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The-IT-Guy
Level 1

Has anyone gotten QB Pro MU to work with files on a NAS (Synology, ..) via iSCSI?

Experts,

I can't ask customers to buy a bloated WinServer, and the hardware to make it run acceptably.

I can, however, put a little fanless PC with win 10 Pro and the QBDB manager on it, and have the QBW files on a NAS. I prefer Synology. I also can't ask them to run enterprise for $100+/user/month, and use a linux DB manager, as these are small businesses. Someone in product apparently feels that this is a draw to Ent version, though I doubt that decision is backed by anything beyond Intuit not understanding a higher performance operating system.

So I am wondering if anyone has made a block level device on a Synology NAS to attach as (effectively) a local device to a QBDB "server" to get around the absurd requirement for local disks...

TIA!

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Kristine Mae
QuickBooks Team

Has anyone gotten QB Pro MU to work with files on a NAS (Synology, ..) via iSCSI?

There are system requirements for each QuickBooks version, The-IT-Guy.

 

I've checked each one, and there are only two supported database servers:

  • Windows Server
  • Linux

Our software may not work under NAS or Synology since it's not one of the supported servers.
 

Let me share the articles on each supported versions' system requirements to help you on how to get the best experience in QuickBooks. 

You can get back to this thread if you have other questions. We'll reply as soon as we can. 

Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

Has anyone gotten QB Pro MU to work with files on a NAS (Synology, ..) via iSCSI?

@The-IT-Guy 

QBD Pro only manage a company file for up to 3 users. You don't need to spend extra cost to purchase a dedicated server. I would recommend to purchase a higher spec for the host.

The-IT-Guy
Level 1

Has anyone gotten QB Pro MU to work with files on a NAS (Synology, ..) via iSCSI?

Maybe more would try if they knew this:

"Overview

iSCSI is a protocol to facilitate SCSI-based storage commands to be sent over ubiquitous network structures. Using the iSCSI target service provides an illusion that a hard drive is locally attached to a computer, and will be managed by a local computer's operating system. In reality, the newly added disk is a virtual drive which exists on the Synology NAS."

 

So, still looking for anyone who has freed their company files...

The-IT-Guy
Level 1

Has anyone gotten QB Pro MU to work with files on a NAS (Synology, ..) via iSCSI?

To be clear, the question is simply:

 

So I am wondering if anyone has made a block level device on a Synology NAS to attach as (effectively) a local device to a QBDB "server" to get around the absurd requirement for local disks

 

It requires making a cluster-aware filesystem on the NAS, such as VMFS, ... The iSCSI part works perfectly as-is.

Rasa-LilaM
QuickBooks Team

Has anyone gotten QB Pro MU to work with files on a NAS (Synology, ..) via iSCSI?

Thanks for coming back to the Community, The-IT-Guy.


Let me point you in the right direction so you can get Synology to work with QuickBooks.


We have a separate support group called Intuit Developer Forum. I suggest posting your question on their page. This is the place where you get answers from one of our experts handling software integration. One of our engineers can provide answers on how to get around the requirements for local disks.


I don’t want to leave you empty-handed, so I’m adding a link that contains tips and resources on how to easily perform any tasks in QuickBooks: Get started.


Please reach out to me again if you need more help with QuickBooks. I've always got your back. Have a great day!

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