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LaCie 5big network manual

5big network

User manual for the LaCie 5big network in English. This PDF manual has 62 pages.

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LaCie 5big 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 1.3. Views of the 5big network.............................................................................................................. 8 1.4. Ethernet Cable. ............................................................................................................................. 9 2. Setting Up Your LaCie 5big network. ....................................................................... 10 2.1. Turning On the 5big................................................................................................................... 11 2.2. Connecting the Ethernet Cable. .................................................................................................... 12 2.3. Connecting Using LaCie Network Assistant. ................................................................................... 13 2.4. Configuring the LaCie 5big network on a Network Without a DHCP Server. ..................................... 15 2.5. Unmounting 5big network Volumes.............................................................................................. 16 3. Accessing & Managing Files ................................................................................... 17 3.1. Accessing Shared Folders............................................................................................................ 17 3.1.1. Other Connection Methods............................................................................................... 18 3.2. FTP Access to Shares................................................................................................................... 20 3.3. Administration Page – Browse...................................................................................................... 21 3.3.1. Uploading Files................................................................................................................ 21 3.3.2. Downloading Files............................................................................................................ 22 3.3.3. Deleting Files................................................................................................................... 22 3.3.4. Logging Out.................................................................................................................... 22 3.4. Connecting External Hard Disks................................................................................................... 23 4. Administering Your LaCie 5big network.................................................................. 24 4.1. Accessing the Administration Page. ............................................................................................... 25 4.1.1. Setting the Display Language............................................................................................. 26 4.1.2. Administration Home Page................................................................................................ 26 4.2. Users......................................................................................................................................... 27 4.2.1. Adding Users. ................................................................................................................... 28 4.2.2. Setting User Access to Shares. ............................................................................................ 29 4.2.3. Setting Group Membership. ............................................................................................... 29 4.2.4. About Access Privileges..................................................................................................... 30 4.2.5. Deleting User Accounts..................................................................................................... 30 4.2.6. Editing User Accounts....................................................................................................... 30 4.3. Groups...................................................................................................................................... 31 4.3.1. Adding Groups. ................................................................................................................ 31 4.3.2. Setting Group Access to Shares. ......................................................................................... 32 4.3.3. Deleting Groups. .............................................................................................................. 32 4.3.4. Editing Groups................................................................................................................. 32 4.4. Shares. ....................................................................................................................................... 33 4.4.1. Creating Shares. ............................................................................................................... 33 4.4.2. Deleting Shares................................................................................................................ 34 4.4.3. Editing Shares.................................................................................................................. 34 4.5. System....................................................................................................................................... 35 4.5.1. Active Directory................................................................................................................ 35 4.5.2. Configuration. .................................................................................................................. 35 4.5.3. Network. .......................................................................................................................... 36
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LaCie 5big network Table of Contents User Manual page 2 4.5.4. RAID. ............................................................................................................................... 38 4.5.5. External Disks................................................................................................................... 39 4.5.6. Status.............................................................................................................................. 41 4.5.7. Maintenance.................................................................................................................... 41 4.5.8. System Log. ...................................................................................................................... 44 4.5.9. Wake on LAN (WOL)........................................................................................................ 45 4.6. Download.................................................................................................................................. 46 4.7. Backup...................................................................................................................................... 47 4.8. Browse....................................................................................................................................... 48 4.9. Import (Snapshot). ....................................................................................................................... 48 5. RAID and Disks. ....................................................................................................... 49 5.1. Changing the RAID Level............................................................................................................. 49 5.2. RAID 0....................................................................................................................................... 50 5.3. RAID 5....................................................................................................................................... 51 5.4. RAID 5+Spare. ........................................................................................................................... 52 5.5. RAID 6....................................................................................................................................... 53 5.6. RAID 10..................................................................................................................................... 54 5.7. Installing a New Disk. .................................................................................................................. 55 6. LED Indicators......................................................................................................... 56 7. Email Notification Triggers...................................................................................... 57 8. Troubleshooting...................................................................................................... 58 9. Contacting Customer Support. ................................................................................. 60 9.1. LaCie Technical Support Contacts................................................................................................ 61 10. Warranty Information. ........................................................................................... 62
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LaCie 5big network Foreword User Manual page 3 Copyrights Copyright © 2008 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, recording or otherwise, without the prior written consent of LaCie. Trademarks Apple, Mac, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. Mi- crosoft, 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 re- quirements of the Canadian Interference- Causing Equipment Regulations. ROHS Compliance This product is ROHS compliant (Europe- an Directive 2002/95/EC on the Restric- tion 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 de- signed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residen- tial installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency en- ergy and, if not installed and used in ac- cordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communica- tions. 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 inter- ference 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 au- ✦ ✦ thorized by LaCie could void the FCC & Industry Canada regulations and negate your authority 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 equip- ment. The separate collection and recy- cling of your waste equipment at the time of disposal will help to conserve natural resources and ensure that it is recycled in a manner that protects human health and the environment. For more information about where you can drop off your waste equipment for recycling, please contact your local city office, your household waste disposal service, or the shop where you purchased the product. CAUTION: Modifications not authorized by the manufacturer may void the user’s authority to operate this device. CAUTION: A shielded-type power cord is required in order to meet FCC emis- sion limits and also to prevent interfer- ence to the nearby radio and television reception. It is essential that only the sup- plied power cord be used. Tested to comply with FCC stan- dards for home or office use LaCie 5big network
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LaCie 5big network Foreword User Manual page 4 Only qualified persons are authorized ✦ ✦ to carry out maintenance on this de- vice. Read this User Manual carefully and ✦ ✦ follow the correct procedure when setting up the device. Do not open your LaCie 5big network ✦ ✦ or attempt to disassemble or modify it. Never insert any metallic object into the drive to avoid any risk of electrical shock, fire, short-circuiting or dangerous emissions. Your LaCie 5big network contains no user-ser- viceable 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 5big net- work, as they may spill into its open- ings. Doing so increases the risk of electrical shock, short-circuiting, fire or personal injury. Make sure that the computer and ✦ ✦ LaCie 5big network are electrically grounded. If the devices are not grounded, there is an increased risk of electrical shock. Power require- ments 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). Health and Safety Precautions Do not expose the LaCie 5big net- ✦ ✦ work to temperatures outside the range of 5° C to 35° C (41° F to 95° F); or to operational humidity beyond 5-80%, non-condensing, or non- operating humidity beyond 10-90%, non-condensing. Doing so may dam- age the LaCie 5big network or dis- figure its casing. Avoid placing your LaCie 5big network near a source of heat or exposing it to sunlight (even through a window). Inversely, placing your LaCie 5big network in an en- vironment that is too cold or humid may damage the unit. Always unplug the LaCie 5big net- ✦ ✦ work from the electrical outlet if there is a risk of lightning or if it will be un- used 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 LaCie 5big network ✦ ✦ near other electrical appliances such as televisions or radios. Doing so may cause interference which will adversely affect the operation of the other products. Do not place the LaCie 5big network ✦ ✦ near sources of magnetic interference, such as computer displays, televisions or speakers. Magnetic interference can affect the operation and stability of your LaCie 5big network. Never use excessive force on your ✦ ✦ LaCie 5big network. If you detect a problem, see the Troubleshooting section in this manual. General Use Precautions 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 media. LaCie offers a complete line of CD and DVD drives. If you would like more information on backup, please refer to our website. Important Info: 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. 1TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. Once formatted, the actual available storage capacity varies depending on operating environment (typically 10-15% less).
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LaCie 5big network Introduction User Manual page 5 Introduction 1. Congratulations on your purchase of a LaCie 5big network. Designed to satisfy the data sharing and backup needs of small businesses, the LaCie 5big network represents the new generation of shared storage with security. Superior Design The advanced metal casing and thermoregulated fan ensure long-lasting reliability and quiet operation. The glowing blue button adds more than character—one push will back up the data of your choice from an attached external hard disk. Sturdy disk trays are easy to remove for maintenance and lock securely in place for safety. 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 5big network’s compatibility with Mac®, Windows® and Linux machines without having to install drivers make it the ideal file-sharing solution for small businesses. Click a topic: Set up ✦ ✦ your LaCie 5big network Access ✦ ✦ the shared storage Change ✦ ✦ the RAID level Troubleshoot ✦ ✦ the connection Quick Links
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LaCie 5big network Introduction User Manual page 6 Box Content 1.1. Your LaCie 5big package contains the system tower and an ac- cessories box containing items 2-5, listed below: LaCie 5big network 1. Cat 5E Ethernet cable 2. Power supply 3. Utilities CD-ROM 4. Quick Install Guide 5. 2-in-1 RAID mode change and drive lock tool 6. Important Info: Please save your packaging. In the event that the 5big should need to be repaired or serviced, it must be returned in its original packaging. © 2008 LaCie, all rights reserved. www.lacie.com 712281 User Manual LaCie Software Utilities Adobe® Reader® Network Family 1.0 5big network Gigabit Ethernet 5-bay RAID Quick Install Guide Design by Neil Poulton
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LaCie 5big network Introduction User Manual page 7 Minimum System Requirements 1.2. 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™) ✦ ✦ 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™) ✦ ✦ Important Info: The 5big network’s performance can be affected by such external forces as network activity, hardware, distance and setup. Important Info: For optimal performance, use a Giga- bit Ethernet router and a Gigabit Ethernet board in your host computer.
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LaCie 5big network Introduction User Manual page 8 Views of the 5big network 1.3. Front View Backup Button with Activity LED The LED remains lit to show that the drive is on. The blue button on the front of the 5big network allows you auto- matically back up an attached external hard drive onto the 5big network. Simply plug the hard disk into a USB or eSATA port on the back of the 5big network and push the button. All data on the attached disk(s) will be automatically copied to the 5big. Rear View on/auto/off power switch 1. Ethernet port 2. USB expansion port 3. eSATA expansion ports (3) 4. Power input connection 5. Drive tray handle 6. Drive tray lock 7. Drive LED 8. off on auto designed by neil poulton
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LaCie 5big network Introduction User Manual page 9 Ethernet Cable 1.4. Gigabit Ethernet Cables And Connectors The cables and connectors used to attach Gigabit Ethernet de- vices are as follows: Technical note: LaCie recommends Cat 5E or Cat 6 cables, which support Gigabit Ethernet. Ethernet Cable Ends
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LaCie 5big network Setting Up Your LaCie 5big network User Manual page 10 2. Setting Up Your LaCie 5big network Follow these steps to power on the LaCie 5big network and to log on to the administration pages. Step 1 – Turning On the 5big (section 2.1) Step 2 – Connecting the Ethernet Cable (section 2.2) Step 3 – Connecting Using LaCie Network Assistant (section 2.3)
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LaCie 5big network Setting Up Your LaCie 5big network User Manual page 11 The power supply kit is composed of two cables: one cable (A) connects to the LaCie drive; and the other cable (B) connects to a power outlet, such as a wall outlet or a surge protector. Connect Cable 1. A to the 5big. Connect Cable 2. B to the power supply brick (C). Connect Cable 3. B to a surge protector or wall outlet. Turn on the drive by moving the power switch on the back of 4. the drive to the “on” position. The 5big system may take up to 60 seconds to boot up CAUTION: Only use the AC adapter supplied with your spe- cific LaCie 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 foreign country thanks to its 100-240 Volt power supply. To be able to use this feature, you may need to purchase an appro- priate 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. off o o designed by neil poulton Figure 2.1 Turning On the 5big 2.1.
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LaCie 5big network Setting Up Your LaCie 5big network User Manual page 12 Unlike regular desktop hard drives, the 5big network is acces- sible when attached to your network and does not need to con- nect directly to your computer. Turn the drive on. See 1. 2.1. Turning on the 5big. Connect the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the back 2. of the LaCie 5big network. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable into an available 3. Ethernet port on your router. Allow a few moments for your network to recognize the drive (it may take up to 3 minutes on some networks). Now move on to step 3, Connecting Using LaCie Network As- sistant. off on auto Figure 2.2 Connecting the Ethernet Cable 2.2.
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LaCie 5big network Setting Up Your LaCie 5big network User Manual page 13 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. 2.3-A) or in the menu bar (Mac users, Fig. 2.3-B) and automatically search for storage devices on your network. When a new device is found, an info bubble containing the name of the device will appear. When Network Assistant finds your LaCie 5big network, you can connect to any of the shares on the 5big network, log in to the Administration Page, or configure the 5big network’s network settings, all from the Network Assistant menu. Install LaCie Network Assistant: Insert the LaCie 5big network CD-ROM into your computer’s 1. CD-ROM drive. Windows users, the CD should appear in My Computer. Mac 2. users, the CD should appear on the desktop. Double-click the CD icon, then double-click “LaCie Network Assistant Setup”. Follow the Wizard to complete installation. 3. (continued on next page) Figure 2.3-A Figure 2.3-B LaCie Network Assistant Icon
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LaCie 5big network Setting Up Your LaCie 5big network User Manual page 14 Figure 2.3-C Launch the Administration Page Windows Users Select LaCie Network Assistant in Start/Programs. A Network 1. Assistant icon will appear in the system tray and Network Assis- tant will automatically detect your LaCie 5big network and any other LaCie storage devices on your network. Click on the icon in the system tray and select 2. Configuration Window... from the LaCie 5big network sub-menu (Fig. 2.3-C). The LaCie Network Assistant page will open. Under the 3. Network tab, click the Web configuration page link (Fig. 2.3-D). To log in to LaCie 5big network administration (Fig. 2.3-E), 4. enter: Login: admin Password: admin Note: This password can be changed from the Administration Page (refer to 4.2. Users). Click 5. Log on. Continue to section 4. Administering Your LaCie 5big network. Mac Users Double click LaCie Network Assistant in your Applications fold- 1. er. An Network Assistant icon will appear in the menu bar and the Assistant will automatically detect your LaCie 5big network and any other LaCie storage devices on your network. Click on the icon in the menu bar and select 2. Configuration Window.... The LaCie Network Assistant page will open. On the Network tab, click the 3. Web configuration page link (Fig. 2.3-D). To log in to LaCie 5big network administration (Fig. 2.3-E), 4. enter: Login: admin Password: admin Note: This password can be changed from the Administration Page (refer to 4.2. Users). Click 5. Log on. Continue to section 4. Administering Your LaCie 5big network. Figure 2.3-D Figure 2.3-E
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LaCie 5big network Setting Up Your LaCie 5big network User Manual page 15 Fig. 2.4-A Fig. 2.4-B Fig. 2.4-C 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 5big network an IP address and other network information. The easiest way to modify your LaCie 5big network’s network configuration is to use the LaCie Network Assistant. See section 2.3. Connecting Using LaCie Network Assistant for information on installing the network configuration software. Start LaCie Network Assistant (see section 1. 2.3. Connecting Using LaCie Network Assistant). Windows Users: 2. Click on the LaCie Network Assistant icon in the system tray and select Configuration Window... (Fig. 2.4-A). The LaCie Network Assistant Configuration window opens (Fig. 2.4-B). Mac users: Click on the LaCie Network Assistant icon in the menu bar and select Network Configuration... (Fig. 2.4-C). The LaCie Network Assistant Configuration window opens (Fig. 2.4-B). Click the 3. Network tab. Select 4. 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. Modify the network settings to work with your network. 5. Click 6. Apply. Configuring the LaCie 5big network on a Network Without a DHCP 2.4. Server
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LaCie 5big network Setting Up Your LaCie 5big network User Manual page 16 To physically turn the 5big 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 vol- umes (i.e. if the volume has been assigned a letter in My Com- puter): Right-click the LNA icon in the task bar and select 1. Network Configuration... Select the 2. Volumes tab. Right-click a volume and select 3. Unmount. Alternately, if the volumes are not mounted (and so do not ap- pear in My Computer), simply close the Windows Explorer win- dow to disconnect from the volume. Unmounting 5big network Volumes 2.5.
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LaCie 5big network Accessing & Managing Files User Manual page 17 Fig. 3.1-B Fig. 3.1-A 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 5big network or as additional storage. External drives appear as separate shares and are accessible by anyone on the network. For details, see 3.4. Connecting External Hard Disks. Accessing Shared Folders 3.1. When your computer is connected to your local area network, LaCie Network Assistant will help you quickly connect to the shared folder(s) on your LaCie 5big network. To access shared folders (all users): Run the LaCie Network Assistant (LNA). Click on the LNA 1. icon in the system tray (Windows users) or menu bar (Mac users). Select 2. 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. Simply drag and drop files to and from this window, just like 3. a regular folder.
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LaCie 5big network Accessing & Managing Files User Manual page 18 Other Connection Methods 3.1.1. Vista/XP/2000 Users – My Network Places Important Info: If you have just turned on the LaCie 5big 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 5big network will be named LaCie 5big network (Lacie-5big) (Fig. 3.1.1-A). Alternatively, you can access the share by typing the following in a Windows explorer address field (Fig. 3.1.1-B.): \\LaCie-5big\[share name] \\[IP address]\[share name] Find the IP address by running the LaCie Network Assistant (section 2.3.). For FTP access, type: ftp://LaCie-5big 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 5big 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 5big network from your workstation, try using the Win- dows 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 5big network will be named “LaCie-5big” , and the share “SHARE”. Figure 3.1.1-A Figure 3.1.1-B
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LaCie 5big network Accessing & Managing Files User Manual page 19 Mac OS 9.x Users From the Apple menu, select Network Browser, Chooser or Connect to Server. In Chooser, click the Appleshare icon. Your server should appear in the list with the default name “LaC- ie-5big”. Select it and press OK. Linux Users Under KDE, open konqueror and type in the IP address of the LaCie 5big 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 5big network Accessing & Managing Files User Manual page 20 The FTP protocol is used to transfer files from one computer to another through a network, such as over the internet. This pro- tocol allows you to exchange files with your friends or relatives securely, as only people to whom you have provided the user name and password will have access. FTP access also provides you a way to access your files remotely. In order to make your 5big accessible via the internet, configure your router to allow remote connections using FTP. This process varies depending on the router. For the 5big to be accessible through the internet, port 21 needs to be forwarded to the 5big. 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. FTP Access to Shares 3.2.
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LaCie 5big network Accessing & Managing Files User Manual page 21 Figure 3.3.1 Figure 3.3 Administration Page – Browse 3.3. To access files from the Administration page, just log in. Regular users will have direct access to the shares on the 5big network (Fig. 3.3), with no access to administrative features. The admin- istrator can click on Browse in the navigation bar to access files stored on the 5big 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 (a). To see the files in a share, click on the share name (b). Administrators, to return to 5big network administration, click the Administration button. This is not available to non-admin- istrators. Uploading Files 3.3.1. To upload a file to a share: Click on the share (folder) you want to upload the file to. 1. Click 2. Upload file. Click 3. Browse… a file browser opens. Select the file to up- load. Click 4. 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.
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LaCie 5big network Accessing & Managing Files User Manual page 22 Figure 3.3.4 Figure 3.3.3 Downloading Files 3.3.2. To download a file: Click on the share (folder) you want to download the file 1. from. Click on the file’s link. 2. Internet Explorer 3. : in the security warning window, click to allow the download. File saves to the default downloads directory. FireFox 4. and Safari: File downloads to the default down- loads directory. Deleting Files 3.3.3. To delete a file from a share: Click on the share (folder) you want to delete the file from. 1. Select the file or files to delete. 2. Click 3. Delete files. Click 4. OK on the confirmation dialog. Logging Out 3.3.4. Log out at any time by clicking Log out in the upper right corner of the Administration Page. Figure 3.3.2
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LaCie 5big network Accessing & Managing Files User Manual page 23 You can connect an external USB or eSATA hard disk to back up the data on your LaCie 5big network or as a way to add storage capacity. Connected 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 5big network: FAT32, NTFS, HFS+, EXT3, REISERFS or XFS. In order to use an external hard drive to back up the 5big, the drive must be formatted in XFS. External drives can be format- ted to XFS through the Web administration page. For details, see 4.5.5. External disks. Important info: The 5big can’t read volumes on external drives larger than 2TB. To connect an external hard disk: Turn on your LaCie 5big network. 1. Turn on the external hard disk and connect its USB or eSATA 2. cable to the USB or eSATA port on the back of the LaCie 5big network (Fig. 3.4-A). In the Web Administration Page, click 3. System and then on the External disks tab. The external hard drive will be listed (Fig. 3.4-B). For more infor- mation, see 4.5.5. External Disks. off on auto designed by neil poulton Figure 3.4-A Figure 3.4-B Connecting External Hard Disks 3.4.
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LaCie 5big network Administering Your LaCie 5big network User Manual page 24 The LaCie 5big 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 naviga- tion links on the left side of the page (Fig. 4) to help you navigate and configure the LaCie 5big network: Section ✦ ✦ 4.2. Users: Add, delete or edit users, including as- signment 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 access restrictions Section ✦ ✦ 4.5. System: Change system settings, manage disks and RAID settings, manage system updates Section ✦ ✦ 4.6. Download: Configure your LaCie 5big network to be a torrent server. Section ✦ ✦ 4.7. Backup: Back up your LaCie 5big network onto an external USB or eSATA 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 au- tomatically import the data on an attached external hard drive Figure 4 Administering Your LaCie 5big network 4.
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LaCie 5big network Administering Your LaCie 5big network User Manual page 25 Figure 4.1-C Figure 4.1-A Figure 4.1-B Note: The easiest way to access the Administration Page is to use LaCie Network Assistant (see section 2.3). To access the Administration Page with a browser: In your browser’s URL (web address) field, type one of the fol- lowing: Mac users: http://lacie-5big.local. (Fig. 4.1-A) PC users: http://lacie-5big (Fig. 4.1-A) or http://IP address (Fig. 4.1-B) Find the IP address by running the LaCie Network Assistant (section 2.3). Technical note: The IP address of your LaCie 5big may be different than the IP address shown in Fig. 4.1-B. On the login page (Fig. 4.1-C), 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. Accessing the Administration Page 4.1.
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LaCie 5big network Administering Your LaCie 5big network User Manual page 26 Setting the Display Language 4.1.1. The default display language is set to your browser’s language. If your browser’s display language is not supported, 5big ad- ministration 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. 4.1.1). 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 Administration Home Page 4.1.2. When you log into LaCie 5big network administration, the Home page opens (Fig. 4.1.2). This page contains information about the status of the 5big. 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 5big network will continue to function with a failed fan, but overall system reliability is impacted. Contact your LaCie reseller or LaCie customer support in the even of a fan failure. See section 9.1. LaCie Customer 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 > Disk) for error messages. Figure 4.1.1 Figure 4.1.2
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LaCie 5big network Administering Your LaCie 5big network User Manual page 27 4.2. Users Click on the Users link in the navigation bar to open the User Accounts page. Use this page to create, edit and delete user accounts. Administrator Account Only one user can have administrative privileges for the 5big network. This user’s login name cannot be changed from “ad- min”, but the password can be changed. Important info: The admin user can also enter an email address to which the 5big can send messages about important changes to the 5big’s status (see below). To change the administrator’s password: Click on the “admin” user in the user list on the Users page. 1. The “User profile Admin” page opens (a, Fig. 4.2-A). Enter a new password in the “Password” field. Enter the pass- 2. word again in the “Confirm password” field. Click 3. Apply (b). Email Notifications The administrator can provide an email address to which the 5big will send notifications of important status changes, such as disk failure (see chart in section 7. Email Notification Triggers). Technical note: The 5big 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 authorize traffic through this port in order for this service to work. Figure 4.2-B shows an email sent informing the administrator that the 5big’s temperature has reached critical levels and will be automatically shutting down. From: Chris Sutton <csutton@lacie.com> Subject: Re: TR : [FiveBig-Rose] LaCie email notification Date: August 20, 2008 3:14:26 PM GMT+03:00 To: Edin Del Mar <edelmar@lacie.com> De : FiveBig-Rose@192.168.8.48 [mailto:FiveBig-Rose@192.168.8.48] Envoyé : mercredi 23 avril 2008 11:14 À : Edin Del Mar Objet : [FiveBig-Rose] LaCie email notification * Machine: FiveBig-Rose * Model: 5big 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 | | Temp HDD3 => 36degC Model: SAMSUNGSP2504C Serial Nb : S0YHJ1PP600273 | | Temp HDD4 => 43degC Model: SAMSUNGSP2504C Serial Nb : S0YHJ1PP600305 | Figure 4.2-A Figure 4.2-B
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LaCie 5big network Administering Your LaCie 5big network User Manual page 28 Adding Users 4.2.1. To add a user account: Click 1. Add on the User Accounts page (Fig. 4.2.1-A). The User Profile page opens (Fig. 4.2.1-B). Enter a login name in the “Login” field. 2. Important info: Login names are case-sensitive. (Ex. “User” is not the same as “user”.) Enter the user’s first and last name in the First name and Last 3. name fields. This information only appears to the administra- tor as part of the User Profile on this page. Check Password to require the user to log in with a pass- 4. word. If the Password box is unchecked, the user can log in with a Login name only. Enter a password in the “Password” and “Confirm password” 5. fields, if applicable. Technical note: Passwords cannot exceed 8 characters. To enable the user account (allow the user to log in), select 6. Enable from the Status menu. Click the 7. Apply button. Figure 4.2.1-A Figure 4.2.1-B
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LaCie 5big network Administering Your LaCie 5big network User Manual page 29 Figure 4.2.2 Setting User Access to Shares 4.2.2. All of the shares on your 5big network are listed on the Shares tab of each user’s profile page. Shares have three access lev- els: Read & Write – ✦ ✦ users with Read & Write access can up- load, download and save files Read Only – ✦ ✦ users 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 informa- tion. To set user access to shares: Click the 1. Shares tab on the user’s User Profile page. Select 2. Read & Write, Read Only or No Access for each share (Fig. 4.2.2). No Access is selected by default. Setting Group Membership 4.2.3. All of the groups on your 5big network are listed on the Mem- ber 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: Click the 1. Member of tab on the user’s User Profile page. Check the box for each group to which you want to assign 2. the user (a, Fig. 4.2.3). 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). Figure 4.2.3
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LaCie 5big network Administering Your LaCie 5big network User Manual page 30 Figure 4.2.5 Figure 4.2.6 About Access Privileges 4.2.4. 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 ac- ✦ ✦ cess 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. Deleting User Accounts 4.2.5. On the User Accounts page (Fig. 4.2.5), check the box beside each user you want to delete (a) and click Remove (b). Editing User Accounts 4.2.6. 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. 4.2.6).
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LaCie 5big network Administering Your LaCie 5big network User Manual page 31 4.3. Groups Click on the Groups link in the navigation bar to open the Groups page (Fig. 4.3). Use this page to create, edit and delete groups. If you use your 5big network in an office setting where many dif- ferent people from different departments need to have access to the 5big network, setting up groups is a good way to organize users and to give the most appropriate access to shares. You can specify which shares groups can access, which users belong to which groups and enable or disable entire groups. Adding Groups 4.3.1. To add a group: Click 1. Add on the Groups page (Fig. 4.3.1-A). The Group Profile page opens (Fig. 4.3.1-B). Enter a name and description for the group. The description 2. only appears to the administrator as part of the Group Profile on this page (a). Select “enabled” to activate the group as soon as your 3. changes are applied. All user accounts on the 5big network are listed in the User 4. column. Select the users you want to be in the group. Click 5. Apply (b). Figure 4.3 Figure 4.3.1-A Figure 4.3.1-B
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LaCie 5big network Administering Your LaCie 5big network User Manual page 32 Setting Group Access to Shares 4.3.2. All of the shares on your 5big network are listed on the Shares tab of each group’s profile page. Shares have three access lev- els: Read & Write – ✦ ✦ groups with Read & Write access can up- load, 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 informa- tion. To set group access to shares (Fig. 4.3.2): Click the 1. Shares tab on the group’s Group Profile page (a). Select 2. Read & Write, Read Only or No Access for each share (b). No Access is selected by default. Click 3. Apply (c). Figure 4.3.2 Figure 4.3.3 Deleting Groups 4.3.3. On the Groups page, check the box beside each group you want to delete (a, Fig. 4.3.3) and click Remove (b). Important info: Deleting a group does not delete the users within the group. Go to the Users page to delete user accounts. Editing Groups 4.3.4. 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.
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LaCie 5big network Administering Your LaCie 5big network User Manual page 33 4.4. Shares Click on the Shares link in the navigation bar to open the Shares page (Fig. 4.4). Use this page to create, edit and delete shares. Creating Shares 4.4.1. To create a share: Click 1. Add on the Shares page. The Share Details page opens (Fig. 4.4.1-A). Enter a name and description for the share (a). The descrip- 2. tion only appears to the administrator as part of the Share Profile on this page. Technical note: The share name cannot contain any of the following characters: \ / [ ] : | < > + = ; , ? * @ and space. Select 3. Enabled from the Status menu to make the share ac- cessible. Select Disabled to create the share but make it inaccessible. To make the share accessible in read/write mode to anyone, 4. unclick the “Allow public read access” check box and click “Allow public read and write access”. No password is need- ed 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. Select the protocols which will be used to access the share. 5. You can choose from Windows , Apple (SMB), FTP or HTTP (Fig. 4.4.1-B). Click 6. Apply (b). Figure 4.4 Figure 4.4.1-A Figure 4.4.1-B
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LaCie 5big network Administering Your LaCie 5big network User Manual page 34 Deleting Shares 4.4.2. On the Shares page (Fig. 4.4.2), 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. Editing Shares 4.4.3. 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. 4.4.3). Figure 4.4.2 Figure 4.4.3
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LaCie 5big network Administering Your LaCie 5big network User Manual page 35 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 (Fig. 4.5). Active Directory 4.5.1. The 5big can join a Microsoft Active Directory. Active Directory is the directory service that is included with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft Windows 2000 Server. By creating a link between user accounts, mailbox accounts, and applica- tions, Active Directory simplifies the task of adding, modifying, and deleting user accounts. Integrating the 5big with your Ac- tive Directory allows the 5big to streamline the creation of users, groups, and access privileges. To connect, click on System > Join Domain. Enter a domain name, username, and password and click Join Domain. Configuration 4.5.2. Click on the System link in the navigation bar to open the Con- figuration page. This page displays basic information about the 5big network including the Machine name, the Windows work- group, time zone and date and time (a, Fig. 4.5.2-A). To change the machine name, highlight the machine name (“LaCie-5big” by default), delete it and enter a new name. Click Apply (b) Important info: The machine name can only contain the following 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). Figure 4.5 Figure 4.5.2-A
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LaCie 5big network Administering Your LaCie 5big network User Manual page 36 To change the time zone, click on the current time zone loca- tion to activate the time zone drop-down menu (a, Fig. 4.5.2-B) and select a location in your time zone. Click Apply (b). Technical note: The 5big network has a 30-minute time- out cycle. Selecting a different time zone may cause the 5big to log you out. If this happens, just log in again and return to the Configuration page. To change the date and time, select a time zone and click the Synchronize with PC button. The date and time will automati- cally synchronize with your computer. Click Apply (b). Network 4.5.3. The Network page allows you to choose how the IP address of the 5big network is obtained, either automatically from a DHCP server on your Network, or manually with settings that you in- put. Obtain IP from DHCP Server 4.5.3.1. If your 5big network is connected to a network with a DHCP server, simply check the “Automatic IP from DCHP server” box (Fig. 4.5.3.1). Your DHCP server will assign an IP address to the 5big network every time it connects to your network. Figure 4.5.3.1 Figure 4.5.2-B
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LaCie 5big network Administering Your LaCie 5big network User Manual page 37 Figure 4.5.3.2-B Configure IP Manually 4.5.3.2. This method is used when the LaCie 5big network is connected to a non-DHCP enabled network or if you have elected to manu- ally configure your IP. In this case, you will need to manually assign the correct network settings for your LaCie 5big network. Please check with your network administrator for more informa- tion about your network and which parameters you should use. For more information, see section 2.4. Configuring the LaCie 5big network on a Network Without a DHCP Server. Important info: If the DHCP server’s automatic IP ad- dress configuration function is selected/activated and there is no DHCP server on the network, the 5big network will check first the DHCP, then the APIPA. If no address is found, an ad- dress ranging from 169.254.1.1 to 169.254.254.254 will be assigned. Important info: The 5big network supports frame (i.e. packets) sizes larger than 1500 bytes on the Gigabit Ethernet interface (Fig. 4.5.3.2-B). JumboFrame capability extends sup- ported 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 admin- istrator. Figure 4.5.3.2-A
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LaCie 5big network Administering Your LaCie 5big network User Manual page 38 RAID 4.5.4. Use the disk page to change the RAID type and to view the status of the 5big’s RAID configuration. Changing the RAID mode 4.5.4.1. Select a RAID mode in the drop-down menu (a, Fig. 4.5.4.1-A) and click the Format button (b). 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 (Fig. 4.5.4.1-B). Caution: Formatting erases ALL data on the 5big network. Back up important files to another device before formatting. Available RAID modes: 4 Disks 5 Disks RAID 0 RAID 0 RAID 5 RAID 5 RAID 5+Spare RAID 5+Spare RAID 6 RAID 6 RAID 10 RAID 6+Spare RAID 10+Spare Rebuild times: The following chart shows the approximate time it takes to con- vert from a RAID 0 array to another mode. New Mode Total Size Approx. Time RAID 5 2.5TB 10 hours RAID 5 5TB 20 hours RAID 5 7.5TB 30 hours RAID 6 5TB 30 hours RAID 5+Spare 2.5TB 10 hours RAID 10+Spare 2.5TB 8 hours RAID 6+Spare 2.5TB 15 hours Figure 4.5.4.1-A Figure 4.5.4.1-B Technical note: If you purchased a 5big with four disks, when adding a fifth disk, the system will recognize it as a “spare” drive. For instance, if you have a RAID 5 array, you will auto- matically have a RAID 5+Spare array.
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LaCie 5big network Administering Your LaCie 5big network User Manual page 39 External Disks 4.5.5. 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. Important info: The 5big can’t read volumes on external drives larger than 2TB. Technical note: When shares are created from parti- tioned external hard drive volumes, they are initially named with a series of numbers and letters (a, Fig. 4.5.5-A). 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 section 4.2. Users. Formatting External Disks In order to use an external drive to back up the 5big, 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 5big because this file system for- mat is read-only when connected to the 5big. It is possible to format external volumes into the XFS file system using the 5big 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. 4.5.5-A). The disk will subsequently become available for backups. See 4.7. Backup for details. continued on the next page Figure 4.5.5-A
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LaCie 5big network Administering Your LaCie 5big network User Manual page 40 Partitions If the external drive is partitioned, each volume will appear as one share in the 5big network (Fig. 4.5.5-B). 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. 4.5.5-B). In Fig. 4.5.5-C, the volumes “LaCie1” and “LaCie2” (a) are vol- umes of a partitioned external hard drive that is not connected to the 5big 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 format- ted in one of the supported systems in order to mount on the LaCie 5big network: FAT32, FAT, NTFS, HFS+, EXT3, EXT2, REISERFS or XFS. Note that you can reformat external drives to the XFS file sys- tem using the 5big web interface. See page 39 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. Ejecting External Disks To disconnect an external hard drive from the 5big network, sim- ply unplug the hard drive. However, before disconnecting a drive, users are strongly ad- vised to check the activity LED on the external drive. Do not dis- connect a drive while the LED is flickering: you may loose data and the 5 Big system may fail in the future to connect external drives. If external drives do not mount or you experience incon- sistencies with external disks, restart the 5big. Figure 4.5.5-B Figure 4.5.5-C
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LaCie 5big network Administering Your LaCie 5big network User Manual page 41 Status 4.5.6. Click on Status under System in the navigation bar to display the system Status page (Fig. 4.5.6). On this page you can view the number of connected users, dis- able file server services (SMB, AFP, and FTP) and view, download or delete 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 (Fig. 4.5.6). To disable bonjour services with SMB, AFP, or FTP, uncheck the check box next to the cor- responding icon. Disabling bonjour for a given service does not disable the service. Maintenance 4.5.7. Click on Maintenance under System in the navigation bar to display the Maintenance page (Fig. 4.5.7). On this page you can view basic system information, manage updates, restart or shutdown the system (only if the power switch is in the AUTO position) and load new system configurations. Figure 4.5.6 Figure 4.5.7
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LaCie 5big network Administering Your LaCie 5big network User Manual page 42 Saving and Loading System 4.5.7.1. Configurations It’s a good idea to save your system configuration in case the 5big 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 configuration file. To save the current configuration: Click on 1. System and then Maintenance. Click the 2. Get Configuration button (Fig. 4.5.7.1-A). When the confirmation 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 5big network alone. If data loss occurs, the configuration file may also be lost. To load a saved configuration: Click on 1. System and then Maintenance. Click the 2. New Configuration button (Fig. 4.5.7.1-B). Click 3. Browse… and select a configuration file from your computer. Click 4. Apply. Figure 4.5.7.1-A Figure 4.5.7.1-B
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LaCie 5big network Administering Your LaCie 5big network User Manual page 43 Updating the System 4.5.7.2. Firmware updates may become available for the 5big network. To install firmware updates: Download updates from 1. www.lacie.com/support/down- loads/. Click the 2. Update the system tab (a) in Maintenance (Fig. 4.5.7.2). Click 3. New Update (b). Click 4. Browse… and select an update file from your com- puter. Click 5. 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 complete, the login page will open. Figure 4.5.7.2 Figure 4.5.7.3 Restart 4.5.7.3. To restart the 5big network, click the Restart button (Fig. 4.5.7.3). The restart process takes a few minutes. When the machine has restarted, the login page will open.
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LaCie 5big network Administering Your LaCie 5big network User Manual page 44 Shut Down 4.5.7.4. 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 (b) (Fig. 4.5.7.4). Technical note: If the on/auto/off power switch on the 5big is set to: ON: the Shut Down button will restart the 5big, not shut it down. AUTO, the Shut Down button will cause the 5big to enter standby mode. Important Info: Any data transfers underway during a shut down will be interrupted and data may be lost. Make sure no users are connected or transferring data to or from the 5big before shutting down.  System Log 4.5.8. The system log allows you to review the type, date, time, source and event ID of activities on the LaCie 5big network. To view the system log, select System > Status > View. Click Download to download the log or Delete to clear its con- tents. Figure 4.5.8 Figure 4.5.7.4
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LaCie 5big network Administering Your LaCie 5big network User Manual page 45 Wake on LAN (WOL) 4.5.9. This function enables you to enable waking the 5big remotely on the local area network (LAN). For WOL to work, the power switch must be in the AUTO position. This function is accessed using the LaCie Network Assistant software. Follow these steps to activate WOL: Click the LNA icon in your menu bar (Mac Users, figure 1. 4.5.9-A) or your task bar (Windows users) and click Wake Up a Device... In the window that opens (figure 4.5.9-B), select the device 2. and click Wake up. Figure 4.5.9-A Figure 4.5.9-B Figure 4.5.9-C
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LaCie 5big network Administering Your LaCie 5big network User Manual page 46 Figure 4.6-A Figure 4.6-C Figure 4.6-D Figure 4.6-B Download 4.6. The LaCie 5big Network has the capability to act as a torrent cli- ent. 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 tracking information and metadata about the files to be shared. The process of downloading files using torrents involves down- loading a torrent file using your PC/Mac and importing it into a torrent client (in this case, the 5big). Access the Download menu by clicking the Download tab in the left navigation menu. Enabling and Initiating Torrent Downloads Enable the service by clicking the Start Server button (Fig. 1. 4.6-A). Add a torrent by clicking the 2. Add Torrent button (Fig. 4.6-B) In the page that opens, click Browse to select a valid .tor- rent file located on your computer, rename the torrent file (optional), and select the directory where the download will be saved (Fig. 4.6-C). Configuring the Bittorrent Function To configure the bittorrent capability of your 5big Network, 1. click the Configuration button on the navigation menu on the left of the page (Fig. 4.6-D). Modify the available parameters and click the 2. Save Settings button. Technical note: Because the torrent client service uses bandwidth and system resources, multiple simultaneous down- loads can impact 5big performance.
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LaCie 5big network Administering Your LaCie 5big network User Manual page 47 Backup 4.7. When an external USB or eSATA hard disk is connected to your LaCie 5big network, you can perform manual, bidirectional backups of your files. Copy files from your LaCie 5big network to the external disk, or from the external disk to the LaCie 5big network. Important Info: In order to use an external drive to back up the 5big, 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 sys- tem using the 5big web interface. See 4.5.5. External 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: Connect an external USB or eSATA hard disk (see section 1. 3.4. Connecting External Hard Drives). Log in to the LaCie 5big network Administration Page (see 2. section 4.1. Accessing the Administration Page). Click 3. Backup on the Configuration page (Fig. 4.7-A). Give the backup a name and set its frequency (once, daily, 4. weekly, or monthly) and time (Fig 4.7-B) and click Next. Select a source folder (the folder to be backed up) and click 5. Next. Select a destination folder (where the backed up files will be 6. located) and click Next. Click 7. 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 Figure 4.7-B Figure 4.7-A
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LaCie 5big network Administering Your LaCie 5big network User Manual page 48 Click Start. An in-progress backup will be indicated with yel- 8. low highlighting (Fig. 4.7-C). An action bar will appear and the Start button will change 9. to Stop while the backup is in progress. When the backup is complete, the button will change back to Start. Click Stop to end the backup, if necessary. Successful backups will no longer be highlighted and will 10. show the date the backup was last completed (Fig. 4.7-D). 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 encrypted, and can be accessed from other computers or NAS (network-attached storage). Browse 4.8. Refer to section 3.3. Administration Page – Browse for details. Import (Snapshot) 4.9. When you plug an external device to one of the 5big’s ports and push the front button, the 5big 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. 4.9). Figure 4.7-D Figure 4.9 Figure 4.7-C
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LaCie 5big network RAID and Disks User Manual page 49 5. RAID and Disks The LaCie 5big network supports RAID levels 0 (default), 5, 5+spare, 6, 6+spare, and 10. Please see sections 5.2.-5.6. for detailed information on 5big RAID levels. The following chart sums up the strengths and weaknesses of each RAID level. See section 5.7. for information on removing and installing hard disks. See the following chapters 5.2.-5.6. for more details on the different RAID modes. 5.1. Changing the RAID Level Refer to section 4.5.4. RAID. RAID Mode Capacity (4 disks) Capacity (5 disks) Protection RAID 0 100% 100% RAID 5 75% 80% RAID 5+ Spare 50% 60% RAID 6 50% 60% RAID 6+ Spare N/A 40% RAID 10  50% N/A RAID 10+ Spare N/A 40% Important Info: 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. 1TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. Once formatted, the actual avail- able storage capacity varies depending on operating environ- ment (typically 10-15% less). For example, if the total disk size is 500 GB, the formatted capacity should be approximately 465 GB. If the used capacity is 145 GB, remaining capacity will be 320 GB.
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LaCie 5big network RAID and Disks User Manual page 50 RAID 0 5.2. RAID 0 (also called Spanning mode in some LaCie devices), is the fastest RAID mode. In a RAID 0 array, the available capacities of each disk are added together so that one logical volume mounts on the computer. If one physical disk in the array fails, the data of all disks be- comes inaccessible because parts of the data have been written to all disks. Applications RAID 0 is ideal for users who need maximum speed and ca- pacity. Video editors working with very large files may use RAID 0 when editing multiple streams of video for optimal playback performance. A RAID 0 array is more suited for actively working with files (editing video, for example) and should not be used as a single storage backup solution or on mission critical systems. How RAID 0 Capacity Is Calculated Each disk in a RAID 0 system should have the same capacity. Storage capacity in a RAID level 0 configuration is calculated by multiplying the number of drives by the disk capacity, or C = n*d, where: C = available capacity n = number of disks d = disk capacity For example, in a RAID 0 array with four drives each with a capacity of 1000GB, the total capacity of the array would be 4000GB: C = (4*1000) RAID 0 A1 B1 C1 D1 Disk 1 A2 B2 C2 D2 Disk 2 A3 B3 C3 D3 Disk 3 A4 B4 C4 D4 Disk 4 A5 B5 C5 D5 Disk 5

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