Sony | VGF-HS1U | User's Guide | Sony VGF-HS1U User's Guide

WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
expose the device to rain or moisture.
For customers in the USA
To avoid electrical shock, do not open
the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified
personnel only.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment
and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
 Use your product only with the AC adapter
supplied with the unit.
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main voltage, unplug the AC adapter from the
mains.
The socket-outlet shall be installed near the
equipment and shall be easily accessible.
Opening or dismantling this equipment, for
whatever reason, could lead to damages that are
not covered by the guarantee.
Sony is not responsible for any interference that
you may experience or that may be caused when
operating this device.
Do not use or store this equipment in a location
subject to heat sources, such as radiators or air
ducts; direct sunlight; excessive dust; moisture or
rain; mechanical vibration or shock; strong
magnets or speakers that are not magnetically
shielded; ambient temperature higher than 95ºF
(35ºC) or less than 50ºF (10ºC); and high humidity.
Owner’s record
The model number and serial number are located on
the bottom of your Home Server.
Record the serial number in the space provided
below. Refer to this number whenever you call your
Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. VGF-HS1
Serial No.
FCC Notice
All cables used to connect peripherals must be
shielded and grounded. Operation with cables
connected to peripherals that are not shielded and
grounded may result in interference to radio and
television reception.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications
not expressly approved in this manual could void
your authority to operate this equipment.
If you have questions about this product, you can write
to the Sony Customer Information Service Center at
12451 Gateway Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33913, USA or
find Sony Customer Service on the Web site at:
http://esupport.sony.com/EN/VAIO/ for customers in
the USA
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name:
SONY
Model No.:
VGF-HS1
Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc.
Address:
16530 Via Esprillo
San Diego, CA 92127 USA
Telephone No.:
858-942-2230
(For FCC-related matters only).
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
WARNING
Battery may explode if mistreated.
Do not recharge, disassemble or dispose of in fire.
For customers in Europe
This product complies with the following European
Directives:
2006/95/EC (Low Voltage Directive)
2004/108/EC (EMC Directive)
This product complies with EN 55022 Class B and
EN 55024 for use in the following areas: residential,
commercial and light industrial.
This product has been tested and found compliant
with the limits set out in the EMC Directive for using
connection cables not longer than 3 meters (9.8 feet).
The supplied interface cable must be used with the
equipment in order to comply with the limits for a
digital device pursuant to EN 55022.
Disposal of the internal backup memory
battery
 Your VAIO product is equipped with an internal
To change the backup battery, please contact your
nearest Sony Service Center.
For the State of California, USA only
Perchlorate Material - special handling may apply, See
www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate
Perchlorate Material: Lithium battery contains perchlorate.
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backup memory battery that should not have to be
replaced during the lifetime of the product. When
the battery needs to be replaced, please contact
VAIO-Link.
Danger of explosion if the battery is incorrectly
replaced.
Dispose of the battery properly at its end-of-life.
In some areas the disposal of non-hazardous
batteries in household or business waste may be
prohibited.
Please use the public collection system.
Disposal of Old Electrical &
Electronic Equipment
(Applicable in the European
Union and other European
countries with separate
collection systems)
This symbol on the product or on its packaging
indicates that this product shall not be treated as
household waste. Instead it shall be handed over to
the applicable collection point for the recycling of
electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring this
product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent
potential negative consequences for the environment
and human health, which could otherwise be caused
by inappropriate waste handling of this product. The
recycling of materials will help to conserve natural
resources. For more detailed information about
recycling of this product, please contact your local
Civic Office, your household waste disposal service or
the shop where you purchased the product.
Safety Information
Europe Only
Disposal of waste batteries
(applicable in the European
Union and other European
countries with separate
collection systems)
This symbol on the battery or on the packaging
indicates that the battery provided with this product
shall not be treated as household waste.
By ensuring these batteries are disposed of correctly,
you will help prevent potentially negative
consequences for the environment and human health
which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate
waste handling of the battery. The recycling of the
materials will help to conserve natural resources.
In case of products that for safety, performance or
data integrity reasons require a permanent
connection with an incorporated battery, this battery
should be replaced by qualified service staff only.
To ensure that the battery will be treated properly,
hand over the product at end-of-life to the applicable
collection point for the recycling of electrical and
electronic equipment.
For all other batteries, please view the section on how
to remove the battery from the product safely.
Hand the battery over to the applicable collection
point for the recycling of waste batteries.
For more detailed information about recycling of this
product or battery, please contact your local Civic
Office, your household waste disposal service or the
shop where you purchased the product.
The manufacturer of this product is Sony
Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo,
108-0075 Japan. The Authorized Representative for
EMC and product safety is Sony Deutschland GmbH,
Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany. For
any service or guarantee matters, please refer to the
addresses given in the Guarantee document.
Customer Support Information in Europe
Please refer to the separate Guarantee and Service
Support booklet provided with your Home
Server.
Data backup
Make backup copies of the content of your storage
devices, including a hard disk drive. Sony assumes no
liability for any damages arising out of loss or
corruption of data caused by hard disk troubles or
restoration of such data.
Power cord
A damaged power cord may cause a fire or an electric
shock.
 Do not press the power cord between your Home
Server and a wall or shelf.
 Do not modify or damage the power cord.
 Do not place a heavy object on the power cord or
pull the cord with excessive force.
 Keep the power cord away from heat sources.
 Be sure to grab the plug when unplugging the
power cord.
AC adapters
Do not use any AC adapters other than designated, as
it may cause an electric shock or a failure.
Placement or location
Use of your Home Server under the conditions stated
above or any environmental conditions other than
described in this User Guide may cause a fire or an
electric shock. Do not place your Home Server in a
location subject to oily smoke, steam, humidity, and
dust.
Liquid(s) or fine object(s)
If any liquid or fine objects enter the interior of your
Home Server, turn off the Home Server and unplug
the power cord and connection cables.
Disassemble or modification
Your Home Server contains high-voltage
components. Disassembling or modifying the Home
Server may cause a fire or an electric shock.
Weather prevention
Do not use your Home Server when a thunder storm
is approaching. Lightning strikes may cause an
electric shock. Unplug all connected cables including
the power cord and the network (LAN) cable when a
thunder storm is forecasted.
Network LAN port
Rear cover
Do not plug a telephone cable or an irrelevant
network cable into the network (LAN) port on your
Home Server. High electric current to the port may
cause hardware failures, if the network (LAN) port is
connected to telephone lines mentioned below:
Put Especially, never ... underneath the bulleted list.
 Network lines other than 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX,
and 1000BASE-T lines
 Public telephone subscriber line
 Digital jack of ISDN public telephone subscriber
lines
 PBX (private branch exchange)
 Home (intercom speakerphone) or business-use
telephone lines (multiline business telephone)
 Telephone lines other than those mentioned above.
Firmly attach the rear cover. Unless the rear cover is
firmly secured, applying some kind of force to the
cables connected to the back of your Home Server
may cause the cover to come off the Home Server;
you may step on the cover and hurt your foot.
Power plug
Keep wet hands away from the power plug. Plugging
and unplugging with wet hands may cause an electric
shock.
Before connecting
 Before connecting the power cord or any
peripheral cables, turn off your Home Server and
all peripheral devices and disconnect the power
cords from power sources to avoid electric shock.
 Use of any power cord and connection cables other
than specified in this User Guide and the Setup
Guide may cause an electric shock.
 Do not wind the power cord or any connection
cable around the AC adapter.
This may break the cord or cable.
Air vents
Keep air vents unblocked. Do not block air-intake
and -exhaust vents, as it may build up internal heat
and cause a fire. To provide adequate air circulation,
take care of the following:
 Place your Home Server at least 6.0 inches (15.0
cm) away from a wall.
 Do not push your Home Server into a closed, tight
space.
 Do not place your Home Server on porous surfaces
such as rugs or blankets.
 Do not bundle up your Home Server with a cloth.
 Do not place your Home Server upside down.
Surface placement
 Place your Home Server on a stable, flat surface
and keep it upright so as to prevent the Home
Server from falling and avoid personal injuries. Be
sure to choose a place that is strong enough to
support the weight of the Home Server.
 Place your Home Server in a flat position.
Be sure to place your Home Server in a flat
position, as it is not designed for upright
placement. An attempt to place the Home Server
in the upright position will cause it to roll and
damage itself or surrounding objects.
Cleaning
Turn off your Home Server and unplug the power
cord before cleaning. Cleaning your Home Server
while it is turned on may cause an electric shock.
Moving your Home Server
Be sure to hold your Home Server on its both sides
and keep the Home Server balanced before moving it.
Do not grasp the front of the Home Server and the
rear cover to lift the Home Server, as you may fail to
hold the Home Server still and may drop it, resulting
in personal injuries.
Top of the Home Server
 Do not place any products other than the following
on top of your Home Server:
VGX-TP Series Personal Computer
VGF-HS1 Series Home Server
Your Home Server is designed to hold only one
unit of the above products on top of it. Placing
more than one unit may cause the units to fall off,
resulting in product failures or personal injuries.
Note that double-stacking may cause discoloration
on the surface of the Home Server.
 Place a designated product precisely onto the top
of your Home Server.
Inappropriate placement many cause the product
to fall off, resulting in product failures or personal
injuries.
Direct sunlight and heat sources
Keep your Home Server away from direct sunlight
and heat sources. Placing and keeping your Home
Server in such conditions may cause internal heat to
build up, resulting in a fire.
Wireless LAN Security
Creating security settings for the Wireless LAN is
extremely important. When your Home Server is
connected to a wireless LAN without security
settings, it can be accessed by unauthorized users. To
protect the Home Server against such access, be sure
to make appropriate security settings on your wireless
LAN devices. Sony assumes no responsibility for any
security problems that may arise from the use of the
Wireless LAN.
About the illustrations and the screen
captures used in this guide
The product illustrations and the screen captures
used in this guide may appear different from the
actual ones.
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Start Guide, and the information contained in
the documents shall not be reproduced in
whole or in part and shall not be lent to any
third parties.
The terms of warranty for this product are
defined in the separate warranty certificate
provided with your Home Server.
The license agreement for the supplied
software is defined in the software license
agreement for each software application.
Sony Corporation provides no warranty with
regard to the supplied software. In no event
shall Sony Corporation be liable for any
incidental, consequential, or special damages,
where based on tort, contract, or otherwise,
arising out of or in connection with the
supplied software.
Sony Corporation reserves the right to make
any modification to this product and the
supplied software. The specifications of this
product and the supplied software are subject
to change without prior notice.
Sony Corporation and the software vendors
reserve the right to terminate or suspend the
network services to the supplied software. In
no event shall Sony Corporation be liable for
inconvenience wholly or partially resulted
from the termination or suspension of the
services.
Some information described in this User
Guide, the Setup Guide, and the Quick Start
Guide and/or in the help files on the supplied
software may not be implemented due to
restrictions imposed by using such software on
this product. Sony Corporation assumes no
liability for inconvenience resulted from the
restrictions.
Trademarks
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, “Memory Stick,” “Memory Stick Duo,”
“MagicGate,” “MagicGate Memory Stick,”
“Memory Stick PRO,” “Memory Stick PRO Duo,”
“Memory Stick PRO-HG,” and VAIO are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony
Corporation.
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Windows Vista are registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and
other countries.
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Computer Entertainment Inc.
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the U.S. and other countries.
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other countries.
Adobe and Flash are registered trademarks of
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and other countries.
Firefox is a registered trademark of Mozilla
Foundation.
Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
The Ricoh bitmap font, manufactured and sold by
Ricoh Company, Ltd., is employed for indications
on the display of this product.
In this document, Windows Vista Home Basic,
Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista
Business, and Windows Vista Ultimate are
referred to as Windows Vista; Microsoft
Windows XP Home Edition and Microsoft
Windows XP Professional are referred to as
Windows XP.
All other names of systems and products, in
general, are registered trademarks or trademarks of
their respective manufacturers. In this document,
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Table of Contents
Safety Information............................................ 4
Introduction
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Software and Hardware Requirements........... 9
Locating Controls and Ports.......................... 10
Front........................................................... 10
Back............................................................ 12
Bottom....................................................... 13
Preparation
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Hardware Installation and Connection........ 17
Sharing your Home Server with
2 or more personal computers.............. 17
Precautions on the recovery
after power failures................................. 17
Precautions on the NETSERVER switch.... 17
About the Supplied Software......................... 18
Using the PC Link software..................... 18
Using the VAIO Media software............. 19
Customizing Your Home Server................... 20
About the Home Server Settings Page.... 20
What you can do on
the Home Server Settings Page............. 20
Operations24
Using Your Home Server as a Network
Storage Device for Personal Computers.... 24
Default folder configuration and
access privilege........................................ 24
Opening a shared folder.......................... 25
Creating a shared folder........................... 26
Using your Home Server as
a data storage device............................... 27
Using the Back Up function.................... 32
Connecting from DLNA Devices.................. 35
Playing the Home Server content
on the DLNA device............................... 35
Playing the Home Server content on
the Wireless Digital Audio.................... 36
Folder configuration on the Home Server
when accessed from a DLNA device.... 39
Manuals
Using the Remote Home Access Functions....40
Network requirement for
the Remote Home Access functions.... 42
Enabling the Remote Home Access
functions.................................................. 42
Using the VAIO Picture Lab function.... 43
Using the Media Link function............... 44
Transferring data to a personal computer
or a Home Server outside your home
(Data Sync).............................................. 45
Making Backup Copies................................... 49
Copying the data on the Home Server
to a USB hard disk drive........................ 49
Copying the data from a personal
computer to your Home Server............ 51
Others52
Updating the Firmware.................................. 52
Updating the firmware with the
automatically downloaded update files.... 52
Updating the firmware by accessing
the support Web site............................... 53
Restoring Your Home Server......................... 54
Restoring Your System.................................... 55
State of the Home Server after Restoring
the Home Server or the System................... 56
Precautions....................................................... 57
Before Disposing of Your Home Server....... 59
Getting Help..................................................... 60
Sony support options............................... 60
Specifications................................................... 60
Troubleshooting
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Error Messages................................................. 62
Troubleshooting.............................................. 65
Home Server.............................................. 65
PC Link software...................................... 72
End User License Agreement74
Your Home Server is provided with (1) Quick Start Guide, (2) Setup Guide, and (3) User Guide (this
document). The Quick Start Guide helps you get your Home Server ready for operation. Please read the Quick
Start Guide first to set up the Home Server and reference the Setup Guide and the User Guide for more
information.
Software and Hardware Requirements
Introduction
This product is a Home Server that is intended for use with personal computers and DLNA devices
connected via the Internet or a home network.
To connect to this product, your personal computer must meet the following software and hardware
requirements:
 Operating system
Microsoft Window XP Professional (Service Pack 2 or later)
Microsoft Window XP Home Edition (Service Pack 2 or later)
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate
Microsoft Windows Vista Business
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic
 Network (LAN) port
 Accessibility to the Internet
To play AVC (Advanced Video Coding) content with the VAIO Media software, the following requirements
must be met.
 Operating system
Microsoft Window XP Professional (Service Pack 2 or later)
Microsoft Window XP Home Edition (Service Pack 2 or later)
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (32 bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Business (32 bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (32 bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic (32 bit)
 CPU
Intel Core 2 Duo processor (operating frequency 2.33 GHz or faster)
 System memory
512 MB or higher (1 GB or higher for Windows Vista operating system)
To use the Remote Home Access functions, your computer must meet additional requirements (page 42).
Notes
 The VAIO Media software supplied with your Home Server does not support the Windows Vista 64-bit
operating system.
 If your VAIO personal computer supports the Windows Vista 64-bit operating system, you can use the pre-
installed VAIO Media plus software to take advantage of your Home Server.
Locating Controls and Ports
Front
 COPY indicator light (page 28, 29)
Indicates the state of a USB device or a
memory card and the status of data imported
from the device or card.
 NETSERVER indicator light (page 42,
71)
Indicates the server test status or the state of
the Home Server.
  (POWER) indicator light (page 71)
Indicates the state of the power supply or the
state of the Home Server.
  (POWER) button
Press this button to turn on and off the
Home Server.
 INFO indicator light (page 52, 71)
Indicates the state of the Home Server.
About the indication lights
See page 14 for further information.
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 HDD indicator light (page 71)
Indicates the remaining capacity or the state
of the hard disk drive.
 CONNECT button
Press this button to obtain a permission code
for adding a Data Sync (receiving) profile.
 COPY button (page 28, 29)
Press this button to import data from a USB
device or a memory card.
 SD (SD memory card) slot (page 29)
Insert an SD memory card.
 (USB) port (page 14, 28)
Connect a USB mass storage class device,
such as a digital still camera and a digital
camcorder. This port is also labeled as Front
USB on the Home Server Settings Page (page
20).
Introduction
 Display (page 16, 62)
Displays information on the Home Server.
 DISPLAY button (page 16)
Press this button to turn on the display on
the Home Server and select the required
information.
 Memory Stick slot (page 29)
Insert a “Memory Stick” media. This slot can
also accommodate the Duo-type media
without an adapter.
 OK button (page 62)
Press this button to confirm the information
displayed on the display.
 CANCEL button (page 23)
Press this button to cancel the on-going
operation. Additionally, you can press and
hold this button for 10 seconds to clear the
administrator registration and the IP address
settings.
 MEMORY CARD access indicator light
(page 29)
Blinks while access to the memory card is in
progress.
 CF (CompactFlash) slot (page 29)
Insert a CompactFlash media.
 CF (CompactFlash) media eject button
(page 29)
 Front door
To open the front door, put your fingertip on
the left end of the door and slide it half way
to the right. The door will automatically be
retracted under the front panel. To close the
door, slide it half way to the left. The door
will keep sliding on its own and shut.
 ID label
Shows the model name of the Home Server.
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Back
 Air vents
 DC IN port
Connect to the AC adapter.
 Network (LAN) port
Connect a network (LAN) cable.
Note
Be sure not to connect any unsupported
networks or any telephone lines to the
Network port. At the time of delivery, this
port is covered by a protective sticker to
warn the users. Remove the sticker before
connecting to the network.
 (USB) port 1 (page 14, 28)
Connect a USB mass storage class device,
such as a digital still camera and a digital
camcorder. This port is also labeled as Rear
USB1 on the Home Server Settings Page
(page 20).
 (USB) port 2 (page 14, 28)
Connect a USB mass storage class device,
such as a digital still camera and a digital
camcorder. This port is also labeled as Rear
USB2 on the Home Server Settings Page
(page 20).
About attaching/removing the rear cover
Refer to the Setup Guide.
Note
The air vents on the back of your Home Server and the rear cover may get warm while the Home Server is in
operation. Keep this in mind before you touch them.
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Bottom
Introduction
 NETSERVER switch (page 42)
Slide this switch to the ON position to allow
access via the Internet.
Turning on this switch will register the
Home Server on the dynamic DNS server
and enable the port forwarding capability of
the network router to allow access via the
Internet.
To use the Remote Home Access functions
(page 40), be sure to turn on this switch.
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About the (USB) ports
The USB ports on your Home Server is compliant with the USB 2.0 standards (High-speed, Full-speed, and
Low-speed). The USB 2.0 standards are new Universal Serial Bus (USB) standards and provide faster data
transfer than the USB 1.1 standards (Full-speed and Low-speed). The USB ports of the USB 2.0 standards
are capable of accepting the USB 1.1 standard devices.
About the indicator lights
The indicator lights help you obtain various kinds of information on your Home Server.
Indicator
light
COPY
State
Lights in green
Indicates that the USB mass storage class device, such as a digital
still camera, a digital camcorder, or a USB hard disk drive is
connected or a memory card is inserted.
Tip
If a USB port is specified for the Home Server backup operation (page
49), connecting a USB device to the port does not turn on this
indicator light as the One Touch Copy function is disabled for the port.
NETSERVER
(POWER)
Blinks in green
Indicates that the One Touch Copy function is in operation.
Unlit
Other than the above.
Lights in green
Indicates that the Home Server is open to access via the Internet.
Blinks in green
Indicates that the server test (page 42) is in progress.
Unlit
Indicates that:
 The previous server test (page 42) failed.
 The NETSERVER switch is turned off.
Blinks in orange
Indicates that the Home Server is turning on.
Lights in green
Indicates that the Home Server is completely turned on and the
hard disk drive is in operation.
Lights in orange
Indicates that the Home Server is completely turned on, but in
power saving mode. The internal hard disk drive is not in
operation while the Home Server is in this mode.
Tip
After about 30 minutes of inactivity following completion of the
internal process, the Home Server stops the hard disk drive operation
and enters power saving mode.
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Blinks in green
Indicates that the Home Server is turning off.
Blinks alternately in
green and orange
Indicates that the firmware update is in progress.
Unlit
Indicates that the Home Server is turned off.
Indicator
light
INFO
State
Indicates that a search for the Home Server was initiated by a personal
computer via the network and in progress for device registration
purposes. The indicator light will stop blinking when the Home Server
is selected or canceled.
Blinks in red
Indicates that an error occurred while the One Touch Copy
function is active, the Wireless Digital Audio* is connected, or
device registration for one of the Remote Home Access functions
is in progress.
Introduction
Blinks in blue
* The VGF-WA1 Wireless Digital Audio may not be available, depending
on the country or region of residency.
Tip
The error description appears on the display. You can press the OK
button to turn off this indicator light.
Lights in red
Indicates that an error has occurred while the One Touch Copy
function is NOT active, the Wireless Digital Audio* is NOT
connected, or device registration for one of the Remote Home
Access functions is NOT in progress.
* The VGF-WA1 Wireless Digital Audio may not be available, depending
on the country or region of residency.
Tip
If an error occurs during the Back Up, Data Sync, Home Server backup,
or Home Server restore operation, the error description will be
displayed on the Home Server Settings Page. When you confirm the
error, this indicator light automatically turns off.
Lights in blue
Indicates that:
 A new file was created or (a) file(s) was updated by one of the
Remote Home Access functions in the last 24 hours.
 The VAIO Update software has received an important message
or downloaded a firmware update to the Home Server.
Tip
When you confirm the message or the update on the Home Server
Settings Page, this indicator light automatically stops blinking.
HDD
Unlit
Other than the above.
Lights in green
Indicates that the remaining free space of the internal hard disk drive is
at least 10% of the total capacity and access to the drive is in progress.
Lights in orange
Indicates that the remaining free space of the internal hard disk drive is
less than 10% of the total capacity and the drive is in operation.
Blinks in orange
Indicates that the remaining free space of the internal hard disk drive is
less than 1 MB.
Blinks in green
Indicates that the internal hard disk drive is being formatted.
Blinks alternately in
green and orange
Indicates that the internal hard disk drive is not detected.
Unlit
Other than the above.
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About the Display indications
When the Home Server is not in operation, you can press the DISPLAY button to turn on the display and
view the following information: the Home Server name, the IP address settings, the used space on the
internal hard disk drive, the firmware version, the error message (if any), and the important message (if
any). The display indication changes when you press the COPY or the CONNECT button.
Tip
The display will go blank in 60 seconds after you press the DISPLAY button.
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Hardware Installation and Connection
Your Home Server is intended for use on a network.
For detailed instructions on connecting the Home Server to a network, refer to the Setup Guide.
Tip
In a stand-alone environment, the Home Server can provide:
 Access to the content of the Home Server from a DLNA device (page 40).
 Data import from the USB mass storage class device, such as a digital still camera and a digital camcorder, or a
memory card (page 28).
You can access your Home Server from 2 or more personal computers as long as the Home Server and the
computers are connected to the same network. In addition, you can install the PC Link software on each
computer to use the Back Up function (page 32).
1
2
Preparation
Sharing your Home Server with 2 or more personal computers
Connect the Home Server and the personal computers to the same network.
Install the PC Link software on each computer with the supplied CD-ROM disc and
complete the initial setup of the software.
For further information on the initial setup, refer to the Setup Guide.
Tip
If the Receive folder name for the Back Up function is not unique on the Home Server, a sequential number in
parentheses, (2) or (3) for example, is automatically appended to the end of the folder name.
Precautions on the recovery after power failures
In case of a blackout, or when you unplug the power cord while your Home Server is still on, it will recover
to its previous state. Please note it might take some time before you can use the user due to automatic file
recovery.
Precautions on the NETSERVER switch
When the NETSERVER switch (page 13) is turned off, you cannot use the following Remote Home Access
functions:
 VAIO Picture Lab
 Media Link
 Data Sync (receiving) from other Home Servers and personal computers.
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About the Supplied Software
The CD-ROM disc provided with your Home Server contains the following software applications:
 PC Link (page 18)
The PC Link software provides easy ways to keep folder data updated between a personal computer and
a Home Server.
About the Restore Tool
The Restore Tool is installed along with the PC Link software.
Your Home Server is capable of copying files to the connected USB hard disk drive for backup purposes and
copying them back to the Home Server for data restoration. The Restore Tool is an additional function that
allows you to copy the backup files from the USB hard disk drive to a personal computer (page 50).
 VAIO Media (page 19)
The VAIO Media software allows access to music, photo, and video contents of your Home Server from
all personal computers on the home network.
To use the above software applications, you must install each software application on your personal computer
with the supplied CD-ROM disc. If you already have the VAIO Media software installed on the computer,
you may skip installation of this particular application depending on the software version. Refer to the Setup
Guide and install the software application of your choice.
Notes
 The VAIO Media software supplied with your Home Server does not support the Windows Vista 64-bit
operating system.
 If your VAIO personal computer supports the Windows Vista 64-bit operating system, you can use the pre-
installed VAIO Media plus software to take advantage of your Home Server.
Using the PC Link software
What you can do with the PC Link software
The PC Link software has the following functions:
 Back Up
You can create a Back Up profile on your personal computer and have the files in a specified folder
automatically uploaded to your Home Server via your home network or the Internet (page 40).
Note
You must connect the computer and the Home Server to the home network before creating Back Up profiles.
 Tip
You can specify the following options in a Back Up profile:
– Backup timing
– Whether or not to delete files from the Home Server when the corresponding files are removed from
the source folder
– Whether or not to add information for the Music Channel Function to music files.
 Data Sync
You can create a Data Sync profile on your personal computer and have the files in a specified folder sent
to a destination device or received from a source device via the Internet. With this function, you can
exchange data between your computer and Home Server for data synchronization.
 Tip
You can specify the schedule for sending files in Data Sync (transmitting) profiles.
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 Metadata analysis
If you want to upload a music file to a Home Server, PC Link can analyze it using VAIO Content
Analyzer and add the results to the music file as metadata to make it compatible on the DLNA devices
supporting the Music Channel Function. With the Music channels, you can play music according to your
mood or situation.
 Tips
 Metadata analysis can be applied to the files in MP3, ATRAC, and WMA format.
 Metadata is data with content information. DLNA devices use this added metadata for file management
and search.
1 Click “Start,” “All Programs,” “PC Link,” and “PC Link.”
The PC Link software starts and the main window appears on the desktop.
Preparation
Starting the PC Link software
 Tip
You can also, double-click the PC Link icon
on the taskbar to start the software.
Using the VAIO Media software
What you can do with the VAIO Media software
The VAIO Media software allows you to access music, photo, and video contents of your Home Server from
all personal computers and DLNA devices on the home network.
For further information, refer to the software’s help file. To open the help file, click “Start,” “All Programs,”
“VAIO Media,” “Help.”
Notes
 The VAIO Media software supplied with your Home Server does not support the Windows Vista 64-bit
operating system.
 If your VAIO personal computer supports the Windows Vista 64-bit operating system, you can use the pre-
installed VAIO Media plus software to take advantage of your Home Server.
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Customizing Your Home Server
You can use the Home Server Settings Page and change the default settings to customize your Home Server.
About the Home Server Settings Page
The Home Server Settings Page provides a tool to set up the functions of your Home Server that you can
access with browser software on your personal computer.
To access the Home Server Settings Page, your computer must have one of the following software browsers
installed:
 Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 (on personal computers with the Windows XP operating system)
 Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 (on personal computers with the Windows XP operating system SP2 or
the Windows Vista operating system)
 Firefox 2
What you can do on the Home Server Settings Page
You can set up, view, and change the following functions.
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Menu
Function
You can:
Server
function
Basic Information
View or change the Home Server name and the work group name.
Shared folders
Create or delete shared folders; or view or change the shared
folder properties.
User accounts

Web/Media Link

DLNA device

Manage the administrator account and the user accounts; or
view or change the account properties.
 Create or delete user accounts.
View or change the properties of the folders used for the
VAIO Picture Lab function or the Media Link function.
 Add or remove the folders used for the VAIO Picture Lab
function or the Media Link function.
 Send e-mails that contain the URL addresses for the folders
used for the VAIO Picture Lab function.
Accept or deny a connection to the Home Server from a
DLNA device.
 View the list of the devices permitted for connection to the
Home Server and the list of devices that are waiting for
permission.
Menu
Function
You can:
Remote
Home Access
Back Up
 View Back Up profiles that include a Receive folder for files
sent from a personal computer.
 Change the Receive folder names, the description of the
shared folders containing a Receive folder, or the description
of the Receive folder.
 Remove Back Up profiles.
Advanced
settings
Data Sync (receiving)

View Data Sync (receiving) profiles that include a Receive
folder.
 Change the Data Sync (receiving) profile names.
 Add or remove Data Sync (receiving) profiles.
Server test

Network

Date and time
View, change, or adjust the clock settings on the Home Server.
One Touch Copy
View or change the content type to be copied by the One Touch
Copy function.
VGF-WA1

Home Server backup
Create, view, or change the Home Server backup profile for
copying data from the Home Server to the USB hard disk; or
start the Home Server backup process.
Home Server restore
Restore the backup copies to the Home Server from the USB
hard disk drive.
Firmware update

Reset

Preparation
Data Sync (transmitting)  View Data Sync (transmitting) profiles that include a Send
folder.
 Add or remove Data Sync (transmitting) profiles or change
the transmission schedule specified in the profiles.
 Manually start or stop transmissions.
Start the server test.
Change the port number for the Media Link function or the
VAIO Picture Lab function.
 Change the options.


View or change the IP address settings.
View or change the proxy server settings.
View the number of the Wireless Digital Audio units*
registered on the Home Server.
 Change the wireless LAN channel used.
 Register the Wireless Digital Audio or remove the
registration.
View the firmware information of the Home Server.
the firmware.
 Update
Rebuild the database.
the playlist.
 Restore the factory default settings while keeping hard drive
content.
 Restore the factory default settings while deleting all hard
drive content.
 Rebuild
* The VGF-WA1 Wireless Digital Audio may not be available, depending on the country or region of your
residency.
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Opening the Home Server Settings Page
 To open from the folder
1 Click “Start” and “My Network Places” or “Network.”
The My Network Places window or the Network window appears.
2 Double-click “MyStation” (the default name) or “(Home Server name).”
The window containing the list of the shared folders on the Home Server appears.
If the user name and the password are prompted, enter a temporary text string, “Sony” for example.
 Tip
If you cannot find your Home Server name in the window displayed in step 2 or if double-clicking
“MyStation” or “(Home Server name)” starts the Windows Media Player software, specify the Home
Server name or change the work group name of the Home Server or the personal computer.
 To specify the Home Server name
1
Press the DISPLAY button on the Home Server several times to display the Home Server name or the IP
address on the display.
2 Enter “\\(MyStation),” “\\(Home Server name),” or “\\(IP address of the Home Server)” in the address field
at the upper part of the My Network Places or Network window, and then press the Enter key.
If the address field is not displayed on the window, click “View,” “Toolbars,” and “Address Bar.”
 To change the work group of the Home Server or the personal computer
If the Home Server name is not displayed, the Home Server and the personal computer may not be
assigned to the same work group.
Change the work group name of the Home Server or the personal computer.
To change the work group name of the Home Server, go to the Basic Information page on the Home
Server Settings Page and change the work group name.
To change the work group name of the personal computer, refer to the Windows Help and Support
for detailed instructions.
3 Double-click “help” and “HomeServerSetting.html.”
The Web top page appears in the browser software window.
4 Click “Home Server Settings Page.”
The Home page is displayed.
 Tips
 If a window appears, asking for the administrator name and password, enter your registered administrator
name and password and click “Log in.”
 The default name of your Home Server is “MyStation.” You can change this default name on the Basic
Information page on the Home Server Settings Page.
 To open from the PC Link software
1 Start the PC Link software (page 18).
The main window appears on the desktop.
2 Click the name of the Home Server for which you want to access the Home Server Settings
Page.
The Web top page appears in the browser software window.
3 Click “Home Server Settings Page.”
The Home page is displayed.
 Tip
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If a window appears, asking for the administrator name and the password, enter your registered
administrator name and password and click “Log in.”
 To open directly with the browser software
1 Press the DISPLAY button on the Home Server several times to display the Home Server
name or the IP address on the display.
2 Start the browser software on the personal computer.
3 Enter “http://(Home Server name)/” or “http://(IP address)/” and press the Enter key.
The Web top page appears in the browser software window.
4 Click “Home Server Settings Page.”
 Tip
If a window appears, asking for the administrator name and password, enter your registered administrator
name and password and click “Log in.”
Preparation
The Home page is displayed.
Note
Accessing the Home Server Settings Page requires entering the administrator name and the password. If you
cannot remember your administrator name and/or password, press the CANCEL button on the Home Server for
10 seconds or longer to clear the administrator registration and the password settings. For information on the state
of your Home Server after you cleared the settings, see “State of the Home Server after Restoring the Home Server
or the System” on page 56.
Changing the system settings of your Home Server
Access the Home Server Settings Page and change the settings.
If you want to:
Go to:
Change the IP address.
Network page
Use a proxy server.
Change the work group name to which the Home Server belongs.
Basic Information page
Change the Home Server name on the network.
Change the clock settings on the Home Server.
Date and time page
Tip
For further information on each settings page, click “Help” at the top right corner of the page.
Notes
 If you exit the browser software while changing the setup, all modifications applied to the Home Server Settings
Page will be discarded.
 Clicking the previous button on the browser software will not display the previous page, but the top page of the
setup item.
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Using Your Home Server as a Network Storage Device
for Personal Computers
The following describes the default folder configuration and access privilege at the time of delivery and what your
Home Server offers as a network storage device.
Default folder configuration and access privilege
MyStation
Media folder
One Touch
Copy folder
Help folder
Sample
folder
Folder name
Description
Access privilege
Media
The shared folder with
content accessible from
DLNA devices. You cannot
block access from DLNA
devices to this folder.
Creating a Back Up profile on
the personal computer will
create a Receive folder for the
profile in this shared folder.
All users can access these folders and read and
write the content by default.
To change the access privilege on the folders,
access the Home Server Settings Page and go to
the Shared folders page.
One Touch Copy
Using the One Touch Copy
function will create a folder
with the name of the import
date and save the import data
into the created folder.
Sample
Contains sample music,
photo, and video contents
accessible from DLNA
devices.
Note
Restoring the factory default
settings of your Home Server
will remove this Sample
folder and you will not be
able to restore the folder.
Help
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Contains the file that shows
the URL address for the
Home Server Settings Page.
You cannot modify the file or create a new file or
folder in this folder.
Additionally, you cannot change the access
privilege on the Help folder.
Opening a shared folder
1
2
Click “Start” and “My Network Places” or “Network.”
The My Network Places window or the Network window appears.
Double-click “MyStation” (the default name) or “(Home Server name).”
The window containing the list of the shared folders on the Home Server appears.
 Tips
 If MyStation or your Home Server name is not listed, see the tip in “To open from the folder” on page 22.
 If the Network window in the Windows Vista operating system in step 1 shows the message that network
If the Home Server has a global IP address and you have not completed administrator registration
Follow the steps below to register yourself as an administrator before opening a shared folder:
1 Double-click “help” and “HomeServerSetting.html.”
Operations
discovery and file sharing are disabled, follow the steps below:
Click the message and select “Turn on network discovery and file sharing” from the menu.
If the User Account Control window appears, read the information and click “Continue.”
On the Network discovery and file sharing window, click to select “No, make the network that I am
connected to a private network.”
The Web top page appears in the browser software window.
2 Click “Home Server Settings Page.”
The security warning message is displayed.
3 Click “Continue.”
The Administrator Registration page is displayed.
4 Enter an administrator account name of up to 10 characters in length in the Administrator
name field.
 Tips
 The characters available for entry are:
Alphanumeric characters and spaces
! # $ % & ‘ ( ) - . @ ^ _ ` { }
 You cannot enter an administrator account name that only consists of either periods or spaces.
 Spaces at the beginning and end of the entered administrator name will automatically be removed.
5 Enter a password from 5 to 14 characters in length in the Password field.
The entered password is displayed as a series of dots.
 Tips
 The characters available for entry are:
Alphanumeric characters and spaces
\ : , ; * < > | ‘ [ ] = + . ` ( ) ~ $ “ / ?
 You cannot enter a password that only consists of spaces.
6 Enter the same password as in step 5 in the Password field.
7 Click “Register.”
The DLNA device management page is displayed.
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8 Confirm or change the settings.
For further information, click “Help” at the top right corner of the DLNA device management page.
9 Click “Next.”
The Shared folder management page is displayed.
10 Confirm the settings.
For further information, click “Help” at the top right corner of the Shared folder management page.
Creating a shared folder
1
2
3
Access the Home Server Settings Page (page 22).
Click “Shared folders” in the left pane.
The Shared folders page is displayed in the right pane.
Click “Create a shared folder” and specify the necessary properties.
A new shared folder is created.
Note
You can create up to 20 shared folders.
 Tip
For further information, click “Help” at the top right corner of the Shared folders page.
To change the administrator registration and the IP address settings
1 Press and hold the CANCEL button on the Home Server for 10 seconds or longer.
The administrator registration and the IP address settings are cleared.
To register yourself as an administrator, see “If the Home Server has a global IP address and you have not
completed administrator registration” on page 25.
Tip
The IP address is automatically assigned to your Home Server.
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Using your Home Server as a data storage device
You can import music, photo, and video contents to your Home Server from a digital still camera or a
digital camcorder or data from a personal computer for storage purposes.
The import method depends on the source device.
Source device
Import timing
Digital still camera,
Digital camcorder
 Manual (from the source
device)
 Manual (from a memory
Import method
 One Touch Copy function
card)
Personal computer
 Back Up function
Manual
 Windows copy function
Automatic
 Data Sync (receiving) function
 One Touch Copy function (page 28)
The One Touch Copy function allows you to import content from connected device or memory
card just by pressing the COPY button on your Home Server.
Before pressing the COPY button, be sure to do either of the following:
Operations
Another Home Server
Automatic
 Connect a USB device, such as a digital still camera or a digital camcorder, to the Home Server.
 Insert a memory card, such as a “Memory Stick” media, an SD memory card, or a CompactFlash
media, into an appropriate card slot.
 Tip
For viewing imported content, see page 30.
 Back Up function (page 32)
Data will be automatically imported from a personal computer at the time of an upload by the
Back Up function.
 Tip
If you select the option to add information for the Music Channel Function in the Back Up profile, the music
content will be sorted automatically by genre. Then, you can play the content according to your mood or
situation on a DLNA device that supports the Music Channel Function.
 Windows copy function (page 25)
You can access the Home Server from a personal computer via the network and copy the
content from the computer to shared folders on the Home Server.
 Tips
 To play imported content on a DLNA device, such as VGF-CP1, copy the content(s) into the One
Touch Copy folder on the Home Server.
 For opening or creating a shared folder, see page 25 or page 26, respectively.
 Data Sync (receiving) function (page 45)
Data will automatically be imported at the time of a reception by the Data Sync (receiving)
function from another Home Server.
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Importing data with the One Touch Copy function
 To import from a USB device
Note
When the USB port on the digital still camera is in PTP or PictBridge mode, you cannot use the One Touch Copy
function. Place the USB port into mass storage mode before proceeding with the following steps.
1 Connect a digital still camera or a digital camcorder to one of the (USB) ports on the
Home Server with a USB cable.
The COPY indicator light on the Home Server turns on.
 Tip
If no content has been updated since the previous import, the COPY indicator light will not turn on.
COPY indicator light
Note
If you connect a USB device to the USB port specified for Home Server backup (page 49), the content will
not be imported to the Home Server.
2 Press the COPY button.
COPY button
The message notifying the progress of the copy process appears on the display on your Home Server and
the COPY indicator light blinks while the copy process is in progress.
Upon completion of the copy process, the completion message appears on the display and the COPY
indicator light turns off.
For viewing the destination folder, see “To view the copied photo and video contents” on page 30.
3 Wait until the COPY indicator light turns off, and then unplug the USB cable.
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About compatible file formats
When the option to import video and photo only is selected on the One Touch Copy page on the Home
Server Settings Page, the files in the following formats will be imported.
USB device
File format
Digital still camera
DCF (photo)
Digital camcorder (DVD storage type*)
DCF (photo)
DVD video (standard image quality)
AVCHD (high definition image quality)
Digital camcorder (Hard disk storage
type)
DCF (photo)
MPEG2 (standard image quality)
AVCHD (high definition image quality)
* DVD media must be finalized to be available for file importing.
Notes
on the One Touch Copy page on the Home Server Settings Page.
 When a digital camcorder of the DVD storage type is connected to the Home Server, only video and photo
contents will be imported even if the option to import all type of content is selected on the One Touch Copy
page on the Home Server Settings Page.
Operations
 To allow playback of the imported content on a DLNA device, select the option to import video and photo only
 To import from a memory card
1 Insert a memory card into a memory card slot (page 10 and 11) on the front of the Home
Server.
Be sure to select the memory card slot appropriate for the media you are using.
Insert the media until it clicks into place. The MEMORY CARD access indicator light (page 11) blinks
and the COPY indicator light turns on.
Notes
 Be sure to insert the media in the correct orientation. To avoid damaging the memory card slot or the
media, do not force the media into the slot.
 To avoid loss or corruption of the stored data, be sure NOT to:
– Remove the media or turn off the Home Server while access to the media is in progress.
– Use the media in a location subject to static electricity or electric noise.
 Tips
 Insert one memory card at a time even when you want to import data from multiple media cards.
 If no content has been updated since the previous import, the COPY indicator light will not turn on.
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2 When the COPY indicator light turns on, press the COPY button.
The copy process notification message appears on the display and the COPY indicator light blinks while
the copy process is in progress.
COPY button
Once the copy process is complete, a completion message will appear on the display and the MEMORY
CARD access indicator light and the COPY indicator light turns off.
For viewing the destination folder, see “To view the copied photo and video contents” on page 30.
3 Wait until both the MEMORY CARD access indicator light and the COPY indicator light are
off, and then remove the media from the slot.
To remove the “Memory Stick” media or the SD memory card, push in and release the media, then pull it
out. If you failed, repeat this action.
To remove the CompactFlash media, press the CF (CompactFlash) media eject button (page 11) and pull
out the media.
To view the copied photo and video contents
 From a DLNA device
Access the Recently Added folder or the Albums folder within the Photo folder. See “Folder
configuration on the Home Server when accessed from a DLNA device” on page 39 for further
information.
 When your Home Server is used as a network storage device
Access the One Touch Copy folder. See “Default folder configuration and access privilege” on page 24 for
further information.
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About memory cards
Your Home Server supports the “Memory Stick” media, the SD memory card, and the CompactFlash
media. The following describes the precautions on using individual types of media.
 “Memory Stick” media
– You can use 5 types of the “Memory Stick” media on your Home Server:
“Memory Stick,” “Memory Stick Duo”, “Memory Stick PRO”, “Memory Stick PRO Duo”, and “Memory Stick
PRO-HG Duo.”
– The Memory Stick slot on your Home Server can accommodate both standard- and Duo-size media. You can
insert the Duo-size “Memory Stick” media directly into the Memory Stick slot without using the adapter.
– Do not insert the “Memory Stick” media and the “Memory Stick Duo” media into the Memory Stick slot at
the same time, as it may damage the slot and/or the media.
– The Memory Stick slot on your Home Server does not support the MagicGate feature of the “Memory Stick”
media. This means that you cannot use copyright-protected data on the Home Server.
 About “MagicGate”
Operations
MagicGate is the general name of the copyright protection technology developed by Sony. This technology
ensures that the protected content is only transferred between a MagicGate compliant device and the
“Memory Stick” media (authentication) and that the protected content is recorded and transferred in an
encrypted format. Before playing the protected content, the MagicGate feature also checks for authenticity
and decrypts the protected content only if authentication has succeeded in order to protect against playback
of copyright-protected data on an unauthenticated device.
– The Memory Stick slot on your Home Server does not support 8-bit parallel data transfer.
– Your Home Server has been tested and found compatible with Sony branded “Memory Stick” media with a
capacity of up to 16 GB that are available as of August 2008. However, not all “Memory Stick” media that
meet the same specifications as the compatible media are guaranteed of compatibility.
 SD memory card
Your Home Server has been tested and found compatible only with SD memory cards with a capacity of
up to 2 GB and SDHC memory cards with a capacity of up to 16 GB available as of May 2008. However,
not all memory card meet the same specifications.
 CompactFlash media
Your Home Server supports the Type-I and II CompactFlash media. However, not all CompactFlash
media meet the same specifications.
About the compatible file formats
When the option to import video and photo only is selected on the One Touch Copy page on the Home Server
Settings Page, the files in the following format can be imported.
Memory card
File format
“Memory Stick,” “Memory Stick Duo,”
DCF (photo)
“Memory Stick PRO,” “Memory Stick
DVD video (standard image quality)
PRO Duo,” and “Memory Stick PRO-HG AVCHD (high definition image quality)
Duo”
SD/SDHC memory card
DCF (photo)
CompactFlash (Type-I and II compliant) DCF (photo)
When the option to import all types of content is selected, there are no restrictions on the file formats.
Note
To play the imported content on a DLNA device, select the option to import video and photo only on the One
Touch Copy page on the Home Server Settings Page.
To cancel the on-going import
Press the CANCEL button on your Home Server.
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About the One Touch Copy settings
If you want to:
 Change the type of the content to be imported. (Video and photo only/All)
Access the Home Server Settings Page and go to the One Touch Copy page.
Tip
For further information on the One Touch Copy page, click “Help” at the top right corner of the page.
Using the Back Up function
What you can do with the Back Up function
The Back Up function provides a way to automatically upload files in the specified folder on a personal
computer to your Home Server via your home network or the Internet in connection with the PC Link
software.
In addition to starting an upload as you scheduled in the Back Up profile, you can manually start any
backup at any time.
The Back Up function also provides metadata analysis that adds additional information to music content so
that DLNA devices can use it for file management and searching. Additionally, Sony branded DLNA
devices use this information to categorize the music files stored in the Release Year, Music channels, and
Mood folders. You can select the option for this metadata analysis when adding or changing Back Up
profiles on your computer with the PC Link software.
For further information on the Back Up function, refer to the help file on the PC Link software.
Notes
 To add or change Back Up profiles, you must connect the computer and the Home Server to your home
network. Back Up uploading via the Internet has additional requirements. See page 42 for further information.
 Playback of the music files in the Music channels and the Mood folders can only be available on Sony branded
DLNA devices.
About importing music content
To add metadata to music content at the time of an upload by the Back Up function, you must select the
option to add information for the Music Channel Function to the music files on the Back Up properties
window of the PC Link software.
The music content with added metadata information will be sorted as follows for playback on the
destination DLNA devices.
 By released years (Release Year)
 By channels, such as general feelings and time zones (Music channels)
 By musical moods (Mood).
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Adding a Back Up profile
Use the PC Link software on your personal computer.
Note
To add a Back Up profile, you must connect the computer and the Home Server to your home network. For
information on network connection, consult the following section in the Setup Guide: Hardware connection and
setup - Connecting to a network.
1 Click “Start,” “All Programs,” “PC Link,” and “PC Link.”
The PC Link software starts and the main window appears on the desktop.
 Tip
You can also, double-click the PC Link icon
on the taskbar to start the software.
For further instructions, refer to the help file on the PC Link software.
About Back Up profiles
Operations
You can view the upload source device name and the upload source folder name on the Back Up page on
the Home Server Settings Page.
To view or change Back Up profiles, access the Home Server Settings Page or start the PC Link software.
If you want to:
 Accept or deny Back Up uploading to the Home Server.
 Change the Receive folder names, the description on shared folders, or the description of the Receive
folders.
Access the Home Server Settings Page and go to the Back Up page.
Tip
For further information on the Back Up page, click “Help” at the top right corner of the page.
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If you want to:




Create, view, or change Back Up profiles.
Start a backup manually.
Abort the on-going backup.
Remove Back Up profiles.
Start the PC Link software.
Tips
 Refer to the help file on the PC Link software for detailed instructions.
 Removing a Back Up profile does not delete the corresponding Receive folder on the Home Server.
To delete this folder, remove the folder content first. Next, access the Home Server Settings Page, go
to the Shared folders page, and delete the folder. For further information on the Shared folders page,
click “Help” at the top right corner of the page.
If you want to:
 Remove Back Up profiles.
Start the PC Link software or access the Home Server Settings Page.
Tips
 When using the PC Link software
– Refer to the help file on the PC Link software for detailed instructions.
– It is recommended that you use the PC Link software for removing Back Up profiles. Removing a Back
Up profile on the software removes the corresponding Data Sync (receiving) profile on the Home Server
as well.
 When using the Home Server Settings Page
– Go to the Back Up page and click “Help” at the top right corner to see the detailed instructions.
– Removing a Data Sync (receiving) profile does not delete the Receive folder.
Note
Removing a Data Sync (receiving) profile on the Home Server Settings Page does not remove the
corresponding Back Up profile of the PC Link software on the personal computer.
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Connecting from DLNA Devices
You can connect to your Home Server from DLNA devices, such as some TVs, Wireless Digital Audio*,
and PLAYSTATION3, and access the Home Server content.
* The VGF-WA1 Wireless Digital Audio may not be available, depending on the country or region of your
residency.
The prerequisites for connection depends on the IP address settings of your Home Server.
 When the Home Server has a global IP address
Connection from a DLNA device requires DLNA device registration on the Home Server. Access the
Home Server Settings Page and complete the registration.
 When the Home Server has a private IP address
If your network is set up as described in the Setup Guide, you can connect your DLNA device and access
the content.
Note
Operations
While the content of the Home Server are accessed from DLNA devices, doing one of the following may shut
down the connections and stops the playback on the DLNA devices.
 Restoring the Home Server
 Restoring the system
 Pressing the CANCEL button on the Home Server for 10 seconds or longer
Playing the Home Server content on the DLNA device
1
2
3
Connect the DLNA device to the network.
For detailed instructions, refer to the manual that came with the device.
If the Home Server has a private IP address, the DLNA device will automatically be registered
on the Home Server.
Proceed to step 3.
Register the Home Server on the DLNA device.
For detailed instructions, refer to the manual that came with the device.
Select a file in a shared folder on the Home Server and play the file.
 Tip
For the folder configuration on the Home Server, see “Folder configuration on the Home Server when
accessed from a DLNA device” on page 39.
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About the DLNA device settings
If you want to:
 View the DLNA device names registered on the Home Server.
 Restrict access from DLNA devices.
 Permit or reject access from a DLNA device.
Access the Home Server Settings Page and go to the DLNA device page.
Tip
For further information on the DLNA device page, click “Help” at the top right corner of the page.
Playing the Home Server content on the Wireless Digital Audio
When the Sony VGF-WA1* Wireless Digital Audio is registered on the Home Server, you can play the
Home Server’s music content on the Wireless Digital Audio via wireless LAN connection by connecting a
Wireless Adapter to the Home Server. Additionally, if the Home Server is connected to the Internet, you
can listen to the web radio.
* The VGF-WA1 Wireless Digital Audio may not be available, depending on the country or region of residency.
Connecting the Wireless Digital Audio to the Home Server for the first time
For detailed instruction, consult the following section in the Setup Guide: Letting DLNA devices to access
audio/video content - To access the music content stored on your Home Server from a Wireless Digital
Audio device.
Note
You can register up to 5 Wireless Digital Audio units.
To register additional Wireless Digital Audio units, you must remove the registration of all devices. See page 37 for
the detailed instructions.
Tip
Additionally you can also connect the Wireless Digital Audio to the Home Server via a wireless LAN access point.
For detailed instructions, refer to the manual that came with your Wireless Digital Audio.
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Playing music content
You play the Home Server’s music content just by connecting a Wireless Adapter to the Home Server with
the designated Wireless Adapter connection support cable.
Note
Accessing the music content on the Home Server from multiple Wireless Digital Audio units at the same time may
interrupt the playback.
Tips
 When the display window on the Wireless Digital Audio shows the MAC address of the Home Server,
you can press the CANCEL button on the Home Server to clear it.
 For the file formats compatible on the Wireless Digital Audio, refer to the manual that came with the
Wireless Digital Audio.
 When the Home Server is connected to the Internet, you can listen to the web radio. If the Home Server
is connected to the Internet via a proxy server, you must set up the proxy server on the Wireless Digital
Audio. Refer to the manual that came with the Wireless Digital Audio for detailed instructions.
You can remove the registration of the Wireless Digital Audio by:
 Restoring the Home Server (page 54).
 Restoring the system (page 55).
 Removing the registration on the VGF-WA1 page on the Home Server Settings Page.
Operations
Removing registration of the Wireless Digital Audio
Follow the steps below to remove the registration on the VGF-WA1 page.
1 Access the Home Server Settings Page (page 22).
2 Click “VGF-WA1” in the left pane.
The VGF-WA1 page is displayed in the right pane.
3 Click “Remove all registrations.”
4 On the confirmation page, click “OK.”
Note
You cannot remove the registration of a particular Wireless Digital Audio unit.
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About the Wireless Digital Audio settings
If you want to:
 View the number of the Wireless Digital Audio units and their device names and MAC addresses.
 Remove the registration of the Wireless Digital Audio units.
Note
You can only remove the registration of all Wireless Digital Audio units, but not the registration of a
particular unit.
 Change the wireless LAN channel.
Access the Home Server Settings Page and go to the VGF-WA1 page.
Tip
For further information on the VGF-WA1 page, click “Help” at the top right corner of the page.
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Folder configuration on the Home Server when accessed from
a DLNA device
The following shows the folder configuration on the Home Server.
Top layer
Video
Second layer
Albums
The names of the folders containing videos are listed.
Genre
This folder appears only when the videos that have genre information added, are stored
on the Home Server.
Date
All Videos
Recently Added
The content that has been imported within the last one week is listed.
Music
The content received by the Data Sync function is listed.
Playlists
Artists
Albums
Genre
Music Cannel
Mood
Operations
Data Sync
This folder is a hidden folder.
Release Year
All Music
Recently Added
The content that has been imported within a week before is listed.
Jackets
Data Sync
Photo
The content received by the Data Sync function is listed.
Albums
Date
Tags
The XMP tags added by the Windows Photo Gallery software are listed.
All Photos
Recently Added
The content that has been imported within a week before is listed.
Data Sync
The content received by the Data Sync function is listed.
Recently Added
Data Sync
The content that has been imported within a week before is listed.
The content received by the Data Sync function is listed.
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Using the Remote Home Access Functions
You can use the Remote Home Access functions to share content on your Home Server with your family
and friends in distant locations via the Internet. Additionally, you can keep the data updated between your
Home Server and a personal computer or the Home Server at your family’s or friend’s home by exchanging
the data periodically or manually.
The Remote Home Access functions include:
 VAIO Picture Lab function
You can use your Home Server as a Web server and let other users view the photo content in a specified
shared folder on your Home Server with Web browser software.
Internet
Personal
computer
Home Server
Web browser software
 Media Link function
You can use the Media Link function and allow the use of the registered Media Link devices, Digital
Photo Frame VGF-CP1 for example, view the photo content in the specified shared folder on your Home
Server.
Internet
Media Link
device
Home Server
Photos
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 Data Sync function
You can use the Data Sync function to keep the folder content updated between your Home Server and a
personal computer or another Home Server at your family’s or friend’s home by exchanging the content
periodically or manually.
Internet
Personal
computer
Your Home Server
Operations
Internet
Your Home Server
Another Home Server
 Back Up function
Once you have created a Back Up profile, you can use the Back Up function via the Internet. See page 32
for further information on the Back Up function.
Personal
computer
Home Server
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Network requirement for the Remote Home Access functions
To use the Remote Home Access functions, your Home Server must be connected to a home network that
is accessible from the Internet. To meet this requirement, you must have a UPnP compliant network router.
If your network router is not UPnP compliant
You may be able to allow access via the Internet by enabling the port forwarding capability of your network router.
Port forwarding setting requires the following steps:
1
2
3
Disable “UPnP (automatic router setup)” of the Home Server.
Uncheck “Use UPnP (automatic router setup)” in Options settings for the Server (NETSERVER)
test on the Home Server Settings Page.
Set IP address fixed for the Home Server.
Change the network connection setting on the Settings pages to “IP address (manual)” and set
the IP address for the Home Server fixed.
Set up the port forwarding for the router.
Set the protocol type as TCP and the port number as configured for Remote Home Access, and
specify the port number configured for VAIO Picture Lab.
(For port numbers for Remote Home Access and VAIO Picture Lab, see the Server
(NETSERVER) test page of the Home Server Settings Page. )
For details, refer to the instruction manual of your router.
Enabling the Remote Home Access functions
Follow the steps below to enable the Remote Home Access functions:
1
2
3
4
Turn off the Home Server.
Check if the NETSERVER switch (page 13) on the bottom of the Home Server is turned on.
This switch is turned on at the time of delivery.
Turn on the Home Server.
Check if the NETSERVER indicator light becomes green.
It will take some time for the NETSERVER indicator light to turn on after you turn on the
Home Server.
If the NETSERVER indicator light stays unlit for 5 minutes or longer, run the server test (page 42).
Starting the server test
1 Access the Home Server Settings Page (page 22).
2 Click “Server test” in the left pane.
The Server (NETSERVER) test page is displayed in the right pane.
3 Click “Run.”
The server test begins.
Upon completion, the test results will be displayed in another browser window.
4 Follow the on-screen instructions.
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If you are using a network router that is not UPnP compliant, see “If your network router is not UPnP
compliant” on page 42.
Using the VAIO Picture Lab function
The VAIO Picture Lab function lets the registered users access the folder containing photos via the Internet.
You can use this function to create a Web page that shows the folder content and let the users view the
content by entering the URL address for the Web page on Web browser software. Additionally, you can set a
password for viewing the content to protect against unauthorized access.
Note
Except for your personal use, it is against the copyright law to copy products of copyright holders without prior
consent from the respective copyright holders. Keep this in mind when moving or copying files to a shared folder.
Requirements on the personal computer to access the content
The personal computer must have Adobe Flash Player 9.0 or later and one of the following software browser
installed:
Windows Vista operating system)
 Firefox 2
Making the photos open to users
Add a shared folder to be used for the VAIO Picture Lab function on the Home Server Settings Page and
share the URL address of the shared folder by e-mail.
Operations
 Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 (on computers with the Windows XP operating system)
 Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 (on computers with the Windows XP operating system SP2 or the
1 Access the Home Server Settings Page (page 22).
2 Click “Web/Media Link” in the left pane.
The Web/Media Link page is displayed in the right pane.
3 Click “Add” for VAIO Picture Lab settings.
The Add page is displayed. Click “Help” at the top right corner of the page and follow the instructions on
adding a shared folder in the help file.
4 Click “Start” and “My Network Places” or “Network.”
The My Network Places window or the Network window appears.
5 Double-click “MyStation” (the default name) or “(Home Server name).”
6 Double-click the folder that you added in step 3 to open the folder and copy the desired
photo files into the folder.
7 Let the users know the URL address of the shared folder.
Click “Help” at the top right corner of the page and follow the instructions in “Sending an e-mail that
contains information on the shared folder used for the VAIO Picture Lab function.”
The users can view the content by entering the notified URL address on Web browser software.
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About the VAIO Picture Lab settings
If you want to:






Change the shared folder used for the VAIO Picture Lab function.
Select whether or not to prompt password entry for accessing the shared folder.
Change the password for accessing the shared folder.
Preview the content of the shared folder used for the VAIO Picture Lab function.
View or change the settings.
Remove the shared folder registration.
Access the Home Server Settings Page and go to the VAIO Picture Lab page through the Web/Media
Link page.
Tip
For further information on the VAIO Picture Lab page, click “Help” at the top right corner of the page.
Using the Media Link function
This function lets the users who are registered to share data, access the folder content via the Internet.
Note
Except for your personal use, it is against the copyright laws to copy products of copyright holders without prior
consent from the respective copyright holders. Keep this in mind when moving or copying a file to a shared folder.
Making the content open to users
1 Access the Home Server Settings Page (page 22).
2 Click “Web/Media Link” in the left pane.
The Web/Media Link page is displayed in the right pane.
3 Click “Add” for Media Link settings.
The Add page is displayed. Click “Help” at the top right corner of the page and follow the instructions on
adding a shared folder in the help file.
4 Click “Start” and “My Network Places” or “Network.”
The My Network Places window or the Network window appears.
5 Double-click “MyStation” (the default name) or “(Home Server name).”
6 Double-click the folder that you added in step 3 to open the folder and copy the desired
music, photo, and video contents into the folder.
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About the Media Link settings
If you want to:




Change the Media Link device name.
Change the shared folder.
View or change the settings.
Remove the shared folder registration.
Access the Home Server Settings Page and go to the Media Link settings page through the Web/Media
Link page.
For further information on the Media Link settings page, click “Help” at the top right corner of the
page.
Operations
Tip
Transferring data to a personal computer or a Home Server outside
your home (Data Sync)
You can periodically and manually transfer data from the specified folder on your Home Server to a
computer or another Home Server.
Note
You can create only one Data Sync profile for a single destination or source device.
Creating Data Sync profiles
You can create Data Sync (transmitting) and Data Sync (receiving) profiles. The tool that you use for profile
creation depends on the type of the source or destination device.
Source device
Destination device
Tool
Personal computer Your Home Server
 Home Server Settings Page (on your Home Server)
Your Home Server Personal computer
 Home Server Settings Page (on your Home Server)
Your Home Server Another Home Server
Home Server Settings Page (on your Home Server)
 PC Link software (on the computer)
 PC Link software (on the computer)
Data Sync profile creation involves device registration between the personal computer and your Home
Server or between your Home Server and the other Home Server.
Software required on the personal computer
To create Data Sync profiles on the personal computer, the computer must have the PC Link software
installed. If not, visit the support Web site at the following URLs and download the software:
http://esupport.sony.com/EN/VAIO/ for customers in the USA.
http://www.vaio-link.com/ for customers in Europe.
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To add a Data Sync (transmitting) profile with the Home Server on the personal
computer
1 Start the PC Link software (page 18).
2 Click “Settings” in the Data Sync (Transmitting) section on the main window.
The Data Sync (transmitting) settings window appears.
3 Add a Data Sync (transmitting) profile.
For detailed instructions, refer to the help file of the PC Link software.
4 Click “Start” and “My Network Places” or “Network.”
The My Network Places window or the Network window appears.
5 Double-click “MyStation” (the default name) or “(Home Server name).”
6 Double-click the source folder you specified in a profile in step 3 to open the folder and
copy the desired data into the folder.
The copied data will be sent from the folder to your Home Server according to the Data Sync
(transmitting) profile.
To add a Data Sync (transmitting) profile to a personal computer or Home Server on
your Home Server
1 Access the Home Server Settings Page (page 22).
2 Click “Data Sync (transmitting)” in the left pane.
The Data Sync (transmitting) page is displayed in the right pane.
3 Click “Add transmission.”
The Add transmission page is displayed. Click “Help” at the top right corner of the page and follow the
instructions on adding a profile in the help file.
4 Click “Start” and “My Network Places” or “Network.”
The My Network Places window or the Network window appears.
5 Double-click “MyStation” (the default name) or “(Home Server name).”
6 Double-click the source folder you specified in a profile in step 3 to open the folder and
copy the desired data into the folder.
The copied data will be sent from the folder to the destination personal computer or Home Server
according to the Data Sync (transmitting) profile.
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About the Data Sync profiles
If you want to:
 Create, view, or change Data Sync (transmitting/receiving) profiles on the personal computer.
 Start a transmission manually on the personal computer.
 Remove Data Sync (transmitting/receiving) profiles on the personal computer.
Start the PC Link software.
Tips
To delete this folder, remove the folder content first. Next, access the Home Server Settings Page, go
to the Shared folders page, and delete the folder. For further information on the Shared folders page,
click “Help” at the top right corner of the page.
Operations
 Refer to the help file on the PC Link software for detailed instructions.
 Removing a Data Sync profile does not delete the corresponding Receive folder on the Home Server.
If you want to:




View, add, or remove a Data Sync (transmitting) profile on your Home Server.
Change the transmission schedule or the destination device name on your Home Server.
Start the transmission manually on your Home Server.
Abort the on-going transmission on your Home Server.
Access the Home Server Settings Page and go to the Data Sync (transmitting) page.
Tips
 For further information on the Data Sync (transmitting) page, click “Help” at the top right corner of
the page.
 Removing a Data Sync (transmitting) profile does not delete the corresponding shared folder (the
Send folder) on the Home Server. To delete this folder, remove the folder content first. Next, access
the Home Server Settings Page, go to the Shared folders page, and delete the folder. For further
information on the Shared folders page, click “Help” at the top right corner of the page.
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If you want to:
 View, add, or remove a Data Sync (receiving) profile on your Home Server.
 Change Data Sync (receiving) profile names on your Home Server.
Access the Home Server Settings Page and go to the Data Sync (receiving) page.
Tips
 For further information on the Data Sync (receiving) page, click “Help” at the top right corner of the
page.
 To remove a Data Sync (receiving) profile on your Home Server, it is recommended that you remove
the corresponding Data Sync (transmitting) profile on the source device. Removing the Data Sync
(transmitting) profile on the source device will automatically remove the corresponding Data Sync
(receiving) profile on your Home Server.
 Removing a Data Sync (receiving) profile does not delete the corresponding shared folder (the
Receive folder) on the Home Server. To delete this folder, remove the folder content first. Next,
access the Home Server Settings Page, go to the Shared folders page, and delete the folder. For
further information on the Shared folders page, click “Help” at the top right corner of the page.
Note
Deleting a Data Sync (receiving) profile on the Home Server Settings Page does not delete the corresponding
Data Sync (transmitting) profile on the source device.
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Making Backup Copies
You can make two types of backup copies.
 Copying the data on the Home Server to a USB hard disk drive
You can create a Home Server backup profile on a per -folder basis on the Home Server Settings Page
and make a backup copy of each folder on a USB hard disk drive connected to your Home Server. Next,
you can restore the backup data to your Home Server from the USB hard disk drive. Then, with the PC
Link software, you can copy the backup data from the USB hard disk drive to your personal computer.
 Copying the data on the personal computer to the Home Server
You can use the PC Link software to create Home Server backup profiles and upload the data to your
Home Server for backup purposes.
Copying the data on the Home Server to a USB hard disk drive
Making a backup copy
Access the Home Server Settings Page.
Operations
1 Connect a USB hard disk drive to the Home Server.
2 Access the Home Server Settings Page (page 22).
3 Click “Home Server backup” in the left pane.
The Home Server backup page is displayed in the right pane. Click “Help” at the top right corner of the
page and follow the instructions on creating a Home Server backup profile and starting the backup
process.
Note
Your Home Server supports USB hard disk drive in FAT32 format, but not those in NTFS format.
Tips
 About the backup destination folders
Creating a Home Server backup profile on the Home Server Settings Page creates the backup folder with the
name, “HomeServer - [MAC-ADDRESS],” on the USB hard disk drive. Starting the Home Server backup
process will create another folder with the name, which you specified in the Home Server backup profile, within
the backup folder and make a backup copy of the backup source folder.
 On the Home Server backup page on the Home Server Settings Page, you can:
– Create Home Server backup profiles.
– View Home Server backup profiles.
– Change the backup schedule in a Home Server backup profile.
– Delete Home Server backup profiles.
– Start the Home Server backup process manually.
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Notes
 You can create up to 10 Home Server backup profiles.
 If a USB hard disk drive is not connected to the Home Server at the time of starting the Home Server backup
process, the Home Server backup process will not begin.
 If a Home Server backup process is in progress at the time of starting another process, the second Home Server





backup process will begin as soon as the first one completes. If multiple Home Server backup processes are
scheduled to start at the same time, the processes will begin in a random order.
If a restore process is in progress at the time of starting a Home Server backup process, the Home Server backup
process will begin as soon as the restore process is completed.
When the USB hard disk drive has multiple partitions in FAT32 format, backup files will be created in the
partition with the first partition number.
If the same backup file name is specified in more than one Home Server backup profile, starting a Home Server
backup process will overwrite the backup data that was created by the previous process.
Starting the Home Server backup process for a deleted folder will remove the backup data that was created by
the previous process.
If the backup source folder contains a file with the size of over 4 GB, it will be divided into pieces of 4 GB.
Starting a Home Server backup process for such a folder will create the folder with the same name as the 4 GB
file and stores the divided files and the division information before making a backup file.
Restoring the backup data
You can restore the backup data to your Home Server or copy it to your personal computer.
 To restore the backup data to the Home Server
Access the Home Server Settings Page.
1 Connect the USB hard disk drive with the backup data to the Home Server.
2 Access the Home Server Settings Page (page 22).
3 Click “Home Server restore” in the left pane.
The Home Server restore page is displayed in the right pane. Click “Help” at the top right corner of the
page and follow the instructions in the help file.
 To restore the backup data to a personal computer
Start the PC Link software.
1 Connect the USB hard disk drive with the backup data to a personal computer.
2 Click “Start,” “All Programs,” “PC Link,” and “Restore Tool.”
3 Click “Restore.”
The USB hard drive Restore window appears.
4 Select the restore source folder and the restore destination folder and click “Restore.”
The restore process begins.
5 On the completion window, click “Continue” or “Close.”
Note
You cannot start a restore process while a Home Server backup process is in progress.
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Copying the data from a personal computer to your Home Server
You can use the PC Link software to create a Home Server backup profile and send a copy of the data to the
Home Server (page 32).
Operations
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Updating the Firmware
You can update the firmware of your Home Server with the automatically downloaded update files or by
accessing the support Web site.
Note
Do not update the firmware while a Home Server backup process to the USB hard disk drive is in progress or the
One Touch Copy function is active.
Updating the firmware with the automatically downloaded update
files
When a firmware update file is downloaded to your Home Server via the Internet, the INFO indicator light
turns on in blue.
Follow the steps below to update the firmware.
1
2
3
4
5
6
Access the Home Server Settings Page (page 22).
Click “Firmware update” in the left pane.
The Firmware update page is displayed in the right pane.
Confirm that the message “New firmware version is available” is displayed to the right
of the Status in the Automatic Update section.
Check the version in the New version field.
Click “Start update” in the New version section.
The Start update page is displayed.
Thoroughly read the terms and conditions of the end user license agreement and click
“I Agree.”
The firmware update begins and the  (POWER) indicator light on the Home Server blinks
alternately in green and orange.
When the  (POWER) indicator light stops blinking, the Home Server restarts.
The new firmware will be activated after the restart.
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Updating the firmware by accessing the support Web site
When the firmware update files are not downloaded on your Home Server, follow the steps below to update
the firmware.
1
2
3
4
http://esupport.sony.com/EN/VAIO/ for customers in the USA.
http://www.vaio-link.com/ for customers in Europe.
Download the latest update program of VGF-HS1 Series Home Server.
Access the Home Server Settings Page (page 22).
Click “Firmware update” in the left pane.
The Firmware update page is displayed in the right pane.
Click “Browse...” to the right of the Firmware file field in the Manual update section.
Select the downloaded firmware file and click “Open.”
Click “Start update” in the Manual update section.
The firmware update begins and the power indicator light on the Home Server blinks alternately
in green and orange.
When the  (POWER) indicator light stops blinking, the Home Server restarts.
The new firmware will be activated after the restart.
Others
5
6
7
From the personal computer connected to the Home Server via the home network,
access the support Web site at:
Tip
Updating the firmware may change the IP address of the Home Server Settings Page. Proceed with either of the
following procedures to access the Home Server Settings Page.
 Accessing from the PC Link software
Start the PC Link software (page 18).
On the main window, click the server name of your Home Server in the Back Up section.
 Accessing by entering the IP address
Press the DISPLAY button several times until the IP address appears on the display on the Home Server.
Start your browser software on the personal computer and enter the IP address in the URL address field.
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Restoring Your Home Server
You can restore the factory default settings while keeping hard drive content. For information on the state
of your Home Server after restoring your Home Server, see “State of the Home Server after Restoring the
Home Server or the System” on page 56.
1
2
3
Access the Home Server Settings Page (page 22).
Click “Reset” in the left pane.
The Reset page is displayed in the right pane.
Click “Restore defaults.”
On the confirmation page, click “OK.”
The Rebooting page is displayed and the Home Server restarts.
The  (POWER) indicator light on the Home Server blinks in orange until the restoring
process is completed.
Upon completion, the  (POWER) indicator light stays lit in green.
Tip
Restoring the Home Server may change the IP address of the Home Server Settings Page. Proceed with either of
the following procedures to access the Home Server Settings Page:
 Accessing from the PC Link software
Start the PC Link software (page 19).
On the main window, click the server name of your Home Server in the Back Up section.
 Accessing by entering the IP address
Press the DISPLAY button several times until the IP address appears on the display on the Home Server.
Start your browser software on the personal computer and enter the IP address in the URL address field.
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Restoring Your System
You can restore the factory default settings while deleting all hard drive content and restore the state of the
Home Server at the time of delivery. For information on the state of your Home Server after restoring your
system, see “State of the Home Server after Restoring the Home Server or the System” on page 56.
Notes
 You cannot restore the firmware.
 Restoring system will also delete the sample content from the Media folder. To restore the sample content, copy
the content from the Sample folder on the supplied CD-ROM.
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2
3
Access the Home Server Settings Page (page 22).
Click “Reset” in the left pane.
The Reset page is displayed in the right pane.
Click “Restore system.”
On the confirmation page, click “OK.”
The Rebooting page is displayed and the Home Server restarts. The Restoration and hard disk
format process start.
The  (POWER) indicator light on the Home Server blinks in orange until both processes are
completed.
Upon completion, the  (POWER) indicator light stays lit in green.
Restoring the system may change the IP address of the Home Server Settings Page. Proceed with either of the
following procedures to access the Home Server Settings Page:
 Accessing from the PC Link software
Start the PC Link software(page 19).
On the main window, click the server name of your Home Server in the Back Up section.
 Accessing by entering the IP address
Press the DISPLAY button several times until the IP address appears on the display on the Home Server.
Start your browser software on the personal computer and enter the IP address in the URL address field.
Others
Tip
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State of the Home Server after Restoring the Home Server or the System
The following shows the state of your Home Server after restoring the Home Server or the system.
Operation executed on the
Home Server Settings Page
At the
time of
delivery Restore system
Restore defaults
Item to be affected
Administrator Administrator name
Password
Server name
Work group
IP address
Proxy server
Users
Shared
Media
folders
One Touch
Copy
Sample
(The administrator and
IP settings are cleared).
Reset administrator name
Reset password
MyStation
WORKGROUP
Automatically obtained
Reset proxy settings
Users deleted. If necessary, add users.
Access
 Access privilege: Not affected
privilege:
Access privilege
Full
is fully granted
privilege
to all users
granted  The folder
to all
content is
users
deleted.
Empty
 Access privilege: Not affected
folders
Access privilege
is fully granted
to all users
 The folder
content is
deleted.
Not affected
Not affected
Not affected
Not affected
Not affected
Not affected
Sample All sample content Not affected
content* is deleted.
Access privilege:
Not affected
Read privilege granted to all
users
None
 All empty
Not affected
NTP** Automatic
synchronization
Server
DLNA device
Device
registration
registration
Back Up
Registration
Data Sync
Registration
One Touch Copy
Target content
On
Not affected
Wireless Digital
Audio***
Help
Shared folder created
using the Home Server
Settings Page
Clock
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After the COPY button
has been pressed
for 10 seconds
Registration
shared folders
are deleted.
 The folders with
content are
renamed to
“share” with a
sequential
number and
access privilege
is fully granted
to all users.
Not affected
Not affected
time.windows.com
None
Not affected
Not affected
None
None
Video and photo only
Not affected
Not affected
Not affected
None
Not affected
Used channels 6 channels
Not affected
* The sample content is stored in the Sample folder on the supplied CD-ROM.
** NTP means network time protocol.
*** The VGF-WA1 Wireless Digital Audio may not be available, depending on the country or region of your
residency.
Precautions
Handling the hard disk drive
 Do not expose your Home Server to any
Your Home Server includes a hard disk drive (a
storage device for applications and data). When
the hard disk drive fails for some reason, Sony
assumes no liability for restoring data stored on
the hard disk drive. To avoid loss of data, observe
the following:
 Do not use your Home Server on an unstable
surface or a place subject to vibration.
 Do not move your Home Server while powered.
 Do not expose your Home Server to any
physical shocks.
 Do not turn off or restart your Home Server
while data writing or reading is in progress.
 Do not use your Home Server in a place with
sudden changes of 50ºF (10ºC) or more in
temperature.
 Keep any objects with magnetic fields, such as a
TV, speakers, a magnet, and a magnetic
bracelet, away from your Home Server.
 Do not remove the built-in hard disk drive
from your Home Server.
Moisture condensation
Making backup copies of the hard disk
drive
physical shocks or drop the Home Server, as it
may cause loss of data or a malfunction.
 Do not place your Home Server in a location
subject to direct sunlight or heat sources where
the ambient temperature rises, as it may cause a
malfunction.
 Do not put any small metal objects, such as
paperclips, into your Home Server.
 Do not use your Home Server on an unstable
surface or a place subject to vibration.
 Your Home Server is a high-precision device.
Do not use the Home Server in a place subject
to dust, as it may cause a malfunction.
 Do not use your Home Server in a place subject
to high humidity.
 Do not use your Home Server in a place with
poor ventilation.
 Do not use your Home Server in close
proximity of magnetic sources, as it may cause a
malfunction.
Exposing your Home Server to a sudden
temperature rise, such as bringing the Home
Server suddenly from a cold place to a warmer
place or using it in a heated room on a winter
morning, will cause moisture condensation on the
surface or in the interior of the Home Server,
which may result in a malfunction.
When you find moisture condensation on your
Home Server, wipe it off with tissue paper,
preferably. When the LCD tubes and surface are
cold, moisture condensation will form again after
you wipe it off. Leave the Home Server for about 1
hour without turning it on until it warms up to the
ambient temperature.
Others
Handling your Home Server
The hard disk drive is capable of storing an
extremely large amount of data, but can easily be
damaged and can lose the data. To avoid losing
critical data, it is recommended that you make
backup copies of the hard disk data on a regular
basis. For detailed instructions on making and
restoring backup data, see “Making Backup
Copies” on page 49. Sony assumes no liability for
loss of data.
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Handling the “Memory Stick” media
To protect data stored in the “Memory Stick”
media, observe the following:
 Do not touch the “Memory Stick” media
connector with your fingers or metal objects.
 Use only the adhesive label supplied with the
“Memory Stick” media as a label.
 Be sure to adhere the supplied label on the
designated area on the “Memory Stick” media.
 Use the storage case supplied with the Memory
Stick media for carrying around or for storage.
 Do not bend, drop, or apply strong shock to the
“Memory Stick media.”
 Do not disassemble or modify the “Memory
Stick” media.
 Do not expose to the “Memory Stick” media to
water.
 Do not use the “Memory Stick” media in a
location subject to:
Extremely high temperatures, such as in a car
parked in the sun.
Direct sunlight.
High humidity.
Corrosive substances.
Using the “Memory Stick Duo” media
 Do not use a fine-tipped pen to write on the
label that is adhered to the “Memory Stick Duo”
media. Exerting pressure on the media may
damage internal components.
 Be sure to insert the “Memory Stick Duo”
media in the correct orientation. Forcing the
media in a wrong orientation into the Memory
Stick slot may damage the slot or the media.
 Do not insert the “Memory Stick” media and
the “Memory Stick Duo” media into the
Memory Stick slot at the same time, as it may
damage the slot and/or the media.
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Using the “MagicGate Memory Stick” media
The Memory Stick slot on your Home Server does
not support the MagicGate feature of the
“Memory Stick” media. You cannot use copyrightprotected files, such as music files, on the Home
Server. An attempt to access such files in the
“MagicGate Memory Stick” media with the file
management software, the Windows Explorer for
example, may disable use of the files.
Be sure to use the device compatible with the
“MagicGate Memory Stick” media, a “Memory
Stick” Walkman for example, and the designated
software for handling copyright-protected files.
Do not use the Memory Stick slot on your Home
Server for handling such files.
Using the AC adapter
 Be sure to use the AC adapter supplied with your
Home Server for your safety.
 Do not use any AC adapter with a broken cable for
your safety.
Illegal software copying
The software applications supplied with your
Home Server are provided under a license or
royalty agreement. Copying the supplied software
without consent is against the law. It is also against
the law to lend the software to a third person or
make a copy of the rented software. Be sure to
read the End User License Agreement thoroughly
before using the supplied software.
Playing digital data
You can make and store backup copies of digital
data, such as digital broadcast recordings and
video content, on your Home Server but cannot
play the copies. To play such digital data, you must
restore it to the original device.
Cleaning your Home Server
 Be sure to turn off your Home Server and
disconnect the power cord before cleaning.
 Use a dry cloth to wipe off dust.
 Be sure to use a dry, soft cloth to clean your
Home Server. If you find it difficult to clean,
blow on the spot and rub with a dry cloth; or
wipe with a slightly moistened cloth and then
use a dry cloth to wipe away the moisture.
 Do not use any solvents, such as benzene,
acetone, alcohol, or thinner, as it will damage
the finish on your Home Server.
 Be sure to read the instructions before using a
chemical cloth.
Unplug the power cord and connection
cables before moving your Home Server.
Before disposing of your Home Server, be sure to
erase your valuable data.
The Home Server Settings Page provides a way to
restore the state of the Home Server at the time of
delivery. You can click “Restore system” on the
Reset page to restore the system settings and
delete all the data you previously stored. This
process, however, only changes the management
data on the hard disk drive to make the stored
data disabled for access from the operating
system, Linux for example, and does not really
erase the data. If you dispose of your Home Server
in this state, therefore, a third person could access
and restore your data with special software; and
then use it for unethical purposes.
It is crucial that you completely erase your data on
the hard disk drive at your own risk before
disposing of your Home Server to avoid
information leaks.
To completely erase your data, expose the hard
disk drive to magnetic fields to destroy the data on
the drive and then physically destroy the drive.
Others
Moving your Home Server with the power cord
and other cables connected may damage the
cables, resulting in a fire or an electric shock. It
may also cause personal injuries by knocking
down devices connected to your computer. Take
extra care not to drop your computer.
Before Disposing of Your
Home Server
Make sure that connectors are firmly
plugged.
 Do not drop metal debris into a receptacle, as it
may cause a short circuit, resulting in a fire.
 Plug a connector straight into a receptacle to
avoid a short circuit and a possible fire.
 If the connector is equipped with tabs or screws
for securing, be sure to tighten them to avoid
loose connection.
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Getting Help
Specifications
The following provides information on how to get
help and support from Sony and troubleshooting
tips for your Home Server.
Interface
Sony support options
USB ports:
Type-A receptacles (3)
(USB 2.0 compliant)
Network (LAN) 10Base-T/100Base-TX/
port:
1000Base-T compliant port (1)
(Auto-MDIX compliant)
Sony provides several support options for your
Home Server. When you have questions about
your Home Server or the software, refer to the
following:
This User Guide explains how to use your
Home Server.
Memory card
slots:
For customers in the United States
Capacity:Approx. 1 TB*
* Calculated where one gigabyte equals to one
billion bytes. 3 GB is reserved for the system.
Sony Online Support provides instant access to
information on commonly encountered
problems. You can search the Knowledge
Database for the corresponding solutions
online.
Visit Sony Online Support at:
http://www.esupport.sony.com/EN/VAIO/
The Sony Customer Information
Service Center offers information about your
Home Server and other Sony products that
work with your Home Server. To contact the
Sony Customer Information Service Center,
call 1-888-4SONYPC (1-888-476-6972).
For customers in Europe
VAIO-Link. For addresses and telephone
numbers, refer to
http://www.vaio-link.com/
For further service support information, refer to
Warranty sheet or Guarantee and Service Support
booklet (depending on the country or region of
residency).
“Memory Stick”/”Memory Stick
Duo” compatible slot (1)
SD memory card slot (1)
CompactFlash slot (1)
Hard disk drive
Power supply
Input: AC 100 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Output: DC 19.5 V
Power consumption
(with no USB device connected)
28 W (in normal mode),
12 W (in power-saving mode)
Operating temperature
50ºF to 95ºF (10ºC to 35ºC)
(temperature gradient less than 18ºF (10ºC)/hour)
Operating humidity
40% to 80% (not condensed), provided that
humidity is less than 65% at 95°F (35°C)
(hygrometer reading of less than 84°F (29°C))
Storage temperature
-4ºF to 140ºF (-20ºC to 60ºC) (temperature
gradient less than 18ºF (10ºC)/hour)
Storage humidity
10% to 90% (not condensed), provided that
humidity is less than 20% at 140°F (60°C)
(hygrometer reading of less than 95°F (35°C))
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Dimensions
Approx. 10.6 x 2.8 inches (270 x 71 mm)
(Diameter x Height)
Mass
Approx. 6.8 lb. (3.1 kg)
Supported devices
 Personal computer with Windows XP operating
system SP2 or later installed
 Personal computer with Windows Vista
operating system installed
 DLNA Guidelines-compliant device (DLNA
HNv1 compliant)
Accessories
Refer to the supplied Setup Guide.
DLNA support
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Others
You can enjoy content from DLNA devices on the
home network.
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Error Messages
The following table lists the error messages displayed on the display of your Home Server and the measures
to cope with the problems. Be sure to read or write down the error code and/or the error message before
pressing the OK button.
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Error message
Causes/measures
20 DLNA devices already
registered.
Press OK
 You cannot connect another DLNA device because 20 DLNA devices
have already been registered. Go to the DLNA device page on the
Home Server Settings Page and delete unnecessary devices.
5 devices already registered.
Press OK
 An attempt to register the sixth VGF-WA1 Wireless Digital Audio unit
was made. To register a new unit, go to the DLNA device page on the
Home Server Settings Page and delete the registration of all Wireless
Digital Audio units.
Cannot create Data Sync
receive folder
Press OK
 The number of shared folders has already reached the limit. Go to the
Shared folders page on the Home Server Settings Page (page 22) and
delete unnecessary shared folders.
Cooling Fan
failure
 The cooling fan on your Home Server is not working. Check the
exhaust air vent on the back (page 12) for any obstacles.
Data Sync device already
registered
Press OK
 There already is a Data Sync (transmitting) profile on the destination
device. Use the specified folder on the destination device or delete the
profile to add a new one.
Data Sync setup failed
Press OK
 A session to create a new profile for the Remote Home Access
functions failed. Start the session all over again.
Data Sync setup timed out
Press OK
 A session to change a Data Sync (transmitting) profile timed out. Start
the session all over again.
Data Sync
Updated
 A new file was created or an existing file was updated on your Home
Server by the Data Sync (receiving) function. This message will
automatically disappear in 24 hours.
Defective USB
device connected
 A defective USB device is connected. Check the device for
performance.
Device registration failed.
Press OK
 Device registration for the Remote Home Access functions failed. Start
the registration all over again.
Error during copying.
Press OK
 Data import with the One Touch Copy function failed. Check your
data for corruption.
Error message
Causes/measures
Error: YY
Error during Data Sync
(receiving)
 A reception by the Data Sync (receiving) function failed. The source
device might not be turned on or connected to the Internet. Check the
device for the power status and the network connection (page 9 and
42).
Error: YY
Error during Data Sync
(transmitting)
 A transmission by the Data Sync (transmitting) function failed. The
destination device might not be turned on or connected to the
Internet. Check the device for the power status and the network
connection (page 9 and 42).
Error: YY
Error during Home Server
backup
 The Home Server backup process to the USB hard disk drive failed.
Start the process all over again.
 Access was made from a personal computer to the folder or files under
the Home Server backup process. Do not access the folder or files while
being copied for backup.
Error: YY
Error during Home Server
restore
 The Home Server restore process from the USB hard disk drive failed.
Start the process all over again.
 Access was made from a personal computer to the folder or files under
the Home Server restore process. Do not access the folder or files while
being copied for restoration.
Error: YY
 The Home Server has once been forced to turn off due to a power
Home Server was not properly
failure, such as a blackout, but now is in normal operation. If this error
shut down
message keeps appearing, check the power cord for proper connection.
Files already
copied
 The content of the connected device has already been imported.
Capture new photos or videos first and then use the One Touch Copy
function.
Global IP
Must be registered as an
administrator
 Your Home Server has a global IP address and unknown devices could
access the Home Server from the outside of your network. Go to the
User accounts page on the Home Server Settings Page and register
yourself as an administrator. In addition, it is recommended that you
restrict access from DLNA devices and access to the shared folders on
your Home Server.
Hard drive needs
formatting
 Access the Home Server Settings Page and restore your Home Server
(page 54).
In progress
Please wait
 An attempt to start a new process was made while another process is in
progress. Wait until the on-going process completes.
Troubleshooting
Error: YY
 An upload by the Back Up function from a personal computer failed.
Error during PC Link Back Up
The computer might not be turned on or connected to the network.
Check the computer for the power status and the network connection
(page 42).
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Error message
Causes/measures
LAN cable not connected
 The network cable is not properly connected. Connect the cable
properly. Refer to the Setup Guide and see “Connecting to a network.”
Nothing to copy.
Press OK
 There are no files to be imported with the One Touch Copy function
on the connected device. Capture new photos or videos first and then
use the One Touch Copy function.
 You might have pressed the COPY button without connecting a copy
source device. Connect your device.
NOTICE:
Firmware update ready
 A firmware update was downloaded. Access the Home Server Settings
Page and update your Home Server (page 52).
NOTICE:
Important message
 An important message was downloaded. Check the Home Server
Settings Page (page 20) for the message.
Obtaining Confirmation code
failed.
Press OK
 A confirmation code was not obtained during the course of creating a
Data Sync (transmitting) profile. Check your Home Server for Internet
access (page 42).
Obtaining Permission code
failed.
Press OK
 A permission code was not obtained during the course of creating a
Data Sync (transmitting) profile. Check your Home Server for Internet
access (page 42).
Scanning
Hard drive…
 A hard disk failure has occurred and the checking is now in progress.
Wait until the checking completes without turning off your Home
Server.
Shared folder maximum
reached
Press OK
 The number of shared folders has already reached the limit. Go to the
Shared folders page on the Home Server Settings Page (page 22) and
delete unnecessary shared folders.
Unit temp.
too high
 Heat is building up inside your Home Server. Place the Home Server in
a place with good ventilation. Refer to the Setup Guide and see
“Precautions on placement” as well.
Troubleshooting
If you have any problems with your Home Server, follow the steps below to search for a solution to your
problem before consulting our service contacts. If an error code and/or an error message is present, write it
down for your problem solving or later consultation.
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2
3
Search this “Troubleshooting” for a solution.
You might want to search other sections of this User Guide as well. There may be tips and notes
in the instructions that might help you solve your problem.
Visit the support Web site at the following URLs:
http://esupport.sony.com/EN/VAIO/ for customers in the USA.
http://www.vaio-link.com for customers in Europe.
You could find the latest support information and frequently asked questions and answers there.
If you still cannot solve your problem, see page 60 to find out more about getting help
or consult your sales representative.
Home Server
DLNA devices
Causes/measures
The VAIO Media software
does not indicate the sound
type (stereo, etc). when you
play the video content stored
on the Home Server with a
DLNA device.
 The sound type indication is part of the software function and is not
supported on the DLNA device.
The VAIO Media software
 When large photo content is stored on the Home Server, it takes some
shows the message notifying of
time before a photo list appears. Move the content to another folder to
a failure to display a photo list
exclude it from the list. In addition, wait a while before viewing the
when you try to view the
content when the photo list is displayed.
photo content stored on the
Home Server with a DLNA
device.
While you are playing the
content stored on the Home
Server with a DLNA device, a
communication error occurs
and the playback stops.
Troubleshooting
Problem
 Connecting or removing a Wireless Adapter for the VGF-WA1
Wireless Digital Audio* while the playback process from a DLNA
device is in progress, restarts the DLNA server function of the Home
Server. Retry the playback on the DLNA device.
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Problem
Causes/measures
You cannot play the content
you imported to the Home
Server with the One Touch
Copy function with a DLNA
device.
 To make imported content from an HDD Handycam or a “Memory
Stick” Handycam available for viewing with DLNA devices, select the
option to only import the video and photo content of the One Touch
Copy page on the Home Server Settings Page.
If the option to import all types of content is selected, you cannot play
the imported content from an HDD Handycam or a “Memory Stick”
Handycam with a DLNA device.
You cannot access the Home
Server or the Home Server
name is not displayed.
 The IP address is not correct. Check if the Home Server has obtained
an IP address from your network router or Internet service provider.
Press the DISPLAY button several times to display the IP address of
the Home Server. If it begins with “169.,” it is not the IP address
obtained from the network router or the Internet service provider.
Check the network devices, including cables and network hubs for
appropriate connection.
 Press and hold the CANCEL button on the Home Server for 10
seconds or longer to clear the administrator registration and the IP
address settings.
You do not see any music
entries on the Music channels.
 The music content on the Home Server has not been analyzed by
VAIO Content Analyzer.
Start the PC Link software and select the option to add metadata to the
music content at the time of Back Up uploading. Then, upload the
music content once again.
* The VGF-WA1 Wireless Digital Audio may not be available, depending on the country or region of
residency.
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Network storage devices
Problem
Causes/measures
While the text string of the
shared folder name includes
two or more consecutive
spaces, the Explorer shows
only one space.
 This is the way the Explorer shows the text strings.
While the text string of the
 Upper and lower case letters are not distinguished on the Home Server.
shared folder name includes
upper-case letters, the Explorer
shows only lower-case letters.
You cannot delete large files on  Restart the personal computer or log off and on to the computer before
the Home Server from a
deleting such files.
personal computer with
Windows Vista operation
system installed.
The files copied from a
 File transfer may have failed due to a power supply failure or a network
personal computer are corrupt.
connection failure. Copy the files once again.
 Log off or restart the personal computer and log on to the computer
with another user account, and then access the shared folder.
You cannot access a shared
folder with access restriction
after you restarted the Home
Server while access from the
personal computer to the
video or music content in the
shared folder was in progress.
 Restart the Home Server or log off and on to the personal computer.
Then, log onto the computer and access the shared folder.
While a shared folder on the
Home Server should be
accessible from all users, you
cannot change the folder
content from your personal
computer.
 Write privileges are not granted to your user account. Access the Home
Server Settings Page from your personal computer, create another user
account, and grant write privileges to the account.
Troubleshooting
You cannot access a shared
folder with access restriction
that you previously accessed
with another user account.
While a shared folder on the
 When the user account of the personal computer does not match the
Home Server should be
Home Server account name, you may not be able to access shared
accessible from all users, you
folders on the Home Server. On the Home Server, create a user
cannot access the shared folder
account with the same user name and password as those used on the
from your personal computer.
computer.
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Problem
Causes/measures
The network window on your
personal computer does not
show the Home Server.
 The work group name of the personal computer does not match the
one used on the Home Server. Assign the Home Server to the same
work group as the computer on the Basic Information page on the
Home Server Settings Page.
 The IP address is not correct. Check if the Home Server has obtained
an IP address from your network router or Internet service provider.
Press the DISPLAY button several times to display the IP address of
the Home Server. If it begins with “169.,” it is not the IP address
obtained from the network router or the Internet service provider.
Check the network devices, including cables and hub devices for
appropriate connection.
 Press and hold the CANCEL button on the Home Server for 10
seconds or longer to clear the administrator registration and the IP
address settings.
One Touch Copy
Problem
Causes/measures
You cannot copy the video
content captured with a
camcorder (“Memory Stick,”
DVD, or HDD Handycam) to
the Home Server.
 The information file required for import to the Home Server, the
“INDEX.BDM” file on the “Memory Stick Duo” media for example,
has been deleted or renamed. Copy the content to a personal computer
first, and then copy them to the Home Server.
Connecting a USB flash drive  The USB flash drive may have been formatted in a format type other
to one of the USB ports on the
than FAT32. Be sure to use a compatible USB device. Use of the USB
Home Server does not turn on
flash drive is not supported on the Home Server.
the COPY indicator light.
 The used USB port is reserved for the Home Server backup function
and you cannot use it for the One Touch Copy function. Try another
USB port.
You cannot find the files that
you have copied with the One
Touch Copy function.
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 The file should be imported on the Home Server. Search other folders
for the file. To copy the same file again, select the option to import all
types of content on the One Touch Copy page on the Home Server
Settings Page.
Shared folder
Problem
Causes/measures
You see the message that you
 The shared folder contains a hidden temporary folder used for file
cannot delete the shared folder
transfer by the Data Sync function. Change the folder view on your
because it contains files when
personal computer to show hidden files and delete the temporary file
you try to delete the shared
in the Data Sync folder.
folder on the Home Server.
Back Up
Problem
Causes/measures
The INFO indicator light
lights in red and the display
shows “Error during PC Link
Back Up.”
 Back Up uploading may fail if the Home Server is heavily loaded with
multiple processes, such as simultaneous content playbacks by multiple
personal computers. Quit the playback to unload the Home Server and
restart the Back Up uploading. The Back Up uploading will eventually
complete and the INFO indicator light will turn off.
Data Sync
Causes/measures
When you change the Home
Server name, the on-going
Data Sync transmission fails.
 Do not change the Home Server name. While a Data Sync
transmission is in progress, changing the Home Server name aborts
the transmission.
Data Sync transmissions from
the Home Server, which is
connected to an xDSL
network, to other Home
Servers fail.
 The network traffics on the xDSL bandwidth may be congested. Start
the transmissions some other time or change their profiles to manual
transmission and start one transmission at a time.
You cannot create a Data Sync
(transmitting) profile and you
are notified that the
destination device already has
one Data Sync (transmitting)
profile.
 A Data Sync (transmitting) profile with the destination device already
exists.
When the destination device is another Home Server:
Ask the owner of the Home Server to delete the corresponding Data
Sync (receiving) profile on the Data Sync (receiving) page on the
Home Server Settings Page. Then, create a Data Sync (transmitting)
profile on your Home Server.
When the destination device is a personal computer:
Ask the owner of the computer to delete the corresponding Data Sync
(receiving) with the PC Link software. Then create a Data Sync
(transmitting) profile on your Home Server.
Troubleshooting
Problem
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Home Server backup
Problem
Causes/measures
Backup copies are made on an
unexpected USB device.
 Your Home Server is not capable of distinguishing USB device types.
Check the device name.
The Home Server backup
process fails.
 The backup source folder may have been accessed while the Home
Server backup process was in progress. Do not access the source folder
while the process is in progress.
Home Server restore
Problem
Causes/measures
The Home Server restore
process fails.
 The destination folder may have been accessed while the Home Server
restore process was in progress. Do not access the destination folder
while the process is in progress.
Wireless Adapter*
* The VGF-WA1 Wireless Digital Audio may not be available, depending on the country or region of
residency.
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Problem
Causes/measures
You cannot register your
VGF-WA1 Wireless Digital
Audio on your Home Server.
 Check if the AUTO INSTALL switch on the Wireless Adapter is in the
OFF position.
 You may have connected the Wireless Adapter while your Home
Server is turned off. Be sure to turn on the Home Server before
connecting the Wireless Adapter.
 You may have connected multiple Wireless Adapter units. You can
connect only one Wireless Adapter unit.
 Your Home Server may be executing another process, such as Back Up
uploading. Wait until the process completes.
 The Wireless Digital Audio may have been configured to connect via
an access point. Change the network settings to connect the Wireless
Digital Audio via the Wireless Adapter.
Problem
Causes/measures
You have registered the
Wireless Digital Audio on the
Home Server without
specifying the device name,
but cannot find the Wireless
Digital Audio on the
VGF-WA1 page on the Home
Server Settings Page.
 You may have connected or removed the Wireless Adapter while you
were registering the Wireless Digital Audio. Place the Wireless Digital
Audio into standby mode, turn on the Home Server and register the
device once again.
Others
Causes/measures
You cannot access the Home
Server Settings Page.
 The IP address is not correct. Check if the Home Server has obtained
an IP address from your network router or Internet service provider.
Press the DISPLAY button several times to display the IP address of
the Home Server. If it begins with “169.,” it is not the IP address
obtained from the network router or the Internet service provider.
Check the network devices, including cables and hub devices for
appropriate connection.
 Press and hold the CANCEL button on the Home Server for 10
seconds or longer to clear the administrator registration and the IP
address settings.
Indicator lights
Problem
Causes/measures
The NETSERVER indicator
light is blinking.
 Your Home Server is getting ready for access from the Internet. If the
indicator light stays unlit for 5 minutes or longer, run the server test on
the Home Server Settings Page (page 42).
The NETSERVER indicator
light does not turn on.
 Access from the Internet is disabled. Your network router may not be
UPnP compliant or has not been assigned a global IP address. Run the
server test on the Home Server Settings Page (page 42).
Troubleshooting
Problem
The HDD indicator light lights  The remaining free space on the hard disk drive of your Home Server
in orange.
is less than 10%. Delete unnecessary data.
The HDD indicator light is
blinking in orange.
 The remaining free space on the hard disk drive of your Home Server
is 1 MB or less. Delete unnecessary data.
The HDD indicator light is
blinking alternately in green
and orange.
 The hard disk drive on your Home Server is not accessible. Restore
your Home Server on the Home Server Settings Page (page 54).
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Problem
Causes/measures
The INFO indicator light is
blue.
 An important message has been downloaded to your Home Server.
Check the Basic Information page on the Home Server Settings Page
for the message.
The INFO indicator light is
red.
 An error has occurred on your Home Server. Check the Basic
Information page on the Home Server Settings Page for the error
description.
The INFO indicator light is
blinking in red.
 An error has occurred while file transfer by the One Touch Copy
function is in progress, the Wireless Digital Audio is connected, or
device registration for one of the Remote Home Access functions is in
progress. Press the CANCEL button.
The (POWER) indicator
light is blinking in orange.
 Your Home Server is in the process of turning on or off. If the indicator
light stays blinking for 10 minutes or longer, unplug the power cord to
shut down the power supply. Then plug the cord back in and turn on
the Home Server.
The (POWER) indicator
light is blinking alternately in
orange and green.
 The firmware update is in progress. If the indicator light stays blinking
for 10 minutes or longer, unplug the power cord to shut down the power
supply. Then plug the cord back in and turn on the Home Server.
PC Link software
Problem
Causes/measures
You are notified that the
selected Home Server already
has 5 registered devices and
cannot register your device.
 You can register up to 5 devices for Back Up uploading on a single
Home Server. Go to the Back Up page on the Home Server Settings
Page and delete unnecessary profiles.
You are notified that the folder  The folder that you specified as the source folder for a Data Sync
where you attempted to create
transmission has already been specified as the destination folder for a
the Send folder for a Data Sync
Data Sync reception. Specify the folder that has not been specified as
transmission already includes
the destination folder for any Data Sync reception.
the Receive folder for a Data
Sync reception and cannot
create a new Data Sync
(transmitting) profile.
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You are notified that the folder  You cannot specify the folder that includes the source folder for a
where you attempted to create
backup upload or a Data Sync transmission as the destination folder
the Receive folder for a Data
for a Data Sync reception. Specify the folder that does not include the
Sync reception already
source folder for a backup upload or a Data Sync transmission.
includes the Send folder for a
Data Sync transmission and
cannot create a new Data Sync
(receiving) profile.
Problem
Causes/measures
You are notified of
 You cannot specify the Windows system folder as the source folder for
unavailability of the selected
Back Up uploading or the source/destination folder for a Data Sync
folder and cannot create a
transmission/reception. Specify any folder other than the Windows
Back Up profile or a Data Sync
system folder.
profile.
You are notified that the
 This message may appear when you uninstall or install the PC Link
number of Back Up profiles
software on the personal computer where you have previously created
created for the selected Home
profiles for Back Up uploading and/or Data Sync transmission/
Server has already reached the
reception with the PC Link software. Go to the Back Up page on the
maximum and cannot create a
Home Server Settings Page and delete all profiles created on the
new Back Up profile.
computer.
The Home Server was not
found in the search for the
registered Home Servers.
 Your anti-virus software may have interrupted the search.
 If your personal computer is connected to the Home Server via a
network router on a network, you cannot find the Home Server on the
network. Refer to the Setup Guide and see “Restrictions on access to a
network with multiple network routers“ in “Connecting to a network.”
 Your personal computer is not connected to the Home Server via a
network. Check the network devices, including cables and network
hubs for appropriate connection.
You are notified that the
 The Home Server already has the corresponding Data Sync (receiving)
selected Home Server has
profile. Go to the Data Sync (receiving) page on the Home Server
already been specified in a
Settings Page and delete the profile for the failed Data Sync
Back Up profile or another
transmission, and then create a Data Sync (transmitting) profile once
Data Sync profile on your
again.
personal computer and cannot
create a new Data Sync
(transmitting) profile.
Troubleshooting
You are notified that the
 The Home Server already has a Back Up profile with your personal
selected Home Server has
computer specified as the source device. Go to the Back Up page on
already been specified in
the Home Server Settings Page and delete the profile for the failed
another Back Up profile or a
upload, and then create a Back Up profile once again.
Data Sync profile on your
personal computer and cannot
create a new Back Up profile.
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