Ability to access files remotely through a password protected link – Qnap NAS

Cloud storage? I presently have a couple of old two drive Netgear NAS units that I’m looking to upgrade, mainly because of their limited storage capacity (2T). The replacement must have the safety offered by RAID mirroring so if a disk fails my data remains intact. I’m a photographer and keeping files safe is huge.

While I like the features offered by the QNAP TS-453BE, nowhere does it indicate it has the ability to be easily accessed remotely. I’d like to have the ability for other photographers to be able to upload their RAW images to my NAS from their home offices. I’d also like to be able to access my stored pictures remotely.

It would be a nice bonus, although not critical, to have the ability for my clients to be able to download zip files directly through a password protected link I sent them.

You can easily share a specific file or entire folder. You can generate unique link like you would on Google office apps. People then can download files you want from that location. You can limit the access to several days or even add a password protection to make it more secure. All data can be transferred using SSL encrypted tunnel between the NAS and receiving computer. TS-453B / Be is the most popular NAS from Qnap range and there is a good reason for it. It is easily expandable. It also can be upgraded with bigger memory and additional cards via PCIe slot.

 


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File Station makes it easy to share files from your NAS. In just a few clicks, you can create a share link that gives other users direct access to your files. Recipients can then choose to view or download your file without needing to log on to your NAS.

  1. Log on to QTS.
    Note:

    The default URL of QTS is http://<IP address>:<port>. For example, http://10.10.0.100:8080.

  2. Click File Station from the desktop or from the main menu.
  3. Select the file or folder that you want to share.
  4. On the toolbar, click Share () and then select Create share link only.

    The Share screen appears.

  5. Configure the following settings.

    Field

    Task

    Link Name

    Type a name for the link or use the current file name.

    Domain name/IP

    Select the domain name or IP address.

    Show SSL in URL

    Select to use HTTPS.

    Expire in

    Specify the expiration date.

    Password

    Move the switch to the right and then type a password.

  6. Click Create Now.

The link is created and ready for use.

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