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SimpleTech SimpleShare User's Manual

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    ©2005 by SimpleTech™, Inc. All rights reserved. This guide is copyrighted by SimpleTech™ with all rights reserved. Information contained in this document, including but not limited to any instructions, descriptions and product specifications, is company private to SimpleTech and shall not be modified, used, copied, reproduced or disclosed in whole or in part, in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, for any purpose, without the written consent of SimpleTech.

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    SIMPLETECH, INC. PROVIDES NO WARRANTY WITH REGARD TO THIS GUIDE OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE WITH REGARD TO ANY OF THE FOREGOING.

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    SimpleShare makes it possible for you to easily add high performance storage to your home or small business network. SimpleShare is ideal for sharing data files, digital photos, and music with other users on your local network. In addition, with SimpleShare, everyone on the network has instant access to extra storage.

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    ’ NCLUDED The following items are included in the SimpleShare package. If any items are missing or damaged, please contact your SimpleShare reseller or retailer for replacements. • SimpleShare Office Storage Server • 12 Volt DC Power Adapter • Vertical Stands (2) •...

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    RTC to keep the time during power off. Auto-sync with the Internet time server during bootup • SMART for monitoring disk drive health EGISTERING IMPLE HARE To register your SimpleShare, just complete and mail the registration card or go online and register your SimpleShare at http://www.simpletech.com/webspeed/registration. Getting Started...

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    SimpleShare Online Help - Provides detailed online instructions on configuring and managing SimpleShare. • NASFinder Online Help - Provides instructions and tips on using NASFinder to locate a SimpleShare server on your network and performing basic setup tasks. Getting Started “SimpleShare Documentation”...

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    BOUT UIDE This user guide provides instructions for setting up and operating the SimpleTech DirectPath SimpleShare Office Storage ServerH Streaming Media Kit in the HP ProLiant DL380 G3 server. This guide also provides information on evaluating SimpleShare Office Storage Server performance.

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    The safety instructions have been classified according to the seriousness of the risk. All safety instructions must be read carefully and fully understood before installing the SimpleShare Office Storage Server or performing maintenance on your computer equipment. The following icons highlight these instructions as follows:...

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    EU Declaration of Conformity The SimpleShare Office Storage Server carries the CE-Mark in accordance with the related European Directives and standards. This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.

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    Installing SimpleShare 1 System Requirements and Recommendations 1 Requirements 1 Recommendations 1 Installing SimpleShare Server 2 Setting Up SimpleShare for the First Time 3 Expanding SimpleShare’s Capabilities 10 Connecting a USB Printer 10 Connecting a USB Drive 11 Accessing Shares 12...

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    Synchronizing the Date and Time with an NTP Server 25 Upgrading SimpleShare Firmware 27 Setting Up Email Alert Notification 28 Setting Up Popup Alert Notification 29 Adding SimpleShare to an Existing Workgroup 30 Adding SimpleShare to an Existing Domain 31 Restoring Factory Setting 32 Restarting SimpleShare 33...

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    Viewing Foreign Disk Information 53 Claiming Foreign Disk for SimpleShare 54 Claiming a Foreign Disk as FAT32 56 Claiming a Blank Disk for SimpleShare 58 Claiming a Blank Disk as FAT32 60 Checking Foreign Disk File System Integrity 62 Creating a Basic Pool 64...

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    Enabling the Print Server 98 Disabling the Print Server 100 Installing Printer Drivers on Windows Computers 101 Specifications 103 Product Support 104 SimpleTech Technical Support 104 Worldwide Headquarters 104 Certification and Warranty 105 FCC Compliance 105 Limited Warranty 106 Modifications 106...

  • Page 15: Installing Simpleshare

    NSTALLING IMPLE Installing SimpleShare is easy. This guide assumes the user has a basic understanding of Personal Computers and networks. YSTEM EQUIREMENTS AND EQUIREMENTS • Windows XP (Home and Professional), Windows 2000 (Professional and Server, Windows 2000 (Professional and Server), Windows Me and 98SE •...

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    The only way to shut off power completely to SimpleShare is to disconnect the power plugs from the power source. Make sure the power cords for SimpleShare are within easy reach so that you can unplug SimpleShare when you need to do so. Installing SimpleShare ERVER...

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    HARE FOR THE Once the SimpleShare server is connected and powered on, you can begin using it to share files and data with other network users immediately. However, if SimpleShare is installed on a complex network configuration that routes traffic to various network segments (subnets) using gateways and routers, locating SimpleShare using its network name might be difficult without assistance.

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    On the Welcome to NASFinder page, click to start the SimpleShare Discovery and search your network for connected Next SimpleShare servers. Installing SimpleShare...

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    SimpleShare Discovery displays the network name, IP address and connection status of detected SimpleShare servers. “Available” This icon indicates NASFinder has detected and is able to communicate with SimpleShare from your computer. “Unavailable” This icon indicates NASFinder has detected, but cannot communicate with SimpleShare from your computer.

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    You are now ready to complete SimpleShare basic setup. In the future, you will be able to access SimpleShare by typing http://simpleshare_name in the address box of your Web browser (where simpleshare_name is the network name of your SimpleShare server.

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    The Server Name Setup page allows you to change SimpleShare’s network name. In Machine Name, enter a new name for SimpleShare or choose to keep the current name. Choose a name that is easy to remember. For example, you can use the owner’s last name, a description of the data SimpleShare will store, or where SimpleShare will be located.

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    The Administration Security Setup page allows you to change the administration username and password required to access SimpleShare configuration data. Enter a new username and password for accessing SimpleShare. If you are logging onto SimpleShare for the first time, enter the default username “admin” and password “simple.” In Confirm Password, re-enter the new password to verify that it was entered correctly.

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    Share Management makes it easy to access your shared folders in Windows. Share Management assigns a drive letter to SimpleShare folders, allowing them to be accessed from My Computer. Choose a drive letter from the Map to Local Drive list next to the share you want to map.

  • Page 24: Setting Up Simpleshare For The First Time, Expanding Simpleshare's Capabilities

    In the confirmation dialog, click Run SimpleShare Administrator to setup print server services on SimpleShare. See Server” on page If you are setting up SimpleShare for the first time, complete the basic setup before running SimpleShare Administrator. Expanding SimpleShare’s Capabilities ’...

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    Connect AC power and power on the disk drive according to the instructions provided by the manufacturer. Run SimpleShare Administrator to setup the new disk on SimpleShare. If you are setting up SimpleShare for the first time, complete the basic setup before running SimpleShare Administrator.

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    CCESSING HARES You can access the shares (shared folders) on SimpleShare from the Web browser on a Windows, Macintosh, Linux or Unix computer. This section contains detailed instructions for accessing SimpleShare data Windows and Macintosh computers. If you are operating in a Linux or Unix environment, refer to documentation for your specific operating system for instruction on accessing and mounting network shares.

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    CCESSING IMPLE HARE In the Address box of your Web browser, type \\simpleshare_name (where simpleshare_name is the network name of your SimpleShare server), and then press the key. Enter To access the shared folders, you must type backslash character when entering SimpleShare’s name.

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    You are now ready to save files to or retrieve files from SimpleShare. To make it easier to access SimpleShare shared folders in the future, you can assign a drive letter to a share, allowing you to access the folder using My Computer. To map a shared...

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    In Folder, type \\simpleshare_name\share_name (where SimpleShare_name is the network name of your SimpleShare server and share_name is the name of the shared folder you want to map to your computer). You can also use the button to find the share.

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    SimpleShare from the servers listed in the left pane. If Workgroup names are listed, check the Workgroup in which your SimpleShare is a member. If you can't locate your SimpleShare, enter its URL in the Address box (where the URL consists of the protocol “smb://” and the network name or IP address of your SimpleShare).

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    In the SMB/CIFS Filesystem Authentication dialog, enter your SimpleShare administration username and password. If you are logging onto SimpleShare for the first time, enter the default username “admin” and password “simple.” If you want the system to remember your authentication information, select Add to Keychain.

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    ANAGING IMPLE This section provides detailed instructions on managing your SimpleShare Office Storage Server. The procedures provided in this section are divided into the following: • Administration • Share Management • Basic Disk Management • Foreign and Blank Disk Management •...

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    SimpleShare server), and then press the In the login dialog box, enter the administration username and password for accessing SimpleShare. If you want the system to remember your password in the future, select Password my password. Click onto the SimpleShare Administrator.

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    The name you choose for SimpleShare is very important. This name not only gives SimpleShare a unique identity on the network, but is required in order to access SimpleShare data. When choosing a name, pick one that is easy to remember. For example, you can use your last name, a description of the data SimpleShare will store, or where SimpleShare will be located.

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    The Administration Security Setup page allows you to specify a username and password pair to guard against unauthorized access to SimpleShare's Web-based configuration utility. To enable security, you may choose to specify a username, a password or both. To disable security, leave the Username and Password text boxes empty.

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    ETTING THE ATE AND In the Administration menu, click Basic. Click the Set Time Manually hyperlink. Managing SimpleShare ANUALLY Administration...

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    (AM, PM or 24-Hour), and then click On the Apply screen, click Continue On the Administration - Basic page, select the region, country and city in which SimpleShare is located. Click Apply You may need to adjust the time setting in the future to accommodate daylight savings time.

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    Click Set SimpleTech NAS Time To Match. On the Apply screen, click Continue On the Administration - Basic page, select the region, country and city in which SimpleShare is located. Click Apply You may need to adjust the time setting in the future to accommodate daylight savings time.

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    YNCHRONIZING THE ATE AND If Internet access is available through your network, you can configure SimpleShare to periodically synchronize its calendar and clock with a public Network Time Protocol (NTP) server on the Internet. Specifying an NTP server and clicking the will not cause the date and time on SimpleShare to change immediately.

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    NTP servers. You can specify the IP addresses of up to three NTP servers. SimpleShare connects to the first available server in the list. Select the region, country and city in which SimpleShare is located.

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    In the confirmation dialog, click The upgrade process take several minutes to complete. Do not turn SimpleShare off while the upgrade is in progress. Interrupting the upgrade process will corrupt the firmware on the SimpleShare, and make it impossible to boot later.

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    ETTING MAIL LERT Email Notification allows SimpleShare to inform network users of system error conditions through e-mail messages. Before setting up E-mail Alert Notification on SimpleShare, make sure your network’s SMTP server is set up and can be accessed SimpleShare.

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    ETTING OPUP LERT Email Notification allows SimpleShare to inform network users of system error conditions through onscreen messages. Before setting up Popup Alert Notification on SimpleShare, make sure the message popup service has been enabled on each computer selected to receive the messages.

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    In the Administration menu, click Windows Setup. Select Workgroup Member Mode, then in Workgroup Name, type the name of the workgroup to which you are making SimpleShare a member. Select the share access method to be enabled on SimpleShare. •...

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    If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings may also prevent you from completing this procedure. In the Administration menu, click Basic. Click to restart SimpleShare and apply your Reboot changes. Managing SimpleShare XISTING...

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    ESTORING ACTORY In the Administration menu, click Basic. Click Restore Defaults In the confirmation dialog, click On the Apply screen, click Continue Managing SimpleShare ETTING to continue. Administration...

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    ESTARTING IMPLE HARE In the Administration menu, click Basic. Click Reboot Managing SimpleShare Administration...

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    In the Share Management menu, click Basic. Locate the shared folder you want to setup, and then select file system(s) supported on the share. • To enable CIFS support on SimpleShare for Windows and Mac computers, select Enabled from the Windows Access (CIFS) list. •...

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    HARE Share Authentication only provides password protection on shares when accessed from Windows computers. To enable share authentication, SimpleShare must be configured as a member of a Windows workgroup. In the Share Management menu, click In New Share Name, enter a descriptive name for the share you want to create.

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    (A-Z and 1-9) and special characters such as &, $, and >. Spaces are not allowed. In Confirm Password, re-enter the password to confirm it was entered correctly. Click Create Share Managing SimpleShare Share...

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    ELETING A HARE In the Share Management menu, click Basic. In Disk Pool Mappings, click you want to delete. In the warning dialog, click In the verification dialog, click Managing SimpleShare next to the share Delete Share...

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    ENAMING A HARE In the Share Management menu, click Basic. Click Rename Share. Select the share you want to rename from the Old Share Name list. Enter the new share name in New Share Name. Click Rename Share Managing SimpleShare Share...

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    ECURITY ON AN Share Authentication only provides password protection for shares when accessed from Windows machines. To enable share authentication, SimpleShare must be configured as a member of a Windows workgroup. In the Share Management menu, click Share Access. From the Share Name list, choose the share you want to modify.

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    ISABLING ECURITY ON AN In the Share Management menu, click Share Access. From the Share Name list, choose the share you want to modify. Deselect Enable Share Authentication. Click Apply In the confirmation dialog, click Managing SimpleShare XISTING HARE Share...

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    ANAGEMENT SimpleShare’s is equipped with either an 160 MB or 250 MB internal IDE hard disk drive, depending on the model you purchased. However, SimpleShare’s storage capacity can be easily increased by attaching an external disk drive. The disk space on SimpleShare is divided into storage areas or “Disk Pools.”...

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    Click Rename Disk Select the disk you want to rename from the Old Disk Name list. In New Disk Name, enter the new name of the disk. Click Rename Disk In the confirmation dialog, click Managing SimpleShare Basic Disk...

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    Full Erase performs multiple erasure passes on the entire disk. In the confirmation dialog, click An erased or wiped disk appears in SimpleShare Administrator as a Blank Disk. Basic Disk...

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    Keep in mind that a full erase takes several days to complete. If the data on SimpleShare is encrypted, it may not be necessary to perform a full erase. Since the data is encrypted, any data recovered will be encrypted.

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    Quick Erase performs a simple erase of the primary file system structures but does not erase all locations on the disk that contained user data. Full Erase performs multiple erasure passes on the entire disk. In the confirmation dialog, click Managing SimpleShare , depending on the Basic Disk...

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    NABLING OWER Disk power management allows the internal SimpleShare disk drive to be automatically powered off during periods when it is not being accessed. On the Disk Management menu, click Disk Power Management. Choose Specify Timeout to enable automatic power management.

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    (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) for monitoring drive health. SMART monitors the operation of the disk drive for signs of impending failure. Health is information is reported to SimpleShare and can be viewed on the Health Report page. In the Disk Management menu, click Basic.

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    Click to the Disk Management - Basic page. Continue Managing SimpleShare Basic Disk...

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    UNNING RIVE SimpleShare's internal disk drive supports self-tests as part of its health monitoring system. These self-tests check the operation of the disk drive inspect internal components and calibration of the disk drive attempting to detect failures or potential failures. These self-tests do not modify or destroy user data.

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    Run Short Test performs a quick check to verify that the drive is fully operational. Run Long Test performs a comprehensive test of the disk drive. If you want SimpleShare Administrator to display an onscreen message when the self-test completes, select Notify Test Results.

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    XTERNAL Disconnecting an external USB drive without performing a safe removal causes an alert notification to appear across the top of the SimpleShare Administrator window indicating that the disk was removed unexpectedly. In the Disk Management menu, click Basic. Click...

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    Disk,” and immediately makes it available to users on the network. The share name for foreign disks is set by SimpleShare, base on the file system used on the disk. The files on foreign disks are not modified by SimpleShare in any way. If the disk is later disconnected from the SimpleShare and attached to a Windows or Mac OS computer, it will still be readable by that computer.

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    IEWING OREIGN In the Disk Management menu, click Foreign Disk. To view detailed disk information, select Show Foreign Disk Details. Managing SimpleShare NFORMATION Foreign and...

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    HARE Claiming a disk places the disk under the exclusive control of SimpleShare and allows you to manage the disk using SimpleShare Administrator. Once SimpleShare claims a disk it is no longer readable by Windows or Mac OS computers and any data that existed on the drive is destroyed.

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    “Claim as FAT32 Disk” is intended for disks that may be attached to Windows or Mac OS computers in addition to SimpleShare. To enable all SimpleShare capabilities, make sure Claim as FAT32 Disk checkbox is not selected. and Blank Disk Management” on page 52 information on the limitations of using FAT32 disks.

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    LAIMING A OREIGN ISK AS SimpleShare allows you to claim a blank disk and format it with the FAT32 file system. Though SimpleShare recognizes the drive as a foreign disk, this feature is useful the if you plan to use the drive on Windows or Mac computers as well as SimpleShare.

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    (A-Z and 1-9) and special characters such as &, $, and >. Spaces are not allowed. In Safety Confirmation, type Yes, destroy everything on this disk. Click Claim In the confirmation dialog, click Managing SimpleShare Foreign and...

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    HARE Claiming a disk places the disk under the exclusive control of SimpleShare and allows you to manage the disk using SimpleShare Administrator. Once SimpleShare claims a disk it is no longer readable by Windows or Mac OS computers and any data that existed on the drive is destroyed.

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    “Claim as FAT32 Disk” is intended for disks that may be attached to Windows or Mac OS computers in addition to SimpleShare. To enable all SimpleShare capabilities, make sure Claim as FAT32 Disk checkbox is not selected. and Blank Disk Management” on page 52 information on the limitations of using FAT32 disks.

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    LAIMING A LANK ISK AS SimpleShare allows you to claim a blank disk and format it with the FAT32 file system. Though SimpleShare recognizes the drive as a foreign disk, this feature is useful the if you plan to use the drive on Windows or Mac computers as well as SimpleShare.

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    Passwords can be up to eight characters long and may contain any combination of alphanumeric characters (A-Z and 1-9) and special characters such as &, $, and >. Spaces are not allowed. Click Claim In the confirmation dialog, click Managing SimpleShare Foreign and...

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    FAT file system. On the Disk Management menu, click Foreign Disks. In Disk Partition Mappings, click the button of the disk you want to repair. SimpleShare displays the results of the file system integrity check Managing SimpleShare...

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    After reviewing the results of the integrity check, click to return to the Foreign Disk Management - Continue Basic page. Managing SimpleShare Foreign and...

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    ASIC One method of using additional drives added to SimpleShare is to simply use the additional disk to create new shares. This is the easiest method and only requires claiming the new disk, creating one or more pools on the disk and finally creating share(s) within the new pools.

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    The pool size can be set using the text box or the slider control. If multiple disks are connected to SimpleShare, by default the Space Allocation selects all available drives. This results in all available space on each drive being allocated to the new pool being created.

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    In the confirmation dialog, click the To avoid losing data, do not reset or power off the SimpleShare server, or click any browser menus or buttons while the disk pool is being created. On the Create Disk Pool Result page, click...

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    Base and the drive with the greater amount of available space as the Mirror. To configure the Mirror pool automatically, continue to Step 4. To configure the pool manually, go to page Managing SimpleShare Step 5 on Disk Pool...

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    To have SimpleShare determine which drive will store the Base and which drive will store the Mirror, in Pool Mapping Preference select Auto Configuration, then do one of the following to set the capacity of the pool: • To set the size of the Mirror equal to the amount of...

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    Base pool. The pool size can be set by entering the capacity in the text box or using the slider control. When entering the size of the Base and Mirror manually, you must enter the same value for each disk. Click Create Pool Managing SimpleShare Disk Pool...

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    In the confirmation dialog, click the To avoid losing data, do not reset or power off the SimpleShare server, or click any browser menus or buttons while the disk pool is being created. On the Create Disk Pool Result page, click...

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    In New Pool Name, enter a descriptive name for the pool. Select Striping. If three disks are connected to SimpleShare, in Number of Stripes enter the number of disks to be included in the striped pool. At least two disks are required to create a striped pool. If...

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    To specify the size of stripe to be placed on each disk, deselect Maximize Size and enter the desired capacity (in gigabytes) in Allocate, then continue to Step 7 on page Managing SimpleShare Step 7 on Step 7 on page Disk Pool...

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    • In Disk Assignment, select the disk to contain Stripe 0, Stripe 1 and Stripe 3 (if three drives are connected to SimpleShare). • In Space Allocation, enter the size (in gigabytes) of the stripe to be created on each disk. The stripe size can be set by entering the capacity in the text box or using the slider control.

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    In the confirmation dialog, click To avoid losing data, do not reset or power off the SimpleShare server, or click any browser menus or buttons while the disk pool is being created. If SimpleShare displays a pop-up indicating that all columns should add up to the same disk space, space allocation for each disk is not set properly.

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    We recommend that you back up your data before proceeding. In the Disk Management menu, click Basic. In Disk Pool Mappings, click the right of the pool you want to delete. Managing SimpleShare button to the Delete Disk Pool...

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    Quick Erase erases data from the disk pool. However, data can be recovered using special data recovery utilities. Full Erase overwrites the entire disk pool with random data, making data recovery impossible. Managing SimpleShare , depending on the Disk Pool...

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    Management page. It may be necessary to use the scroll bar to see the button. Select the pool to be renamed from the Old Pool Name list. Enter the new descriptive name in New Pool Name. Click Rename Pool In the confirmation dialog, click Managing SimpleShare Disk Pool...

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    ESIZING A SimpleTech recommends that you backup all your data before resizing pools. Loss of power or other failures during the resize operation could result in data loss. You must also delete all shares on disk pools to be resized.

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    In the confirmation dialog, click the To avoid losing data, do not reset or power off the SimpleShare server, or click any browser menus or buttons while the disk pool is being created. On the Resize Pool Result page, click...

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    Pools can only be mirror to a separate physical disk. Therefore, the number of mirrors you can create of a pool depends on the number of disks connected to SimpleShare. In Disk Assignment, select the checkbox for the drive(s) on which the mirror will be stored. The number...

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    In the confirmation dialog, click To avoid losing data, do not reset or power off the SimpleShare server, or click any browser menus or buttons while the disk pool is being created. On the Add Mirrors/Spares Result page, click Managing SimpleShare...

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    In the Disk Management menu, click Basic to check the rebuild status of the new mirror pool. To add a mirror to an existing pool, SimpleShare must rebuild the disk array, which takes an extensive amount of time. For example, adding a 150 GB mirror may take approximately 4 hour to create.

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    The Base represents the original pool from which the mirror was created. Mirror1, Mirror2 and so forth represent the copies (or mirrors) created from the original (Base) pool. Click Remove Mirrors Managing SimpleShare PARE Disk Pool...

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    On the Remove Mirrors/Spares Result page, click Continue Managing SimpleShare Disk Pool...

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    REATING AN NCRYPTED Encrypted pools provide security for the data stored in the pool. Encrypted pools must be remounted whenever SimpleShare is rebooted, powered off or reset to factory defaults. Instructions for mounting an encrypted pool are provided in Encrypted Pools” on page In the Disk Management menu, click Create New Pool.

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    The pool size can be set using the text box or the slider control. If multiple disks are connected to SimpleShare, by default the Space Allocation selects all available drives. This results in all available space on each drive being allocated to the new pool being created.

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    In the confirmation dialog, click To avoid losing data, do not reset or power off the SimpleShare server, or click any browser menus or buttons while the disk pool is being created. On the Create Disk Pool Result page, click...

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    HANGING THE NCRYPTION In the Disk Management menu, click Basic. In Disk Pool Mappings, click the button next to the pool whose encryption password you want to change. Managing SimpleShare ASSWORD Change Encryption Disk Pool...

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    Enable Pool Encryption checkbox selected and changed the password the status for the pool, as reflect in the Disk Management - Basic page will become “Re-encrypting” until the data is completely re-encrypted using the newly supplied encryption key. Managing SimpleShare Disk Pool...

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    ISABLING NCRYPTION In the Disk Management menu, click Basic. In Disk Pool Mappings, click the button next to the pool whose encryption password you want to change. Managing SimpleShare Change Encryption Disk Pool...

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    In Encrypt Pool, make sure Enable Pool Encryption is selected. In New Password, delete the encryption password, making sure the text box is empty. In Confirm Password, delete the encryption password, making sure the text box is empty. Click Change Encryption Managing SimpleShare Disk Pool...

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    NCRYPTED The password(s) for any encrypted pools must be re-entered after resetting, rebooting or power cycling SimpleShare. If the passwords are not re-entered after one of these events the pools and any shares within the pools will not be visible over the network.

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    In Encrypted Pool Names, enter the password for the encrypted pool. Click Mount Pools. If an incorrect password was supplied SimpleShare will provide a notification that it was unable to mount the pools and list which pools had an incorrect password supplied. If...

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    LIENT ETWORK DHCP client is the default IP addressing protocol set on SimpleShare. In this mode, SimpleShare receives its IP address and subnet mask, along with other networking configuration information, from the DHCP server on the network. Since most home gateways and routers use the DHCP protocol to assign IP addresses to the computers and other devices on the network, this is the easiest way to manage IP addressing.

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    ERVER ETWORK The DHCP Server IP addressing option allows you to configure SimpleShare as the DHCP server on the network. In this mode, computers and other network devices are automatically provided IP addresses and other network configuration information by SimpleShare. Configuring SimpleShare as the network DHCP server may make it necessary to set some network and DHCP parameters, manually.

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    Click the Networking menu. Select DHCP Server from the LAN Protocol list. In LAN IP Address, enter a static IP address for SimpleShare. Make sure the IP address you specify is on the same LAN segment as the computer running SimpleShare Administrator.

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    SimpleShare must also have be configured with a static (fixed) IP address. To set the IP address for SimpleShare statically, complete the following steps: Click the Networking menu.

  • Page 112: Connecting A Usb Printer, Managing Simpleshare

    RINTER ANAGEMENT To set up network a USB, you must enable first enable print server services on SimpleShare, and then install the printer driver on each networked computer accessing the printer through SimpleShare. NABLING THE RINT ERVER Make sure your USB printer is connected to SimpleShare and powered On.

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    In the confirmation dialog, click In the Administration menu, click Basic. Click to restart SimpleShare and apply your Reboot changes. Managing SimpleShare Printer...

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    ISABLING THE RINT Click the Printers menu. Select No Printer Pool from the Printer Pool Name list. Click Apply Managing SimpleShare ERVER In the warning dialog, click In the confirmation dialog, click Printer...

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    RINTER RIVERS ON In the Address line of your browser, enter \\<SimpleShare name> to open the SimpleShare root directory (where <SimpleShare name> is the network name of your SimpleShare server). Right-click on the printer icon, and then click Connect to start the Add Printer Wizard.

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    Click to start the Add Printer Wizard. Select the manufacturer and model of your printer from those listed or if you have the printer installation disk, click and follow the onscreen instructions. Have Disk Click Managing SimpleShare Printer...

  • Page 117: Specifications

    PECIFICATIONS Network Standards File System Support USB Standards Internal Storage Operating Temperature Humidity (relative) Power Power Consumption Dimensions Weight Specifications IEEE 802.3 100 BASE-TX; IEEE 802.3u 10 BASE-T (RJ-45 network interface) NFS, SMB/CIFS USB 2.0/1.1 (two USB A host connectors for external USB disk drives and printers) 1 IDE disk drive, conforming to ATA-6 up to 133MB/s;...

  • Page 118: Product Support, Simpletech Technical Support

    IMPLE ECHNICAL The SimpleTech Technical Support center provides customer support Monday through Friday from 6:30 am until 5:30 pm Pacific Standard Time, for the duration of the warranty period on this product. Customers can contact SimpleTech Technical Support through our Web site, by email or by phone.

  • Page 119: Certification And Warranty

    ERTIFICATION AND FCC C OMPLIANCE This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause interference to radio communications.

  • Page 120: Modifications

    (90) from the date of reshipment, whichever is longer. Parts used to repair Product or replacement Product may be provided by SimpleTech on an exchange basis, and will be either new or refurbished to be functionally equivalent to new.

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