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Old 05-21-2017, 02:03 AM   #1
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Which NAS?


Right now I am using nas4free, and i am mostly happy with it.

I have come across a few instances where i needed to connect a nas4free drive directly to a mac or a mac drive directly to nas4free, and every time it is hell loosing files, permissions, having to go through another linux, etc.

So i am looking for a free nas OS which handles HFS+ drives and standard uses a file system which macs can read from without needing additional software such as parragon or osxfuse ... HFS+ NTFS exFAT.
 
Old 05-21-2017, 04:47 AM   #2
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Right now I am using nas4free, and i am mostly happy with it.

I have come across a few instances where i needed to connect a nas4free drive directly to a mac or a mac drive directly to nas4free, and every time it is hell loosing [losing] files, permissions, having to go through another linux, etc.

So i am looking for a free nas OS which handles HFS+ drives and standard uses a file system which macs can read from without needing additional software such as parragon or osxfuse ... HFS+ NTFS exFAT.
As far as I know, no distro supports HFS+ while journaling is turned on. Before you attach any HFS+ drive to your NAS, you need to turn off journalling before removing it from OS X:

Code:
diskutil disableJournal disk0xx
Later turn it back on when you re-attach it to OS X:

Code:
diskutil enableJournal disk0xx
Substitute the right device. Here are the details with grey text on a white background for OS X 10.9: https://developer.apple.com/legacy/l...iskutil.8.html
 
Old 05-21-2017, 05:37 AM   #3
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Why not an Airport Time?
 
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Why not Linux ?.
 
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Why not Linux ?.
Lack of HFS+ support, not part of the Apple infrastructure that one buys into when buying anything Apple.
 
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An Apple user I know who wants me to read something exports it as exFAT. Simple as that.

Edit: should have mentioned my (re-purposed) NAS is ARM based, so I have little empathy for BSD solutions that are x86 only.

Last edited by syg00; 05-21-2017 at 06:12 AM.
 
Old 05-22-2017, 04:23 AM   #7
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hmm, though i would be screwed on this one ...

probably best to post a new topic, but does anyone know which free nas OS would use the lowest power and ressources for simple but reliable backup copy of macs? No need for ZFS or other fancy powerhungry stuff, but do need raid1.
 
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Make an ISCSI share and then format it under the filesystem you wish to use.
 
  


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