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tobiaswaldvogel edited this page Aug 16, 2012 · 10 revisions

The whole setup has to be performed only once after upgrading from RaidSonic Firmware. Your configuration will be saved during the next upgrade process.

IP and how to connect

The default configuration for this image is to use DHCP, so you should have a look at your DHCP server to find out which IP as assigned. If you don't know it you can also just try http://OpenWRT
OpenWRT comes with a nice Web interface and most tasks can be be done already from the Web interface. Nevertheless some features still require login via SSH.

The default password for root is welcome

Change the default password

Probably the first task you might want to do is changing the default password. Just navigate to System/Administration and set you new root password. This password will be used afterwards for the Web interface and SSH login.

Mounting your discs

Raids sonic partitions the discs in the follow way:

system (512MB) (almost the whole disc) swap

Most of you have chosen to use RAID 1 for mirroring and then you will find the following devices:

(created on /dev/sda1 and /dev/sdb1)
(created on /dev/sda2 and /dev/sdb2)

We are not interested at all in the system partition, as it contains only system data for the RS firmware. All your data is stored in /dev/md1. In order to mount this parition let's go to System/Mount points. Here you can add a line in order to mount /dev/md1 on e.g. /mnt/md1. After you press "Save and apply" your data partition should show up in the table on top of the page.

I recommend not to add swap unless you really need it. 128MB of memory is usually more than sufficient for normal operation. If you add swap then it might keep your discs busy and they will probably never spin down.

Hard disk spin down and e-mail notification

In Services/Harddisk Spindown you can define when you want your discs to go to standby. In Services/Harddisk Monitoring you can define where you want to receive automatic notifications in case of a disc failure, otherwhise you may not notice when disc fails, unless the second fails as well (probably not what you want)

Samba shares and users

First you have to initialize identitiy management from the webgui. This will intialize the LDAP server and the Kerberos realm. If you don't have a good reason just enter your DNS and leave the other values as they are. You should write down the LDAP Administrator password or set it to your preferred one. Afterwards you can manage groups and users in the web interface.

Please read Identity Management on how to configure Windows SSO to your NAS.

Samba shares can be created conveniently in the Web interface in Service/Network shares


There is no GUI for NFS so far. Just define your shares as usual in /etc/exports

Printer sharing

Just connect your printer to any USB port. Then in Windows in the printer properties add a new "Standard TCP port". Enter the IP / hostname of your NAS and choose as type "RAW". That's all :-)

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