Internet Space

LaCie Internet Space manual

Internet Space

User manual for the LaCie Internet Space in English. This PDF manual has 68 pages.

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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Table of Contents User Manual page 1 Table of Contents Health and Safety Precautions........................................................................................................ 4 General Use Precautions............................................................................................................... 4 1. Introduction. .............................................................................................................. 5 1.1. Box Content................................................................................................................................. 6 1.2. Minimum System Requirements...................................................................................................... 7 1.3. Specifications and Services. ............................................................................................................ 8 1.4. Views of the Ethernet disk. .............................................................................................................. 9 2. Setting Up Your Ethernet disk.................................................................................. 10 2.1. Connect Your Ethernet disk.......................................................................................................... 11 2.2. Install and Configure Device........................................................................................................ 12 2.3. Install Desktop Applications......................................................................................................... 14 3. Connecting to Your Ethernet disk............................................................................ 15 3.1. HipServ™ Agent with QuickConnect............................................................................................. 16 3.2. LaCie Media Portal..................................................................................................................... 17 4. Sharing Your Content and Managing Files.............................................................. 18 4.1. About the Browser Interface......................................................................................................... 18 4.1.1. Welcome Home Page....................................................................................................... 18 4.1.2. Application Bar. ................................................................................................................ 19 4.1.3. Location Bar. .................................................................................................................... 19 4.1.4. Action Bar. ....................................................................................................................... 20 4.1.5. File List............................................................................................................................ 20 4.1.6. Search............................................................................................................................. 21 4.2. Family Library and My Library. ...................................................................................................... 21 4.3. Managing Files........................................................................................................................... 21 4.3.1. Creating Folders. .............................................................................................................. 22 4.3.2. Uploading Content........................................................................................................... 23 4.3.3. Downloading Content....................................................................................................... 24 4.3.4. Editing Files and Photos.................................................................................................... 25 4.3.5. Copying, Moving, or Deleting Files.................................................................................... 26 4.3.6. Renaming Files................................................................................................................. 27 4.3.7. Zip Files. .......................................................................................................................... 28 4.4. Sharing...................................................................................................................................... 29 4.4.1. Sharing Folders................................................................................................................ 29 4.4.2. Sending Sharing Invitation Email........................................................................................ 30 5. My Contacts. ............................................................................................................ 31 5.1. Adding Contacts......................................................................................................................... 32 5.2. Editing Contact Details................................................................................................................ 32 5.3. Creating Mailing Lists.................................................................................................................. 33 5.4. Importing Contacts. ..................................................................................................................... 34 5.5. Sending Email to Contacts........................................................................................................... 35 5.6. Deleting Contacts....................................................................................................................... 35 6. Digital Media Sharing and Home Entertainment..................................................... 36 7. Sync & Back Up Files. ............................................................................................... 38 7.1. DesktopMirror............................................................................................................................ 39
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Table of Contents User Manual page 2 7.1.1. Backing Up Files. .............................................................................................................. 39 7.1.2. Scheduling Backups.......................................................................................................... 40 7.1.3. Restoring Files.................................................................................................................. 40 7.1.4. DesktopMirror Synchronization Mode................................................................................. 41 7.1.5. MyBackup. ....................................................................................................................... 42 7.2. MySafe. ...................................................................................................................................... 42 7.2.1. Connecting an External USB Hard Drive............................................................................. 42 7.2.2. Backing Up Files to the USB Hard Drive. ............................................................................. 43 7.2.3. Restoring Files to the Ethernet disk. ..................................................................................... 43 7.2.4. Disconnecting your MySafe (USB) External Hard Drive. ......................................................... 44 8. Settings. ................................................................................................................... 45 8.1. General Settings......................................................................................................................... 46 8.2. MyContacts Settings.................................................................................................................... 47 8.3. File Settings................................................................................................................................ 47 9. Administration. ........................................................................................................ 48 9.1. Adding and Managing Users. ....................................................................................................... 49 9.1.1. Adding Users. ................................................................................................................... 49 9.1.2. User Management............................................................................................................ 49 9.2. Networking. ................................................................................................................................ 50 9.2.1. LAN Connection............................................................................................................... 50 9.2.2. Network Services.............................................................................................................. 50 9.2.3. Router Configuration........................................................................................................ 50 9.2.4. Windows Networking........................................................................................................ 51 9.3. Status. ........................................................................................................................................ 51 9.3.1. Disk Space Monitoring...................................................................................................... 51 9.3.2. Notifications. .................................................................................................................... 51 9.4. System....................................................................................................................................... 52 9.4.1. Setting the Date and Time................................................................................................. 52 9.4.2. Managing MySafe USB External Hard Drive........................................................................ 52 9.4.3. Registration...................................................................................................................... 53 9.4.4. Shutting Down or Restarting. .............................................................................................. 53 9.4.5. Software Update. .............................................................................................................. 53 10. Troubleshooting.................................................................................................... 54 11. Contacting Customer Support. ............................................................................... 55 12. Warranty Information. ........................................................................................... 57 Appendix A: Router Configuration. ............................................................................. 58 D-Link® Router Configuration. ............................................................................................................ 59 Linksys® Router Configuration............................................................................................................ 62 Netgear® Router Configuration.......................................................................................................... 65
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton 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, iPhone, iTunes, Macintosh, and FairPlay are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. Microsoft, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows 2000, Win- dows Millennium Edition, Windows XP, Windows Media, Windows Vista, and Xbox 360 are registered trademarks of Micro- soft Corporation. BlackBerry is registered trademark of Research In Motion. 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. 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 ROHS Compliance This product is ROHS compliant (Europe- an Directive 2002/95/EC on the Restric- tion of Hazardous Substances). 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 standards for home or office use LaCie Internet Space
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton 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 Internet ✦ ✦ Space 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 LaCie Internet Space contains no user-serviceable parts. If it appears to be malfunctioning, have it inspected by a qualified LaCie Technical Sup- port 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 Internet Space, 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 Internet Space are electri- cally grounded. If the devices are not grounded, there is an increased risk of electrical shock. Power require- ments 100-240 V~, X.x A, 60-50 Hz, (Supply voltage fluctuations not exceeding ± 10% of the nominal, transient over-voltages according to over-voltage category II). Health and Safety Precautions 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). Do not expose the LaCie Internet ✦ ✦ Space 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 Internet Space or dis- figure its casing. Avoid placing your LaCie Internet Space near a source of heat or exposing it to sunlight (even through a window). Inversely, placing your LaCie Internet Space in an en- vironment that is too cold or humid may damage the unit. Because of heat issues, LaCie rec- ✦ ✦ ommends that users do not stack more than two LaCie disks to- gether. When stacking two disks, environment temperature should not exceed 30°C (86°F). Always unplug the LaCie Internet ✦ ✦ Space 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-circuit- ing or fire. Use only the power supply shipped ✦ ✦ with the device. Do not use the LaCie Internet Space ✦ ✦ 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 Internet Space ✦ ✦ near sources of magnetic interference, such as computer displays, televisions or speakers. Magnetic interference can affect the operation and sta- bility of your LaCie Internet Space. Do not place heavy objects on top of the LaCie Internet Space or use ex- cessive force on it. Never use excessive force on your ✦ ✦ LaCie Internet Space. If you detect a problem, see the Troubleshooting section in this manual.
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Introduction User Manual page 5 Click a topic: Installation and setu ✦ ✦ p Connecting to your Ethernet dis ✦ ✦ k Administratio ✦ ✦ n Router Configuratio ✦ ✦ n Quick Links Introduction 1. Congratulations! As the owner of a LaCie Internet Space, you’ve taken the latest step in expanding your digital life. All of your digital media – photos, videos, music and computer files – are now available anywhere at home and wherever you have an Internet connection, whenever you want to access it. Whenever, Wherever Access At home, a friend’s house, an Internet café or the office, you can access your personal content at home from a computer, mobile phone, or any web enabled device, because the Ethernet disk is connected to the internet. Digitize Your Home Your Ethernet disk is a powerful digital media server (DMS) that can deliver your media throughout your home, playing stored content on computers (Windows® or Macintosh®) and many networked consumer electronic devices (game stations, UPnP- certified digital media players, and more). Store Your Stuff Your Ethernet disk provides a central location to store and orga- nize your valuable digital assets. Connect easily with HipServ™ Agent and back up your data with DesktopMirror to ensure that your precious content is saved and synchronized. Share Digital Content Go beyond simple photo album sharing. Allow friends and fam- ily to secure access to the specific content you choose to make available, whether it’s photos, word processing documents, video or music.
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Introduction User Manual page 6 Box Content 1.1. Your package contains the LaCie Internet Space and an acces- sories box containing items 2-5, listed below: LaCie Ethernet disk 1. Ethernet cable 2. Power supply 3. Utilities CD-ROM 4. Quick Install Guide 5. Important Info: Please save your packaging. In the event that the LaCie Ethernet disk should need to be repaired or serviced, it must be returned in its original packaging. 1 internet space DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Quick Install Guide 2 5 3 © 2008 LaCie, all rights reserved. 712088 080528 internet space v1.0 User Manuals and Utilities DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON 4
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Introduction User Manual page 7 Minimum System Requirements 1.2. Mac Users Mac OS X 10.3 or later ✦ ✦ CD-ROM drive ✦ ✦ Broadband internet connection ✦ ✦ Web browser (Safari™ 1.3, Firefox™ 2.0) ✦ ✦ Windows Users Windows® XP (SP2) or Windows Vista™ ✦ ✦ CD-ROM drive ✦ ✦ Broadband internet connection ✦ ✦ Web browser (Internet Explorer® 6.0, Safari™ 1.3, ✦ ✦ Firefox™ 2.0) Important Info: The Ethernet disk’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. Network Requirements Before connecting your Ethernet disk, make sure that your broad- band home network is running properly. Make sure you are able to access the Internet from your computer. HipServ™ automatically configures the majority of today’s con- sumer routers utilizing UPnP features. Make sure your router is UPnP-enabled. If the router is not UPnP enabled, refer to your router documentation for manual configuration help. To make use of all the Ethernet disk features, you will need the following: Ethernet router ✦ ✦ (UPnP capability preferred) Consumer Broadband Internet Connection: ✦ ✦ HipServ™ utilizes ports 80 (HTTP), 443 (HTTPS) and 22 (SSH). These ports must therefore be unblocked. In addition, in order to set up and create your web portal you must register your Ethernet disk. To do so, the ports 22 (SSH) and 80 (HTTP) or 443 (HTTPS) must be unblocked. Once the setup has completed, in order to access your Ethernet disk remotely, the ports 1194 (or 1195) and 443 must be opened. Technical note: If you want to access your Ethernet Disk remotely via FTP and not via the web portal, the port 21 must be unblocked. Internet gateway/router providing DHCP service with ✦ ✦ UPnP enabled: If the router does not have UPnP or if UPnP is not enabled, see the troubleshooting section for enabling UPnP and the automated setup or manual configuration of the router to enable remote access. USB hard drive (for backing up your Ethernet disk to MySafe ✦ ✦ only) Minimum Computer Requirements
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Introduction User Manual page 8 Included Software System Software: Axentra HipServ™ Desktop Software: HipServ™ Desktop Agent, QuickConnect, Desktop Mirror (Backup & Sync) for Windows and Mac Services Includes free personal remote access. Operates on any broadband connection. Ethernet disk Supported Media Formats Media Type Supported Formats Image JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF Audio MP3, WMA, WAV, 3GP, M4A, MP4, LPCM, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, MP2, AC3, MPA, MP1, AIF NOTE: iTunes unprotected DRM files are “M4A” audio files. Video files are M4V and protected music is in M4P (protected music can be played on computers au- thorized to play it). Video MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG2-TS, MPEG4, AVI, WMV, VOB, DivX, 3GP, VDR, ASF, MPE, DVR-MS, Xvid, M1V, M4V Web Portal Supported Media Formats Media Type Supported Formats Image JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF Audio MP3, WMA Video MPG (MPEG-1), AVI, WMV UPnP Media Player Compatibility UPnP-AV certified media players (DMP) and adapters (DMA) and DLNA-certified devices. Supported Mobile Devices Mobile devices with embedded Windows® Mobile 5 & 6, iPhone, Blackberry series 7200, 8100, 8300, 8700, 8800 Note: The actual formats supported depend on the individual client media rendering devices (DMAs). 1.3. Specifications and Services
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Introduction User Manual page 9 Views of the Ethernet disk 1.4. Rear View The USB expansion port on the rear of the Ethernet disk is used to connect another external USB hard drive or USB key. Using the MySafe(USB) feature in the web portal, you can to back up shares on your Ethernet disk to the external disk. This pro- cess will protect your precious files from loss. See sections 9.4.2. Managing MySafe USB External Hard Drive and 7. Sync & Back Up Files for more information. important info: Do not connect the Ethernet disk directly to your computer via the USB port. The USB port is intended only for connection of other USB storage devices. Power button 1. Power input connection 2. USB Expansion port 3. Ethernet port 4. important info: It is recommended not to stack more than two LaCie disks together. When stacking two disks, envi- ronment temperature should not exceed 30°C (86°F). 1 3 2 4
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Setup User Manual page 10 2. Setting Up Your Ethernet disk Follow these steps to get your Ethernet disk up and running: Step 1 – Section 2.1. Connect your Ethernet disk Step 2 – Section 2.2. Install and Configure Device Step 3 – Section 2.3. Install Desktop Applications Once you’ve completed these installation steps, move on to sec- tion 3. Connecting to Your Ethernet disk.
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Setup User Manual page 11 2.1. Connect Your Ethernet disk Connect the Power Supply The power supply kit is composed of two cables (Fig. 2.1-A): 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 Ethernet disk. Connect Cable 2. B to the power supply brick (C). Connect Cable 3. B to a surge protector or wall outlet. 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. Connect the Ethernet Cable Connect the included Ethernet cable to your Ethernet disk 1. and to your router (A, Fig. 2.1-B). Press the power button on the back of the drive (B, Fig. 2. 2.1-B). Continue to the next step. 3. A B C Figure 2.1-B Figure 2.1-A Router or hub IN OUT A B
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Setup User Manual page 12 2.2. Install and Configure Device Registration and Setup: Insert the LaCie Utilities CD into your computer’s CD or DVD 1. drive to begin the Ethernet disk Setup program. Choose the language. 2. On the Ethernet disk Setup page, click 3. Step 1 Setup (Fig. 2.2-A) and follow the on-screen instructions. On the End User License Agreement page, click 4. Agree. On the Registration page (a, Fig. 2.2-B) enter the 16-letter 5. product key located on the Utilities CD-ROM sleeve (do not include the dashes) and give your Ethernet disk a name (b). The name you enter here is not case sensitive and will be the “Portal Name” you use to log in to your Ethernet disk. Click Next. Important info: Keep this information in a safe place, because you will need it later to log in to your personal web portal. Important note: The portal name cannot include spaces and must be unique. If the portal name you want to use has already been created by another user, you will have to use a different one. Technical note: This name also constitutes the name of your personal web portal. If you registered as “Smith,” for ex- ample, you could access the portal via www.homelacie.com or www.smith.homelacie.com. (continued on next page) Figure 2.2-A Figure 2.2-B a b
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Setup User Manual page 13 On the Administrator Account Creation page (Fig. 2.2-D), 6. enter a username (a), password (b), and password confirma- tion (c). You will use the user name and password you enter here to log in to your Ethernet disk when setup is complete. Click Next. Important info: Keep this information in a safe place, because you will need it later to log in to your personal web portal. important info: The username and password are both case sensitive. Setup will check your router for UPnP compatibility and auto- 7. matically configure it to communicate with homelacie.com. Technical note: Router setup varies. Please see Appendix A for information on proper router setup. On the Notifications page, enter the email addresses where 8. you want notices, errors and update information sent to. Click Next. The Summary page will display the IP address (Fig. 2.2-E) of 9. your Ethernet disk on your home network (ex. 192.168.1.5). Click 10. Next. When setup is complete, the Finish page will open. Click 11. Finish and continue to section 2.3. Install Desktop Applica- tions. Figure 2.2-D Figure 2.2-E a b c
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Setup User Manual page 14 2.3. Install Desktop Applications When you have finished configuring your Ethernet disk return to the Setup page and click Step 2 Install Desktop Applications (Fig. 2.3) and follow the on-screen instructions. The desktop applications that will be installed during this step are HipServ™ Desktop Agent (to directly access the Ethernet disk and its functions on your computer) and HipServ™ Desktop Mirror (to backup the local computers). NOTE: To install Desktop Applications on additional comput- ers, insert the HipServ™ Setup CD into the computer’s CD- or DVD drive and repeat Step 2 Install Desktop Applications for each additional computer. Figure 2.3
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Connecting Your Internet Space User Manual page 15 3. Connecting to Your Ethernet disk There are several ways to connect to HipServ™ to save or re- trieve your media. Choose the method that works best for you and the way you like to use your computer. Method 1 – Section 3.1. HipServ™ Agent with Quick- Connect works like your Windows Explorer or Macin- tosh Finder and is a fast way to access or upload files. Method 2 – Section 3.2.LaCie Media Portal is a univer- sal interface that works from any web browser that has an Internet connection and can be used either on your local network or across the Internet. A Drag and Drop mode makes uploading files easy.
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Connecting Your Internet Space User Manual page 16 Figure 3.1-B Figure 3.1-A Figure 3.1-C 3.1. HipServ™AgentwithQuickConnect The fastest and easiest method of connecting to your Ethernet disk is to use the HipServ™ Desktop Agent (see 2.3. Install Desktop Applications). The Desktop Agent will automatically con- nect you to your Ethernet disk folders using Windows Explorer or Mac Finder or automatically navigate to your device using your default Web browser. HipServ™ Desktop Agent uses QuickConnect to find your Ethernet disk, but QuickConnect is also installed as a separate application: Windows users: ✦ ✦ Start > Programs > HipServ™ Desktop Applications > QuickConnect Mac users: ✦ ✦ Applications > HipServ™ Desktop Applications > SmartFolderShortcut Accessing folders using Windows Explorer or Mac Finder: The first time you use your Ethernet disk, you’ll probably want to transfer your digital library from your computer to the Ethernet disk. The fastest and easiest way to do this is to open an Win- dows Explorer window or a Mac Finder window and simply drag and drop files from your computer to your Ethernet disk. This method works much better for transferring large folders contain- ing many large files (like your music library) than does the brows- er interface. You might find that this method is more comfortable for everyday use because it’s exactly the same as managing any other folder on your computer. Windows Users Click on the HipServ™ Agent icon in the system tray (Fig. 1. 3.1-A). Select 2. Explore my HipServ™ folders. QuickConnect will determine the status of your connection to your Ethernet disk. Select the first option, showing your Ethernet disk’s web ad- 3. dress and “(home)”. Click OK. Enter your username and password. Click 4. OK. A Windows Explorer window will open displaying the three 5. default folders – FamilyLibrary, MyBackup and MyLibrary (Fig. 3.1-B). Now just open the folders on your Ethernet disk and drag 6. files from your desktop or from another Explorer window (Fig. 3.1-C).
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Connecting Your Internet Space User Manual page 17 Mac Users Right-click (control-click) on the HipServ™ Agent icon in the 1. dock (Fig. 3.1-D). Select Explore my HipServ™ folders (Fig. 3.1-E). QuickCon- 2. nect will determine the status of your connection to your Eth- ernet disk. Select the first option, showing your Ethernet disk’s web ad- 3. dress and “(home)”. Click OK. Enter your username and password. Click 4. OK. A Finder window will open displaying the three default folders 5. – FamilyLibrary, MyBackup and MyLibrary. 3.2. LaCie Media Portal The LaCie Media Portal web interface is the most common and most universal method of connectivity for web-enabled devices. Combined with HipServ’s™ whenever, wherever capability, the experience at home is the similar to the experience on the road, whether you’re using a laptop computer or a web-enabled mo- bile device (compatible devices listed in section 1.3.). To connect to your Ethernet disk using a Web browser: Open your web browser (Internet Explorer®, Safari™ or Fire- 1. fox™) and go to www.homelacie.com. Or use HipServ Desk- top Agent and select Navigate to my HipServ (www). Enter the portal name you created in Setup. 2. Enter the user name and password you created in Setup. 3. Select 4. Remember Me to automatically fill the portal name and user name fields when you return to this page. Click 5. Sign In. Figure 3.1-D Figure 3.1-E
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Sharing Your Content & Managing Files User Manual page 18 4. Sharing Your Content and Managing Files First, a few common terms: Applications: refers to the different screens available when you sign in to your Ethernet disk with a web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari), such as FamilyLibrary, MyLibrary or MyBackup. Upload: the act of transferring files from your computer to your Ethernet disk. Download: the opposite of Upload – the act of transferring files from your Ethernet disk to your computer. Sharing: Controlling who can access your files (such as a photo album, or home video). They can be made available to only you, to the whole world, or to only a specified group of people. Invitations to remotely access content on your Ethernet disk can be sent to friends and family through an email that includes a secure link. technical note: using the web interface, the uploading file size is limited to 2.5GB. File management and sharing are the primary functions of the Ethernet disk. In this section, you’ll learn how to use the browser interface to access, download, upload and share your files. About the Browser Interface 4.1. Take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the parts of the Ethernet disk interface. The interface has five main parts: Application Bar, Location Bar, Action Bar, File List and Search. The Welcome Home page is where you’ll start after logging in. Welcome Home Page 4.1.1. When you log in to your Ethernet disk the personalized Welcome Home page opens. From this page you can access all of the ap- plications you’ll need to manage your Ethernet disk. Note: Although you can switch between applications at any time, just click the blue LaCie logo in the upper left corner of the page if you want to return to this page at any time. Figure 4.1
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Sharing Your Content & Managing Files User Manual page 19 Application Bar 4.1.2. Use the Application Bar to quickly access different applications or to return to the Welcome Home page by clicking on the LaCie logo button. Location Bar 4.1.3. Use the Location Bar to see the path to the file or folder you are currently viewing. The folder you’re currently viewing is listed on the right side of the list with each previous folder in the path to its left. In the figure below, “Frosty Day” is the current folder. Click on any previous location in the path to jump to that location. Use the Up One Level button to move up one step in the path.
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Sharing Your Content & Managing Files User Manual page 20 Action Bar 4.1.4. Use the Action Bar to perform various tasks to files or folders, to change the view of the file list or to get help. The Download, Edit, Copy, Delete, Move, Rename, Zip, and Share buttons are grayed out (inactive) if no files or folders are selected in the File List. See Fig. 4.1.4-A. Selecting a file activates all actions except Share (Fig. 4.1.4-B). Selecting a folder deactivates Download and Edit (Fig.4.1.4-C). File List 4.1.5. The File List displays all files and folders in the location you are viewing. Folders are listed before individual files. Select files and folders using the check boxes to the right of each filename or select the check box beside Name to select them all. In Figure 4.1.5 at right, the filenames are sorted alphabetically in ascending order, as indicated by the downward-pointing ar- row to the right of the Name column header. To sort files ac- cording to their type or size, click on the blue square to the right of Type or Size. Click once to sort in ascending order or twice to click in descending order. The columns in the File List change depending on the applica- tion you are using (FamilyLibrary, MyLibrary, MySafe, etc.). Figure 4.1.4-A Figure 4.1.4-B Figure 4.1.4-C Figure 4.1.5
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Sharing Your Content & Managing Files User Manual page 21 Search 4.1.6. To search for files or folders by name and by tag, click in the Search field, enter keywords to search for and click Go. Search results appear in the File List area. Figure 4.1.6. shows the results for a search on the keyword “photos.” To start a new search, click Clear and enter new keywords. Family Library and My Library 4.2. Files placed in the FamilyLibrary can be made accessible to all users with accounts on the Ethernet disk. FamilyLibrary contains default folders for FamilyDocuments, Fami- lyMusic, FamilyPhotos and FamilyVideos. Any user with access can add new folders or subfolders. Files can also be shared with anyone on the Internet or with a Digital Me- dia Player (DMP) in your home. Files placed in MyLibrary folders are only accessible to the user who placed them there. Each user who logs in only sees the files in their own MyLibrary. The same de- fault folders exist as in the FamilyLibrary, and the same rules apply to creating new folders and to sharing files. Managing Files 4.3. Use the Actions Bar to perform file management tasks such as uploading and downloading, moving, renaming, deleting and editing files. The actions available in the Action Bar of each ap- plication vary depending on the action and the combination of files and folders you have selected. All actions are listed in this section. Actions unique to a particular application are labeled accordingly. For information on sharing, see section 4. Sharing Your Content and Managing Files. Figure 4.1.6 Figure 4.2
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Sharing Your Content & Managing Files User Manual page 22 Creating Folders 4.3.1. Available in: FamilyLibrary, MyLibrary and MyBackup To create a new folder in any location: Click the 1. Create Folder button (Fig. 4.3.1-A). The New Folder window opens (Fig. 4.3.1-B). Enter a name for your new folder in the “Name” field. 2. Choose a location for your new folder from the “Create in” 3. menu. Double-click on a folder in the Create in menu to see its sub-folders. Click 4. Create Folder. The new folder appears in the location you selected. Figure 4.3.1-A Figure 4.3.1-B
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Sharing Your Content & Managing Files User Manual page 23 Uploading Content 4.3.2. Available in: FamilyLibrary, MyLibrary and MyBackup To upload files or folders: Navigate to the folder you want to upload files to. 1. Click the 2. Upload button. The Upload window opens. Select 3. Manual Upload (selected by default) or Drag and Drop. See below. Manual Upload For each file you want to add, click the Choose File button and select the file to upload. When you have made your selections, click the Upload button. Technical note: Folders cannot be uploaded with the Manual Upload tool. To upload folders, use Drag and Drop. Drag and Drop Drag and Drop is simple. Just open a Windows Explorer window (Windows) or a Finder window (Mac), find the file or folder you want to upload and drag it into the area indicated in the Upload window (Fig. 4.3.2-B). You can drag and drop files from multiple locations on your computer, but they will all be uploaded to the same folder on your Ethernet disk. Important info: You must have Java installed on your computer to use Drag and Drop. If Java is not installed on your computer, use the prompts in the Drag and Drop window to download and install Java. Please note that you may need to close and restart your browser for changes to take effect. Figure 4.3.2-A Figure 4.3.2-B
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Sharing Your Content & Managing Files User Manual page 24 Downloading Content 4.3.3. Available in: FamilyLibrary, MyLibrary and MyBackup To download files from your Ethernet disk: Open the folder containing the files you want to download. 1. Select files to download by marking the boxes by the file- 2. names in the File List (Fig. 4.3.3). Technical note: Folders cannot be downloaded. Select individual files or groups of files. Click the 3. Download button. The Save Files window opens. In the Save Files window, click the 4. Download button beside each file to download it. All files are downloaded to your browser’s default download location, just like other files you download from the Internet. Click 5. Done to close the window. Figure 4.3.3
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Sharing Your Content & Managing Files User Manual page 25 Editing Files and Photos 4.3.4. Available in: FamilyLibrary, MyLibrary and MyBackup The Edit action will allow you to edit / modify files with actions that are relevant to the file type. For most file types, you can only add and edit tags applied to the files. For photo files, you can add and edit tags, add and edit captions, and perform some simple image manipulations. To edit files: Open the folder containing the files you want to edit. 1. Select a file to edit by marking the box by the filename in the 2. File List. Click the 3. Edit button in the action bar. The Edit Photo window opens (Fig.4.3.4-A). 4. Note: If you select more than one photo file you will not be able to edit photo captions. If you select a photo file and non- photo file, the Edit Tags (Fig. 4.3.4-B) window will open. In either case, some of the options below may not apply. Add a caption in the Caption field. 5. Select image transformations from the Transform menu. 6. Add tags in the Tags field (or Add Tags field), separated by 7. commas (eg. cat,black,eyes,animal). Click 8. Save Changes. Figure 4.3.4-A Figure 4.3.4-B
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Sharing Your Content & Managing Files User Manual page 26 Copying, Moving, or Deleting Files 4.3.5. Available in: FamilyLibrary, MyLibrary and MyBackup The Copy action will allow you to copy files from one folder to another on your Ethernet disk. You can copy multiple files at once, but they must be copied to the same destination folder To copy files: Open the folder containing the files you want to copy. 1. Select the files you want to copy from the File List. 2. Click the 3. Copy button in the action bar. The Copy window opens (Fig. 4.3.5-A). Select the destination folder from the “Copy to” menu. 4. Click 5. Copy. The files will be copied to the destination folder and the Copy window will close when the copy is complete. To delete files: Important info: Files and folders can be deleted from any folder. Deleted files cannot be retrieved. Open the folder containing the files or folders you want to 1. delete. Select files and folders by marking the box by the file name 2. in the File List. Click the 3. Delete button in the action bar. The Delete win- dow opens (Fig. 4.3.5-B). The files you selected to delete are listed. Make sure you’re ready to delete all listed files and then click 4. the Delete button. Figure 4.3.5-A Figure 4.3.5-B
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Sharing Your Content & Managing Files User Manual page 27 To move files: Files and folders can be moved to any folder a user has access to. The Move action is helpful in keeping files organized. Open the folder containing the files or folders you want to 1. move. Select files and folders to move by marking the box by the 2. filename in the File List. Click the 3. Move button in the action bar. The Move window opens (Fig. 4.3.5-C). The files you selected to move are listed. Select the destination folder from the “Move to” menu. 4. Click the 5. Move button. Renaming Files 4.3.6. Available in: FamilyLibrary, MyLibrary and MyBackup You can rename files or folders using the Rename action. To rename files: Open the folder containing the files or folders you want to 1. rename. Select files and folders to move by marking the box by the 2. filename in the File List. Click the 3. Rename button in the action bar. The Rename window opens (Fig. 4.3.6). The files you selected to move are listed in text boxes. Click in a text box to change a file name. 4. When you’re done changing file names, click the 5. Rename button. Figure 4.3.5-C Figure 4.3.6
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Sharing Your Content & Managing Files User Manual page 28 Zip Files 4.3.7. Available in: FamilyLibrary, MyLibrary and MyBackup The Zip action is useful when you want to download a large number of files, or an entire folder, that would normally take a long time to download. Zipping compresses the files and puts them in a single .zip archive file which you can download more quickly than many separate files. Files and entire folders can be zipped. To zip files: Open the folder containing the files or folders you want to 1. zip. Select files and folders to move by marking the box by the 2. filename in the File List. Click the 3. Zip button in the action bar. The Zip window opens (Fig. 4.3.7). Make sure you want to zip all of the listed files an folders and 4. click the Zip button. Note: Large files may take several minutes to zip. Figure 4.3.7
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Sharing Your Content & Managing Files User Manual page 29 Sharing 4.4. These instructions apply to all of the applications that handle files, such as FamilyLibrary, MyLibrary and MyBackup. Changing a folder’s sharing state (who is allowed to view it) is managed the same way in each application. You can also make folders with media files available to a Digital Media Player (DMP) on your home network (see section 6. Digital Media Sharing and Home Entertainment). Sharing Folders 4.4.1. The Ethernet disk makes it easy to share folders with people on the Internet. You can control what information you publish on the Internet using the Ethernet disk sharing facilities. You can only share folders, not individual files; when a folder’s sharing state is set, all files within that folder acquire the same sharing state, so make sure you’re prepared to share everything within a shared folder. Folders have three sharing options: Private: Only you can see these folders, and then only when you are signed in to your Ethernet disk. Any information which is not private is said to be “published”. Shared: Published only to people with whom you choose to share it. This is accomplished by creating a Sharing List (see “Managing Sharing Lists” be- low). Public: Published for anyone on the Internet to see. Individual applications will display the public URL for these folders. A folder’s current sharing state is displayed under the Shar- ing column (Fig. 4.4.1-A), as one of the above three icons. To change the folder’s sharing state, click on one of the two other (gray) icons in the Sharing column or select the folders you want to share and click the Share button in the action bar. (continued on next page) Figure 4.4.1-A
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Sharing Your Content & Managing Files User Manual page 30 If you click on the Shared icon in the Sharing column (or the Share button in the action bar and then, Choose Users) the Share Access window will open (Fig. 4.4.1-B). Add users or contact lists to the Allowed Access list by selecting 1. them in the Address Book list and then clicking Add. Select the “Allow these users to upload files” check box to give 2. users in the Allowed Access list the ability to upload files to the folder or folders you are sharing with them. When you click 3. Save, the Sharing Email window will open with an automatically-generated email message with instruc- tions for your friends about accessing your content. See section 4.4.2. Sending Sharing Invitation Email. Note: See section 5. MyContacts for information about creat- ing contacts and contact lists (mailing lists). 4.4.2. Sending Sharing Invitation Email Sharing invitation emails make it easy for your contacts to ac- cess the content you want to share with them. When you share a folder, as described above, an email message is automatically generated. Embedded in the message is a link to your content. All your friends have to do is click on the link for immediate ac- cess. To send a sharing invitation email: Follow the steps for sharing a folder in section 4.4.1. 1. above. A default message appears in the Message content area of 2. the Sharing Email window (Fig. 4.4.2). You can change this message if you want. The link to you content will be included in the message even if you delete all of the text. Select the recipients you want to send the message to. 3. Click 4. Send Email. important info: If you do not send this email your con- tacts won’t have the web address and won’t be able to ac- cess the shared folder. The step above, Share Access, is not sufficient, the Sending Sharing Invitation Email is necessary to enable sharing. Figure 4.4.1-B Figure 4.4.2
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton MyContacts User Manual page 31 5. My Contacts MyContacts allows you to create an email contact lists for shar- ing files. A mailing list is simply a collection of your contacts that can be given access to groups of your files as you choose. You can also use MyContacts as your everyday address book – you can add up to 6 phone numbers, a home address, a work address and two email addresses for every contact in your MyContacts. Figure 5
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton MyContacts User Manual page 32 Adding Contacts 5.1. To add a contact: Click the 1. New Contact button in the action bar. Enter contact details on each of the three tabs in the Contact 2. Details window – Basics, Email/Phone and Address. Note: Display name and Email on the Basics tab are required, but all other information is optional. Editing Contact Details 5.2. To edit contact details, like name, email address, phone num- ber, etc., either click on the contact name in the contacts list or select multiple contacts from the list using the check boxes and click Edit in the action bar. A Contact Details window for each selected contact will open. Figure 5.1
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton MyContacts User Manual page 33 Creating Mailing Lists 5.3. You can use mailing lists to share folders with groups of people. For example, you can share a folder of vacation pictures with several family members. To create a mailing list: Click the 1. New List button in the action bar. The Add Mailing List window opens (Fig. 5.3). All contacts in your address book are listed in the Address 2. Book list. Select the contacts you want to add to the mailing list and click Add. The added names appear in the This List list. When you’re 3. done adding names, click Save. The mailing list will appear in your address book. Figure 5.3
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton MyContacts User Manual page 34 Importing Contacts 5.4. If you already have a large address book in either Mozilla/ Netscape 7 or Outlook Express, you can export the address book as an .ldif or .csv file and import it directly into MyContacts. To import contacts: Click the 1. Import button in the action bar. Follow the instructions in the Import Contacts window for ex- 2. porting the proper type of file. Click 3. Browse… to locate the file on your computer. Click 4. Import Mozilla Contacts or Import Outlook Express Contacts. Match the columns of your exported file to the corresponding 5. contact details fields (Fig. 5.4-B, .csv shown). Click Con- tinue. Note: You can simplify the matching process by removing un- necessary fields from your exported .csv file by opening the file in a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel and deleting empty columns. In the .csv file used for Fig. 5.4-B, all columns but First Name, Last Name and Email address 1 were deleted. MyContacts will import contacts from Windows .csv files export- ed from any email program. Mac users, be sure to save your file as a Windows .csv file. Figure 5.4-A Figure 5.4-B
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton MyContacts User Manual page 35 Sending Email to Contacts 5.5. To send an email to your contacts, select contact from the con- tacts list and click the Send Email button. Your default email application will open with the selected contacts in the To: line. Deleting Contacts 5.6. To delete contacts: Select the contacts you want to delete from the list using the check boxes. Click Delete in the action bar. The Delete Contacts window opens (Fig. 5.6). Make sure you want to delete all listed contacts and click De- lete. Figure 5.6
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Digital Media Sharing & Home Entertainment User Manual page 36 The Ethernet disk’s Digital Media Server (DMS) component al- lows you to access and play your digital media – photos, videos and music – on a broad range of digital media players (DMPs) at home and on the road. At home, you could listen to digi- tal music stored on the Ethernet disk over your high end audio system in the den while simultaneously streaming video to your UPnP-certified TV in the living room. Access home camcorder video, recorded TV or downloaded video podcasts stored on your Ethernet disk on your Digital Video Recorder (DVR) or PC or DMP anywhere in the house (because these devices are certi- fied). Your Ethernet disk is Digital Media Player- (UPnP Audio Video) compatible. Digital Media Server (DMS) Ethernet disk includes DMS support for several protocols, mak- ing digital media available to the broadest range of DMPs sup- porting a variety of industry standards. To enable a folder for sharing with DMPs: Locate the folder you want to share in FamilyLibrary or MyLi- 1. brary and select its check box. In the Media column, click on the TV icon to enable sharing. The 2. icon appears in full color when sharing is activated. See Fig. 6. Any digital media players connected to network will detect 3. playable media on the Ethernet disk. Note: Please refer to you DMPs documentation for informa- tion on playback of shared content. Digital Media Players (DMP) Digital Media Players provide the ability to play back your me- dia. Sometimes called a client/server model, all your media can be stored on your Ethernet disk and that content can be enjoyed on any digital media player in the home. There are several ex- amples of digital media players, and each type of player may provide different functions. Some DMPs are dedicated to music, others full audio/video. Several of the leading gamestations now offer DMP functionality. Some of the newest IP enabled TVs also provide integrated DMP capability. For interoperation, DMPs need to be compatible with the DMS in several areas: Networking Protocol, Device and Service Discov- ery and Controls, Media Format and Transport, Media Manage- ment, and any applicable Digital Rights Management (DRM) / content protection that the content creator may have applied. 6. Digital Media Sharing and Home Entertainment Figure 6
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Digital Media Sharing & Home Entertainment User Manual page 37 Digital Media Standards The Ethernet disk supports a variety of digital media standards. The most common standard is UPnP / UPnP AV. Other standards include DLNA™ (Digital Living Network Association), iTunes, Windows Media Connect and many more. HipServ™ supports the broadest range of digital media players through standard and optional modules that can support specific DMPs. UPnP and UPnP-AV (Universal Plug and Play and UPnP – Audio Video) are the most commonly supported and most basic stan- dard that is incorporated into the majority of devices. iTunes Server Apple has its own protocol known as iTunes. All HipServ’s™ in- clude iTunes Server support. Computers and DMPs with iTunes™ support can enjoy their media that is stored on the HipServ™. Selected protected content using Apple’s FairPlay DRM will need to adhere to the rules that the content creator has specified. HipServ™ complies to these requirements and will allow play- back if those requirements are met. When UPnP sharing for a folder on your Ethernet disk is turned on, the device will appear in iTunes under Shared. Windows Media Microsoft’s protocol is known as Windows Media or Windows Media Connect. This protocol is supported on all windows PCs and the Microsoft Xbox360. Networked Xbox360 game stations can support full DMP functionality for music, photo and video playback with a direct connection to the HipServ™, without the need for a PC nor MediaCenter PC. DLNA is a common standards organization for digital media. To learn more about how DLNA works, visit: http://www.dlna.org/ Note: See section 1.3. Specifications and Services for a list of supported media, mobile devices and UPnP devices.
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Sync & Backup Files User Manual page 38 7. Sync & Back Up Files Back Up Your Computers – 7.1. DesktopMIrror HipServ™ DesktopMirror allows you to easily backup or syn- chronize files from your desktop computers to your Ethernet disk. When the file in one location changes (for example, you change some text in a document on your Personal Computer) the file is synchronized with its copy on the Ethernet disk so that the chang- es are reflected in both locations. Synchronization is sometimes known as replication, because that is essentially what is happen- ing: the changed file in one location is being replicated in the other location, replacing the out of date version. Files you back up with DesktopMirror appear in MyBackup on your Ethernet disk and are accessible in the same way that files in your FamilyLibrary and MyLibrary are. Back Up Your Ethernet disk – 7.2. MySafe As an added layer of data safety, you can also use the MySafe application to back up the most important files on your Ethernet disk to an external USB hard drive you attach to it.
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Sync & Backup Files User Manual page 39 7.1. DesktopMirror Use DesktopMirror, installed from the setup CD, to back up im- portant files on your computers and then synchronize files so you can work on the same file from different computers. Backing Up Files 7.1.1. First, install DesktopMirror if you haven’t already done so. See Setup Step 4 for more information on installing desktop applica- tions. Open DesktopMirror: Windows users: ✦ ✦ Start > Programs > HipServ™ Desktop Applications > DesktopMirror Mac users: ✦ ✦ Applications > HipServ™ Desktop Applica- tions Note: The first time you use DesktopMirror, the configuration wiz- ard may open. Just follow the instructions in the wizard and make sure you have your portal name, user name and password handy. To back up files: In the main DesktopMirror window, click the 1. Add… button (Fig. 7.1.1). Select the folder you want to back up and click 2. OK. The folder appears in the Folder list with its file path. Repeat Steps 1 & 2 for all folders you want to back up. 3. Click 4. Backup All to back up all of the folders in the Folder list, or select the files you want to back up and click Backup Item(s). When the backup is complete, the folders will appear in MyBackup. 5. Note: DesktopMirror can be installed on the local networked computers only. It cannot be used remotely on a computer not con- nected to your network. Figure 7.1.1
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Sync & Backup Files User Manual page 40 7.1.2. Scheduling Backups You can create a backup schedule using DesktopMirror’s Sched- ule Feature. Creating a schedule means you never have to re- member to back up your important data. DesktopMirror remem- bers for you. To create a backup schedule: Select 1. Tools > Options in DesktopMirror. The Options window opens. Click on the Schedule button at the top of the window. Select 2. Timed Backup. To select a timed interval for your backup, select 3. backup ev- ery. To select a specific time and day to perform the backup, select Backup at. Click 4. OK. The backup schedule is activate immediately. Restoring Files 7.1.3. After you’ve backed up files to MyBackup using DesktopMirror, you can restore them to their original location on your computer using the Restore feature. Remember, restoring files overwrites all of the files in MyBackup. Important info: Do not move files you have backed up or change the name of the files on MyBackup. When you re- store files from your original backup, two folders will be created and the files will not synchronize. To restore files: In the main DesktopMirror window, select the folders you 1. want to restore and click the Restore button (a, Fig. 7.1.3). A dialog box will open asking if you are sure you want to 2. overwrite the files in MyBackup. Click OK if you are sure. DesktopMirror will restore the files to MyBackup from your 3. computer. Check the status of the restore in the status bar at the bottom of the window (b, Fig. 7.1.3). Figure 7.1.2 Figure 7.1.3 a b
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Sync & Backup Files User Manual page 41 DesktopMirror Synchronization Mode 7.1.4. You can use DesktopMirror’s Synchronization mode to copy files both ways – from your Ethernet disk to your computer and from your computer to the Ethernet disk. If you back up a folder in MyBackup using DesktopMirror, and then upload additional files to the folder in MyBackup, the folder you added will be copied to your computer when you use syn- chronization. For example, let’s say you’re traveling with your laptop and 1. you buy a new music CD: At home, you’ve already used DesktopMirror to back up your 2. MyMusic folder to MyBackup. Copy the new music to the MyMusic folder on your laptop 3. and synchronize your laptop with MyBackup using Desktop- Mirror. When you get home (or automatically if you have created a backup schedule, see section 7.1.2. Scheduling Backups), syn- chronize your home computer with MyBackup to automatically update your home computer with the new music. If someone at home added music to your home computer while you were gone, it will be copied to MyBackup, so the next time you sync your laptop, you’ll get that music too. To synchronize files: Select 1. Tools > Options in DesktopMirror. The Options window opens. Click on the Advanced button at the top of the window. In the Mode of Operation area, select “Synchronization 2. mode” (Fig. 7.1.4). Click 3. OK. The next time you back up a folder, DesktopMIrror will copy files from your computer and from MyBackup. Figure 7.1.4
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Sync & Backup Files User Manual page 42 MyBackup 7.1.5. MyBackup contains the files that are uploaded to your Ethernet disk via the DesktopMirror application. You can manage files in MyBackup just as you would in FamilyLibrary or MyLibrary. 7.2. MySafe Use MySafe to back up the files stored on the Ethernet disk to an attached USB storage device. This way, if files on the Ethernet disk are damaged or accidentally deleted, you can restore them to their original locations. There are three main steps to using MySafe: ✦ ✦ Connecting an external USB hard drive ✦ ✦ Backing up files to the external USB hard drive ✦ ✦ Restoring files to the Ethernet disk (if necessary) ✦ ✦ See section 9.4.2. Managing MySafe USB External Hard Drive for information on disconnecting and formatting your MySafe drive. Connecting an External USB Hard Drive 7.2.1. Before you can back up files, you need to connect a hard drive to your Ethernet disk via the USB port on the back. We recommend that you use a hard drive that is USB 2.0 compatible. Technical note: The Ethernet disk is not compatible with external hard drives using HFS+ (Macintosh) format. Connect a drive formatted in NTFS. Refer to your external hard drive’s user documentation for information about the file system format. To connect an external hard drive: Make sure your Ethernet disk is turned on and connected to 1. your network. Turn on the external USB hard drive. 2. Connect the external hard drive’s USB cable to the USB port 3. on the back of the Ethernet disk, just like you would connect the external hard drive to your computer (Fig. 7.2.1-A). Confirm that the drive is properly connected. Log in and click 4. on the Administer HipServ™ link. Click on USB External Storage under System. If the USB External Storage page dis- plays the message in Figure 7.2.1-B, click the refresh button. Figure 7.1.5 Figure 7.2.1-B Figure 7.2.1-A
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Sync & Backup Files User Manual page 43 Backing Up Files to the USB Hard Drive 7.2.2. To back up files, navigate to the file or folder you want to back up to the external hard drive and click on the disk icon in the “Backup” column of the file list (Fig. 7.2.2). When you back up files to MySafe, the Ethernet disk duplicates the file path in MySafe onto the external drive so that everything you back up is organized in MySafe just as in its original loca- tion. So, if you copy a file from MyLibrary, a MyLibrary folder will ap- pear in MySafe, with all folders leading to the backed up file. Note: Hover the mouse pointer over the disk icon to display a screen tip that tells you whether the file or folder already exists in MySafe. The color of the disk icon also tells you if the file or folder is already in MySafe; a gray icon means it is not backed up and a green icon means that it is. Restoring Files to the Ethernet disk 7.2.3. If you accidentally delete files from your Ethernet disk or if you make modifications to files that you want to undo, you can re- store backed up files on your external hard drive to their original locations on the Ethernet disk with just a couple of clicks. To restore files from MySafe to your Ethernet disk: Go to MySafe and locate the files you want to restore. 1. Select the files in the file list and click 2. Restore in the action bar. The Restore window opens (Fig. 7.2.3). By default, the original location of the files is displayed in the 3. Restore to: menu. If you want to restore the files to a different location, click in the menu and select the new location. Choose how you want to handle restored files. 4. Click the 5. Restore button. Figure 7.2.2 Figure 7.2.3
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Sync & Backup Files User Manual page 44 Disconnecting your MySafe (USB) 7.2.4. External Hard Drive Always click the Safely Remove Drive button (Fig. 7.2.4-A) on the USB External Storage before unplugging your MySafe exter- nal hard drive. Wait for the interface to change and for the Use Drive button (Fig. 7.2.4-B) to appear before disconnecting the USB cable from the Ethernet disk. Caution: Failure to safely remove your external hard drive before disconnecting the USB cable can cause data loss and/or damage the drive. Always use the Safely Remove Drive feature when disconnecting an external hard drive. Reconnecting your external hard drive: The Ethernet disk knows when your external hard drive is con- nected, even if you’ve clicked the Safely Remove Drive button. To make the drive available for use again, just click the Use Drive button. Figure 7.2.4-B Figure 7.2.4-A
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Settings User Manual page 45 Settings 8. The following sections describe the settings that can be adjusted by administrators and regular users in their MySettings pages. For information on administrative settings, please see section 9. Administration. For network settings, please see section 9.2. Networking. There are three categories of users on the Ethernet disk – Admin- istrator, User, and Invitee. Administrators ✦ ✦ have the most access privileges, the ability to create other administrator accounts and access to the administrative settings. Users ✦ ✦ have access to all features and applications, can in- vite Invitees to use the Ethernet disk and can modify their own accounts through MySettings. Invitees ✦ ✦ typically only have viewing or downloading priv- ileges, given to them by an administrator or user via an email invitation.
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Settings User Manual page 46 General Settings 8.1. In General Settings you can change your display name, pass- word and language. You can make all of the changes at the same time and save them with one click of the Save Changes button. To change your display name: Click in the Display Name field. 1. Enter a new name. 2. Important info: Your user name and display name can be different if you choose, but you must enter your user name when signing into the Ethernet disk. To change your password: Click the 1. Change Password button. The Change Password window opens (Fig. 8.1). Enter your current password in the Current Password Field. 2. Enter your new password in the New Password and Confirm 3. New Password fields. Click the 4. Change Password button. Important info: New passwords must be at least 5 char- acters long. To change your language, select a language from the Language menu.When you’re done, click Save Changes. Figure 8.1
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Settings User Manual page 47 MyContacts Settings 8.2. In My Contacts Settings you can change the number of contacts displayed in your contacts list. Just select a number from the menu and click Save Settings (Fig. 8.2). File Settings 8.3. In File Settings you can change the maximum number of files and folders displayed on each page, the return email address appearing on sharing email you send and the default action that occurs when two files of the same name are placed in a folder on your Ethernet disk. To change File List settings, select the number of files to dis- play from the drop-down menu. Marking the “Show the number of folders and files in each folder” box displays folder contents information in the Type column of the File List (Fig. 8.3). To change sharing settings, enter an email address in the “Return email address” field. When you share files or folders with your contacts, this email address will appear in the “From:” field. To change file name settings, select an action from the “When two files have the same name” drop-down menu. When you’re done, click Save Settings. Figure 8.2 Figure 8.3
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Administration User Manual page 48 9. Administration Administrators can access the Ethernet disk administration pages by clicking the Administer HipServ™ button in MySettings (Fig. 9-A) or the Administer HipServ™ link on the Welcome Home page (Fig. 9-B). From the administration pages you can add, delete and modify user accounts, change network settings, view the status of the device and make system-wide changes like time and date, up- date the software or shut down the device. To leave administration and continue working with your files, just click the LaCie logo in the upper left corner at any time. Figure 9-A Figure 9-B
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Administration User Manual page 49 Adding and Managing Users 9.1. In the Account Access section of administration you can add new users, delete users or modify the accounts of existing users. Adding Users 9.1.1. To add a user account: Click the 1. Add New User link on the administration page. Enter a user name, display name and password in the ap- 2. propriate fields. Mark the box beside “Create as administrator account” to 3. give the user administrative privileges. Mark the box beside “Let this user access the FamilyLibrary 4. folder” to give the user access to the FamilyLibrary from the browser interface. Important info: Marking this box does not prevent the user from accessing the FamilyLibrary folder from a computer on your local area network. The user’s access to the folder is only blocked in the browser interface. Click 5. Add Account to create the account. User Management 9.1.2. In the User Management page of Account Access you can change users’ display names and passwords, change users’ ac- cess privileges or delete user accounts. To get started, choose an account to modify or delete from the User Name menu under Choose Account. To change a password, just enter a new password in the “Pass- word” and “Confirm Password” fields. The new password must be entered exactly the same in both fields. To change the user’s access privileges, select or deselect the boxes under Account Properties. Important info: At least one user must be an adminis- trator. Administrators cannot remove their own administrative privileges, but they can remove the privileges of other admin- istrators. Figure 9.1.1 Figure 9.1.2
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LaCie Internet Space • design by neil poulton Administration User Manual page 50 9.2. Networking LAN Connection 9.2.1. Click on the LAN Connection link to configure your Ethernet disk for connecting to your home network. You can configure it to obtain a dynamic IP address (the default), or you can assign it a static IP address. You can also optionally configure your Ethernet disk to use your ISP’s DNS servers when resolving host names. This is required if your Ethernet disk is assigned a static IP address. By default your Ethernet disk runs its own DNS server, but if you have DNS-related problems when using it, you can enter your ISP’s DNS servers here to make the Ethernet disk use them instead of its own DNS server. Network Services 9.2.2. On this screen you can control access to services, both internally from your own network, and externally from the Internet. If you do not plan to use a service, its safest to turn access to that service OFF. File Transfer Protocol (FTP): Allows file transfers via FTP (the rel- evant router port must be opened). Router Configuration 9.2.3. This page helps you to configure your router to make the best use of your Ethernet disk. Router Configuration To aid you in accessing your router’s configuration screens, the HipServ™ Router Configuration screen provides a link to it. This is particularly helpful if you do not know the IP address of your router. See Appendix A: Router Configuration for more informa- tion. Router UPnP Negotiation To allow you to use your HipServ™ remotely from the Internet, and to allow you to share content with friends and family, your HipServ™ uses UPnP to forward certain ports to itself. You can use the provided link to re-negotiate the connection (for exam- ple, if your HipServ’s™ IP address has changed). Figure 9.2.1 Figure 9.2.2 Figure 9.2.3

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