What kind of business software do you use with QNAP NAS?

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What kind of business software do you use with QNAP NAS?

Post by QNAPJason » Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:15 pm

Hi guys,
We're now conducting a survery and would really appreciate your help if you can tell us what kind of business software/applications you are using in combination with QNAP NAS products. Some examples may include Quickbook, CRM, ERP, accounting (PeachTree), etc.

Simply reply to this thread and let us know your software options and usages.

Thanks in advance!

Jason

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Post by Soundy » Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:36 am

We're using two TS-439 Pros with Vigil hybrid DVRs from 3xLogic. These are CCTV video recorders with up to 32 analog and megapixel-IP video channels, for a client that wants minimum 5fps on all cameras, and up to 90 days' retention, so extreme storage space is required.

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Re: What kind of business software do you use with QNAP NAS?

Post by rballplayer » Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:41 pm

purchase:QNAP TS-439 Pro (3) WD1002FBYS 1TB (RAID5)

Small Real Estate office with 3 PC's 1 laptop all Vista. NAS used for files, photos and scanned legal documents both shared and private. QNAP is replacement / upgrade for 4+ year old Infrant NV+ purchased before NetGear buyout of Infrant. With speed of QNAP have configured all PC's for file storage on QNAP. Makes for easy backup by eSATA. No need for backup software running on PC's.

business software/applications: Our software needs are very light. Most of our paperwork, offers, contracts, advertising etc. is web based. But our backups must be secure, longterm and flawless. Plan to rotate and store off site eSATA backups.
OpenOffice
Acrobat PDF
Foxit PDF
PhotoShop
FastStone Image Viewer
QNAP TS-439 "For Work"
QNAP TS-509 "For Fun"

NetGear NV+ "FOR SALE" with 1 almost new WDC WD1002FBYS-02A6B03.0

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Re: What kind of business software do you use with QNAP NAS?

Post by EvilTed » Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:22 pm

I guess I'm in a different camp from most of your customers.

Since I am buying the Qnap to replace a home brewed NAS that utlizes a Dell Server and 3Ware RAID controller (to minimize power usage), I really want full control of the box.

Because you wont give me full control of the Ubuntu server underneath and instead rely on a propriety packaging system (bad idea in my book), I'm just going to use the Qnap 809 Pro as a iSCSI target and setup an IP SAN connected to a MacMini.

The power savings of this over the previous setup should be considerable thanks to the energy saving features you provide.

By utilizing a MacMini and sharing everything via Samba I can get what I want with full control.

I really think you should run 64-Bit Ubuntu server on the high end devices and completely open it up to user configuration if this is what they desire.

Then all you would need is how to's and you would be selling a high power Linux server AND a NAS/SAN device all in one nice little neat package.

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Re: What kind of business software do you use with QNAP NAS?

Post by LadyBug » Sat Oct 31, 2009 6:44 pm

I run my own one person consulting company. Most of the Qnap use is basic backup/data storage but one of my business critical applications I'd like to use this with is Zimbra (basically a M$ Exchange/Outlook substitute).

I use Zimbra as a hosted service, but would like to have backup of everything locally. Currently I can use Zimbra Desktop client to download my stuff to my laptop and then back up to Qnap, but I'd really prefer that I could do without the intermediate step.

BTW, I do all of my bookkeeping/taxes etc with a SaaS type of service and if I require other financial/business applications SaaS is the way I'd be going. But in that case I'd like to have the backups local as well.

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Re: What kind of business software do you use with QNAP NAS?

Post by Threnody » Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:07 pm

Hi,

I use the QNAP 419u in my studio Soundpark Studio. For backup of audio and projects made in Protools and Logic. Also intend to use it as webserver and mailserver. What I am missing is VPN and Sync server for mobiles so we can share on the road. That is why I probably will go for a MacMini server for that. I use it in a mixed windows and mac environment. (Hopefully afp problems will be solved soon.... :wink: )
Probably going add a 410 just for rsync from the 419.

Cheers,
Henry
419P, 419U / MacBook Air 2008, MacMini Server 2009, MacMini Plex 2009, MacBook 2009, Imac 27" 2010, APC UPS SUA1500RMI2U and some bootcamp windooz.

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Re: What kind of business software do you use with QNAP NAS?

Post by tcnchoi » Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:34 pm

I am using TS-209PRO with MYOB Accounting program.

It used to be running very smooth in the older firmwares.

But for some reasons, it is so slow now with the newer 2.X firmware or latest 3.0 and 3.1 firmware. I don't know why.

Maybe because there are too many files (backup files) in one directory or shared folder?

Please take a look.

Thanks!

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Re: What kind of business software do you use with QNAP NAS?

Post by interfaSys » Fri Nov 06, 2009 6:01 pm

I'm using as a lamp box, but would love to be able to use it for more.

Tried to install OpenERP, but IPKG is missing some key xml dev libraries. A real shame...

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Post by sebus » Sun Nov 08, 2009 1:29 am

Small branch of national charity. All documents (and backup of Thunderbird mailstore) stored on TS-219P in mirror mode with external 2.5" USB doing weekly scheduled backup.
Can't go wrong for the money!

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Re: What kind of business software do you use with QNAP NAS?

Post by crookedline » Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:21 pm

We are a small motion graphics and animation firm.

The idea is to have a centralized location for all our work files, from which our workstations and renderfarm can work.
Making the NAS look like a local disk. This should help us out with workflow, when we have one central network location. (instead of renaming file locations everytime you work on a different computer)

So far i am still trying to get the NAS working, but in general that is what i am aiming for.

With kind regards,
Menno Endt
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Re: What kind of business software do you use with QNAP NAS?

Post by QNAPJason » Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:45 am

crookedline wrote:So far i am still trying to get the NAS working, but in general that is what i am aiming for.


Hi Menno,
QNAP NAS is an ideal network storage unit for your consolidated files.
May I know what troubles you are having with your QNAP NAS in setup or usage?

Jason

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Re: What kind of business software do you use with QNAP NAS?

Post by PaoloB » Mon Nov 16, 2009 4:51 pm

Hi
I'm using TS-109 Pro on several remote site along the road.
QNAP works as ftp server for data and images of vehicles.
I have a remote router in order to make a data download and web management of QNAP

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Re: What kind of business software do you use with QNAP NAS?

Post by lentzit » Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:27 am

Multiple bransch offices use it for storing and sharing files on Lan and Wan
Also used as backup with to devices replicating per bransch office where one resides at second location for security reasons.

Devices we have are 2xx, 4xx and 5xx series
-TVS-663/16GB QTS 4.2 , RAID5
-QGenie QG-103N - Wireless Storage in Classroom Environment
-Services: WEB | Virtual Station | QSYNC | FTP | SSL | Private Cloud | Photo Station
-Using it for my blog (http://blog.lentzit.com)

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Re: What kind of business software do you use with QNAP NAS?

Post by Leer » Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:05 am

FTP server for ANSI EDI transfers
FTP server for Dedicated Micros DVR file dropping
Limited file server (No subfolder permissions in AD as a standalone device)

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Re: What kind of business software do you use with QNAP NAS?

Post by purezerg » Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:21 pm

TS-639Pro with 6x2Tb seagates
MS network folder only.
primarily to backup my workstation of 12x1Tb raid5 on adaptec 51245.

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