Nov 23

Remote Backups allows you to back up your device to another ShareCenter Pulse or Linux Server or vice versa from a remote ShareCenter Pulse or Linux Server to your D-Link DNS-320 device. Click the Create button in the remote backups list to start a wizard where you can configure the Remote Backup functionality.

Note: If you are going to backup from this NAS through the internet as the source content of the backup setting, then make sure that the Remote Backup Server is checked and set with a password. If the ShareCenterTM is connected to a router, you will need to configure the router to forward port port 22, 873 to the IP address of this ShareCenterTM.

Enable remote backup service:

Check this box to enable the remote backup server functionality to that a remote NAS or Linux.

Note: If you are not using the Remote Backup functionality leave this box unchecked so that your device performance will not be affected by the additional overhead used by this process.

Password: Enter a password that the remote client will use.

Remote Backups list: This is the list of remote backup jobs built by pressing the Create button above the list to
configure each job.

Create: Click the Create button to build a new remote backup job.

Modify: Click to make changes to your existing Remote Backup jobs in the Remote Backup list. You must select the remote backup job first and then click the Modify button.

Delete: To remove a Remote Backup job select the job in the list and then click the Delete button.

Remote Backups – Create wizard

When you click the Create Button above the Remote Backup list this wizard will launch allowing you to configure a new Remote Backup job.

Wecome: Displays the steps of the wizard.

Service Type: NAS to NAS: Backup from the local NAS to a remote NAS or vice versa.

NAS to Linux: Backup from the local NAS to a Linux file system or vice versa.

Local to Remote: Sets the backup source as the local NAS and the target destination for the backup files as the remote NAS or Linux file system.

Remote To Local: Sets the backup source as the remote NAS or Linux file system and the target destination for the backup files as the local NAS.

Local Settings: Task (Name): The name used to refer to the backup job which will be listed later in the Remote Backup list.

Folder Path: Select a local network share folder or file as the target or source for the backup job.

Remote Settings:

Remote IP: The backup process uses Rsync protocol and needs to know the IP address of the destination source or target device for the backup. Input the IP of the remote NAS or Linux file system.

Enable Encryption: Checking this box will enable SSH encryption of the files that are transferred (backed up) over the network between the local and remote devices.

Ignore existing file(s): Checking this box prevents the backup process from writing over any files in the target file system that are not part of the backup files or folders. Therefore any existing files in the target system are preserved.

Incremental backup support Num (#): Checking this box provides multiple backup-capability at scheduled times. The first backup in an incremental series captures all the files for backup. Subsequent backups are incremental in that only the files and the folders that have changed in the backup source since the last incremental backup will need to be backed up. Each incremental backup builds a complete snapshot of the backup source however only the initial backup contains all the original files and folders. The subsequent backups in the incremental series contain new files and folders plus the links to the first incremental backup.

Remote Settings:

Remote Path: Using the drop-down menu, select the file system (folder) path to the remote target or source system for backup.

Schedule Settings:

Manual: Check either Yes or No selection below to start the backup (yes) immediately on completion of the wizard or (no) manually start the backup from the Remote Backup list.

Once – Select this option to run the Remote Backup once at a specific date and time set.

Scheduled: Select this option to set the backup to occur daily, weekly, or monthly per a specific schedule.

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Nov 21

The DNS-320 supports on option where the user can enter a USB storage medium in to the USB port and with a click of a button automatically copy the contents of the USB storage medium into a folder on the D-Link DNS-320 device.

Step 1:

Insert a USB storage device into the USB port, located on the front panel of the device. The USB Light on the front panel will start to flicker. Once the light is on solid, then the USB storage is ready for use.

Step 2:

To copy the contents of the USB storage to a folder on the device, press and hold the USB Copy/Unmount Button button for 1-3 seconds. The device will create a new folder in the Volume 1 folder and will copy all the files from the USB storage to this folder.
Step 3:

To unmount the USB storage device after the copy is complete, press and hold the USB Copy/Unmount Button button for 5 seconds. When the USB light has switched off, then the USB storage un-mounted successfully and is ready to be removed.

To check whether the USB storage device is connected successfully, the user can navigate to the System Info menu of the System Status icon in the Management Tab of the Web GUI of the device and view the USB Information section.

Note: It is a very good practice to un-mount an USB storage device before removing it from a USB port.

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Nov 21

The D-Link DNS-320 Network Storage USB Print Server features a built-in USB print server, giving users the ability to share a printer on their local network. Connect a USB printer to the USB port on the back of the device. It is important to ensure that any of the printer manufacturer’s drivers are already installed or available on any computer you want to print from.

Note: Only the print function is supported. The device does not support the copy and scan functions of Multi-Function Printers.

To add a printer, connect your printer via USB cable to the USB port of your device:

The printer should appear in your in the System Info menu of the Status icon.

1.Connect to your device with Samba and then double-click the lp icon.

2.The Windows® Add Printer Wizard will launch:

Select the printer driver from the installed Manufacturer list or use the Have Disk button to browse for the printer driver file.

3.Once you have selected the proper driver as shown in the browse list then click OK to install the printer.

4.The printer is now installed and the printer queue will appear.

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Nov 21

Here you can view various system information some of which is static and others dynamic.

LAN Information:
Displays the local network settings of your device.

Device Information:
Displays the workgroup, name, description, current temperature, packet counts, and system uptime.

Volume Information:
Displays the hard drive information, including the disk mode, total size, used and remaining drive space.

D-Link DNS-320 Network Storage Status Information

Hard Drive Info

This section will display a summary of the hard drive(s) currently installed. The summary will include information such as the hard drive manufacturer,model, serial number, temperature, total capacity size, and status. The “Status” of the hard drive will display the health of the hard drive. If your hard drive is healthy, the status will display “Normal”. If your hard drive is not healthy, the status will display “Abnormal”. At any time, if you wish to view the S.M.A.R.T table of the hard drive, you can press the “Normal/Abnormal” button. After pressing the button a table appears with the S.M.A.R.T. data below the table of the Hard Drives installed.

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Nov 20

D-Link DNS-320 LAN Setup

The LAN Settings allows you to enable LLTD and to configure the Link Speed and the IP address as a DHCP client or Static IP.

IP Settings

DHCP Client:Selecting DHCP Client will cause the DNS-320 to obtain an IP address from the local DHCP server.

Static IP: Selecting Static IP requires you to assign the IP information for the DNS-320 manually.

IP Address: Enter an IP address for your device. The IP address of each device on the local area network must be within the same IP address range and subnet mask.

Subnet Mask: Enter the Subnet Mask. The default subnet mask is

Gateway IP Address:Enter the Gateway IP Address for the device. The Gateway IP Address is almost always the LAN address of your router. Most D-Link routers have a default LAN IP address of

DNS1/ DNS2: Specify the first and second DNS Addresses for the device. The first DNS address is usually the LAN address of your router. A DNS Address will allow the device to resolve names into IP addresses. Click Save Settings when finished.

Link Speed and LLTD Settings

Speed: Displays the current Ethernet bit rate in Megabits per second.

Link Speed: Select either Auto (Auto-Negotiate), 100 Mbps, or 1000 Mbps by clicking the appropriate radio button.
Then click the Save Settings button to save the new settings.

LLTD: The device supports LLTD (Link Layer Topology Discovery) and is used by the Network Map application that is included in Windows Vista® and Windows® 7. Select to enable or disable LLTD.

D-Link DNS-320 Dynamic DNS

The DDNS feature allows the user to host a server (Web, FTP, Game Server, etc…) using a domain name that you have purchased.( with your dynamically assigned IP address. Most broadband Internet Service Providers assign dynamic (changing)IP addresses. Using a DDNS service provider, your friends can enter your domain name to connect to your server regardless of your IP address.

DDNS Settings

DDNS: Select Enable or Disable.
Server Address: Select a DDNS Server from the combo box on the right hand-side, or type in the server address manually.
Host Name: Enter your DDNS host name.
Username or Key: Enter your DDNS username or key.
Password or Key: Enter your DDNS password or key.
Verify Password or Key: Re-enter your password or key.
Status: Displays your DDNS status.

When the user clicks on the “Sign up for D-Link’s Free DDNS service at” link, the user will be re-directed to the D-Link DDNS page.

Here the user can create or modify a D-Link DDNS account to use in this configuration.

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