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Need help for shared permission and dual redundancy

sylvainp
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Need help for shared permission and dual redundancy

Hi all, I have been using my ReadyNAS Pro (6 bays) for many years and upgrade (CPU, Memory, and OS) Now using OS 6.xx

Recently I lost all my volume (all red) probably a corrupt system files or Netdata screw something because after a reboot this happen.

 

I have all my files backup to an external USB drive connect to the NAS. So I factory reset and start from scratch. At the moment I use 3 x 3TB drives (X-Raid 5 mode) and I have 2 spares drives. I wanted to use dual redundancy with 4 drives but I never got the option

when I factory default. Can I change to dual redundancy from a X-RAID 5 mode without restart everything ?

 

Another issue with Shared folder permission. I have 1 PC which I use as Admin rights and have a NUC, media player, Roon to access music on the NAS. For many years I use Genie Timeline Pro to backup my files and documents. The backup times are slow and I found the restore not reliable and I lost some files because the software couldn't restore it. So I look for a backup software alternative and I end up with AOMEI Backupper Pro on sale.

 

When I create my shared folder on the NAS I select SMB (not legacy mode or SMB 1.0) and all users for permission but by default (anonymous to access shared folder) is enable. So I deactivate (anonymous access). For a reason AOMEI Backupper cannot write to my Shared folder "Backup" but what is strange I can access and write to the shared folder "backup" with the PC.

 

The only way I can make backup with AOMEI Backupper is if I set the permission to "anonymous can access shared folder"

All Users as permission don't work. If I remember I didn't have this issue with Genie Timeline Pro.

 

What could cause the backup software to not have access and write on my shared folder if the anonymous access is not enable ?

Is there a security issue by using the anonymous user to access my shared folders ?

 

Thank you

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StephenB
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Re: Need help for shared permission and dual redundancy


@sylvainp wrote:

 

What could cause the backup software to not have access and write on my shared folder if the anonymous access is not enable ?

 


It sounds like the backup software is giving the NAS a username that doesn't exist on the NAS.

 


@sylvainp wrote:

Can I change to dual redundancy from a X-RAID 5 mode without restart everything ?


If you switch to flexraid you should be able to add a disk for redundancy.

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sylvainp
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When I try to execute the backup I have a prompt to enter username and password.

 

So I enter "Admin" and my password : The same I use to access the NAS Admin Page.

This software only work in anonymous access which I don't want to use.

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sylvainp
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Looks like I need to use SMB Legacy Windows Discovery to make it work. I think this is SMB 1.0 compatibility mode.

I read some concern about using SMB 1.0  is vulnerable for privacy and security issue.

 

Very strange this software need the SMB Legacy Windows Discovery to work.

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StephenB
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@sylvainp wrote:

Looks like I need to use SMB Legacy Windows Discovery to make it work. I think this is SMB 1.0 compatibility mode.

 

Very strange this software need the SMB Legacy Windows Discovery to work.


OS 6 supports SMB 3.  Are you connecting using the NAS hostname, or are you using the IP address?

 

Is the NAS admin password still set to the default value of password?

 

 

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sylvainp
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@StephenB wrote:

OS 6 supports SMB 3.  Are you connecting using the NAS hostname, or are you using the IP address?

 

Is the NAS admin password still set to the default value of password?


I have tried both IP and NAS Hostname. Both work when I use the SMB Legacy Windows Discovery

No I change the password

 

 

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StephenB
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Re: Need help for shared permission and dual redundancy


@sylvainp wrote:

@StephenB wrote:

OS 6 supports SMB 3.  Are you connecting using the NAS hostname, or are you using the IP address?

 

Is the NAS admin password still set to the default value of password?


I have tried both IP and NAS Hostname. Both work when I use the SMB Legacy Windows Discovery

No I change the password

 

 


I am thinking this must be something unusual that the backup tool is doing.  Are you seeing similar behavior with other applications?  FreeFileSync is another backup tool you could do a test with (https://freefilesync.org/).

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sylvainp
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Re: Need help for shared permission and dual redundancy

Well I finally get a refund for AOMEI and today I just purchase Acronis True Image 2021 (perpetual license) not the yearly subscription.

This software backup work the very first time without issue and it's easy to use.

 

I just miss the File sync features that AOMEI had (but not working).

I will check the filesync you suggest. This could be good for some task.

 

Thank you

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