the NAS unit. The number at the end of the device label is the
partition on the drive, in order of the drive's partition map.
Vendor: The drive's manufacturer.
Model: The drive's model number.
Mount Point: Used by the Secure NAS unit internally.
Type: The file system the partition is formatted with.
Size: The total space of the partition.
Used: Space in use on the partition.
Available: Remaining space available on the partition.
% Used: Percentage of the partition space in use.
View User Samba and FTP Login Information
Displays a list of open sessions for file sharing of Windows sharing and FTP. The
login username, the computer's hostname and IP address are listed for each
session.
Format Drive
Formats a specific drive using a choice of ext3 or XFS file systems.
Caution: this function destroys data.
Choose a drive to format. If the drive is greater than 2TB in capacity choose the
GPT boot record, otherwise choose MBR. Finally, choose Linux EXT3 or Linux
XFS for the file system. After clicking Format Drive, the format utility will request
confirmation.
NOTE: For highest possible performance, use the XFS file system.
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After clicking “Yes, I'm sure,” the format utility will create and prepare one partition
on the selected drive, using all space on the disk. A page will load next confirming
the format is in progress. This page updates once every minute. Once formatting
is complete, the page will change to state it is done. Click any of the tabs above
the message to perform other tasks. If desired, this can be done before formatting
is complete; however, the drive being formatted cannot be used until formatting is
done and there will be no further notifications.
Safely Remove Drive
Closes all pending I/O to a specified drive then “unmounts” it for removal.
Caution: best practice is to notify any and all users this will be done before
proceeding to prevent data loss. Abruptly removing a physical drive without
notifying users or using the Safely Remove Drive function may cause file system
corruption and loss of data.
Backup Internal System Configuration Information
Saves or restores all of the Secure NAS unit's settings using a specified drive.
Select the volume desired for backups. If backups exist on that volume they will be
listed under Backups, with comments if present.
To create a backup, add a backup comment if desired then click Create Backup.
To restore an existing backup, select the desired backup and click Restore
Selected. The currently selected backup may also be deleted using the Delete
Selected button. All three functions will request confirmation before proceeding.
Reboot
Restarts the Secure NAS unit.
Caution: best practice is to notify any and all users this will be done before proceeding
Upgrade the System Firmware
In the case of a firmware update release, this utility applies the update.
Update will not proceed unless only one volume (one partition on one drive) is
present. Instructions on updating firmware are provided with the firmware
update.
Caution: All of the Secure NAS unit's settings will be lost in the process of applying
firmware. Make sure to notify any and all users this will be done to prevent data
loss and use the Backup Internal System Configuration Information utility before
proceeding.
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The Sharing Tab
User Management
Shows current list of known users on the Secure NAS unit.
To delete a user, click the “Delete” link next to that username, then confirm.
To change a user's password, select the username just above “New Password,” then
enter the new password into the “New Password” and “Confirm Password” fields and
click “Change Password.”
To create a new user account, click “New User,” then enter the new username and
the initial password in the “New Password” and “Confirm Password” fields. If shared
folders are defined on the system, select the default permissions granted to the new
user for each share.
Add A Shared Folder
Creates a new folder and shares it on the network. This function has several steps.
The first page introduces the wizard. Click “Begin Wizard” to proceed.
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Step 1 is to define the name of the share. The share name will become the folder
name on the drive.
NOTE: The shared folder name will be written to disk using all capital letters. If an existing folder of the same
name appears and is not all capital letters, the Secure NAS considers that not a match and writes the same
folder name in all capital letters anyway. This can cause unpredictable results if the drive is subsequently
connected to a computer. If a folder exists of the same name with all capital letters, it will be shared
without harming any data.
Step 2 is to select the drive the share is to be created on. The drive is identified by the
drive letter and partition number, the vendor and model, and the mount point.
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Step 3 is to set the initial permissions for the new share. A permission setting for
“Everyone” as well as each individual user is listed, with the default permission set to
None for both SMB and FTP. Once you have reviewed the permissions for all users
and made any desired changes, clicking on “Create Share Folder” will complete the
Wizard.
Rename A Shared Folder
Changes the name of the directory as well as the share name for an existing shared
folder. Select the share to change and type in a new name, then click “Rename
Shared Folder.”
NOTE: The new shared folder name will be written to disk using all capital letters. If an existing folder of the
same name appears and is not all capital letters, the Secure NAS considers that not a match and writes the
same folder name in all capital letters anyway. This can cause unpredictable results if the drive is
subsequently connected to a computer. If a folder exists of the same name with all capital letters, it will be
shared without harming any data.
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Remove a Shared Folder
Deletes a share from the Secure NAS unit. As a precaution this screen requires the
word “yes” is typed in as confirmation.
NOTE: Removing a shared folder also deletes the associated directory and all of its contents from the drive.
It is however possible to delete the share without destroying any data: simply disconnect the drive physically
from the Secure NAS unit before proceeding. If the shared folder is on the Secure NAS unit's RAID array,
shutting down the unit, then removing all of the RAID drives and powering up again before deleting the
share will preserve the data.
Update Security Settings
Changes SMB and FTP permissions for a share for each user and the general
permission for “Everyone.” Select the share to change, then click next and another
page will appear with current permissions. Make desired changes and click Update to
apply.
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