User Manual DNS-1250-04 and DNS-1250-06 NAS Systems © 2011 D-Link, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Contents Chapter 1: Introduction................1 About This Manual ................ 1 Protocol Support ................2 Hardware Specifications ............... 2 Client Utility OS Support ............... 3 Browser Support ................3 Chapter 2: Quick Setup................
Identifying Unconfigured Physical Drives ......20 Identifying Physical Drives Assigned to a Disk Array ..20 3.6.2 Back View ..............20 3.6.3 Component List .............. 21 Enclosure ................21 Controller ................21 Buzzer.................
3.7.2 Creating a Logical Drive..........35 Initializing a Disk Array............36 3.7.3 Disk Array Problems ............36 Disk Array Degraded............37 Disk Array Offline ..............37 3.7.4 Disk Array Management..........37 Locating a Disk Array............
Saving Events ..............52 3.8.6 Background Activity............52 Media Patrol................ 52 Redundancy Check ............53 Rebuild................53 Migration ................53 PDM ..................54 Transition ................55 Running a Background Activity ........... 55 ...
Setting-up Access Protection..........65 Setting-up an SSL Certificate ..........66 NAS Tab ..................66 3.9.1 Setup Wizard..............66 Using the Automatic Configuration Wizard ......66 Using the Advanced Configuration Wizard ......67 3.9.2 User Account Management..........
Amazon S3 Backup ............82 3.9.7 Plug-in Management............84 3.9.8 iSCSI Initiator Management ........... 85 Chapter 4: ShareCenterNAVI............... 86 Working with ShareCenterNAVI..........86 4.1.1 Opening the Main Window..........86 4.1.2 Choosing a Display Language ........
Main Window ..............100 Tray Icon ................100 4.3.2 Viewing a List of Share Folders ........101 4.3.3 Mounting a Share Folder / Creating a Network Drive .. 101 4.3.4 Un-mounting a Share Folder / Disconnecting a Network ...
Chapter 1: Introduction About This Manual This User Manual describes how to setup, use, and maintain the DNS-1250-04 and DNS-1250-06 NAS systems. It also describes how to use: ShareCenterNAVI software that you install and run on your PC ShareCenter Pro configuration manager software that runs on the NAS systems by browser.
Internal HDD Support 3.5" 3-Gb/s SATAII Hot Plug # of Bays 4 (DNS-1250-04)/ 6 (DNS-1250-06) Power Supply 250W (80 PLUS) 243(L)*188(W) *251(H) mm DNS-1250-06 9.56(L)*7.40(W)*9.88(H) in Dimensions 243(L)*188(W) *191(H) mm DNS-1250-04 9.56(L)*7.40(W)*7.52H) in For more information, visit the D-Link website at http://www.dlink.com/.
Client Utility OS Support The following operating systems support ShareCenterNAVI: Windows XP 32/64 Bit Windows Vista 32/64 Bit Windows Server 2003 32/64 Bit Windows Server 2008 32/64 Bit Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows 7 32/64 Bit ...
Warning The fan contains hazardous moving parts. Keep fingers away. Caution Risk of explosion if the battery is replaced by an incorrect type. Important To configure the NAS system, you are advised to install ShareCenterNAVI. Please refer to the User’s Manual.
Chapter 2: Quick Setup Verifying Package Contents Open the shipping carton for the DNS-1250-04 or DNS-1250-06 and carefully remove and unwrap its contents. D-Link DNS-1250-04 or DNS-1250-06 CD-ROM with Manual and Software Quick Installation Guide Power Cord ...
Item Function Description Green: Network active at 1000 Mb/s Ethernet Status LED Orange: Network active at 100 Mb/s Green: Drive is healthy Orange: Disk is rebuilding Disk Status LED Red: Disk error Flashing Green: Physical drive locate feature Disk Activity LED Flashing Green: Disk activity Green: System is healthy Orange: Disk array degraded...
Figure 2. DNS-1250-04 Rear View The DNS-1250-06 is similar. USB Connectors (4) VGA Connector RJ45 Network Connectors (2) System Cooling Power Connector Item Description USB Connectors For USB printer and flash drive backup RJ45 Network For Ethernet cable connection Connectors...
We highly recommend that you choose Enterprise Level HDDs to achieve the best data protection. You can populate the DNS-1250-04 and DNS-1250-06 NAS systems with SATA 1.5 Gb/s or 3.0 Gb/s physical drives. For optimal performance, install physical drives of the same model and capacity. Your physical drives become a RAID Volume on the NAS system.
Handle 2. Carefully lay the physical drive into the drive carrier and align the screw holes of the drive and carrier. Physical drive Physical drive power and data connector 3. Insert the screws through the holes in the drive carrier and into the sides of the physical drive.
Drive carrier Physical drive Screwdriver Mounting screw 4. Reinstall the drive carrier into the enclosure. 5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 until all of your physical drives are installed. Caution To avoid hand contact with an electrical hazard, remove only one drive carrier a time. Connecting the Ethernet Cable To connect the NAS system to your network: 1.
The System Status LED turns blue. The buzzer beeps one time. Network Configuration with the LCD Screen The DNS-1250-04 and DNS-1250-06 NAS systems have an LCD screen on the front panel that enables you to monitor system status and configure the network.
4. When you are done, choose OK and press the Enter button to apply the networking configuration. Configuration 2.6.1 Connecting to ShareCenter Pro To connect with the ShareCenter Pro configuration manager over your network: 1. Start your browser. 2. In the URL field, enter the default IP address http://192.168.0.32. 3.
2.6.2 Choosing a Display Language ShareCenter Pro displays in English, Russian, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese. Choose the display language from the dropdown menu when you log in. If you have already logged in: 1.
3. To accept the proposed configuration, click the Submit button. If you disagree with the proposed configuration, click the Advanced Setup button to specify your settings manually. 2.7.2 Using Advanced Configuration Wizard To configure your disk arrays with the Advanced Setup Wizard: 1.
6. Review the proposed configuration and click the Submit button. If you disagree with the proposed configuration, click the Back button to change your settings. Shutting Down the NAS System To shut down the NAS system, on the front of the NAS system enclosure, press and hold the Power Button / System Status LED for five seconds.
Chapter 3: ShareCenter Pro Configuration Manager The ShareCenter Pro Configuration Manager is factory-installed on the DNS-1250-04 and DNS-1250-06 NAS systems. ShareCenter Pro runs in the browser on your PC or Mac. You can access ShareCenter Pro by browser. Browser Support Choose one of the following browsers to use with ShareCenter Pro: ...
4. Choose the System Administrator option. Or choose the Others option and type the user name in the field provided. The default user name is administrator. 5. Type the default password into the field provided. The default password is password. 6.
Dashboard Tab The Dashboard tab is the default screen of ShareCenter Pro. The System Status icon indicates the top-level status of NAS system by displaying: The system is OK. The system has errors. 3.5.1 System Status The System Status field displays the high-level of the NAS components by the following status icons: The component is OK.
3.5.2 Event Information The Event Information field displays six of the most recent Runtime events. Click the More link to display the Runtime Events screen. Click the NVRAM Events button to view the NVRAM events. Click the Runtime Events button to return to Runtime events 3.5.3 Storage Overview The Storage Overview field displays the general information of the...
Configuration – Array number and sequence number Identifying Unconfigured Physical Drives Check the Show unconfigured PD(s) box to identify the unconfigured physical drives in the NAS. Identifying Physical Drives Assigned to a Disk Array Click the Highlight Arrays button to identify the physical drives assigned to a disk array.
3.6.3 Component List Click the Component List button to display the device ID, operational status, enclosure type, and status description of all enclosures. Enclosure To view enclosure information, mouse-over the enclosure you want and click the View button. To make enclosure settings, mouse-over the enclosure you want and click the Settings button.
To make controller settings: 1. Mouse-over the controller and click the Settings button. 2. Make setting changes as required. Enter, change or delete the alias in the Alias field Enable SMART Log – Check the box to enable or uncheck to disable ...
10GB Truncate – Reduces the useful capacity to the nearest 10,000,000,000 byte boundary. Group Rounding – Uses an algorithm to determine how much to truncate. Results in the maximum amount of usable drive capacity. Table Rounding – Applies a predefined table to determine how much to truncate.
2. Make setting changes as required. 3. Check the Enable Buzzer option to enable the buzzer for all events. Uncheck to disable. 4. Click the Save button. This setting enables you to turn the enclosure LEDs ON and OFF. To make LED settings: 1.
Location – Enclosure number and slot number Configuration – Array number and sequence number, spare number, unconfigured, or stale configuration Capacity – The capacity of drive View Physical Drive Information To view physical drive information: 1. Click the Device tab. 2.
4. Check the boxes to enable or uncheck to disable. Enable Write Cache Enable Read Look Ahead Cache Enable Command Queuing Individual Physical Drive Settings To change the individual physical drive settings: 1. Click the Device tab. 2.
3.6.5 iSCSI View iSCSI Information To view iSCSI information: 1. Click Device tab 2. Click the iSCSI button. iSCSI information includes the following tabs. Node Session CHAP Portal iSNS Ping Port Setting up a CHAP To set up a CHAP: 1.
3.6.6 Network Basic Network Settings 1. Click Device tab. 2. Click the Network button. Networking information includes: ID Speed DHCP MTU IP Address Link Gateway IP Address Changing Networking Configuration 1. Click Device tab. 2.
Advanced Networking Configuration 1. Click Device tab. 2. Click Network button. 3. Click the Setup button. 4. Complete the required settings. Computer Name Enable Network Binding – Choose to enable or disable a biding. Networking Binding – From the dropdown menu, choose a proper biding type.
User Name – Enter the user name to log in the DDNS server. Password – Enter the password to log in the DDNS server. 5. Click the Submit button. 3.6.7 DNS-1250-04 and DNS-1250-06 support an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS). View UPS Information To display the information of the connected UPS: 1.
ID Type Capacity Status Location Cache Model DNS-1250-04 and DNS-1250-06 support these external file systems: EXT3 NTFS FAT32 XFS HFS+ Configuring an External Drive To configure an external drive: 1.
2. Click the External Drive button. 3. Mouse-over the external drive and click the Format button. 4. Choose the file format type (FAT32, NTFS, or XFS) and click the Format button.
Caution To safely remove an external USB drive, click the Remove button before you disconnect the drive. Removing an External Drive To remove an external drive: 1. Click the Device tab. 2. Click the External Drive button. 3. Mouse-over the external drive and click the Remove button. 4.
To create a disk array: 1. Click the Storage tab. 2. Click the Disk Array button. 3. Click the Create Disk Array button. 4. Make the required settings. In the Alias field, enter an alias at a maximum of 32 characters (includes letters, numbers, space between characters, and underline).
To create additional disk arrays, click the Create More button. If you are done creating disk arrays, click the Finish button. 3.7.2 Creating a Logical Drive After creating a disk array, you must create a logical drive on it. To create a logical drive: 1.
64 KB, 128 KB, 256 KB, 512 KB, or 1 MB. Choose the Sector size 512 B, 1 KB, 2 KB, or 4 KB. Choose the Read Policy Read Cache, Read Ahead, or No Cache Choose the Write Policy Write Back or Write Through.
RAID level migration Disk array transport Disk Array Degraded Disk arrays are made up of physical drives. Logical drives are created on the disk array. When one of the physical drives in a disk array fails, a RAID 1, 5 and 10 volume will (or in the case of a RAID 6, two drives must fail): ...
Alias – If assigned Operational Status – OK is normal Media Patrol – Enabled or disabled on this array PDM – Enabled or disabled on this array Power Management Total Capacity – Data capacity of the array ...
Enable or disable PDM. Enable or disable Power Management. 5. Click the Save button. Locating a Disk Array To locate a disk array: 1. Click the Storage tab. 2. Click the Disk Array button. 3. Mouse-over the disk array you want and click the Locate button. The drive carrier LEDs blink for one minute.
3.7.5 Logical Drive Management Logical Drive Information To view logical drive information: 1. Click the Storage tab. 2. Click the Logical Drive button. 3. Mouse-over the logical drive and click the View button. information includes: Disk Array ID – LD0, LD1, LD2, etc. ...
Synchronized – A new logical drive shows “No” until synchronizing is completed Parity Pace – Pertains to some RAID levels WWN – World Wide Number, a unique identifier assigned to this logical drive Codec Scheme – Pertains to some RAID levels ...
2. Click the Logical Drive button. 3. Mouse-over the logical drive you want and click the Check Table button. 4. Choose an option. All – All errors. The default choice. Read Check – Read errors for this logical drive. ...
3. Mouse-over the disk array you want and click the Locate button. The drive carrier LEDs blink for one minute.
Disk Status LED Disk Activity LED Deleting a Logical Drive To delete a logical drive: 1. Click the Storage tab. 2. Click the Logical Drive button. 3. Mouse-over the disk array you want and click the Delete button. 4. Click the Confirm button. Caution When you delete a logical drive, you also delete all the data in the logical drive.
6. Click the Confirm button. Synchronization Settings To change Synchronization settings: 1. Click the AdminTool tab. 2. Click the Background Activity button. 3. Click the Settings button. 4. Click the Background Synchronization Rate dropdown menu and choose a rate. Low – Fewer system resources to Synchronization, more to data read/write operations.
RAID Volume. Spare drive support depends on which NAS model you have. DNS-1250-04 supports up to four physical drives. In the event of the failure of a physical drive within a RAID 1 or three-drive RAID 1E, or RAID 5 Volume, the spare drive is activated to replace the failed physical drive.
Revertible – Yes or No Type – Global or Dedicated Dedicated to Array – ID of the disk array Assigning a Spare Drive To assign a spare drive: 1. Click the Storage tab. 2. Click the Spare Drive button. 3.
Save a NAS configuration report 3.8.1 NAS Subsystem Management Viewing NAS System Information To view NAS system information: 1. Click the AdminTool tab. 2. Click the Subsystem Information button. NAS system information includes: Alias, if assigned Vendor ...
3.8.2 NAS System Shutdown and Restart To restart or shut down the subsystem: 1. Click the AdminTool tab. 2. Click the Subsystem Information button. 3. Click the Shutdown/Restart button. 4. Do one of the following actions. Click the Shutdown button to shut down the subsystem. ...
3. Mouse-over the service you want and click the Start button. 4. Click the Confirm button. Making Software Service Settings To make software service settings: 1. Click the AdminTool tab. 2. Click the Service button. 3. Mouse-over the service you want and click the Settings button. 4.
Critical – Action is needed now and the implications of the condition are serious Major – Action is needed now Minor – Action is needed but the condition is not a serious at this time Warning – User can decide whether or not action is required ...
Saving Events To save an event log: 1. Click the AdminTool tab. 2. Click the Events button. 3. Click the NVRAM Events button or the Runtime Events button. 4. Click the Save button. Your browser saves a text file containing the event log to its designated download folder.
Yield – Temporary pause while a read/write operation takes place. Paused– Temporary pause while another background activity runs. Or a pause initiated by the user. Redundancy Check Redundancy Check is a routine maintenance procedure for fault-tolerant disk arrays (those with redundancy) that ensures all the data matches exactly.
determine whether: The physical drives in your array can support the target RAID level. There is sufficient capacity to accommodate the target logical drive size. If you need to add physical drives to your array, be sure there are unassigned physical drives are installed in your RAID system before you begin migration.
A SMART error is reported. The bad sector remapping table fills to the specified level. You can specify the maximum levels for the reassigned and error blocks in PDM settings. When the table fills to a specified value, PDM triggers a migration of data from the suspect drive (the physical drive with the bad sectors) to a replacement drive.
Scheduling a Background Activity To add a scheduled background activity: 1. Click the AdminTool tab. 2. Click the Background Activity button. 3. Click the Scheduler button. 4. Click the Add Schedule button. 5. Make the required settings. Scheduler (Activity) Name – Select Media Patrol, Battery Recondition, Power On, Redundancy Check, Spare Check, or Power Off.
Viewing a List of Scheduled Background Activities To view a list of scheduled background activities: 1. Click the AdminTool tab. 2. Click the Background Activity button. 3. Click the Scheduler button. The list of Scheduled Background Activities displays. Type – Media Patrol, Redundancy Check, or Spare Check. ...
Enable Auto Rebuild – Check the box to enable. 5. Click the Confirm button. 3.8.8 Firmware Updates Before you update the firmware, go to the D-Link website http://www.dlink.com/ and download the latest firmware image file to your PC or Mac.
3.8.9 Performance Monitor The Performance Monitor screen allows you to monitor the performance of NAS using the analyzed illustrations. Monitored Components Logical Physical Port Drive Drive Bandwidth ● ● ● Cache Usage ● Dirty Cache ● Maximum Latency ● ● ●...
4. Choose a performance type from the dropdown menu. Viewing Port Performance To view the Port performance: 1. Click the AdminTool tab. 2. Click the Performance Monitor button. 3. Click the Select Ports button to choose the port you want. 4.
3.8.11 System Configuration Files Importing a System Configuration File To import the configuration file to the NAS: 1. Click the AdminTool tab. 2. Click the Configuration File button. 3. Click the Import button. 4. Click the Browse button to locate the configuration file (.bcf), and click the Open button.
3. Click the Add Initiator button. 4. Enter a name in the Initiator Name field and click the Submit button. The initiator is added in the LUNMap list. Defining LUN Mapping To define the LUN Mapping: 1. Click the AdminTool tab. 2.
Power On LAN – When the NAS system is shut down, this feature powers on automatically in the event of network activity. Power On Automatically – When to power on the NAS system automatically. 4. Click the Save button. 3.8.14 Message Alerts The Message Alert function allows the user to receive an e-mail alert for the events of the NAS system.
Adding an E-Mail Account To add an E-Mail account: 1. Click the AdminTool tab. 2. Click the Message Alert button. 3. Click the Create button. 4. Enter your e-mail address. 5. Click the Save button. Editing an E-Mail Account To edit an E-Mail account: 1.
3.8.15 Network Security Setting-up a Security Policy To set up a Security Policy: 1. Click the AdminTool tab. 2. Click the Network Security button. 3. Click the Security Policy button. 4. Make the required settings. HTTPs Redirection I/O Policy ...
Setting-up an SSL Certificate To set up SSL Certificate: 1. Click the AdminTool tab. 2. Click the Network Security button. 3. Click the SSL Certificate button. 4. Make the required settings. Specific SSL Certificate – Check to enable the function. ...
IP Address – Of the NAS system Storage Type – Data Protection 4. To accept the proposed configuration, click the Submit button. The NAS system creates the RAID volume based on the number of the physical drives available. 1 drive –...
Maximum Capacity – The RAID level depends on number of physical drives available. 7. Click the Next button. The Summary window displays the general information of the system, including: Computer Name – Of the NAS system IP Address – Of the NAS system ...
2. Click the NAS User button. 3. Mouse-over the user you want and click the Change Password button. 4. Type the new password in the fields provided. 5. Click the Save button. Deleting Users To delete a user: 1. Click the NAS tab. 2.
Adding and Removing Users from a Group To add or remove users from a group: 1. Click the NAS tab. 2. Click the NAS User button. 3. Click the Group button. 4. Mouse-over the group you want to change and click the Group Settings button.
1. Click the NAS tab. 2. Click the NAS User button. 3. Click the Group button. 4. Mouse-over the group you want to delete and click the Delete button. 5. Click the Confirm button. Note You must delete all users from a group before you can delete the group.
Setting a File System Quota To set a file system quota: 1. Click the NAS tab. 2. Click the File System button. 3. In the File System list, mouse-over the item you want and click the Quota button. Deleting a File System To delete a file system: 1.
Deny-Access, Read-Only, or Read-Write Click the Next button. 7. Click the Submit button. Making ISO Folder Settings 1. Click the NAS tab. 2. Click the File Sharing button. 3. In the File Sharing list, mouse-over the folder you want and click the Share Setting button.
6. In the Permission Setting field, set the privilege for the users to access the folder and click the Next button. Deny-Access, Read-Only, or Read-Write 7. Click the Submit button. Changing Folder Settings 1. Click the NAS tab. 2. Click the File Sharing button. 3.
Group Member Result Deny-Access Deny-Access Deny-Access Read-Only Deny-Access Read-Write Deny-Access Deny-Access Deny-Access Read-Only Read-Only Read-Only Read-Write Read-Write Deny-Access Deny-Access Read-Write Read-Only Read-Write Read-Write Read-Write Mac (AFP) Group Member Result Deny-Access Deny-Access Deny-Access Read-Only Deny-Access Read-Write Deny-Access Deny-Access Deny-Access Read-Only Read-Only Read-Only Read-Write...
Read-Write Read-Write Deny-Access Deny-Access Read-Write Read-Only Read-Write Read-Write Read-Write...
WebDAV Group Member Result Deny-Access Deny-Access Deny-Access Read-Only Deny-Access Read-Write Deny-Access Deny-Access Deny-Access Read-Only Read-Only Read-Only Read-Write Read-Only Deny-Access Deny-Access Read-Write Read-Only Read-Only Read-Write Read-Write UNIX/LINUX -- Add the IP address in the New IP Address box then click the Add button for sharing. Enter *.*.*.* if all IP addresses are allowed to share.
Amazon S3 Setting up Snapshot Backup 1. Click the NAS tab. 2. Click the Backup button. 3. Click the Snapshot Backup tab. 4. Click the Create button. 5. Make settings as required. Choose a Volume from the dropdown menu. ...
2. Click the Backup button. 3. Click the Snapshot Backup tab. 4. Mouse-over the item schedule you want and click the Settings button. 5. Make settings as required. 6. Click the Run button. The new backup schedule is applied. Deleting a Snapshot Backup Schedule 1.
User Name – Enter the user name to login the remote backup server. Password – Enter the password to login the remote backup server. Enable SSL – Select this option if the server requires SSL. Snapshot – Select this option if you want to upload snapshot of backup to the server.
Local Backup Local Backup enables you to change the backup services of the NAS system and the USB storage device. To set the Local Backup settings: 1. Click the NAS tab. 2. Click the Backup button. 3. Click the Local Backup tab. 4.
4. Check the One Touch Backup box to enable this backup solution. With One-Touch Backup enabled, press the One-Touch Backup button the front of the NAS system. One-Touch Backup Button To disable One-Touch Backup: 1. Click the NAS tab. 2. Click the Backup button. 3.
Local Path Direction Download – From the Amazon S3 to your system Upload – From your system to the Amazon S3 Access Key – For the Amazon S3 server Private Key – For the Amazon S3 server ...
3.9.7 Plug-in Management You must download the plug-in to your PC before you can add it to ShareCenter Pro. To add a plug-in: 1. Click the NAS tab. 2. Click the Plug-in button. 3. Click the Add button. 4. Click the Browse button and navigate to the plug-in you want to add. 5.
3.9.8 iSCSI Initiator Management The iSCSI feature enables you to use the disk volume on NAS system as a virtual drive on your computer. To add an iSCSI initiator: 1. Click the NAS tab. 2. Click the iSCSI Initiator button. 3.
Chapter 4: ShareCenterNAVI Working with ShareCenterNAVI The ShareCenterNAVI software connects your PC to the NAS system, performs backups, changes the network settings, creates RAID volumes, adds and mounts folders, and manages file downloads from the Internet. 4.1.1 Opening the Main Window To open the Main Window: 1.
3. When the login window appears, enter the user name and password. Click the Login then Yes to login the system. The default user name is administrator. The default password is password. The user name and password are case sensitive. The Main Window opens, which contains the management features of ShareCenterNAVI.
4.1.3 Starting ShareCenter Pro This feature opens ShareCenter Pro in your default browser. Main Window 1. Right-click the system in the Device List that you want to open in ShareCenter Pro. 2. Choose the Open Advanced Management item. The ShareCenter Pro login screen appears in your browser. 4.1.4 ShareCenterNAVI Information Viewing ShareCenterNAVI on Windows...
1. Right-click the ShareCenterNAVI icon in the application tray. 2. Choose About from the popup menu. Viewing ShareCenterNAVI on Mac To view information about ShareCenterNAVI on Mac: 1. From the dropdown menus at the top of the screen, choose Help > About.
For Windows PCs, if you close ShareCenterNAVI this way, you can open it from the application tray icon. Alternative Method for Windows To close ShareCenterNAVI: 1. Right-click the ShareCenterNAVI icon in the application tray. 2. Choose Close from the popup menu. If you close ShareCenterNAVI this way, you must open it from the Windows Start menu.
Main Window If you do not have a backup schedule for your PC, start your backup from the ShareCenterNAVI Main Window. 1. Go to the Main Window. 2. Click the SmartSYNC icon. 3. Click the Backup button. 4. Under Backup your data to, choose: ...
1. Go to the Main Window. 2. Right-click the system in the Device List whose backup you want to run. 3. Choose the Backup Now option. The backup begins immediately. Tray Icon Before you can do a backup from the ShareCenterNAVI tray icon, you must create a backup schedule and setup default NAS first.
4.2.2 Scheduling a Backup You can schedule backups by the hour, day, or week. To set a schedule for backing up files from your PC to the NAS system: 1. Go to the Main Window. 2. Click the SmartSYNC icon. 3.
Day Day of the week 8. Choose the corresponding values from the dropdown menus: Number of hours Time of day in hours and minutes Time of day and day of the week 9. Click the Add button. The newly created schedule appears in the Schedule List.
4. Click the schedule you want to change. 5. Click the Modify button. 6. Click the folder whose contents you want to backup. 7. Click the Add to Backup icon to expand the tree and narrow your choices. 8. Click the Schedule button. 9.
2. Click the SmartSYNC icon. 3. Click the Schedule List button. 4. Click the schedule you want to delete. 5. Click the Delete button. 6. Click the Yes button in the confirmation box. 4.2.6 Restoring Backed-up Files You can restore all or any portion of the files in the BACKUPDATA_your username folder on the NAS system.
Restore to a specific folder -- No files are overwritten on your PC 7. If you chose Restore to a specific folder, do one of the following actions. Type the name of an existing folder in the field provided. ...
Error events only 5. Optional. Click the arrow on the Date/Time header to reverse the chronological order. Note For NAS system events, see “Viewing the System Event Log” on page 129. 4.2.8 Saving the Event Log This function saves a copy of the Backup Event Log as a text file onto your PC.
4.2.9 Clearing the Event Log Note Before you clear the Backup Event Log, consider saving a copy for future reference. To clear the Backup Event Log: 1. Go to the Main Window. 2. Click the SmartSYNC icon. 3. Click the Event Log button. 4.
Managing Share Folders 4.3.1 Opening a Share Folder This feature opens share folders in the file browser. Device List To open a share folder from the Device List: 1. Right-click the system in the Device List whose share folders you want to open.
2. Choose Share Folder in the popup menu. All share folders open in your PC’s file browser. 4.3.2 Viewing a List of Share Folders To view a list of Share Folders: 1. Go to the Main Window. 2. Click the Share Folder icon. 3.
2. Click the Share Folder icon. 3. Click the Mount Share Folder button. 4. Click the share folder you want to un-mount or delete as a network drive. The folder name is highlighted. 5. Click the Un-Mount button. 6. Click the Yes button in the confirmation box. The share folder is un-mounted or disconnected but the link remains.
On the Mac, Time Machine NOT configured Follow this procedure if you have not set up Time Machine. To set up the Mac for backups with NAS system: 1. On the desktop, go to the Dock and click the Time Machine icon. A popup message informs you that no storage location is set up.
Making Management Settings 4.4.1 Configuring a NAS System The Setup Wizard has two modes: One Click Setup – Loads a collection of default settings. Recommended for most users. Advanced Setup – Enables you to make your own settings. Recommended for advanced users.
Advanced Setup To configure your NAS system using Advanced Setup: 1. Go to the Main Window. 2. Click the Setup Wizard icon. 3. Click the Advanced Setup button. 4. Choose Automatic (DHCP) or Manual network settings. 5. If you chose Manual settings, type entries for each of the following parameters in the fields provided.
8. If you chose Manual, choose the type of RAID Volume you want. Maximum Capacity and performance - RAID 0, using all physical drives Data Protection - RAID 5, using all physical drives Click the Next button to continue. 9.
4.4.2 Locating the NAS system This feature helps you to physically locate a NAS system. To locate a NAS system: 1. Go to the Main Window. 2. Right-click the system in the Device List that you want to locate. 3. Choose the Locate NAS item. For a period of one minute: ...
4.4.3 Wake-on-LAN This feature allows you to turn on or wake up the NAS system by locate a NAS system. To wake up a NAS system: 1. Go to the Main Window. 2. Right-click the system in the Device List that you want to wake up. 3.
Setting the default NAS To set a default NAS: 1. Go to the Main Window. 2. Right-click the system in the Device List that you want to make the default. 3. Choose the Default NAS option. The default NAS is highlighted in the Device List. 4.4.5 Viewing the System Event Log NAS events report functions and status of the NAS system.
Installing Plug-ins 4.4.6 1. Go to the Main Window. 2. Click the NAS Management icon. 3. Click the Configure Plugin button. The newly added plug-in appears in the list. Its Service Status is OFF. 4. Click the plug-in to choose it. The plug-in’s name is highlighted.
4.4.8 Viewing Plug-in Version Numbers To view plug-in version numbers in Windows: 1. Right-click the ShareCenterNAVI icon in the application tray. 2. Choose About from the popup menu. The About window appears. The About window includes a list of installed plug-ins and their version numbers. 3.
5. Click the Enable button. After a moment, the Service Status changes to ON. The plug-in is now enabled on NAS system. Disabling Plug-ins Disabling a plug-in saves memory space and processing time on the NAS system. If you do not use a feature, consider disabling its plug-in. To disable a plug-in: 1.
The plug-in is highlighted. 5. Click the Remove button. 6. Click the Yes button in the confirmation box. The plug-in is removed from ShareCenterNAVI. 4.4.11 Rebooting the NAS System Normally you only need to reboot the NAS system is after a firmware upgrade or a plug-in installation.
To reboot the NAS system: 1. Go to the Main Window. 2. Click the NAS Management icon. 3. Click the Shutdown button. 4. Click the Restart option. 5. Click the OK button. The reboot runs automatically. When the NAS system is fully booted: ...
4.4.12 Shutting Down the NAS system The only time you need to shut down the NAS system is to replace the cooling fan or the power supply. During and after the shutdown, none of your folders are accessible from your networked PCs. To shut down the NAS system: 1.
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