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SMARTSTOR
NS4300N
Product Manual
Version 1.4
SmartStor NS4300N Product Manual
Copyright
© 2007 Promise Technology, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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Office. All other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks or
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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.
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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,
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but not limited to loss of data or profits.
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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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Contents
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Chapter 2: Installation and Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Unpacking the SmartStor NS4300N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Installing Disk Drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Connecting to the Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Connecting the Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Installing the Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Optional. Selecting Your Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Setting up the SmartStor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Connecting to PASM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Browser Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Finding the SmartStor’s IP Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
PASM in your Browser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
PASM in SmartSYNC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Chapter 3: Connecting to the SmartStor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Setting up a Network Drive on a Windows PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Setting up a Network Drive on a UNIX or Linux PC . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Setting up a Network Drive on a Macintosh PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Connecting a USB Printer to SmartStor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Setting up the Print Server on SmartStor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Setting up Windows Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Setting up Linux Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Setting up Macintosh Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Connecting a USB Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Disconnecting a USB Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
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Chapter 4: One Touch Backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Enabling One Touch Backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Creating a Backup Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Performing a One Touch Backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Viewing Your Backup Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Restoring Your Backup Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Chapter 5: SmartSYNC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Opening the SmartSYNC Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Selecting a Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Closing the SmartSYNC Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Quitting SmartSYNC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Displaying the SmartStors on your Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Starting PASM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Changing the SmartStor’s Network Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Connecting a Network Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Deleting Device (Network Drive) Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Performing a Backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Viewing Your Backup Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Performing a Restore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Scheduling a Backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Modifying a Backup Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Deleting a Backup Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Setting the Default Browser for PASM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Viewing the Event Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Clearing the Event Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Chapter 6: PASM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Connecting to PASM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
PASM in your Browser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
PASM in SmartSYNC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Selecting a Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Navigating in PASM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Setting up SmartStor with the Setup Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Managing Users and Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Viewing a List of Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Creating a User . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Changing the Administrator’s Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Changing a User's Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Deleting a User . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Viewing a List of Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
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Chapter 6: PASM, continued
Managing Users and Groups, continued
Creating a Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Adding Members to a Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Removing Members from a Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Deleting a Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Viewing Quotas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Setting Quotas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Managing File & Print Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Setting up Windows Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Setting up UNIX/Linux Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Setting up for Macintosh Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Setting up for FTP Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Setting up your Print Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Setting up your DLNA Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Viewing a List of Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Modifying Folder Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Adding a Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Deleting a Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Setting up Windows Sharing for a Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Setting up UNIX and Linux Sharing for a Folder . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Setting up FTP Sharing for a Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Managing RAID Volumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Viewing RAID Volume Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Viewing Disk Drive Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Creating a RAID Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Designating a Spare Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Migrating a RAID Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Deleting a RAID Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Viewing an External USB Drive or Memory Stick . . . . . . . . . . .83
Formatting an External USB Drive or Memory Stick . . . . . . . . .83
Managing Backups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Viewing a List of Snapshot Backups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Setting up a Snapshot Backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Viewing the NAS Replication Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Setting up NAS Replication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Enabling One Touch Backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Managing the Network Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Viewing Network Setup Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Making Network Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Working with Jumbo Frames . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
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Chapter 6: PASM, continued
Making Management Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Viewing Service Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Viewing the Event Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Setting up SMTP Authentication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Viewing the Email Alert List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Adding an Email Alert Recipient . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Deleting an Email Alert Recipient . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Upgrading the System Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Installing an Application Plug-in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Enabling and Disabling the Buzzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Viewing UPS Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Setting up a UPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Managing Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Setting System Date and Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Running the Network Time Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Viewing the Results of NTP Synchronization . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
Rebooting the SmartStor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
Shutting Down the SmartStor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Restarting the SmartStor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Viewing System Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
Viewing Enclosure Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
Chapter 7: Technology Background . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Introduction to RAID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
RAID 0 – Stripe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
RAID 1 – Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
RAID 5 – Block Striping with Distributed Parity . . . . . . . . . . . .100
RAID 10 – Mirror / Stripe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Choosing a RAID Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
RAID 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
RAID 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
RAID 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
RAID 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Spare Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Automatic Rebuilding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Partition and Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
RAID Volume Migration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
RAID 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
RAID 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
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Chapter 7: Technology Background, continued
RAID Volume Migration, continued
RAID 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
RAID 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Chapter 8: Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Responding to an Audible Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Checking the System Status LED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Checking Disk Status LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Replacing a Failed Disk Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Checking RAID Volume Status in PASM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
SmartStor Responds to a Critical RAID Volume . . . . . . . . . . .110
Responding to an Invalid RAID Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
Checking File System Status in PASM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Rebuilding the File System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
Checking the Event Log in PASM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
Responding to Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
Checking Enclosure Status in PASM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Resolving Connections with SmartSYNC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Multiple Network Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Solving Network Connection Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Checking Your Email Inbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Restoring the Default Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Resolving a Windows Firewall Issue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
Chapter 9: Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
Frequently Asked Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
Contacting Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126
Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129
Returning Product For Repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
Appendix A: Setup Wizard Advanced Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133
Appendix B: Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
Upgrading the Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
Installing Application Plug-ins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Connection Problems After Restart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145
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Chapter 1: Introduction to SmartStor
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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 4)
Promise Technology’s SmartStor NS4300N 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
NS4300N. It also describes how to use the NAS Setup Wizard, SmartSYNC
utility, and Promise Advanced Storage Manager (PASM) software.
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 NS4300N’s architecture is based on the Freescale MPC8343
microprocessor and the Promise PDC40719 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 NS4300N supports:
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Windows 2000, XP Professional, 2003 Server, and Vista clients through
SMB and CIFS protocols
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UNIX and Linux clients through the NFS protocol
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Macintosh 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
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 Macintosh
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SmartSYNC Backup Utility
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Setup Wizard Utility
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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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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RAID level support: RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10
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Large file support up to 3 TB
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Unicode file name support
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SATA RAID Controller: Promise PDC40719
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Server on a Chip: Freescale MPC8343, 400MHz
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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: 16 MB, 16-bit
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Memory: 128 MB DDR SDRAM
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Power Supply: 200-watt ATX with PFC
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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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Hardware monitoring of:
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Fan
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Temperature
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Power
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Disk status
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One-Touch button
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Enclosure status
Compatible Backup Software
SmartStor NS4300N is compatible with the following backup software products:
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VERITAS® NetBackup/Backup Exec™
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CA BrightStor™ARCserve/Enterprise
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LEGATO® NetWorker™
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Syncsort Backup Express
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Microsoft Backup Software for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/ME/XP
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Dantz Retrospect for Macintosh
Client OS Support
Microsoft Windows:
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Vista, Server 2003, XP Professional, 2000
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Supports Intel IA32, AMD64 and Intel EM64T platforms
UNIX/Linux:
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0 (AS/WS/ES)
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 (AS/WS/ES)
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SuSe Linux Enterprise 10 (Server/Desktop)
Apple Macintosh:
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Mac OS X
Browser Support
Use the latest version of the following browsers to manage the SmartStor
NS4300N:
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Internet Explorer
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Netscape Navigator
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Mozilla
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Firefox
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Safari (Mac OS X)
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Unpacking the SmartStor NS4300N (page 5)
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Installing Disk Drives (page 7)
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Connecting to the Network (page 7)
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Connecting the Power (page 8)
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Installing the Software (page 8)
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Optional. Selecting Your Network (page 12)
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Setting up the SmartStor (page 13)
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Connecting to PASM (page 17)
Unpacking the SmartStor NS4300N
The SmartStor NS4300N box contains the following items:
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SmartStor NS4300N Unit
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1.5m (4.9 ft) Power cord
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Quick Start Guide
•
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Screws for disk drives
(16, including 4 spares)
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Ethernet cable
CD with NAS Setup Wizard,
SmartSYNC software, and
Configuration Tool, 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 the software onto a
PC running Windows Vista, 2003 Server, XP Professional, or
2000.
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Figure 1. SmartStor NS4300N Front View
Disk Drive
Drive Carrier
Disk Status
LED
Disk Activity
LED
Power Button
System Status
LED
Ethernet
Activity LED
One Touch
Backup Button
Note: This SmartStor is shown without the front door.
Figure 2. SmartStor NS4300N Rear View
Disk Drive
Cooling Fan
RJ45 Network
Connection
USB
Connections
Power
Supply Fan
Power
Connection
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Installing Disk Drives
You can populate the SmartStor NS4300N 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.
4.
Insert the screws through the holes in the drive carrier and into the sides of
the disk drive.
5.
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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.
Important
If there are multiple networks at your facility, note the network to
which you connect the SmartStor. You will need this information
during the setup process.
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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 green. See Figure 1.
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The buzzer beeps one time.
Installing the Software
When you install the software onto your Windows PC, three new items are added
to the Windows Start menu:
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NAS Setup Wizard – Sets up the SmartStor
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SmartSYNC – Connects your PC to the SmartStor, sets up network drives on
your PC, and performs backups
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Configuration Tool – Ensures that the SmartStor, NAS Setup Wizard, and
SmartSYNC are all on the same network
To install the software:
1.
Insert the CD into your CDROM.
2.
Double-click on NAS Utility Installer icon.
The first installer screen appears.
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3.
Click the Next button to begin installation.
The License Agreement screen appears.
4.
Click the “I accept the terms...” option, then click the Next button.
The Customer Information screen appears.
5.
Type a user name and organization name into the respective fields or leave
them unchanged to accept the default entries.
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Click the Install option for:
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Anyone who uses this computer (all users)
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Only for me (the current user)
Click the Next button.
The Ready to Install screen appears.
6.
Click the Install button to proceed with installation.
When the installation is finished, the final installation screen appears.
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7.
Click to Finish button to close the installer.
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Optional. Selecting Your Network
If your PC has only one network connection, skip to “Setting up the SmartStor” on
page 13.
If your PC has multiple network connections, you must ensure that the SmartStor,
NAS Setup Wizard, and SmartSYNC utility are all connected to the same
network. The Configuration Tool performs that function.
To make your network selection:
1.
From the Windows Start menu, choose Programs, then Promise NAS Utility,
and then Configuration Tool.
The Change system configuration screen appears.
2.
From the lLanguage dropdown menu, choose the language you prefer.
3.
From the Scan Network Interface dropdown menu, choose the IP address
for the network where you installed the SmartStor.
The IP addresses in this menu belong to the network interface cards (NICs)
in your PC. You must select the NIC that is connected to the network where
you installed the SmartStor.
4.
Optional. Click the ... button to navigate to the browser you want to use as
with the SmartStor.
The default browser appears in the Browser Path field. Change this setting
only if you want use a different browser.
5.
Click the OK button.
6.
In the System Message, click OK to finish your network selection.
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Setting up the SmartStor
Caution
The NAS Setup Wizard will overwrite all existing settings on the
SmartStor. In most cases, you should only run the NAS Setup
Wizard one time—when you first set up your SmartStor.
The NAS Setup Wizard performs the setup procedures on your SmartStor.
To set up your SmartStor:
1.
From the Windows Start menu, choose Programs, then Promise NAS Utility,
then NAS Setup Wizard.
The NAS Setup Wizard welcome screen appears.
2.
3.
From the Choosing a llanguage dropdown menu, choose the language you
prefer.
Choose an Initiation Mode.
Click the Express Mode option if ALL of these conditions apply:
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You have a DHCP server on your network with addresses available.
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You want data protection for your RAID Volume.
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You want to use date and time settings from your PC.
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Click the Advanced Mode option if one or more of these conditions apply:
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You do not have a DHCP server on your network.
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You have a DHCP server but no addresses are available.
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You want to set the IP address manually.
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You want maximum capacity RAID 0 Volume.
•
You want to set date and time manually.
The rest of the setup instructions describe Express mode. For setup
instructions using Advanced mode, see “Appendix A: Setup Wizard
Advanced Mode” on page 133.
4.
Click Next >> to continue.
The Discovering Promise NAS screen appears. The SmartStor is listed as a
NS4300.
5.
Highlight the SmartStor you are initiating, then click Next >> to continue.
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The Login dialog box appears.
6.
Type admin into the Password field, then click OK.
The password is case sensitive.
The Select a Device Name screen appears.
7.
Select a Device Name (drive letter) to represent the default folder on the
SmartStor as a network drive on your PC.
The list begins with Z and goes in reverse alphabetical order.
Click Next >> to continue.
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The System Message appears.
8.
Click the Yes button to begin the system initiation.
The Wizard requires several minutes to configure your SmartStor, depending
on the size of your disk drives. When the Wizard is done another System
Message appears.
9.
Click OK to finish the system initiation.
The Wizard creates a RAID Volume and a default folder called Public.
If two disk drives are installed in your SmartStor, the Wizard creates a
RAID 1 Volume. If three or four disk drives are installed, the Wizard creates a
RAID 5 Volume.
The Public 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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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 18.
•
Through SmartSYNC. See page 19.
Browser Support
Choose one of the following browsers to use with PASM:
•
Internet Explorer
•
Netscape Navigator
•
Mozilla
•
Safari (Mac OS X)
•
Firefox
Finding the SmartStor’s IP Address
To access the SmartStor in your browser, you must know the SmartStor’s IP
address. Use SmartSYNC for this purpose.
1.
From the Windows Start menu, choose Programs, then Promise NAS Utility,
and then SmartSYNC.
2.
To open the SmartSYNC window, in the Windows
application tray (lower right corner of the screen),
double-click on the SmartSYNC icon.
SmartSYNC icon
The SmartSYNC screen appears with the Server
Information tab displayed. The IP address of the
SmartStor shown in the Server List.
IP address of the SmartStor
detected on the network
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PASM in your Browser
To log into PASM in your browser:
1.
Start your Browser.
2.
In the Browser address field, type in the IP address of the SmartStor.
See “Finding the SmartStor’s IP Address” on page 17.
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://
•
Enter the SmartStor’s IP address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192.168.1.194
Together, your entry looks like this: http://192.168.1.194
The PASM login screen displays.
3.
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 6: PASM” on page 61.
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PASM in SmartSYNC
To log into PASM in SmartSYNC:
1.
SmartSYNC icon
In the Windows application tray (lower right corner of
the screen), double-click on the SmartSYNC icon
(right).
SmartSYNC opens with the Server Information tab
displayed.
2.
Click on the Open GUI button (right).
Open GUI button
Your default browser starts and the PASM login screen displays.
3.
Type the 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 6: PASM” on page 61.
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Setting up a Network Drive on a Windows PC (page 21)
•
Setting up a Network Drive on a UNIX or Linux PC (page 24)
•
Setting up a Network Drive on a Macintosh PC (page 27)
•
Connecting a USB Printer to SmartStor (page 31)
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Setting up the Print Server on SmartStor (page 32)
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Setting up Windows Printing (page 32)
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Setting up Linux Printing (page 34)
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Setting up Macintosh Printing (page 37)
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Connecting a USB Drive (page 39)
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Disconnecting a USB Drive (page 42)
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 SmartSYNC for this purpose, see “Connecting a Network
Drive” on page 53. If your PC does not have SmartSYNC, use the following
procedure to setup a Network Drive with My Network Places.
To setup a network drive:
1.
On the Windows desktop, double-click on 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.
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See “Finding the SmartStor’s IP Address” on page 17.
The SmartStor appears in the search results list.
SmartStor (NS4300)
found on the network
4.
Double-click on the SmartStor to show the Public folder and any other
folders you have created.
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5.
Right-click on the folder you want and choose Map Network Drive from the
dropdown menu.
The Map Network Drive dialog box appears.
6.
In the Map Network Drive dialog box, choose a drive letter and click the
Finish button.
7.
Double-click on the My Computer icon on your Windows desktop.
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The folder on the SmartStor appears under My Computer as a network drive.
SmartStor (NS4300) under
Network Drives
You can now copy files to and from the folder on the SmartStor.
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 the Windows PC
1.
Start PASM.
See “PASM in your Browser” on page 18 or “PASM in SmartSYNC” on
page 19.
2.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the File & Print icon to expand the Tree.
3.
Click on the Protocol Control icon, then click on the UNIX/Linux tab.
4.
Next to Service, click the Enable option, then click the OK button.
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The UNIX/Linux protocol enables UNIX and Linux PCs to connect to
SmartStor.
5.
Click on the File Sharing icon in the tree.
6.
Click on the Modify tab.
7.
Check the Unix/Linux box, then click the OK button.
The UNIX/Linux file sharing enables UNIX and Linux PCs to access folders
on the SmartStor. In this case, access is given for the PUBLIC folder.
8.
Click on the Sharing Setup icon in the tree.
9.
Click on the UNIX/Linux Sharing tab.
10. In the New IP Address field, type the IP address of the UNIX/Linux PC from
which you want to access the SmartStor.
11. Click the Add button.
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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 192.168.1.194:/Volume1/Public /
SmartStor and press Enter.
Note that the IP address shown above is only an example. The IP address
you type in your terminal window will be different.
“Finding the SmartStor’s IP Address” on page 17.
Volume1 and Public refer to the default Volume and folder created during
setup.See page 13. If you created another volume or folder, use their
names.
4.
Change to the SmartStor directory. Type cd /SmartStor and press Enter.
You can now copy files to and from the folder on the SmartStor.
5.
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 on Windows Network.
3.
Double-click on the SmartStor (NS4300) on the network.
4.
Double-click on 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.
Setting up a Network Drive on a Macintosh PC
Before you can access the SmartStor from a Macintosh (Mac OS X) PC, you
must configure the SmartStor to communicate with the Mac OS.
On the Windows PC
1.
Start PASM.
See “PASM in your Browser” on page 18 or “PASM in SmartSYNC” on
page 19.
2.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the File & Print icon to expand the Tree.
3.
Click on the Protocol Control icon, then click on the Macintosh tab.
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4.
Next to Service, click the Enable option, then click the OK button.
The Macintosh protocol enables Macintosh PCs to connect to SmartStor.
5.
Click on the File Sharing icon in the Tree.
6.
Click on the Modify tab.
7.
Check the Macintosh box, then click the OK button.
The Macintosh file sharing enables Macintosh PCs to access folders on the
SmartStor. In this case, access is given for the PUBLIC folder.
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On the Macintosh PC
1.
From the Go menu, choose Connect to Server.
2.
In the Connect to Server dialog box, type afp://192.168.1.194 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 Macintosh will be different.
See “Finding the SmartStor’s IP Address” on page 17.
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.
The user name and password are case sensitive.
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4.
In the NS4300 dialog box, click on the folder you want, then click the OK
button.
5.
In the NS4300 Welcome screen, click the OK button.
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A window opens on the Macintosh 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 according to the printer’s Setup Guide or User Manual.
2.
Install the printer drivers onto your PC as described in the printer’s Setup
Guide or User Manual.
3.
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.
See “PASM in your Browser” on page 18 or “PASM in SmartSYNC” on
page 19.
2.
In the Tree, on the left side of the PASM screen, click on the + beside the
File & Print icon to expand the Tree.
3.
Click on the Protocol Control icon, then click on the Windows tab.
4.
Click the Enable option button beside Services.
5.
Click the OK button to save your settings.
6.
Click on the Printer Server tab.
7.
Click the Enable option button beside Printer Server.
8.
Click the OK button to save your settings.
Setting up Windows Printing
To set up printing on a Windows PC:
1.
2.
On the Windows desktop, double-click on the My Network Places icon.
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 17.
The SmartStor appears in the search results list.
4.
In the computer list, double-click on the SmartStor to open it.
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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 on the usbptr1 icon folder and choose Connect... from the
dropdown menu.
6.
When the warning message about printer drivers appears, click the OK
button to continue.
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7.
In the Add Printer Wizard, click on the Manufacturer and model name of your
USB printer, then click the OK button.
8.
In the Add Printer Wizard, click the OK button.
9.
To verify printer installation, in the Windows Start menu, choose Settings,
then Printers and Faxes.
The Printers and Faxes screen appears. The usbptr1 is the USB printer on
the SmartStor.
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.
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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 on the triangle icon beside NS4300.
USBPTR01 appears below NS4300. USBPTR01 represents the USB printer
connected to the SmartStor.
7.
Highlight USBPTR01 and click the Forward button.
The Authentication dialog box opens.
In the User name and Password fields, type admin, then click the OK
button.
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The user name and password are case sensitive.
The Printer Model dialog box opens.
8.
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.
9.
Click the Finish button.
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USBPTR01 is added to your printer list.
Setting up Macintosh Printing
To set up printing on a Macintosh PC:
1.
From the Apple Menu, choose System Preferences.
2.
Double-click on the Print & Fax icon.
3.
Click on the Setup Printers button.
4.
In the Printer List, click on 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.
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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.
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 Model Name list, choose the model of your printer.
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11. Click the Add button.
USBPTR01 is added to your printer list.
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 or Ext3
file formats. If the SmartStor does recognize the USB drive or memory stick, the
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usbdisk folder does not appear. See “Formatting an External USB Drive or
Memory Stick” on page 83.
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 21,
but select the usbdisk folder instead of the public folder.
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Linux PC
The USB drive appears as a folder on the SmartStor when you create a network
drive on a Linux PC.
Follow the procedure “Setting up a Network Drive on a UNIX or Linux PC” on
page 24, but select the USBDISK folder instead of the PUBLIC folder.
Macintosh PC
The USB drive appears as a folder on the SmartStor when you create a network
drive on a Macintosh PC.
Follow the procedure “Setting up a Network Drive on a Macintosh PC” on
page 27, but select the USBDISK folder instead of the PUBLIC folder.
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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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Enabling One Touch Backup (page 43)
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Creating a Backup Schedule (page 44)
•
Performing a One Touch Backup (page 45)
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Viewing Your Backup Files (page 46)
•
Restoring Your Backup Files (page 47)
One Touch Backup enables you to make a quick, automated backup of a
selected folder on your PC, at the touch of a button. You can backup the files in a
single folder, multiple folders, or your complete hard disk drive. This feature
works on the Windows PC where you installed the SmartStor software.
Caution
The SmartStor and One Touch Backup cannot restore a failed
boot drive in your PC. However, you can use the SmartStor to
save your system backup file. See your Windows documentation
for information about system backups.
For One Touch Backup to work, you must:
•
Enable One Touch Backup on the SmartStor
•
Create a Backup Schedule in SmartSYNC
Notes
•
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.
•
If you want to run the Windows Backup or Restore Wizard,
access the SmartStor as a network drive. See “Setting up a
Network Drive on a Windows PC” on page 21.
Enabling One Touch Backup
To enable One Touch Backup on the SmartStor:
1.
On the Windows PC, start PASM.
See “PASM in your Browser” on page 18 or “PASM in SmartSYNC” on
page 19.
2.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the Backup icon, then click on the Client
Backup icon.
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3.
On the One Touch Backup tab, click the Enable button for One Touch
Backup Services, then click the OK button.
Creating a Backup Schedule
For each folder you want to backup, you must create a backup schedule.
To create a Backup Schedule in SmartSYNC:
1.
On the Windows desktop, double-click on the
SmartSYNC icon (right).
2.
In SmartSYNC, click on the Schedule tab.
3.
Click the Create button.
4.
In the Backup Schedule window, verify the Destination.
SmartSYNC icon
The destination is a letter, typically Z, Y, or X, which represents a network
drive on your PC and a specific folder on the SmartStor.
5.
In the folder list, click on the + icons to expand the tree.
The Folder List is a representation of the file structure on your PC.
6.
Click on the folder you want to backup.
A checkmark appears beside the selected folder. The backup will include the
folder you select and all subfolders.
7.
Click the Next >> button.
8.
Choose a Schedule interval by number of hours, daily, or weekly.
9.
Choose a setting:
•
If you chose hours, choose the number of hours from the dropdown
menu.
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If you chose daily, choose the time of day in the hour (24-hour clock)
and minutes dropdown menu.
•
If you chose weekly, choose the time of day and day of the week in the
hour (24-hour clock), minutes, and day dropdown menus.
10. Click the Finish button.
Your Backup Schedule appears in the Schedule tab.
Performing a One Touch Backup
To perform a One Touch Backup, press the One Touch Backup button on the
front of the SmartStor.
One Touch
Backup Button
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Within moments, the folders you specified are backed up onto the SmartStor.
The One Touch Backup function backs up all of the folders on your PC for which
you created a backup schedule.
Viewing Your Backup Files
To view your backup files on the SmartStor:
1.
On the Windows PC desktop, double-click on the My Computer icon.
2.
Under Network Drives, double-click on the SmartStor.
3.
On the SmartStor, find the folder called BACKUPDATA.
The BACKUPDATA folder contains the results of the One Touch Backup
from your PC. The subfolders inside the BACKUPDATA folder match the file
structure on your PC’s hard disk drive.
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Restoring Your Backup Files
Caution
The Restore function will overwrite files in the destination folder on
your PC.
If the backup files on the SmartStor match the names of the files in
the restore location folder on your PC, the Restore function will
overwrite those files on your PC.
If you do not want to overwrite the files on your PC, take one of the
following actions:
•
Move the current files to a different folder on your PC.
•
Choose a different restore location folder.
To restore backup files from the SmartStor to your PC:
1.
On the Windows PC, open SmartSYNC and click on the Restore tab.
2.
In the Source field, select the folder that contains the backup files that you
want to restore.
In the Source field, folders are identified by their network drive names, such
as Z, Y, or X.
3.
In the Folder List, click on the folders that contain the backup files you want
to restore.
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In the Folder List, folders are identified by their file structure as it was copied
from your PC. The lowest folder in the structure is the one that actually
contains the files.
4.
5.
Choose a restore location:
•
Original location -- The same folder on your PC from which the files
were copied for the backup.
•
Select a restore location -- A folder on your PC that you specify.
Click the Start button.
The files are copied from the SmartStor to your PC.
If you selected a restore location on your PC other than the original, the
Restore function includes subfolders that match the files structure on your
PC’s hard disk drive.
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Opening the SmartSYNC Window (page 49)
•
Selecting a Language (page 49)
•
Closing the SmartSYNC Window (page 49)
•
Quitting SmartSYNC (page 50)
•
Displaying the SmartStors on your Network (page 50)
•
Starting PASM (page 50)
•
Changing the SmartStor’s Network Settings (page 52)
•
Connecting a Network Drive (page 53)
•
Deleting Device (Network Drive) Records (page 54)
•
Performing a Backup (page 54)
•
Performing a Restore (page 55)
•
Scheduling a Backup (page 56)
•
Setting the Default Browser for PASM (page 58)
•
Viewing the Event Log (page 59)
After installation, the SmartSYNC utility starts automatically in the background on
your Windows PC. SmartSYNC does not run on UNIX, Linux, or Macintosh PCs.
Opening the SmartSYNC Window
To open the SmartSYNC window, in the Windows
application tray (lower right corner of the screen), doubleclick on the SmartSYNC icon.
SmartSYNC icon
The SmartSYNC window opens.
If the SmartSYNC icon does not appear in the Windows application tray, from the
Windows Start menu, choose Programs, then Promise NAS Utility, and then
SmartSYNC.
Selecting a Language
To select a language, click on Language menu and choose the language you
prefer.
Closing the SmartSYNC Window
To close the SmartSYNC window, click the X (close) icon at the top right corner
of the window.
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The SmartSYNC window closes but the utility continues to run.
To open the SmartSYNC window again, double-click on the SmartSYNC icon in
the application tray.
Quitting SmartSYNC
To quit SmartSYNC, click the Exit button (right).
Exit button
The SmartSYNC utility quits.
To restart SmartSYNC, do one of the following actions:
•
Log out of Windows, then log in again.
•
From the Windows Start menu, choose Programs, then Promise NAS Utility,
and then SmartSYNC.
Displaying the SmartStors on your Network
To display a list of servers (SmartStors on your network), open the SmartSYNC
window.
The SmartSYNC window opens with the Server Information tab selected. A list of
servers appears in the Server List on the Server Information tab.
Starting PASM
Promise Advanced Storage Manager (PASM) displays in the default browser. To
start the default browser and display PASM:
1.
Open the SmartSYNC window.
2.
Click on the Open GUI button (right).
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Your default browser starts and the PASM login screen displays.
3.
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: SmartSYNC” on
page 49.
Also see “Setting the Default Browser for PASM” on page 58.
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Changing the SmartStor’s Network Settings
To change the SmartStor’s network settings:
1.
Open the SmartSYNC window.
2.
Click on the Server Information tab.
3.
Click on the Assign IP button (right).
Assign IP
button
The Assign IP login dialog box appears.
4.
Type the user name and password in the respective fields, then
click OK.
The default user name is admin. The default password is admin.
The user name and password are case sensitive.
The New IP Address dialog box appears.
5.
Type the following into the fields provided:
•
Computer Name – The SmartStor’s Server Name in SmartSYNC
•
IP address
•
Subnet Mask
•
Default Gateway
•
Primary DNS
•
Secondary DNS.
Note
See your Network Administrator for help in making these settings.
6.
Click OK to save your settings.
The changes appear in the Server List on the Server Information tab.
The change of IP address will disconnect the SmartStor as a network drive
under My Computer on your Windows PC
To access your data on the SmartStor, you must create a new network drive
in Windows. See “Connecting a Network Drive” on page 53.
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Connecting a Network Drive
To access the folders you create on the SmartStor, you must make them network
drives on your PC. See “Adding a Folder” on page 76.
To connect a folder on the SmartStor as a network drive:
1.
Open the SmartSYNC window.
2.
Highlight the SmartStor in the server list, then click the
Connect Network Drive button (right).
The Connect Network Drive dialog box appears.
3.
Connect Network
Drive button
Choose the Device Name and Share Folder from the dropdown menus.
The Device Name list begins with Z and goes in reverse alphabetical order.
The Share Folder list represents the folders you have created on the
SmartStor.
4.
Click the OK button.
5.
On the Windows desktop, double-click on the My Computer icon.
The Public folder on the SmartStor (NS4300) appears under My Computer
as a network drive.
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Deleting Device (Network Drive) Records
To delete a drive record only affects SmartSYNC. Deleting a drive record does
NOT delete your network drive under My Computer and it does NOT affect the
data stored in your SmartStor’s folders.
To delete a device record:
1.
Open the SmartSYNC window.
2.
Highlight a server in the Server List.
3.
Click on the Remove Device Record button (right).
A Device List window appears.
4.
Remove Device
Record button
Click on the Device Name that you want to delete, then click the Remove
button.
The Device name is removed from the list.
5.
Click X or the Cancel button to close the window.
Performing a Backup
A Backup copies folders from your PC to the SmartStor. Also see “Chapter 4:
One Touch Backup” on page 43.
Caution
The SmartStor and SmartSYNC cannot restore a failed boot drive
in your PC. However, you can use the SmartStor to save your
system backup file. See your Windows documentation for
information about system backups.
Note
•
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.
•
If you want to run the Windows Backup or Restore Wizard,
access the SmartStor as a network drive. See “Setting up a
Network Drive on a Windows PC” on page 21.
To perform a backup of a selected folder:
1.
Open the SmartSYNC window.
2.
Highlight a server in the Server List.
3.
Click on the Backup tab.
4.
Select a Destination.
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Destinations are identified by drive letters and correspond to a specific folder
on the SmartStor.
5.
Click on the folder you want to backup in the Folder List.
Click the + icon to expand the file tree.
A checkmark appears beside the selected folder. The backup will include the
folder you select and all subfolders.
6.
Do one of the following actions:
•
To perform the backup now, click Start button.
•
To perform the backup later, click the Apply button to save
your settings.
When you are ready perform the backup, click the Backup
button (right).
Backup
button
Viewing Your Backup Folders
To view your backup folders on the SmartStor:
1.
On the Windows desktop, double-click on the My Computer icon.
2.
Under Network Drives, double-click on the SmartStor.
3.
On the SmartStor, find the folder called BACKUPDATA.
The BACKUPDATA folder contains the results of the One Touch Backup
from your PC. The subfolders inside the BACKUPDATA folder match the file
structure on your PC’s hard disk drive.
Performing a Restore
Caution
The Restore function will overwrite files in the destination folder on
your PC.
Note
If you want to run the Windows Backup or Restore Wizard, access
the SmartStor as a network drive. See “Setting up a Network Drive
on a Windows PC” on page 21.
A Restore copies folders from the SmartStor to your PC.
To perform a Restore of a selected folder:
1.
Open the SmartSYNC window.
2.
Highlight a server in the Server List.
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3.
4.
Click on the Restore tab.
Select a Source.
Sources are identified by drive letters and correspond to a specific folder on
the SmartStor.
5.
6.
7.
Choose a restoration location.
•
Restore to original location – The files from the SmartStor will overwrite
the files on our PC
•
Select a restore location – The files from the SmartStor are
saved in a set of folders that match the original file structure
from where they were copied
Optional. If you chose a new Restore location, click the Browse
button (right), navigate to the destination you want, highlight the
destination folder, then click the Open button to select the folder.
Browse
button
In the Folder List, click on the folder you want to restore.
Click the + icon to expand the file tree.
A checkmark appears beside the selected folder. The restore will include the
folder you select and all subfolders.
8.
Do one of the following actions:
•
To perform the Restore now, click Start button.
•
To perform the Restore later, click the Apply button to save your
settings.
When you are ready perform the backup, click the Tools menu and
choose Restore > Start.
Scheduling a Backup
A Backup copies folders from your PC to the SmartStor.
Caution
The SmartStor and SmartSYNC cannot restore a failed boot drive
in your PC. However, you can use the SmartStor to save your
system backup file. See your Windows documentation for
information about system backups.
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Note
•
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.
•
If you want to run the Windows Backup or Restore Wizard,
access the SmartStor as a network drive. See “Setting up a
Network Drive on a Windows PC” on page 21.
To schedule the backup of a selected folder:
1.
Open the SmartSYNC window.
2.
Click on the Schedule tab.
3.
Click the Create button.
4.
In the Backup Schedule window, verify the Destination.
Destinations are identified by drive letters and correspond to a specific folder
on the SmartStor.
5.
In the folder list, click on the + icons to expand the tree.
The Folder List is a representation of the file structure on your PC.
6.
Click on the folder you want to backup.
A checkmark appears beside the selected folder. The backup will include the
folder you select and all subfolders.
7.
Click the Next >> button.
8.
Choose a Schedule interval by number of hours, daily, or weekly.
9.
Choose a setting:
•
If you chose hours, choose the number of hours from the dropdown
menu.
•
If you chose daily, choose the time of day in the hour (24-hour clock)
and minutes dropdown menu.
•
If you chose weekly, choose the time of day and day of the week in the
hour (24-hour clock), minutes, and day dropdown menus.
10. Click the Finish button.
Your Backup Schedule appears in the Schedule tab.
Also see “Chapter 4: One Touch Backup” on page 43.
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Modifying a Backup Schedule
You can change source folders, time, and day settings for a scheduled Backup.
To modify a Backup Schedule:
1.
Open the SmartSYNC window.
2.
Click on the Schedule tab.
3.
In the Schedule list, highlight the schedule you want to modify.
4.
Click the Modify button.
5.
Select the folders you want to backup from the tree, then click Next >>.
6.
Select the Schedule Type (hour, daily, weekly).
7.
Select the time and day settings.
8.
Click Finish to save your Backup settings.
Deleting a Backup Schedule
To delete a Backup Schedule:
1.
Open the SmartSYNC window.
2.
Click on the Schedule tab.
3.
In the Schedule list, highlight the schedule you want to delete.
4.
Click the Delete button.
5.
In the confirmation box, click Yes.
Setting the Default Browser for PASM
To set the default browser for PASM:
1.
Open the SmartSYNC window.
2.
Click on the Option menu and choose Browser Path...
The Setup Browser Path dialog box displays.
3.
Click on the ... button, then navigate to the browser’s .exe file.
4.
Highlight the browser’s .exe file, then click the Open button.
5.
Click the OK button to save your setting.
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Viewing the Event Log
To view the Event Log:
1.
Open the SmartSYNC window.
2.
Click on the Event Log tab.
3.
From the Type menu, select the type of events you want to display:
•
All – All events
•
Info – Information events only
•
Error – Error events only
Clearing the Event Log
To clear the Event Log:
1.
Open the SmartSYNC window.
2.
Click on the Event Log tab.
3.
Click on Clear All.
Or, click on the Event menu and choose Clear All.
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Connecting to PASM (below)
•
Selecting a Language (page 64)
•
Navigating in PASM (page 64)
•
Setting up SmartStor with the Setup Wizard (page 65)
•
Managing Users and Groups (page 67)
•
Managing File & Print Services (page 71)
•
Managing RAID Volumes (page 79)
•
Managing Backups (page 84)
•
Managing the Network Connection (page 87)
•
Making Management Settings (page 89)
•
Managing Services (page 93)
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 62.
•
Through SmartSYNC. See page 63.
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PASM in your Browser
To log into PASM in your browser:
1.
Start your Browser.
2.
In the Browser address field, type in the IP address of the SmartStor.
See “Finding the SmartStor’s IP Address” on page 17.
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://
•
Enter the SmartStor’s IP address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192.168.1.194
Together, your entry looks like this: http://192.168.1.194
The PASM login screen displays.
3.
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.
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PASM in SmartSYNC
To log into PASM through SmartSYNC:
1.
SmartSYNC icon
In the Windows application tray (lower right corner of
the screen), double-click on the SmartSYNC icon
(right).
SmartSYNC opens with the Server Information tab
displayed.
2.
Click on the Open GUI button (right).
Open GUI button
Your default browser starts and the PASM login screen displays.
3.
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.
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Selecting a Language
To select a language, click on 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 a + sign before the icon.
Icons for specific functions are listed under the categories. Click the + sign to
show the functions.
Click on the function icons to display their information on the screen. Each
function has one or more tabs in its screen.
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Setting up SmartStor with the Setup Wizard
If you used the NAS Setup Wizard utility 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.
2.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the Wizard icon, then on the Setup Wizard
icon to display the Setup Wizard screen.
Click the Next button to start the Setup Wizard.
The Step 1 screen appears.
3.
Optional. In the Computer Name field, enter a name for the SmartStor.
Use only letters, numbers, and the underscore character for the name.
4.
5.
Under network configuration, choose one of the following options:
•
Configure using DHCP – Choose this option if your network has a
DCHP server with addresses available
•
Configure using Specify an IP address – Choose this option if you want
to set the IP address and other network setting manually
If you chose the Configure using 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
See your Network Administrator for help with these settings.
6.
Click the Next button to continue.
The Step 2 screen appears.
7.
Optional. Type a new administrator password into the New Password field.
Retype the new password into the Retype Password field.
8.
Optional. To add a user, click the Add new user option button.
9.
If you clicked the Add new user option button, type a user name and
password into the fields provided, then click the Add button.
10. Click the Next button to continue.
The Step 3 screen appears.
11. Check the Enable box to the right of the services you plan to use.
•
Windows – Enables file access from Windows PCs. Also required to use
the SmartStor as a print server.
•
Unix/Linux – Enables file access from Unix and Linux PCs
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Macintosh – Enables file access from Macintosh PCs
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FTP – Enables file access from PCs using FTP
12. Optional. Type new names into the Workgroup Name and Computer
Description fields.
13. Click the Next button to continue.
The Step 4 screen appears.
You must add at least one folder, which you will access from your PC as a
networked drive.
14. To add a folder, click the Add new folder option button.
15. Type a folder name into the field provided, check the boxes of the services
you expect to use with this folder, then click the Add button.
Add more folders as required.
16. Click the Next button to continue.
The Step 5 screen appears.
If a RAID Volume already exists on the SmartStor, information about the
RAID Volume is shown. To change the RAID, you must delete it first, then
run the Setup Wizard again. See “Deleting a RAID Volume” on page 82.
17. From the RAID Level dropdown menu, select the RAID level you prefer for
your disk array.
See for more information.
18. Highlight disk drives in the Free Disks column and click the >> button to
move them to the Disks in RAID column.
19. Click the Next button to continue.
The Finish screen appears.
20. Click the Finish button to set up your SmartStor.
The setup process takes several minutes, depending on the size of your disk
drives.
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Managing Users and Groups
This category includes the following topics:
•
Viewing a List of Users (page 67)
•
Creating a User (page 67)
•
Changing the Administrator’s Password (page 67)
•
Changing a User's Password (page 68)
•
Deleting a User (page 68)
•
Viewing a List of Groups (page 68)
•
Creating a Group (page 68)
•
Adding Members to a Group (page 69)
•
Removing Members from a Group (page 69)
•
Deleting a Group (page 69)
•
Viewing Quotas (page 70)
•
Setting Quotas (page 70)
Viewing a List of Users
To view the list of Users:
1.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the Users & Groups icon.
2.
Click on the User Management icon.
A list of users appears on the Information tab.
Creating a User
You can create up to 512 Users.
To create or add a new user:
1.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the Users & Groups icon.
2.
Click on the User Management icon.
3.
Click on the Create User tab.
4.
Type a user name in the field provided.
5.
Type a password into the fields provided.
6.
Click the OK button.
Changing the Administrator’s Password
To change the Administrator’s password:
1.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the Users & Groups icon.
2.
Click on the User Management icon.
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Click on the Change Password tab.
4.
Type a new password into the fields provided.
5.
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 120.
Changing a User's Password
To change a user’s password:
1.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the Users & Groups icon.
2.
Click on the User Management icon.
3.
Click on the Change Password tab.
4.
From the User Name dropdown menu, select the name of the user whose
password you want to change.
5.
Type a new password into the fields provided.
6.
Click the OK button.
Deleting a User
You cannot delete the Administrator or the Guest. To delete any other user:
1.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the Users & Groups icon.
2.
Click on the User Management icon.
3.
Click on the Delete User tab.
4.
Click on the option button to the left of the user you want to delete.
5.
Click the OK button.
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.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the Users & Groups icon.
2.
Click on the Group Management icon.
A list of groups appears on the Information tab.
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.
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To create a group:
1.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the Users & Groups icon.
2.
Click on the Group Management icon.
3.
Click on the Create tab.
4.
Type a group name in the field provided.
5.
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 68.
To add members to a group:
1.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the Users & Groups icon.
2.
Click on the Group Management icon.
3.
Click on the Group Members tab.
4.
From the dropdown menu, choose a group to which you want to add
members.
5.
Highlight users in the Users column and click the >> button to move them to
the Members column.
6.
Click the OK button.
Removing Members from a Group
1.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the Users & Groups icon.
2.
Click on the Group Management icon.
3.
Click on the Group Members tab.
4.
From the dropdown menu, choose a group from which you want to remove
members
5.
Highlight users in the Members column and click the << button to move them
to the Users column.
6.
Click the OK button.
Deleting a Group
You must remove all members from the group before you can delete the group.
To delete a group:
1.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the Users & Groups icon.
2.
Click on the Group Management icon.
3.
Click on the Delete tab.
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Click the option button next to the group you want to delete.
5.
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.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the Users & Groups icon.
2.
Click on the Quota icon.
A list of users and groups, and the following data appear on the screen:
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Currently assigned quotas
•
Free space
•
Used space
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.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the Users & Groups icon.
2.
Click on the Quota icon.
3.
Click on the Settings tab.
4.
Highlight the user or group whose quota you want to assign.
5.
Click on one of the following options:
6.
•
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.
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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Setting up Windows Access (page 71)
•
Setting up UNIX/Linux Access (page 72)
•
Setting up for Macintosh Access (page 73)
•
Setting up for FTP Access (page 73)
•
Setting up your Print Server (page 74)
•
Setting up your DLNA Server (page 74)
•
Viewing a List of Folders (page 75)
•
Modifying Folder Services (page 75)
•
Adding a Folder (page 76)
•
Deleting a Folder (page 76)
•
Setting up Windows Sharing for a Folder (page 76)
•
Setting up UNIX and Linux Sharing for a Folder (page 77)
•
Setting up FTP Sharing for a Folder (page 78)
Setting up Windows Access
Follow this procedure to set up access from a Windows PC:
1.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the File & Print icon.
2.
Click on the Protocol Control icon.
3.
Click on the Windows tab.
4.
Click the Enable option button beside Services.
5.
Optional. Type a new Computer Description into the field provided.
6.
Choose the option button to make the SmartStor a member of:
•
An Active Directory (AD) Domain
•
A Workgroup
Note: If you join an AD Domain, you automatically disable your NIS Domain
settings. See “Setting up UNIX/Linux Access” on page 72.
7.
Optional. If you chose an AD Domain, enter the following in the fields
provided:
•
Domain Name
•
Kerberos Key Distribution Center
•
Administrator Name
•
Administrator Password
See your Network Administrator for help with this information.
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8.
Optional. If you chose an Workgroup, enter the Workgroup name into the
field provided:
See your Network Administrator for help with this information.
9.
Click the OK button to save your settings.
10. In the Tree, click on the + beside the Sharing Setup icon.
11. Click on the Windows Sharing tab.
12. Select a folder from the Folder Name dropdown menu.
13. In the User/Group list, highlight the name of a user or group.
Group names are preceded by the @ character.
14. Under Permissions, choose a permission level for this user or group:
•
Deny Access
•
Read Only
•
Read and Write
15. Click the OK button to save your settings.
You can now access the folder you selected from a Windows PC.
See “Chapter 3: Connecting to the SmartStor” on page 21 for information
about the settings that you must make on your PC.
Setting up UNIX/Linux Access
Follow this procedure to set up access from a UNIX or Linux PC:
1.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the File & Print icon.
2.
Click on the Protocol Control icon.
3.
Click on the UNIX/Linux tab.
4.
Click the Enable option button beside Services.
5.
Optional. If you want to join a NIS Domain, click the NIS Domain option
button.
Note: If you join an NIS Domain, you automatically disable your AD Domain
settings. See “Setting up Windows Access” on page 71.
6.
Optional. If you chose to join a NIS Domain, enter the Domain name into the
field provided:
See your Network Administrator for help with this information.
7.
Click the OK button to save your settings.
8.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the File Sharing icon.
9.
Click on the Modify tab.
10. From the Folder name dropdown menu, choose the folder you want to
access.
11. Check the UNIX/Linux box.
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12. Click the OK button to save your settings.
13. In the Tree, click on the + beside the Sharing Setup icon.
14. Click on the UNIX/Linux Sharing tab.
15. Select a folder from the Folder Name dropdown menu.
16. 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.
You must designate the IP addresses for each folder individually. You can
have up to 256 IP addresses for all of your folders.
17. Click the OK button to save your settings.
You can now access the folder you selected from a UNIX or Linux PC.
See “Chapter 3: Connecting to the SmartStor” on page 21 for information
about the settings that you must make on your PC.
Setting up for Macintosh Access
Follow this procedure to set up access from a Macintosh PC:
1.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the File & Print icon.
2.
Click on the Protocol Control icon.
3.
Click on the Macintosh tab.
4.
Click the Enable option button beside Services.
5.
Click the OK button to save your settings.
6.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the File Sharing icon.
7.
Click on the Modify tab.
8.
From the Folder name dropdown menu, choose the folder you want to
access.
9.
Check the Macintosh box.
10. Click the OK button to save your settings.
You can now access the specified folder from a Macintosh PC.
See “Chapter 3: Connecting to the SmartStor” on page 21 for information
about the settings that you must make on your PC.
Setting up for FTP Access
Follow this procedure to set up FTP access for your folders:
1.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the File & Print icon.
2.
Click on the Protocol Control icon.
3.
Click on the FTP Sharing tab.
4.
Click the Enable option button beside Services.
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Click the OK button to save your settings.
6.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the File Sharing icon.
7.
Click on the Modify tab.
8.
From the Folder name dropdown menu, choose the folder you want to
access.
9.
Check the FTP box.
10. Click the OK button to save your settings.
You can now access the specified folder from your PC using FTP.
If your FTP client does not support Unicode, only use ASCII characters to
name your shared folders on SmartStor. See page 125.
Setting up your Print Server
Follow this procedure to set up the SmartStor as a printer server:
1.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the File & Print icon.
2.
Click on the Protocol Control icon.
3.
Click on the Windows tab.
4.
Click the Enable option button beside Services.
5.
Click the OK button to save your settings.
6.
Click on the Printer Server tab.
7.
Click the Enable option button beside Printer Server.
8.
Click the OK button to save your settings.
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 31.
•
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 Plugand-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.
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You must install the optional DLNA plug-in before you can make this setting and
use the UPnP protocol. See “Installing Application Plug-ins” on page 142.
Follow this procedure to set up the SmartStor as a DLNA server:
1.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the File & Print icon.
2.
Click on the Protocol Control icon.
3.
Click on the DLNA Server tab.
4.
Click the Enable option button beside Services.
5.
Click the OK button to save your settings.
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.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the File & Print icon.
2.
Click on the File Sharing icon.
A list of current folders appears in the Information tab.
Modifying Folder Services
Services enable different types of PCs to access your folders. Use this function to
add or remove a service for a specific folder.
To modify the services on a folder:
1.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the File & Print icon.
2.
Click on the File Sharing icon.
3.
Click on the Modify tab
4.
From the Volume dropdown menu, select the RAID Volume containing the
folder you want to modify.
5.
From the Folder Name dropdown menu, select the folder you want to modify.
6.
Check the boxes beside the services you want to use.
7.
Click the OK button.
If the service you want is OFF, see:
“Setting up Windows Access” on page 71
“Setting up UNIX/Linux Access” on page 72
“Setting up for Macintosh Access” on page 73
“Setting up for FTP Access” on page 73
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Adding a Folder
A folder is the entity that appears as a Network Drive on your PC.
To add a folder:
1.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the File & Print icon.
2.
Click on the File Sharing icon.
3.
Click on the Create tab.
4.
From the Volume dropdown menu, select the RAID Volume in which you
want to create a new folder.
5.
In the Folder Name field, type a name for your new folder.
6.
Check the boxes beside the services you want to use.
7.
Click the OK button.
To access the new folder from a Windows PC, see “Setting up Windows
Sharing for a Folder” on page 76.
To access the new folder from a UNIX or Linux PC, see “Setting up UNIX
and Linux Sharing for a Folder” on page 77.
To make the folder a network drive on your PC, see “Chapter 3: Connecting
to the SmartStor” on page 21.
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.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the File & Print icon.
2.
Click on the File Sharing icon.
3.
Click on the Remove tab
4.
Click on the option button beside the folder you want to delete.
5.
Click the OK button.
6.
In the confirmation box, click the OK button to confirm.
Setting up Windows Sharing for a Folder
Windows sharing assigns user access the folders on your SmartStor. By default
all users and groups have read-only access.
To set up Windows sharing for a folder:
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1.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the File & Print icon.
2.
Click on the Sharing Setup icon.
3.
Click on the Windows Sharing tab.
4.
From the Volume dropdown menu, select the RAID Volume containing the
folder you want to modify.
5.
From the Folder Name dropdown menu, select the folder you want to modify.
6.
In the User/Group list, highlight the user or group to which you want to
assign permissions.
7.
In the Permission list, click on the option button for one of the following
permissions:
8.
•
Deny Access
•
Read Only
•
Read and Write
Click the OK button.
Be sure the Windows service is running for this folder. See “Setting up
Windows Access” on page 71.
Setting up UNIX and Linux Sharing for a Folder
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.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the File & Print icon.
2.
Click on the Sharing Setup icon in the tree.
3.
Click on the UNIX/Linux Sharing tab.
4.
From the Volume dropdown menu, select the RAID Volume containing the
folder you want to modify.
5.
From the Folder Name dropdown menu, select the folder you want to modify.
6.
In the New IP Address field, type the IIP address of the UNIX or Linux PC
from which you will access this folder.
7.
Click the Add button.
Be sure the UNIX/Linux service is running for this folder. See “Setting up
UNIX/Linux Access” on page 72.
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Setting up FTP Sharing for a Folder
FTP sharing assigns user access the folders on your SmartStor. By default all
users and groups have read-only access.
To set up FTP sharing for a folder:
1.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the File & Print icon.
2.
Click on the Sharing Setup icon.
3.
Click on the FTP Sharing tab.
4.
From the Volume dropdown menu, select the RAID Volume containing the
folder you want to modify.
5.
From the Folder Name dropdown menu, select the folder you want to modify.
6.
In the User/Group list, highlight the user or group to which you want to
assign permissions.
7.
In the Permission list, click on the option button for one of the following
permissions:
8.
•
Deny Access
•
Read Only
•
Read and Write
Click the OK button.
Be sure the FTP service is running for this folder. See “Setting up for FTP
Access” on page 73.
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Managing RAID Volumes
This category includes the following topics:
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Viewing RAID Volume Status (page 79)
•
Viewing Disk Drive Information (page 80)
•
Creating a RAID Volume (page 80)
•
Designating a Spare Drive (page 81)
•
Migrating a RAID Volume (page 81)
•
Deleting a RAID Volume (page 82)
•
Viewing an External USB Drive or Memory Stick (page 83)
•
Formatting an External USB Drive or Memory Stick (page 83)
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.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the RAID & File System icon.
2.
Click on the RAID Management icon.
The RAID Status tab displays the current RAID system and its status:
•
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 109.
•
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.
•
Background Activity – None is normal. Running means a background
activity is in progress.
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Viewing Disk Drive Information
To view information about a disk drive:
1.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the RAID & File System icon.
2.
Click on the RAID Management icon.
The RAID Status tab displays the current RAID system and its status.
3.
In the Disk List, double-click on a disk drive icon.
The disk drive information displays under Disk Status.
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 83.
You must have unassigned disk drives in your SmartStor to create a new RAID.
To create a new RAID Volume:
1.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the RAID & File System icon.
2.
Click on the RAID Management icon.
3.
Click on the Create tab.
4.
From the RAID Level dropdown menu, select the RAID level you prefer for
your disk array.
See “Choosing a RAID Level” on page 102 for more information.
5.
6.
Highlight disk drives in the Free Disks column and click the >> button to
move them to the Disks in RAID column.
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 76.
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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 103 and “Automatic Rebuilding”
on page 104.
To assign a spare drive:
1.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the RAID & File System icon.
2.
Click on the RAID Management icon.
3.
Click on the Create tab.
4.
From the RAID Level dropdown menu, select Spare Disk.
5.
Highlight 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.
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 105 for more information.
To migrate a RAID Volume:
1.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the RAID & File System icon.
2.
Click on the RAID Management icon.
3.
Click on the Modify tab.
4.
From the Current Volume dropdown menu, select the RAID Volume which
you want to modify.
5.
In the Migrate to RAID Level dropdown menu, select 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 requires several
minutes, depending on the type of modification taking place and 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 on the File System Management icon.
9.
In the File System Status tab, click on the Extend File System button.
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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.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the RAID & File System icon.
2.
Click on the RAID Management icon.
3.
Click on the Delete tab.
4.
Click the option button beside the RAID Volume you want to delete.
5.
Click the OK button.
6.
In the confirmation box, type yes into the field provided, then click the OK
button.
After a RAID Volume is deleted, the SmartStor reboots
automatically. When the SmartStor is fully booted:
7.
•
The System Status LED turns green (right)
•
The buzzer beeps one time (if the buzzer is
enabled)
Close your browser then restart the browser to access
PASM.
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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.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the RAID & File System icon.
2.
Click on the RAID Management icon.
The USB drive or memory stick appears as a USB External Disk
3.
Click on the File System Management icon.
The USB drive or memory stick appears as a Volume called USBDISK.
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 21 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.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the RAID & File System icon.
3.
Click on 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:
•
FAT 32 – Use for Windows, Linux, and Macintosh PCs, and SmartStor
•
Ext3 – Use for UNIX and Linux PCs, and SmartStor
6.
Click on 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.
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Managing Backups
This category includes the following topics:
•
Viewing a List of Snapshot Backups (page 84)
•
Setting up a Snapshot Backup (page 84)
•
Viewing the NAS Replication Schedule (page 85)
•
Setting up NAS Replication (page 85)
•
Enabling One Touch Backup (page 86)
Viewing a List of Snapshot Backups
To view the list of Snapshot backups:
1.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the Backup icon.
2.
Click on the Snapshot Backup icon.
The current list of Snapshots displays on the Information tab.
Setting up a Snapshot Backup
Caution
Setting up a Snapshot will delete all existing snapshots.
To setup a Snapshot Backup:
1.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the Backup icon.
2.
Click on the Snapshot Backup icon.
3.
Click on the Setup tab.
4.
From the Volume dropdown menu, select the RAID Volume you want to
backup.
5.
Next to Snapshot Status, click the Enable option.
6.
In the Reserve Capacity dropdown menu, select a portion in GB of the RAID
Volume you want to reserve for snapshots.
7.
Click the OK button.
8.
In the confirmation box, type yes into the filed provided than click the OK
button.
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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.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the Backup icon.
2.
Click on 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
•
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.
Setting up NAS Replication
To set up NAS replication:
1.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the Backup icon.
2.
Click on the NAS Replication icon.
3.
Click on 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:
•
Disable – Disables NAS Replication
•
Do it at once – Performs a NAS Replication when you click the OK
button.
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•
Time interval by hour – Set an hourly interval for NAS Replications to
happen.
•
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.
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.
To enable One Touch Backup:
1.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the Backup icon.
2.
Click on the Client Backup icon.
3.
In the One Touch Backup tab, click on the Enable
option.
4.
Click the OK button.
One
Touch
Backup
Button
To disable One Touch Backup, click the Disable option, then click the OK button.
See “Chapter 4: One Touch Backup” on page 43.
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Managing the Network Connection
This category includes the following topics:
•
Viewing Network Setup Information (page 87)
•
Making Network Settings (page 87)
•
Working with Jumbo Frames (page 88)
Viewing Network Setup Information
To view network setup information:
1.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the Network icon.
2.
Click on 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 on the Setup tab.
Making Network Settings
To make network settings:
3.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the Network icon.
4.
Click on the Network Setup icon.
5.
Click on the Setup tab.
6.
Optional. Type a name for the SmartStor in the Computer Name field.
7.
Click on an option button to choose an Internet Protocol option:
8.
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Obtain an IP address automatically – Choose this option to let your
DHCP server make the network settings.
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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:
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IP Address
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Subnet Mask
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Default Gateway IP Address
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Primary Domain Name Server IP Address
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Secondary Domain Name Server IP Address
See your Network Administrator for help in making these settings.
9.
Click the OK button to save your settings.
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.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the Network icon.
2.
Click on the Network Setup icon.
3.
Click on the Jumbo Frame tab.
4.
From the MTU dropdown menu, select the maximum MTU or frame size:
5.
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1500 bytes (default)
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4000 bytes
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7000 bytes
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9000 bytes
Click the OK button to save your setting.
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Making Management Settings
This category includes the following topics:
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Viewing Service Status (page 89)
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Viewing the Event Log (page 89)
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Setting up SMTP Authentication (page 90)
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Viewing the Email Alert List (page 90)
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Adding an Email Alert Recipient (page 91)
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Deleting an Email Alert Recipient (page 91)
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Upgrading the System Firmware (page 91)
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Enabling and Disabling the Buzzer (page 91)
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Viewing UPS Status (page 92)
•
Setting up a UPS (page 92)
Viewing Service Status
The SmartStor runs services to enable PCs to access the folders on the
SmartStor and to work as a print server.
To view Service Status:
1.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the Management icon.
2.
Click on the Service Status icon.
The status of each service displays on the Information tab.
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ON – The service is running.
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OFF – The service is not running.
If the service you want is OFF, see:
“Setting up Windows Access” on page 71
“Setting up UNIX/Linux Access” on page 72
“Setting up for Macintosh Access” on page 73
“Setting up for FTP Access” on page 73
“Setting up your Print Server” on page 74
“Setting up your DLNA Server” on page 74
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.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the Management icon.
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Click on the Event Log icon.
A list of the 20 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.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the Management icon.
2.
Click on the Mail Alert icon.
3.
Click on the Setup tab.
4.
Next to Service, click on the Enable option button.
5.
In the SMTP Server field, type the IP address or the DNS name of your
SMTP server.
6.
In the From field, the sender’s email address that you want to appear in the
alert messages.
7.
Next to SMTP Authentication:
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Click on the Yes option button to enable authentication.
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Click on the No option button to disable authentication.
Note that most SMTP servers require authentication.
8.
9.
If you enabled authentication, to the following:
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In the User Name field, type the mail server account name.
•
In the Password field, type the password of the mailer server account.
Click the OK button.
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.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the Management icon.
2.
Click on the Mail Alert icon.
The list of recipients displays on the Mail List tab.
See “Checking Your Email Inbox” on page 120 for an example of an email
alert message.
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Adding an Email Alert Recipient
You can have up to 32 Email Alert recipients.
To add an Email Alert recipient:
1.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the Management icon.
2.
Click on the Mail Alert icon.
3.
Click on the Add tab.
4.
In the E-Mail Address field, type the recipient’s email address.
5.
Click the OK button.
Deleting an Email Alert Recipient
To delete an Email Alert recipient:
6.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the Management icon.
7.
Click on the Mail Alert icon.
8.
Click on the Delete tab.
9.
Click the option button beside the E-Mail Address you want to delete.
10. Click the OK button.
11. In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
Upgrading the System Firmware
See “Upgrading the Firmware” on page 141.
Installing an Application Plug-in
See “Installing Application Plug-ins” on page 142.
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.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the Management icon.
2.
Click on the Buzzer icon.
3.
Click on the Disable option button.
4.
Click the OK button.
Click the Enable option button, then click the OK button to enable the buzzer.
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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.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the Management icon.
Click on 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
To set up a UPS:
1.
Attach the APC UPS to one of the SmartStor’s USB ports.
2.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the Management icon.
3.
Click on the APC UPS icon.
4.
Click on the Setup tab.
The Setup tab enables you to tell the SmartStor how and when to shutdown
after a power failure.
Click the option button beside the shutdown option you want:
•
Disable. The SmartStor will continue to run until the UPS battery is
depleted
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Shutdown when the UPS reaches a set percentage of reserve power
•
Shutdown when the UPS reaches a set number of minutes of remaining
runtime
•
Shutdown after running on the UPS batteries for a set number of
minutes
5.
Optional. If you selected battery percentage, type a percentage amount in
the % field.
6.
Optional. If you selected remaining runtime or running on batteries, type the
number of minutes into the Mins. field.
7.
Click the OK button.
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Managing Services
This category includes the following topics:
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Setting System Date and Time (page 93)
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Running the Network Time Protocol (page 93)
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Viewing the Results of NTP Synchronization (page 94)
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Rebooting the SmartStor (page 94)
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Shutting Down the SmartStor (page 95)
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Restarting the SmartStor (page 95)
•
Viewing System Information (page 96)
•
Viewing Enclosure Information (page 96)
Setting System Date and Time
1.
To set the date and time on the SmartStor:
In the Tree, click on the + beside the System icon.
2.
Click on the Date / Time icon.
3.
Click on the Setup tab.
4.
From the dropdown menus, choose the time and date values.
5.
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.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the System icon.
2.
Click on the Date / Time icon.
3.
Click on the Time Zone tab.
4.
From the dropdown menu, select the time zone for your location.
5.
Click the OK button.
6.
Click on 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.
Viewing the Results of NTP Synchronization
To view the results of an NTP synchronization:
1.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the System icon.
2.
Click on the Date / Time icon.
3.
Click on the NTP tab.
The results of the latest synchronization are displayed:
•
Last Synchronization Time – Time and date of the last synchronization
•
Last Synchronization Result – OK means success
Rebooting the SmartStor
Normally you will only need to reboot the SmartStor is after a firmware upgrade.
See “Upgrading the Firmware” on page 141.
During the reboot, none of your folders will be accessible from your networked
PCs.
To reboot the SmartStor:
1.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the System icon.
2.
Click on the Reboot / Shutdown icon.
3.
Click on the Reboot option.
4.
Click the OK button.
5.
In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
The reboot runs automatically. When the SmartStor is
fully booted:
•
The System Status LED turns green (right)
•
The buzzer beeps one time (if the buzzer is
enabled)
See “Enabling and Disabling the Buzzer” on page 91.
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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 B: Maintenance” on page 141.
During and after the shutdown, none of your folders will be accessible from your
networked PCs.
To shut down the SmartStor:
1.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the System icon.
2.
Click on the Reboot / Shutdown icon.
3.
Click on the Shutdown option.
4.
Click the OK button.
5.
In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
Restarting the SmartStor
To restart the SmartStor after a shutdown, press the power
button on the front of the SmartStor chassis (right).
Power
Button
When the SmartStor is fully booted:
•
The System Status LED turns green (right)
•
The buzzer beeps one time (if the buzzer is enabled)
See “Enabling and Disabling the Buzzer” on page 91.
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Viewing System Information
To view system information:
1.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the System icon.
2.
Click on the Reboot / Shutdown icon.
3.
Click on the System Information tab.
System Information includes:
•
Operating System – Embedded Linux
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Firmware Version – Changes when you upgrade the firmware. See
“Upgrading the Firmware” on page 141
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CPU model – MPC 8343
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Network Adapter – Gigabit Ethernet
•
Network Flow – Inflow and Outflow speeds in bits per second
Viewing Enclosure Information
To view enclosure information:
1.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the System icon.
2.
Click on the Reboot / Shutdown icon.
3.
Click on the Enclosure Information tab.
Enclosure Information includes:
•
CPU temperature
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System temperature
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System Fan Speed
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Power Status 5V
•
Power Status 12V
•
Power Status 3.3V
If any values are out of specification, see “Checking Enclosure Status in
PASM” on page 116.
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Introduction to RAID (below)
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Choosing a RAID Level (page 102)
•
Spare Drive (page 103)
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Partition and Format (page 104)
•
RAID Volume Migration (page 105)
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 the NAS Setup
Wizard 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 102. 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 101.
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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:
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Image Editing
•
Pre-Press Applications
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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:
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Accounting/Financial
•
Payroll
•
Any application requiring very high availability
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RAID 5
Advantages
Disadvantages
High Read data transaction rate
Disk failure has a medium impact on
throughput
Medium Write data transaction rate
Good aggregate transfer rate
Most versatile RAID level
Recommended applications for RAID 5:
•
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:
•
Imaging applications
•
Database servers
•
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 Macintosh, 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
•
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 levels:
Target
Requirements
RAID 0
Can use same number of disk drives.
RAID 5
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 migrate to the following target RAID levels:
Target
Requirements
RAID 0
Can use same number of disk drives.
RAID 5
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 107)
•
Checking the System Status LED (page 108)
•
Checking Disk Status LEDs (page 108)
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Replacing a Failed Disk Drive (page 109)
•
Checking RAID Volume Status in PASM (page 109)
•
Checking File System Status in PASM (page 111)
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Checking the Event Log in PASM (page 112)
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Checking Enclosure Status in PASM (page 116)
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Resolving Connections with SmartSYNC (page 117)
•
Solving Network Connection Problems (page 119)
•
Restoring the Default Password (page 120)
•
Resolving a Windows Firewall Issue (page 121)
This chapter deals problems you might encounter with your SmartStor and how
to resolve them. Also see “Frequently Asked Questions” on page 123.
Responding to an Audible Alarm
The SmartStor has two beep patterns
•
Single beep, not repeated – The SmartStor is online
•
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:
•
System Status LED (see below)
•
Drive Status LED (see page 108)
•
RAID Volume status in PASM (see page 109)
•
File System status in PASM (see page 111)
•
Enclosure status in PASM (see page 116)
•
Event Log in PASM (see page 112)
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Your email inbox (see page 120)
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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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Green – Normal Enclosure function
•
Amber – There is a problem with the fan or power supply
•
Red – The fan, power supply, or file system has failed
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:
•
Green – Normal disk drive function
•
Amber – Rebuilding to this disk drive
•
Red – Failed disk drive
•
Dark – No disk drive is installed
See “Replacing a Failed Disk Drive” on page 109.
Figure 1. SmartStor Disk and System Status LEDs
Disk Status
LED
System Status
LED
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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 109.
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 green.
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.
Checking RAID Volume Status in PASM
To view RAID Volume status:
1.
Start PASM.
See “PASM in your Browser” on page 62.
Or see “PASM in SmartSYNC” on page 63.
2.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the RAID & File System icon.
3.
Click on the RAID Management icon.
The status is displayed in the RAID Status tab.
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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 109.
•
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.
•
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.
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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 Volumeis present and can be recovered.
Figure 3. An invalid RAID Volume in PASM
RAID Critical icon
Recover tab
is active
RAID Volume is
functional
Using the Recover Function
To validate the RAID Volume:
1.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the RAID & File System icon.
2.
Click on the RAID Management icon.
3.
Click on the Recover tab.
4.
On the Recover tab, click on the option button beside the invalid RAID
Volume.
5.
Click on the OK button.
The SmartStor will reboot itself to update its configuration and recognize the
RAID Volume.
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 13.
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 on the icons under the File & Print menu.
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To view File System status:
1.
Start PASM.
See “PASM in your Browser” on page 62.
Or see “PASM in SmartSYNC” on page 63.
2.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the RAID & File System icon.
3.
Click on 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
Caution
When you rebuild a File System, you delete all the folders in the
RAID volume and all the data saved in the folders.
To rebuild a File System:
1.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the RAID & File System icon.
2.
Click on the File System Management icon.
3.
In the File System Status tab, click on the RAID Volume Critical
display the Rebuild File System button.
icon to
4.
Click on the Rebuild File System button.
5.
In the confirmation box, type yes into the field provided, then click the OK
button.
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 62.
Or see “PASM in SmartSYNC” on page 63.
2.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the Management icon.
3.
Click on 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 113)
•
System (enclosure) (page 114)
•
NAS Replication (page 114)
•
Disk Drives (page 115)
•
Snapshots (page 114)
•
RAID Volumes (page 115)
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 112.
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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 81.
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 119.
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 84.
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 95.
CPU temperature is
higher than 50°C/122°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 116.
System temperature is
higher than 50°C/122°F.
System will shut down.
Be sure there is adequate air circulation around the
SmartStor.
System fan speed is lower Replace the fan. See page 143.
than 1500 RPM. Check
the system before
continuing.
AC Power failure. System Restore the AC power. Then restart the SmartStor.
will shut down.
See “Connecting the Power” on page 8.
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 108.
Check the RAID Volume. See page 109. 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 108. Replace the
failed drive. See page 109.
BSL update on disk X at
LBA [address]
Bad sector on a disk drive. Check the disk drives.
See page 108. 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 108.
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 108. Check the RAID Volume. See
page 109.
RAID status: "OFFLINE". Check the disk drives. See page 108. Replace the
The NS4300N X volume failed drive. See page 109. Create a new RAID
Y is offline.
Volume. See page 80.
RAID status: "CRITICAL". Check the disk drives. See page 108. Replace the
The NS4300N X volume failed drive. See page 109. The RAID Volume will
Y is not functioning
rebuild automatically.
correctly.
RAID X had some errors. Check the disk drives. See page 108. Replace the
Formatting was aborted! failed drive. See page 109.
Checking Enclosure Status in PASM
To check Enclosure status:
1.
Start PASM.
See “PASM in your Browser” on page 62.
Or see “PASM in SmartSYNC” on page 63.
2.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the System icon.
3.
Click on the System Information icon.
4.
Click on the Enclosure Information tab.
See Figure 5.
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Figure 5. The Enclosure Information tab with malfunctions shown
Overheat icon
Failed fan icon
Out-of-spec
power icon
The corrective action you take depends on the nature of the problem:
•
If CPU or system 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 126.
•
If any power status is out-of-specification, contact Technical Support. See
page 126.
Resolving Connections with SmartSYNC
The SmartSYNC utility is designed to detect the SmartStor on your network. If
SmartSYNC 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 Power Button and System Status LED should be green. See Figure 6.
The Ethernet Activity LED should be green or blinking green. See Figure 6.
If the Ethernet Activity LED is dark, see “Solving Network Connection
Problems” on page 119.
•
Be sure that SmartSYNC is looking on the same network where you
connected the SmartStor.
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Figure 6. Power Button, System Status and Ethernet Activity LEDs
Power Button
System Status
LED
Ethernet
Activity LED
Multiple Network Connections
If your PC has multiple network connections, you must verify that SmartSYNC is
looking on the network where the SmartStor is installed:
1.
Open SmartSYNC.
In the Windows application tray (lower right corner of
the screen), double-click on the SmartSYNC icon.
SmartSYNC icon
2.
From the Option menu, choose Scan Network
Interface.
3.
In the dropdown menu, choose the IP address of the network interface card
connected to the network where you installed the SmartStor. See Figure 7.
Figure 7. Scan Network Interface in SmartSYNC
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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:
•
Green – Network link is properly connected
•
Flashing Green – 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.
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.
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 126.
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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 8. Email message from the SmartStor.
See “Adding an Email Alert Recipient” on page 91 for more information about
email alerts.
Restoring the Default Password
Normally, you change your password in PASM. See “Changing the
Administrator’s Password” on page 67.
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 9.
3.
Press and hold the reset button for eight seconds, until the System Status
LED flashes three times.
The Administrator’s password is now reset to admin.
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Figure 9. 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 on Local Area Connection and choose Properties from the popup
menu.
The local Area Connection properties dialog box opens.
3.
Click on the Advanced tab.
4.
Click the Settings button.
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The Windows Firewall dialog box opens.
5.
Click on the Advanced tab.
6.
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 17.
10. In the External Port field, type 49152.
11. Click on the UDP option button.
12. In the Internal Port field, type 49152.
13. Click the OK button.
Figure 10.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 126)
•
Limited Warranty (page 129)
•
Returning Product For Repair (page 131)
Frequently Asked Questions
Also see “Chapter 8: Troubleshooting” on page 107.
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
“Changing the SmartStor’s Network Settings” on page 52 or “Making
Network Settings” on page 87.
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 21.
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 on
them.
The NAS Setup Wizard 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 121.
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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.
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
Macintosh.
If your FTP client does not support Unicode, only use ASCII characters to
name your shared folders on SmartStor.
I cannot find the DLNA Server tab under Protocol Control in PASM.
You must download and install the DLNA plug-in on your SmartStor to
access this feature. See “Installing Application Plug-ins” on page 142.
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 110.
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 90.
Can SmartStor handle jumbo frames?
Yes. But you must set the maximum frame size in PASM. See “Working with
Jumbo Frames” on page 88.
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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
Promise Online™ eSupport
http://www.promise.com/support
(technical documents, drivers, utilities, etc.)
https://support.promise.com/support
(online request form)
United States
E-mail Support
support@promise.com
Fax Support
(408) 228-1097 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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Europe, Africa, Middle East
E-mail Support
support@promise-emea.com
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
support-de@promise-emea.com
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
support-it@promise-emea.com
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
support@promise.com.tw
Fax Support
+886 3 578 2390 Attn: Technical Support
Phone Support
+886 3 578 2395 (ext. 8811)
If you wish to write us for
support:
Promise Technology, Inc.
2F, No. 30, Industry E. Rd. IX
Science-based Industrial Park
Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C.
China
E-mail Support
support-china@promise.com
Fax Support
+86-10-8857-8015 Attn: Technical Support
Phone Support
+86-10-8857-8085/8095
If you wish to write us for
support:
Promise Technology China
Room 1205, Tower 3
Webok Time Center, No.17
South Zhong Guan Cun Street
Hai Dian District, Beijing 100081, China
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Limited Warranty
Promise Technology, Inc. (“Promise”) warrants that for three (3) years from the
time of the delivery of the product to the original end user:
a)
the product will conform to Promise’s specifications;
b)
the product 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, fans, and power supplies
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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Appendix A: Setup Wizard Advanced Mode
The NAS Setup Wizard performs the setup procedures on your SmartStor.
To set up your SmartStor:
1.
From the Windows Start menu, choose Programs, then Promise NAS Utility,
and then NAS Setup Wizard.
The NAS Setup Wizard welcome screen appears.
2.
From the Choosing a llanguage dropdown menu, choose the language you
prefer.
3.
Choose an Initiation Mode.
Click the Express Mode option if ALL of these conditions apply:
•
You have a DHCP server on your network with addresses available.
•
You want data protection for your disk array.
•
You want to use date and time settings from your PC.
Express Mode is recommended for most users.
Click the Advanced Mode option if one or more of these conditions apply:
•
You do not have a DHCP server on your network.
•
You have a DHCP server but no addresses are available.
•
You want to set the IP address manually.
•
You want maximum capacity (RAID 0) for your disk array.
•
You want to set date and time manually.
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The rest of the setup instructions describe Advanced mode. For setup
instructions using Express mode, see “Setting up the SmartStor” on
page 13.
4.
Click Next >> to continue.
The Discovering Promise NAS screen appears.
5.
Highlight the SmartStor you are initiating, then click Next >> to continue.
The Login dialog box appears.
6.
Type admin into the Password field, then click OK.
The Administrator and password are case sensitive.
The Time Zone, Date and Time screen appears.
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7.
From the dropdown menus, choose your:
•
Time Zone
•
Year
•
Month
•
Date
•
Time in hours (24 hour clock), minutes and seconds
Click Next >> to continue.
The Making Network Settings screen appears.
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8.
In the Making Network Settings screen, choose one of the following:
•
Obtain network settings automatically... – If you have a DHCP server on
your network with IP addresses available, and you want the SmartStor
to obtain the network settings from the DHCP server, choose this
option.
•
Make network settings manually – If you do not have a DHCP server,
there are no addresses available, or you prefer to make your own
network settings, choose this option
Important
If your DHCP server assigns the IP address to the SmartStor, and
you later restart the SmartStor, the DHCP server might assign a
different IP address.
If the SmartStor’s IP address changes, your existing network
drives and printer connections will no longer work. You must
create new network drives and printer connections.
Click Next >> to continue.
If you chose the automatic option, the Protecting Your Data Screen appears.
Skip to Step 10.
If you chose the manual option, the Making Network Settings Manually
screen appears.
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9.
Type your entries into the fields provided:
•
Computer Name – The SmartStor’s Server Name in SmartSYNC
•
IP address
•
Subnet Mask
•
Default Gateway
•
Primary DNS
•
Secondary DNS
Note
See your Network Administrator for help in making these settings.
Promise suggests that you set the first three octets of the
SmartStor’s IP address to match the first three octets of your PC’s
IP address.
After initiation, you can change your network settings in
SmartSYNC or in PASM.
Click Next >> to continue.
The Protecting Your Data Screen appears.
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10. In the Protecting Your Data screen:
•
Check the Create new storage box if you are setting up the SmartStor
for the first time.
The Wizard creates a RAID array, a default volume, and a default folder
called Public.
•
UNcheck the Create new storage box if you already have a RAID and
file system on your SmartStor.
By unchecking the box the Wizard will leave your existing file system
intact.
Caution
If you check the Create new storage box, the Wizard will delete all
existing data and folders on the SmartStor.
If you checked the Create new storage box, choose one of the following
options:
•
Data Protection -- Creates a fault-tolerant RAID Volume on your
SmartStor. If two disk drives are installed, the Wizard creates a RAID 1
Volume. If three or four disk drives are installed, the Wizard creates a
RAID 5 Volume.
•
Maximum Capacity – Creates a RAID 0 Volume on your SmartStor. The
full combined capacity of the disk drives will be available for data
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storage but there will be no fault tolerance to protect your data if one of
the disk drives fails.
Click Next >> to continue.
The Assigning a Network Device Name screen appears.
11. Select a Device Name or drive letter to represent the SmartStor as a network
drive. The list begins with Z and goes in reverse alphabetical order.
Click Next >> to continue.
The Reviewing Your Settings screen appears.
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12. Review your settings and click Finish to begin the system initiation.
A System Message appears.
13. In the System Message, click OK to finish the system initiation.
The Wizard creates a RAID Volume and a default folder called Public.
If two disk drives are installed in your SmartStor, the Wizard creates a
RAID 1 Volume. If three or four disk drives are installed, the Wizard creates
a RAID 5 Volume.
The Public 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.
To access this folder from other PCs, see “Chapter 3: Connecting to the
SmartStor” on page 21.
To create additional RAID Volumes and folders, see “Adding a Folder” on
page 76.
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•
Upgrading the Firmware (below)
•
Installing Application Plug-ins (page 142)
•
Connection Problems After Restart (page 143)
Upgrading the Firmware
Follow this procedure to upgrade the firmware on your SmartStor.
Downloading the Upgrade File
To download the upgrade file:
1.
Download the latest firmware upgrade file from the Promise website onto
your PC.
2.
Copy the firmware upgrade file from your PC to a folder on the SmartStor.
Installing the Upgrade File
1.
Start the PASM interface.
2.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the Management icon.
3.
Click on the System Upgrade icon.
4.
From the Volume dropdown menu, choose the Volume that has the folder
with the firmware image file.
5.
From the Folder dropdown menu, choose the Folder that contains the
firmware upgrade file.
6.
In the File Name field, type the name of the firmware upgrade file.
7.
Click the OK button to begin the upgrade.
The upgrade take about two to three minutes.
Warning
Do not disconnect the power or shut down the SmartStor while the
upgrade is running!
When the upgrade is done, a system message appears.
8.
Click the OK button on the system message.
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Rebooting the SmartStor
To reboot the SmartStor after a firmware upgrade:
1.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the System icon.
2.
Click on the Reboot / Shutdown icon.
3.
Click on the Reboot option.
4.
Click the OK button.
5.
In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
The reboot runs automatically. When the SmartStor is
fully booted:
•
The System Status LED turns green (right)
•
The buzzer beeps one time (if the buzzer is
enabled)
System
Status
LED
Installing Application Plug-ins
Application plug-ins are enhancements to SmartStor’s capabilities. The DLNA
server, which enables SmartStor to support the UPnP protocol, is one example of
an application plug-in.
Follow this procedure to install an application plug-in on your SmartStor.
Downloading the Plug-in File
To download the plug-in file:
1.
Download the plug-in file you want from the Promise website onto your PC.
2.
Copy the plug-in file from your PC to a folder on the SmartStor.
Installing the Plug-in File
1.
Start the PASM interface.
2.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the Management icon.
3.
Click on the System Upgrade icon.
4.
From the Volume dropdown menu, choose the Volume that has the folder
with the plug-in file.
5.
From the Folder dropdown menu, choose the Folder that contains the
plug-in file.
6.
In the File Name field, type the name of the plug-in file.
7.
Click the OK button to begin the installation.
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Warning
Do not disconnect the power or shut down the SmartStor while the
installation is running!
When the installation is done, a system message appears.
8.
Click the OK button on the system message.
Rebooting the SmartStor
To reboot the SmartStor after a plug-in installation:
1.
In the Tree, click on the + beside the System icon.
2.
Click on the Reboot / Shutdown icon.
3.
Click on the Reboot option.
4.
Click the OK button.
5.
In the confirmation box, click the OK button.
The reboot runs automatically. When the SmartStor is
fully booted:
•
The System Status LED turns green (right)
•
The buzzer beeps one time (if the buzzer is
enabled)
System
Status
LED
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 21. 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 the SmartStor’s Network Settings” on page 53 or “Making
Network Settings” on page 85.
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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 25.
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backup software 4
BACKUPDATA folder 46, 55
Browser Path 12
browser support 4, 17
browser, default 58
buttons
exit 50
Extend File System 81
One Touch Backup 6, 45
open GUI 19, 50
power 6, 117
reset 121
buzzer
enable/disable 91
one beep 8
patterns 107
A
about this manual 1
action status, RAID Volume 79
AD domain 71, 124
add 80
email alert recipient 91
folder 66, 76
group 68
group member 69
RAID Volume 80
spare drive 81
user 65, 67
Add Printer Wizard 34
Admistrator’s password, change 67
APC UPS 92
application plug-ins, plug-ins, installing 142
architecture, NS4300N 2
audible alarm 107
Authentication dialog box 27
C
background activity, RAID Volume
cable, network 119
client OS support 4, 5
computer name 52, 87, 137
Configuration Tool 8, 12
connection, failed after restart 123,
backup
performing 54
scheduling 56
backup files
restore location
restoring 47
view 46
backup folder
select 55
view 55
backup schedule
create 44
delete 58
modify 58
backup server 85
connections
network 7, 119
network drive 53
power 8
USB printer 31
connections, resolving 117
connectors
network 6, 119
power 6
RJ45 6
connectors, cont.
USB 6
USB drive 39
counter-sink screws 7
CPU temperature 96, 117
B
143
79
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critical RAID Volume
110
E
email alert list,view 90
Email notification 120
enable One Touch Backup 86
enclosure
events 114
status 116
error message, network drive 124
error message, not enough free
disk space 124
ESD warning 5
Ethernet activity LED 117, 119
Ethernet hub or switch 7
event log 112
clear, clear event log 59
view 59, 89
events
disk drive 115
enclosure 114
file system 113
NAS replication 114
RAID Volume 115
snapshots 114
system 114
events, response to 113
Ext3 file format 39
D
date and time 93, 134
date and time settings 13
DCHP server 65
default browser, setting 58
default gateway 52, 65, 87, 137
delete
device record 54
email alert recipient 91
folder 76
group 69
group member 69
RAID Volume 82
user 68
device name 15, 53, 139
DHCP server 13, 87, 136
disconnect USB drive 42
disk drive
assign to RAID Volume 66
events 115
installing 7
replace 109
SATA 7
view 80
disk drives, moving to a different
SmartStor 110
disk status LED 108
display SmartStors on network 50
DLNA
plug-in 75, 125, 142
server 74, 142
DNS name, SMTP server 90
DNS server 52, 65, 87, 137
domain name 71
drive letter 44
drive record, delete 54
F
failed boot drive 56
fan speed 96, 117
fans
cooling 6
power supply 6
FAT16 file format 124
FAT32 file format 39, 124
file protocol support 3
file system
events 113
rebuilding 112
status 111
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I
files
backup 46
protected 43, 57
restore backup 47
finding SmartStor’s IP address
firewall, Windows 121
firmware, updating 141
folder
add 66, 76
delete 76
FTP sharing 78
names 124
protected 43, 57
select for backup 44, 55
services 75
UNIX/Linux sharing 77
view 75
view backup 55
Windows sharing 76
format
memory stick 83
USB drive 83
formatting, RAID Volume 80
free disks 80
FTP
access setup 73
clients 124, 125
sharing setup 78
icon, SmartSYNC 19, 44, 49, 63
internal port in Windows 122
invalid RAID Volume 110, 125
IP address
NIC 12
obtain from DHCP server 13,
17
87, 136
SmartStor 18, 21, 29, 52, 62,
65, 85, 87, 122, 137, 143
SmartStor, finding 17
SMTP server 90
UNIX/Linux PC 25, 73,
J
jumbo frames
K
L
language, selecting 12, 13, 49, 64,
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LEDs
disk activity 6
disk status 6, 108
Ethernet activity 6, 117, 119
system status 6, 8, 82, 94, 95,
108, 117, 120
Linux
setup access 72
setup network drive
sharing setup 77
group
add 68
add member 69
delete 69
delete member 69
view 68
hub, network
88, 125
Kerberos key distribution center 71
G
H
77
24
M
Macintosh access, setup 73
Macintosh, setup network drive
mail alerts 120
Map Network Drive 23
119
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Network Time Protocol (NTP) 93
networks, multiple 7, 12
NIS domain 72, 124
non-ASCII characters in folder
name 124
not enough free disk space error
message 124
NTP synchronization, view 94
maximum transmission unit (MTU)
88
memory stick
format 83, 124
view 83
migrate a RAID Volume 81
mirror RAID 99, 102
mirror/stripe RAID 101, 103
modify folder services 75
My Network Places 21
O
One Touch Backup 6, 125
described 43
enable 43
perform 45
One Touch Backup,enable 86
OS, client supported 4
N
NAS replication
enable/disable 85
events 114
schedule 85
setup 85
NAS Setup Wizard 8, 12, 97
Advanced Mode 133
cannot access SmartStor 123
Express Mode 13
NAS Utility Installer 8
network
connecting to 7
connection problems 119
connections, multiple 118
display SmartStors on 50
network drive
connecting 53
could not reconnect all 123
error message 124
Windows 16, 140
network drive setup
Linux 24
Macintosh 27
naming 47
UNIX 24
Windows 21
network information, view 87
Network Servers 26
network settings, making 52, 87
P
parity RAID 100, 103
partition and format 104
PASM
connect to 61
connecting to 17
default browser 58
event log 112
in browser 18, 62
in SmartSYNC 19, 63
navigating the interface 64
Setup Wizard 65, 97
starting 50
password
administrator’s 65
change Administrator’s 67
change user’s 68
NAS Setup Wizard 15, 134
NS4300N 38
PASM 18, 19, 51, 62, 63
restore default 120
SmartStor 27, 29, 33, 35, 52
SMTP server 90
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permissions, Windows 72
personal firewall 123
power button 117
power status 96
power, connecting to 8
primary server 85
print server, setup 32, 74
printer, name in Linux 35
printing
Linux 34
Macintosh 37
Windows 32
protected folders and files
125
protocols supported 2
Public folder 16, 22, 26,
RAID Volume, cont.
partition and format 104
rebuild 110
status 109
view status 79
RAID, introduction to 97
reboot SmartStor 94
rebuild
file system 112
RAID Volume 110
recipient, email alert 125
add 91
delete 91
Recover function 111, 125
replace disk drive 109
resolving connections 117
restart SmartStor 95
restore
backup files 47
location 56
performing 55
restore location, backup files
RJ45 connector 7
43, 57,
53, 140
Q
quota
set 70
view 70
R
RAID level 66, 79, 80
choosing 102
RAID 0 98, 102
RAID 1 99, 102
RAID 10 101, 103
RAID 5 100, 103
RAID level, change 81
RAID Volume 7, 13, 16,
76, 80, 138, 140
48
S
scan network interface 118
scheduling a backup 56
select backup folder 55
select language 12, 13, 49,
133
64,
server (SmartStor) name 137
service
FTP 66
Macintosh 66
UNIX/Linux 65
service status, view 89
services, enable 65
settings
network 87
quota 70
settings, network 52
66, 75,
automatic rebuilding 104
change RAID level 105
critical 110
delete 82
events 115
formatting 80
invalid 110, 125
migrate 81, 105
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FTP access 73
Linux printing 34
Macintosh access 73
Macintosh printing 37
NAS replication schedule 85
print server 32
print server access 74
snapshots 84
UNIX/Linux access 72
UPS 92
Windows access 71
Windows printing 32
Setup Wizard in PASM 65
shared folder 53, 74
shut down SmartStor 95
SmartStor
cannot connect after restart
spare drive
add 81
explained 103
specifications 3
standalone 85
status
disk drives 108
enclosure 116
file system 111
RAID Volume 79, 109
service status 89
SmartStor 108
snapshot 84
system 108
UPS 92
stripe RAID 98, 102
subnet mask 52, 65, 87, 137
switch, network 119
system
backup file 56
events 114
system status LED 8, 82, 94, 95,
123
enclosure info 96
finding IP address 17
reboot 94
restart 95
shut down 95
unpacking 5
view system info 96
SmartStors, on network, display 50
SmartSYNC 8, 12, 17, 117
close window 49
icon 44
open 49
quitting 50
SMTP authentication 90, 125
snapshots
events 114
setup backups 84
status 84
view 84
software, installing 8
108, 117, 120
system temperature 96,
117
T
temperature, CPU or system 117
time zone 134
U
UDP option in Windows 122
Unicode support 74, 125
Unicode, folder name support
UNIX
setup access 72
setup network drive 24
sharing setup 77
unpacking the SmartStor 5
update firmware 141
UPnP protocol 74, 142
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Index
UPS 108
setup 92
view 92
USB drive
connect 39
disconnect 42
file formats 39
format 83
RAID Volume on 80
view 83
Windows shortcuts 124
USB printer, connecting 31
USBDISK 39, 41, 83
user
add 65, 67
change password 68
delete 68
view 67
user name
NS4300N 38
PASM 18, 19, 51, 62, 63
SmartStor 27, 29, 33, 35,
view, cont.
email alert list 90
enclosure info 96
event log 59, 89
folders 75
group 68
memory stick 83
NAS replication schedule
network information 87
NTP synchronization 94
quota 70
RAID Volume status 79
service status 89
snapshots 84
system info 96
UPS status 92
USB drive 83
users 67
W
Windows
AD domain 71
firewall issue 121
setup access 71
setup network drive
setup sharing 76
workgroup 72
52
V
view
backup files 46
backup folder 55
disk drive 80
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