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Yes! A simple AppleScript can tell the Finder to tell its front window to update every item. Such an AppleScript can be saved as an Application and then dragged to the Finder toolbar to give you a refresh button The AppleScript you need is quite simple: tell application "Finder" to tell front window to update every item


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It may not suit you, but, if your NAS is capable of running Plex, you can add PlexConnect script to any Mac/Windows computer in your house, which will allow you to hijack the Trailers application in the AppleTV (2nd/3rd gen., no jailbreak required) and have it stream your movies/TV shows from Plex in your NAS box. Google Plex and PlexConnect to find more.


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To answer the op's exact question, "No, ATV is not intelligent enough to stream directly from a NAS". Others have pointed out some options, like using ATV2+Plex, or PlexConnect (which is VERY difficult to setup). Let me thrown my $0.02 in by saying that unless you're running your iMac over wi-fi, this will work fine. Even with my older 802.11g network, my ...


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You don't say how the server mac is sharing the HFS+ formatted drive. I would suspect it is AFP in which case the NAS drive format is largely irrelevant. The NAS will store files on it's storage in whatever format is best for the OS of the NAS, and expose those files through network shares in a single or a variety of formats. The client machines mount the ...


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What you are looking for is encrypting a drive "in place". Some software packages do provide this, however you can also do this with Lion's built-in whole disk encryption, which you have to enable via the terminal, since the diskutility does not expose this functionality. It was intended only to encrypt the main OS disk in place, but is available if you ...


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My solution for that is having only one computer managing the library. First it was a PC running iTunes for Windows. Then, I moved to Ubuntu and started using Banshee for both managing the library and keeping my iPod updated. Finally, I have a Mac Book Pro and I have moved back to iTunes. The Linux server, running both Samba and Netatalk, acts also as a ...


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I would recommend that you look into using rsync. This is a very powerful and widely used backup tool that is included in OSX. You control it via the terminal, or via a script. Meaning that it can be scheduled to run backups at certain times or manually when you invoke it. The prerequisite is that your NAS has an rsync server daemon running on it. The ...


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I've had this happen as well. The best solution is not to let iTunes open unless the drive is connected, but I see how that isn't always possible when on the road. I found that (in OS 10.6 and iTunes 9, at least), if you make the MUSIC Folder in your home directory (~/Music/) read-only, it will not be able to automatically create an iTunes directory in ...


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Synology has a few solutions. Their products are reliable and affordable. There are multiple applications you can install in a few clicks but for S3 backups you will have to go the manual way.


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To keep this general, here are some things to think about: DAS: Direct Attached Storage - Thunderbolt, eSata, USB 3.0, FW800, FW400, USB are the rough pecking order. FW400 is better than 100 MB ethernet, and FW800/USB 3.0 are equivalent to Gigabit Ethernet. NAS: The network matters - latency over WiFi can be a big bottleneck as can the controller chip / ...


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The easiest way to do this is with iTunes. Turn on Home Sharing for your iTunes account and enable the feature in iTunes on your NAS-connected machine and on your machine you wish to use as a source for material to copy. Start iTunes on both machines. From the MacBook Air machine, look for your other iTunes library under the SHARED section in the ...


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I've been having this problem since upgrading to Lion. Perhaps interesting and related, my iMac using a wired network connection does not exhibit this problem while the two MacBook Pro's connected over wireless do have this problem. I've been able to successfully fix this following these instructions: Fix Time Machine Sparsebundle NAS Based Backup Errors. ...


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The question is a bit vague, but having generally considered this idea myself here are some equally vague thoughts... Disk Capacity With a NAS you're (generally) limited to N drives, where N is the number of bays. So a 4-bay NAS will never go beyond 4 physical drives (There may be some NASes that allow external drives, I don't know of any though). Your ...


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When you access a file share, you could try using CMD + k in Finder (Connect to server), and then type the address as a CIFS or SMB path - ie. cifs://my.server/SomeFileShare or smb://my.server/SomeFileShare Disclaimer: I don't have Mavericks, and no access to my Mac right now. And I'm not even certain that Finder doesn't somehow jump on AFP anyhow. Edit: ...


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I used the Intego sync software that comes with LaCie drives. It wasn't great, but it did the job. It is FAT32 compatible. You can get the free LaCie version here (version depends on the drive; you need the code that came with it). LaCie's instructional article is here.


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I have successfully used my Synology NAS directly with my two AppleTVs. There are two different options that I've had success with. iTunes Home Sharing Synology AirPlay support and told it to use the audio renderer that is the AppleTV. Note, you have to be using at least DSM 3.2. Also, I've seen a few problems where it didn't like to play Apple ...


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As far as I'm aware a stock AppleTV will only talk to the iTunes store or a Mac/PC running iTunes. Third party daapd servers such as the one that Synology embed in their NAS line won't work without hacking the AppleTV. Currently the hacks for the black AppleTV are just getting started but Firecore have mentioned being able to play almost any media file from ...


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I use Remiew I can view any photo I saved on my PC from iPad as it gives full control on folder navigation, i.e. I can browse all folders of my pc without any restrictions. One restriction it that it shows images only, no other file types are shown. It was a bit tricky to set it up at first, but it works fine for me and it's free.


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I can answer the second part of your question. Since you just updated the MacBook's iTunes settings to point to the NAS, it's iTunes library file still resides on the MacBook. This is a .itl file in your ~/Music/iTunes folder. iTunes relies on this database to tell it what's in the media folder. If you add stuff to the media folder without adding it through ...


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iTunes keeps a lock file in the directory to see if there is an instance of iTunes running - only one is allowed at a time. Similarly, if you're using the same directory, each version of iTunes will overwrite the library file, so trying to maintain two different sets of music within one tree isn't really possible. At least, that's what happened last time I ...


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Yes - this is how FileVault works on Lion with DAS storage drives. It encrypts data in place. The downside is you can't use that drive with older Apple OS and non Apple OS. It's not clear if this works for arbitrary NAS - but I have tried it on TimeCapsule to ask TimeMachine to encrypt the data and it seems to be safely locked away from my basic testing. I ...


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I recently needed to replace an old NAS at home, and the cheapest option for my requirement was actually to build one and install FreeNAS on it. You can add as many drives as your chassis will take, configure them to be RAID, mirrored, or independent, use UFS/ZFS on the partitions, and configure your shares as Windows, CIFS, or AFP with individual user ...


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Yes, the FAT is the problem. Time Machine needs an HFS+ formatted drive. That's quite logical, since files copied from your HFS+ system have many attributes that could not be handled by the FAT filesystem, not even counting the files too long, or the characters that could not be accepted as a valid filename on FAT drives :)


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This tutorial should be able to help you: http://www.reasonablyopinionated.com/2011/11/time-machine-backups-to-drive-on.html I just tried it and it worked for me. Not sure how reconnects will go after a reboot or something, but it shouldn't be that difficult to get working again.


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There is the tmutil setdestination command that you can use in Mountain Lion, even when the GUI is not showing the unsupported drive. Stole the answer from this blog post: http://roadglide03.blogspot.co.il/2012/08/using-smb-share-in-mountain-lion-for.html


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You question is a bit unclear. How do you back them up to the NAS currently? Time Machine can backup to network drives On supported NAS machines so you need to check with your NAS vendor for the particulars. The other option would be to have one of your Macs host all the Time Machine backups.


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What you need is a network location manager program, typically these allow you to perform certain actions (e.g. connect to a network drive) when the machine is on some networks and not on others. Several years ago I was using one, now defunct, so I can't recommend any from experience. What I found now are things like Sidekick ($29), Control Plane (free). ...


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Is iTunes Match an option? I have a a MacPro that has my actual iTunes library, but I have full access to it from my iPhone, MPB, AppleTV, etc. It's not free, but it's a pretty significant service IMHO. I think it's probably the most elegant solution :) Ok, so your best bet is probably going to be the external HD. Make sure iTunes is closed on the ...


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You could set up something like this (Make sure that your iTunes Library File (iTunes Music Library.xml) is on your mac, not on your NAS): Create a playlist "On the go" Use this script to move the files in the playlist from your NAS (iTunes media location) to your mac. On the go, with no connection to your NAS: iTunes will tell you that the files are not ...


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If OS X detects the NAS as a possible backup destination, you should be able to option-right-click (hold option while right-clicking) the Time Machine icon in the menu bar, and select "Browse Other Backup Disks". The AFP mount should show up there and you should be able to browse it. Alternately, just mount the sparsebundle. It works just like a .dmg. If ...



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