NAS Wonkiness

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Tue May 15, 2018 8:31 pm
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NAS Wonkiness

This isn't Indigo-related per se, and definitely not in my case, but it could potentially be for others, so I thought I'd share.

I keep my music and my iTunes library on a Drobo NAS and have been having huge issues with iTunes. It flat would not load. Froze every time. Hasn't been stable since upgrading to Sierra. I downgraded iTunes, recreated the library, etc.--pretty much everything short of downgrading the OS--and nothing seemed to work. Then I stumbled on what *seems* to be a "solution".

I use the Drobo Dashboard and it mounts the Drobo on my Macs at boot with a friendly name (using afp://). I came across a post (somewhere) that suggested that mounting the Drobo using Samba (smb://) would work better. CMD-K (or Go->Connect to Server) and mount the Drobo manually using Samba (smb://10.0.1.123). Started iTunes, pointed it at the new mount point and iTunes started virtually instantly.

I suspect this is more about the protocol than the brand of device so, more generally: if you're having gremlins with a NAS device (or applications trying to access a NAS device), try mounting it with Samba. You might get lucky.

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Tue May 15, 2018 8:39 pm
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Re: NAS Wonkiness

Similar experience here – I have a QNAP NAS that also works much better when mounting share points using Samba than AFP.

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Tue May 15, 2018 8:49 pm
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Re: NAS Wonkiness

Thanks Jay - misery loves company. :D

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Re: NAS Wonkiness

DaveL17 wrote:
Thanks Jay - misery loves company. :D

Jay :?: :D

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Wed May 16, 2018 3:44 am
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Re: NAS Wonkiness

Dammit.

matt. Matt. MATT.

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Re: NAS Wonkiness

You do realise that Jay is actually just a figment of Matts imagination? And I should know. I own half of his house.


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Wed May 16, 2018 8:23 am
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Re: NAS Wonkiness

I long suspected that they were in fact one person with a multiple personality, but then realized that didn't make sense because--if that were true--they'd be a lot more people.

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Re: NAS Wonkiness

DaveL17 wrote:
I long suspected that they were in fact one person with a multiple personality, but then realized that didn't make sense because--if that were true--they'd be a lot more people.


Who do you think durosity is?

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jay (support) wrote:
DaveL17 wrote:
I long suspected that they were in fact one person with a multiple personality, but then realized that didn't make sense because--if that were true--they'd be a lot more people.


Who do you think durosity is?

Too........many..........jokes.



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Re: NAS Wonkiness

This could explain MANY things.

.. I think this entitles me to 1/3 ownership of the company jet.


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