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Finder slow after wake up from standby mode

I have 4 or 5 Network shares in my Favorites bar in the Finder. Any time the Macbook wakes up from Standby, the Finder takes forever to show up. If I remove the Network shares from the Favorites bar, ...
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What is a good HFS+ NAS or network HDD

I am wondering what would be a good, if any, NAS i can find with HFS+. My reason for wanting this is that I need the metainformation in the files to stay intact as I am dealing with a lot of OpenMeta ...
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NAS Streaming Performance

I recently bought a NAS drive (WD Personal Cloud) and it seems great - for everything but streaming video, it is very quick. However, when playing video files (480 and 720p) despite there being no ...
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Can you use the iPad to manage your iPod?

I am about to get an iPad. My only other apple product is the iPod, and I do not have any windows computer (all Linux). The iPod has been shelved for some time: I don't sync it very often with my ...
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How to fix when connecting to any server results in “Connecting to '…'” window that will leave up all day?

Along with myself, a couple other people in my office are having the same issue as I. Below, I will go through all the steps I've taken thus far (it's been a long time) and the results if I have ...
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Using Existing Time Machine Backup over Time Capsule

I have an external 2TB drive that I've been using for Time Machine Backups directly connected to my Mac. I've recently gotten a Time Capsule and would to continue backing up with the existing backup, ...
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How to point an Apple TV to an iTunes Library on a NAS?

I have my Apple TV linked to my iTunes library stored on a network storage device by linking to my laptop. I would like to point my Apple TV directly to the iTunes library on the storage device ...
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Finder doesn't show files tagged on network drive

I have a Western Digital NAS and I've noticed that if I tag any files/folders stored on it, the Finder never shows them when I select a tag in the sidebar. For example, if I add a tag called Work to ...
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There was a problem connecting to the Server

Whenever iPhoto or iMovie are running I get this message I did recently add some photos directly from my NAS to iPhoto, does this mean I can now only use iPhoto when I'm on my home network? Surely ...
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Mavericks Time Machine is stuck in the middle of backing up, other times stop unexpectedly

After upgrade to Mavericks I fail to complete a single backup with Time Machine. Tried it both for third-party NAS (QNAP TS-210) having a Time Machine service, and for a simple external HDD enclosure ...
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iTunes library on usb drive connected to NAS not recognized anymore

I have my iTunes library on an external usb drive. I have no problem accessing it when it is plugged directly to my mac. I've recently bought a NAS device which allows me to connect a usb drive to it ...
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Build Mavericks-Compatible NAS for Scheduled, Wireless, Bootable Backups and Storing & Accessing Media across Local Devices

I have an early 2011 MacBook Pro running Mavericks (10.9.1) and an early 2008 MacBook Pro running 10.8.5. I want to build an NAS that allows me to wirelessly and automatically backup both machines ...
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Copying files to NAS gives Error Code -50 “Error in user parameter list”

I had a cheap NAS that I was using that would give me an Error with code -50 whenever I tried to copy certain directories of files to it. At first I thought it was just the NAS device. Recently I ...
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How do you tell if Mavericks is talking to NAS over SMB or SMB2?

SMB2 is supposed to be faster than SMB, but how do you know which protocol is currently used?
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Tool to Consolidate Data on Multiple Hard Drives and List Differences Between Filesets

I have several hard drives I've used throughout the years to backup my data. Each one has a different folder structure and fileset. I now have a massive NAS that I want to consolidate all my data ...
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Backup Synology NAS to multiple external drives using OSX Server

I want to backup my NAS (currently one folder around 5tb, one about 1tb) to external drives. I tried using gnutar (installed using homebrew) which in theory does what I want, but it can't update the ...
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Time Machine backs up way too much, never finishes

I have a major problem with Time Machine. It started a few weeks ago when it started to back up too much data (strangely, only on backups after reboots). Last week, the backup volume ran out of space. ...
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Backup camcorder using Final Cut Pro or iMovie

I have a Canon Vixia HF11 HD camcorder, Synology DS213 NAS, MacBook Air, iMovie '11 and Final Cut Pro 10.0.9. I just backed up my camcorder using Final Cut Pro and ran into a couple problems: The ...
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Huge time machine backup on NAS needs to be compacted

I am backing up to a QNAP NAS latest firmware using their Time Machine functionality which works great. I run VMware Fusion and learned that it isn't a good idea to backup the VM's. My TM backup for ...
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Are there open source software that let OS X see a generic NAS as a Time Machine destination?

Is it possible to use "Time-Machine" with an external hard-drive through an IP? I have an external HD connected to a Raspberry Pi and I have installed SSH. What I am hoping to achieve is this: I ...
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NAS Shortcut won't stay in Favorites bar

In the past I had my network drive as a favorite in all Finder windows. Nowadays it doesn't work well. When I connect manually CMD + K and type afp://192.168.178.28 the NAS root will be directly ...
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How to connect to a NAS share using a different user name?

I have an iMac running OSX 10.6.8 that automounts a NAS share from a D-Link DNS-320 2-bay Network Attached Storage. On the NAS, both users "user1" and "user2" are members of group "group1". My user ...
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Why is the connection to my NAS really slow/unstable via local network IP but not via dyndns-IP?

I'm having a problem to connect my Macbook Air to my NAS. The NAS has Debian installed and can be reached by any other computer in the network. I can find the NAS on Finder. The NAS is listed in the ...
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Transfer iPhone 5 photo library on to a Network Storage Device

I'm running out of space on my iPhone and would like to transfer my iPhone photos to a NAS and then delete them. I like to view my pictures from NAS via an app. Can somebody recommend a good NAS and ...
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Mac Mini with OS X Server v. a dedicated NAS [closed]

I'm debating on whether or not to get a Mac Mini, install OS X Server, run it headless, with storage attached v. Thunderbolt and use that for network access of photos v. a stand alone dedicated ...
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NAS recommendation [closed]

I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a 4-bay NAS with AFP/TimeMachine support and the ability for me to install s3cmd (a utility for simple S3 syncing). The reason I ask is simple: just having a ...
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Reformat / resize an external hard drive removed from a NAS

I have a 3TB hard drive that I removed from a NAS that is only showing as 800MB on my Mac. Have tried Disk Utility (and terminal diskutil) but the hard drive keeps showing at the wrong size. ...
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Can i turn my Old 2009 Imac into a Multi-use NAS server?

I have a late 2009 imac, everything is perfectly fine with the machine. Can i turn that into a Media/ NAS server?
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How do I have two copies of iTunes using the same library?

I recently bought a MacBook Pro and I already have lots of media on my iMac. I don’t want to eat up the HD space on the MacBook Pro, but I also want to be able to use iTunes on my MacBook Pro with all ...
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How do I do Time Machine backups for multiple computers?

I have 4 Macs that need TimeMachine backups; they all run Snow Leopard, and it's unlikely that they will be upgraded to Lion/Mountain Lion anytime soon. Currently, they are all backed up to a bunch ...
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Why does a network volume have a “-1” at the end after upgrading to Lion?

I have a USB hard drive attached to an Airport Extreme called "Webb Family Network Storage." After upgrading to Lion, about 50% of the time, this volume will mount with a "-1" on the end, showing up ...
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iTunes Match and Library on NAS

I just got a new MacBookAir for my home. It will primarily be used at home with some occasional use out of the house. I would like to use the iTunes server on my Synology NAS to store a downloaded ...
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The operation can’t be completed because the original item for “Foo” can’t be found

I have a little NAS at home which makes some volumes available through AFP. This all worked great. Until I shut it down for a while and reconnected it recently. I can see the device on the network ...
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How does access control work on Mac OS X

I would like to have user access rules on a central Music folder. In other words, I am the owner and editor and the kids can only copy downs music but certainly not change anything (like my tags). How ...
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Send Wake-On-Lan packets from Mac to Nas for TimeMachine backups

I have a NAS box that is "Wake On Lan" enabled. I'm struggling to find a way for to utilise this with my TimeMachine backups from my Mac (Mountain Lion). My intention is that may Mac will wake the ...
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Is it possible to store “on my mac” local folders on a network device?

==== System info: Model Name: MacBook Pro Processor Name: Intel Core i7 Processor Speed: 2.7 GHz Memory: 16 GB System Version: Mac OS X 10.6.8 (10K549) Network: GB ...
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iTunes can not find music anymore after changing IP address of NAS

I have a problem with finding my music again in iTunes after the IP address was changed of my NAS where all my music resides. After switching internet providers, I changed the layout of my home ...
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iPhoto '09 referenced library - modified files are saved locally?

I've been trying to organise my photos better on a NAS (QNAP) that is exposed as an AFP share. I've copied all the JPEGs into an organised structure on the NAS volume manually. I'd like the files on ...
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How to backup NAS using Time Machine

I just purchased a new Iomega NAS IX2-200 4TB. I need to regularly backup this NAS. Time Machine would be the best option. How do I setup so the Time Machine will backup this NAS to my external Hard ...
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How can I make Time Machine work with my Netgear WNDR3700 router?

The story is this: I just upgraded to Mac OS Lion and as it turns out it won't work with my Samba share in the way Snow Leopard used to, for TimeMachine backups. After a bit of Googling I found that ...
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Backing up a NAS (In my case a Drobo b800fs)

TL;DR: We have a NAS that I'm trying to back up. I want to use a Yosemite server to back up one network share to another, with nice indexed incremental backups providing point in time recovery. The ...
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Consumer NAS supporting Spotlight search?

Is there a consumer-level NAS (e.g. making a NAS out of a Mac Mini is at the other end of the spectrum) that supports Spotlight search? That is, searching for the contents within files without needing ...
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Sending a file from a network attached printer via FTP to an Airport Extreme attached hard drive

I have a Canon iR-ADV 400 that has a scanner. I can scan files and send them via SMB or FTP to a network attached device. What I would like to do is send the scanned files to a hard drive that is ...
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iTunes locks up (library on NAS)

iTunes continually locks up on me. I have my library set to an external NAS, and I only launch iTunes when connected to this NAS. Any ideas why iTunes locks up - is it related to the library not ...
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How to repair time machine after it loses its history

I'm running Mavericks 10.9.4 on a MacBook Pro. I do time machine backups regularly to a Synology NAS (behind a Fritz Box router). This worked well all the time. The last backup has been made last ...
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Apple and PC Clients with Excel File Locking on Synology NAS Network Share

Environment: We're almost exclusively a mac-only environment; we have two people in Finance who are less than excited about making the move to OS X, so I've been asked to spin up a file server to ...
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How do I mount a sparsebundle disk image that was created on another machine attached to the network?

I have a NAS drive attached to my router that is configured as Raid5. I also have three Mac's attached to that same router. In the Public folder on the NAS drive, I created a sparsebundle disk image ...
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Cannot mount NAS disk when mac is connected via Wi-Fi (via Ethernet is all ok)

My NAS disk (see below specs) appears automatically among "shared" devices ONLY if my mac is connected to LAN via ethernet cable. Once I detach the ethernet cable, even if I'm still connected via ...
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How to free space on Time Machine on a Netgear NAS?

I have obsolete time machine backup file in Netgear NAS with another one. I cannot so just format or erase whole disk. I just need to delete the non-used file from taking disk space. I am running ...
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Running Parallels VMs from a NAS

As I don't have enough internal storage space on my MacBook Pro, I used to store my Parallels VMs on an external 500 GB HDD connected via Firewire 800. However, that drive eventually died, and I ...