Tip & How-To about Fastora 2 Bays Network Attach Storage Tower (NAS-T2) ATA-100 Drive Case

Access to the NAS-T2 from Linux

Quick tip: when accessing the NAS-T2 from Linux, mount any NAS-T2 shares using smbfs, not cifs.

More detail: This tip presumes you're familiar with mounting filesystems in Linux and are trying to mount an NAS-T2 share in Linux. The older smbfs filesystem type for mounting Windows shares is deprecated in favor of the newer cifs filesystem type. However, the NAS-T2 is built on some older flavor of Windows and behaves very oddly when mounted as a cifs filesystem. Changing back to the older smbfs filesystem type solved all my problems.

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How do I get my files back?


It seems your OS on the NAS has being destroyed some how (maybe a power failure or unattended shutdown...). To recover your files from the broken NAS, I suggest to open your NAS and get the HDD out. Most NAS works with a special embedded Linux system, so it's possible the internal HDD to have ext2, ext3 or ext4 structure wich is completely readable if you connect the extracted NAS's HDD to a desktop of any kind and boot from a Live CD as PartedMagic. Once you boot that LiveCd, you could mount the existent partitions on the extracted NAS HDD (and attached to the system that you've just booted) and recover your files from it. Also you could check the NAS HDD to see what's going wrong with him, also from inside the PartedMagic. For that, you need some Linux skills, but don't be afraid: it's much easy than you figure... And, as final suggestion, mount the NAS's HDD founded partitions as READ-ONLY, to prevent them to be erased/deleted by accident.

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Hi there!
Same issue here
Running win XP on my laptop and I have my LaCie NAS on my network and was working fine 'til today.
Issue: unable to access my LaCie NAS
troubleshooting done:1- rebooting NAS 2-power cycling the whole network 3- also tried accessing NAS from a Mac Book (used to be able) 4- nable to ping it by name or by IP
I had one my NAS's shares mapped to Y:, Now I can see the share from my network places but when I go to map network drive the Y: is no more assigned to that share.
My next move would be to re-install the NAS but I want to know and make sure that this will not delete what I have on that NAS.
Thanks to anyone that would jump in and give a hand to a desperate novice in Networking

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More info will be needed, but linux can access NTFS with read and write, nowadays.

Which linux flavor are you using?

If you are in linux you should be able to access the XP part of the harddrive. In ubuntu you would goto places, then home folder, on the left there are quick links, one should be File System. Many folders are listed once File System in choosen and you should look for the Host folder. That would be the root of the HD for the NTFS "XP" drive - You will see program files and the windows folder, etc...

This maybe different if you are not using Ubuntu, but I can help with manually mounting the drive if need be. Linux is great! =]]

G'luck

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You can mount the shares something like this:

mount -t cifs -o username=backup,password=YoUrPaSS //192.168.0.145/projects /mnt/nas/projects/

...where 192.168.0.145 is IP of SS4000-E and /projects is the shares folder
and /mnt/nas/projects/ is folder you have created on your Linux box

Hope this helps
Best Regards
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