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I am trying to get Spotlight to search files on a AFP-mounted NAS on my home network.

Per the advice in this question, I run the following command to activate indexing:

mdutil /Volumes/name -i on

But this yields the error:

Error: unable to perform operation. (-403) Server search enabled.


When running the command to show the current status, it appears as if search is already enabled.

mdutil /Volumes/name

Server search enabled.


What can be done to resolve this situation? I have seen that there are some other questions about the (-403) Server search enabled error, but I'm not sure how they would apply to my situation.

Searching the NAS in Finder works as intended, however.

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