SMARTSTOR - Promise Technology, Inc.
SMARTSTOR
NS4600
Product Manual
Version 1.0
SmartStor NS4600 Product Manual
Copyright
© 2009 Promise Technology, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Copyright by Promise Technology, Inc. (Promise Technology). No part of this
manual may be reproduced or transmitted in any form without the expressed,
written permission of Promise Technology.
Trademarks
Promise, and the Promise logo are registered in U.S. Patent and Trademark
Office. All other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective companies.
Important data protection information
You should back up all data before installing any drive controller or storage
peripheral. Promise Technology is not responsible for any loss of data resulting
from the use, disuse or misuse of this or any other Promise Technology product.
Notice
Although Promise Technology has attempted to ensure the accuracy of the
content of this manual, it is possible that this document may contain technical
inaccuracies, typographical, or other errors. Promise Technology assumes no
liability for any error in this publication, and for damages, whether direct, indirect,
incidental, consequential or otherwise, that may result from such error, including,
but not limited to loss of data or profits.
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either express or implied, including, but not limited to implied warranties of
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
The published information in the manual is subject to change without notice.
Promise Technology reserves the right to make changes in the product design,
layout, and driver revisions without notification to its users.
This version of the Product Manual supersedes all previous versions.
Recommendations
In this Product Manual, the appearance of products made by other companies,
including, but not limited to software, servers, and disk drives, is for the purpose
of illustration and explanation only. Promise Technology does not recommend,
endorse, prefer, or support any product made by another manufacturer.
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Copyright . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
Trademarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
Important data protection information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii
Chapter 1: Introduction to SmartStor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
About This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Protocol Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Key Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Compatible Backup Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Client OS Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Browser Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Chapter 2: Installation and Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Unpacking the SmartStor NS4600 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Installing Disk Drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Connecting to the Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Connecting the Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Installing the Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
OS Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Installation: Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Installation: Mac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Setting up the SmartStor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
One Click Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Advanced Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Connecting to PASM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Browser Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Finding the SmartStor’s IP Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
PASM in your Browser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
PASM in SmartNAVI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
PASM in Bonjour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Method 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Method 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Shutting Down the SmartStor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
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Chapter 3: Connecting to the SmartStor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Setting up a Network Drive on a Windows PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Setting up a Network Drive on a UNIX or Linux PC . . . . . . . . . . . .36
On a Windows or Mac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Setting up UNIX/Linux Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Setting up File Sharing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
On the UNIX/Linux PC with Command Line Interface . . . . . . .38
On the Linux PC with Graphic Desktop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Setting up a Network Drive on a Mac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
In PASM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
On the Mac Desktop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Connecting a USB Printer to SmartStor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Setting up the Print Server on SmartStor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Setting up Windows Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Setting up Linux Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Setting up Mac Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Connecting a USB Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Windows PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Linux PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Mac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Disconnecting a USB Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Setting-up Apple iTunes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Downloading the Firefly Plug-in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Installing the Firefly Plug-in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Installing and Configuring Apple iTunes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Chapter 4: SmartNAVI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Working with SmartNAVI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Opening the Main Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Choosing a SmartNAVI Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Starting the Advanced Storage Manager (PASM) . . . . . . . . . .66
Main Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
SmartNAVI Tray Icon (Windows only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Viewing SmartNAVI Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Closing SmartNAVI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Alternative Method for Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Managing Users and Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Creating a User . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Creating the Default User . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Changing User Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Viewing a List of Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
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Deleting a User . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Creating a Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Viewing a List of Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Adding Members to a Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Deleting Members from a Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Deleting a Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Viewing Quotas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Setting Quotas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Managing RAID Volumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Creating a RAID Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Expanding a RAID Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Viewing RAID Volume Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Viewing a List of RAID Volumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Recreating a RAID Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Managing Backups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Doing a Backup Now . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Main Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Device List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
Tray Icon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Scheduling a Backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
Viewing Backup Schedules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Changing a Scheduled Backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Deleting a Scheduled Backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Restoring Backed-up Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Viewing the Backup Event Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
Saving the Event Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
Clearing the Event Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
Setting the Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Managing Share Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Creating a Share Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Opening a Share Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Viewing a List of Share Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
Changing Share Folder Permissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125
Deleting a Share Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126
Mounting a Share Folder /Creating a Network Drive . . . . . . .127
Un-mounting a Share Folder /Disconnecting a Network Drive 129
Setting up a Share Folder for Time Machine . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
On SmartNAVI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
On the Mac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
Pre-existing Time Machine Configuration on the Mac . . .130
Making Management Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
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Configuring a NAS System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
One Click Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
Advanced Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133
Changing Network Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137
Locating the SmartStor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
Wake-on-LAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Choosing a Default NAS System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
Enabling or Disabling Event Notification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Enabling Event Notification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Disabling Event Notification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Viewing the System Event Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Adding Application Plug-ins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144
Viewing a List of Plug-ins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
Viewing Plug-in Version Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149
Enabling and Disabling Plug-ins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150
Enabling Plug-ins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150
Disabling Plug-ins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152
Removing Plug-ins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
Rebooting the SmartStor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
Shutting Down the SmartStor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156
Using SmartNAVI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156
Directly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158
Restarting the SmartStor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158
Managing Downloads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
Adding a Link . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
Drag and Drop Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
Mac OS X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
Dragging and dropping files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
Batch Downloading Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
Viewing the Download List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165
Removing a Link . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
Pausing and Resuming a Download . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168
Pausing a Download . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168
Resuming a Download . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168
Viewing the Downloaded List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169
Opening a Downloaded File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
Deleting a Downloaded File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
Using Media Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173
Viewing Playlists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173
Creating a Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174
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Playing a Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
Renaming a Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
Deleting a Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
Playing a Single Music or Video File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
Using the Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177
Managing Photo Albums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179
Making an Album . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179
Part 1: Making your Album . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179
Part 2: Exporting or Uploading your Album . . . . . . . . . . .184
Part 3: Viewing your Album . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .187
Viewing an Album . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .187
Editing an Album . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190
Deleting an Album . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191
Chapter 5: PASM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
Connecting to PASM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
PASM in your Browser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
PASM in SmartNAVI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194
PASM in Bonjour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .196
Method 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .196
Method 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .196
Choosing a Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198
Navigating in PASM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198
Logging out of PASM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .199
Managing Monitor and Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200
Viewing the information of the Resource Monitor . . . . . . . . . .200
Setting up SmartStor with the Setup Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201
Changing the Default Computer Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201
Setting Network Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202
Viewing File System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202
Managing Users and Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .204
Viewing a List of Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .204
Creating a User . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .204
Changing the User's Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205
Deleting a User . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206
Viewing a List of Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206
Creating a Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207
Adding Members to a Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207
Removing Members from a Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .208
Deleting a Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209
Viewing Quotas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209
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Setting Quotas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .210
Managing File & Print Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212
Viewing a List of Protocols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212
Setting up Windows Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213
Setting up Windows Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213
Setting up File Sharing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214
Setting up UNIX/Linux Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .216
Setting up UNIX/Linux Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .216
Setting up File Sharing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217
Setting up Mac Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
Setting up Mac Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
Setting up File Sharing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219
Setting up FTP Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220
Setting up FTP Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220
Setting up File Sharing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221
Setting up your Print Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
Setting up your DLNA Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
Viewing a List of Application Plug-ins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
Enabling and Disabling Application Plug-ins . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
Enabling Application Plug-ins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
Disabling Application Plug-ins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
Viewing a List of Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
Adding a Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
Deleting a Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227
Setting up Folder Sharing: Windows, Mac, FTP . . . . . . . . . . .228
Setting up Folder Sharing: UNIX and Linux . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229
Managing RAID Volumes & File System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231
Viewing RAID Volume Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231
Viewing Disk Drive Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232
Creating a RAID Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233
Designating a Spare Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234
Migrating a RAID Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234
Deleting a RAID Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
Viewing the File System Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236
Viewing an External USB Drive or Memory Stick . . . . . . . . . .237
Formatting an External USB Drive or Memory Stick . . . . . . . .238
Viewing the iSCSI Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238
Creating the iSCSI Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240
Modifying the iSCSI Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .241
Managing Backups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242
Viewing a List of Snapshot Backups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242
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Setting up a Snapshot Backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243
Scheduling a Snapshot Backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243
Recovering Snapshot Backups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .244
Viewing the NAS Replication Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245
Setting up NAS Replication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246
Enabling One Touch Backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .247
Setting USB Backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .248
Setting eSATA Backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250
Managing the Network Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .252
Viewing Network Setup Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .252
Making Network Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .252
Working with Jumbo Frames . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .253
Working with DDNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .254
Making DDNS Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .254
Making Management Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .256
Viewing the Event Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .256
Setting up SMTP Authentication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .257
Sending a Test Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .258
Viewing the Email Alert List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .259
Adding an Email Alert Recipient . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .259
Deleting an Email Alert Recipient . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .260
Upgrading the System Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .260
Adding Application Plug-ins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .261
Removing Plug-ins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .261
Enabling and Disabling the Buzzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262
Enabling and Disabling the LED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262
Viewing UPS Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263
Setting up a UPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263
Setting up System Standby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .264
Enabling and Disabling the Power On LAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . .265
Power On/Off Automatically . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .266
Managing the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .268
Setting System Date and Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .268
Adjusting for Daylight Saving Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .269
Running the Network Time Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .269
Viewing the Results of NTP Synchronization . . . . . . . . . . . . .270
Rebooting the SmartStor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270
Shutting Down the SmartStor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .271
Using PASM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .271
Directly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272
Restarting the SmartStor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272
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Locating the SmartStor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272
Viewing System Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273
Viewing Enclosure Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .274
Enabling the Smart Fan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275
Media Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .276
Accessing Media Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .276
Using Media Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278
ALL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278
Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278
Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .279
Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .279
Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .279
Download . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281
Transfers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281
Add Download . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281
Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282
Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .283
Servers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .284
iTunes Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
Create Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .286
Web File Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287
Database Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .288
Web Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .288
Windows Mapped Shares . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .288
SmartNAVI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290
FTP Upload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292
Squeeze Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
Chapter 6: Technology Background . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295
Introduction to RAID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295
RAID 0 – Stripe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296
RAID 1 – Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .297
RAID 5 – Block Striping with Distributed Parity . . . . . . . . . . . .298
RAID 10 – Mirror / Stripe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .299
Choosing a RAID Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
RAID 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
RAID 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
RAID 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301
RAID 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301
Spare Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301
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Automatic Rebuilding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .302
Partition and Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .302
RAID Volume Migration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303
RAID 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303
RAID 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303
RAID 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .304
RAID 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .304
Chapter 7: Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305
Responding to an Audible Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305
Checking the System Status LED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .306
Checking Disk Status LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .306
Replacing a Failed Disk Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .307
Checking RAID Volume Status in PASM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .308
SmartStor Responds to a Critical RAID Volume . . . . . . . . . . .308
Additional Details about Rebuilds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .308
Responding to an Invalid RAID Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .309
Using the Recover Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .309
Checking File System Status in PASM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .310
Rebuilding the File System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .310
Checking the Event Log in PASM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .311
Responding to Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312
Checking Enclosure Status in PASM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315
Solving Network Connection Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316
Verifying Connections with SmartNAVI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .318
SmartStor Lockup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319
Checking Your Email Inbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .321
Restoring the Default Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .321
Resolving a Windows Firewall Issue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322
Chapter 8: Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .325
Frequently Asked Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .325
Contacting Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .329
Technical Support Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .329
United States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .329
The Netherlands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .330
Germany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .330
Italy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .330
Taiwan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .331
China – Beijing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .331
China – Shanghai . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .331
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Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332
Disclaimer of other warranties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332
Your Responsibilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .333
Returning Product For Repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .334
Appendix A: Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .337
Upgrading the Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .337
Downloading the Firmware Upgrade File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .337
Installing the Firmware Upgrade File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .337
Error During Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338
No Reboot After Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338
Booting the SmartStor in Safe Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338
Hard Booting the SmartStor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338
Connection Problems After Restart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .340
Replacing the Power Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .340
Removing the Power Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .340
Installing the Power Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .341
Replacing the Cooling Fan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .342
Removing the Cooling Fan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .342
Installing the Cooling Fan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .343
Replacing the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .344
Removing the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .344
Installing the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .346
Appendix B: Important Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .349
GNU General Public License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .349
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .349
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About This Manual (page 1)
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Architecture (page 2)
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Protocol Support (page 2)
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Key Benefits (page 2)
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Specifications (page 3)
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Compatible Backup Software (page 4)
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Client OS Support (page 4)
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Browser Support (page 5)
Promise Technology’s SmartStor NS4600 is a network attached storage (NAS)
solution for external storage targeted for small and medium business (SMB)
users and small office/home office (SOHO) users.
With a NAS product, users can save their work and have access to files over the
network without having to carry around a disk drive or memory stick. The
Administrator can manage access privileges for greater security. Multiple backup
and synchronization functions protect your data.
About This Manual
This Product Manual describes how to setup, use, and maintain the SmartStor
NS4600. It also describes how to use:
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SmartNAVI software that you install and run on your Windows or Mac
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Promise Advanced Storage Manager (PASM) software that runs on the
SmartStor
This manual includes a full table of contents, chapter task lists, and numerous
cross-references to help you find the specific information you are looking for.
Also included are four levels of notices:
Note
A Note provides helpful information such as hints or alternative
ways of doing a task.
Important
An Important calls attention to an essential step or point required
to complete a task. Important items include things often missed.
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Caution
A Caution informs you of possible equipment damage or loss of
data and how to avoid them.
Warning
A Warning notifies you of probable equipment damage or loss of
data, or the possibility of physical injury, and how to avoid them.
Architecture
The SmartStor NS4600’s architecture is based on the High performance SoC
600Mhz and the Promise PDC42819 Serial ATA RAID Controller. The Gigabit
Ethernet port is used for the data transfer and management. The USB ports are
used for a printer, expansion drives, and Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS).
Protocol Support
SmartStor NS4600 supports:
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Windows XP Professional, 2008 Server; and Vista Home Basic and
Enterprise clients through SMB and CIFS protocols
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UNIX and Linux clients through the NFS protocol
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Mac clients through the AFP protocol
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FTP clients through the FTP protocol
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DLNA clients through UPnP protocol with an optional plug-in
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Up to 64 concurrent connections
Key Benefits
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Easy-to-use browser-based management interface
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Data sharing over the network
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One-touch backup of designated file folders on client PC
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Snapshot backup for real-time image of the file system
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Remote NAS-to-NAS synchronization and backup
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Network print server with USB printer
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User, Group, and Quota management
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UPS support with automated shutdown
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Heterogeneous environment: Windows, UNIX, Linux, and Mac
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Specifications
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Disk drive support:
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Four 1.5 Gb/s or 3 Gb/s SATA 3.5-inch disk drives
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Conforms to Serial ATA 1.0 specification and Serial ATA II: Extensions
to Serial ATA 1.0 specification (SATA II, phase I specification)
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SATA specification of 3 Gb/s transfers with CRC error-checking
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eSATA external hard drive
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USB external hard drive
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Hot-swapping of disk drives
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Tagged command queuing
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Native command queuing
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Drive roaming among channels
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S.M.A.R.T. status polled every 15 minutes
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Online capacity expansion
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RAID Level Migration
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Hot spare drives
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RAID Volume rebuilding
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Gigabyte rounding
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Background rebuilding
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Spin-down in system Standby mode
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RAID level support: RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10
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Large file system support up to 6 TB
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Unicode file name support
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SATA RAID Controller: Promise PDC42819
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Server on a Chip: High performance SoC 600Mhz
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Networking: 10/100/1000 Mb/s Ethernet Port on motherboard
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USB ports: USB 2.0, up to 480 Mb/s, two Type-A connectors
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File protocols: SMB, CIFS, FTP, AFP, NFS
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Flash Memory: 128MB, 8-bit
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Memory: 256 MB DDR II SDRAM
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Power Supply: 90-100W with PFC, 100-230V auto-ranging, 50-60Hz AC
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Network Time Protocol (NTP) client
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Error logging
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Phone home capability (email notification) to contact IT staff
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Wake-on-LAN support
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Power-on Automatic support
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Hardware monitoring of:
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Fan
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Disk status
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Temperature
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One-Touch button
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Power
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Enclosure status
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Temperature, Operating: 5° to 35°C (41° to 95°F)
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Humidity, Operating: 10 to 85 percent
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Dimensions (H x W x D): 188.2 x 152.5 x 229.6 mm (7.4 x 6.0 x 9.0 in)
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Weight: 2.5 kg (5.5 lbs) without drives
Compatible Backup Software
SmartStor NS4600 is compatible with the following backup software products:
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Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery Server Edition
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Microsoft Backup Software for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/ME/XP
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Dantz Retrospect for Mac
Client OS Support
The following operating systems support SmartNAVI:
•
Windows XP 32BIT Professional
with SP3
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Windows Server2008 32BIT
enterprise With SP2
•
Windows XP 64BIT XP 64 with
SP2
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Windows Server2008 64BIT
enterprise With SP2
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Windows Vista 32BIT Enterprise
With SP2
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Windows 7 32BIT
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Windows 7 64BIT
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Windows Vista 64BIT Enterprise
with SP2
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MAC OS 10.4 (Power G4)
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Windows Server 2003 R2 32BIT
With SP2
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Mac OS 10.4.x and above
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Windows Server 2003 R2 64BIT
with SP2
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Browser Support
Choose one of the following browsers to use with PASM:
•
Netscape Navigator 7.2, 8.1,
9.0
Mozilla 1.7, 1.8
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Safari (Mac OS X) 2, 3
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Firefox 3
•
Google Web (Windows)
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Windows 7
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Internet Explorer 6 with SP2
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Internet Explorer 7
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Unpacking the SmartStor NS4600 (page 7)
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Installing Disk Drives (page 9)
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Connecting to the Network (page 10)
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Connecting the Power (page 10)
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Installing the Software
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OS Support (page 11)
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Installation: Windows (page 11)
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Installation: Mac (page 14)
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Setting up the SmartStor (page 15)
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Connecting to PASM (page 23)
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Shutting Down the SmartStor (page 30)
Unpacking the SmartStor NS4600
The SmartStor NS4600 box contains the following items:
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SmartStor NS4600 Unit
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Ethernet cable
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Quick Start Guide
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Power cord
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Screws for disk drives
(1 package)
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CD with SmartNAVI software,
Product Manual and Quick Start
Guide
Warning
The electronic components within the SmartStor are sensitive to
damage from Electro-Static Discharge (ESD). Observe
appropriate precautions at all times when handling the SmartStor
or its subassemblies.
Important
To configure the SmartStor, you must install SmartNAVI. See
“Installing the Software” on page 10.
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Figure 1. SmartStor NS4600 Front View
Disk Drive
Drive Carrier
Disk Status
LED
Disk Activity
LED
System Status
LED
Front Door
Lock
Ethernet
Activity LED
One Touch
Backup Button
Note: This SmartStor is shown without the front door.
Figure 2. SmartStor NS4600 Rear View
Power
Button
Disk Drive
Cooling Fan
USB
Connections
eSATA
Connection
RJ45 Network
Connection
Power
Connection
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Installing Disk Drives
You can populate the SmartStor NS4600 with SATA 1.5 Gb/s or 3.0 Gb/s disk
drives. For optimal performance, install disk drives of the same model and
capacity. Your disk drives will become a RAID Volume on the SmartStor.
To install disk drives:
1.
Open the door on the front of the SmartStor enclosure.
2.
Pull a disk drive carrier from the enclosure. See Figure 1..
3.
Carefully lay the disk drive into the drive carrier, so that the screw holes on
the sides of the carrier align with the screw holes in the drive. See Figure 3.
Figure 3. Disk drive installed in a drive carrier
SATA Data and Power Connectors
Disk Carrier Handle
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4.
5.
Insert the screws through the holes in the drive carrier and into the sides of
the disk drive.
•
Install only the counter-sink screws supplied with the SmartStor.
•
Install four screws per drive.
•
Snug each screw. Be careful not to over-tighten.
Reinstall the drive carrier into the SmartStor enclosure.
Repeat steps 2 through 5 until all of your disk drives are installed.
6.
Close the door on the front of the SmartStor.
Connecting to the Network
To connect the SmartStor to your network:
1.
Attach one end of the network cable to the RJ45 network connection.
See Figure 2.
2.
Attach the other end of the network cable to your Ethernet hub or switch.
Connecting the Power
To power the SmartStor:
1.
Attach the power cord on the back of the SmartStor enclosure and plug the
other end into the power source. See Figure 2.
2.
On the front of the SmartStor, press the power button. See Figure 1.
It takes about a minute to boot the SmartStor. When fully booted:
•
The System Status LED turns blue. See Figure 1.
•
The buzzer beeps one time.
Installing the Software
The SmartNAVI software connects your PC to the SmartStor, sets up the
SmartStor, sets up network drives on your PC, and performs backups.
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OS Support
The following operating systems support SmartNAVI:
•
Windows XP 32BIT Professional
with SP3
•
Windows Server2008 32BIT
enterprise With SP2
•
Windows XP 64BIT XP 64 with
SP2
•
Windows Server2008 64BIT
enterprise With SP2
•
Windows Vista 32BIT Enterprise
With SP2
•
Windows 7 32BIT
•
Windows 7 64BIT
Windows Vista 64BIT Enterprise
with SP2
•
MAC OS 10.4 (Power G4)
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Mac OS 10.4.x and above
•
•
Windows Server 2003 R2 32BIT
With SP2
•
Windows Server 2003 R2 64BIT
with SP2
Installation: Windows
To install the SmartNAVI on a Windows PC:
1.
Insert the CD into your PC’s CD-ROM.
2.
Double-click the SmartNAVI installer icon (right).
3.
Click the Next button to begin installation.
The License Agreement screen appears.
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4.
Click the “I accept the terms...” option, then click the Next button.
The Choose Destination Location screen appears.
5.
Optional. Click the Browse... button to choose a new install location for the
software.
Click the Next button.
The Ready to Install screen appears.
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6.
Click the Install button to proceed with installation.
When the installation is finished, the final installation screen appears.
7.
Click to Finish button to close the installer.
With the Online Registration box checked, your browser will open and go
directly to the Promise product registration website. Thank you for taking the
time to register.
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The installer adds a SmartNAVI icon to the:
•
Start menu
•
Application tray
SmartNAVI loads automatically every time your Windows OS starts.
Installation: Mac
1.
Please double-click the SmartNAVI.dmg file to open and install the
disk of SmartNAVI Image. (right)
2.
Click the SmartNAVI Image to open the folder. (right)
3.
Drag the SmartNAVI.app icon to the right side
Applications folder.
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Setting up the SmartStor
The SmartNAVI performs the setup procedures on your SmartStor. After the
procedure is done, you will have a default folder on the SmartStor, set up as a
network drive on your PC.
You can change the network settings, create RAID
volumes, add and mount folders on your SmartStor after
initial setup using SmartNAVI. You can also made more
advanced settings using the PASM software. See
“Connecting to PASM” on page 23I
SmartNAVI in
Windows
Opening SmartNAVI
1.
Double-click the SmartNAVI icon in the Windows
application tray or Mac Dock (right).
The SmartNAVI Window opens.
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2.
Macs only. From Language dropdown menu, choose the language you
prefer.
3.
Double-click the NS4600 in the Device list.
4.
Type admin in the Username, Password, and Confirm fields, then click the
Login button.
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This action creates a default user and logs the default user into SmartNAVI.
The Main Window opens.
5.
Choose a Setup Mode and click the button:
•
One Click Setup – Loads a collection of default settings.
Recommended for most users.
•
Advanced Setup – Enables you to make your own settings.
Recommended for advanced users.
One Click Setup
To configure your NAS system using One Click Setup:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
See “Opening SmartNAVI” on page 15.
2.
Click the Setup Wizard icon.
3.
Click the One Click Setup button.
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4.
Click the OK button to continue.
5.
Click the Yes button in the confirmation box.
The NAS reboots. Then your RAID volume is ready.
The PUBLIC folder on the RAID Volume appears under My Computer as a
network drive. See page 22, Figure 4.
You are finished with the setup.
If you chose Advanced Setup, continue under “Advanced Setup” on
page 19.
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Advanced Setup
To configure your NAS system using Advanced Setup:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
See “Opening SmartNAVI” on page 15.
2.
Click the Setup Wizard icon. (A)
3.
Click the Advanced Setup button. (B)
4.
Choose Automatic (DHCP) or Manual network settings. (C)
If you chose Manual settings, type entries for each of the following
parameters in the fields provided: (D)
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Computer (NAS system) Name
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IP Address
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Subnet Mask
•
Gateway
•
Primary and Secondary DNS – optional
Click the Next button to continue. (E)
5.
Choose the following values from their respective dropdown menus:
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Timezone
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Year
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Month
•
Day
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Time in Hours, Minutes, and Seconds
Click the Next button to continue.
6.
Choose Automatic or Manual RAID Volume creation.
If you chose Manual, choose the type of RAID Volume you want:
•
Maximum Capacity and performance – RAID 0, using all disk drives
•
Data Protection – RAID 5, using all disk drives
Click the Next button to continue.
7.
Choose a network drive letter from the dropdown menu.
This drive will be mapped as a network drive on your PC.
The list begins with S and goes in reverse alphabetical order.
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Click the Next button to continue.
8.
Review your parameters.
To make changes, click the Previous button.
To accept the parameters and configure your NAS system, click the OK
button.
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9.
Click the Yes button in the confirmation box.
10. The NAS reboots. Then your RAID volume is ready.
The PUBLIC folder on the RAID Volume appears under My Computer as a
network drive. See page 22, Figure 4.
You are finished with the setup.
Figure 4. The PUBLIC folder as a Windows network drive
You can now copy files to and from the folder on the SmartStor.
To access this folder from other PCs, see “Chapter 3: Connecting to the
SmartStor” on page 31.
To create additional RAID Volumes and folders, see “Chapter 5: PASM” on
page 193.
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Connecting to PASM
The Promise Advanced Storage Manager (PASM) software is factory-installed on
the SmartStor system. PASM runs in the browser on your PC. You can access
PASM:
•
Directly in your browser. See page 25.
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From SmartNAVI. See page 26.
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Using Bonjour. See page 28.
Browser Support
Choose one of the following browsers to use with PASM:
•
Netscape Navigator 7.2, 8.1,
9.0
Mozilla 1.7, 1.8
•
Safari (Mac OS X) 2, 3
Firefox 3
•
Google Web (Windows)
•
Internet Explorer 6 with SP2
•
Internet Explorer 7
•
•
Finding the SmartStor’s IP Address
To access the SmartStor in your browser, you must know
the SmartStor’s IP address. Use SmartNAVI for this
purpose.
SmartNAVI in
Windows
Double-click the SmartNAVI icon in the Windows
application tray or Mac Dock (right).
SmartNAVI in
Mac OS X
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The SmartNAVI Window opens with the Device List displayed. The IP address of
the SmartStor shown in the Device List.
For more information about SmartNAVI, see Chapter 4 of the NS4600
Product Manual on the CD.
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PASM in your Browser
To log into PASM in your browser:
1.
2.
Start your Browser.
In the Browser address field, type in the IP address of the SmartStor.
See “Finding the SmartStor’s IP Address” on page 23.
Note that the IP address shown below is only an example. The IP address
you type into your browser will be different.
•
PASM uses an HTTP connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .http://
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Enter the SmartStor’s IP address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203.67.129.38
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add. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . /admin/
Together, your entry looks like this: http://203.67.129.38/admin/
The PASM login screen displays.
3.
Type admin in both the User Name and Password fields, then click the
Login button.
The user name and password are case sensitive.
4.
Type admin in both the User Name and Password fields, then click the
Login button.
The user name and password are case sensitive.
For more information about PASM, see “Chapter 5: PASM” on page 193.
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PASM in SmartNAVI
To log into PASM from SmartNAVI:
1.
Double-click the SmartNAVI icon in the Windows
application tray or Mac Dock (right).
SmartNAVI in
Windows
The SmartNAVI Window opens.
2.
Right-click the NS4600 in the Device list.
3.
Choose the Open Advanced Management item to
start the browser and open PASM.
SmartNAVI in
Mac OS X
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Your default browser starts and the PASM login screen displays.
4.
Type admin in both the User Name and Password fields, then click the
Login button.
The user name and password are case sensitive.
For more information about PASM, see “Chapter 5: PASM” on page 193.
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PASM in Bonjour
Bonjour is a service discovery protocol for local area networks. To use Bonjour,
you must have a Bonjour-capable browser.
Method 1
To log into PASM from Bonjour:
1.
Start your Browser.
2.
Click the Safari icon in the Windows application tray
or Mac Dock (right) to start your Browser.
3.
Click the Show all bookmarks icon.
The Collections list appears.
4.
Under the Collections list, click the Bonjour icon.
5.
Click to highlight the SmartStor in the Bookmark list
to launch PASM.
Method 2
To log into PASM from Bonjour:
1.
Start your Browser.
2.
Click the Safari icon in the Windows application tray
or Mac Dock (right) to start your Browser.
3.
Click the Bonjour icon.
The Bonjour list of network devices appears.
4.
Click to highlight the SmartStor in the Bonjour list to
launch PASM.
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The PASM login screen displays.
5.
Type the user name and password in the respective fields, then click the
Login button.
The default user name is admin. The default password is admin.
The user name and password are case sensitive.
For more information about PASM, see “Chapter 5: PASM” on page 193.
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Shutting Down the SmartStor
To shut down the SmartStor, press and hold the power button for five seconds.
The system status LED turns red, then goes dark.
Figure 5. Press and hold the Power button for 5 seconds
Power Button
Figure 6. System status LED turns red, then goes dark
System Status
LED
To restart the SmartStor, press the power button again.
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Setting up a Network Drive on a Windows PC (page 31)
•
Setting up a Network Drive on a UNIX or Linux PC (page 36)
•
Setting up a Network Drive on a Mac (page 41)
•
Connecting a USB Printer to SmartStor (page 45)
•
Setting up the Print Server on SmartStor (page 46)
•
Setting up Windows Printing (page 47)
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Setting up Linux Printing (page 50)
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Setting up Mac Printing (page 53)
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Connecting a USB Drive (page 55)
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Disconnecting a USB Drive (page 57)
•
Setting-up Apple iTunes (page 58)
To copy files to and from a folder on the SmartStor, you must make the folder a
network drive on your PC.
To use the SmartStor as a print server, you must connect the USB printer, enable
SmartStor’s print server, and set up printing on your PC.
Setting up a Network Drive on a Windows PC
You can also use SmartNAVI for this purpose, see “Mounting a Share Folder /
Creating a Network Drive” on page 98. If your PC does not have SmartNAVI, use
the following procedure to setup a Network Drive with My Network Places.
Using the SMB protocol, SmartStor supports up to 16 concurrent connections.
To setup a network drive:
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1.
On the Windows desktop, double-click the My Network Places icon.
2.
Click the Search button in the toolbar.
If the Search button is not shown, from the View menu, choose Toolbars,
then Standard Buttons.
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3.
In the Computer name field, type the IP address of the SmartStor and click
the Search button.
See “Finding the SmartStor’s IP Address” on page 23.
The SmartStor appears in the search results list.
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4.
Double-click the SmartStor to show the Public folder and any other folders
you have created.
5.
Right-click the folder you want and choose Map Network Drive from the
dropdown menu.
The Map Network Drive dialog box appears.
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6.
In the Map Network Drive dialog box, choose a drive letter and click the
Finish button.
7.
Double-click the My Computer icon on your Windows desktop.
The folder on the SmartStor appears under My Computer as a network drive.
You can now copy files to and from the folder on the SmartStor.
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Setting up a Network Drive on a UNIX or Linux PC
Before you can access the SmartStor from a UNIX or Linux PC, you must
configure the SmartStor to communicate with UNIX and Linux.
On a Windows or Mac
Setting up UNIX/Linux Service
To set up access from a UNIX or Linux PC:
1.
Start PASM.
See “PASM in your Browser” on page 25, “PASM in SmartNAVI” on page 26,
or “PASM in Bonjour” on page 28.
2.
Click the Administration topic and choose the File & Print icon to expand
the Tree. (A)
3.
In the Tree, click the Protocol Control icon (B), then click the UNIX/Linux
tab (C).
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4.
In the Services field, click the Enable option button (default). (D)
5.
Optional. To join a NIS Domain, click the UNIX/Linux tab (A), then click the
Yes button beside Services. (B)
Note: If you join an NIS Domain, you automatically disable your AD Domain
settings. See “Setting up Windows Access” on page 213.
6.
Enter the Domain name into the field provided. (C)
See your Network Administrator for help with this information.
7.
Click the OK button to save your settings. (D)
The setting runs automatically.
Setting up File Sharing
File access from UNIX and Linux PCs is controlled by specifying the IP address
of each PC that can access a given folder.
You must designate the IP addresses for each folder individually. You can have
up to 256 IP addresses for all of your folders.
To set up UNIX/Linux file sharing:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the File & Print icon to expand
the Tree. (A)
2.
In the Tree, click the Sharing Setup icon (B), then click the UNIX/Linux
Sharing tab. (C)
3.
Choose a volume from the Volume dropdown menu. (D)
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4.
Choose a folder from the Folder Name dropdown menu. (E)
5.
In the New IP Address field, type the IP address of the UNIX or Linux PC
from which you will access this folder, then click the Add button.
6.
Click the OK button in the confirmation box.
On the UNIX/Linux PC with Command Line Interface
1.
Open a terminal window.
2.
Create a new folder for the SmartStor. Type mkdir SmartStor and press
Enter.
3.
Mount the SmartStor. Type mount NAS4600 IP/VOLUME1/PUBLIC/
SmartStor and press Enter.
Note that the IP address shown above is only an example. See “Finding the
SmartStor’s IP Address” on page 23.
Volume1 and Public refer to the default Volume and folder created during
setup. See page 15. If you created a different volume or folder, use those
names.
4.
Change to the SmartStor directory. Type cd /SmartStor and press Enter.
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You can now copy files to and from the folder on the SmartStor.
When you are done with the SmartStor, type cd; umount /SmartStor and
press Enter.
On the Linux PC with Graphic Desktop
This procedure is for a RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 configuration. If you run a
different version of Linux, you might have to adapt the procedure. See your OS
documentation.
1.
From the Applications menu, choose Network Servers.
2.
In the Network window, double-click Windows Network.
3.
Double-click the SmartStor (NS4600) on the network.
4.
Double-click the folder you want.
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If this is the first time you accessed this folder, an Authentication dialog box
opens.
5.
Type the user name and password in the respective fields, then click the OK
button.
The default user name is admin. The default password is admin.
The user name and password are case sensitive.
Leave the Domain field blank.
The folder opens. You can now copy files to and from the folder on the
SmartStor.
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Setting up a Network Drive on a Mac
Before you can access the SmartStor from a Mac (Mac OS X) PC, you must
configure the SmartStor to communicate with the MacOS.
In PASM
1.
Start PASM.
See “PASM in your Browser” on page 25, “PASM in SmartNAVI” on page 26,
or “PASM in Bonjour” on page 28.
2.
Click the Administration topic and choose the File & Print icon to expand
the Tree. (A)
3.
In the Tree, click the Protocol Control icon (B), then click the Mac tab. (C)
4.
In the Services field, click the Enable button (D).
5.
Optional. Type a message in the Login Message field. (E)
6.
Click the OK button to save your settings. (F)
The optional login message appears on the Welcome screen when you log
into SmartStor from a Mac.
To set up Mac file sharing:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the File & Print icon to expand
the Tree. (A)
2.
In the Tree, click the Sharing Setup icon (B), then click the Windows/Mac/
FTP Sharing tab. (C)
3.
Choose a volume from the Volume dropdown menu. (D)
4.
Choose a folder from the Folder Name dropdown menu. (E)
5.
Check the Mac protocol box. (F)
6.
In the User/Group list, group names are preceded by the @ character. (G)
7.
Under Permissions, choose a permission level for this user or group: (H)
•
Deny Access – Visible only, cannot open
•
Read Only
•
Read and Write – Default
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8.
9.
Click the OK button to save your settings. (I)
In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
You can now access the specified folder from a Mac.
The Mac file sharing enables Macs to access folders on the SmartStor. In
this case, access is given for the PUBLIC folder.
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On the Mac Desktop
1.
From the Go menu, choose Connect to Server.
2.
In the Connect to Server dialog box, type afp://NAS4600 IP and click the
Connect button.
Note that the IP address shown below is only an example. The IP address
you type in the dialog box on your Mac will be different.
See “Finding the SmartStor’s IP Address” on page 23.
Click the + button to add this IP address to the Favorite Servers list.
3.
Type the user name and password in the respective fields, then click the OK
button.
The default user name is admin. The default password is admin.
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The user name and password are case sensitive.
4.
In the NS4600 dialog box, click the folder you want, then click the OK button.
5.
In the NS4600 Welcome screen, click the OK button.
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A window opens on the Mac desktop to access the folder on the SmartStor.
You can now copy files to and from the folder on the SmartStor.
Connecting a USB Printer to SmartStor
To connect a USB printer to the SmartStor:
1.
Set up your printer and install the printer drivers onto your PC as described
in the printer’s Setup Guide or User Manual.
2.
Attach the USB cable from your printer to one of the USB connections on the
back of the SmartStor.
USB
Connections
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Setting up the Print Server on SmartStor
To set up the SmartStor’s print server:
1. Start PASM.
2.
3.
4.
5.
See “PASM in your Browser” on page 25, “PASM in SmartNAVI” on page 26,
or “PASM in Bonjour” on page 28.
Click the Administration topic and choose the File & Print icon to expand
the Tree. (A)
Click the Protocol Control icon (B), then click the Printer Server tab. (C)
Click the Enable option button beside Printer Server. (D)
Click the OK button to save your settings. (E)
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Setting up Windows Printing
If your printer came with automatic configuration software, you might have to
complete this procedure first to create a connection path. Then use the
configuration software.
To set up printing on a Windows PC:
1.
On the Windows desktop, double-click the My Network Places icon.
2.
Click the Search button in the toolbar.
If the Search button is not shown, from the View menu, choose Toolbars,
then Standard Buttons.
3.
In the Computer name field, type the IP address of the SmartStor and click
the Search button in the side bar.
See “Finding the SmartStor’s IP Address” on page 23.
The SmartStor appears in the search results list.
4.
In the computer list, double-click the SmartStor to open it.
If the Connect to dialog box appears, type the user name and password in
the respective fields, then click the OK button.
The default user name is admin. The default password is admin.
The user name and password are case sensitive.
5.
Right-click the usbptr01 icon folder and choose Connect... from the
dropdown menu.
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6.
When the warning message about printer drivers appears, click the OK
button to continue.
7.
In the Add Printer Wizard, click the Manufacturer and SmartStor NAS name
of your USB printer, then click the OK button.
8.
To verify printer installation, in the Windows Start menu, choose Settings,
then Printers and Faxes.
The Printers and Faxes screen appears. The usbptr01 is the USB printer on
the SmartStor.
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Setting up Linux Printing
This procedure is for a RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 configuration. If you run a
different version of Linux, you might have to adapt the procedure. See your OS
documentation.
1.
From the Applications menu, choose System Settings, then Printing.
Printer configuration window opens.
2.
Click the New button.
Add a new print queue dialog box opens.
3.
Click the Forward button.
4.
In the Name field, type a name for the printer, such as NAS_printer, a
description, and click the Forward button.
5.
From the Select a queue type dropdown menu, choose Network Windows
(SMB).
6.
Scroll the list and click the triangle icon beside NS4600.
USBPTR01 appears below NS4600. USBPTR01 represents the USB printer
connected to the SmartStor.
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7.
Highlight USBPTR01 and click the Forward button.
The Authentication dialog box opens.
8.
In the User name and Password fields, type admin, then click the OK
button.
The user name and password are case sensitive.
The Printer Model dialog box opens.
9.
From the dropdown menu, choose the manufacturer of your printer.
From the model list, highlight the model of your computer, then click the
Forward button.
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USBPTR01 is added to your printer list.
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Setting up Mac Printing
To set up printing on a Mac:
1.
From the Apple Menu, choose System Preferences.
2.
Double-click the Print & Fax icon.
3.
Click the Setup Printers button.
4.
In the Printer List, click the Add icon.
The Printer List displays a new panel.
5.
6.
In the new panel, from the popup menus, choose:
•
Windows Printing
•
Workgroup
From the list, highlight the SmartStor, then click the Choose button.
A user name and password dialog box appears.
7.
Type the user name and password in the respective fields, then click the OK
button.
The default user name is admin. The default password is admin.
The user name and password are case sensitive.
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The printer list displays a new panel.
8.
Highlight the USBPTR01 in the list.
USBPRT01 represents the USB printer connected to the SmartStor.
9.
In the Printer Model popup menu, choose the make of your printer.
10. In the SmartStor NAS name list, choose the model of your printer.
11. Click the Add button.
USBPTR01 is added to your printer list.
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Connecting a USB Drive
To connect a USB drive to the SmartStor, attach the USB cable from your
external drive to one of the USB connections on the back of the SmartStor.
If you have a USB memory stick, attach it directly to one of the USB connections
or use a USB cable, whichever is more convenient.
USB
Connections
The USB drive or memory stick appears as a folder called usbdisk when you
create your network drive. See the instructions on the following page.
SmartStor supports USB drives and memory sticks formatted to FAT32 and Ext3
file formats. If the SmartStor does recognize the USB drive or memory stick, the
usbdisk folder does not appear. See “Formatting an External USB Drive or
Memory Stick” on page 238.
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Windows PC
The USB drive appears as a folder on the SmartStor when you create a network
drive on a Windows PC.
USB drive connected
to the SmartStor
Follow the procedure “Setting up a Network Drive on a Windows PC” on page 31,
but choose the usbdisk folder instead of the public folder.
Linux PC
The USB drive appears as a folder on the SmartStor when you create a network
drive on a Linux PC.
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Follow the procedure “Setting up a Network Drive on a UNIX or Linux PC” on
page 36, but choose the USBDISK folder instead of the PUBLIC folder.
Mac
The USB drive appears as a folder on the SmartStor when you create a network
drive on a Mac.
Follow the procedure “Setting up a Network Drive on a Mac” on page 41, but
choose the USBDISK folder instead of the PUBLIC folder.
Disconnecting a USB Drive
To disconnect a USB drive or memory stick from the SmartStor:
1.
Be sure that no files on the USB drive or memory stick are still open.
2.
Unplug the USB drive or memory stick from the SmartStor.
The SmartStor automatically unmounts the USB drive or memory stick.
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Setting-up Apple iTunes
The Firefly Media Server plug-in enables SmartStor to be a shared resource in
the Apple iTunes user interface. You must perform the setup operation on the PC
where you installed SmartNAVI.
Downloading the Firefly Plug-in
To download the Firefly Media Server plug-in:
1.
Download your Firefly plug-in from the Promise Support Website.
Plug-in file names end with a .ppg extension.
2.
Save the plug-in file to a convenient place on your PC.
Installing the Firefly Plug-in
To install the Firefly Media Server plug-in using
SmartNAVI:
1.
SmartNAVI in
Windows
Double-click the SmartNAVI icon in the Windows
application tray or Mac Dock (right)
The SmartNAVI Window opens.
2.
Double-click the system in the NAS List.
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Mac OS X
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The Main Window opens.
3.
Click the NAS Management icon.
4.
Click the Add Plugin button.
5.
6.
Do one of the following actions:
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Type the name of the plug-in file
•
Click the folder icon, navigate to the Firefly plug-in file, click it, then click
the Open button
Click the OK button.
After a few moments, the plug-in is added.
Warning
Do not disconnect the power or shut down the SmartStor while the
plug-in installation is running!
7.
Click the Configure Plugin button.
The newly added plug-in appears in the list. Its Service Status is OFF.
8.
Click the plug-in to choose it.
The plug-in’s name turns red.
9.
Click the Enable button.
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After a moment, the Service Status changes to ON.
The Firefly plug-in is now installed SmartStor.
Note
You can also install the Firefly plug-in using PASM. See “Enabling
and Disabling Application Plug-ins” on page 224 and “Adding
Application Plug-ins” on page 261.
Installing and Configuring Apple iTunes
After you have installed the Firefly plug-in, your system is ready to install and
configure iTunes.
1.
Go to the Apple website and download iTunes.
2.
Install iTunes onto your PC.
3.
Be sure your SmartStor is running and connected to your network.
4.
Open the iTunes application.
The SmartStor’s network name appears on the iTunes screen under Shared.
Click on the SmartStor to display the items stored there.
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Working with SmartNAVI (page 63)
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Managing Users and Groups (page 71)
•
Managing RAID Volumes (page 85)
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Managing Backups (page 92)
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Managing Share Folders (page 118)
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Making Management Settings (page 132)
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Managing Downloads (page 159)
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Using Media Center (page 173)
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Managing Photo Albums (page 179)
Working with SmartNAVI
The SmartNAVI software connects your PC to the SmartStor, performs backups,
changes the network settings, create RAID volumes, add and mounts folders,
and manages file downloads from the Internet.
This category includes the following topics:
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Opening the Main Window (page 63)
•
Choosing a SmartNAVI Language (page 65)
•
Starting the Advanced Storage Manager (PASM) (page 66)
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Viewing SmartNAVI Information (page 67)
•
Closing SmartNAVI (page 69)
Opening the Main Window
To open the Main Window, do one of the following actions:
•
If neither Window is open - Double-click the
SmartNAVI icon in the Windows application tray or
Mac Dock (right).
SmartNAVI in
Windows
SmartNAVI in
Mac OS X
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When the SmartNAVI Window opens, double-click a system in the Device
List.
•
If the SmartNAVI Window is open - Double-click a system in the Device List.
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The Main Window contains the management features of SmartNAVI.
Choosing a SmartNAVI Language
On Windows PCs, SmartNAVI chooses the display language automatically based
on your OS language setting. On Macs, you choose the display language.
To choose a language:
1.
Open the SmartNAVI Window.
2.
From the dropdown menus, choose Function > Language, then choose the
the language you prefer.
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Starting the Advanced Storage Manager (PASM)
This feature opens Promise Advanced Storage Manager (PASM) in your default
browser. See the PASM online help or “Chapter 5: PASM” on page 193 for more
information.
Main Window
1.
Right-click the system in the Device List that you want to open in PASM.
2.
Choose the Open Advanced Management item.
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The PASM login screen appears in your browser.
SmartNAVI Tray Icon (Windows only)
1.
2.
Right-click the SmartNAVI icon in the application tray.
Choose Open Advanced Management in the popup menu.
The PASM login screen appears in your browser.
Viewing SmartNAVI Information
SmartNAVI is the software application that connects your PC with the SmartStor
NAS system.
To view information about SmartNAVI on Windows:
1.
Right-click the SmartNAVI icon in the application tray.
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Choose About from the popup menu.
To view information about SmartNAVI on Mac, from the dropdown menus at the
top of the screen, choose Help > About.
The About window appears and lists the following information:
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SmartNAVI Version number
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Java Virtual Machine (JVM) Version number
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JVM Vendor name
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SmartNAVI installation directory on your PC
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SmartNAVI Plug-in directory on your PC
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Names of installed Plug-ins
•
Version numbers of installed Plug-ins
When you are done with the About window, click the Close button.
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Closing SmartNAVI
To close SmartNAVI:
Click the close icon on the Main Window.
•
Windows
•
Mac
icon in the top right corner
icon in the top left corner
For Windows PCs, if you close SmartNAVI this way,
you can open it from the application tray icon.
SmartNAVI in
Windows
On Macs, you can always open SmartNAVI from the
Dock icon.
Alternative Method for Windows
To close SmartNAVI:
1.
Right-click the SmartNAVI icon in the application tray.
2.
Choose Close from the popup menu.
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If you close SmartNAVI this way, you must open it from the Start menu.
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Managing Users and Groups
This category includes the following topics:
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Creating a User (page 71)
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Creating the Default User (page 73)
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Changing User Passwords (page 74)
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Viewing a List of Users (page 76)
•
Deleting a User (page 76)
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Creating a Group (page 77)
•
Viewing a List of Groups (page 78)
•
Adding Members to a Group (page 79)
•
Deleting Members from a Group (page 80)
•
Deleting a Group (page 81)
•
Viewing Quotas (page 82)
•
Setting Quotas (page 83)
Creating a User
To create a user:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the User Management icon. (A)
3.
Click the Create New User button. (B)
4.
Type a Username in the field provided. (C)
Up to 16 characters, A-Z, 0-9, and _, first character must be a letter. No
spaces.
5.
Type a Password in the field provided. (D)
Up to 16 characters, A-Z and 0-9. No spaces.
6.
Retype the Password in the Confirm field. (E)
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Click the OK button. (F)
8.
Click the Yes button in the confirmation box.
9.
User created successfully.
Note
These users can access the share folders but not SmartNAVI or
PASM.
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Creating the Default User
This feature creates the default user for SmartNAVI.
Important
If you change to a new default user, the previous default user’s
network drives, backup schedules, username, and password
information all will be deleted.
To create the default user:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Right-click the system in the Device List.
3.
Choose Default NAS from the popup menu.
4.
Type the default username admin in the field provided.
5.
Type the default password admin in the field provided.
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Click the Login button.
If you do not choose a default user, SmartNAVI sets the default user after you first
log on.
To create additional users, see “Creating the Default User” on page 73.
Changing User Passwords
To change a user’s password:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the User Management icon. (A)
3.
Click the Modify User button. (B)
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Click the user whose password you want to change. (C)
5.
Admin user ONLY. Type the old password in the field provided.
6.
Type the new password in the field provided. (D)
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Retype the password in the Confirm field. (E)
8.
Click the OK button. (F)
Viewing a List of Users
To view a list of Users:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the User Management icon.
The User List appears.
Deleting a User
To delete a user:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the User Management icon. (A)
3.
Click the Delete User button. (B)
4.
Click the user you want to delete. (C)
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Click the OK button. (D)
6.
Click the Yes button in the confirmation box.
7.
User deleted.
Creating a Group
To create a Group:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the User Management icon. (A)
3.
Click the Create New Group button. (B)
4.
Type a Group name in the field provided. (C)
Up to 16 characters, A-Z, 0-9, and _. No spaces.
5.
Optional. Move
members to the Selected User list to add them.
Or add them later. (D)
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Click the OK button. (E)
Viewing a List of Groups
To view a list of Groups:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the User Management icon.
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Click the Group List button.
Adding Members to a Group
Note
A User can only belong to one Group. If a User already belongs to
a Group and you add him to this Group, you automatically delete
him from the previous Group.
To add Users as Group members:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the User Management icon. (A)
3.
Click the Modify Group Member button. (B)
4.
Click the Group whose membership you want to change. (C)
5.
Move
members to the Selected User list to add them. (D)
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Click the OK button. (E)
Deleting Members from a Group
Note
Deleting a User from a Group does not delete the User from the
System.
To delete Users from a Group:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the User Management icon. (A)
3.
Click the Modify Group Member button. (B)
4.
Click the Group whose membership you want to change. (C)
5.
Move
members to the Available User list to delete them. (D)
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Click the OK button. (E)
Deleting a Group
Before you can delete a Group, you must first delete all of the Members from the
Group.
To delete a Group:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the User Management icon. (A)
3.
Click the Delete Group button. (B)
4.
Click the Group you want to delete. (C)
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Click the OK button. (D)
6.
Click the Yes button in the confirmation box.
Viewing Quotas
Quotas are portions of storage space that you assign to each user or group.
To view a quota:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the User Management icon.
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Click the Quota icon.
Setting Quotas
Quotas are portions of storage space that you assign to each user or group.
Assigning quotas enables you to control how much storage space each user or
group can access.
By default, each user and group is assigned an unlimited quota, meaning that
any one user or group can access the entire storage space. In the Quota screen,
the names of groups are preceded with a @ symbol.
To set a quota:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the User Management icon. (A)
3.
Click the Quota icon. (B)
4.
Click the user or group whose quota you want to assign. (C)
5.
From the dropdown menu, choose the RAID Volume to which the quota
applies. (D)
6.
Click one of the following options: (E)
7.
•
Unlimited
•
Limited Quota
If you chose Limited Quota, type a number into the field provided. (E)
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This number represents how many MB of data the user or group can access.
8.
Click the OK button. (F)
9.
The setting succeeds.
Note
If you set different size quotas for the user and the group,
SmartStor will use the smaller quota.
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Managing RAID Volumes
This category includes the following topics:
•
Creating a RAID Volume (page 85)
•
Expanding a RAID Volume (page 87)
•
Viewing RAID Volume Status (page 88)
•
Viewing a List of RAID Volumes (page 89)
•
Recreating a RAID Volume (page 90)
Creating a RAID Volume
This feature enables you to create a RAID volume or designate a disk drive as a
spare.
To create a RAID volume:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the Volume Configuration icon. (A)
3.
Click the Create Volume button. (B)
4.
Choose Automatic or Manual RAID Volume creation. (C)
If you chose Manual, choose the type of RAID Volume you want: (D)
•
Maximum Capacity – RAID 0, using all disk drives
•
Data Protection – RAID 1, 5, or 10, depending on the number of disk
drives available
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Click the OK button. (E)
The RAID volume takes several minutes to create and initialize, depending
on the size of your disk drives.
Note
When you create your RAID volume in PASM, you can choose
additional options, such as Multiple RAID volumes.
See “Setting up SmartStor with the Setup Wizard” on page 201.
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Expanding a RAID Volume
This feature adds all unassigned disk drives to your existing RAID volume.
To expand a RAID volume:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the Volume Configuration icon.
3.
Click the Expand Volume button.
4.
Click the OK button.
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5. Click the Yes button in the confirmation box.
The RAID volume might take couples of hours to expand and initialize.
Note
Expansion is only available when your NAS system has the proper
combination of RAID volume and free disk drives.
For additional expansion options or to change the RAID level of
your volume, use PASM.
See “Migrating a RAID Volume” on page 234.
Viewing RAID Volume Status
RAID Volume status includes:
•
RAID level
•
Capacity
•
Usage – Percentage of capacity used
•
Disk drive model and capacity
To view the status of a RAID Volume:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the Volume Configuration icon.
3.
Click the Volume Status List button.
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The Volume Status appears.
Viewing a List of RAID Volumes
To view a list of RAID Volumes:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the Volume Configuration icon.
3.
Click the Volume List button.
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The Volume List appears.
Recreating a RAID Volume
Caution
When you recreate a RAID volume, you delete all the data saved
in the volume.
Back up any important data before you recreate a volume.
To recreate a RAID volume:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the Volume Configuration icon. (A)
3.
Click the Recreate Volume button. (B)
4.
Choose Automatic or Manual RAID Volume creation. (C)
If you chose Manual, choose the type of RAID Volume you want: (D)
•
Maximum capacity and performance – RAID 0
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Data Protection – RAID 1, 5, or 10, depending on the NAS model and
number of drives
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Click the OK button. (E)
6.
Click the Yes button in the first confirmation box.
7.
Type YES then click the OK button in the second confirmation box.
The RAID volume takes several minutes to recreate and initialize, depending
on the size of your disk drives.
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Managing Backups
This category includes the following topics:
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Doing a Backup Now (page 92)
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Scheduling a Backup (page 98)
•
Viewing Backup Schedules (page 104)
•
Changing a Scheduled Backup (page 104)
•
Deleting a Scheduled Backup (page 108)
•
Restoring Backed-up Files (page 109)
•
Viewing the Backup Event Log (page 112)
•
Saving the Event Log (page 113)
•
Clearing the Event Log (page 115)
•
Setting the Port (page 116)
Caution
Please do not close the SmartNAVI or logout the MS Windows
system while you are setting a scheduled backup or running the
backup process. It will discontinue backup process.
Doing a Backup Now
This feature enables you to perform an immediate schedule backup of your files
from your Windows or Mac to the NAS system (SmartNAVI).
You can perform an immediate backup of your files from:
•
SmartNAVI Main Window
•
SmartNAVI Device List
•
SmartNAVI tray icon (Windows PCs only)
•
One Touch Button
Main Window
If you do not have a backup schedule for your PC, start your backup from the
SmartNAVI Main Window.
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the SmartSYNC icon.
3.
Click the Backup button.
4.
Under Backup your data to, choose:
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The NAS (NS4600) or Local drive (your PC or MAC) from the first
dropdown menu.
•
The letter designation of your PC or MAC drive under the second
dropdown menu.
Do any of the following actions to select your backup folders:
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Check the Backup My Data box – Selects the My Documents,
Favorites, and Desktop folders with all their contents.
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Click the Add to Backup
icon – Opens the My Documents folder.
Click a folder you want to backup, and then click the Choose button.
Repeat for additional folders.
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6.
Drag and drop the folders you want to backup to the Backup your data
from window.
Click the Backup button.
The backup begins immediately.
Device List
Before you can do a backup from the SmartNAVI Main Window, you must create
a backup schedule.
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Right-click the system in the Device List whose backup you want to run.
3.
Choose the Backup Now item.
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The backup begins immediately.
Tray Icon
Before you can do a backup from the SmartNAVI tray icon, you must create a
backup schedule and setup default NAS first. This feature applies to Windows
PCs only.
1.
Right-click the SmartNAVI icon in the application tray.
2.
Choose Backup Now in the popup menu.
The backup begins immediately.
The amount of time required depends on the size and number of files being
backed up.
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The backed up files will appear on the NAS system (SmartNAVI) in a folder
named BACKUPDATA_your username.
You can restore the backup files to your PC at any time.
See “Restoring Backed-up Files” on page 109.
Scheduling a Backup
You can schedule backups by the hour, day, or week.
To set a schedule for backing up files from your PC to the NAS system
(SmartNAVI):
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the SmartSYNC icon.
3.
Click the Backup button.
4.
Under Backup your data to, choose:
5.
•
The NAS (NS4600) or Local drive (your PC or MAC) from the first
dropdown menu.
•
The letter designation of your PC or MAC drive under the second
dropdown menu.
Do any of the following actions to select your backup folders:
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Check the Backup My Data box – Selects the My Documents,
Favorites, and Desktop folders with all their contents.
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Click the Add to Backup
icon – Opens the My Documents folder.
Click a folder you want to backup, and then click the Choose button.
Repeat for additional folders.
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Drag and drop the folders you want to backup to the Backup your data
from window.
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Click the Schedule button.
7.
Click an option button for:
8.
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Hour
•
Day
•
Day of the week
Choose the corresponding values from the dropdown menus:
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Number of hours
•
Time of day in hours and minutes
•
Time of day and day of the week
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Click the Add button.
The newly created schedule appears in the Schedule List.
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The backed up files will appear on the NAS in a folder named
BACKUPDATA_your username.
You can also click the Start button to run a scheduled backup immediately.
Viewing Backup Schedules
To view the list of current schedules:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the SmartSYNC icon.
3.
Click the Schedule List button.
The list of all backup schedules appears.
Changing a Scheduled Backup
You can schedule backups by the hour, day, or week.
To change the scheduled backup of files from your PC to the NAS system
(SmartNAVI):
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the SmartSYNC icon. (A)
3.
Click the Schedule List button. (B)
4.
Click the schedule you want to change. (C)
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Click the Modify button. (D)
6.
Click the folder whose contents you want to backup.
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Click the Add to Backup
choices.
7.
8.
9.
icon to expand the tree and narrow your
Click the Schedule button.
Click an option button for:
•
Hour
•
Day
•
Day of the week
Choose the corresponding values from the dropdown menus:
•
Number of hours
•
Time of day in hours and minutes
•
Time of day and day of the week
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The modified schedule appears in the Schedule List.
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You can also click the Start button to run a scheduled backup immediately.
Deleting a Scheduled Backup
Deleting a scheduled backup has no effect upon any files previously backed-up
to the NAS system (SmartNAVI).
To delete a scheduled backup:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the SmartSYNC icon. (A)
3.
Click the Schedule List button. (B)
4.
Click the schedule you want to delete. (C)
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Click the Delete button. (D)
6.
Click the Yes button in the confirmation box.
Restoring Backed-up Files
You can restore all or any portion of the files in the BACKUPDATA_your
username folder on the NAS system (SmartNAVI).
You can choose to restore the files to:
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Their original location on your PC or MAC
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An alternative location on your PC or MAC
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The original file structure is maintained during backup and restoration.
Caution
If you restore to the original folders on your PC, the restore
function will overwrite the files in those folders.
Be careful which files you restore and where on your PC you direct
the backup files.
To restore your backed-up files from the NAS system to your PC:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the SmartSYNC icon. (A)
3.
Click the Restore button. (B)
4.
Click the folder whose contents you want to restore. (C)
Click the arrow icons to expand the tree and narrow your choices. (D)
5.
6.
Click an option button for:
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Restore to original folder – The backup files will overwrite the files on
your PC (E)
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Restore to a specific folder – No files are overwritten on your PC (E)
If you chose Restore to a specific folder, do one of the following actions:
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Type the name of an existing folder in the field provided
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Type the name of an new folder in the field provided
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Click the Folder icon – Opens the My Documents folder. (F)
Click a folder you want to use for a target, then click the Open button (G)
7.
Click the Restore button. (H)
8.
Click the Yes button in the confirmation box.
The restoration begins immediately.
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The amount of time required depends on the size and number of files being
restored.
Viewing the Backup Event Log
Backup events report on backups, schedules, and file transfers.
Events are reported by date, time, severity (information or error) and description.
To view Backup Event Log:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the SmartSYNC icon. (A)
3.
Click the Event Log button. (B)
4.
Optional. Set the Event Filter dropdown menu to display: (C)
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All events
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Information events only
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Error events only
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Optional. Click the arrow on the Date/Time header to reverse the
chronological order. (D)
Note
For NAS system events, see “Viewing the System Event Log” on
page 143.
Saving the Event Log
This function saves a copy of the Backup Event Log as a text file onto your PC.
The text file records the events displayed in the Event Log window.
Set the Event Filter dropdown menu to display:
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All events
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Information events only
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Error events only
Click the arrow on the Date/Time header to reverse the chronological order.
To save a copy of the Backup Event Log as a text file:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the SmartSYNC icon.
3.
Click the Event Log button.
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Click the Save button.
5.
Optional. Change the file name or save to a different location.
6.
Click the Save button in the Save dialog box.
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Clearing the Event Log
Note
Before you clear the Backup Event Log, consider saving a copy
for future reference. See “Saving the Event Log” on page 113 .
To clear the Backup Event Log:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the SmartSYNC icon.
3.
Click the Event Log button.
4.
Click the Clear All button.
5.
Click the Yes button in the confirmation box.
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Setting the Port
By using port setting, the public services like a WWW server or an FTP server,
and others running on your private network may become accessible from the
Internet.
To set the Port:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the SmartSYNC icon.(A)
3.
Click the Setting button. (B)
4.
Type the Port number in the field provided. The default number is 873. (C)
5.
Click the OK button. (D)
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The setting begins immediately.
6.
Click the OK button in the confirmation box. The Setting is successful.
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Managing Share Folders
This category includes the following topics:
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Creating a Share Folder (page 118)
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Opening a Share Folder (page 119)
•
Viewing a List of Share Folders (page 123)
•
Changing Share Folder Permissions (page 125)
•
Deleting a Share Folder (page 126)
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Mounting a Share Folder /Creating a Network Drive (page 127)
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Un-mounting a Share Folder /Disconnecting a Network Drive (page 129)
•
Setting up a Share Folder for Time Machine (page 130)
Creating a Share Folder
To create a new share folder:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the Share Folder icon. (A)
3.
Click the Create New Share Folder button. (B)
4.
Type a folder name in the field provided. (C)
Use A-Z, 0-9, - and _. No spaces.
5.
Choose the RAID Volume from the dropdown menus. (D)
6.
For each user in the list, click one of the following options: (E)
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Deny access
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Read Only
•
Read and Write
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“Guest” is the only other default user.
7.
Click the OK button. (F)
8.
Click the Yes button in the confirmation box.
The permission has been set successfully.
Opening a Share Folder
This feature opens share folders in the file browser.
From the Device List:
1.
Right-click the system in the Device List whose share folders you want to
open.
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Choose the Share Folders item.
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All share folders open in your PC’s file browser.
From the Main Window:
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Click the Share Folder icon.
2.
Double-click the folder in the Share Folder List that you want to open.
The share folder opens in your PC’s file browser.
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From the Tray Icon:
1.
Right-click the SmartNAVI icon in the application tray.
2.
Choose Share Folder in the popup menu.
All share folders open in your PC’s file browser.
Viewing a List of Share Folders
To view a list of Share Folders:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the Share Folder icon.
3.
Click the Share Folder List button.
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The Share Folder List appears.
4.
Double-click the individual share folder to view its contents.
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Changing Share Folder Permissions
The Admin user always has read and write permission. All other users have
Read Write permission by default.
To change permissions:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the Share Folder icon. (A)
3.
Click the Share Folder Permission button. (B)
4.
Click the share folder whose permissions you want to change. (C)
The folder name will become highlighted.
5.
For each user in the list, click one of the following options: (D)
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Deny access
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Read Only
•
Read and Write
“Guest” is the only other default user.
6.
Click the OK button. (E)
The permission change happens immediately.
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Deleting a Share Folder
Caution
When you delete a share folder, you delete all the data saved in
the folder.
Back up any important data before you delete a folder.
To delete a share folder:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the Share Folder icon.
3.
Click the Delete Share Folder button.
4.
Click the share folder you want to delete.
The folder name will become highlighted.
5.
Click the OK button.
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Click the Yes button in the first confirmation box.
7.
Type Yes then click the OK button in the second confirmation box.
Mounting a Share Folder /Creating a Network Drive
To mount a share folder or create a network drive (Windows):
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the Share Folder icon. (A)
3.
Click the Mount Share Folder button. (B)
Click the share folder you want to mount or make a network drive. (C)
4.
The folder name will become highlighted.
5.
Choose a device name (drive letter) from the dropdown menu. (D)
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Click the Mount button. (E)
The share folder appears on your PC as a mounted or network drive.
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Un-mounting a Share Folder /Disconnecting a Network
Drive
To un-mount a share folder or disconnect a network drive (Windows):
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the Share Folder icon. (A)
3.
Click the Mount Share Folder button. (B)
4.
Click the share folder you want to un-mount or delete as a network drive. (C)
The folder name will become highlighted.
5.
Click the Un-Mount button. (D)
6.
Click the Yes button in the confirmation box.
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The share folder is un-mounted or disconnected but the link remains (Windows).
Setting up a Share Folder for Time Machine
Time Machine is a backup utility included with Mac OS X 10.5 “Leopard” or more.
Before you begin, be sure your Mac is running and connected to the same
network as the SmartStor.
On SmartNAVI
To set up a SmartStor folder for Time Machine backups:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the Share Folder icon.
3.
Click the Mount Share Folder button.
4.
Click the share folder you want to use for Time Machine backups.
5.
Check the Support TimeMachine box.
6.
Click the Mount button.
If the process goes correctly, the following message appears:
This folder has been set to a network drive.
On the Mac
Follow this procedure if you have not set up Time Machine.
To set up the Mac for backups with SmartStor:
1.
On the desktop, go to the Dock and click the Time Machine icon.
A popup message informs you that no storage location is set up.
2.
In the popup message, click the Set Up Time Machine button.
The Time Machine dialog box appears.
3.
In the Time Machine dialog box, click the Choose Backup Disk... button.
4.
In the list of external drives, choose the share folder that you mounted on the
SmartStor and click the Use for Backup button.
A Name and Password dialog box appears.
5.
In the dialog box, enter your username and password of NAS authentication,
then click the Connect button.
Pre-existing Time Machine Configuration on the Mac
Follow this procedure if you currently have a Time Machine configuration.
To set up the Mac for backups with SmartStor:
1.
On the desktop, go to the Dock and click the Time Machine icon.
The Time Machine dialog box appears.
2.
In the Time Machine dialog box, click the Change Disk... button.
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In the list of external drives, choose the share folder that you mounted on the
SmartStor and click the Use for Backup button.
A Name and Password dialog box appears.
4.
In the dialog box, enter your username and password, then click the
Connect button.
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Making Management Settings
This category includes the following topics:
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Configuring a NAS System (page 132)
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Changing Network Settings (page 137)
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Locating the SmartStor (page 139)
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Choosing a Default NAS System (page 141)
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Enabling or Disabling Event Notification (page 142)
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Viewing the System Event Log (page 143)
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Adding Application Plug-ins (page 144)
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Viewing a List of Plug-ins (page 148)
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Viewing Plug-in Version Numbers (page 149)
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Enabling and Disabling Plug-ins (page 150)
•
Removing Plug-ins (page 153)
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Rebooting the SmartStor (page 154)
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Shutting Down the SmartStor (page 156)
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Restarting the SmartStor (page 158)
Configuring a NAS System
The Setup Wizard has two modes:
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One Click Setup – Loads a collection of default settings. Recommended for
most users.
•
Advanced Setup – Enables you to make your own settings. Recommended
for advanced users.
Caution
Do NOT run the Setup Wizard on a NAS system that is already
configured! That action will delete your data and network drives!
One Click Setup
To configure your NAS system using One Click Setup:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the Setup Wizard icon.
3.
Click the One Click Setup button.
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Click the OK button to continue.
5.
Click the Yes button in the confirmation box.
The NAS reboots. Then your RAID volume is ready.
Advanced Setup
To configure your NAS system using Advanced Setup:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the Setup Wizard icon. (A)
3.
Click the Advanced Setup button. (B)
4.
Choose Automatic (DHCP) or Manual network settings. (C)
If you chose Manual settings, type entries for each of the following
parameters in the fields provided: (D)
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Computer (NAS system) Name
•
IP Address
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Subnet Mask
•
Gateway
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Primary and Secondary DNS – optional
Click the Next button to continue. (E)
5.
Choose the following values from their respective dropdown menus:
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Timezone
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Year
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Month
•
Day
•
Time in Hours, Minutes, and Seconds
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Click the Next button to continue.
6.
Choose Automatic or Manual RAID Volume creation.
If you chose Manual, choose the type of RAID Volume you want:
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Maximum Capacity and performance – RAID 0, using all disk drives
•
Data Protection – RAID 5, using all disk drives
Click the Next button to continue.
7.
Choose a network drive letter from the dropdown menu.
This drive will be mapped as a network drive on your PC.
The list begins with S and goes in reverse alphabetical order.
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Click the Next button to continue.
8.
Review your parameters.
To make changes, click the Previous button.
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To accept the parameters and configure your NAS system, click the OK
button.
9.
Click the Yes button in the confirmation box.
10. The NAS reboots. Then your RAID volume is ready.
Changing Network Settings
Caution
If your NAS system is on a network, check with your Network
Administrator before you change the network settings. Incorrect
settings can result in address conflicts and connection failures.
To change your network settings:
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Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the NAS Management icon. (A)
3.
Click the Network Setting button. (B)
4.
Choose Automatic (DHCP) or Manual network settings. (C)
If you chose Manual settings, type entries for each of the following
parameters in the fields provided: (D)
5.
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Computer (NAS system) Name
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IP Address
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Subnet Mask
•
Gateway
•
Primary and Secondary DNS – optional
Click the OK button. (E)
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Click the Yes button in the Network Setup box.
7.
The NAS reboots automatically.
8.
Click your system in the Device List.
The Main Window reopens.
Locating the SmartStor
This feature helps you to physically locate a NAS system.
To locate a SmartStor:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Rignt-click the system in the Device List that you want to locate.
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Choose the Locate NAS item.
On the NAS system you chose:
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The buzzer sounds three times
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The Status LED blinks RED three times
Wake-on-LAN
This feature allows you to turn on or wake up the
SmartStor by locate a NAS system.
To wake up a SmartStor:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Rignt-click the system in the Device List that you want to wake up.
3.
Choose the Locate NAS item.
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It takes about a minute to boot the SmartStor. When fully booted:
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The System Status LED turns blue.
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The buzzer beeps one time.
Choosing a Default NAS System
This feature sets the default NAS system (SmartStor) for the Main Window and
SmartNAVI tray icon. A default NAS activates several important functions,
including:
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Share Folder: Opening a Share Folder
•
Backup Now: Performing an Immediate Backup
•
Open Advanced Management: Starting the Advanced Storage Manager
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Event Notice: Enabling Event Notification
If you do not choose a default NAS, SmartNAVI sets the default NAS after you
first log on.
To set a default NAS:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Right-click the system in the Device List that you want to make the default.
3.
Choose the Default NAS item.
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The default NAS is highlighted in the Device List.
Enabling or Disabling Event Notification
This feature displays popup notices of events on the default NAS system.
Enabling Event Notification
To enable event notification:
1.
Right-click the SmartNAVI icon in the application tray.
2.
Check Event Notice in the popup menu.
SmartNAVI displays a popup message indicating that event notification is
working.
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Disabling Event Notification
To disable event notification:
1.
Right-click the SmartNAVI icon in the application tray.
2.
Uncheck Event Notice in the popup menu.
Viewing the System Event Log
NAS events report functions and status of the NAS system. The Event Log
displays the 20 most recent events.
Events are reported by date, time, severity (information or warning) and
description.
To view the NAS systemís Event Log:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the NAS Management icon.
3.
Click the Event Log button.
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Click the arrow on the Date/Time header to reverse the chronological order.
Note
For backup system events, see “Viewing the Backup Event Log”
on page 112.
Adding Application Plug-ins
Application plug-ins are enhancements to SmartStorís capabilities.
SmartNAVI installs plug-ins from your PC. PASM installs plug-ins from a folder on
the SmartStor. Also see “Adding Application Plug-ins” on page 261.
Download your plug-ins from the Promise Support Website. Plug-in file names
end with a .ppg extension. Save the plug-in file to a convenient place on your
PC.
To add a plug-in to SmartStor:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the NAS Management icon.
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Click the Add Plugin button.
4.
Do one of the following actions:
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Type the name of the plug-in file
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5.
Click the folder icon, navigate to the plug-in file, click it, then click the
Open button
Click the OK button.
After a few moments, the plug-in is added.
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Warning
Do not disconnect the power or shut down the SmartStor while the
plug-in installation is running!
6.
Click the Configure Plugin button.
The newly added plug-in appears in the list. Its Service Status is OFF.
7.
Click the plug-in to choose it.
The plug-inís name will become highlighted.
8.
Click the Enable button.
After a moment, the Service Status changes to ON.
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The plug-in is now installed SmartStor.
Viewing a List of Plug-ins
To view a list of installed plug-ins:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the NAS Management icon.
3.
Click the Configuration Plugin button.
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Currently installed plug-ins appear in the Configuration Plugin list.
Viewing Plug-in Version Numbers
To view plug-in version numbers:
1.
2.
Right-click the SmartNAVI icon in the application tray.
Choose About from the popup menu.
The About window appears. The About window includes a list of installed
plug-ins and their version numbers.
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When you are done with the About window, click the Close button.
Enabling and Disabling Plug-ins
Enabling Plug-ins
You must add a plug-in to SmartStor before you can use this function.
To enable a plug-in:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the NAS Management icon. (A)
3.
Click the Configuration Plugin button. (B)
4.
Click the Plug-in you want to enable. (C)
The plug-inís name will become highlighted.
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Click the Enable button. (D)
After a moment, the Service Status changes to ON.
The plug-in is now enabled on SmartStor.
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Disabling Plug-ins
Disabling a plug-in saves memory space and processing time on the SmartStor. If
you do not use a feature, consider disabling its plug-in.
To disable a plug-in:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the NAS Management icon (A).
3.
Click the Configuration Plugin button (B).
4.
Click the Plug-in you want to disable (C).
The plug-inís name will become highlighted.
5.
Click the Disable button (D).
After a moment, the Service Status changes to OFF.
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The plug-in is now disabled.
Removing Plug-ins
There are two reasons to remove a plug-in:
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To replace the old plug-in with a new one
•
You know that you will never use the plug-in
Before you remove a plug-in, consider disabling it, instead. See “Enabling and
Disabling Plug-ins” on page 150.
To remove a plug-in:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the NAS Management icon. (A)
3.
Click the Configuration Plugin button. (B)
4.
Click the Plug-in you want to remove. (C)
The plug-inís name will become highlighted.
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Click the Remove button. (D)
6.
Click the Yes button in the confirmation box.
The plug-in is removed from SmartNAVI.
If you need the plug-in later, you can reinstall it. See “Adding Application
Plug-ins” on page 144.
Rebooting the SmartStor
Normally you will only need to reboot the SmartStor is after a firmware upgrade or
a plug-in installation. During the reboot, none of your folders will be accessible
from your networked PCs.
To reboot the SmartStor:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the NAS Management icon. (A)
3.
Click the Shutdown button. (B)
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Click the Restart option (C)
5.
Click the OK button. (D)
6.
The reboot runs automatically.
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When the SmartStor is fully booted:
•
The system status LED turns blue
•
The buzzer beeps one time (if the buzzer is
enabled)
See “Enabling and Disabling the Buzzer” on
page 262.
Shutting Down the SmartStor
The only time you need to shut down the SmartStor is to
replace the disk drive cooling fan or the power supply. See “Appendix A:
Maintenance” on page 337“.
During and after the shutdown, none of your folders will be accessible from your
networked PCs.
Using SmartNAVI
To shut down the SmartStor:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the NAS Management icon. (A)
3.
Click the Shutdown button. (B)
4.
Click the Shutdown option. (C)
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Click the OK button. (D)
6.
The shutdown runs automatically.
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Directly
To shut down the SmartStor, press and hold the power
button on the back of the SmartStor enclosure for five
seconds (top, right). The system status LED turns red,
then goes dark (bottom, right).
Restarting the SmartStor
To restart the SmartStor after a shutdown, press the
power button on the back of the SmartStor enclosure
(top, right).
When the SmartStor is fully booted:
•The system status LED turns blue (bottom, right)
•The buzzer beeps one time (if the buzzer is enabled)
See “Enabling and Disabling the Buzzer” on
page 262.
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Managing Downloads
This category includes the following topics:
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Adding a Link (page 159)
•
Drag and Drop Files (page 162)
•
Batch Downloading Files (page 163)
•
Viewing the Download List (page 165)
•
Removing a Link (page 167)
•
Pausing and Resuming a Download (page 168)
•
Viewing the Downloaded List (page 169)
•
Opening a Downloaded File (page 170)
•
Deleting a Downloaded File (page 171)
Adding a Link
Note
This feature requires the BT server plug-in for each NAS system.
See “Adding Application Plug-ins” on page 144.
SmartNAVI and the NAS system can download files using several protocols,
including:
•
Torrent
•
HTTP
•
FTP
•
eDonkey
For Torrent files, use your browser to locate the file you want on the Internet and
download its link to your PC. Then add the Torrent file link to the Download
Station as described below.
To add a Torrent file download link:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the Download Station icon.
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Click the Add New Link button.
4.
Do one of the following actions:
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Type the link into the field provided.
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5.
Click the folder icon, navigate to the link, click it, then click the Open
button.
Click the Add button.
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The Torrent files are added to the Download List and begin to download
automatically. The Torrent files are saved to the download folder on the NAS
system.
Drag and Drop Files
Drag and drop supports HTTP, FTP, and Torrent files. The process includes two
actions:
•
Showing the Dropzone icon on your desktop
•
Dragging and dropping files onto the Dropzone icon
Windows
To show the Dropzone icon in Windows, right-click the SmartNAVI icon in the
Windows tray and choose Dropzone from the popup menu.
The Dropzone icon appears on the desktop.
Mac OS X
To show the Dropzone icon in Mac OS X:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
From the Function dropdown menu, choose Dropzone.
The Dropzone icon appears on the desktop.
Dragging and dropping files
Drag and drop your files onto the Dropzone icon.
Torrent files are added to the Download List and begin to download
automatically. Files are saved to the download folder on the NAS
system.
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To close the Dropzone icon, choose Dropzone again in the popup (Windows) or
dropdown (Mac OS X) menu.
Batch Downloading Files
You can batch-download files from a server. The files must have the same name
with sequential numbering. You might have to rename your files to use this
feature.
To add a series of sequential download links:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the Download Station icon.
3.
Click the Add New Link button.
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Click the Batch button.
A dialog box appears.
5.
6.
In the field provided, type the URL of the file server. Then type a slash (/) and
the file name with an asterisk (*). (A)
Choose one of the following values for the asterisk:
•
Numbering from 0 to 20, Maximum Length is in 1 to 4 places (B)
•
Lettering from a to z or A to Z for Case Sensitive. (C)
A list of files appears in the window. (D)
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Click the OK button. (E)
The batch-download files are added to the Download List and begin to
download automatically. The files are saved to the download folder on the
NAS system.
Viewing the Download List
The Torrent files in this list have not been downloaded yet.
To view the Download List:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the Download Station icon.
3.
Click the Download List button.
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Downloading began automatically when you added the links.
Torrent files are saved to the download folder on the NAS system.
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Removing a Link
When you remove a link, the Download Station does not download the
corresponding Torrent file.
To remove a Torrent file download link:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the Download Station icon.
3.
Click the Download List button.
4.
Click the file link you want to remove.
5.
Click the Remove button.
6.
Click the Yes button in the confirmation box.
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Pausing and Resuming a Download
Pausing a Download
To pause a Torrent file download:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the Download Station icon.
3.
Click the Download List button.
4.
Click the link of the file download you want to pause.
5.
Click the Pause button.
Resuming a Download
To resume a Torrent file download:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the Download Station icon.
3.
Click the Download List button.
4.
Click the link of the paused file download you want to resume.
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Click the Start button.
Viewing the Downloaded List
The Torrent files in this list have been downloaded.
To view a list of downloaded files:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the Download Station icon.
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Click the Downloaded List button.
Torrent files are saved to the download folder on the NAS system.
Opening a Downloaded File
Note
This feature requires a plug-in for each NAS system. See “Adding
Application Plug-ins” on page 144.
To open a downloaded file:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the Download Station icon.
3.
Click the Downloaded List button.
4.
Click the file you want to open.
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Click the Open button.
Deleting a Downloaded File
Caution
The feature deletes Torrent files from the download folder on the
NAS system.
To delete a downloaded Torrent file:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the Download Station icon.
3.
Click the Downloaded List button.
4.
Click the file you want to delete.
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Click the Delete button.
6.
Click the Yes button in the confirmation box.
The link and corresponding Torrent file in the download folder on the NAS
system are deleted.
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Using Media Center
Media Center contains the Media Library, which enables you to organize and play
your music and video files that are saved on the NAS system.
Note that there are two features called Media Center. This section deals with
Media Center in SmartNAVI. See “Media Center” on page 276.
The Media Library includes the following functions:
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Viewing Playlists (page 173)
•
Creating a Playlist (page 174)
•
Playing a Playlist (page 175)
•
Renaming a Playlist (page 175)
•
Deleting a Playlist (page 176)
•
Playing a Single Music or Video File (page 176)
Important
This feature requires the DLNA plug-in to be installed and enabled
on the NAS system.
Your music and video files must be saved in the MUSIC and
VIDEO folders, respectively, on the NAS system.
Viewing Playlists
To view a Playlist:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the Media Center icon.
The Media Library window appears with List highlighted.
A list of playlists appears in the List Window.
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Playlists are shown by name and the number of files in the playlist.
Creating a Playlist
This function requires a LAN connection to the NAS system.
To create a Playlist:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the Media Center icon.
The Media Library window appears with List highlighted.
3.
Click the Create Playlist icon.
4.
Type a name for the playlist in the highlighted box and press Enter.
5.
Click and drag files from the folder list to the Playlist icon.
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The playlist is stored in the DLNA database on the NAS system.
Playing a Playlist
To play a Playlist:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the Media Center icon.
The Media Library window appears with List highlighted.
3.
Right-click the playlist in the List Tree or the List Window and choose Play
from the dropdown menu.
The List Tree
The List Window
Renaming a Playlist
This function requires a LAN connection to the NAS system.
To rename a Playlist:
1.
2.
Go to the Main Window.
Click the Media Center icon.
The Media Library window appears with List highlighted.
3.
Right-click the playlist in the List Tree you want to rename and choose
Rename from the dropdown menu.
4.
Type a name for the playlist in the highlighted box and press Enter.
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5.
Right-click the playlist in the Window you want to rename and choose
Rename from the dropdown menu.
Deleting a Playlist
This function requires a LAN connection to the NAS system.
To delete a Playlist:
1.
2.
Go to the Main Window.
Click the Media Center icon.
The Media Library window appears with List highlighted.
3.
Right-click the playlist in the List Tree or the List Window you want to delete
and choose Delete from the dropdown menu.
4.
Click the Yes button in the confirmation box.
The playlist is deleted.
Playing a Single Music or Video File
To play a single music or video file:
1.
2.
Go to the Main Window.
Click the Media Center icon.
The Media Library window appears with List highlighted.
3.
Click the Music or Video folder icon.
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Right-click on the file you want to play and choose Play from the dropdown
menu.
Using the Panel
1.
2.
Go to the Main Window.
Click the Media Center icon.
The Media Library window appears with List highlighted.
3.
Click the Music or Video folder icon.
4.
Click the arrow
on the list header to reverse the chronological order by
Name, Artist, Genre and Length.
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5.
In the Media Library window, click these icons as desired to apply their
effects:
Icon
Function
Media Library
Media Player
Mute
Volume
Play
Stop
Previous
Next
No Repeat
Shuffle
Repeat One
Repeat All
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Managing Photo Albums
This category includes the following topics:
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Making an Album (page 179)
•
Viewing an Album (page 187)
•
Editing an Album (page 190)
•
Deleting an Album (page 191)
Making an Album
An album is a collection of photo files that you can browse by means of Adobe
Flash® and HTML technology. You can make any number of albums using photos
in a variety of file formats. And you can use the same photos in multiple albums.
Part 1: Making your Album
To make a new album:
1.
2.
Go to the Main Window.
Click the Photo Album icon.
The Make Album screen appears.
3.
Click the Select button and choose From folder in the dropdown menu.
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In the Open dialog box, navigate to the folder that contains the photo files
you want to add to your album and click the Open button.
Thumbnails of the photos in the folder appear in the left window.
5.
Click and drag the photos to the right window to add them to your album.
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To view a photo, click the View
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To sort the photos, click the Sort
icon and choose a sort method
by name, size or data from the dropdown menu.
•
To delete a photo, click the photo, then click the Delete
When you finish your selection of photos, click the Next
icon.
button.
The Album Style Setting screen appears.
7.
Type a Title for your album in the Title field. (A)
Or accept the default title.
8.
Choose the Date with year, month and day in the dropdown menus. (B)
9.
Choose a Style from the list. (C)
An example of the highlighted Style appears in the Preview window.
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Your photos do not appear in the Preview window.
Part 2: Exporting or Uploading your Album
You now have the choice of:
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Exporting (saving) the album to your PC
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Uploading (saving) the album to the NAS system
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Both actions
To export the album to your PC:
1.
Click the Export Album icon.
2.
In the Final Confirm box:
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Type the name of the destination folder where you want the Album to be
saved.
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Navigate to the place where you want the destination folder created.
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Click the Confirm button.
When the album success message appears, click the Confirm button.
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The album has been saved in the destination folder.
To upload the album to the NAS system:
1.
Click the Upload Album icon.
2.
When the album success message appears, click the Confirm button.
The album has been uploaded to the WWW\Album folder on the NAS
system.
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Part 3: Viewing your Album
To view your album, open its folder and double-click the index.html file.
The album opens in your default browser.
Viewing an Album
To view an album:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
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3.
Click the Photo Album icon. (A)
Click the Manage Album button. (B)
The Manage Album screen appears.
4.
Choose the location, year, and month in the dropdown menus. (C)
Local means on your PC. Other names apply to NAS systems.
The albums matching the criteria appear in the Manage Album list. (D)
5.
Click the album you want to view and click the View button. (E)
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In the View window, click these icons as desired to apply their effects:
– Rotate left
– Rotate right
– Zoom in
– Zoom out
– Default size
– Color/grayscale toggle
– Photo metadata
– Add/view/delete comments
– Full screen view
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Editing an Album
The album must be on saved your PC for editing.
To edit an album:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the Photo Album icon. (A)
3.
Click the Manage Album button. (B)
The Manage Album screen appears.
4.
Choose Local, the year and month in the dropdown menus. (C)
The albums matching the criteria appear in the Manage Album list. (D)
5.
Click the album you want to edit and click the Edit button. (E)
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The Make Album screen appears.
To continue, go to “Making an Album” on page 179.
Deleting an Album
Caution
Deleting an album deletes the photo files saved in the album itself.
Deleting an album does not delete the original photo files that you
copied when you created the album or later added to it.
To delete an album:
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the Photo Album icon. (A)
3.
Click the Manage Album button. (B)
The Manage Album screen appears.
Choose the location, year, and month in the dropdown menus. (C)
Local means on your PC. Other names apply to NAS systems.
The albums matching the criteria appear in the Manage Album list. (D)
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Click the album you want to delete and click the Delete button. (E)
5.
In the Confirmation box, click the Yes button.
The album is deleted.
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Connecting to PASM (below)
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Choosing a Language (page 198)
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Navigating in PASM (page 198)
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Logging out of PASM (page 199)
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Managing Monitor and Wizard (page 200)
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Managing Users and Groups (page 204)
•
Managing File & Print Services (page 212)
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Managing RAID Volumes & File System (page 231)
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Managing Backups (page 242)
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Managing the Network Connection (page 252)
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Making Management Settings (page 256)
•
Managing the System (page 268)
Connecting to PASM
The Promise Advanced Storage Manager (PASM) software is factory-installed on
the SmartStor system. PASM runs in the browser on your PC. You can access
PASM:
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Directly in your browser. See page 193.
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Through SmartNAVI. See page 194.
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Using Bonjour. See page 196.
PASM in your Browser
To log into PASM in your browser:
1.
2.
Start your Browser.
In the Browser address field, type in the IP address of the SmartStor.
See “Finding the SmartStor’s IP Address” on page 23.
Note that the IP address shown below is only an example. The IP address
you type into your browser will be different.
•
PASM uses an HTTP connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .http://
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Enter the SmartStor’s IP address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203.67.129.38
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add. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . /admin/
Together, your entry looks like this: http://203.67.129.38/admin/
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The PASM login screen displays.
3.
Type admin in both the User Name and Password fields, then click the
Login button.
The user name and password are case sensitive.
For more information about PASM, Chapter 5 of the NS4600 Product Manual
on the CD.
PASM in SmartNAVI
To log into PASM from SmartNAVI:
1.
Double-click the SmartNAVI icon in the Windows
application tray or Mac Dock (right).
SmartNAVI in
Windows
The SmartNAVI Window opens.
2.
Right-click the NS4600 in the Device list.
SmartNAVI in
Mac OS X
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Choose the Open Advanced Management item to start the browser and
open PASM.
Your default browser starts and the PASM login screen displays.
4.
Type admin in both the User Name and Password fields, then click the
Login button.
The user name and password are case sensitive.
For more information about PASM, Chapter 5 of the NS4600 Product Manual
on the CD.
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PASM in Bonjour
Bonjour is a service discovery protocol for local area networks. To use Bonjour,
you must have a Bonjour-capable browser. It is the default setting in Mac. For
Windows user, you can also download the software from Apple website.
Method 1
To log into PASM from Bonjour:
1.
Click the Safari icon in the Windows application tray
or Mac Dock (right) to start your Browser.
2.
Click the Show all bookmarks icon.
The Collections list appears.
3.
Under the Collections list, click the Bonjour icon.
4.
Click to highlight the SmartStor in the Bookmark list
to launch PASM.
Method 2
To log into PASM from Bonjour:
1.
Click the Safari icon in the Windows application tray
or Mac Dock (right) to start your Browser.
2.
Click the Bonjour icon.
The Bonjour list of network devices appears.
3.
Click to highlight the SmartStor in the Bonjour list to
launch PASM.
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The PASM login screen displays.
4.
Type the user name and password in the respective fields, then click the
Login button.
The default user name is admin. The default password is admin.
The user name and password are case sensitive.
For more information about PASM, Chapter 5 of the NS4600 Product Manual
on the CD.
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Choosing a Language
To choose a language, click the Language menu in the PASM Header and
choose the language you prefer.
Navigating in PASM
The Tree is the primary navigation tool in PASM. Categories of functions listed
with icons for different topics.
Icons for specific functions are listed under the categories. Click the icon to show
the functions.
Click the function icons to display their information on the screen. Each function
has one or more tabs in its screen.
The Tree expands and contracts in DHTML-capable browsers. If your browser
does not support DHTML, the Tree is expanded all of the time. The functions are
not affected.
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Logging out of PASM
There are two ways to log out of PASM:
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Close your browser window.
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Click Logout in the PASM Header.
Clicking Logout brings you back to the Login Screen. After logging out, you must
enter your user name and password in order to log in again.
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Managing Monitor and Wizard
This category includes the following topics:
•
Viewing the information of the Resource Monitor (page 200)
•
Setting up SmartStor with the Setup Wizard (page 201)
•
Changing the Default Computer Name (page 201)
•
Setting Network Configuration (page 202)
•
Viewing File System (page 202)
Viewing the information of the Resource Monitor
To view the Resource Monitor:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the Monitor & Wizard icon to
expand the Tree.
2.
Click the Resource Monitor icon.
The Resource Monitor displays information about the hardware and software as
following:
File System:
•
Volume
•
Capacity
•
Free Capacity
•
Used Capacity
•
Usage
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System Information:
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CPU Usage
•
Memory Usage
•
Network Flow: inflow and outflow
•
Up Time
Enclosure Information:
•
System Temperature
•
System Fan Speed
Setting up SmartStor with the Setup Wizard
If you used the SmartNAVI Setup Wizard to set up your SmartStor, you do not
need to run the Setup Wizard in PASM.
If you have not yet set up your SmartStor:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the Monitor & Wizard icon to
expand the Tree.
2.
In the Tree, click the Setup Wizard icon to display the Setup Wizard screen.
3.
The Setup Wizard screen appears.
The Setup Wizard tab enables you to modify the network parameters of the
SmartStor.
Changing the Default Computer Name
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the Monitor & Wizard icon to
expand the Tree.
2.
In the Tree, click the Setup Wizard icon.
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Under network setting, enter a name for the SmartStor in the Computer
Name field. Use only letters, numbers, and the underscore character for the
name.
4.
Click the OK button.
5.
In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
Setting Network Configuration
You can configure your network connection automatically. This option requires you to
have a DHCP server on your network. If you do not have a DHCP server, use the
manual configuration as below.
1. Click the Administration topic and choose the Monitor & Wizard icon to
expand the Tree.
2.
3.
4.
In the Tree, click the Setup Wizard icon.
Under network setting, choose one of the following options:
•
Obtain an IP address automatically – Choose this option if your
network has a DHCP server with addresses available
•
Specify an IP address – Choose this option if you want to set the IP
address and other network setting manually
If you chose the Specify an IP address option, type the following
information in the fields provided:
•
IP Address
•
Subnet Mask
•
Default Gateway IP Address
•
Primary DNS
•
Secondary DNS
Contact your Network Administrator for help with these settings.
5.
Click the OK button.
6.
In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
The new network settings are applied.
Viewing File System
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the Monitor & Wizard icon to
expand the Tree.
2.
In the Tree, click the Setup Wizard icon.
3.
The File System list displays the following information:
•
File System
•
RAID Level
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Total Capacity
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Free Capacity
•
Used Capacity
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RAID Status
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Managing Users and Groups
This category includes the following topics:
•
Viewing a List of Users (page 204)
•
Creating a User (page 204)
•
Changing the User's Password (page 205)
•
Deleting a User (page 206)
•
Viewing a List of Groups (page 206)
•
Creating a Group (page 207)
•
Adding Members to a Group (page 207)
•
Removing Members from a Group (page 208)
•
Deleting a Group (page 209)
•
Viewing Quotas (page 209)
•
Setting Quotas (page 210)
Viewing a List of Users
To view the list of Users:
1.
2.
Click the Administration topic and choose the Users & Group icon to
expand the Tree. (A)
In the Tree, click the User Management icon. (B)
A list of users appears on the Information tab.
3.
Click the Information tab. A list of users appears under the User List. (C)
Creating a User
You can create up to 512 Users.
To create or add a new user:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the Users & Group icon to
expand the Tree. (A)
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In the Tree, click the User Management icon. (B)
3.
Click the Create User tab. (C)
4.
Type a user name in the User Name field provided. (D)
5.
Type a password into the New Password field provided. (E)
6.
Type a password into the Retype Password field provided. (F)
7.
Click the OK button. (G)
8.
In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
Changing the User's Password
To change the User's password:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the Users & Group icon to
expand the Tree. (A)
2.
In the Tree, click the User Management icon. (B)
3.
Click the Change Password tab. (C)
4.
From the User Name drop-down menu, choose the name of the user whose
password you want to change. (D)
5.
Type a new password into the fields provided. (E)
6.
Type the new password again in the Retype Password field. (F)
7.
Click the OK button. (G)
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In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
If you forget your new password, you reset the SmartStor to the default
Administrator’s password. See “Restoring the Default Password” on page 321.
Deleting a User
You cannot delete the Administrator (admin). To delete any other user:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the Users & Group icon to
expand the Tree. (A)
2.
In the Tree, click the User Management icon. (B)
3.
Click the Delete User tab. (C)
4.
Click the option button to the left of the user you want to delete. (D)
5.
Click the OK button. (E)
6.
In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
Viewing a List of Groups
Groups are composed of users. You can assign permissions to a group, the
same as you would do with individual users.
To view a list of groups:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the Users & Group icon to
expand the Tree. (A)
2.
In the Tree, click the Group Management icon. (B)
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Click the Information tab. A list of groups appears under the Group List. (C)
Creating a Group
Groups are composed of users. You can assign permissions to a group, the
same as you would do with individual users. You can create up to 256 groups.
To create a group:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the Users & Group icon to
expand the Tree. (A)
2.
In the Tree, click the Group Management icon. (B)
3.
Click the Create tab. (C)
4.
Type a group name in the field provided. (D)
5.
Click the OK button. (E)
6.
In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
Adding Members to a Group
You must create a group before you can assign members to it. See “Creating a
Group” on page 207.
To add members to a group:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the Users & Group icon to
expand the Tree. (A)
2.
In the Tree, click the Group Management icon. (B)
3.
Click the Group Members tab. (C)
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From the dropdown menu, choose a group to which you want to add
members. (D)
5.
Highlight users in the Users column (E) and click the >> button to move them
to the Members column. (F)
Removing Members from a Group
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the Users & Group icon to
expand the Tree. (A)
2.
In the Tree, click the Group Management icon. (B)
3.
Click the Group Members tab. (C)
4.
From the dropdown menu, choose a group from which you want to remove
members. (D)
5.
Highlight users in the Members column (E) and click the << button to move
them to the Users column. (F)
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Deleting a Group
You must remove all members from the group before you can delete the group.
See “Removing Members from a Group” on page 208.
To delete a group:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the Users & Group icon to
expand the Tree. (A)
2.
In the Tree, click the Group Management icon. (B)
3.
Click the Delete tab. (C)
4.
Click the option button next to the group you want to delete. (D)
5.
Click the OK button. (E)
6.
In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
Viewing Quotas
Quotas are portions of storage space that you assign to each user or group.
To view a quota:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the Users & Group icon to
expand the Tree. (A)
2.
In the Tree, click the Quota icon. (B)
3.
Click the Information tab. (C)
4.
From the Volume dropdown menu, choose the RAID Volume you want. (D)
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A list of users and groups, and the following data appear under the Quota
Information List. (E)
•
•
Groups & Users name: User group names are preceded with an @
symbol.
RAID Volume
•
Currently assigned quotas
•
Used space
•
Free space
•
Usage
Setting Quotas
Quotas are portions of storage space that you assign to each user or group.
Assigning quotas enables you to control how much storage space each user or
group can access.
By default, each user and group is assigned an unlimited quota, meaning that
any one user or group can access the entire storage space. In the Quota screen,
the names of groups are preceded with a @ character.
To set a quota:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the Users & Group icon to
expand the Tree. (A)
2.
In the Tree, click the Quota icon. (B)
3.
Click the Settings tab. (C)
4.
From the dropdown menu, choose the RAID Volume to which the quota
applies. (D)
5.
Under the Quota Information List, click one of the following options: (E)
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•
Unlimited
•
Limited Quota
If you chose Limited Quota, type a number into the field provided.
This number represents how many MB of data the user or group can access.
7.
Click the OK button. (F)
8.
In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
Note
If you set different size quotas for the user and the group,
SmartStor will use the smaller quota.
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Managing File & Print Services
This category includes the following topics:
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Viewing a List of Protocols (page 212)
•
Setting up Windows Access (page 213)
•
Setting up UNIX/Linux Access (page 216)
•
Setting up Mac Access (page 218)
•
Setting up FTP Access (page 220)
•
Setting up your Print Server (page 222)
•
Setting up your DLNA Server (page 223)
•
Viewing a List of Application Plug-ins (page 224)
•
Enabling and Disabling Application Plug-ins (page 224)
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Viewing a List of Folders (page 226)
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Adding a Folder (page 226)
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Deleting a Folder (page 227)
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Setting up Folder Sharing: Windows, Mac, FTP (page 228)
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Setting up Folder Sharing: UNIX and Linux (page 229)
Viewing a List of Protocols
To view the list of Protocols:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the File & Print icon to expand
the Tree.(A)
2.
In the Tree, click the Protocol Control icon.(B)
3.
Click the Information tab. A list of protocols appears on the Protocol List.(C)
4.
The built-in protocols are: Windows, Mac, FTP Sharing, UNIX/Linux, and
Print Server. (D)
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5.
Click the Enable/Disable button to activate or deactivate the protocol
service, then the Status will show ON/ OFF. (E)
Setting up Windows Access
Setting up Windows Service
The Windows tab enables you to activate the Windows service for the SmartStor
and provides options to set up the Windows workgroup.
With the Windows service, Windows PC users can access the SmartStor from
the network and use it for data storage.
To set up access from a Windows PC:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the File & Print icon to expand
the Tree. (A)
2.
In the Tree, click the Protocol Control icon (B), then click the Windows tab.
(C)
3.
In the Services field, click the Enable option button. (D)
To change the SmartStor's default computer name, go to the Setup wizard or
Network Setup. (E)
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Optional. Type a new Computer Description into the field provided. (F)
5.
Optional. Click the Enable option button beside Recycle Bin. (G)
6.
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Enabled – Deleted files move the Recycle Bin. You must empty the
Recycle Bin to remove them from the SmarStor. Uses more space.
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Disabled – Default. Deleted files are immediately removed from the
SmartStor. Saves space but has no chance of file recovery.
Choose the option button to make the SmartStor a member of: (H)
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An Active Directory (AD) Domain
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A Workgroup
Note: If you join an AD Domain, you automatically disable your NIS Domain
settings. See “Setting up UNIX/Linux Access” on page 216.
7.
Optional. If you chose an AD Domain, enter the following in the fields
provided: (H-1)
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Domain or Workgroup Name. This name appears in the Windows
Network Neighborhood.
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Domain Controller
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Administrator Account
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Administrator Password
See your Network Administrator for help with this information.
8.
Optional. If you chose an Workgroup, enter the Workgroup name into the
field provided:(H-1)
This name appears in the Windows Network Neighborhood. See your
Network Administrator for help with this information.
9.
Click the OK button to save your settings. (I)
Setting up File Sharing
To set up Windows file sharing:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the File & Print icon to expand
the Tree. (A)
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2.
In the Tree, click the Sharing Setup icon (B), then click the Windows/Mac/
FTP Sharing tab. (C)
3.
Choose a Volume from the Volume dropdown menu. (D)
4.
Choose a folder from the Folder Name dropdown menu. (E)
5.
Check the Windows protocol box. (F)
6.
In the User/Group list, group names are preceded by the @ character. (G)
7.
8.
9.
Under Permissions, choose a permission level for this user or group: (H)
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Deny Access – Visible only, cannot open
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Read Only
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Read and Write – Default
Click the OK button to save your settings. (I)
In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
You can now access the folder you chose from a Windows PC.
See “Chapter 3: Connecting to the SmartStor” on page 31 for information
about the settings that you must make on your PC.
Note
Windows support is only through SMB and CIFS protocols.
SmartStor supports the Recycle Bin feature. When you delete a
file, the file is moved to the Recycle Bin, a hidden folder in the
share folder.
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Setting up UNIX/Linux Access
Setting up UNIX/Linux Service
The Unix/Linux tab enables you to activate the Unix and Linux service for the
SmartStor.
With the Unix/Linux service, Unix/Linux PC users can access the SmartStor from
the network and use it for data storage.
To set up access from a UNIX or Linux PC:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the File & Print icon to expand
the Tree. (A)
2.
Click the Protocol Control icon (B), then click the UNIX/Linux tab (C).
3.
Click the Enable option button (default). (D)
4.
Optional. To join a NIS Domain, click the UNIX/Linux tab (A), then click the
Yes button beside Services. (B)
Note: If you join an NIS Domain, you automatically disable your AD Domain
settings. See “Setting up Windows Access” on page 213.
5.
Enter the Domain name into the field provided. (C)
See your Network Administrator for help with this information.
6.
Click the OK button to save your settings. (D)
The setting runs automatically.
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Setting up File Sharing
File access from UNIX and Linux PCs is controlled by specifying the IP address
of each PC that can access a given folder.
You must designate the IP addresses for each folder individually. You can have
up to 256 IP addresses for all of your folders.
To set up UNIX/Linux file sharing:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the File & Print icon to expand
the Tree. (A)
2.
Click the Sharing Setup icon (B), then click the UNIX/Linux Sharing tab.
(C)
3.
Choose a volume from the Volume dropdown menu. (D)
4.
Choose a folder from the Folder Name dropdown menu. (E)
5.
In the New IP Address field, type the IP address of the UNIX or Linux PC
from which you will access this folder, then click the Add button.
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Click the OK button in the confirmation box.
You can now access the folder you chose from a UNIX or Linux PC.
See “Chapter 3: Connecting to the SmartStor” on page 31 for information
about the settings that you must make on your UNIX or Linux PC.
Setting up Mac Access
Setting up Mac Service
The Mac tab enables you to activate the Mac service for the SmartStor.
With the Mac service, Mac computer users can access the from the network and
use it for data storage.
To set up access from a Mac:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the File & Print icon to expand
the Tree. (A)
2.
Click the Protocol Control icon (B), then click the Mac tab. (C)
3.
Click the Enable button (D).
4.
Optional. Type a message in the Login Message field. (E)
5.
Click the OK button to save your settings. (F)
The optional login message appears on the Welcome screen when you log
into SmartStor from a Mac.
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Setting up File Sharing
To set up Mac file sharing:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the File & Print icon to expand
the Tree. (A)
2.
Click the Sharing Setup icon (B), then click the Windows/Mac/FTP
Sharing tab. (C)
3.
Choose a volume from the Volume dropdown menu. (D)
4.
Choose a folder from the Folder Name dropdown menu. (E)
5.
Check the Mac protocol box. (F)
6.
In the User/Group list, group names are preceded by the @ character. (G)
7.
Under Permissions, choose a permission level for this user or group: (H)
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Deny Access – Visible only, cannot open
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Read Only
•
Read and Write – Default
8.
Click the OK button to save your settings. (I)
9.
In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
You can now access the specified folder from a Mac.
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See “Chapter 3: Connecting to the SmartStor” on page 31 for information
about the settings that you must make on your Mac.
Setting up FTP Access
Setting up FTP Service
The FTP Sharing tab enables you to activate the file transfer protocol (FTP)
service for the SmartStor. This service enables the to act as an FTP server.
To set up FTP access for your folders:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the File & Print icon to expand
the Tree. (A)
2.
In the Tree, click the Protocol Control icon (B), then click the FTP Sharing
tab. (C)
3.
In the Services field, click the Enable option button. (D)
4.
To specify a new Command Port number, type the number into the field
provided. (E)
Port 21 is typically used for the Command Port.
5.
To specify a range of passive data port numbers, type those numbers into
the fields provided. (F)
The port range is 1024 to 65535.
Be sure the port numbers you enter are enabled on your firewall and server.
In active mode, the FTP server uses port 20 for the data port.
6.
If your FTP client uses double-byte characters but does not support
Unicode, choose your FTP client’s encoding from the Client Coding Type
dropdown menu, shown here translated to English. Choose from: (G)
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English (Unicode)
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Japanese
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Simplified Chinese
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Traditional Chinese
•
Korean
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7.
Click the Enable/ Disable option to activate or deactivate the Explicit
Encryption. (H)
8.
Click the OK button to save your settings. (I)
Setting up File Sharing
To set up FTP file sharing:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the File & Print icon to expand
the Tree. (A)
2.
In the Tree, click the Sharing Setup icon (B), then click the Windows/Mac/
FTP Sharing tab. (C)
3.
Choose a Volume from the Volume dropdown menu. (D)
4.
Choose a folder from the Folder Name dropdown menu. (E)
5.
Check the FTP Sharing protocol box. (F)
6.
In the User/Group list, group names are preceded by the @ character. (G)
7.
Under Permissions, choose a permission level for this user or group: (H)
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Deny Access – Visible only, cannot open
•
Read Only
•
Read and Write – Default
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9.
Click the OK button to save your settings. (I)
In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
You can now access the specified folder from your PC using FTP.
Setting up your Print Server
The Printer Server tab enables you to activate the printer server capability of the
SmartStor. You can connect a network-shared printer to either of the SmartStor's
two USB ports.
You can only connect one printer at a time.
You must activate Windows service (on the Windows tab) before you start the
printer server. See “Viewing a List of Protocols” on page 212.
To set up the SmartStor as a printer server:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the File & Print icon to expand
the Tree. (A)
2.
Click the Protocol Control icon (B), then click the Printer Server tab. (C)
3.
Click the Enable option button beside Printer Server. (D)
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4.
Click the OK button to save your settings. (E)
Notes
•
The Printer Server tab also verifies that your USB printer is
connected and online. If you do not see your printer on the
Printer Server tab, take the necessary action to connect and
power the printer. See “Connecting a USB Printer to
SmartStor” on page 45.
•
The software driver for your printer must be installed on your
PC before you can print from the PC. See the printer’s Setup
Guide or User Manual.
Setting up your DLNA Server
The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) service enables the Universal
Plug-and-Play (UPnP) protocol, so your SmartStor can function as a Digital
Media Server (DMS). When your DLNA service is enabled, you can connect your
DLNA control unit or UPnP client on the network where the SmartStor is
connected, and use the SmartStor to play image, audio, and AV media.
You must install the optional DLNA plug-in before you can make this setting and
use the UPnP protocol. See “Adding Application Plug-ins” on page 261.
The media content directory is under /VOLUME1/. Three share folders are
created when you install the DLNA plug-in: PICTURE, MUSIC, and VIDEO.
With the DLNA plug-in, SmartStor supports these media formats:
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Picture – bmp, gif, jpg, jpeg, png, tif
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Music – mp3, pcm, wma
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Video – avi, mpg, mpeg, wmv, tts, vob
Viewing a List of Application Plug-ins
To view a list of installed plug-ins:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the File & Print icon to expand
the Tree. (A)
2.
In the Tree, click the Protocol Control icon. (B)
3.
A list of installed application plug-ins, version numbers and status appear on
the Information tab. (C)
Many plug-ins have a clickable link that takes you to their management
interface.
Enabling and Disabling Application Plug-ins
Enabling Application Plug-ins
You must add a plug-in to SmartStor before you can use this function. To add a
plug-in to SmartStor, see “Adding Application Plug-ins” on page 261.
To enable a plug-in:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the File & Print icon to expand
the Tree. (A)
2.
In the Tree, click the Application Plug-in icon. (B)
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In the Information tab, click the Enable button on the end of the plug-in list
you want to enable. (C)
4.
Click the OK button in the confirmation box.
After a moment, the Service Status changes to ON.
The plug-in is now enabled.
Disabling Application Plug-ins
Disabling a plug-in saves memory space and processing time on the SmartStor. If
you do not use a feature, consider disabling its plug-in.
To disable a plug-in:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the File & Print icon to expand
the Tree. (A)
2.
In the Tree, click the Application Plug-in icon. (B)
3.
In the Information tab, click the Disable button on the end of the plug-in list
you want to disable. (C)
4.
Click the OK button in the confirmation box.
After a moment, the Service Status changes to OFF.
The plug-in is now disabled.
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Viewing a List of Folders
A folder is the entity that appears as a Network Drive on your PC.
To view the list of folders:
1.
2.
Click the Administration topic and choose the File & Print icon to expand
the Tree. (A)
In the Tree, click the File Sharing icon. (B)
A list of current folders appears in the Information tab. (C)
Services enable different types of PCs to access your folders. Use this function to
add or remove a service for a specific folder.
3.
Check the boxes beside the services you want to use. (D)
4.
Click the OK button. (E)
5.
In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
If the service you want is OFF, see:
“Setting up Windows Access” on page 213
“Setting up UNIX/Linux Access” on page 216
“Setting up Mac Access” on page 218
“Setting up FTP Access” on page 220
Adding a Folder
A folder is the entity that appears as a Network Drive on your PC.
To add a folder:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the File & Print icon to expand
the Tree. (A)
2.
In the Tree, click the File Sharing icon. (B)
3.
Click the Create tab. (C)
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From the Volume dropdown menu, choose the RAID Volume in which you
want to create a new folder. (D)
5.
In the Folder Name field, type a name for your new folder. (E)
6.
Click the types of file systems that you wat to associate with the folder. The
Service Status column displays ON when a service is activated.
7.
Click the OK button. The new folder is created. (G)
To access the new folder from a Windows PC, see “Setting up Folder
Sharing: Windows, Mac, FTP” on page 228.
To access the new folder from a UNIX or Linux PC, see “Setting up Folder
Sharing: UNIX and Linux” on page 229.
To make the folder a network drive on your PC, see “Chapter 3: Connecting
to the SmartStor” on page 31.
Deleting a Folder
Caution
When you delete a folder, you delete all the data saved in the
folder. Back up any important data before you delete a folder.
To delete a folder:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the File & Print icon to expand
the Tree. (A)
2.
In the Tree, click the File Sharing icon. (B)
3.
Click the Remove tab. (C)
4.
Click the option button beside the folder you want to delete. (D)
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Click the OK button. (E)
6.
In the confirmation box, click the OK button to confirm.
Note: The default folder cannot be removed from the folder list.
Setting up Folder Sharing: Windows, Mac, FTP
Sharing Setup assigns user access the folders on your SmartStor. By default all
users and groups have read and write access.
To set up sharing for a folder:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the File & Print icon to expand
the Tree. (A)
2.
In the Tree, click the Sharing Setup icon. (B)
3.
Click the Windows/Mac/FTP Sharing tab. (C)
4.
From the Volume dropdown menu, choose the RAID Volume containing the
folder you want to modify. (D)
5.
From the Folder Name dropdown menu, choose the folder you want to
modify. (E)
6.
Check the boxes for the protocols you want for this folder: (F)
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Windows
•
Mac
•
FTP
In the User/Group list, group names are preceded by the @ character.
7.
In the Permission list, click the option button for one of the following
permissions for each group and user: (G)
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Deny Access – Visible only, cannot open
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Read Only
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Read and Write – Default
8.
Click the OK button. (H)
9.
In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
Be sure the appropriate services are running for this folder. See:
“Setting up Windows Access” on page 213.
“Setting up Mac Access” on page 218.
“Setting up FTP Access” on page 220.
Setting up Folder Sharing: UNIX and Linux
UNIX and Linux sharing designates which UNIX and Linux PCs can access the
folders on your SmartStor. You specify a UNIX or Linux PC by its IP address. You
can add up to 256 IP addresses for all of your folders.
You must designate the IP addresses for each folder individually.
To set up UNIX and Linux sharing for a folder:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the File & Print icon to expand
the Tree. (A)
2.
In the Tree, click the Sharing Setup icon. (B)
3.
Click the UNIX/Linux Sharing tab. (C)
4.
From the Volume dropdown menu, choose the RAID Volume containing the
folder you want to modify. (D)
5.
From the Folder Name dropdown menu, choose the folder you want to
modify. (E)
6.
In the New IP Address field, type the IP address of the UNIX or Linux PC
from which you will access this folder. (F)
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7.
8.
Click the Add button to add the computer to the access list. (G)
In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
Be sure the UNIX/Linux service is running for this folder. See “Setting up
UNIX/Linux Access” on page 216.
To remove a computer from the access list:
1.
Highlight the IP address of the computer you want to delete. (A)
2.
Click the Delete button. (B)
3.
Click the OK button in the confirmation box. The computer is removed from
the list.
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Managing RAID Volumes & File System
This category includes the following topics:
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Viewing RAID Volume Status (page 231)
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Viewing Disk Drive Information (page 232)
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Creating a RAID Volume (page 233)
•
Designating a Spare Drive (page 234)
•
Migrating a RAID Volume (page 234)
•
Deleting a RAID Volume (page 235)
•
Viewing the File System Status (page 236)
•
Viewing an External USB Drive or Memory Stick (page 237)
•
Formatting an External USB Drive or Memory Stick (page 238)
•
Viewing the iSCSI Status (page 238)
•
Creating the iSCSI Volume (page 240)
•
Modifying the iSCSI Volume (page 241)
Viewing RAID Volume Status
RAID status refers to the disk drives on your SmartStor and how they are
arranged into a RAID Volume.
To view the status of your RAID Volume:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the RAID & File System icon to
expand the Tree. (A)
2.
In the Tree, click the RAID Management icon. (B)
The RAID Status tab displays the current RAID system and its status: (C)
•
RAID Name – The name of your RAID, automatically assigned when it
was created
•
RAID Level – RAID 0, 1, 5, or 10, specified when it was created
•
Capacity – Data capacity of the RAID Volume in GB
•
RAID Status – Functional is normal. Critical means a disk drive has
failed. Offline means you cannot access your data.
Critical and offline RAIDs require you to take corrective action. See
“Replacing a Failed Disk Drive” on page 307.
•
Action Status – Idle is normal. Rebuilding means the RAID Volume is
being rebuilt after a disk drive failure. Migrating means the RAID Volume
is adding a disk drive or changing RAID levels.
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Background Activity – None is normal. Running means a background
activity is in progress.
Viewing Disk Drive Information
To view information about a disk drive:
1.
2.
Click the Administration topic and choose the RAID & File System icon to
expand the Tree. (A)
In the Tree, click the RAID Management icon. (B)
The RAID Status tab displays the current RAID system and its status.
3.
In the Disk List, double-click a disk drive icon. (C)
The disk drive information displays under Disk Status as below: (D)
•
Channel
•
Model
•
Firmware Version
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Serial Number
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Capacity
•
Sectors
•
Heads
•
Cylinders
•
Ultra DMA Mode
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PIO Mode Support
•
Smart Support
•
Smart Enable
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Creating a RAID Volume
On SmartStor, the term RAID Volume refers to one or more disk drives working
together as a RAID logical drive.
You can also use a USB disk to create a RAID Volume. See “Viewing an External
USB Drive or Memory Stick” on page 237.
You must have unassigned disk drives in your SmartStor to create a new RAID.
To create a new RAID Volume:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the RAID & File System icon to
expand the Tree.
2.
In the Tree, click the RAID Management icon.
3.
Click the Create tab.
4.
From the RAID Level dropdown menu, choose the RAID level you prefer for
your disk array.
See “Choosing a RAID Level” on page 300 for more information.
5.
Highlight disk drives in the Free Disks column and click the >> button to
move them to the Disks in RAID column.
6.
Click the OK button.
7.
In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
The RAID Volume is created and formatting begins. Formatting requires
several minutes, depending on the size of your disk drives.
After formatting is done, you must create folders on your RAID Volume. See
“Adding a Folder” on page 226.
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Designating a Spare Drive
If you have an unassigned disk drive, you can assign it as a spare drive.
For more information, see “Spare Drive” on page 301 and “Automatic Rebuilding”
on page 302.
To assign a spare drive:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the RAID & File System icon to
expand the Tree.
2.
In the Tree, click the RAID Management icon.
3.
Click the Create tab.
4.
From the RAID Level dropdown menu, choose Spare Disk.
5.
Highlight a disk drive in the Free Disks column and click the >> button to
move it to the Disks in RAID column.
6.
Click the OK button.
7.
In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
Migrating a RAID Volume
To migrate a RAID Volume means to change its RAID level or to add disk drives.
See “RAID Volume Migration” on page 303 for more information.
To migrate a RAID Volume:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the RAID & File System icon to
expand the Tree.
2.
In the Tree, click the RAID Management icon.
3.
Click the Modify tab.
4.
From the Current Volume dropdown menu, choose the RAID Volume which
you want to modify.
5.
In the Migrate to RAID Level dropdown menu, choose the target RAID Level.
6.
To add disk drives, highlight disk drives in the Free Disks column and click
the >> button to move them to the Disks in RAID column.
7.
Click the OK button.
The RAID Volume is modified as you directed. Migration can take up to two
hours, depending on the size of your disk drives.
During the modification, your RAID Volume and all of the folders on it are
fully accessible.
After the Migration is completed, you must extend the file system in order to
use the storage space you have added. You can extend the file system
immediately or wait until later.
8.
Click the File System Management icon.
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In the File System Status tab, click the Extend File System button.
Deleting a RAID Volume
Caution
When you delete a RAID Volume, you delete all the folders in the
RAID volume and all the data saved in the folders. Back up any
important data before you delete a RAID Volume.
Note
You cannot delete a RAID Volume while a background activity is
running, such as Migration or Rebuild. Wait until these activities
are completed.
To delete a RAID Volume:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the RAID & File System icon to
expand the Tree. (A)
2.
In the Tree, click the RAID Management icon. (B)
3.
Click the Delete tab. (C)
4.
Click the option button beside the RAID Volume you want to delete. (D)
5.
Click the OK button. (E)
6.
In the confirmation box, type YES into the field provided, then click the OK
button.
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After a RAID Volume is deleted, the SmartStor reboots
automatically. When the SmartStor is fully booted:
7.
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The System Status LED turns blue (right)
•
The buzzer beeps one time (if the buzzer is
enabled)
System Status LED
Close your browser then restart the browser to access
PASM.
Viewing the File System Status
To view the status of your File System:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the RAID & File System icon to
expand the Tree. (A)
2.
In the Tree, click the File System Management icon. (B)
3.
This File System Status tab displays file and disk space information for the
SmartStor as below: (C)
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Volume Name
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RAID Level
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RAID Status
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Total Capacity
•
Free Capacity
•
Used Capacity
•
Usage
•
Assign Capacity-Type the capacity you want into the Assign Capacity
column and click the Extend File System button.
Note
You can assign the reserve storage capacity from iSCSI space to
the total RAID capacity, but you cannot convert it back.
If the capacity is exhausted, this information of Assign Capacity
field will not appear.
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Viewing an External USB Drive or Memory Stick
To view a USB drive or memory stick attached to the SmartStor:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the RAID & File System icon to
expand the Tree. (A)
2.
In the Tree, click the RAID Management icon. (B)
The USB drive or memory stick appears as a USB External Disk. (C)
3.
Click the File System Management icon. (D)
The USB drive or memory stick appears as a Volume called USBDISK. (E)
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You do NOT create a RAID Volume or folders with the USB drive or memory stick
as you would with the disk drives installed in the SmartStor enclosure.
With the USB drive or memory stick connected to the SmartStor, create a
network drive on your PC and choose the USB disk as the folder. Then you can
access the USB drive or memory stick from your PC.
See “Chapter 3: Connecting to the SmartStor” on page 31 for more information.
Formatting an External USB Drive or Memory Stick
This option only appears when SmartStor does not recognize the file system on
the USB drive or memory stick.
Caution
When you format a USB drive or memory stick, you delete all the
data saved on it. Back up any important data before you format.
To format a USB drive or memory stick:
1.
Attach the USB drive or memory stick to one of the USB ports on the back of
the SmartStor.
2.
Click the Administration topic and choose the RAID & File System icon to
expand the Tree.
3.
In the Tree, click the File System Management icon.
4.
On the File System Status tab, highlight the USB drive.
5.
From the Format File System Type dropdown menu, choose a file system:
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FAT 32 – Use for Windows, Linux, and Macs, and SmartStor
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Ext3 – Use for UNIX and Linux PCs, and SmartStor
6.
Click the Format USB Disk button.
7.
In the confirmation box, type YES, then click the OK button.
Formatting requires several minutes, depending on the size of your USB drive or
memory stick.
Viewing the iSCSI Status
The iSCSI Status screen allows you to set up the services setting and displays
information about the iSCSI on the SmartStor:
iSCSI (Internet Small Computer System Interface) is an Internet Protocol (IP)based storage networking standard for linking data storage facilities
To setup the iSCSI services settings:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the RAID & File System icon to
expand the Tree.
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In the Tree, click the iSCSI Management icon.
3.
In the iSCSI Status tab, click the Enable button in the Services field.
4.
Type the following items into their respective fields:
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iSCSI Port
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iSNS (Internet Storage Name Service)Server Address
Contact your network administrator for help with these settings.
5.
Click the OK button.
The iSCSI settings are applied.
The following list displays the iSCSI Information for the:
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iSCSI name
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Volume (file system)
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iSCSI Size
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RAID status
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Action status
Click the Enable/Disable button in the Action column to activate or deactivate
the iSCSI service.
To delete the iSCSI volume:
1.
Click the Delete button in the Action column.
2.
In the confirmation box, type YES in the field provided and click the OK
button.
The iSCSI volume is deleted.
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Creating the iSCSI Volume
To create a iSCSI VOLUME (file system):
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the RAID & File System icon to
expand the Tree.
2.
In the Tree, click the iSCSI Management icon.
3.
Type a new iSCSI name into the iSCSI Name field.
4.
Select a iSCSI VOLUME you want to create from the iSCSI Name dropdown list.
Note
The Free Capacity shown here to let you know how much capacity
you can create.
5.
Type a number of iSCSI capacity into the Capacity field.
6.
Click the OK button.
The file system is created automatically.
There are several levels of iSCSI security available with Storage Manager for
SANs. The basic level is based on the CHAP (Challenge Handshake
Authentication Protocol).
To create the iSCSI type to CHAP:
1.
Click the CHAP option.
2.
Type your user name into the User Name field.
3.
Type your password into the Password field.
4.
Retype your password into the Retype Password field.
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5.
Click the OK button to save your settings.
Modifying the iSCSI Volume
The Modify tab enables you to modify an existing iSCSI VOLUME(file system).
To change the iSCSI’s default name:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the RAID & File System icon to
expand the Tree.
2.
In the Tree, click the iSCSI Management icon.
3.
Select a iSCSI VOLUME you want to modify from the iSCSI Name dropdown list.
4.
Type a new iSCSI name into the Modify iSCSI Name field.
5.
Click the OK button.
The new iSCSI name is applied.
The list also displays the iSCSI information for the Volume and Capacity.
There are several levels of iSCSI security available with Storage Manager for
SANs. The basic level is based on the CHAP (Challenge Handshake
Authentication Protocol).
To modify the iSCSI type settings from "None" to "CHAP":
1.
Click the CHAP option.
2.
Type your user name into the User Name field.
3.
Type your password into the Password field.
4.
Retype your password into the Retype Password field.
5.
Click the OK button to save your settings.
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Managing Backups
This category includes the following topics:
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Viewing a List of Snapshot Backups (page 242)
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Setting up a Snapshot Backup (page 243)
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Scheduling a Snapshot Backup (page 243)
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Recovering Snapshot Backups (page 244)
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Viewing the NAS Replication Schedule (page 245)
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Setting up NAS Replication (page 246)
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Enabling One Touch Backup (page 247)
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Setting USB Backup (page 248)
•
Setting eSATA Backup (page 250)
Viewing a List of Snapshot Backups
To view the list of Snapshot backups:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the Backup icon to expand the
Tree.
2.
In the Tree, click the Snapshot Backup icon.
The current list of Snapshots displays on the Information tab as below:
•
Timestamp of the snapshot
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VOLUME (file system)
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Status of the file system
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Capacity of the file system
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Usage in percent of the file system
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Setting up a Snapshot Backup
Caution
Setting up a Snapshot will delete all existing Snapshots.
To setup a Snapshot Backup:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the Backup icon to expand the
Tree.
2.
In the Tree, click the Snapshot Backup icon.
3.
Click the Setup tab.
4.
From the Volume dropdown menu, choose the RAID Volume you want to
backup.
5.
Next to Snapshot Status, click the Enable option.
6.
In the Reserve Capacity dropdown menu, choose a portion in GB of the
RAID Volume you want to reserve for snapshots.
7.
Choose the number of snapshots (1 to 4) you want from the Number of
Snapshots drop-down menu.
8.
Click the OK button.
9.
In the confirmation box, type yes into the filed provided than click the OK
button.
The snapshot backup settings are applied. The process takes a few
moments. Click the Schedule tab for scheduling options.
Scheduling a Snapshot Backup
To schedule a Snapshot Backup:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the Backup icon to expand the
Tree.
2.
In the Tree, click the Snapshot Backup icon.
3.
Click the Schedule tab.
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Click the option you want from the Schedule Type list.
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Disable – No snapshots will be taken.
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Do it at once – Snapshots will be taken now, one time only.
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Time interval by hour – Snapshots will be taken at the hourly interval
you choose from the dropdown menu.
•
Daily – Snapshots will be taken at the time of day you choose from the
dropdown menus.
•
Weekly – Snapshots will be taken on the day of the week, at the time of
day you choose from the dropdown menus.
5.
As needed, make your choices from the dropdown menus.
6.
Click the OK button.
7.
In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
The new backup schedule is applied. If you have not yet made your
Snapshot settings, click the Setup tab and make them now.
Recovering Snapshot Backups
The Snapshot recovery feature has two functions:
•
Use a Snapshot to restore the data volume (VOLUME1 or VOLUMEx) to an
earlier point in time.
•
Export a Snapshot to the share folder. The recovered Snapshot volume is
read-only.
To recover a Snapshot backup:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the Backup icon to expand the
Tree.
2.
In the Tree, click the Snapshot Backup icon.
3.
Click the Recovery tab.
The Recovery tab lists recovered snapshot backups and the following information
about them:
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Timestamp of the snapshot
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VOLUME (file system)
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Status of the file system
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Usage in percent of the file system
4.
Click the option button beside the Timestamp and Volume that you want to
recover or export.
5.
Do one of the following actions:
•
To restore the data volume using the Snapshot, click the OK button.
•
To export the Snapshot to the share folder, click the Export button.
SmartStor performs the action you specified.
Viewing the NAS Replication Schedule
NAS Replication is a feature that uses one SmartStor to backup the data on
another SmartStor. The two SmartStor systems must be on the same network.
To view the NAS Replication schedule:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the Backup icon to expand the
Tree.
2.
In the Tree, click the NAS Replication icon.
The current schedule displays on the Information tab.
•
Role:
Standalone – No backup server was specified
Primary Server – This SmartStor is the primary, the other SmartStor is
the backup
Backup Server – This SmartStor is the backup, the other SmartStor is
the primary
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Primary or Backup Server – The IP address of the other SmartStor on
the network.
•
Schedule – Replication schedule in number of hours, daily or weekly.
Appears on the primary server.
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Setting up NAS Replication
To set up NAS replication:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the Backup icon to expand the
Tree.
2.
In the Tree, click the NAS Replication icon.
3.
Click the Setup tab.
4.
Under Settings, click the option button to assign a role to this SmartStor:
•
Standalone – Use this option when you only have one SmartStor on
your network. This is the default setting and it disables NAS Replication.
•
Primary – This SmartStor is the primary and the other SmartStor is the
backup server.
•
Backup Server – The other SmartStor is the primary and this SmartStor
is the backup server.
5.
Optional. If you chose Primary or Backup Server, type the IP address of the
other SmartStor on your network.
6.
Under Schedule, click the option button for the schedule type you want:
7.
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Disable – Disables NAS Replication
•
Do it at once – Performs a NAS Replication when you click the OK
button.
•
Daily – Sets the time of day when the NAS Replications happen.
•
Weekly – Sets the time of day and day of the week when the NAS
Replications happen.
Click the OK button.
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8.
In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
Enabling One Touch Backup
One Touch Backup is a feature that enables you to backup
specified folders from your PC to the SmartStor by pressing a
button on the front of the SmartStor.
One Touch
Backup button
There are three settings under the One Touch Backup:
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Client Backup
•
USB Backup
•
ESATA Backup
To enable One Touch Backup:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the Backup icon to expand the
Tree.
2.
In the Tree, click the Easy Backup icon.
3.
In the One Touch Backup tab, click the Enable option.
4.
Click the OK button.
5.
In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
To disable One Touch Backup, click the Disable option, then click the OK button.
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You must create a backup schedule in SmartNAVI so the One Touch Backup
function will know which folders and files to backup. See “Chapter 4: One Touch
Backup” on page 59.
Setting USB Backup
The USB Backup tab enables you to change the backup services of the
SmartStor and the USB storage device.
To set the USB Backup settings:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the Backup icon to expand the
Tree.
2.
In the Tree, click the Easy Backup icon.
3.
Click the USB Backup tab and then the Backup Services you want.
4.
5.
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Backup data from the USB storage device to Share Folder
•
Backup data from Share Folder to the USB storage device
Select a Backup Method you want from the drop-down list.
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Add Directory
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Copy
•
Synchronize
Select a Folder Name you want from the drop-down list.
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If you chose the “Backup data from Share Folder to the USB storage device”, you
can select the folder you want from the Select Folder list.
6.
Click the OK button.
The above action will set the USB Backup and perform an initial replication
(backup) of your data.
You can set the schedule under the Schedule list. To set the replication schedule:
1.
Choose the replication option you want.
•
Do it at once—to set schedule immediately and one time only
•
Daily
•
Weekly
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If you chose Daily, select the time of day from the menus.
If you chose Weekly, select the day of the week and time of day from the
menus.
3.
Click the OK button.
Replication will occur automatically as scheduled.
Setting eSATA Backup
The eSATA Backup tab enables you to change the backup services of the
SmartStor and the eSATA storage device.
To set the eSATA Backup settings:
1.
2.
3.
Click the Backup Services you want.
•
Backup data from the eSATA storage device to Share Folder
•
Backup data from Share Folder to the eSATA storage device
Select a Backup Method you want from the drop-down list.
•
Add Directory
•
Copy
•
Synchronize
Select a Folder Name you want from the drop-down list.
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If you chose the “Backup data from Share Folder to the eSATA storage device”,
you can select the folder you want from the Select Folder list.
4.
Click the OK button.
The above action will set the eSATA Backup and perform an initial replication
(backup) of your data.
You can set the schedule under the Schedule list. To set the replication schedule:
5.
Choose the replication option you want.
•
Do it at once—to set schedule immediately and one time only
•
Daily
•
Weekly
6.
If you chose Daily, select the time of day from the menus.
If you chose Weekly, select the day of the week and time of day from the
menus.
7.
Click the OK button.
Replication will occur automatically as scheduled.
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Managing the Network Connection
This category includes the following topics:
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Viewing Network Setup Information (page 252)
•
Making Network Settings (page 252)
•
Working with Jumbo Frames (page 253)
•
Working with DDNS (page 254)
Viewing Network Setup Information
To view network setup information:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the Network icon to expand the
Tree.
2.
In the Tree, click the Network Setup icon.
The current network setup for this SmartStor displays on the Information tab:
•
Computer Name
•
IP Address
•
Subnet Mask
•
Default Gateway IP Address
•
Primary Domain Name Server IP Address
•
Secondary Domain Name Server IP Address
To change these settings, click the Setup tab.
Making Network Settings
To make network settings:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the Network icon to expand the
Tree.
2.
In the Tree, click the Network Setup icon.
3.
Click the Setup tab.
4.
Optional. Type a name for the SmartStor in the Computer Name field.
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5.
6.
Click an option button to choose an Internet Protocol option:
•
Obtain an IP address automatically – Choose this option to let your
DHCP server make the network settings.
•
Specify an IP address – Choose this option if you want to make your
network settings manually.
Optional. If you chose Specify an IP address, enter the following settings in
the fields provided:
•
IP Address
•
Subnet Mask
•
Default Gateway IP Address
•
Primary Domain Name Server IP Address
•
Secondary Domain Name Server IP Address
See your Network Administrator for help in making these settings.
7.
Click the OK button.
8.
In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
Working with Jumbo Frames
The term jumbo frame refers to a frame on a local area network that is larger than
the standard 1518 byte size. SmartStor supports jumbo frames up to 9000 bytes.
On SmartStor, the frame size setting is called Maximum Transmission Unit
(MTU). The default MTU or frame is 1500 bytes. This setting is appropriate for
most users. See your Network Administrator before you change this setting.
To make frame size settings:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the Network icon to expand the
Tree.
2.
In the Tree, click the Network Setup icon.
3.
Click the Jumbo Frame tab.
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From the MTU dropdown menu, choose the maximum MTU or frame size:
•
•
•
•
1500 bytes (default)
4000 bytes
7000 bytes
9000 bytes
5.
Click the OK button.
6.
In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
Working with DDNS
A Domain Name Service (DNS) translates human-readable host names, such as
www.promise.com, into IP addresses, such as 103.204.15.26, and back again.
A Dynamic DNS (DDNS) is required because in many cases, IP addresses
periodically change. The DDNS enables you to keep up-to-date and stay
connected.
There are two DDNS options:
•
Provide your own DDNS server
•
Register with an online DDNS service
A free online DDNS service is available at http://www.dyndns.com/.
Making DDNS Settings
PASM requires the DDNS domain name, user name, and password to work with
the DDNS server. See your Network Administrator or the online DDNS service for
this information.
To make DDNS settings:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the Network icon to expand the
Tree.
2.
In the Tree, click the Network Setup icon.
3.
Click the DDNS tab.
4.
Click the Enable option.
5.
Type the required information in the fields provided:
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DDNS (domain) name
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User name
•
Password
6.
Click the OK button.
7.
In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
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Making Management Settings
This category includes the following topics:
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Viewing the Event Log (page 256)
•
Setting up SMTP Authentication (page 257)
•
Sending a Test Message (page 258)
•
Viewing the Email Alert List (page 259)
•
Adding an Email Alert Recipient (page 259)
•
Deleting an Email Alert Recipient (page 260)
•
Upgrading the System Firmware (page 260)
•
Adding Application Plug-ins (page 261)
•
Removing Plug-ins (page 261)
•
Enabling and Disabling the Buzzer (page 262)
•
Enabling and Disabling the LED (page 262)
•
Viewing UPS Status (page 263)
•
Setting up a UPS (page 263)
•
Setting up System Standby (page 264)
•
Enabling and Disabling the Power On LAN (page 265)
Viewing the Event Log
The event log keeps a log of the 20 most recent events on the SmartStor. You
can use this information to review your actions and to diagnose problems.
To view the Event Log:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the Management icon to expand
the Tree.
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2.
In the Tree, click the Event Log icon.
A list of the 50 most recent events displays on the Event Log tab.
Events are ranked in severity as Information, Warning, and Error.
Setting up SMTP Authentication
In order to set up email alerts over a network, you must enable the SMTP service,
specify a SMTP server, and in most cases, supply authentication information.
See your Network Administrator for help with these settings.
To set up SMTP authentication:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the Management icon to expand
the Tree.
2.
In the Tree, click the Mail Alert icon.
3.
Click the Setup tab.
4.
Next to Service, click the Enable option button.
5.
In the SMTP Server field, type the IP address or the DNS name of your
SMTP server.
6.
Optional. Type a new number in the Command Port field.
25 is the default number.
7.
In the From field, the sender’s email address that you want to appear in the
alert messages.
8.
Next to SMTP Authentication:
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Click the Yes option button to enable authentication.
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Click the No option button to disable authentication.
Note that most SMTP servers require authentication.
9.
If you enabled authentication, to the following:
•
In the User Name field, type the mail server account name.
•
In the Password field, type the password of the mailer server account.
10. Click the OK button.
11. In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
Sending a Test Message
Before you can send a test message, you must set up SMTP authentication and
have at lease one email alert recipient.
To send a test email message:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the Management icon to expand
the Tree.
2.
In the Tree, click the Mail Alert icon.
3.
Click the Setup tab.
4.
Click the Test button.
5.
In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
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A test email message is sent to each recipient on the Mail List tab.
Viewing the Email Alert List
The SmartStor will send alerts via email to the recipients you designate.
To view a list of Email Alert recipients:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the Management icon to expand
the Tree.
2.
In the Tree, click the Mail Alert icon.
The list of recipients displays on the Mail List tab.
See “Checking Your Email Inbox” on page 321 for an example of an email
alert message.
Adding an Email Alert Recipient
You can have up to 32 Email Alert recipients.
To add an Email Alert recipient:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the Management icon to expand
the Tree.
2.
In the Tree, click the Mail Alert icon.
3.
Click the Add tab.
4.
In the E-Mail Address field, type the recipient’s email address.
5.
Click the OK button.
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6.
In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
Deleting an Email Alert Recipient
To delete an Email Alert recipient:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the Management icon to expand
the Tree.
2.
In the Tree, click the Mail Alert icon.
3.
Click the Delete tab.
4.
Click the option button beside the E-Mail Address you want to delete.
5.
Click the OK button.
6.
In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
Upgrading the System Firmware
See “Upgrading the Firmware” on page 337.
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Adding Application Plug-ins
This feature enables you to upgrade the SmartStor by adding an application plugin. The procedure requires you to place the plug-in file into a folder on the
SmartStor.
PASM installs plug-ins from a folder on the SmartStor. SmartNAVI installs plugins from your PC. Also see “Adding Application Plug-ins” on page 144.
Download your plug-ins from the Promise Support Website. Plug-in file names
end with a .ppg extension. Place the plug-in file into a folder on the SmartStor.
To create a new folder, click on the File & Print icon, then on the File Sharing
icon, then click on the Create tab.
To install the plug-in:
Unzip the file if necessary.
Click the Browse button to select the plug-in file (the file name ends with ".ppg"
normally).
Click the OK button.The application plug-in installs automatically. The process
takes several minutes.
Warning
Do not disconnect the power or shut down the SmartStor while the
plug-in installation is running!
When the installation is done, PASM displays a notification dialog box.
7.
In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
Removing Plug-ins
There are two reasons to remove a plug-in:
•
To replace the old plug-in with a new one
•
You know that you will never use the plug-in
Before you remove a plug-in, consider disabling it, instead. See “Enabling and
Disabling Application Plug-ins” on page 224.
To remove a plug-in from SmartStor:
1.
In the Tree, click the + beside the Management icon.
2.
In the Tree, click the System Upgrade icon, then click the Delete Plug-in
tab.
3.
Click the option button to the left of the plug-in you want to delete.
4.
Click the OK button.
5.
In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
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Enabling and Disabling the Buzzer
The SmartStor has a buzzer that sounds when the SmartStor is finished booting
and when a problem is detected. The buzzer is enabled by default.
Promise recommends that you leave the buzzer enabled.
To disable the buzzer:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the Management icon to expand
the Tree.
2.
In the Tree, click the Buzzer&LED icon.
3.
Click the Buzzer setup tab and the Disable option button.
4.
Click the OK button.
5.
In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
Click the Enable option button, then click the OK button to enable the buzzer,
then click the OK button in the confirmation box.
Enabling and Disabling the LED
The LED Setup tab enables you to turn on or off the SmartStor LED and set the
time schedule.
To activate the LED:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the Management icon to expand
the Tree.
2.
In the Tree, click the Buzzer&LED icon.
3.
Click the LED setup tab and the Disable option button.
4.
Click the Always ON button.
5.
Click the OK button.
The LED is enabled.
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To deactivate the LED:
1.
Click the Always OFF button.
2.
Click the OK button.
The LED is disabled.
To set the time period for turning on/off the LED:
1.
Select the Daily button and select the time of day from the menus.
2.
Click the OK button.
The time setting is applied.
Viewing UPS Status
If you have an APC Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) attached to the
SmartStor, you can check its status in PASM.
To view UPS status:
1.
2.
Click the Administration topic and choose the Management icon to expand
the Tree.
In the Tree, click the APC UPS icon.
The Information tab displays the status of the UPS.
If there is no UPS connected or recognized, the Status field reports
“NO UPS.”
Setting up a UPS
This feature enables you to tell the SmartStor how long to run on UPS battery
power and when to shutdown, after a power failure.
To set up a UPS:
1.
Attach the APC UPS to one of the SmartStor’s USB ports.
2.
Click the Administration topic and choose the Management icon to expand
the Tree.
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In the Tree, click the APC UPS icon.
4.
Click the Setup tab.
5.
Click the option button beside the shutdown option you want:
•
Disable – Run until the UPS battery is depleted
•
Run until the UPS battery reaches a certain percentage
•
Run on the UPS battery for certain period of time
If you chose battery percentage, type a percentage amount in the % field.
If you chose running time, type the number of minutes into the Mins. field.
6.
Click the OK button.
7.
In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
Setting up System Standby
This feature enables the SmartStor to shut down the disk drives in order to save
power. You choose the interval of inactivity on the SmartStor after which the
drives are powered down. System standby is disabled by default.
To set up System Standby:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the Management icon to expand
the Tree.
2.
In the Tree, click the Power Options icon.
3.
From the dropdown menu on the System Standby tab, choose the time
interval you want. Click the option button beside the shutdown option you
want:
•
4.
After 3 minutes – Minimum
•
After X minutes or hours
•
After 5 hours – Maximum
•
Never – Disabled
Click the OK button.
Disk Status
LED
Disk Activity
LED
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5.
In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
When the SmartStor is on standby, the Disk Status and Disk Activity LEDs go
dark.
The System Status LED remains blue.
The Ethernet Activity LED continues to
blink blue in response to network activity.
System Status
LED
Ethernet
Activity LED
Enabling and Disabling the Power On LAN
The Power On LAN tab allows you to enable or disable the Power On LAN
function, which enables SmartNAVI to change the Standby state to Powered
state.
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the Management icon to expand
the Tree.
2.
In the Tree, Click the Power Options icon.
3.
To enable Power On LAN, click the Enable option and click the OK button.
4.
To disable Power On LAN, click the Disable option and click the OK button.
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Power On/Off Automatically
The Power On/Off Automatically tab allows you to set the AC power resumes and
the power On/Off schedule.
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the Management icon to expand
the Tree.
2.
In the Tree, Click the Power Options icon.
3.
4.
The AC Power Resumes setting enables you to:
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Turn on the server automatically
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The server should remain off
Click the button beside the option you want and click the OK button.
The power On/Off schedule enables you to schedule when the SmartStor turn on
and off. The options are:
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Disable--no power turn on and off automatically
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Daily--at a set time of day
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Weekly--on a certain day and time
To specify a power on/off schedule:
1.
Click the button beside the option you want.
2.
If you selected Daily, choose the hour and minute (time of day) from the
dropdown menus.
If you selected Weekly, choose the day of the week, hour and minute (time of
day) from the dropdown menus.
3.
Click the OK button.
The new power on/off schedule is applied.
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Managing the System
This category includes the following topics:
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Setting System Date and Time (page 268)
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Adjusting for Daylight Saving Time (page 269)
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Running the Network Time Protocol (page 269)
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Viewing the Results of NTP Synchronization (page 270)
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Rebooting the SmartStor (page 270)
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Shutting Down the SmartStor (page 271)
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Restarting the SmartStor (page 272)
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Locating the SmartStor (page 272)
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Viewing System Information (page 273)
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Viewing Enclosure Information (page 274)
•
Enabling the Smart Fan (page 275)
Setting System Date and Time
To set the date and time on the SmartStor:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the System icon to expand the
Tree.
2.
In the Tree, click the Date / Time icon.
3.
Click the Setup tab.
4.
From the dropdown menus, choose the time and date values.
5.
Click the OK button.
6.
In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
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Adjusting for Daylight Saving Time
To adjust the SmartStor’s clock for daylight saving time:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the System icon to expand the
Tree.
2.
In the Tree, click the Date / Time icon.
3.
Click the Time Zone tab.
4.
Check the Adjust clock for daylight saving changes box.
5.
From the dropdown menu, choose the increment for daylight saving time in
your location.
6.
Click the OK button.
7.
In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
Running the Network Time Protocol
You can use the Network Time Protocol (NTP) to set the system date and time on
your SmartStor to synchronize itself with an external Time Server.
To run the Network Time Protocol:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the System icon to expand the
Tree.
2.
In the Tree, click the Date / Time icon.
3.
Click the Time Zone tab.
4.
From the dropdown menu, choose the time zone for your location.
5.
Click the OK button.
6.
Click the NTP tab.
7.
In the Time Server field, type the URL of the time server you want to use.
URL time.nist.gov is the default.
8.
Under Schedule, choose one of the options:
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Disable – Disables NTP synchronization
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Do it at once – Performs a synchronization when you click the OK
button.
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Time interval by hour – Set an hourly interval for a synchronization to
happen.
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Daily – Sets the time of day when the synchronization happens.
•
Weekly – Sets the time of day and day of the week when the
synchronization happens.
Click the OK button.
10. In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
Viewing the Results of NTP Synchronization
To view the results of an NTP synchronization:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the System icon to expand the
Tree.
2.
In the Tree, click the Date / Time icon.
3.
Click the NTP tab.
The results of the latest synchronization are displayed:
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Last Synchronization Time – Time and date of the last
synchronization
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Last Synchronization Result – OK means success
Rebooting the SmartStor
Normally you will only need to reboot the SmartStor is after a firmware upgrade or
a plug-in installation. See “Upgrading the Firmware” on page 337. During the
reboot, none of your folders will be accessible from your networked PCs.
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To reboot the SmartStor:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the System icon to expand the
Tree.
2.
In the Tree, click the Reboot / Shutdown icon.
3.
Click the Reboot option.
4.
Click the OK button.
5.
In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
System Status LED
The reboot runs automatically. When the SmartStor is
fully booted:
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The system status LED turns blue (right)
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The buzzer beeps one time (if the buzzer is
enabled)
See “Enabling and Disabling the Buzzer” on page 262.
Shutting Down the SmartStor
The only time you need to shut down the SmartStor is to replace the disk drive
cooling fan or the power supply. See “Appendix A: Maintenance” on page 337.
During and after the shutdown, none of your folders will be accessible from your
networked PCs.
Using PASM
Power Button
To shut down the SmartStor:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the
System icon to expand the Tree.
2.
In the Tree, click the Reboot / Shutdown icon.
3.
Click the Shutdown option.
4.
Click the OK button.
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In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
Directly
System Status LED
To shut down the SmartStor, press and hold the power
button for five seconds. The system status LED turns red,
then goes dark (right).
Restarting the SmartStor
Power Button
To restart the SmartStor after a shutdown, press the power
button on the front of the SmartStor chassis (right).
When the SmartStor is fully booted:
•
The system status LED turns blue (right)
•
The buzzer beeps one time (if the buzzer is enabled)
See “Enabling and Disabling the Buzzer” on page 262.
Locating the SmartStor
If your SmartStor in is on a rack with other equipment and
you need to locate it quickly, this function will assist you.
To locate the SmartStor:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the
System icon to expand the Tree.
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2.
In the Tree, click the System Information icon.
3.
Click the System Information tab.
4.
Click the Locate button.
System Status LED
The SmartStor’s buzzer beeps three times and the system status LED blinks
RED three times (right).
Viewing System Information
To view system information:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the System icon to expand the
Tree.
2.
In the Tree, click the System Information icon.
3.
Click the System Information tab.
System Information includes:
•
Operating System – Embedded Linux
•
Firmware Version – Changes when you upgrade the firmware. See
“Upgrading the Firmware” on page 337
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CPU model – MPC 8343
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Network Adapter – Gigabit Ethernet
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MAC Address – MAC address of the Ethernet card
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Network Flow – Inflow and Outflow speeds in bits per second
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Viewing Enclosure Information
To view enclosure information:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the System icon to expand the
Tree.
2.
In the Tree, click the System Information icon.
3.
Click the Enclosure Information tab.
Enclosure Information includes:
•
CPU temperature
•
System Fan Speed
•
Power Status 5V
•
Power Status 12V
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Power Status 3.3V
If any values are out of specification, see “Checking Enclosure Status in
PASM” on page 315.
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Enabling the Smart Fan
The Smart Fan feature slows or turns off the fan to save energy and reduce noise
when the fan is not needed to cool the SmartStor enclosure. The Smart Fan is
enabled by default.
To enable the Smart Fan:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the System icon to expand the
Tree.
2.
In the Tree, click the System Information icon.
3.
Click the Enclosure Information tab.
4.
Under Fan Control, click the Enable option.
5.
Click the OK button.
6.
In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
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Media Center
This category includes the following topics:
•
Accessing Media Center (page 276)
•
Using Media Center (page 278)
Media Center enables you to play your picture, video, and music files from the
SmartStor and to download those files to your PC.
Note that there are two features called Media Center. This chapter deals with
Media Center on the SmartStor. See page 114 for Media Center in SmartNAVI.
Important
In order for your music and video to play, your PC must have the
proper software to support the file formats and codecs used to
create those music and video files.
You can identify a file’s format by its file extension. If you do not
recognize a file extension, look it up on a reference website such
as Wikipedia or FILExt.com.
You can download players for common music and video file
formats free over the Internet.
Accessing Media Center
To access Media Center:
1.
Launch your Browser.
2.
In the Browser address field, type the IP address of the SmartStor
subsystem.
See “Finding the SmartStor’s IP Address” on page 23. Note that the IP
address shown below is only an example. The IP address you type into your
browser will be different.
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PASM uses an HTTP connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .http://
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Enter the SmartStor’s IP address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203.67.129.38
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add. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . /admin/
Together, your entry looks like this: http://203.67.129.38/admin/
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The PASM login screen displays.
3.
Type admin in both the User Name and Password fields, then click the
Login button.
The user name and password are case sensitive.
4.
Click the Media Center icon.
The Media Center screen displays.
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Using Media Center
Media Center enables you to play your music, video and picture files from the
SmartStor and to download those files to your PC or upload those files to the
SmartStor.
ALL
The ALL tab enables you to play your entire folder by Download, music, picture,
upload and video type name.
Music
Click the music
icon to access your music files.
To play a music file:
1.
Choose and click a music
folder by Browse, Album, Artist, Genre,
Playlist, Tracks or Year to view your music files.
2.
Click the music file
icon or the play
icon for the music file.
To download a music file:
1.
Choose and click a music
view your music files.
2.
Click the download
folder by Browse, Artist, Album, or Genre to
icon for the music file.
To make a new Playlist:
1.
Choose and click a music
view your music files.
folder by Browse, Artist, Album, or Genre to
2.
Click the add-to-playlist
3.
In the Playlist box, click the Save Playlist button.
icon for the music file.
4.
In the Playlist Name box, type the name for the Playlist and click the OK
button.
5.
In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
To add a music file to an existing Playlist:
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1.
Choose and click a music
view your music files.
folder by Browse, Artist, Album, or Genre to
2.
Click the add-to-playlist
3.
In the Playlist box, click the Save button.
icon for the music file.
4.
In the Playlist Name box, type the name of the Playlist to which you want to
add the music file, and click the OK button.
If the name does not match an existing Playlist, a new Playlist is created with
the name that you just typed.
5.
In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
To play music files from a Playlist:
1.
Click the Playlist
folder icon to view your Playlists.
2.
Click the Playlist
icon to choose a Playlist.
3.
Click the play
icon to play a single music file. Or Click the Play ALL
icon to play all music files in the playlist.
To delete a Playlist:
1.
Click the Playlist
2.
Click the delete
folder icon to view your Playlists.
icon for the Playlist.
Video
Click the video
icon to access your video files.
To play a video, click the video file
icon or the play
To download a video, click the download
icon for the video file.
icon for the video file.
Picture
Click the picture
icon to access your picture files.
To display a picture, click the picture
picture file.
icon or the display
To download a picture, click the download
icon for the
icon for the picture file.
Configuration
The Configuration tab enables you to change the service status and configuration
value and lists Media center information.
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Service
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To activate/deactivate the DLNA Server service:
Click the Stop/Start the Server action button to activate or deactivate the DLNA
server.
To activate the File Scanner service:
Click the Start Full Re-Scan action button to activate the File Scanner service.
•
Configuration
To set the configurations for skip scanning files:
This setting enables you to set the value for skip scanning images, audio or video
files smaller than the value you want.
1.
2.
Type the value number you want to skip scanning into the Value field.
Click the Apply Change action button to activate the skip scanning service.
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Information
The Information lists the statistics of songs, videos and pictures.
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Download
This category includes the following topics:
•
Transfers (page 281)
•
Add Download (page 281)
•
Options (page 282)
•
Search (page 283)
•
Servers (page 284)
Transfers
The Transfers tab displays a list of download process information as below:
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ID
•
Network
•
Filename
•
Size
•
Downloaded
•
Percentage %
•
Sources
•
Speed (kb/s)
•
ETA
•
Priority
•
Action
In the action field, you can click the Pause, Resume or Cancel button to activate
or deactivate the download process.
Add Download
The Add Download tab enables you to add the Input Link to download the file you
want and load torrent file.
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Input Link
To add the Input Link to download:
1.
Type the URL/FTP Link into the input link field.
2.
Click the download button to start the download action.
•
Load Torrent
To add the Torrent file to load:
1.
Click the Browse button the select the torrent file you want.
2.
Click the Load button to load the file.
Options
The Options tab enables you to set and change the value of download item you
want.
The option list displays the information as below:
•
Item
•
Value
•
Action
To set and change the value:
1.
Type the value into each field.
2.
Click the change button to change the value.
3.
Click the OK button to the confirmation box.
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Search
The Search tab enables you to search the download file and view the result.
To search the download files:
1.
Type the keyword information in the Keyword field.
2.
Click the Search button to start the search action.
The search list displays the information as below:
•
ID
•
Keyword
•
Found
•
Waiting
•
Action
In the action field, you can click the View Result or Remove Search button to do
the next download step.
If you click the View Result button, the Results list display. It shows the
information as below:
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ID
•
Name
•
Size
•
Avail
•
Action
If you click the Remove Search button, click the OK button in the confirmation
box.
Servers
The Servers tab enables you to connect servers and add eDonkey and eMule
server you want.
The Conn Servers list displays the information as below:
•
ID
•
Network
•
Name
•
IP
•
Port
•
Users
•
Files
•
State
•
Action
To add Server.met:
1.
Type the server information into the server field.
2.
Click the Add button to add the server into the servers.
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iTunes Server
This category includes the following topics:
•
Create Playlist (page 285)
•
Playlist (page 286)
Create Playlist
The Create Playlist enables you to search the playlist by Titile, Artist, Album or
Genre and create your new playlist.
To create the playlist:
1.
2.
Under the Searches list, type the keyword into the keyword field.
Select the option from the drop-down menu you want.
•
3.
By Title
•
By Artist
•
By Album
•
By Genre
Click the Search button to search the songs related your keyword.
4.
The Result lists display the search results.
5.
Click the “+” add into playlist button or “-” remove from playlist button to
create your playlist.
6.
A playlist window appears, click the Save the Playlist button.
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Type the playlist name you want and click the Save button.
8.
Click the OK button.
The new playlist setting is applied.
Playlist
The Playlist displays the information about the Playlist Name.
To change the playlist:
1.
Click the Edit button.
2.
A playlist window appears, click the Save the Playlist button.
3.
Type the playlist name you want and click the Save button.
4.
Click the OK button.
The new playlist setting is applied.
Click the Delete button to delete the playlist you want.
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Web File Manager
The File Manager enables you to delete, download, rename, move or copy your
files to your destination folder. The File Management lists all the folders defaulted
by the SmartStor and created by users.
•
Admin
•
DOWNLOAD
•
MUSIC
•
PICTURE
•
PUBLIC
•
UPLOAD
•
VIDEO
•
Other folders created by users
To delete a file:
1.
Select a file you want to delete.
2.
Click the delete
3.
Click the OK button in the confirmation box.
icon.
To download a file:
1.
Select a file you want to download.
2.
Click the download
3.
Click the Save button and select your destination to save the file.
icon.
To rename a file:
1.
Select a file you want to rename.
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Click the rename
icon.
3.
Type the new file name in the New Name field.
4.
Click Rename button and the setting is applied.
To move or copy a file:
1.
Select a file you want to move or copy.
2.
Click the move or copy
3.
Select the destination folder from the drop-down menu.
icon.
4.
Click the Move to or Copy to button to move or copy a file to the other folder
you want.
Database Server
The Database Server enables you to view the database information and change
settings for the database server.
To login the database server:
1.
Select the language you want from the drop-down menu.
2.
Type the default username “root” and password “password” into the login
field.
3.
Click the Go button to access to the phpMyAdmin webpage.
Note: Please be reminded to change your username and password first.
Web Server
You can set up your own website by just uploading your web pages to the share
folder “WWW”. You can simply upload your web pages to the SmartStor NS4600
by the following 3 methods:
•
Mapped Share folder
•
SmartNAVI
•
FTP Upload
Windows Mapped Shares
By mapping the network shares (WWW) on the NAS server to a drive folder in
Windows and you may refer to the step-by-step guide below.
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1.
Right click on My Computer and select “Map Network Drive...”.
2.
Select the Drive and Folder you want.
3.
Type your user name and password, and click the OK button.
4.
The uploaded web page appears in the drive folder.
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SmartNAVI
By mapping the network shares (WWW) on the NAS server to a drive folder in
SmartNAVI and you may refer to the step-by-step guide below.
1.
Go to the Main Window.
2.
Click the Share Folder icon.
3.
Click the Mount Share Folder button.
4.
Click the share folder you want to mount or make a network drive.
5.
Choose a device name (driver letter) from the dropdown menu.
6.
Click the Mount button.
7.
The share folder appears on our PC as a mounted or network drive.
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FTP Upload
1.
Connect to the WWW share via any FTP client of your choice and type in the
username and password when prompted.
2.
Click the folder you want to transmit.
3.
The web page appears in the drive folder.
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Squeeze Center
The Squeeze Center is not installed by default. Please download the software by
users and refer to the “Adding Application Plug-ins” on page 144 for further
information.
Please refer to the Logitech Website for all the functions and settings about the
Squeeze Center.
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Introduction to RAID (below)
•
Choosing a RAID Level (page 300)
•
Spare Drive (page 301)
•
Automatic Rebuilding (page 302)
•
Partition and Format (page 302)
•
RAID Volume Migration (page 303)
Introduction to RAID
RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) allows multiple disk drives to be
combined together into a RAID Volume. You create a RAID Volume on your
SmartStor when you perform the setup procedure, either in SmartNAVI or the
PASM Setup Wizard.
The benefits of a RAID can include:
•
Higher data transfer rates for increased server performance
•
Increased overall storage capacity for a single Volume
•
Data redundancy/fault tolerance for ensuring continuous system operation in
the event of a disk drive failure
Different RAID levels use different organizational models and have varying
benefits. Also see “Choosing a RAID Level” on page 300. The following outline
breaks down the properties for each RAID level supported on the SmartStor:
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RAID 0 – Stripe
When a RAID Volume is striped, the read and write blocks of data are interleaved
between the sectors of multiple disk drives. Performance is increased, since the
workload is balanced between drives or “members” that form the RAID Volume.
Identical drives are recommended for performance as well as data storage
efficiency.
Data
Stripe
disk drives
Figure 1. RAID 0 Striping interleaves data across multiple drives
The RAID Volume’s data capacity equals the capacity of the smallest disk drive
times the number of disk drives. For example, one 100 GB and three 120 GB
drives will form a 400 GB (4 x 100 GB) RAID Volume instead of 460 GB.
If disk drives of different capacities are used, there will also be unused capacity
on the larger drives.
Because RAID 0 does not offer Fault Tolerance, meaning that you cannot recover
your data after a disk drive failure, Promise does not recommend a RAID 0
Volume for your SmartStor.
RAID 0 Volumes on SmartStor consist of one or more disk drives.
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RAID 1 – Mirror
When a RAID Volume is mirrored, identical data is written to a pair of disk drives,
while reads are performed in parallel. The reads are performed using elevator
seek and load balancing techniques where the workload is distributed in the most
efficient manner. Whichever drive is not busy and is positioned closer to the data
will be accessed first.
With RAID 1, if one disk drive fails or has errors, the other mirrored disk drive
continues to function. This is called Fault Tolerance. Moreover, if a spare disk
drive is present, the spare drive will be used as the replacement drive and data
will begin to be mirrored to it from the remaining good drive.
Data Mirror
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
disk drives
Figure 2. RAID 1 Mirrors identical data to two drives
The RAID Volume’s data capacity equals the smaller disk drive. For example, a
100 GB disk drive and a 120 GB disk drive have a combined capacity of 100 GB
in a mirrored RAID Volume.
If disk drives of different capacities are used, there will also be unused capacity
on the larger drive.
RAID 1 Volumes on SmartStor consist of two disk drives.
If you want a mirrored RAID Volume with more than two disk drives, see
“RAID 10 – Mirror / Stripe” on page 299.
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RAID 5 – Block Striping with Distributed Parity
RAID 5 organizes block data and parity data across the disk drives. Generally,
RAID level 5 tends to exhibit lower random write performance due to the heavy
workload of parity recalculation for each I/O. RAID 5 works well for file, database,
application and web servers.
Distributed Parity
Data
Blocks
disk drives
Figure 3. RAID 5 Stripes all drives with data and parity information
The capacity of a RAID 5 Volume equals the smallest disk drive times the number
of disk drives, minus one. Hence, a RAID 5 Volume with four 100 GB disk drives
will have a capacity of 300 GB. A RAID Volume with two 120 GB disk drives and
one 100 GB disk drive will have a capacity of 200 GB.
RAID 5 is generally considered to be the most versatile RAID level.
RAID 5 requires a minimum of three disk drives.
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RAID 10 – Mirror / Stripe
Mirror/Stripe combines both of the RAID 0 and RAID 1 types. RAID 10 can
increase performance by reading and writing data in parallel while protecting data
with duplication. At least four disk drives are needed for RAID 10 to be installed.
With a four-disk-drive RAID Volume, one drive pair is mirrored together then
striped over a second drive pair.
Data Stripe
Data
Mirror
disk drives
Figure 4. RAID 10 takes a data mirror on one drive pair and stripes it over
two drive pairs
The data capacity RAID 10 Volume equals the capacity of the smallest disk drive
times the number of disk drives, divided by two.
In some cases, RAID 10 offers double fault tolerance, depending on which disk
drives fail.
RAID 10 Volumes on SmartStor consist of four disk drives.
Because all of the available disk drives are used for the RAID Volume, you
cannot set up a spare drive with RAID 10.
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Choosing a RAID Level
There are several issues to consider when choosing the RAID level for your
Volume. The following discussion summarizes some advantages, disadvantages
and applications for each choice.
RAID 0
Advantages
Disadvantages
Implements a striped disk RAID
Volume, the data is broken down into
blocks and each block is written to a
separate disk drive
Not a true RAID because it is not faulttolerant
The failure of just one drive will result in
all data in an RAID Volume being lost
I/O performance is greatly improved by Should not be used in mission critical
spreading the I/O load across many
environments
channels and drives
No parity calculation overhead is
involved
Recommended applications for RAID 0:
•
Image Editing
•
Pre-Press Applications
•
Any application requiring high bandwidth
RAID 1
Advantages
Disadvantages
Simplest RAID storage subsystem
design
Very high disk overhead - uses only
50% of total capacity
Can increase read performance by
processing data requests in parallel
since the same data resides on two
different drives
Recommended applications for RAID 1:
•
Accounting/Financial
•
Payroll
•
Any application requiring very high availability
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RAID 5
Advantages
Disadvantages
Disk failure has a medium impact on
throughput
High Read data transaction rate
Medium Write data transaction rate
Good aggregate transfer rate
Most versatile RAID level
Recommended applications for RAID 5:
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File and Application servers
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WWW, E-mail, and News servers
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Intranet servers
RAID 10
Advantages
Disadvantages
Implemented as a mirrored RAID
Volume whose segments are RAID 0
RAID Volumes
Very high disk overhead – uses only
50% of total capacity
High I/O rates are achieved thanks to
multiple stripe segments
Recommended applications for RAID 10:
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Imaging applications
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Database servers
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General fileserver
Spare Drive
A spare is a disk drive that has been designated to replace a failed disk drive in a
RAID Volume. In the event of the failure of a disk drive within a RAID 1 or threedrive RAID 5 Volume, the spare drive is activated as a member of the RAID
Volume to replace a disk drive that has failed.
A spare drive cannot replace the failed drive in a RAID 0 Volume because of the
way in which data is written to the disk drives under RAID 0.
A spare drive is not available for a RAID 10 Volume because RAID 10 requires all
four disk drives in the SmartStor enclosure. However, when you replace the failed
disk drive, the SmartStor will automatically rebuild the RAID Volume using the
new disk drive.
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You must designate a disk drive as a Spare. By default, and unassigned disk
drive is Free. Use PASM to designate the Free disk drive as a Spare. See
Maintaining a spare drive is a good precaution to protect your RAID Volume
integrity in the event of disk drive failure.
Automatic Rebuilding
When a disk drive in your RAID 1, 5, or 10 Volume fails, and a replacement disk
drive becomes available, the RAID Volume will rebuild itself to the new disk drive
automatically.
For RAID 1 and three-drive RAID 5 Volumes, you can designate a spare drive. If
a spare drive is present when the RAID Volume experiences a disk drive failure,
the rebuild will start automatically using the spare drive.
For RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10 Volumes without a spare drive, the RAID
Volume will begin to rebuild itself automatically when you remove the failed disk
drive and install a new disk drive.
A RAID 0 Volume cannot be rebuilt because of the way in which data is written to
the disk drives under RAID 0. Even if there is a designated spare drive, rebuilding
is not possible for RAID 0 Volumes.
Partition and Format
When you create a RAID Volume on SmartStor, the RAID Volume is
automatically partitioned and formatted for you.
To use your RAID Volume, you must create Folders on the RAID Volume and
assign services to those Folders according to your requirements. SmartStor
provides file services for Windows, UNIX/Linux and Mac, so all of those PCs can
access the folders on the SmartStor, even though each PC might have a different
file system.
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RAID Volume Migration
Migration is the process of:
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Changing the RAID level
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Adding disk drives but keeping the same RAID level
In the migration process, the existing RAID Volume is called the Source. The
proposed RAID Volume is called the Target. Each target RAID Volume has
certain requirements and they are different for each RAID level. You must meet
all of the requirements in order to successfully migrate a RAID Volume.
In most cases, you must add one or more disk drives during the migration
process. You can never reduce the number of disk drives.
While the migration is running, you can still access the folders on your RAID
Volume and the data they contain.
The tables below shows the migration options for a source RAID Volume
according to its RAID level. The available target RAID levels are shown with their
requirements.
RAID 0
A RAID 0 source Volume can migrate to the following target RAID levels:
Target
Requirements
RAID 0
Add disk drives.
RAID 1
2 disk drives only.
Only a 1-drive RAID 0 can migrate to RAID 1. Add 1 disk drive.
RAID 5
3 disk drives minimum.
At least 1 more disk drive than the RAID 0 RAID Volume.
RAID 1
A RAID 1 source Volume can migrate to the following target RAID level:
Target
RAID 5
Requirements
3 disk drives minimum.
At least 1 more disk drive than the RAID 1 RAID Volume.
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RAID 5
A RAID 5 source Volume can only add a drive.
Target
RAID 5
Requirements
Add a disk drive.
RAID 10
A RAID 10 source Volume cannot migrate or add more disk drives.
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Responding to an Audible Alarm (page 305)
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Checking the System Status LED (page 306)
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Checking Disk Status LEDs (page 306)
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Replacing a Failed Disk Drive (page 307)
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Checking RAID Volume Status in PASM (page 308)
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Checking File System Status in PASM (page 310)
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Checking the Event Log in PASM (page 311)
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Checking Enclosure Status in PASM (page 315)
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Solving Network Connection Problems (page 316)
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Checking Your Email Inbox (page 321)
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Restoring the Default Password (page 321)
•
Resolving a Windows Firewall Issue (page 322)
This chapter deals problems you might encounter with your SmartStor and how
to resolve them. Also see “Frequently Asked Questions” on page 325.
Responding to an Audible Alarm
The SmartStor has two beep patterns
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Single beep, not repeated – The SmartStor is online
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Two beeps, continuously repeated – The SmartStor reports a problem
When you boot or reboot the SmartStor, and the buzzer is enabled, the buzzer
sounds one time to indicate that the SmartStor is online.
If you hear the two-beep pattern, check the following items:
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System Status LED (see below)
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Drive Status LED (see page 306)
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RAID Volume status in PASM (see page 308)
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File System status in PASM (see page 310)
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Enclosure status in PASM (see page 315)
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Event Log in PASM (see page 311)
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Your email inbox (see page 321)
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Checking the System Status LED
The SmartStor system status LED (see Figure 1.) reports the condition of the
Enclosure fan and power supply:
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Blue – Normal Enclosure function
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Amber – There is a problem with the fan or power supply
•
Red – The fan, power supply, or file system has failed.
The system status LED blinks red three times when you click the Locate NAS
icon in SmartNAVI or the Locate button in PASM.
If your SmartStor is configured to work with a UPS, it will continue to run after a
power supply failure.
Checking Disk Status LEDs
The disk status LEDs (see Figure 1.) report the condition of the disk drives:
•
Blue – Normal disk drive function
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Amber – Rebuilding to this disk drive
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Red – Failed disk drive
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Dark – No disk drive is installed
The disk status LEDs are also dark when the drives are powered down during
system stand-by.
See “Replacing a Failed Disk Drive” on page 307.
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Figure 1. SmartStor Disk and System Status LEDs
Disk Status
LED
Disk Activity
LED
System Status
LED
Replacing a Failed Disk Drive
If a disk drive fails, the Disk Status LED is red. See Figure 1. If the disk drive
belongs to a RAID Volume, the Volume goes Critical or Offline. See “Checking
RAID Volume Status in PASM” on page 308.
Replace the failed disk drive with a new disk drive of the same or slightly greater
capacity. You do not have to power down the SmartStor.
1.
Open the SmartStor’s front door.
2.
Pull out the drive carrier with the failed drive.
3.
Remove the failed disk drive from the drive carrier.
4.
Install a new disk drive into the carrier.
5.
Place the carrier with the new disk drive back into the open slot in the
SmartStor.
If the failed drive belonged to a RAID Volume, the RAID Volume will begin
rebuilding as soon as the new drive is installed.
During the Rebuild, the Disk Status LED show amber. When the Rebuild is
finished, the Disk Status LED turns blue.
If the replacement drive is free, that is, not assigned to a RAID Volume or as a
spare, the Disk Status LED remains dark after you install the new drive.
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Checking RAID Volume Status in PASM
To view RAID Volume status:
1.
Start PASM.
See “PASM in your Browser” on page 193.
Or see “PASM in SmartNAVI” on page 194.
Or see “PASM in Bonjour” on page 196.
2.
Click the Administration topic and choose the RAID & File System icon to
expand the Tree.
3.
In the Tree, click the RAID Management icon.
The status is displayed in the RAID Status tab.
Figure 2. PASM reports a Critical RAID Volume
RAID Critical icon
Rebuild in
progress
SmartStor Responds to a Critical RAID Volume
How the SmartStor responds to a Critical RAID Volume depends on the RAID
level of your Volume and whether you have a spare drive available:
•
For a RAID 1 Volume or a three-drive RAID 5 Volume, if a spare drive is
available, the RAID Volume begins rebuilding itself automatically.
•
For RAID 1, 5, and 10 Volumes, when no spare drive is available, you must
replace the failed disk drive. The RAID Volume will begin rebuilding itself
when you install the new disk drive. See “Replacing a Failed Disk Drive” on
page 307.
•
RAID 0 Volumes go offline after a disk drive failure. A RAID 0 Volume cannot
be rebuilt. All data on the Volume is lost.
Additional Details about Rebuilds
•
The Rebuild takes several minutes, depending on the size of your disk
drives.
•
During a rebuild, you can access your folders on the SmartStor.
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When you replace the failed disk drive with a new disk drive, the new disk
drive becomes a Free Drive.
Responding to an Invalid RAID Volume
The SmartStor considers a RAID Volume invalid when the RAID Volume was
created by a different SmartStor. However, the RAID Volume itself remains
functional and the data on it is safe.
This condition could happen when you:
•
Move the disk drives from one SmartStor to a different SmartStor.
•
Remove the disk drives in order to send your SmartStor for service.
When the SmartStor’s memory does not recognize the RAID Volume, so PASM
displays the RAID Volume as invalid. See Figure 3.
Use the Recover function to validate the RAID Volume. The Recover tab is only
active when an invalid RAID Volume is present and can be recovered.
Figure 3. An invalid RAID Volume in PASM
Using the Recover Function
To validate the RAID Volume:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the RAID & File System icon to
expand the Tree.
2.
In the Tree, click the RAID Management icon.
3.
Click the Recover tab.
4.
On the Recover tab, click the option button beside the invalid RAID Volume.
5.
Click the OK button.
The SmartStor will reboot itself to update its configuration and recognize the
RAID Volume.
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Important
Running the Recover function might erase some or all of your
SmartStor settings. If that condition happens, run the NAS Setup
Wizard. See “Setting up the SmartStor” on page 15.
Checking File System Status in PASM
Typically the first indication of a problem with the SmartStor’s file system is when
your network drive becomes unavailable.
You might also see the message, “File system contains errors. Please check.”
when you click the icons under the File & Print menu.
To view File System status:
1.
Start PASM.
See “PASM in your Browser” on page 193.
Or see “PASM in SmartNAVI” on page 194.
Or see “PASM in Bonjour” on page 196.
2.
Click the Administration topic and choose the RAID & File System icon to
expand the Tree.
3.
In the Tree, click the File System Management icon.
4.
Look for the RAID Volume
icon on the File System Status tab.
If the RAID Volume icon is Critical
(has a yellow !), the file system
contains errors and you must rebuild the file system. See below.
Rebuilding the File System
When you only have read access to your files or no access at all, the File System
might be damaged. This feature checks, and where necessary rebuilds the File
System without loss of data.
You cannot access any data on the SmartStor while the check/rebuild operation
is running.
To rebuild a File System:
1.
Click the Administration topic and choose the RAID & File System icon to
expand the Tree.
2.
In the Tree, click the File System Management icon.
3.
In the File System Status tab, click the RAID Volume Critical
display the Check File System button.
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4.
Click the Check File System button.
5.
In the confirmation box, type yes into the field provided, then click the OK
button.
During the File System Check or Rebuild, the System Status LED blinks
amber and the Disk Activity LEDs blink blue. See page 307, Figure 1.
The time needed to check and rebuild the File System depends on the
amount of data on the SmartStor. The process can take anywhere from 10
minutes to 2 hours.
Warning
Do not disconnect the power or shut down the SmartStor while the
check/rebuild is running!
Checking the Event Log in PASM
To view the Event Log in PASM:
To check Enclosure status:
1.
Start PASM.
See “PASM in your Browser” on page 193.
Or see “PASM in SmartNAVI” on page 194.
Or see “PASM in Bonjour” on page 196.
2.
Click the Administration topic and choose the Management icon to expand
the Tree.
3.
In the Tree, click the Event Log icon.
The Event Log displays. See Figure 4.
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Figure 4. The PASM Event Log
4.
Check the Event Log for reports of disk drive failure or other problems.
Responding to Events
All events are reported in the Event Log. Most events are simply reports that the
SmartStor is responding to your commands.
Many events are also reported via email. The SmartStor’s buzzer sounds for
serious events that require your attention.
A list of event categories is shown below:
•
File System (page 312)
•
System (enclosure) (page 313)
•
NAS Replication (page 313)
•
Disk Drives (page 314)
•
Snapshots (page 313)
•
RAID Volumes (page 314)
Reported Event
Corrective Action
File System
File system of volume X The file system has a problem. Reboot the SmartStor
content errors! Check the and check file system again. If the event appears
system before continuing. again, the file system has crashed. Rebuild the file
system. See page 310.
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Reported Event
Corrective Action
File system capacity
Reduce the number or size of the files or expand the
usage of volume X is over volume size. See “Migrating a RAID Volume” on
90%.
page 234.
File system capacity
usage of volume X is
100%.
Rebuilding file system...
The file system is being rebuild by user action.
NAS Replication
NAS replication is
completed.
NAS replication has finished. Normal.
System is busy. NAS
replication is abort!
The RAID Volume is currently formatting, rebuilding,
or migrating. Wait until this process is done. Then try
the replication again.
System is doing another
replication. NAS
replication is abort!
The SmarStor is currently doing a replication. Wait
until the current replication is done. Then try the
second replication again.
NAS replication is failed!
There is a failed network connection between the two
SmartStors. Correct the problem and try again. See
page 316.
Snapshots
The snapshot capacity
usage which timestamp is
[date and time] of volume
X is over 90%.
Move the snapshot volume to another storage
location.
Or delete the snapshot and then create a new one.
See page 243.
System is busy. Snapshot The RAID Volume is currently formatting, rebuilding,
creation was aborted!
or migrating. Wait until this process is done. Then try
the snapshot again.
System is creating
another snapshot.
Snapshot creation was
aborted!
The SmarStor is currently doing a snapshot. Wait until
the current snapshot is done. Then try the second
snapshot again.
System (enclosure)
System is starting to work. Normal.
System is rebooting.
System is shutting down.
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Reported Event
Corrective Action
System was shut down
abnormally.
The SmartStor shut down incorrectly the last time.
See “Shutting Down the SmartStor” on page 271.
CPU temperature is
higher than 58°C/138°F.
System will shut down.
Allow the SmartStor to cool for several minutes. Then
restart the SmartStor and check system temperature
and fan operation. See page 275.
Be sure there is adequate air circulation around the
SmartStor.
System fan speed is lower Try enabling or disabling the Smart Fan. See
than 1800 RPM. Check
page 275. If the fan still runs below 1800 RPM,
the system before
contact Technical Support. See page 329.
continuing.
AC Power failure. System Restore the AC power. Then restart the SmartStor.
will shut down.
See “Connecting the Power” on page 10.
Disk Drives
Task X timeout on disk Y
at LBA [address]
Task X disk error on disk
Y at LBA [address] with
status Z
A LBA error. Check the disk drives. See page 306.
Check the RAID Volume. See page 308. Replace the
disk drive or rebuild the RAID Volume as needed.
S.M.A.R.T threshold
exceeded on disk X
Check the disk drives. See page 306. Replace the
failed drive. See page 307.
BSL update on disk X at
LBA [address]
Bad sector on a disk drive. Check the disk drives.
See page 306. Replace the disk drive if it continues to
receive BSL updates.
BSL log disk X at LBA
[address] cleared
Check the disk drives. See page 306.
Delete Spare Disk
Delete a spare drive. Normal.
RAID Volumes
Create [RAID name,
Create a RAID Volume. Normal.
RAID level and X number
of disk drives]
Delete RAID X
Delete a RAID Volume. Normal.
Migration or Rebuilding
on array X started.
RAID Volume Migration or Rebuild has started.
Normal.
Migration or Rebuilding
on array X at Y%.
Progress report on RAID Volume Migration or
Rebuild. Normal.
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Reported Event
Corrective Action
Migration or Rebuilding
RAID Volume Migration or Rebuild was paused
on array X paused at Y%. temporarily by user action.
Migration or Rebuilding
on array X resumed at
Y%.
RAID Volume Migration or Rebuild was paused and
then resumed by user action.
Migration or Rebuilding
on array X completed.
RAID Volume Migration or Rebuild has finished.
Normal.
Migration or Rebuilding
RAID Volume Migration or Rebuild was aborted
on array X aborted at Y% (stopped) by user action.
Migration or Rebuilding
RAID Volume Migration or Rebuild has aborted
on array X aborted at Y% (stopped) because of an error. Check the disk drives.
because of error.
See page 306. Check the RAID Volume. See
page 308.
RAID status: "OFFLINE". Check the disk drives. See page 306. Replace the
The NS4600 X volume Y failed drive. See page 307. Create a new RAID
is offline.
Volume. See page 233.
RAID status: "CRITICAL". Check the disk drives. See page 306. Replace the
The NS4600 X volume Y failed drive. See page 307. The RAID Volume will
is not functioning
rebuild automatically.
correctly.
RAID X had some errors. Check the disk drives. See page 306. Replace the
Formatting was aborted! failed drive. See page 307.
Checking Enclosure Status in PASM
To check Enclosure status:
1.
Start PASM.
See “PASM in your Browser” on page 193.
Or see “PASM in SmartNAVI” on page 194.
Or see “PASM in Bonjour” on page 196.
2.
Click the Administration topic and choose the System icon to expand the
Tree.
3.
In the Tree, click the System Information icon.
4.
Click the Enclosure Information tab.
See Figure 5.
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Figure 5. The Enclosure Information tab with malfunctions shown
The corrective action you take depends on the nature of the problem:
•
If CPU temperature is above specification:
•
Be sure there is adequate air flow around the SmartStor.
•
Be sure the ambient temperature is below 35°C (95°F).
•
Check the fan speed.
•
If the fan speed is below specification, contact Technical Support. See
page 329.
•
If any power status is out-of-specification, contact Technical Support. See
page 329.
Solving Network Connection Problems
Most network connection problems are the result of poor connections.
When the SmartStor is fully booted and connected to the network, the Ethernet
Activity LED indicates status and activity:
•
Blue – Network link is properly connected
•
Flashing Blue – Network Activity
•
Dark – No Connection
See Figure 6.
If your SmartStor is connected to your network but the Ethernet Activity LED on
your SmartStor is dark, check the following items:
•
Verify that the switch, hub, or facility network service connection that you are
using is operational.
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Switches and hubs have LEDs that light when there is a connection and
flash when there is activity.
Network service connections generally do not have LEDs to verify whether
they actually are connected to the network. See your Network Administrator
for assistance.
•
Be sure the network cable is firmly attached to the SmartStor network
connector at one end and to the network switch, hub, or facility network
connection at the other.
•
If the cable connections are good, remove the existing network cable and
install a known-good network cable.
Figure 6. System Status and Ethernet Activity LEDs
System Status
LED
Ethernet
Activity LED
If you know your network devices are working properly and you know that your
network cable is good, but the Ethernet Activity LED remains dark, see
“Contacting Technical Support” on page 329.
The SmartNAVI application is designed to detect the SmartStor on your network.
If SmartNAVI does not detect your SmartStor, check the following items:
•
Be sure the SmartStor is powered up and fully booted.
•
Be sure the SmartStor is properly connected to your network.
The System Status LED should be blue. See Figure 6.
The Ethernet Activity LED should be blue or blinking blue. See Figure 6.
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If the Ethernet Activity LED is dark, see “Solving Network Connection
Problems” on page 316.
•
Be sure that SmartNAVI is looking on the same network where you
connected the SmartStor.
•
If you are running a personal firewall on your Windows PC, the firewall might
prevent you from accessing folders on the SmartStor. You must do one of the
following actions:
•
Disable the firewall
•
Add an exception for the SmartStor
See “Resolving a Windows Firewall Issue” on page 322.
Verifying Connections with SmartNAVI
If your PC has multiple network connections, you must
verify that SmartNAVI is looking on the network where the
SmartStor is installed:
SmartNAVI in
Windows
Double-click the SmartNAVI icon in the Windows
application tray or Mac Dock (right).
SmartNAVI in
Mac OS X
The SmartNAVI Main Window opens.
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If your SmartStor does not appear in the SmartNAVI Main window, SmartNAVI
does not detect the SmartStor on your network. If you have verified all other
functions, then you might have SmartNAVI and SmartStor on different networks.
SmartStor Lockup
On rare occasions, SmartNAVI or PASM become unresponsive to your inputs. If
that happens, check the SmartNAVI Main window on your PC. See Figure 7.
Figure 7. SmartNAVI Main window
If the SmartStor used to appear in the SmartNAVI Main window previously but is
no longer there, the SmartStor is probably locked up or frozen and requires a
hard reboot.
Caution
This action is appropriate only when there are no data transfers or
installations in progress.
Do not disconnect the power to reboot the SmartStor unless the
proper shutdown procedure does not work.
Keep the SmartNAVI Main window open during this procedure.
To hard reboot the SmartStor:
1.
Press and hold the Power button for five seconds.
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During a proper shutdown, the System Status LED turns RED, then goes
dark.
If the System Status LED stays BLUE, the SmartStor is locked up.
See Figure 8.
Figure 8. SmartStor front and back views
Disk Activity LED
System Status LED
Power Button
Power Connection
2.
Disconnect the power cable from the SmartStor.
3.
Wait 10 seconds, then reconnect the power cable.
4.
Press the Power button.
It takes about a minute to boot the SmartStor. When fully booted:
5.
•
The System Status LED turns blue.
•
The buzzer beeps one time.
Verify that the SmartStor now appears in SmartNAVI Main window.
See Figure 7.
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The SmartStor automatically runs a File System Check due to the abnormal
shutdown. During the File System Check, the System Status LED blinks
amber and the Disk Activity LEDs blink blue. See page 310 for more
information.
Checking Your Email Inbox
If you enabled Mail Alert in PASM, the SmartStor will send you an email message
when a problem arises. Look for a message from “root.”
Figure 9. Email message from the SmartStor.
See “Adding an Email Alert Recipient” on page 259 for more information about
email alerts.
Restoring the Default Password
Normally, you change your password in PASM. See “Changing the User's
Password” on page 205.
If you changed the password and then forgot the new password, you can reset
the SmartStor to the default password: admin. Use a straightened paper clip or
the tip of a ball-point pen as a reset tool.
To reset the Administrator’s password:
1.
Verify that the SmartStor is fully booted.
2.
Insert your reset tool into the reset button hole on the back of the SmartStor.
See Figure 10.
3.
Press and hold the reset button for eight seconds, until the System Status
LED flashes three times.
See Figure 10. The Administrator’s password is now reset to admin.
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Figure 10.Reset button and System Status LED
Reset button
System Status LED
Resolving a Windows Firewall Issue
If you a running a personal firewall on your Windows PC, the firewall might
prevent the you from accessing the SmartStor over your network.
Follow this procedure to add an exception for the SmartStor:
1.
From the Windows Start menu, choose Settings, then Network Connections.
The Network Connections window opens.
2.
Right-click Local Area Connection and choose Properties from the popup
menu.
The local Area Connection properties dialog box opens.
3.
Click the Advanced tab.
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4.
Click the Settings button.
The Windows Firewall dialog box opens.
5.
6.
Click the Advanced tab.
Under Network Connection Setting, click the Settings button.
The Advanced Settings dialog box opens.
7.
Click the Add button.
The Service Settings dialog box opens.
8.
In the Description of service field, type Promise NAS utility.
9.
In the Name or IP address field, type the IP address of the SmartStor.
See “Finding the SmartStor’s IP Address” on page 23.
10. In the External Port field, type 49152.
11. Click the UDP option button.
12. In the Internal Port field, type 49152.
13. Click the OK button.
Figure 11. Windows Firewall Advanced Service Settings
14. Click the OK buttons in the Advanced Settings, Windows Firewall, and Local
Area Connection Properties dialog boxes.
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Frequently Asked Questions (below)
•
Contacting Technical Support (page 329)
•
Limited Warranty (page 332)
•
Returning Product For Repair (page 334)
Frequently Asked Questions
Also see “Chapter 7: Troubleshooting” on page 305.
The SmartStor worked OK until I turned it off. When I turned it on again, my
Windows network drive connection no longer works.
When you powered up the SmartStor, the DHCP server assigned a different
IP address to the SmartStor. Here are two possible solutions:
•
You may be able to reset the SmartStor’s IP address manually. See
“Mounting a Share Folder / Creating a Network Drive” on page 98 or
“Changing Network Settings” on page 102.
Note that changing the SmartStor’s IP address may cause an IP
address conflict on your network. Check with your Network
Administrator before taking this action.
•
If you cannot restore the previous IP address, you must create new
network drives and printer connections. See “Chapter 3: Connecting to
the SmartStor” on page 31.
When I start Windows, a message displays that says, “Could not reconnect
all network drives.”
The SmartStor reconnects to your PC shortly after Windows starts. In most
cases, the SmartStor network drives will be available by the time you click
them.
The SmartNAVI application cannot access the SmartStor over the network.
If you a running a personal firewall on your Windows PC, the firewall might
prevent you from accessing folders on the SmartStor. You must do one of the
following actions:
•
Disable the firewall
•
Add an exception for the SmartStor
See “Resolving a Windows Firewall Issue” on page 322.
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I tried to connect my SmartStor as a network drive using SmartSYNC, but
Windows displayed an error message.
There might be an IP address conflict between the SmartStor and another
device on your network. See your Network Administrator for assistance.
I cannot log into the SmartStor with through the AD Domain.
Be sure you use a “domain name\user name” when you log into the
SmartStor using SMB, FTP, or AFP. You must use the “\” character.
Many FTP clients do not support a space in the domain name or user name.
Also, the SmartStor does not support a user home directory.
How does the SmartStor integrate into an NIS Domain?
If the NIS domain account or group name is the same as the SmartStor, the
SmartStor will apply them to its account or group.
If the SmartStor joins a NIS Domain, joining only affects the NFS service and
Quota settings. The other services are not affected.
How are non-ASCII folder file names displayed?
The SmartStor supports Unicode, so you can use non-ASCII characters in
your folder names. Windows 98 and ME do not support Unicode, so they
cannot display your folder names properly. But you can still access your
folders.
I tried to copy a Windows shortcut to my network drive, but an error
message says there is not enough free disk space.
Normally, you can copy a Windows shortcut to a network drive. However, if
the network drive is a USB drive or memory stick with FAT32 file format, the
SmartStor might not recognize the shortcut and prevent you from copying it.
If this situation occurs, choose a different folder in which to copy the shortcut.
Does SmartStor support a USB drive or memory stick with FAT16 file
format?
No. If you attach the FAT16 USB drive or memory stick to SmartStor, you can
see the files on it. But if you attempt to copy files to the drive or memory
stick, Windows might display a disk full message.
How do I remove a USB drive or memory stick from the SmartStor?
Be sure that no files on the USB drive or memory stick are still open. Then
unplug the USB drive or memory stick from the SmartStor. The SmartStor
automatically unmounts the USB drive or memory stick.
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Can I do a One Touch Backup or a regular Backup on a protected folder or
file on my Windows PC?
No. Windows does not allow SmartSYNC to access protected folders and
files. If you want to perform a backup, you must first disable protection on
your folders and files.
I enabled One Touch Backup and pressed the button on the SmartStor but
no files were backed up. What happened?
You must create a backup schedule using SmartNAVI. The backup schedule
tells One Touch Backup which folders and files to backup from your PC onto
the SmartStor.
Which FTP clients are compatible with the SmartStor’s FTP server?
Promise recommends FTP clients that support Unicode, such as Filezilla or
Smart FTP for Windows, Filezilla for Linux, and Transmit v3.5.5 for Mac.
If your FTP client does not support Unicode, you have two choices:
•
Use only ASCII characters to name your shared folders.
•
Set your SmartStor for double-byte character encoding. See page 220.
Can I move the disk drives from one SmartStor to a different SmartStor?
Yes. However, to access the RAID Volume on the new SmartStor, you must
run the Recover function. When SmartStor’s memory does not match the
RAID Volume on the disk drives, the RAID Volume is considered invalid and
the Recover function becomes available. See “Responding to an Invalid
RAID Volume” on page 309.
I set up email alert recipients but they never receive any messages.
In most cases, you must setup SMTP authentication in order for your alert
messages to pass your SMTP server. See “Setting up SMTP Authentication”
on page 257.
Can SmartStor handle jumbo frames?
Yes. But you must set the maximum frame size in PASM. See “Working with
Jumbo Frames” on page 253.
I tried to create a share folder called “Admin” but the PASM software would
not let me.
The Admin name is a reserved folder name. Choose another folder name.
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I created a share folder and gave it the same name as a local user. This
action caused a conflict.
The system does not check share folder names against user names,
therefore it is possible to create two folders with the same name. If this
happens, delete the share folder, so that only the user’s home folder
remains.
Is there a Windows browser that supports the Bonjour service?
Yes. Apple’s Safari browser supports Bonjour and is available for Windows.
And a Bonjour for Windows plug-in is available for Internet Explorer.
Why do my drives fill up when I regularly delete unused files?
If you are running a Windows OS with the Recycle Bin enabled, you must
periodically empty Recycle Bin. Deleted files move to the Recycle Bin, the
same as on a Windows PC. They are not deleted from the SmartStor until
you empty the Recycle Bin.
Where can I find a list of plug-ins installed on my SmartStor?
You can view a list of installed plug-ins using NAS Management in the
SmartNAVI Main Window or under File & Print, Protocol Control in PASM.
On a Windows PC, you can also right-click the SmartNAVI tray icon and
choose About. On a Mac, you can also click the Help dropdown menu and
choose About.
Where can I find a list of plug-ins available for my SmartStor?
Check for the latest plug-ins on the Promise Support Website. Plug-in file
names end with a .ppg extension.
How do I make the SmartStor quieter?
The loudest component on SmartStor is the cooling fan. But the fan can run
at low speed part of the time and sometimes not at all. Be sure the Smart
Fan feature is enabled in PASM under System Management, Enclosure
Management.
Does the SmartStor have a power-saving feature?
Yes. The System Standby feature powers down the disk drives after a
selected period of inactivity. To enable System Standby, go to Management,
Power Options in PASM.
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Contacting Technical Support
Promise Technical Support provides several support options for Promise users to
access information and updates. We encourage you to use one of our electronic
services, which provide product information updates for the most efficient service
and support.
If you decide to contact us, please have the following information available:
•
Product model and serial number
•
BIOS, firmware, and driver version numbers
•
A description of the problem / situation
•
System configuration information, including: motherboard and CPU type,
hard drive model(s), SAS/SATA/ATA/ATAPI drives & devices, and other
controllers.
Technical Support Services
Promise Online™ Web Site
http://www.promise.com/support/
support_eng.asp
(technical documents, drivers, utilities, etc.)
United States
E-mail Support
e-Support On-Line
Fax Support
(408) 228-1100 Attn: Technical Support
Phone Support
(408) 228-1400 option 4
If you wish to write us for
support:
Promise Technology, Inc.
580 Cottonwood Drive
Milpitas, CA 95035, USA
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The Netherlands
E-mail Support
e-Support On-Line
Fax Support
+31 (0) 40 256 9463 Attn: Technical Support
Phone Support
+31 (0) 40 235 2600
If you wish to write us for
support:
Promise Technology Europe B.V.
Science Park Eindhoven 5542
5692 EL Son, The Netherlands
Germany
E-mail Support
e-Support On-Line
Fax Technical Support
+49 (0) 2 31 56 76 48 - 29
Attn: Technical Support
Phone Technical Support
+49 (0) 2 31 56 76 48 - 10
If you wish to write us for
support:
Promise Technology Germany
Europaplatz 9
44269 Dortmund, Germany
E-mail Support
e-Support On-Line
Fax Support
0039 06 367 12400 Attn: Technical Support
Phone Support
0039 06 367 12626
If you wish to write us for
support:
Promise Technology Italy
Piazza del Popolo 18
00187 Roma, Italia
Italy
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Taiwan
E-mail Support
e-Support On-Line
Fax Support
+886 3 578 2390 Attn: Technical Support
Phone Support
+886 3 578 2395 (ext. 8822, 8823)
If you wish to write us for
support:
Promise Technology, Inc.
2F, No. 30, Industry E. Rd. IX
Science-based Industrial Park
Hsin-Chu 30075, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
China – Beijing
E-mail Support
e-Support On-Line
Fax Support
+86 10 8857 8015 Attn: Technical Support
Phone Support
+86 10 8857 8085 or 8095
If you wish to write us for
support:
Promise Technology China – Beijing
Room 1205, Tower C
Webok Time Center, No.17
South Zhong Guan Cun Street
Hai Dian District, Beijing 100081, China
China – Shanghai
E-mail Support
e-Support On-Line
Fax Support
+86 21 6249 4627 Attn: Technical Support
Phone Support
+86 21 6249 4192, 4193, or 4199
If you wish to write us for
support:
Promise Technology China – Shanghai
Room 508, Leader Tower
1189 West Wu Ding Road
Jing An District, Shanghai 200042, China
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Limited Warranty
Promise Technology, Inc. (“Promise”) warrants that this product, from the time of
the delivery of the product to the original end user:
a)
all components for a period of two (2) years;
b)
will conform to Promise’s specifications;
c)
will be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use
and service.
This warranty:
a)
applies only to products which are new and in cartons on the date of
purchase;
b)
is not transferable;
c)
is valid only when accompanied by a copy of the original purchase
invoice;
d)
Is not valid on spare parts.
This warranty shall not apply to defects resulting from:
a)
improper or inadequate maintenance, or unauthorized modification(s),
performed by the end user;
b)
operation outside the environmental specifications for the product;
c)
accident, misuse, negligence, misapplication, abuse, natural or
personal disaster, or maintenance by anyone other than a Promise or a
Promise-authorized service center.
Disclaimer of other warranties
This warranty covers only parts and labor, and excludes coverage on software
items as expressly set above.
Except as expressly set forth above, Promise DISCLAIMS any warranties,
expressed or implied, by statute or otherwise, regarding the product, including,
without limitation, any warranties for fitness for any purpose, quality,
merchantability, non-infringement, or otherwise. Promise makes no warranty or
representation concerning the suitability of any product for use with any other
item. You assume full responsibility for selecting products and for ensuring that
the products selected are compatible and appropriate for use with other goods
with which they will be used.
Promise DOES NOT WARRANT that any product is free from errors or that it will
interface without problems with your computer system. It is your responsibility to
back up or otherwise save important data before installing any product and
continue to back up your important data regularly.
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No other document, statement or representation may be relied on to vary the
terms of this limited warranty.
Promise’s sole responsibility with respect to any product is to do one of the
following:
a)
replace the product with a conforming unit of the same or superior
product;
b)
repair the product.
Promise shall not be liable for the cost of procuring substitute goods, services,
lost profits, unrealized savings, equipment damage, costs of recovering,
reprogramming, or reproducing of programs or data stored in or used with the
products, or for any other general, special, consequential, indirect, incidental, or
punitive damages, whether in contract, tort, or otherwise, notwithstanding the
failure of the essential purpose of the foregoing remedy and regardless of
whether Promise has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Promise
is not an insurer. If you desire insurance against such damage, you must obtain
insurance from another party.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages for consumer products, so the above limitation may not apply to you.
This warranty gives specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that
vary from state to state. This limited warranty is governed by the State of
California.
Your Responsibilities
You are responsible for determining whether the product is appropriate for your
use and will interface with your equipment without malfunction or damage. You
are also responsible for backing up your data before installing any product and
for regularly backing up your data after installing the product. Promise is not liable
for any damage to equipment or data loss resulting from the use of any product.
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Returning Product For Repair
If you suspect a product is not working properly, or if you have any questions
about your product, contact our Technical Support Staff through one of our
Technical Services, making sure to provide the following information:
•
Product model and serial number (required)
•
Return shipping address
•
Daytime phone number
•
Description of the problem
•
Copy of the original purchase invoice
The technician will assist you in determining whether the product requires repair.
If the product needs repair, the Technical Support Department will issue an RMA
(Return Merchandise Authorization) number.
Important
Obtain an RMA number from Technical Support before you return
the product and write the RMA number on the label. The RMA
number is essential for tracking your product and providing the
proper service.
Return ONLY the specific product covered by the warranty (do not ship cables,
manuals, diskettes, etc.), with a copy of your proof of purchase to:
USA and Canada:
Promise Technology, Inc.
Customer Service Dept.
Attn.: RMA # ______
47654 Kato Road
Fremont, CA 94538
Other Countries:
Return the product to your dealer
or retailer.
Contact them for instructions
before shipping the product.
You must follow the packaging guidelines for returning products:
•
Use the original shipping carton and packaging
•
Include a summary of the product’s problem(s)
•
Write an attention line on the box with the RMA number
•
Include a copy of proof of purchase
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You are responsible for the cost of insurance and shipment of the product to
Promise. Note that damage incurred due to improper transport or packaging is
not covered under the Limited Warranty.
When repairing returned product(s), Promise may replace defective parts with
new or reconditioned parts, or replace the entire unit with a new or reconditioned
unit. In the event of a replacement, the replacement unit will be under warranty
for the remainder of the original warranty term from purchase date, or 30 days,
whichever is longer.
Promise will pay for standard return shipping charges only. You will be required to
pay for any additional shipping options (such as express shipping).
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•
Upgrading the Firmware (below)
•
Connection Problems After Restart (page 340)
•
Replacing the Power Supply (page 340)
•
Replacing the Cooling Fan (page 342)
•
Replacing the Battery (page 344)
Upgrading the Firmware
Follow this procedure to upgrade the firmware on your SmartStor.
Downloading the Firmware Upgrade File
To download the upgrade file:
1.
Point your browser to http://www.promise.com/support/support_eng.asp.
2.
Download the NS4600 firmware upgrade file to your PC.
3.
Copy the firmware upgrade file from your PC to a folder on the SmartStor.
Installing the Firmware Upgrade File
Warning
Do not disconnect the power or shut down the SmartStor while the
upgrade is running!
To install the firmware upgrade file:
1.
Log into PASM.
2.
3.
Click the Administration topic and choose the Management icon to expand
the Tree.
In the Tree, click the System Upgrade icon.
4.
Click the Firmware Upgrade tab.
5.
From the Volume dropdown menu, choose the Volume that has the folder
with the firmware image file.
6.
From the Folder dropdown menu, choose the Folder that contains the
firmware upgrade file.
7.
In the File Name field, type the name of the firmware upgrade file.
Or highlight the file and copy the name, then paste the name into the field.
8.
Click the OK button to begin the upgrade.
The upgrade takes about two to three minutes.
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When the installation is done, the SmartStor reboots automatically. When the
SmartStor beeps once, it is ready for use.
Error During Upgrade
If an error occurs during the firmware upgrade, the SmartStor cannot reboot in
mormal mode. You must boot the SmartStor in Safe Mode and repeat the
firmware installation. See “Booting the SmartStor in Safe Mode” below.
No Reboot After Upgrade
If the SmartStor has not rebooted after 20 minutes, there might be a service
conflict that prevented the reboot. You must hard boot the SmartStor manually.
See “Hard Booting the SmartStor” below.
Booting the SmartStor in Safe Mode
If an error occurs during firmware upgrade, the SmartStor will not reboot
normally. You must reboot the SmartStor in Safe Mode and repeat the firmware
upgrade
To boot the SmartStor in safe mode:
1.
2.
Press the Power button.
Immediately press the Power and Reset buttons at the same time.
See page 339, Figure 1.
It takes about a minute to boot the SmartStor. When fully booted:
•
The System Status LED turns blue.
•
The buzzer beeps one time.
At this point, the SmartStor is in Safe Mode.
3.
Repeat the procedure under “Installing the Firmware Upgrade File” on
page 337.
Hard Booting the SmartStor
Caution
Do not disconnect the power to reboot the SmartStor unless the
SmartStor failed to reboot itself after the firmware update.
To hard reboot the SmartStor:
1.
Disconnect the power cable from the SmartStor.
See page 339, Figure 1.
2.
Wait 10 seconds, then reconnect the power cable.
3.
Press the Power button.
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It takes about a minute to boot the SmartStor. When fully booted:
4.
•
The System Status LED turns blue.
•
The buzzer beeps one time.
Verify that the SmartStor now appears in SmartNAVI Main window.
The SmartStor automatically runs a File System Check due to the abnormal
shutdown. During the File System Check, the System Status LED blinks
amber and the Disk Activity LEDs blink blue.
See “Checking File System Status in PASM” on page 310 for more
information.
Figure 1. SmartStor front and back views
Disk Activity LED
System Status LED
Power Button
Reset Button
Power Connection
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Connection Problems After Restart
If your SmartStor’s network settings were set to Obtain an IP address
automatically, your DHCP server might assign a different IP address to the
SmartStor when you restart the SmartStor after is was shutdown for repairs.
This condition does not apply if you assigned your SmartStor’s IP address
manually.
If you experience network drive or printer connection failures, check the
SmartStor’s current IP address. See “Finding the SmartStor’s IP Address” on
page 23.
If the SmartStor’s IP address has changed, your previous network drives and
printer connections will no longer work.
Here are two possible solutions:
•
You may be able to reset the SmartStor’s IP address manually. See
“Changing Network Settings” on page 137 or “Making Network Settings” on
page 252.
Note that changing the SmartStor’s IP address may cause an IP address
conflict on your network. Check with your Network Administrator before
taking this action.
•
If you cannot restore the previous IP address, you must create new network
drives and printer connections. See “Chapter 3: Connecting to the
SmartStor” on page 31.
Replacing the Power Supply
Important
If your SmartStor is still under warranty, contact Technical Support
for repair under RMA. See page 329.
The SmartStor NS4600 uses the following power supply.
•
Make and model: Edac EA11003E
•
Input: 100 to 240 V, 2.5 A , 50-60 Hz
•
Output: 12V, 8.33A max. through a DIN 22, 4-pin connector
Removing the Power Supply
To remove the old power supply:
1.
Shut down the SmartStor.
See “Shutting Down the SmartStor” on page 30 or page 271.
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2.
Unplug the power cord.
3.
Turn the SmartStor enclosure upside down.
4.
Press the two latches on the underside of the enclosure, release and remove
the cover.
Latches
Feet (4)
Bottom of
enclosure
5.
Press the power supply retainer back, slide the power supply forward and lift
the power supply out of its cradle.
6.
Unplug the motherboard power connector.
Motherboard
power
connector
EMI core
Power Supply
Power Supply
Retainer
Installing the Power Supply
To install the new power supply:
1.
Plug in the motherboard power connector.
2.
Lay the power supply into its cradle and slide it back into position.
Be sure the pads on the power supply are downward and the retainer is
holding the power supply in place.
3.
Lay the cover in position and press it down until the two latches snap shut.
4.
Turn the SmartStor over and set it on its feet.
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5.
6.
Plug in the power cord.
Boot the SmartStor.
See “Connecting the Power” on page 10.
Replacing the Cooling Fan
Warning
The fan contains hazardous moving parts. Keep fingers and other
body parts away.
Important
If your SmartStor is still under warranty, contact Technical Support
for repair under RMA. See page 329.
The SmartStor NS4600 uses the following cooling fan.
•
Make and model: NMB-MAT 3106KL-04W-B39-C50
•
Dimensions: 80 x 80 x 15mm
•
Input: 12V, 0.11A
•
Output: 2200 RPM, 23.3 CFM, tachometer signal
A replacement fan might be noisier in operation if the fan lacks a tachometer
signal which SmartStor’s management software uses to monitor and control fan
speed.
Removing the Cooling Fan
To remove the old cooling fan:
1.
Shut down the SmartStor.
See “Shutting Down the SmartStor” on page 30 or page 271.
2.
Unplug the power cord.
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3.
Remove the four screws from the back cover and remove the back cover.
Screw
Screw
Screw
Screw
4.
Unplug the three-wire fan power connector at the motherboard.
5.
Gently press outward on the two retainer clips to release the fan.
Fan power
connector
Cooling Fan
Retainer clip
Connector
holes
Retainer clip
Installing the Cooling Fan
To install the new cooling fan:
1.
Genly press the new fan into position between the retainer clips on the back
cover.
Be sure that the fan is positioned to blow outward and the wires extend
toward the connector holes in the back panel.
2.
Attach the three-wire fan power connector at the motherboard.
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3.
Place the back cover in position and install the four screws.
4.
Plug in the power cord.
5.
Boot the SmartStor.
See “Connecting the Power” on page 10.
Replacing the Battery
Cautions
•
Using the incorrect type of replacement battery can cause an
explosion.
•
Dispose of used batteries according to the instructions that
come with the battery.
Important
If your SmartStor is still under warranty, contact Technical Support
for repair under RMA. See page 329.
The SmartStor NS4600 uses CR2032 3V battery.
Removing the Battery
To remove the old battery:
1.
Shut down the SmartStor.
See “Shutting Down the SmartStor” on page 30 or page 271.
2.
Unplug the power cord.
3.
Lay the SmartStor enclosure on its side and remove the side cover locking
screw.
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4.
Slide the side cover forward approximately 10 mm (3/8 inch) and lift the
cover off the enclosure.
Side of
enclosure
Side cover
Side cover
lock screw
Latches
Bottom of
enclosure
5.
Press the two latches on the underside of the enclosure, release and remove
the bottom cover.
6.
Unplug the motherboard power connector.
Motherboard
power
connector
Power Supply
7.
Remove the four screws from the back cover and remove the back cover.
8.
Unplug the three-wire fan power connector at the motherboard.
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9.
Turn the enclosure on its side and remove the four screws holding the
motherboard in place.
Screw
Screw
PCI slot
(other side)
Motherboard
Enclosure
Screw
Screw
10. Carefully lift the motherboard out of the enclosure and lay the motherboard
on a static-free surface.
Caution
The disk drive daughterboard plugs into the PCI slot on the
motherboard. When you lift the motherboard out of the enclosure,
you also unplug the duaghterboard from the motherboard.
11. Squeeze the clip to release the old battery.
PCI slot
Battery
Motherboard
Installing the Battery
To install the new battery:
1.
Press the new battery in to the slot until the latch clicks.
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Be sure you install the battery with the writing side up.
2.
Place the motherboard back into the enclosure.
Carefully align the PCI slot with the daughterboard and gently press the two
boards together.
3.
Install the four screws that hold the motherboard in place.
4.
Attach the three-wire fan power connector at the motherboard.
5.
Place the back cover in position and install the four screws.
6.
Plug in the motherboard power connector.
7.
Lay the cover in position and press it down until the two latches snap shut.
8.
Lay the side cover in position and slide is backward all the way.
9.
Install the side cover locking screw and set the SmartStor on its feet.
10. Plug in the power cord.
11. Boot the SmartStor.
See “Connecting the Power” on page 10.
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Appendix B: Important Information
GNU General Public License
This product includes copyrighted third-party software licensed under the terms
of the GNU General Public License. Please see the GNU General Public License
(“GPL”) for the exact terms and conditions of this license at www.gnu.org.
The GPL source code incorporated into the product is available for free download
at our web site www.promise.com/support/download/download_eng.asp.
Subject to GPL, you may re-use, re-distribute and modify the GPL source code.
Note that with respect solely to the GPL Software, no warranty is provided, we do
not offer direct support for the distribution.
Battery
Caution
Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an incorrect type.
Dispose of used batteries according to the instructions.
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Index
reset 322
buzzer
alarm 305
enable/disable 262
one beep 10, 236, 271, 272
three beeps 273
two beeps, repeated 305
A
about this manual 1
action status, RAID Volume 231
AD domain 214, 326
add
email alert recipient 259
folder 226
group 207
group member 207
plug-ins 261
RAID Volume 233
spare drive 234
user 204
Add Printer Wizard 48
Administrator’s password, change
C
cable, network 317
client OS support 4, 11
close
PASM 199
close SmartNAVI 69
codec 276
computer name 252
connections
failed after restart 325, 340
network 10, 316
power 10
USB printer 45
verifying with SmartNAVI 318
connectors
network 8, 317
power 8
RJ45 8
USB 8
USB drive 55
counter-sink screws 10
CPU temperature 274, 314, 316
critical RAID Volume 308
205
Advanced Setup 17
APC UPS 263
Apple
iTunes, installing and configuring 60
architecture, NS4600 2
audible alarm 305
Authentication dialog box 40
B
background activity
RAID Volume 232
backup
NAS replication 246
server 245
software 4
See also snapshots
Bonjour 28, 196, 328
browsers, supported 5, 23
buttons
Extend File System 235
One Touch Backup 8
power 8
D
date and time 268
daylight saving time 269
DDNS 254
default gateway 252, 253
delete
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email alert recipient 260
folder 227
group 209
group member 208
RAID Volume 235
user 206
DHCP server 253
dimensions 4
disconnect USB drive 57
disk drive
events 314
installing 9
powered down 264
replace 307
SATA 9
view 232
disk drives, moving to a different
SmartStor 309
disk status LED 306
DLNA server 223
DNS name, SMTP server 257
DNS server 252
DNS, IP address 253
domain controller 214
domain name, AD domain 214
ESD warning 7
Ethernet activity LED 317
Ethernet hub or switch 10
events
disk drive 314
enclosure 313
file system 312
log, view 256
NAS replication 313
RAID Volume 314
response to 312
snapshots 313
system 313
troubleshooting 311
export access list, UNIX/Linux PC
38, 217
Ext3 file format
55
F
fan
cooling 8
power supply 8
Smart Fan 275
speed 274, 314, 316
FAT16 file format 326
FAT32 file format 55, 326
file protocol support 3
file system
events 312
rebuilding 310
status 310
finding SmartStor’s IP address 23
Firefly Media Server plug-in 58
firewall, Windows 322
firmware, updating 337
folder
add 226
delete 227
FTP sharing 228
Mac sharing 228
movie 223
E
email
alert list, view 259
notification 321
recipients 259
enable/disable
One Touch Backup 247
Smart Fan 275
enclosure
events 313
status 315
error message
network drive 326
not enough free disk space
326
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music 223
names 326
picture 223
UNIX/Linux sharing 229
view 226
Windows sharing 228
formatting
memory stick 238
RAID Volume 233
USB drive 238
free disks 233
frozen SmartStor 319
FTP
access setup 220
client encoding 220
clients 326, 327
sharing setup 228
DNS 253
finding 23
SmartStor 252
SmartStor, finding 23
SmartStor, setting 253
SMTP server 257
UNIX/Linux PC 38, 217, 229
iTunes plug-in 58
iTunes, installing and configuring
60
J
jumbo frames 253,
L
language
PASM 198
SmartNAVI 16, 65
LEDs
color definitions 306
disk activity 8, 265
disk status 8, 265, 306
Ethernet activity 8, 265, 317
status, three blinks 273
system status 8, 236, 265,
G
GNU General Public License
group
add 207
add member 207
delete 209
delete member 208
view 206
327
349
271, 272, 306, 317
Linux
export access list 38, 217
network servers 39
setup access 216
setup network drive 36
sharing setup 229
locate SmartStor 272
locked-up SmartStor 319
H
hard reboot 319, 338
hub, network 316
I
icon
SmartNAVI 14
SmartNAVI installer 11
information, SmartNAVI 67
installing SmartNAVI 10
internal port in Windows 323
invalid RAID Volume 309, 327
IP address
M
MAC address 273
Mac
setup access 218
setup network drive 41
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setup sharing 228
mail alerts 321
Main Window, open 63
Map Network Drive 34
maximum transmission unit (MTU)
Network Servers, on Linux desktop
39
Network Time Protocol (NTP) 269
NIS domain 37, 216, 326
non-ASCII characters in folder
name 326
not enough free disk space error
message 326
NTP synchronization, view 270
253
Media Center
on SmartStor 276
memory stick
format 326
formatting 238
view 237
migrate a RAID Volume 234
mirror RAID 297, 300
mirror/stripe RAID 299, 301
Movie folder 223
Music folder 223
My Computer, network drive 22
My Network Places 32
O
One Click Setup 17
One Touch Backup
and protected folders 327
button 8
enable/disable 247
open
Main Window 63
OS, client supported 4
N
P
NAS replication
enable/disable 246
events 313
schedule 245
setup 246
network
connecting to 10
connection problems 316
connections, multiple 318
settings 252
view information 252
network drive
could not reconnect all 325
error message 326
in My Computer 22
network drive setup
Linux 36
Mac 41
UNIX 36
Windows 31
parity RAID 298, 301
partition and format 302
PASM
access from Bonjour 28, 196
access from SmartNAVI 26,
194
add group 207
add group member 207
add plug-ins 261
add spare drive 234
add user 204
buzzer, enable/disable 262
change administrator’s password 205
connecting to 23, 193
create RAID Volume 233
date and time 268
DDNS 254
delete group 209
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delete group member 208
delete RAID Volume 235
delete user 206
disk drives, power down 264
email recipients 259
enable/disable plug-ins 224
event log, view 256
folder, add 226
folder, delete 227
folder, FTP sharing 228
folder, Mac sharing 228
folder, UNIX/Linux sharing 229
folder, Windows sharing 228
FTP access, setup 220
group list 206
in browser 25, 193
jumbo frames 253
language 198
locate SmartStor 272
logging in 27, 29, 195, 197
logging out 199
Mac access, setup 218
migrate RAID Volume 234
NAS replication 246
navigating the interface 198
network settings 252
One Touch Backup 247
print server, setup 222
remove plug-ins 261
set quota 210
Setup Wizard 295
Smart Fan 275
SmartStor, shutdown/reboot
user list 204
view enclosure information 274
view folders 226
view plug-in list 224
view quota 209
view system information 273
Windows access, setup 213
password
change Administrator’s 205
PASM 29, 197
restore default 321
SmartNAVI 16
SmartStor 40, 43, 47, 51, 53
SMTP server 258
permissions
Windows 41, 215, 219, 221
personal firewall 318, 325
Picture folder 223
player, music or video, download
276
Plug-ins
add 261
enable/disable 224
link to management interface
224
list 224
remove 261
power
button 8
connecting to 10
saving 264
status 274, 314
primary server 245
print server, setup 46, 222
printer, name in Linux 50
printing
Linux 50
Mac 53
Windows 47
protected folders and files 327
protocols supported 2
270
SMTP authentication 257
snapshot backups 243
System Standby 264
UNIX/Linux access, setup 216
UPS settings 263
UPS status 263
USB drive or stick, format 238
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Public folder 18,
22, 34, 38
delete 260
recover
RAID volume 309, 327
snapshot backup 244
Recycle Bin 214, 328
replace a disk drive 307
RJ45 connector 10
Q
quota
set 210
view 209
R
S
RAID level
change 234
choosing 231, 233, 300
RAID 0 296, 300
RAID 1 297, 300
RAID 10 299, 301
RAID 5 298, 301
RAID Volume 9
add 233
automatic rebuilding 302
change RAID level 303
critical 308
delete 235
events 314
expand 234
formatting 233
invalid 309, 327
migrate 234, 303
partition and format 302
rebuild 308
recover 309, 327
status 308
view status 231
RAID, introduction to 295
reboot
connections failed after 340
SmartStor 270, 272
rebuild
file system 310
RAID Volume 308
recipient, email alert 327
add 259
safe mode 338
schedule
snapshot backup 243
server
backup 245
DHCP 253
DLNA 223
settings
network 252
quota 210
setup
FTP access 220
Linux printing 50
Mac access 218
Mac printing 53
NAS replication schedule 246
print server 46
print server access 222
snapshot backup 243
System Standby 264
UNIX/Linux access 216
UPS 263
Windows access 213
Windows printing 47
Setup, one-click or advanced 17
share folder
movie 223
music 223
picture 223
Smart Fan, enable/disable 275
SmartNAVI
cannot access SmartStor 325
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close 69
icon 14
information 67
installer icon 11
installing 10
language setting 16, 65
RAID setup 295
setting up SmartStor 15
user name and password 16
verify network connections 318
SmartStor
boot in safe mode 338
cannot connect after restart
enclosure 315
file system 310
power 274
RAID Volume 231, 308
SmartStor 306
snapshot 243
system 306
UPS 263
stripe RAID 296, 300
subnet mask 252, 253
switch, network 316
system events 313
System Standby, setup 264
system status LED 236, 271, 272,
325
date and time 268
enclosure info 274
finding IP address 23
hard reboot 319, 338
locate 272
locked up 319
plug-ins 261
reboot 270
restart 272
setting up with SmartNAVI 15
shut down 30, 271
unpacking 7
view system info 273
SMTP authentication 257, 327
snapshots
events 313
recover backups 244
setup backups 243
status 243
view 242
spare drive
add 234
explained 301
specifications 3
standalone 245
status
disk drives 306
306, 317
T
temperature, CPU 316
timezone 269
Tree, always expanded
198
U
UDP option in Windows 323
Unicode support 327
Unicode, folder name support 326
UNIX
export access list 38, 217
setup access 216
setup network drive 36
sharing setup 229
unpacking the SmartStor 7
update firmware 337
UPS 306
setup 263
view 263
USB drive
connect 55
disconnect 57
file formats 55
formatting 238
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RAID Volume on 233
view 237
Windows shortcuts 326
USB printer, connecting 45
USBDISK 55, 57, 237
user
add 204
delete 206
view 204
user name
PASM 29, 197
SmartNAVI 16
SmartStor 40, 43, 47, 51,
setup access 213
setup network drive 31
setup sharing 228
workgroup 214
53
V
view
disk drive 232
email alert list 259
enclosure info 274
event log 256
folders 226
group 206
memory stick 237
NAS replication schedule 245
network information 252
NTP synchronization 270
plug-in list 224
quota 209
RAID Volume status 231
snapshots 242
system info 273
UPS status 263
USB drive 237
users 204
W
weight 4
Windows
AD domain 214
firewall issue 322
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