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Thread: QNAP Asset Specifics

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    QNAP Asset Specifics

    If your qnap is configured so that the audio tracks are stored in a non-standard location, Asset will not automatically detect the music until it is told of the location of your audio tracks. You might access the audio tracks via a network share:

    /Data/Music

    however Asset cannot use this path as it is the external network share, instead you have to find the internal representation of this location. To do so, log into the QNAP and in App Center install 'shellinabox'. Once installed look under My Apps >> and click open where shell in a box is listed.

    Depending on web browser you must now accept the insecure connection with the option presented on the screen. Then once reached shellinabox it will ask to log in, type your username and password.

    Once logged in type:

    df

    this will show the drives on the system, for example:

    Filesystem Size Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/ramdisk 32.9M 16.3M 16.6M 50% /
    tmpfs 32.0M 492.0k 31.5M 2% /tmp
    /dev/sda4 371.0M 333.8M 37.2M 90% /mnt/ext
    /dev/md9 509.5M 142.1M 367.3M 28% /mnt/HDA_ROOT
    /dev/md0 457.0G 16.0G 440.5G 4% /share/MD0_DATA

    Look for the biggest drive (most likely where your audio is saved), for the above it is /share/MD0_DATA

    typing:

    ls -l /share/MD0_DATA

    shows:

    drwxrwxrwx 7 admin administ 4096 Jan 1 2014 Download/
    drwxrwxrwx 1105 admin administ 36864 Mar 4 2014 Multimedia/
    drwxrwxrwx 4 admin administ 4096 Jul 20 2014 Public/
    drwxrwxrwx 4 admin administ 4096 Jul 20 2014 Recordings/
    drwxrwxrwx 4 admin administ 4096 Jul 20 2014 Usb/
    drwxrwxrwx 4 admin administ 4096 Jul 16 15:03 Web/
    -rw------- 1 admin administ 6144 Dec 19 2013 aquota.user
    drwxr-xr-x 2 admin administ 4096 Jun 12 13:14 dB-Workspace/
    drwxrwxrwx 4 admin administ 4096 Dec 19 2013 homes/
    drwx------ 2 admin administ 16384 Dec 19 2013 lost+found/

    and the correct loction (on this qnap) to type the storage location into Asset is:

    /share/MD0_DATA/Multimedia/


    Noting that the QNAP has case sensitive paths, so multimedia would not be recognized.
    Last edited by Spoon; 07-16-2015 at 11:20 AM.

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    Re: QNAP Asset Specifics

    How to locate music folders, alternate approach

    Get an SFTP client application. For this purpose, we use FileZilla (free).

    Connect to your NAS:
    Host: sftp://<name-of-my-NAS>
    Username and password: same as administrator credentials used for logging into its configuration page.
    It's important that you prefix the name with sftp:// - only then you will see the whole NAS filesystem. QNAP does not present the full filesystem when connecting using plain FTP.

    Upon logging in, the right pane will show folder structure exactly as seen by Asset running on your NAS.
    Walk your way from filesystem either filesystem root ( / ) or QNAP shares path ( /share ) and locate a folder containing your music.
    After locating your music, copy the exact path from "Remote site: " to Asset folder list.

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