I'm using FreeNAS and it has the option to share data using SMB or AFP. Since I recently learned that AFP is being deprecated, I'm hesitant to use AFP but I'v read that AFP supports Server Side Copy and SMB on Mac does not.
I want to confirm both points with the Ask Different crowd:
- Does macOS Sierra connecting to a FreeNAS server via AFP support Server Side Copy?
- Does macOS Sierra connecting to a FreeNAS server via SMB support Server Side Copy?
Based on release notes, FreeNAS supports Samba 4.1.4 (SMB3), and thus supports Server-Side Copy when connect with compatible clients.