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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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A Mac My NAS of choice is an old Mac. In my case, I had an old MacBook that wouldn't hold a charge anymore so I rigged up an eSATA connection to my 2TB external drive. The advantages to using an actual Mac over a true NAS system: Uses first-party AFP on HFS for optimal compatibility. In particular, it supports Spotlight and fast file searches ...


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Drobo FS The Drobo FS is my new favourite NAS. I've run a Netgear ReadyNAS and a PC-based NAS in the past and neither touch the Drobo FS for simplicity, speed and reliability. The ReadyNAS suffered from poor RAID performance, especially on reboots when volumes needed to be scanned. And the power supply in it was really lame. And the PC-based NAS was just a ...


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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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Since it is advertising its presence on the network with Bonjour, you should be able to simply ping it: ping -c 1 nas-smb.local


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Time Capsule The Time Capsule can be used as a shared drive. It is also a Wi-Fi router, and is automatically recognized as a backup device for Time Machine.


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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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Don't want start any flamewar, but today here is only NAS solution - the ZFS based NAS. ZFS is a filesystem, what has "copy on write" feature, so you will get a backup in every save - fully transparently. ZFS has million really cool features like raid management, snapshots etc.. too much for one post. If you interested can duckduck for ZFS. ZFS is ...


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I had problem of finding IP of maching which is not even behind NAT. Finder shows the name Bonjour Exporer and ping does not resolve it. Finally smbutil lookup <name> worked for me.


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Freenas using generic hardware I love the ability to grab an old computer, fill it full of cheap hard drives, and install Freenas on a CF card or USB drive. Software RAID is reliable. A key point, if any of the hardware dies, the RAID array can be rebuilt when the software is installed on new hardware, unlike some proprietary solutions (NAS or RAID cards) ...


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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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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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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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Setup your NAS to export a NFS-share. Refer to the Synology knowledgebase how to do this or use the following how-to to set it up, fine tune and secure your set-up. You may do it manually in the command line also: Let's assume your media folder is /Shares/Media. Create or edit a file named exports in /etc. The example below restricts the access to ...


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To relaunch the Finder: Hold the Option key and right-click the Finder icon in the Dock, then select Relaunch. Press Option-Command-Escape or choose Force Quit from the Apple menu, then select the Finder and click Relaunch. Log out and log back in to your user account.


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Are you sure that all workstations are connected via AFP? I bet you get the strange folder names because of mangled names = yes (the default) in the samba server configuration. Check Synology bad filenames or Samba name mangling for more information. One solution is to disable SMB on the NAS another is to force OS X to connect via AFP e.g. ...


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Apparently this problem can occur for many different reasons. In my case it was solved by re-launching the finder. A description and solution for this was at http://www.cnet.com/news/fix-shared-computer-not-found-in-finder/ .


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There is known workaround which uses an older version of Droboshare Dashboard software which includes an CLI Xtend SAN iSCSI Initiator written in Java: Download and install Droboshare Dashboard 2.6.2 which is the last version containing the Atto iSCSI Initiator. Download and install Java. Remove/rename the file /usr/sbin/xtendsan/.iqn.filter or replace the ...


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In my case (iMac trying to access files on a Win7 machine) the solution was to add permissions for "Guest" to the Win7 directory. This was previously not necessary. The directory was shareable to everybody and it worked. But apparently now the iMac is trying to connect as "Guest" and adding permissions specifically for "Guest" ...


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Synology does have this walk-through for doing what you want to do. I will mention that (quite some time ago) I used a Synology NAS as a time-machine target disk, and I did get it to work, but found it to be highly error-prone. Not what you want in a backup. Also slow. I'm using a drive with a direct USB3 connection now and am much, much happier with that.


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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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