Xtore™ Professional Storage

Setup/Configuration

Clients Supported (OS) Network File Systems Protocols Network Types
Win95, 98, ME
NT 4.0, Win 2000, XP
CIFS (Common Internet File System)
SMB (Server Message Block)
TCP/IP Microsoft Network
Red Hat Linux
Solaris
FreeBSD
NFS v2.0 & v3.0 TCP/IP UNIX Network
Novell IntraNetWare Clients for Windows NCP (Netware Core Protocol) IPX Novell Network (binary service)
Apple Macintosh 7.x, 8.x, 9.x, OS X AFP (AppleTalk Filing Protocol) AppleTalk, TCP/IP Apple Macintosh Network
Partition Partition Size Partition Usability RAID Protection
Reserved Space 8MB Used for RAID/Image Writer Configuration (Disk version only). Raw Device
1st Partition 32MB Contains system configuration data. For example: IP, Server name…. etc. (In the Disk version, the OS will be stored here.) Yes (n-Way mirror)
2nd Partition Varies depending on RAM Size Used as a SWAP partition. The partition size will be the same as your RAM size and contains the SWAP information. Yes (n-Way mirror)
3rd Partition Varies depending on Disk Size Contains data for Volume Management. Yes (Volume Management)
When the user has written our program into a CF and then inserted it into the embedded system, the system will read the initial data from CF in the first installation. After that, any system updates will also update the CF content accordingly.
1) Suppose you want to set up a server called NAS001 for the first time. By default, the system obtains the network configuration information through the DHCP server. If the DHCP server exist on the LAN, its IP Status will show DHCP. This means the NAS server has correctly received an IP address from DHCP server. Please use your mouse to double click the server NAS001 or click the Manage button. Network Filer Plus Assistant will automatically invoke the browser and connect to the server's IP address. Start the Quick Configuration option of Storage Manager for the system, which is where the administrator can setup basic information such as server and network groups and system access.
2) If there is no DHCP server on the LAN or the client that executes Network Filer Plus Assistant and the NAS server do not belong to the same subnet, the IP Status column will show Unknown.
3) DNS helps you find the IP address of a domain name. Be sure to input the correct DNS server in the field so that the Email notices from the system can reach the administrator's mailbox.
4) Make sure the client terminal you are using has successfully installed and setup the TCP/IP protocol, and is running Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher.
Please make sure that the NAS has obtained the same IP address and that the Client and Server are both in the same subnet, otherwise, the client may not be able to connect with server.
If a user wants to connect multiple Filers, the local intranet must have an IP SAN to allow the different Filers to communicate with each other through Internet Protocol. The Network Filer Plus will have iSCSI support in v1.2 where the user will be able to link different Filers through the Internet or TCP/IP.
As long as there is available space and users have not exceeded their quotas, the NAS will not prohibit users from uploading data.
1) Make sure you have selected the correct server.
2) Make sure the server is connected to the LAN.
3) Make sure the server is connected to a power source and both are turned on.
4) Make sure the LAN still has free IP addresses.
5) Make sure the manually entered network settings are correct.
6) Make sure the client terminal you are using is running Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher.
1) If the system administrator has integrated the NAS server into an NIS domain, you will not be able to reboot the NAS server if the NIS server is not available. Please make sure the NIS server is available first and then restart the NAS server.
2) A hard disk error could also cause a system reboot failure. Please make sure all hard disks are functioning normally. If there is bad sector or bad track found on a hard disk, please replace the hard disk with a new one.
No, the Network Filer Plus s have only Microsoft Windows NT and Unix NIS domain support.
Currently, Network Filer Plus s do not run NTFS (NT File System), but any files stored from an NTFS workstation will be retrieved in the same format
Please log on Filer and choose Toolkit->Restore Defaults, then user will be able to choose from different options. Just click "Apply" to restore the Filer configuration to its factory default values.
Users should ask their system provider for the latest version or simply go to Filer -> Toolkit -> System Update and enter the update site address of your system provider in order to update your system or release news.
Currently, the Filer is only part of the NAS product roadmap. We will soon have other new product releases, including a Snap compatible Network Storage Server.
The Network Filer Plus provides an ease-of-use data sharing environment. Through a simple Peer-to-Peer structure, users need only the basic equipment to use the Network Filer Plus (for example: Cat 5 cable, Ethernet adapters, and an Ethernet hub or crossover cable). The Network Filer Plus provides shared storage space only. There are no built in print services, Internet gateways, or other functions provided on a full network file server.
Yes, the Network Filer Plus was originally designed to support both 110/220 voltages and 50/60 Hz line frequencies. When the power core is connected, the Filer will automatically detect the external voltage and frequency. As long as the power supply is standard, the Network Filer Plus will support it.
There are no HDD restrictions. However, there are a few general recommendations:

It's best to have a 7200-RPM HDD.
It's best if access arm run times are less than 10 milliseconds.
It's best if the Data Transfer Rate is 66/100.
In order to achieve the machine's best performance, NAS has derived a simple formula to calculate the maximum number of volumes. Users can create up to: 1.5 x (Number of HDDs) volume(s).
NAS does not provide any Hardware related support; however, NAS will provide complete technical support of the Software including both phone and e-mail assistance.
It depends on the HDD size and the particular RAID level that user has chosen. For example, if using RAID 0 and there are 8 160GB HDDs installed, the maximum data the Filer will be able to store is 160x8=1280GB. However, there is a size limitation for a single volume (1 TB) and that means the RAID 0 volume would only be able to carry 960GB.
Currently the UPS support is based on the selection of partnerships (for example, APC is one partner and we support their UPS). After users logon to the Filer, choose Toolkit->UPS Management to enter the UPS configuration page to control settings such as: preset detect period, delay time, UPS message control, battery status, etc.
It is not suggested that users remove HDDs by themselves. Should system damage occur, NAS would not hold responsibility for a replacement done by a user. If it is necessary to replace hardware, please contact your system provider.
All HDDs installed in the Filer will be accumulated based on its actual size. Any pre-partitioned HDDs will not be able to be part of the system. However, users could manage the disk space through Volume creation and Share Folder control, which provides increased flexibility.
Due to Hardware limits, the Filer is able to support up to 8 HDDs and the maximum number of volumes allowed is calculated as: (number of HDDs) x 1.5, which has an upper limit of 12 volumes. However, the Filer may display an error message when the system does not have enough Buffers, which may slightly lower the maximums.
NAS has used the most advanced data processing techniques and was able to double the processing speed from an original 24 bits to 48 bits. As long as the hardware structure is defined, NAS will be able to support it with no further changes to its Spec.
Yes. The Network Filer Plus is able to support 10/100/1000 standard Ethernet cards of all brands. When performance becomes an issue, the Network Filer Plus is the best solution for your Enterprise needs.
Currently, the Network Filer Plus doesn't provide an export function to save the system configuration file. However, the user could use the backup/restore utility to backup the file to a shared folder.