How to Reset a Snap Server


A Snap Server is a device developed by Overland Storage Co. that allows a number of computers to be connected to a main server and back up all their data to a central server. This is a boon to businesses, schools, hospitals and research laboratories because it means that data will not be lost if there is a problem with an individual computer or server. The server is a totally separate entity that will store information regardless of where the user or the computer is.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper clip
  • Press and hold down the "Power" button and do not release it until you see the lights blink three times. Let go of the button and wait for at least 30 seconds for the lights to stop blinking completely.

  • Straighten out a paper clip and insert the end into the tiny reset button above the Ethernet port.

  • Hold down the "Reset" button until the lights labeled Disk and System flash in unison. Release the button when the lights flash.

  • Push the paper clip into the reset button and quickly release it. Do this four times in order to clear all the system settings.

  • Wait for the Disk light to blink four times. If the light flashes more than four times, repeat the four compressions of the reset button until it does flash accordingly.

  • Press the "Reset" button again and hold it until the Disk and System lights turn off. Release the button and wait for the server to restart.

Tips & Warnings

  • Instead of pushing reset four times, pushing it three times will only clear the network settings, twice will clear the administrator password and once will only reset the IP address.
  • Only perform a hard reset if you cannot connect to the server via the computer.

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