Previously, I had an external drive connected to a Mac Mini, shared, that acted as my file server and backup device. It was really simple- drag and drop files there, done. rsync, done.
Now I have a MBL and have all these problems:
When dropping files there under W7, I get all these complaints about file properties being lost.
When dropping files there under OSX Finder, it stalls for a few minutes as SMBD is busy churing away, and eventually leaves me with a splattering of appledouble files.
It might have a lot to do with the fact that the MBL has an ext4 filesystem that doesn’t have resource forks/metadata.
In any case, I want to get the MBL to run as seamlessly as before under both W7 and OSX. Maybe I want to use Time Machine one day.
I already turned off Twonky via the web interface, but I still see that there is some kind of mediacrawler thing running. Can I turn that off too?
On purpose, I am not installing any WD software on my computers and only access the NAS via the web interface, SSH, or Explorer/Finder via SMB.
I think one set of solutions involves repartitioning and having an HFS+ partition be the share, or maybe just having one big loopback mount. This would involve compiling a bunch of kernel modules (which I haven’t done in a decade) and other warranty-voiding actions. Is this the best way to go, or are there other simpler solutions? All I really want it to do is sit there and hold files and backups for me.