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    Buffalo backup deivce issue

    I have a Buffalo Terastation and Linkstation here. The Terastation has been working attached to the AD for some time now but i could never get the LinkStation working due to the Buffalo web interface re-prompting me to enter the admin credentials after every menu item clicked taking me back to the main menu screen. I've been in touch with Buffalo for quite some time now and have come to the conclusion that they don't seem to know what they're doing considering i've been asked what version of the firmware i'm running Three times now! Trying to get them to arrange a return and refund on this seems to just fall on deaf ears and results in a reply asking me whether i've upgraded to the latest firmware!!!! Grrr

    Anyway seeing as this was just happening on the LinkStation and not the Terastation, i had a glimmer of hope that this was just a one off faulty device but now the Terastation has also started doing this and now my backup system to my backup system has failed me. This almost looks like a case of lastest MS critical hotfixes changing something that Buffalo devices rely upon within the OS!?

    Has anyone else been getting this problem with Buffalo devices?

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    Re: Buffalo backup deivce issue

    @randle:
    We purchased 2 terrastation pro's 2Tb and attached them to the network as member servers and got the AD working on them. Same as you they worked flawlessly for months doing all the backups and then they just seemed to go to pieces.
    Have tried different firmwares but to no avail they are not even booting up now declaring error cannot load kernel.
    Also have error message disk 2 not playing ball. Well i will be using the disks for something else before long.
    At first could not fault them and recommended them to other people but wished i hadn't as they have more faults than enough and there after sales is crap. Too good to be true for the price, well as the saying goes you only get what you pay for.

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    Re: Buffalo backup deivce issue

    I steer clear of anythingfrom Buffalo, had too many bad experiences with their hardware. Always the same story, good to start with, but seems to go wrong after a short while.

    Mike.

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    Re: Buffalo backup deivce issue

    Save yourself money and a great deal of headaches and use Freenas instead.

    www.freenas.org

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    Re: Buffalo backup deivce issue

    We have had similar problems with the authentication.
    We ended up turning it off altogether and leaving it open access, BUT, connected it to the server that backs up to it via a second network card, on a separate subnet so it can't be seen from the rest of the network.

    Sounds a bit clumbsy, but given it's function on the network and the layout of our backup system, it makes sense to do it this way.

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    Re: Buffalo backup deivce issue

    Quote Originally Posted by mattx
    Save yourself money and a great deal of headaches and use Freenas instead.

    www.freenas.org
    OpenFiler is another option to play with:

    http://www.openfiler.com/

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    Re: Buffalo backup deivce issue

    I have noticed that there's a firmware update to 1.20 which was added beginning of this month so will try that but going by the update to the firmware i carried our on the LinkStation, this made no difference.

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    Re: Buffalo backup deivce issue

    Ok maybe this was my fault. i've just added the IP address to the proxy exclusion list and now i can browse fine. Don't really know why i didn't check this to start with

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    Re: Buffalo backup deivce issue

    I have several Terastation Pro II's installed as Backup Targets and Simple NAS storage all AD Integrated and apart from the 1000 user limit never had a days problem with them!
    Like most things Samba, 5 mins out on the clock between Buffalo and the DC you loose authentication but apart from that they have been as sweet as!

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    Re: Buffalo backup deivce issue

    I think your the first person who's had something good to say about Buffalo equipment!!

    I have the Terastation back online now but can't seem to join the Linkstation to the AD. It keeps telling me "Access permission for the domain controller is invalid"

    I have checked my details and they are right so not sure where to go from here.

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    Re: Buffalo backup deivce issue

    Thanks for the link to Openfiler Geoff - I'll check that out.
    I have built and currently use 4 freenas boxes for various tasks at work - will be interesting to see how Openfiler compares.

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    Re: Buffalo backup deivce issue

    Thanks for the alternatives also guys

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    Re: Buffalo backup deivce issue

    I use Terras and Links and they are all fine.

    @Bossman, what are you doing with yours then Part from stealing the drives from them? If they are turning into door stops, wouldn't mind taking them from you.

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    Re: Buffalo backup deivce issue

    The best NAS, bar none, is the LaCie rankmounted ones.
    They are mentally priced at a mere £350 for Tb model. They have gigabit. And best of all: They are just Via Epia's inside!
    I have two of them here that ive modified and they both perform duties far beyond the stock embedded XP OS it has.
    HIGHLY recommended. .

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    Re: Buffalo backup deivce issue

    Quote Originally Posted by randle
    Ok maybe this was my fault. i've just added the IP address to the proxy exclusion list and now i can browse fine. Don't really know why i didn't check this to start with
    i had this in the past
    what i did was to add a wildcard to the proxy bypass address
    ie if the ip is 192.168.0.5
    then add this
    192.168* instead, it will provide by pass for any address in the range


    since doing this i have nevery had to manually add any address for the 20 waps
    various swicthes, wireless printers etc!

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