– - - yes; disabling the cloud access stops indexing; but it also disables one of the biggest features of the OS/5 upgrade.
I think the real issue is;
- Indexing is too slow.
- Indexing should not be on a share-by-share basis. You should only index chosen directories.
I would like to recommend a modification to the software such that you can chose which directories within a share are subject to indexing/thumbnail generation and which ones have access without thumbnails.
Note that I don’t need to have the nas rescanning EVERY file I transfer into a given share. I really don’t need it to try to generate thumbnails for every piece of music; every photo; every video on the drive. Worse; it really doesn’t need to attempt thumbnails for every excel file or PDF on the drive.
Now. . .I could potentially put all the files I want indexed into a separate share, but that seems . . . . suboptimal. What that would lead to is shares like “User A indexed files” “User A non-indexed files” and so on for each user. Much easier to say “Only index Photos folder for 2020 on this share”; and call it a day.
I face this often with Twonky servers. . .it tries to index music and whatnot EVERYWHERE on the drive. . .including backups; working folders; ringtones. . . . EVERYTHING. The result is a disorganized mess. And it takes alot of time.
My solution to this twonky problem was simply: Go into the configuration and point the software to the nicely organized “Music” folder. It then gives a nice result and ignores all the random crud on the drive.
Thank you for listening. Have a nice day.