2big Network

LaCie 2big Network manual

2big Network

User manual for the LaCie 2big Network in English. This PDF manual has 61 pages.

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LaCie 2big Network Table of Contents User Manual page 1 Table of Contents 1. Introduction. .................................................................................................................. 5 1.1. Box Content..................................................................................................................................... 6 1.2. Minimum System Requirements.......................................................................................................... 7 1.2.1. Windows Users....................................................................................................................... 7 1.2.2. Mac Users.............................................................................................................................. 7 1.3. Hard Drive Heat Management........................................................................................................... 8 1.4. Views of the 2big Network................................................................................................................. 9 1.5. Ethernet Cable. ............................................................................................................................... 10 2. Setting Up Your LaCie 2big Network........................................................................... 11 2.1. Turning On the 2big Network......................................................................................................... 12 2.2. Connecting the Ethernet Cable........................................................................................................ 13 2.3. Connecting Using LaCie Network Assistant....................................................................................... 14 2.4. Configuring the LaCie 2big Network on a Network Without a DHCP Server......................................... 16 2.5. Unmounting 2big Network Volumes................................................................................................. 17 3. Accessing & Managing Files........................................................................................ 18 3.1. Accessing Shared Folders................................................................................................................ 18 3.1.1. Other Connection Methods. ................................................................................................... 19 3.2. FTP Access to Shares....................................................................................................................... 21 3.3. Administration Page – Browse.......................................................................................................... 22 3.3.1. Uploading Files. .................................................................................................................... 22 3.3.2. Downloading Files. ................................................................................................................ 23 3.3.3. Deleting Files........................................................................................................................ 23 3.3.4. Logging Out......................................................................................................................... 23 3.4. Connecting External Hard Disks....................................................................................................... 24 4. Administering Your LaCie 2big Network..................................................................... 25 4.1. Accessing the Administration Page. ................................................................................................... 26 4.1.1. Setting the Display Language................................................................................................. 27 4.1.2. Administration Home Page. .................................................................................................... 27 4.2. Users............................................................................................................................................. 28 4.2.1. Adding Users........................................................................................................................ 29 4.2.2. Setting User Access to Shares................................................................................................. 30 4.2.3. Setting Group Membership.................................................................................................... 30 4.2.4. About Access Privileges. ......................................................................................................... 31 4.2.5. Deleting User Accounts. ......................................................................................................... 31 4.2.6. Editing User Accounts............................................................................................................ 31 4.3. Groups.......................................................................................................................................... 32 4.3.1. Adding Groups..................................................................................................................... 32 4.3.2. Setting Group Access to Shares.............................................................................................. 33 4.3.3. Deleting Groups................................................................................................................... 33 4.3.4. Editing Groups. ..................................................................................................................... 33 4.4. Shares........................................................................................................................................... 34 4.4.1. Creating Shares.................................................................................................................... 34 4.4.2. Deleting Shares. .................................................................................................................... 35 4.4.3. Editing Shares....................................................................................................................... 35 4.5. System........................................................................................................................................... 36 4.5.1. Active Directory..................................................................................................................... 36 4.5.2. Configuration....................................................................................................................... 37 4.5.3. Network............................................................................................................................... 38
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LaCie 2big Network Table of Contents User Manual page 2 4.5.4. RAID.................................................................................................................................... 39 4.5.5. Disks.................................................................................................................................... 40 4.5.6. Status................................................................................................................................... 42 4.5.7. Maintenance. ........................................................................................................................ 42 4.5.8. System Log........................................................................................................................... 45 4.5.9. Wake on LAN (WOL). ............................................................................................................ 46 4.6. Download...................................................................................................................................... 47 4.7. Backup.......................................................................................................................................... 48 4.8. Browse. .......................................................................................................................................... 49 4.9. Import (Snapshot). ........................................................................................................................... 49 4.10. Multimedia. .................................................................................................................................... 50 5. RAID and Disks. ........................................................................................................... 51 5.1. Changing the RAID Level................................................................................................................. 51 5.2. RAID 0........................................................................................................................................... 52 5.3. RAID 1........................................................................................................................................... 53 5.4. Installing a New Disk. ...................................................................................................................... 54 6. LED Indicators............................................................................................................. 55 7. Email Notification Triggers.......................................................................................... 56 8. Troubleshooting.......................................................................................................... 57 9. Contacting Customer Support. ..................................................................................... 59 8.1. LaCie Technical Support Contacts.................................................................................................... 60 10. Warranty Information. ................................................................................................ 61
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LaCie 2big Network Foreword User Manual page 3 Copyrights Copyright © 2009 LaCie. All rights re- served. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, re- cording or otherwise, without the prior writ- ten consent of LaCie. Trademarks Apple, Mac, and Macintosh are regis- tered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. Microsoft, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows 2000, Windows Millennium Edi- tion, Windows XP and Windows Vista are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corpo- ration. Other trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners. Changes The material in this document is for infor- mation only and subject to change without notice. While reasonable efforts have been made in the preparation of this document to assure its accuracy, LaCie assumes no liability resulting from errors or omissions in this document, or from the use of the in- formation contained herein. LaCie reserves the right to make changes or revisions in the product design or the product manual without reservation and without obligation to notify any person of such revisions and changes. Canada Compliance Statement This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference- Causing Equipment Regulations. ROHS Compliance This product is ROHS compliant (European Directive 2002/95/EC on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances). FCC Statement This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the fol- lowing conditions: ✦ ✦ The devices may not cause harmful interference ✦ ✦ The devices must accept any interfer- ence received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential instal- lation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interfer- ence to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try and correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: ✦ ✦ Reorient or relocate the receiving an- tenna. ✦ ✦ Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. ✦ ✦ Connect the equipment into an out- let on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. ✦ ✦ Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Modifications to this product not authorized by LaCie could void the FCC & Industry Canada regulations and negate your au- thority to operate the product. Manufacturer’s Declaration for CE Certification We, LaCie, solemnly declare that this prod- uct conforms to the following European standards: Class B EN60950, EN55022, EN50082-1, EN61000-3-2 With reference to the following condi- tions: 73/23/EEC Low Voltage Directive; 89/336/EEC EMC Directive This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product must not be disposed of with your other household waste. Instead, it is your responsibility to dispose of your waste equipment by handing it over to a designed collection point for the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment. The separate collection and recycling of your waste equipment at the time of disposal will help to conserve natural resources and en- sure that it is recycled in a manner that pro- tects human health and the environment. For more information about where you can drop off your waste equipment for recy- cling, please contact your local city office, your household waste disposal service, or the shop where you purchased the product. CAUTION: A shielded-type power cord is required in order to meet FCC emission limits and also to prevent interference to the nearby radio and television reception. It is essential that only the supplied power cord be used. Tested to comply with FCC standards for home or office use LaCie 2big Network
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LaCie 2big Network Foreword User Manual page 4 Health and Safety Precautions ✦ ✦ Only qualified persons are autho- rized to carry out maintenance on this device. ✦ ✦ Read this User Manual carefully and follow the correct procedure when setting up the device. ✦ ✦ Do not open your LaCie 2big Net- work or attempt to disassemble or modify it. Never insert any metallic object into the drive to avoid any risk of electrical shock, fire, short-circuit- ing or dangerous emissions. Your La- Cie 2big Network contains no user- serviceable parts. If it appears to be malfunctioning, have it inspected by a qualified LaCie Technical Support representative. ✦ ✦ Never expose your device to rain, or use it near water, or in damp or wet conditions. Never place objects con- taining liquids on the LaCie 2big Net- work, as they may spill into its open- ings. Doing so increases the risk of electrical shock, short-circuiting, fire or personal injury. ✦ ✦ Power requirements 100-240 V~, 1.44 A, 50-60 Hz, (supply voltage fluctuations not exceeding ± 10% of the nominal and transient over- voltages according to over-voltage category II). General Use Precautions ✦ ✦ Do not expose your device to tem- peratures outside the range of 5° C to 35° C (41° F to 95° F); or to opera- tional humidity beyond 5-80%, non- condensing, or non-operating humid- ity beyond 10-90%, non-condensing. Doing so may damage it or disfigure its casing. Avoid placing your your de- vice near a source of heat or exposing it to sunlight (even through a window). Inversely, placing your device in an environment that is too cold or humid may damage the unit. ✦ ✦ Always unplug the device from the electrical outlet if there is a risk of lightning or if it will be unused for an extended period of time. Otherwise, there is an increased risk of electrical shock, short-circuiting or fire. ✦ ✦ Use only the power supply shipped with the device. ✦ ✦ Do not use the device near other electrical appliances such as televi- sions or radios. Doing so may cause interference which will adversely af- fect the operation of the other prod- ucts. ✦ ✦ Do not place the device near sources of magnetic interference, such as computer displays, televisions or speakers. Magnetic interference can affect the operation and stability of your device. ✦ ✦ Never use excessive force on your device. If you detect a problem, see the Troubleshooting section in this manual. IMPORTANT INFO: Any loss, corruption or destruction of data while using a LaCie drive is the sole responsibility of the user, and under no circumstances will LaCie be held liable for the recovery or restoration of this data. To help prevent the loss of your data, LaCie highly recommends that you keep TWO copies of your data; one copy on your external hard disk, for instance, and a second copy either on your internal hard disk, another external hard disk or some other form of removable storage me- dia. LaCie offers a complete line of CD and DVD drives. If you would like more informa- tion on backup, please refer to our website. IMPORTANT INFO: 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. 1TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. Once format- ted, the actual available storage capacity varies depending on operating environ- ment (typically 10-15% less).
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LaCie 2big Network Introduction User Manual page 5 1. Introduction Congratulations on your purchase of a LaCie 2big Network. De- signed to satisfy the data sharing and backup needs of small offices, the LaCie 2big Network represents the new generation of shared storage with security. RAID Flexibility RAID technology is one of the best means to protect your data, while providing greater data integrity and availability than standard hard disk storage. With the ability to provide single error detection and redundant information to recover the original if a disk fails, a RAID system is an ideal means to safe-guard valuable data while also stream-lining performance. Superior Design The advanced heat-dissipating metal casing and thermoregulated fan ensure long-lasting reliability and quiet operation. The 2big Network can be stacked or rackmounted to conform to every work environment. The large glowing blue button adds more than char- acter – it functions as a 1-click data-sharing button for automatic file transfers from a USB key. Just push the button; your data is automatically saved to the d2 Network. Easy Setup & Access The new user-friendly LaCie Network Assistant makes setup simple and enables accessing, mapping and configuring the drives on your office’s network. The 2big Network’s compatibility with Mac®, Win- dows® and Linux machines without having to install drivers make it the ideal file-sharing solution for small businesses. Click a topic: ✦ ✦ Setting Up Your LaCie 2big Network ✦ ✦ Accessing & Managing Files ✦ ✦ RAID and Disks ✦ ✦ Troubleshooting Quick Links
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LaCie 2big Network Introduction User Manual page 6 1.1. Box Content Your LaCie 2big package contains the system tower and an acces- sories box containing items 2-6, listed below: 1. LaCie 2big RAID system tower with two trayless, hot-swappa- ble hard drives 2. Cat 5E Ethernet cable 3. Power supply 4. Utilities CD-ROM 5. Quick Install Guide 6. 2-in-1 RAID mode change and drive lock tool IMPORTANT INFO: Please save your packaging. In the event that the 2big Network should need to be repaired or serviced, it must be returned in its original packaging. Quick Install Guide 2big network Professional 2disk RAID © 2008 LaCie, all rights reserved. www.lacie.com 712281 User Manual LaCie Software Utilities Adobe® Reader® Network Family 1.0
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LaCie 2big Network Introduction User Manual page 7 1.2. Minimum System Requirements 1.2.1. Windows Users ✦ ✦ Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows Vista ✦ ✦ 500MHz processor or higher ✦ ✦ 512MB RAM or greater ✦ ✦ Ethernet switch or hub (10/100 or better) ✦ ✦ Web browser (Internet Explorer®, Firefox™) 1.2.2. Mac Users ✦ ✦ Mac OS X 10.2 ✦ ✦ 500 MHz G4 or higher, G5, Intel Core Duo or Intel Core 2 Duo ✦ ✦ 512MB RAM or greater ✦ ✦ Ethernet switch or hub (10/100 or better) ✦ ✦ Web browser (Internet Explorer®, Safari™, Firefox™) IMPORTANT INFO: The 2big Network’s performance can be af- fected by such external forces as network activity, hardware, distance and setup. IMPORTANT INFO: For optimal performance, use a Gigabit Eth- ernet router and a Gigabit Ethernet board in your host computer.
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LaCie 2big Network Introduction User Manual page 8 1.3. Hard Drive Heat Management Heat Dissipation Design The LaCie 2big Network’s metal body is ideal for naturally dissipat- ing internal drive heat. Its unique design actually draws heat away from the internal drives toward the external casing. This feature takes heat away from the internal drive, keeping it safe and prolonging its life and reliability. As a consequence, it is normal for the exter- nal casing to be hot to the touch. Please make sure that the vents on the back bezel are not obstructed so that there is a natural airflow across the casing. Vertical, Horizontal & Rackmount Heat dissipation is maximized when the drive is in the vertical posi- tion. If you have several LaCie drives stacked on each other, please remember to attach the included rubber feet on the under side of your drives. This will allow for some airflow between your drives so that the heat dissipation can work effectively. LaCie does not recom- mend stacking or racking more than 3 drives on top of each other, especially if these drives are turned ON simultaneously. Smart Fan Technology The casing alone is a great way to dissipate heat without the need of a fan, but the 2big Network comes with a thermo-regulated “smart fan”, which activates when the heat inside the casing reaches a cer- tain temperature. The smart fan operates at two different speeds, and adjusts automatically to changes in temperature. Exclusive d2 Heat Sink Design Provides 60% more area for heat dissipation & high reliability Aluminum Heat Sink Design Standard Design
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LaCie 2big Network Introduction User Manual page 9 1.4. Views of the 2big Network Front View Backup Button with Activity LED (Fig. 01) The LED remains lit to show that the drive is on. The blue button on the front of the 2big Network allows you au- tomatically back up an attached external hard drive onto the 2big Network. Simply plug the hard disk into a USB port on the back of the 2big Network and push the button. All data on the attached disk(s) will be automatically copied to the 2big Network. Rear View (Fig. 02) 1. RAID selection switch 2. off/auto/on power switch 3. USB 2.0 expansion ports 4. Ethernet port 5. Power input connection 6. Drive lock 7. Drive tray handle 8. Left drive status LED 9. Rigth drive status LED Fig. 01 Fig. 02 safe 100 big off auto on
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LaCie 2big Network Setting Up Your LaCie 2big Network User Manual page 10 1.5. Ethernet Cable Gigabit Ethernet Cables And Connectors The cables and connectors used to attach Gigabit Ethernet devices are as follows (Fig. 03 - Ethernet Cable Ends): TECHNICAL NOTE: LaCie recommends Cat 5E or Cat 6 cables, which support Gigabit Ethernet. Fig. 03 - Ethernet Cable Ends
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LaCie 2big Network Setting Up Your LaCie 2big Network User Manual page 11 Follow these steps to power on the LaCie 2big Network and to log on to the administration pages. Step 1 – 2.1. Turning On the 2big Network Step 2 – 2.2. Connecting the Ethernet Cable Step 3 – 2.3. Connecting Using LaCie Network Assistant 2. Setting Up Your LaCie 2big Network
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LaCie 2big Network Setting Up Your LaCie 2big Network User Manual page 12 2.1. Turning On the 2big Network The power supply kit is composed of two cables: one cable (A) con- nects to the LaCie drive; and the other cable (B) connects to a power outlet, such as a wall outlet or a surge protector (Fig. 04). 1. Connect Cable A to the 2big Network. 2. Connect Cable B to the power supply brick (C). 3. Connect Cable B to a surge protector or wall outlet. 4. Turn on the drive by moving the power switch on the back of the drive to the “on” position. The 2big Network may take up to 60 seconds to boot up. CAUTION: Only use the AC adapter supplied with your specific La- Cie device. Do not use a power supply from another LaCie device or another manufacturer. Using any other power cable or power supply may cause damage to the device and void your warranty. Always remove the AC adapter before transporting your LaCie drive. Failure to remove the adapter may result in damage to your drive and will void your warranty. TECHNICAL NOTE: You may use your LaCie drive when in a for- eign country thanks to its 100-240 Volt power supply. To be able to use this feature, you may need to purchase an appropriate adapter or cord. LaCie accepts no responsibility for any damage to the drive resulting from the use of an inappropriate adapter. Using an adapter other than one authorized by LaCie will void your warranty. safe 100 big off auto on Fig. 04
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LaCie 2big Network Setting Up Your LaCie 2big Network User Manual page 13 2.2. Connecting the Ethernet Cable Unlike regular desktop hard drives, the 2big Network is accessible when attached to your network and does not need to connect di- rectly to your computer (Fig. 05). 1. Turn the drive on. See 2.1. Turning On the 2big Network. 2. Connect the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the back of the LaCie 2big Network. 3. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable into an available Ethernet port on your router. Allow a few moments for your net- work to recognize the drive (it may take up to 3 minutes on some networks). Now move on to step 3,2.3. Connecting Using LaCie Network As- sistant. safe 100 big off auto on Fig. 05
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LaCie 2big Network Setting Up Your LaCie 2big Network User Manual page 14 2.3. Connecting Using LaCie Network Assistant LaCie Network Assistant detects all network attached storage de- vices on your network and gives you easy ways to connect to or configure them. Once installed and running, Network Assistant will appear in your task bar (Windows users, Fig. 07) or in the menu bar (Mac users, Fig. 08) and automatically search for storage devices on your net- work. When a new device is found, an info bubble containing the name of the device will appear. When Network Assistant finds your LaCie 2big Network, you can connect to any of the shares on the 2big Network, log in to the Ad- ministration Page, or configure the 2big Network’s network settings, all from the Network Assistant menu. Install LaCie Network Assistant: 1. Insert the LaCie 2big Network CD-ROM into your computer’s CD-ROM drive. 2. Windows users, the CD should appear in My Computer. Mac users, the CD should appear on the desktop. Double-click the CD icon, then double-click “LaCie Network Assistant Setup”. 3. Follow the Wizard to complete installation. (continued on next page) Fig. 06 - LaCie Network Assistant Icon Fig. 07 Fig. 08
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LaCie 2big Network Setting Up Your LaCie 2big Network User Manual page 15 Launch the Administration Page Windows Users 1. Select LaCie Network Assistant in Start/Programs. A Network As- sistant icon will appear in the system tray and Network Assistant will automatically detect your LaCie 2big Network and any other LaCie storage devices on your network. 2. Click on the icon in the system tray and select Configuration Win- dow... from the LaCie 2big Network sub-menu (Fig. 09). The LaCie Network Assistant page will open. 3. Under the Network tab, click the Web configuration page link (Fig. 10). 4. To log in to LaCie 2big Network administration (Fig. 11), enter: Login: admin Password: admin NOTE: This password can be changed from the Administration Page (refer to 4.2. Users). 5. Click Log on. Continue to section 4. Administering Your LaCie 2big Network. Mac Users 1. Double click LaCie Network Assistant in your Applications folder. An Network Assistant icon will appear in the menu bar and the As- sistant will automatically detect your LaCie 2big Network and any other LaCie storage devices on your network. 2. Click on the icon in the menu bar and select Configuration Win- dow.... The LaCie Network Assistant page will open. 3. On the Network tab, click the Web configuration page link (Fig. 10). 4. To log in to LaCie 2big Network administration (Fig. 11), enter: Login: admin Password: admin NOTE: This password can be changed from the Administration Page (refer to 4.2. Users). 5. Click Log on. Continue to section 4. Administering Your LaCie 2big Network. Fig. 09 Fig. 10 Fig. 11
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LaCie 2big Network Setting Up Your LaCie 2big Network User Manual page 16 2.4. Configuring the LaCie 2big Network on a Network Without a DHCP Server Most home networking routers are DHCP servers, meaning the router assigns an IP address to all devices on the network to allow devices to find each other. If your network does not have DHCP server, you may need to manually assign your LaCie 2big Network an IP address and other network information. The easiest way to modify your LaCie 2big Network’s network con- figuration is to use the LaCie Network Assistant. See section 2.3. Connecting Using LaCie Network Assistant for information on install- ing the network configuration software. 1. Start LaCie Network Assistant (see section 2.3. Connecting Us- ing LaCie Network Assistant). 2. Windows Users: Click on the LaCie Network Assistant icon in the system tray and select Configuration Window... (Fig. 12). The LaCie Network Assistant Configuration window opens (Fig. 13). Mac users: Click on the LaCie Network Assistant icon in the menu bar and select Network Configuration... (Fig. 14). The LaCie Network Assistant Configuration window opens (Fig. 13). 3. Click the Network tab. 4. Select Manual. TECHNICAL NOTE: If the fields (IP address, Subnet mask, etc.) are filled when Automatic (DHCP) is selected, you do not need to make manual settings. Leave Automatic selected. 5. Modify the network settings to work with your network. 6. Click Apply. Fig. 12 Fig. 13 Fig. 14
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LaCie 2big Network Setting Up Your LaCie 2big Network User Manual page 17 2.5. Unmounting 2big Network Volumes To physically turn the 2big Network off, see section 4.5.7.4. Shut Down. Mac Users: Drag all mounted volume icons to the trash. Windows Users: If you have used the LaCie Network Assistant to MOUNT volumes (i.e. if the volume has been assigned a letter in My Computer): 1. Right-click the LNA icon in the task bar and select Network Configuration... 2. Select the Volumes tab. 3. Right-click a volume and select Unmount. Alternately, if the volumes are not mounted (and so do not appear in My Computer), simply close the Windows Explorer window to dis- connect from the volume. IMPORTANT INFO: After switching off the 2big Network, it takes up to 20 seconds for the operating system to close all services and for all components (LEDs, disks, fan and boards) to power off.
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LaCie 2big Network Accessing & Managing Files User Manual page 18 3. Accessing & Managing Files Use LaCie Network Assistant to access your shared folder(s) (see section 2.3. Connecting Using LaCie Network Assistant). You can also connect an external hard drive to use as a backup for your LaCie 2big Network or as additional storage. External drives appear as separate shares and are accessible by anyone on the net- work. For details, see 3.4. Connecting External Hard Disks. 3.1. Accessing Shared Folders When your computer is connected to your local area network, La- Cie Network Assistant will help you quickly connect to the shared folder(s) on your LaCie 2big Network. To access shared folders (all users): 1. Run the LaCie Network Assistant (LNA). Click on the LNA icon in the system tray (Windows users, Fig. 15) or menu bar (Mac users, Fig. 16). 2. Select Share (default) or the name of any other share you have created from the LNA menu. The share will open in a Windows Explorer or Mac Finder window. TECHNICAL NOTE: You may need to enter the username and password for “share.” The defaults are: Username: admin Password: admin Your system may remember this information and might not ask for it during the same session. See section 4.2.6. Editing User Accounts for information on changing the User account information. 3. Simply drag and drop files to and from this window, just like a regular folder. Fig. 15 Fig. 16
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LaCie 2big Network Accessing & Managing Files User Manual page 19 3.1.1. Other Connection Methods Vista/XP/2000 Users – My Network Places IMPORTANT INFO: If you have just turned on the LaCie 2big Network, it may take a few moments for it to appear on the network. To access the share in Windows, look in My Network Places, and select Microsoft Windows Workgroup. By default, the 2big Net- work will be named LaCie 2big Network (Lacie-2big Network) (Fig. 17). Alternatively, you can access the share by typing the following in a Windows explorer address field (Fig. 18.): \\LaCie-2big\[share name] \\[IP address]\[share name] Find the IP address by running the LaCie Network Assistant (section 2.3. Connecting Using LaCie Network Assistant). For FTP access, type: ftp://LaCie-2big or ftp://[IP address] In the logon window that opens, type: Login: admin Password: admin (This user name and password is the factory default; if you have already created a user, input your user name and password.) The LaCie 2big Network will appear as a drive with one share folder on the network. Windows Me/2000 For Windows Me and Windows 2000 users, if you cannot find the LaCie 2big Network from your workstation, try using the Windows search tool. From the Start menu, select Search, and then click on For Files or Folders. In the Search Results window, select Computers. In the Search for Computers dialog box, enter the server name and click the Search Now button. By default, the LaCie 2big Net- work will be named “LaCie-2big” , and the share “SHARE”. Fig. 17 Fig. 18
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LaCie 2big Network Accessing & Managing Files User Manual page 20 Mac OS 9.x Users From the Apple menu, select Network Browser, Chooser or Con- nect to Server. In Chooser, click the Appleshare icon. Your server should appear in the list with the default name “LaCie-2big”. Select it and press OK. Linux Users Under KDE, open konqueror and type in the IP address of the LaCie 2big Network into the address field: For FTP access – ftp:// [IP address] For HTTP access – http:// [IP address] For SMB/CIFS access (in order for this to method to work, the ser- vices need to be properly configured) – smb:// [IP address].
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LaCie 2big Network Accessing & Managing Files User Manual page 21 3.2. FTP Access to Shares The FTP protocol is used to transfer files from one computer to an- other through a network, such as over the internet. This protocol allows you to exchange files with your friends or relatives securely, as only people to whom you have provided the user name and pass- word will have access. FTP access also provides you a way to access your files remotely. In order to make your 2big Network accessible via the internet, con- figure your router to allow remote connections using FTP. This pro- cess varies depending on the router. For the 2big Network to be accessible through the internet, port 21 needs to be forwarded to the 2big Network. TECHNICAL NOTE: By default, FTP is enabled and therefore Share is fully accessible via FTP. To turn FTP service off, refer to section 4.5.6. Status.
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LaCie 2big Network Accessing & Managing Files User Manual page 22 3.3. Administration Page – Browse To access files from the Administration page, just log in. Regular users will have direct access to the shares on the 2big Network, with no access to administrative features. The administrator can click on Browse in the navigation bar to access files stored on the 2big Network. The administrator will have access to all files. Other users will only have access to the files to which the administrator has given them access. All shares are listed on the left side of the page (Fig. 19). To see the files in a share, click on the share name (Fig. 20). Administrators, to return to 2big Network administration, click the Administration button. This is not available to non-administrators. 3.3.1. Uploading Files To upload a file to a share: 1. Click on the share (folder) you want to upload the file to. 2. Click Upload file. 3. Click Browse… a file browser opens. Select the file to upload. 4. Click Apply. TECHNICAL NOTE: If the file does not appear in the folder after the upload process is complete, just click on the folder name again to refresh the view of the folder contents. IMPORTANT INFO: Uploads are limited to 55MB. Fig. 19 Fig. 20
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LaCie 2big Network Accessing & Managing Files User Manual page 23 3.3.2. Downloading Files To download a file: 1. Click on the share (folder) you want to download the file from. 2. Click on the file’s link (Fig. 21). 3. Internet Explorer: in the security warning window, click to al- low the download. File saves to the default downloads direc- tory. 4. FireFox and Safari: File downloads to the default downloads directory. 3.3.3. Deleting Files To delete a file from a share: 1. Click on the share (folder) you want to delete the file from. 2. Select the file or files to delete. 3. Click Delete files (Fig. 22). 4. Click OK on the confirmation dialog. 3.3.4. Logging Out Log out at any time by clicking Log out in the upper right corner of the Administration Page (Fig. 23). Fig. 21 Fig. 22 Fig. 23
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LaCie 2big Network Accessing & Managing Files User Manual page 24 3.4. Connecting External Hard Disks You can connect an external USB hard disk to back up the data on your LaCie 2big Network or as a way to add storage capacity. Con- nected hard disks are accessed similarly to shared folders. TECHNICAL NOTE: External hard disks must be formatted in one of the supported systems in to mount on the LaCie 2big Network: FAT32, NTFS, HFS+, EXT3, REISERFS or XFS. In order to use an external hard drive to back up the d2 Network, the drive must be formatted in one of the file formats listed above, with the exception of NTFS. NTFS volumes cannot be used to back up the 2big Network because this file system format is read-only when con- nected to the 2big Network. External drives can be formatted to XFS through the Web administration page. For details, see 4.5.5. Disks. To connect an external hard disk: 1. Turn on your LaCie 2big Network. 2. Turn on the external hard disk (if it has a power button) and connect its USB cable to the USB port on the back of the LaCie 2big Network (Fig. 24). 3. In the Web Administration Page, click System and then on the External Disks tab. The external hard drive will be listed (Fig. 25). For more information, see 4.5.5. Disks. Fig. 24 safe 100 big off auto on Fig. 25
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LaCie 2big Network Administering Your LaCie 2big Network User Manual page 25 4. Administering Your LaCie 2big Network The LaCie 2big Network features an easy-to-use Web-based tool for configuring the drive and administering users, referred to here as the Administration Page. Accessing the Administration Page is easy, whether you’re using a browser (all users) or the LaCie Network Assistant (LNA). When you log in as “admin”, you will see a series of blue navigation links on the left side of the page (Fig. 26) to help you navigate and configure the LaCie 2big Network: ✦ ✦ Section 4.2. Users: Add, delete or edit users, including assign- ment of folder access privileges. ✦ ✦ Section 4.3. Groups: Add, delete or edit groups, add users to groups, assign group access privileges ✦ ✦ Section 4.4. Shares: Create, delete or edit shares, change ac- cess restrictions ✦ ✦ Section 4.5. System: Change system settings, manage disks and RAID settings, manage system updates ✦ ✦ Section 4.6. Download: Configure your LaCie 2big Network to be a torrent server. ✦ ✦ Section 4.7. Backup: Back up your LaCie 2big Network onto an external USB hard drive ✦ ✦ Section 4.8. Browse: Access files and folders, upload and download files, delete files ✦ ✦ Section 4.9. Import (Snapshot): Click the front button to auto- matically import the data on an attached external hard drive ✦ ✦ Section 4.10. Multimedia: Set up your d2 Network as a multi- media server, providing access to its files to compliant digital media devices Fig. 26
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LaCie 2big Network Administering Your LaCie 2big Network User Manual page 26 4.1. Accessing the Administration Page NOTE: The easiest way to access the Administration Page is to use LaCie Network Assistant (see section 2.3. Connecting Using LaCie Network Assistant). To access the Administration Page with a browser: In your browser’s URL (web address) field, type one of the follow- ing: Mac users: http://lacie-2big.local. (Fig. 27) PC users: http://lacie-2big (Fig. 27) or http://IP address (Fig. 28) Find the IP address by running the LaCie Network Assistant (section 2.3. Connecting Using LaCie Network Assistant). TECHNICAL NOTE: The IP address of your LaCie 2big Network may be different than the IP address shown in Fig. 28. On the login page (Fig. 29), type: Login: admin Password: admin IMPORTANT INFO: The login name and password are both set to “admin” by default. The admin password can be changed, but not the login name. See section 4.2. Users for more information. If you are logged in as “admin”, the Administration Page will open. For non-admin users the file browsing page will open. Fig. 27 Fig. 28 Fig. 29
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LaCie 2big Network Administering Your LaCie 2big Network User Manual page 27 4.1.1. Setting the Display Language The default display language is set to your browser’s language. If your browser’s display language is not supported, 2big Network administration will default to English. You can change the display language at any time by selecting a language from the menu in the upper right corner of the administration page (Fig. 30). This can be done from the Log On page, as shown, so you can proceed from the beginning in your own language. English Français Deutsch Italiano Español Dutch Svenska Dansk Japanese 4.1.2. Administration Home Page When you log into LaCie 2big Network administration, the Home page opens (Fig. 31). This page contains information about the sta- tus of the 2big Network. The Fan Status indicator (a) will be in one of three states: ✦ ✦ Blue – the fan is on and working. ✦ ✦ Gray – the fan is off. ✦ ✦ Red – the fan has failed. The 2big Network will continue to function with a failed fan, but overall system reliability is im- pacted. Contact your LaCie reseller or LaCie customer sup- port in the even of a fan failure. See section 8.1. LaCie Techni- cal Support Contacts. The RAID Status indicator (b) will be in one of three states: ✦ ✦ Blue – the disks are on and working. ✦ ✦ Gray – disks are functional, but not accessible (for example, data is being rebuilt). ✦ ✦ Red – RAID not functional. Check the Disk page (System > RAID) for error messages. Fig. 30 Fig. 31
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LaCie 2big Network Administering Your LaCie 2big Network User Manual page 28 4.2. Users Click on the Users link in the navigation bar to open the User Ac- counts page. Use this page to create, edit and delete user accounts. Administrator Account Only one user can have administrative privileges for the 2big Net- work. This user’s login name cannot be changed from “admin”, but the password can be changed. IMPORTANT INFO: The admin user can also enter an email ad- dress to which the 2big Network can send messages about impor- tant changes to the 2big Network’s status (see below). To change the administrator’s password: 1. Click on the “admin” user in the user list on the Users page. The “User profile Admin” page opens (a, Fig. 32). 2. Enter a new password in the “Password” field. Enter the pass- word again in the “Confirm password” field. 3. Click Apply (b, Fig. 33). Email Notifications The administrator can provide an email address to which the 2big Network will send notifications of important status changes, such as disk failure (see chart in section 7. Email Notification Triggers). TECHNICAL NOTE: The 2big Network has an integrated SMTP server that sends emails through port 25. This service is thus disabled if port 25 is blocked (as with Livebox, Orange, and France Telecom). As many ISPs block this port, you must configure your router to autho- rize traffic through this port in order for this service to work. Fig. 33 shows an email sent informing the administrator that the 2big Network’s temperature has reached critical levels and will be automatically shutting down. Fig. 32 Fig. 33 From: Chris Sutton <csutton@lacie.com> Subject: Re: TR : [TwoBig-Rose] LaCie email notification Date: August 20, 2008 3:14:26 PM GMT+03:00 To: Edin Del Mar <edelmar@lacie.com> De : TwoBig-Rose@192.168.8.48 [mailto:TwoBig-Rose@192.168.8.48 ] Envoyé : mercredi 23 avril 2008 11:14 À : Edin Del Mar Objet : [TwoBig-Rose] LaCie email notification * Machine: TwoBig-Rose * Model: 2big Network * IP address: 192.168.8.48 * MAC address: 8C:00:00:00:51:81 * System time : 11:14:10 23 March 2008 This message is automatically generated by the LaCie email notification service. The temperature of the drive(s) is critical: SYSTEM WILL NOW DO AN EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN | Temp HDD1 => 43degC Model: SAMSUNGSP2504C Serial Nb : S0YHJ1PP600041 | | Temp HDD2 => 39degC Model: SAMSUNGSP2504C Serial Nb : S0YHJ1PP600045 |
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LaCie 2big Network Administering Your LaCie 2big Network User Manual page 29 4.2.1. Adding Users To add a user account: 1. Click Add on the User Accounts page (Fig. 34). The User Profile page opens (Fig. 35). 2. Enter a login name in the “Login” field. IMPORTANT INFO: Login names are case-sensitive. (Ex. “User” is not the same as “user”.) 3. Enter the user’s first and last name in the First name and Last name fields. This information only appears to the administrator as part of the User Profile on this page. 4. Check Password to require the user to log in with a password. If the Password box is unchecked, the user can log in with a Login name only. 5. Enter a password in the “Password” and “Confirm password” fields, if applicable. TECHNICAL NOTE: Passwords cannot exceed 8 characters. 6. To enable the user account (allow the user to log in), select En- able from the Status menu. 7. Click the Apply button. Fig. 34 Fig. 35
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LaCie 2big Network Administering Your LaCie 2big Network User Manual page 30 4.2.2. Setting User Access to Shares All of the shares on your 2big Network are listed on the Shares tab of each user’s profile page. Shares have three access levels: ✦ ✦ Read & Write – users with Read & Write access can upload, download and save files ✦ ✦ Read Only – users with Read only access can download and view files but cannot upload files ✦ ✦ No Access See section 4.2.4. About Access Privileges for more information. To set user access to shares: 1. Click the Shares tab on the user’s User Profile page. 2. Select Read & Write, Read Only or No Access for each share (Fig. 36). No Access is selected by default. 4.2.3. Setting Group Membership All of the groups on your 2big Network are listed on the Member of tab of each user’s profile page. Users can belong to an unlimited number of groups. See section 4.2.4. About Access Privileges for more information. To set user group membership: 1. Click the Member of tab on the user’s User Profile page. 2. Check the box for each group to which you want to assign the user (a, Fig. 37). IMPORTANT INFO: When you are done configuring the new user click Apply to save your settings for the new user and to add the user to the users list (b, Fig. 37). Fig. 36 Fig. 37
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LaCie 2big Network Administering Your LaCie 2big Network User Manual page 31 4.2.4. About Access Privileges Access privileges can be assigned to users on an individual user basis or on a group basis. User-level access is more restrictive. Here is an example of the way access privileges work when a user has different kinds of access to the same share as member of a group and as an individual: ✦ ✦ User U belongs to groups G1 and G2, and has access to share S. ✦ ✦ If G1 has read-only access to S and G2 has read-write access to S, then U will have read-write access to S. ✦ ✦ If U has read-only access to S and G2 has read-write access to S, then U will have read-only access. 4.2.5. Deleting User Accounts On the User Accounts page (Fig. 38), check the box beside each user you want to delete (a) and click Remove (b). 4.2.6. Editing User Accounts The administrator can edit the details of a user account at any time by clicking on a user on the User Accounts page to view the user’s profile (Fig. 39). Fig. 38 Fig. 39
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LaCie 2big Network Administering Your LaCie 2big Network User Manual page 32 4.3. Groups Click on the Groups link in the navigation bar to open the Groups page (Fig. 40). Use this page to create, edit and delete groups. If you use your 2big Network in an office setting where many differ- ent people from different departments need to have access to the 2big Network, setting up groups is a good way to organize users and to give the most appropriate access to shares. You can spec- ify which shares groups can access, which users belong to which groups and enable or disable entire groups. 4.3.1. Adding Groups To add a group: 1. Click Add on the Groups page (Fig. 41). The Group Profile page opens (Fig. 42). 2. Enter a name and description for the group. The description only appears to the administrator as part of the Group Profile on this page (a, Fig. 42). 3. Select “enabled” to activate the group as soon as your changes are applied. 4. All user accounts on the 2big Network are listed in the User column. Select the users you want to be in the group. 5. Click Apply (b, Fig. 42). Fig. 40 Fig. 41 Fig. 42
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LaCie 2big Network Administering Your LaCie 2big Network User Manual page 33 4.3.2. Setting Group Access to Shares All of the shares on your 2big Network are listed on the Shares tab of each group’s profile page. Shares have three access levels: ✦ ✦ Read & Write – groups with Read & Write access can upload, download and save files ✦ ✦ Read Only – groups with Read only access can download and open files but cannot save files ✦ ✦ No Access See section 4.2.4. About Access Privileges for more information. To set group access to shares (Fig. 43): 1. Click the Shares tab on the group’s Group Profile page (a). 2. Select Read & Write, Read Only or No Access for each share (b). No Access is selected by default. 3. Click Apply (c). 4.3.3. Deleting Groups On the Groups page, check the box beside each group you want to delete (a) and click Remove (b) (Fig. 44). IMPORTANT INFO: Deleting a group does not delete the users within the group. Go to the Users page to delete user accounts. 4.3.4. Editing Groups The administrator can edit the details of a group’s profile at any time by clicking on a group on the Groups page to view the group’s profile. Fig. 43 Fig. 44
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LaCie 2big Network Administering Your LaCie 2big Network User Manual page 34 4.4. Shares Click on the Shares link in the navigation bar to open the Shares page (Fig. 45). Use this page to create, edit and delete shares. 4.4.1. Creating Shares To create a share: 1. Click Add on the Shares page. The Share Details page opens (Fig. 46). 2. Enter a name and description for the share (a). The description only appears to the administrator as part of the Share Profile on this page. TECHNICAL NOTE: The share name cannot contain any of the fol- lowing characters: \ / [ ] : | < > + = ; , ? * @ and space. 3. Select Enabled from the Status menu to make the share acces- sible. Select Disabled to create the share but make it inacces- sible (b). 4. To make the share accessible in read/write mode to anyone, unclick the “Allow public read access” check box and click “Al- low public read and write access” (c). No password is needed to access the share. Select “Allow public read access” to require a password for read/write access. Anyone can access an “Allow public read access” share in read-only mode. 5. Select the protocols which will be used to access the share. You can choose from Windows (SMB), Apple (AFP), FTP or HTTP (d). Click the Apple Time Machine compatible button to allow this share to be used as a target volume for backup using Time Machine. 6. Click Apply (b). Fig. 45 Fig. 46
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LaCie 2big Network Administering Your LaCie 2big Network User Manual page 35 4.4.2. Deleting Shares On the Shares page (Fig. 47), check the box beside each share you want to delete (a) and click Remove (b). Deletion of the share could take just a few seconds to several minutes, depending on the size of the share. CAUTION: Deleting a share deletes all files contained within the share folder. Back up any data you want to save before deleting a share. 4.4.3. Editing Shares The administrator can edit the details of a group’s profile at any time by clicking on a group on the Groups page to view the group’s profile (Fig. 48). Fig. 47 Fig. 48
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LaCie 2big Network Administering Your LaCie 2big Network User Manual page 36 4.5. System In addition to the Configuration page, which is the main System page, the System menu has four sub-sections: Network, Disk, Status and Maintenance, each accessible from the navigation bar when you click System. 4.5.1. Active Directory The 2big Network can join a Microsoft Active Directory. Active Di- rectory is the directory service that is included with Microsoft Win- dows Server 2003 and Microsoft Windows 2000 Server. By creating a link between user accounts, mailbox accounts, and applications, Active Directory simplifies the task of adding, modifying, and delet- ing user accounts. Integrating the 2big Network with your Active Directory allows the 2big Network to streamline the creation of us- ers, groups, and access privileges. To connect, click on System > Join Domain. Enter a domain name, username, and password and click Join Domain (Fig. 49). Once the 2big is connected to the domain, the administrator will be able to add users or groups in the following way: TECHNICAL NOTE: In order to assign access to a share to a user(s) or group(s), the “Allow public read and write access“ button must be unchecked. 1. Navigate to the Shares page. 2. Click on the share to which you wish to add users. 3. In the search field, add a user by one of the following methods: a. Type the name and click Add. b. Typing a few characters of the username and click Search (Fig. 50). In the list of found users, simply click the user. Fig. 49 Fig. 50 Fig. 51
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LaCie 2big Network Administering Your LaCie 2big Network User Manual page 37 4.5.2. Configuration Click on the System link in the navigation bar to open the Configu- ration page. This page displays basic information about the 2big Network including the Machine name, the Windows workgroup, time zone and date and time (a, Fig. 52). To change the machine name, highlight the machine name (“La- Cie-2big Network” by default), delete it and enter a new name. Click Apply (b, Fig. 52) IMPORTANT INFO: The machine name can only contain the fol- lowing characters ‘a-z’, ‘A-Z’, ‘0-9’, ‘-’ and must begin with a letter. To change the Windows workgroup, highlight the workgroup name, delete it and enter a new name. Click Apply (b, Fig. 52). Click the Enable the front blue light checkbox to toggle the light on or off. To change the time zone, click on the current time zone location to activate the time zone drop-down menu (a, Fig. 53) and select a location in your time zone. Click Apply (b, Fig. 53). TECHNICAL NOTE: The 2big Network has a 30-minute time-out cycle. To change the date and time, select a time zone and click the Synchronize with PC button. The date and time will automatically synchronize with your computer. Click Apply (b, Fig. 53). Fig. 53 Fig. 52
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LaCie 2big Network Administering Your LaCie 2big Network User Manual page 38 4.5.3. Network The Network page allows you to choose how the IP address of the 2big Network is obtained, either automatically from a DHCP server on your Network, or manually with settings that you input. 4.5.3.1. Obtain IP from DHCP Server If your 2big Network is connected to a network with a DHCP server, simply check the “Automatic IP from DCHP server” box (Fig. 54). Your DHCP server will assign an IP address to the 2big Network every time it connects to your network. 4.5.3.2. Configure IP Manually This method is used when the LaCie 2big Network is connected to a non-DHCP enabled network or if you have elected to manually configure your IP (Fig. 55). In this case, you will need to manually assign the correct network settings for your LaCie 2big Network. Please check with your network administrator for more information about your network and which parameters you should use. For more information, see section 2.4. Configuring the LaCie 2big Network on a Network Without a DHCP Server. IMPORTANT INFO: If the DHCP server’s automatic IP address configuration function is selected/activated and there is no DHCP server on the network, the 2big Network will check first the DHCP, then the APIPA. If no address is found, an address ranging from 169.254.1.1 to 169.254.254.254 will be assigned. IMPORTANT INFO: The 2big Network supports frame (i.e. pack- ets) sizes larger than 1500 bytes on the Gigabit Ethernet interface (Fig. 56). JumboFrame capability extends supported frame size to 9000 bytes (9KB). In general, the higher the frame size, the better the network performance. Do not modify the JumboFrame size if your network is not configured for JumboFrame functionality. Check with your network administrator. Fig. 55 Fig. 56 Fig. 54
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LaCie 2big Network Administering Your LaCie 2big Network User Manual page 39 4.5.4. RAID Changing the RAID mode Changing the RAID mode involves two main steps, changing a physical setting and confirming the setting on the Administration Page. CAUTION : Changing the RAID mode destroys all data stored on the LaCie 2big. If you have saved data on the drives, back up data before following these steps. To change the RAID mode: 1. Insert the 2-in-1 tool into the groove on the rotary switch and turn the tool to the left or right to select a different mode. 2. Sign in to the Administration page administrator account. 3. Click on System > RAID (Fig. 57). 4. Select the Format button (a, Fig. 57). 5. The 2big will create a new RAID array and erase all data from the disks. The front LED will blink blue for 2.5s and pause for 0.5s until the RAID mode has fully changed. During the rebuild, an approximate time remaining appears on the administration page (Fig. 58). The drive may also reboot, in which case you will need to log in again to continue administration. Rebuild times: The following chart shows the approximate time it takes to convert from a RAID 0 array to another mode. New Mode Total Size Approx. Time RAID 0 Any 3 minutes RAID 1 1TB 2 hours RAID 1 2TB 4 hours Fig. 57 Fig. 58
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LaCie 2big Network Administering Your LaCie 2big Network User Manual page 40 4.5.5. Disks Attached external hard drives and their partitions appears as shares on the Browse page. See section 3.1. Accessing Shared Folders. Attaching external disks expands the available storage capacity through the network. TECHNICAL NOTE: When shares are created from partitioned ex- ternal hard drive volumes, they are initially named with a series of numbers and letters (a, Fig. 59). You can rename the shares on the Shares page. The name of external drives will remain on the Shares page even when the disk is not connected. Once the drive is recognized, users can be assigned access just like other shares (by default, users will have read/write access). See sec- tion 4.2. Users. Formatting External Disks In order to use an external drive to back up the 2big Network, it must be formatted in FAT32 (4GB file size limitation), FAT (2GB file size limitation), HFS+, EXT3, EXT2, REISERFS or XFS. NTFS volumes cannot be used to back up the 2big Network because this file system format is read-only when connected to the 2big Network. It is possible to format external volumes into the XFS file system using the 2big Network Web Administration pages. To format disks in XFS from the Web Administration pages, click System > External disks and click the Format disk button (b, Fig. 59). The disk will subse- quently become available for backups. See 4.7. Backup for details. IMPORTANT INFO: After reformatting a disk, you may have to reboot the 2big Network and/or the USB hard drive in order for it to be recognized by the system. continued on the next page Fig. 59
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LaCie 2big Network Administering Your LaCie 2big Network User Manual page 41 Partitions If the external drive is partitioned, each volume will appear as one share in the 2big Network (Fig. 60). By default, services (except FTP) are activated. Added shares can thus be accessed in an Explorer window (Windows users) or in a Finder window (Mac users, Fig. 60). In Fig. 61, the volumes “LaCie1” and “LaCie2” (a) are volumes of a partitioned external hard drive that is not connected to the 2big Network, as indicated by the gray Status indicator (c) and italicized text. The volumes “Scranton” and “Stamford” (b) are volumes of an external drive that is currently connected, as indicated by the blue Status indicators. IMPORTANT INFO: External hard disks must be formatted in one of the supported systems in order to mount on the LaCie 2big Net- work: FAT32, FAT, NTFS, HFS+, EXT3, EXT2, REISERFS or XFS. Note that you can reformat external drives to the XFS file system using the 2big Network web interface. However, the following limitations apply: NTFS disks are read-only, and FAT/FAT32 disks have file size limits (2GB and 4GB, respectively) due to their file system limitations. Ejecting External Disks To disconnect an external hard drive from the 2big Network, simply click the Eject button on this page (Fig. 62). Fig. 60 Fig. 61 Fig. 62
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LaCie 2big Network Administering Your LaCie 2big Network User Manual page 42 4.5.6. Status Click on Status under System in the navigation bar to display the system Status page (Fig. 63). On this page you can view the number of connected users, disable file server services (SMB, AFP, and FTP) and view, download or de- lete the system log. To disable a service, simply click the Disable button that corresponds to the service which you wish to disable, or deselect it. 4.5.7. Maintenance Click on Maintenance under System in the navigation bar to dis- play the Maintenance page (Fig. 64). On this page you can view basic system information, manage up- dates, restart or shutdown the system (only if the power switch is in the AUTO position) and load new system configurations. Fig. 63 Fig. 64
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LaCie 2big Network Administering Your LaCie 2big Network User Manual page 43 4.5.7.1. Saving and Loading System Configurations It’s a good idea to save your system configuration in case the 2big Network needs to be reformatted or reset. You can then reload the configuration so that your settings, shares, groups and users are not lost. IMPORTANT INFO: Share content (files) is not saved in a con- figuration file. To save the current configuration: 1. Click on System and then Maintenance. 2. Click the Get Configuration button (Fig. 65). When the confir- mation dialog opens, click Save File. Internet Explorer users: The XML defining the configuration will open in the browser window. To save the configuration, select File > Save as… In the Save as type menu in the Save As dialog, select XML Files (*.xml) and choose a location to save the file. Firefox and Safari users: Your browser will save the file to the browser’s default download location. The configuration file is an XML file. IMPORTANT INFO: Do not save configuration files on the 2big Network alone. If data loss occurs, the configuration file may also be lost. To load a saved configuration: 1. Click on System and then Maintenance. 2. Click the New Configuration button (Fig. 66). 3. Click Browse… and select a configuration file from your com- puter. 4. Click Apply. Fig. 65 Fig. 66
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LaCie 2big Network Administering Your LaCie 2big Network User Manual page 44 4.5.7.2. Updating the System Firmware updates may become available for the 2big Network. To install firmware updates: 1. Download updates from www.lacie.com/support/downloads/. 2. Click the Update the system tab in Maintenance (a, Fig. 67). 3. Click New Update (b, Fig. 67). 4. Click Browse… and select an update file from your computer. 5. Click Apply. During the system update you will not have access to the device and users will not be able to access shares. When the update is com- plete, the login page will open. 4.5.7.3. Restart To restart the 2big Network, click the Restart button (Fig. 68). The restart process takes a few minutes. When the machine has restart- ed, the login page will open. Fig. 67 Fig. 68
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LaCie 2big Network Administering Your LaCie 2big Network User Manual page 45 4.5.7.4. Shut Down There are two ways to disconnect the Ethernet connection: ✦ ✦ Move the power switch to the off position. The system will shut down and power off. When the shutdown process is complete, you can safely remove the Ethernet cable. ✦ ✦ Click the Shut Down button (Fig. 69). This option is available ONLY if the power switch is set to the AUTO position. IMPORTANT INFO: Any data transfers underway during a shut down will be interrupted and data may be lost. Make sure no us- ers are connected or transferring data to or from the 2big Network before shutting down.  4.5.8. System Log The system log allows you to review the type, date, time, source and event ID of activities on the LaCie 2big Network (Fig. 70). To view the system log, select System > Status > View. Click Download to download the log or Delete to clear its con- tents. Fig. 69 Fig. 70
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LaCie 2big Network Administering Your LaCie 2big Network User Manual page 46 4.5.9. Wake on LAN (WOL) This function enables you to enable waking the 2big Network re- motely on the local area network (LAN). For WOL to work, the power switch must be in the AUTO position. This function is ac- cessed using the LaCie Network Assistant software. Follow these steps to activate WOL: 1. Click the LNA icon in your menu bar (Mac Users, Fig. 71) or your task bar (Windows users) and click Wake Up a Device... 2. In the window that opens (Fig. 72), select the device and click Wake up. Fig. 71 Fig. 72 Fig. 73
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LaCie 2big Network Administering Your LaCie 2big Network User Manual page 47 4.6. Download The LaCie 2big Network has the capability to act as a torrent client. Torrent is a peer-to-peer file sharing system used to share large files. Those in possession of a file act as seeders, and those who download files are peers. Because peers simultaneously upload already downloaded portions as they download and because of the decentralized nature of the system, the torrent protocol reduces bandwidth and hardware costs associated with sharing large files through the internet. Torrent files, which are freely available on the internet, contain track- ing information and metadata about the files to be shared. The process of downloading files using torrents involves downloading a torrent file using your PC/Mac and importing it into a torrent client (in this case, the 2big Network). Access the Download menu by clicking the Download tab in the left navigation menu. Enabling and Initiating Torrent Downloads 1. Enable the service by clicking the Start Server button (Fig. 74). 2. Add a torrent by clicking the Add Torrent button (Fig. 75) In the page that opens, click Browse to select a valid .torrent file lo- cated on your computer, rename the torrent file (optional), and select the directory where the download will be saved (Fig. 76). Configuring the Bittorrent Function 1. To configure the bittorrent capability of your 2big Network, click the Configuration button on the navigation menu on the left of the page (Fig. 77). 2. Modify the available parameters and click the Save Settings button. TECHNICAL NOTE: Because the torrent client service uses band- width and system resources, multiple simultaneous downloads can impact 2big Network performance. Fig. 74 Fig. 75 Fig. 76 Fig. 77
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LaCie 2big Network Administering Your LaCie 2big Network User Manual page 48 4.7. Backup When an external USB hard disk is connected to your LaCie 2big Network, you can perform manual, bidirectional backups of your files. Copy files from your LaCie 2big Network to the external disk, or from the external disk to the LaCie 2big Network. IMPORTANT INFO: In order to use an external drive to back up the 2big Network, it must be formatted in one of the supported systems: FAT32, FAT, NTFS, HFS+, EXT3, EXT2, REISERFS or XFS. Note that you can reformat external drives to the XFS file system using the 2big Network web interface. See 4.5.5. Disks for formatting steps. However, the following limitations apply: NTFS disks are read-only, and FAT/FAT32 disks have file size limits (2GB and 4GB, respectively) due to their file system limitations. To back up files: 1. Connect an external USB hard disk (see section 3.4. Connecting External Hard Disks). 2. Log in to the LaCie 2big Network Administration Page (see sec- tion 4.1. Accessing the Administration Page). 3. Click Backup > Add Task (Fig. 78). 4. Give the backup a name and set its frequency (once, daily, weekly, or monthly) and time (if the backup is recurring) (Fig. 79) and click Next. 5. Select a source folder (the folder to be backed up) and click Next. 6. Select a destination folder (where the backed up files will be located) and click Next. 7. Click Add job. TECHNICAL NOTE: If copying a share to an external disk, the entire contents of the share will be copied to a folder on the external disk with the same name as the share. continued on the next page Fig. 78 Fig. 79
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LaCie 2big Network Administering Your LaCie 2big Network User Manual page 49 8. If the frequency is set to “Once,” the backup will begin after a few seconds. An in-progress backup will be indicated with yel- low highlighting (Fig. 80). 9. Successful backups will no longer be highlighted and will show the date the backup was last completed (Fig. 81). TECHNICAL NOTE: Backups are incremental, which means that future backups will only copy new or modified files. TECHNICAL NOTE: Backed up data is neither compressed nor en- crypted, and can be accessed from other computers or NAS (network- attached storage). 4.8. Browse Refer to section 3.3. Administration Page – Browse for details. 4.9. Import (Snapshot) When you plug an external device to one of the 2big Network’s ports and push the front button, the 2big Network will automatically import (take a snapshot of) the data from the external device. The imported data will be copied into an automatically created share with a unique name (Fig. 82). Fig. 80 Fig. 81 Fig. 82
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LaCie 2big Network Administering Your LaCie 2big Network User Manual page 50 4.10. Multimedia Thanks to its support of UPnP A/V and DLNA protocols, the d2 Net- work can act as a multimedia server, providing access to its files to compliant digital media appliances. Such appliances include Playstation 3, Xbox360, many LCD TV and stereos, or Digital Media Adapters (DMA). To activate the UPnP and DLNA protocols, follow these steps: 1. Navigate to the Multimedia tab on the Administration page and check the Enable Multimedia Content Sharing Fig. 83. 2. Select which share(s) you would like to share with wireless de- vices. 3. Check the Rescan files box. 4. Click Apply. Fig. 83

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