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  • Page 1 EZ Media & Backup Center with LifeLine 4.1 User Guide...
  • Page 2 © 2014 LenovoEMC, Ltd. All rights reserved. Lenovo and the Lenovo logo are registered trademarks of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both. The EMC logo is a registered trademark of EMC Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS Setting up Your EZ Media & Backup Center Setup Overview About the EZ Media & Backup Center Components Front Panel Rear Panel Default Settings Connecting the EZ Media & Backup Center to Your Network Check Package Contents Connecting the EZ Media Safety Information Accessing Your Device If It's Not Discovered Direct Access Using the Device IP Address or Model Name...
  • Page 4 Setting the Display Language for Your EZ Media & Backup Center Securing Your EZ Media & Backup Center and Contents How Do I Secure My EZ Media & Backup Center? Security Settings Users Users Overview Adding Users Managing Users Changing User Information Changing User Access Permissions Deleting Users Sharing Files...
  • Page 5 Managing Your Content Transferring Content to and from Your EZ Media & Backup Center with Copy Jobs Copy Jobs Limitations Getting Content from a USB External Storage Device Safely removing external storage Drive Management Managing Drives Global Drive Management Settings Backing up and Restoring Your Content Backup and Restore Overview Backing up to and Restoring from Your EZ Media &...
  • Page 6 Inviting People onto Your LenovoEMC Personal Cloud Joining a Trusted Device to LenovoEMC Personal Cloud Managing Trusted Devices on a Personal Cloud Disconnecting Trusted Devices Deleting Trusted Devices Using Copy Jobs with a LenovoEMC Personal Cloud Disabling or Deleting Your LenovoEMC Personal Cloud Accessing Content Using Your LenovoEMC Personal Cloud Informing Users What to Do with LenovoEMC Personal Cloud Sharing Content Using Social Media...
  • Page 7 Streaming Music Videos Video Capabilities Overview Streaming Movies Adding Applications to Your EZ Media & Backup Center Application Overview Application Installation Application Manager Starting or stopping an application Adding applications Removing applications Software Updates Auto-update process: installing a device software update Manual update process: installing a device software update Backing up and Recovering Your EZ Media &...
  • Page 8 Legal Open Source Warranty Information Limited Warranty Notice Limited Warranty for Iomega Products Regulatory Information Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Statement Canadian Verification European Union - Compliance to the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive Important WEEE Information European Union RoHS India RoHS California Perchlorate Information Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Cable and Cord Notice Recycling and environmental information Export classification notice...
  • Page 9: Setting Up Your Ez Media & Backup Center

    CHAPTER 1 Setting up Your EZ Media & Backup Center Setting up Your EZ Media & Backup Center...
  • Page 10: Setup Overview

    Setting up Your EZ Media & Backup Center Setup Overview It's easy to set up your EZ Media & Backup Center: Remove it from the box, connect it to your network switch or hub, and then power it up. ● Launch a web browser and either enter the Setup URL, http://setup.lenovoemc.com, or use the ●...
  • Page 11: About The Ez Media & Backup Center Components

    Setting up Your EZ Media & Backup Center About the EZ Media & Backup Center Components Front Panel Status Indicators, Buttons and Ports 1. Power/Status Indicator — Displays the current operational status of the EZ Media. Solid White — EZ Media is healthy. ●...
  • Page 12: Rear Panel

    Setting up Your EZ Media & Backup Center Rear Panel 1. Security Lock — Connect a security cable to prevent theft. 2. Power Button — Use the power button to power the EZ Media on and off. 3. USB Connector — Supports devices such as USB storage devices. 4.
  • Page 13: Connecting The Ez Media & Backup Center To Your Network

    Setting up Your EZ Media & Backup Center Connecting the EZ Media & Backup Center to Your Network Check Package Contents Verify that the box contains the following items: EZ Media (models may vary) Power Adapter and Cord Quick Start Guide Ethernet Cable Package contents may vary.
  • Page 14 Setting up Your EZ Media & Backup Center To set up your EZ Media, open a web browser and go to http://setup.lenovoemc.com, or enter the device IP address or the model name "LenovoEZ" in your computer's web browser. Device Setup will launch automatically the first time you access your EZ Media and guide you through configuring basic setup options.
  • Page 15: Safety Information

    Setting up Your EZ Media & Backup Center Safety Information Observe the following guidelines when using your EZ Media & Backup Center: Follow all instructions marked on the EZ Media and in the documentation. ● Use only the power supply provided with the EZ Media. ●...
  • Page 16: Accessing Your Device If It's Not Discovered

    Discovery Using LenovoEMC Storage Manager You can install LenovoEMC Storage Manager from the LenovoEMC web support site. Select the Lenovo tab on the support home page, and then select your EZ Media. Look for LenovoEMC Storage Manager under Downloads and Updates.
  • Page 17 Setting up Your EZ Media & Backup Center Windows XP: 1. If you have not enabled UPnP Discovery, click Start > Help and Support. 2. In the Help and Support browser, search for UPnP and follow the steps from “Install the UPnP framework”.
  • Page 18: Setting Up Favorite Features

    Setting up Your EZ Media & Backup Center Setting Up Favorite Features After you complete device setup, the EZ Media management console will open and display default Favorite Features based on options you selected during setup. Select All Features to see additional features available on your EZ Media. If you want to add any of these to your Favorites, just click and drag the icon from the All Features screen to the Favorite Features tab.
  • Page 19: Setting Up Additional Features

    Setting up Your EZ Media & Backup Center Setting Up Additional Features After completing device setup, you may want to configure additional features of your EZ Media. Refer to the sections under Device Configuration Options for information on configuring many basic features. More complex features are covered by other sections of this manual.
  • Page 20: Device Setup

    Setting up Your EZ Media & Backup Center Device Setup Device Setup runs automatically when you first access the EZ Media and steps you through configuring basic device options. If you want to change these configuration settings later on, you can run setup again by selecting the Device Setup icon under All Features in the EZ Media device management console.
  • Page 21: Device Configuration Options

    CHAPTER 2 Device Configuration Options Device Configuration Options...
  • Page 22: Network Settings

    Device Configuration Options Network Settings The Network feature enables you to view and change the network configuration settings on your EZ Media. You can use Network to identify your DNS servers and WINS servers and how your system's IP address is determined. Most system IP addresses and other network settings can normally be configured automatically.
  • Page 23: Manually Configuring Network Settings

    Device Configuration Options Manually Configuring Network Settings Changing Network Configuration Settings Click the Network icon to open the Network feature. Click Modify network settings. To manually set static IP addresses, remove the check mark for Automatically configure DNS, WINS, and all IP addresses (DHCP). DNS Servers —...
  • Page 24: Naming Your Ez Media & Backup Center

    Device Configuration Options Naming Your EZ Media & Backup Center You can provide a meaningful name for your EZ Media using the Device Identification feature. This feature enables you to change the Storage Device Name, the Storage Device Descriptive Name, and the Workgroup Name.
  • Page 25: Customizing Access To Features On Your Ez Media & Backup Center

    Device Configuration Options Customizing Access to Features on Your EZ Media & Backup Center Feature Selection (FS) enables an administrator user to customize the device management console for non-admin users. Using FS, an admin can enable the display of certain features and disable others. In addition, an admin can provide non-administrator users access to certain features by setting permissions for those users.
  • Page 26: Obtaining Alerts About Your Ez Media & Backup Center

    Device Configuration Options Obtaining Alerts About Your EZ Media & Backup Center You can configure your EZ Media to send email alerts when problems are detected. This is done through the Email notification feature, which enables you to set up a destination for emails sent by the EZ Media when problems are detected.
  • Page 27: Tracing Events On Your Ez Media & Backup Center

    Device Configuration Options Tracing Events on Your EZ Media & Backup Center The Event Logs feature displays only the 1000 most recent events logged to the EZ Media. A complete event log, however, is available for download. The following icons indicate the severity of each status message: INFORMATION ●...
  • Page 28: Obtaining System Status For Your Ez Media & Backup Center

    Device Configuration Options Obtaining System Status for Your EZ Media & Backup Center The device management console displays overall system health and space usage information. The System Status feature provides additional status details and a control panel that enables you to: Blink the lights ●...
  • Page 29 Device Configuration Options Status The Status Information section displays changes to or issues with your EZ Media. If an issue requires user action to resolve, such as a warning or error message, the EZ Media management console displays a link in the status message.
  • Page 30: Using Your Ez Media & Backup Center In Various Time Zones

    Device Configuration Options Using Your EZ Media & Backup Center in Various Time Zones You can set the date and time used on your EZ Media, so that it can appear to be in one time zone, when it actually may be in a different one. This can help your users have the correct date and time if they live and work in a location different from your EZ Media.
  • Page 31: Setting The Display Language For Your Ez Media & Backup Center

    Device Configuration Options Setting the Display Language for Your EZ Media & Backup Center You can set the display language for your EZ Media through the Languages feature. The Languages page allows you to change the language used in email notification messages. The language used by the EZ Media management interface is based on the preferences configured in your browser.
  • Page 32: Securing Your Ez Media & Backup Center And Contents

    CHAPTER 3 Securing Your EZ Media & Backup Center and Contents Securing Your EZ Media & Backup Center and Contents...
  • Page 33: How Do I Secure My Ez Media & Backup Center

    Securing Your EZ Media & Backup Center and Contents How Do I Secure My EZ Media & Backup Center? Your EZ Media is automatically secured during Device Setup. This creates an administrator user login, secures all Shares to protect content stored on your device from unauthorized access, and encrypts communications when using the web-based device management interface.
  • Page 34: Security Settings

    Securing Your EZ Media & Backup Center and Contents Security Settings Only administrator users can view or change settings on the EZ Media, To change any security settings, you must login to the device management interface as an admin user. 1.
  • Page 35: Users

    CHAPTER 4 Users Users...
  • Page 36: Users Overview

    Users Users Overview The Users feature displays all users on the EZ Media and enables administrators to add and modify users. Non-administrator users can be added to enable controlled access to Share content. Additional administrator users can be added to allow specific users to configure the EZ Media. The table displays the Username and Descriptive Name for each user.
  • Page 37: Adding Users

    Users Adding Users To add a user on your EZ Media: Click the Users icon to add or modify users on the EZ Media. Click Add a user. Enter the following information: Username — enter the username of the user to be created. This is the username for logging ●...
  • Page 38: Managing Users

    Users Managing Users The section describes how to: Change User Information ● Change User Access Permissions ● Changing User Information You can change user information for existing users on the EZ Media, but you cannot change the username. If you want to change a username, delete the existing user and create a new user with the new username. Expand the user list and click a user to modify the following information: Descriptive Name —...
  • Page 39: Changing User Access Permissions

    Users Changing User Access Permissions 1. Expand Access Permissions to change Share access permissions for the selected user. 2. To give this user access to a specific set of Shares, click Add access permissions. 3. In the Add Access Permissions pop-up window, select which Shares this user can access, and click Apply.
  • Page 40: Sharing Files

    CHAPTER 5 Sharing Files Sharing Files...
  • Page 41: Sharing Overview

    Sharing Files Sharing Overview Your EZ Media & Backup Center is set up for storing, retrieving, and accessing files among users, client computers, and applications. File sharing is accomplished by: Creating Shares ● Creating users and setting access permissions ● Setting up media services ●...
  • Page 42: Shares

    Sharing Files Shares What are Shares and How Do I Organize Content with Them? Shares are folders that contain all types of content, including documents, pictures, and music files. Shares are secured by default, which means access to content in them is limited to users with specified privileges.
  • Page 43: Adding Shares

    Sharing Files Active Folders Follow the link to the Active Folder options for information on configuring each: Email Distribution ● Facebook ● Flickr ● Photo Resize ● YouTube ● Adding Shares 1. Click the Shares icon to open the feature management page. 2.
  • Page 44: Managing Shares

    Sharing Files Managing Shares You can change Share information, change access permissions, make a Share an Active Folder, use Share volumes, and modify a Share volume. The Application Data share is created automatically when you install an application that requires data storage on the EZ Media network storage device.
  • Page 45: Deleting Shares

    Sharing Files Making a Share an Active Folder 1. You can optionally enable Active Folders on a Share to allow you to associate this Share with a specific feature that will happen automatically when files are copied to the Share. For example, you can enable a Share as a social media active folder to upload a file to a social media site.
  • Page 46: Using Protocols To Share Files

    Sharing Files Using Protocols to Share Files What Are Protocols and How Do I Use Them to Share Files? Your EZ Media & Backup Center uses communication protocols to mount file systems and allow files to be transferred between client computers and the EZ Media. The EZ Media includes the following protocols for file sharing: Apple Filing Protocol / Time Machine ●...
  • Page 47: Tftp

    Sharing Files Click to select either FTP or secure FTP (SFTP) or both. If you select and enable SFTP, you cannot have the secure rsync protocol enabled. When you turn on FTP, you can send files to your EZ Media. TFTP On the Protocols page, click the switch to turn on TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol) and allow access to your EZ Media &...
  • Page 48: Sharing Content Through The Home Page

    Sharing Files Sharing Content through the Home Page Sharing Your Content with the World When you set up the Home Page for your EZ Media & Backup Center, you are presenting content to anyone who accesses your EZ Media from an internet browser. That content includes a slideshow and Shares where you have set access permissions for Everyone.
  • Page 49: Applying The Customized Home Page

    Sharing Files Applying the Customized Home Page Click the Home Page Settings icon to access the feature settings. Select Customized home page settings. In the Home Page Name field, enter the name of the start page of your custom home page. By default, the name is index.html.
  • Page 50: Automatically Sending Content To Multiple People At Once

    Sharing Files Automatically Sending Content to Multiple People at Once You can send content to multiple people at once using an email distribution active folder. You can configure a Share as an Email Active Folder so that when you add files to that Share, they are automatically sent to the recipients on the email distribution list.
  • Page 51: Sharing Content Using Social Media: Overview

    Sharing Files Sharing Content Using Social Media: Overview If you have an account with social media services such as Facebook, Flickr, or YouTube, you can share content on your EZ Media & Backup Center with your friends and family using one or more of these social media sites.
  • Page 52: Managing Your Content

    Sharing Files Managing Your Content You manage content on your EZ Media & Backup Center using the Content Viewer. The Content Viewer is a graphical file browser that lets you view and manage content in the Shares on your EZ Media from the device management console or the LenovoEMC Storage Manager.
  • Page 53: Transferring To/From Ez Media (Copy Jobs)

    Sharing Files Transferring Content to and from Your EZ Media & Backup Center with Copy Jobs You can transfer content to and from your EZ Media using the Copy Jobs feature. Copy Jobs copies files from one storage device to another, either by a set schedule or immediately by the user. An example of a Copy Job scenario is if you keep pictures from your digital camera on a separate USB drive, but you also want to maintain a backup of these pictures on your EZ Media.
  • Page 54: Getting Content From A Usb External Storage Device

    Sharing Files Getting Content from a USB External Storage Device You can transfer content to your EZ Media & Backup Center from external USB storage devices. The External Storage page displays a list of externally connected storage devices. You can connect supported external storage to your EZ Media using one of the provided USB ports.
  • Page 55: Drive Management

    CHAPTER 6 Drive Management Drive Management...
  • Page 56: Managing Drives

    Drive Management Managing Drives The Drive Management feature shows drive model and size information. Global Drive Management Settings Click Settings to access the global drive management settings available on your EZ Media. Select the link Perform an offline file system check then reboot if any of the following conditions exist on your EZ Media: Data is unavailable ○...
  • Page 57: Backing Up And Restoring Your Content

    CHAPTER 7 Backing up and Restoring Your Content Backing up and Restoring Your Content...
  • Page 58: Backup And Restore Overview

    Backing up and Restoring Your Content Backup and Restore Overview Your EZ Media & Backup Center provides many ways to back up and restore content. To back up content to and restore content from your EZ Media, you can use: Time Machine ●...
  • Page 59: Backing Up To And Restoring From Your Ez Media & Backup Center

    Backing up and Restoring Your Content Backing up to and Restoring from Your EZ Media & Backup Center Backing up Macs with Time Machine You can use Time Machine to back up a Mac client computer to the EZ Media network storage device. Follow the instructions below to set up Time Machine backups to your EZ Media: Connect your Mac to your EZ Media using Apple File Protocol (AFP).
  • Page 60: Backing Up Your Ez Media & Backup Center

    Backing up and Restoring Your Content Backing up Your EZ Media & Backup Center Copy Jobs Transferring Content to and from Your EZ Media & Backup Center with Copy Jobs You can transfer content to and from your EZ Media using the Copy Jobs feature. Copy Jobs copies files from one storage device to another, either by a set schedule or immediately by the user.
  • Page 61: Adding Copy Jobs

    Backing up and Restoring Your Content Adding Copy Jobs 1. On the Copy Jobs page, click . A Copy Job is added to the top of the list and the Information section displays. 2. Enter a name for the Copy Job. 3.
  • Page 62: To: Settings

    Backing up and Restoring Your Content Only the contents of the selected folder — copies the contents of the selected folder; not ● the folder itself. If the destination is a folder, the files and folders in the selected folder are copied directly to it (the source folder name is not copied).
  • Page 63 Backing up and Restoring Your Content Managing Copy Jobs From the Copy Jobs page, you can add, start, stop, delete, or monitor Copy Jobs. After you have added Copy Jobs, the Copy Jobs page displays a list of Copy Jobs. The information section includes the name of each Copy Job, date and time it last ran, and its next scheduled time.
  • Page 64: Registering With Avamar For Backup And Restore

    Backing up and Restoring Your Content Registering with Avamar for Backup and Restore Avamar is backup and recovery server software that uses deduplication to eliminate redundant copies of data, reducing the required storage space. For example, your EZ Media & Backup Center might have 100 email messages with the same 1 MB attachment.
  • Page 65: Backing Up With Amazon S3

    Backing up and Restoring Your Content Backing up with Amazon S3 The Amazon S3 online storage service allows you to back up your EZ Media & Backup Center to the cloud. Enabling the Amazon S3 Feature On the Amazon S3 page, click the switch on. If you do not have an Amazon S3 account, click the link to create an account.
  • Page 66: Backing Up With Lenovoemc Personal Cloud

    Backing up and Restoring Your Content Backing up with LenovoEMC Personal Cloud You can back up content on your EZ Media & Backup Center by creating a Copy Job from the LenovoEMC Personal Cloud hosted on the device to another LifeLine-based network storage device that is a member of the same Personal Cloud.
  • Page 67: Personal Cloud: Accessing Your Lenovoemc Personal Cloud From Anywhere In The World

    CHAPTER 8 Personal Cloud: Accessing Your LenovoEMC Personal Cloud From Anywhere in the World Personal Cloud: Accessing Your LenovoEMC Personal Cloud From Anywhere in the World...
  • Page 68: What Is Lenovoemc Personal Cloud

    Personal Cloud: Accessing Your LenovoEMC Personal Cloud From Anywhere in the World What Is LenovoEMC Personal Cloud ? LenovoEMC Personal Cloud turns your EZ Media & Backup Center into a hub for sharing files and backing up data among computers anywhere in the world. A Personal Cloud can exist on your EZ Media & Backup Center, or on another LenovoEMC network device.
  • Page 69: Is My Content Secure

    Personal Cloud: Accessing Your LenovoEMC Personal Cloud From Anywhere in the World Is My Content Secure? Your content is always secure using LenovoEMC Personal Cloud. Each user on a Personal Cloud is required to enter a valid username and password when accessing your EZ Media. You can use your Personal Cloud to share content with the people you choose.
  • Page 70: Creating A Lenovoemc Personal Cloud

    Personal Cloud: Accessing Your LenovoEMC Personal Cloud From Anywhere in the World Creating a LenovoEMC Personal Cloud Before you can work with your LenovoEMC Personal Cloud, you first create a Personal Cloud and configure the settings. Click the Personal Cloud icon to open the feature page. Expand the Configure section.
  • Page 71: Configuring Router Port Forwarding For Personal Cloud

    Personal Cloud: Accessing Your LenovoEMC Personal Cloud From Anywhere in the World Configuring Router Port Forwarding for Personal Cloud In most cases, your EZ Media attempts to automatically configure your router. However, if it cannot, a message displays that your router is not configured for port forwarding, and you must manually configure your router to forward a specific port to your EZ Media.
  • Page 72: Configuring Your Lenovoemc Personal Cloud

    Personal Cloud: Accessing Your LenovoEMC Personal Cloud From Anywhere in the World Configuring Your LenovoEMC Personal Cloud As a LenovoEMC Personal Cloud administrator, you can manage various settings on your Personal Cloud to ensure that it functions as efficiently as possible. Settings include specifying an email address when sending invitations.
  • Page 73: Inviting People Onto Your Lenovoemc Personal Cloud

    Personal Cloud: Accessing Your LenovoEMC Personal Cloud From Anywhere in the World Inviting People onto Your LenovoEMC Personal Cloud When you invite people to join your LenovoEMC Personal Cloud, you are actually selecting from existing users on your EZ Media, or adding people as users on your EZ Media. In addition, you are optionally allowing them to join a trusted device to your Personal Cloud.
  • Page 74: Joining A Trusted Device To Lenovoemc Personal Cloud

    Personal Cloud: Accessing Your LenovoEMC Personal Cloud From Anywhere in the World Joining a Trusted Device to LenovoEMC Personal Cloud You can join your EZ Media as a trusted device on the Personal Cloud hosted on another LenovoEMC network storage device if you have been given permission by the Personal Cloud administrator. You cannot join your trusted device to a Personal Cloud if you have not been added as a user on the Personal Cloud.
  • Page 75: Managing Trusted Devices On A Personal Cloud

    Personal Cloud: Accessing Your LenovoEMC Personal Cloud From Anywhere in the World Managing Trusted Devices on a Personal Cloud As administrator of a LenovoEMC Personal Cloud hosted on your EZ Media, you can manage trusted devices on your Personal Cloud. Trusted devices can be disconnected, or you can completely delete a trusted device from the Personal Cloud.
  • Page 76: Using Copy Jobs With A Lenovoemc Personal Cloud

    Personal Cloud: Accessing Your LenovoEMC Personal Cloud From Anywhere in the World Using Copy Jobs with a LenovoEMC Personal Cloud You can create Copy Jobs that can transfer data from one trusted device to another through the Personal Cloud. When you add a trusted device to your Personal Cloud, a Copy Jobs icon displays next to that device in the trusted device table.
  • Page 77: Disabling Or Deleting Your Lenovoemc Personal Cloud

    Personal Cloud: Accessing Your LenovoEMC Personal Cloud From Anywhere in the World Disabling or Deleting Your LenovoEMC Personal Cloud When you disable your Personal Cloud, you eliminate access to your Personal Cloud without deleting the account information you created when you set up the Personal Cloud. Later, if you want to re-enable your Personal Cloud, you can do so without re-entering all the account information.
  • Page 78: Accessing Content Using Your Lenovoemc Personal Cloud

    Personal Cloud: Accessing Your LenovoEMC Personal Cloud From Anywhere in the World Accessing Content Using Your LenovoEMC Personal Cloud You can share content on your EZ Media through your Personal Cloud. You can set access permissions to Shares on your EZ Media to make content accessible to all users of your Personal Cloud, or you can restrict access to specific users.
  • Page 79: Informing Users What To Do With Lenovoemc Personal Cloud

    Personal Cloud: Accessing Your LenovoEMC Personal Cloud From Anywhere in the World Informing Users What to Do with LenovoEMC Personal Cloud LenovoEMC Personal Cloud enables invited users to access your EZ Media from the web. They enter the Personal Cloud URL, myCloudName.mylenovoemc.com, in a web browser, using the name of your Personal Cloud in place of "myCloudName", and when prompted, enter a valid username and password for your EZ Media.
  • Page 80: Sharing Content Using Social Media

    CHAPTER 9 Sharing Content Using Social Media Sharing Content Using Social Media...
  • Page 81: Sharing Content Using Social Media: Overview

    Sharing Content Using Social Media Sharing Content Using Social Media: Overview If you have an account with social media services such as Facebook, Flickr, or YouTube, you can share content on your EZ Media & Backup Center with your friends and family using one or more of these social media sites.
  • Page 82: Facebook

    Sharing Content Using Social Media Facebook Facebook is a social network to connect with friends and family. You can configure a Share as a Facebook Active Folder so that photos and movies added to that Share are automatically uploaded to your Facebook account.
  • Page 83: Flickr

    Sharing Content Using Social Media Flickr Flickr is a photo sharing network for sharing photos with friends and family. You can configure a Share as a Flickr Active Folder so that images and albums added to that Share are automatically uploaded to your Flickr account.
  • Page 84: Youtube

    Sharing Content Using Social Media YouTube YouTube is a social media site to share video content. You can configure a Share as a YouTube Active Folder so that videos added to that Share are automatically uploaded to your YouTube account. Refer to Managing Shares on page 36 for more information on managing Shares and Active Folders.
  • Page 85: Share Content Through Lenovoemc Personal Cloud

    Sharing Content Using Social Media Share Content through LenovoEMC Personal Cloud You can share your multimedia content with friends and family through a LenovoEMC Personal Cloud. Refer to the LenovoEMC Personal Cloud section for more information. Share Content through LenovoEMC Personal Cloud...
  • Page 86: Media Management

    CHAPTER 10 Media Management Media Management...
  • Page 87: Media Management Overview

    Media Management Media Management Overview The EZ Media has a built-in Media Server feature. When this feature is turned on, the Media Server scans for media content in all Shares that have media sharing enabled. Media content contained in these Shares is then accessible from the EZ Media to any media player on your network, even if the Share is secured.
  • Page 88: Media Services Capabilities And Limitations

    Media Management Media Services Capabilities and Limitations One important consideration when using the Media Server feature is that it can share media content on your EZ Media with anyone on the internet. When media sharing is enabled, internet users, including those users on mobile devices running the LenovoEMC Link, can access media content on your EZ Media.
  • Page 89: Sharing Media Content Over The Internet

    Media Management Sharing Media Content over the Internet There are two methods for sharing media content on your EZ Media with anyone on the internet. You can enable internet access on the Media Server page. Alternatively, you can enable internet access by configuring your LenovoEMC Personal Cloud.
  • Page 90: Media Aggregation

    Media Management Media Aggregation If you have multiple Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) servers in your network that have media content, you can combine all media content into one view by enabling aggregation on your EZ Media. When you enable aggregation, all media content on DLNA servers is available for playback using a DLNA player, such as Playstation®, Windows Media Player®, or Xbox®.
  • Page 91: Social Media Sharing

    Media Management Social Media Sharing You can share media content, such as movies and pictures, using social media sites like Facebook, Flickr, or YouTube. Refer to the Sharing Content Using Social Media section for more information. Social Media Sharing...
  • Page 92: Streaming Music, Movies, And Pictures

    Media Management Streaming Music, Movies, and Pictures The Media Server supports playback of videos, music and pictures from any UPnP AV (Universal Plug and Play Audio Visual) network media players, such as Playstation, Windows Media Player, or Xbox. You can play back all your media files from your individual home computers by enabling media aggregation on your EZ Media.
  • Page 93: Photos

    Media Management Photos Photos Overview Your EZ Media has multiple ways to manage your pictures. Your EZ Media can: Stream pictures that are in Shares with media sharing enabled ● Display pictures on the Home Page in a slideshow ● Automatically resize pictures ●...
  • Page 94: Getting Pictures From Your Camera

    Media Management Configuring a Photo Resize Active Folder Click the Shares icon. Select a Share to use as a Photo Resize Active Folder, and click to expand the Active Folder section. Check Enable. Select Photo Resize from the drop-down menu. You can set a size for your pictures.
  • Page 95: Music

    Media Management Music Music Overview If you have music files in media-sharing enabled folders on your EZ Media, those music files can be streamed by a DLNA player running on a computer on the network. Streaming Music The EZ Media has a built-in media server that, when turned on, scans for music in specific folders that have media sharing enabled.
  • Page 96: Videos

    Media Management Videos Video Capabilities Overview Your EZ Media & Backup Center has multiple ways to manage your videos. Your EZ Media can: Stream movies that are in Shares with media sharing enabled ● Upload videos that are added to Shares associated with social media sites ●...
  • Page 97: Adding Applications To Your Ez Media & Backup Center

    CHAPTER 11 Adding Applications to Your EZ Media & Backup Center Adding Applications to Your EZ Media & Backup Center...
  • Page 98: Application Overview

    Adding Applications to Your EZ Media & Backup Center Application Overview You can install supported applications on your EZ Media using the Application Manager page. For each application installed you may have the option to uninstall, start, and stop the application. Application Overview...
  • Page 99: Application Installation

    Adding Applications to Your EZ Media & Backup Center Application Installation Certain applications on your EZ Media must be installed before you can use them. When you click on an uninstalled application in the EZ Media management console, you open the feature page of the application. To install the application, click the install link.
  • Page 100: Application Manager

    Adding Applications to Your EZ Media & Backup Center Application Manager The Application Manager page allows you to add applications to your EZ Media from an installation file located on your computer. For each application installed you may have the option to uninstall, start, and stop the application.
  • Page 101: Software Updates

    Adding Applications to Your EZ Media & Backup Center Software Updates The Software Updates page identifies the EZ Media software status and provides the ability to update the software for the EZ Media. Auto-update process: installing a device software update In the table listing the current software installed on your EZ Media, click in the Action column to check for updates.
  • Page 102 Adding Applications to Your EZ Media & Backup Center The EZ Media will be temporarily inaccessible during the software update. Be sure no critical files are being accessed. Software Updates...
  • Page 103: Backing Up And Recovering Your Ez Media & Backup Center Settings

    CHAPTER 12 Backing up and Recovering Your EZ Media & Backup Center Settings Backing up and Recovering Your EZ Media & Backup Center Settings...
  • Page 104: Backing Up Your Ez Media & Backup Center Settings

    Backing up and Recovering Your EZ Media & Backup Center Settings Backing Up Your EZ Media & Backup Center Settings The Configuration Backup and Restore page allows you to back up and restore system configuration information. Backing up a configuration saves various system properties, including users, groups, device identification, and Share names and permissions.
  • Page 105: Hardware Management

    CHAPTER 13 Hardware Management Hardware Management...
  • Page 106: Energy Saving

    Hardware Management Energy Saving The Energy Saving feature provides power settings for the EZ Media. Power Down Drives Click the Power Down Drives drop-down menu to select how much idle time should be allowed to elapse before the EZ Media powers down the drives. Drives automatically power back up when the EZ Media accesses them.
  • Page 107: Factory Reset

    Hardware Management Factory Reset Factory Reset returns the EZ Media to its original state. This feature is useful if you give your EZ Media to someone else. Factory Reset provides two options for returning your EZ Media to its original state: Quickly delete all data —...
  • Page 108: Troubleshooting Routers

    Hardware Management Troubleshooting Routers If you encounter a problem while connecting or using your EZ Media, check the topics listed below for possible solutions. If you have properly set port forwarding on your router and remote access still does not work, you may have multiple routers on your network.
  • Page 109: Configuring Port Forwarding On Double Nat Networks

    Hardware Management Configuring Port Forwarding on Double NAT Networks If for some reason the network configuration cannot be changed and your setup requires the double NAT, you must perform the port forwarding steps twice. On the primary router, set the port forwarding to the cascaded router's external IP address.
  • Page 110 Hardware Management Log in to your router and write down the DHCP range it is using. Refer to your router's documentation for more information on configuring DHCP settings. Navigate to the IP address settings interface page on your EZ Media . For more information, check the Network Settings section of this manual.
  • Page 111: Additional Support

    CHAPTER 14 Additional Support Additional Support...
  • Page 112: How To Get Help

    Additional Support How to Get Help LenovoEMC is committed to providing excellent customer support. To meet this goal, Lenovo Customer Support offers a variety of support options designed to meet the needs of a wide range of users. For complete information on the support options available for your product, visit the web support site at http://support.lenovoemc.com.
  • Page 113: Support

    Additional Support Support The Support feature opens the LenovoEMC web site where you can get more information about your EZ Media. The Support page provides access to content for learning more about using and supporting your EZ Media. Refer to the LenovoEMC Support site for more information. Support...
  • Page 114: Legal

    CHAPTER 15 Legal Legal...
  • Page 115: Open Source

    Legal Open Source The software included in this product contains copyrighted software that is licensed under open source agreements. Components of this software covered under GPL or other open source licenses are fully documented as to license and redistribution requirements in the ReadMe file available with the source code.
  • Page 116: Warranty Information

    You can view the LLW in a number of languages from this Web site. If you cannot view the LLW from the Web site, contact your local Lenovo office or reseller to obtain a printed version of the LLW. Warranty Period The warranty period for EZ Media &...
  • Page 117: Regulatory Information

    Consult an authorized dealer or service representative for help. ● Lenovo is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by using other than specified or recommended cables and connectors or by unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment. Unauthorized changes or modifications could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
  • Page 118: European Union - Compliance To The Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive

    European Union RoHS Lenovo products sold in the European Union, on or after 3 January 2013 meet the requirements of Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (“RoHS recast” or “RoHS 2”).
  • Page 119: California Perchlorate Information

    Lenovo encourages owners of information technology (IT) equipment to responsibly recycle their equipment when it is no longer needed. Lenovo offers a variety of programs and services to assist equipment owners in recycling their IT products. For information on recycling Lenovo and LenovoEMC products, go to: www.lenovo.com/social_responsibility/us/en/product_recycling_program.html...
  • Page 120: Copyright And Trademark Information

    © 2014 LenovoEMC, Ltd. All rights reserved. Lenovo and the Lenovo logo are registered trademarks of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both. The EMC logo is a registered trademark of EMC Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.