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Can someone tell me how to reliably backup over a network using TimeMachine, without a TimeCapsule?

I've got a huge server (running Ubuntu Linux) which has got a 2TB raid sitting there just begging for me to backup to it. I run netatalk to enable sharing via the AFP protocol to my Macs (all my ...
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Converting UTF-8 NFD filenames to UTF-8 NFC, in either rsync or afpd

I have a home file server running FreeNAS 8. A few days ago I used rsync to upload my entire iTunes library from Mac so that I could load my library over the network instead of off a slow USB drive. ...
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Is there a way to connect a remote folder with local cache on OSX or Windows workstation?

A company with 50 graphic designers are working on the same file server. They are using mainly Indesign. A typical project is a 60 pages indesign document with 1.5GB of linked files (something like ...
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AFP painfully slow

Copying a file using AFP took 40 minutes but using scp it only took 7 mins. Why is AFP so slow? My setup: D-Link DIR-300 wifi router iMac with Snow-Leopard serves AFP Macbook with Leopard is the ...
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OS X AFP shares and access

I am running 10.5.6 Client as a mini server and am having problems with AFP shares. All clients are OS X 10.5.7 I have created three users for 'File Sharing' only on the 'server'. I have created ...
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Invalid argument when copying files with ? in filename on OS X

I'm trying to copy files from an AFP share to an SMB share. Several files on the AFP share have a ? in the name. If I try to copy them, I get invalid argument'. I don't know how the files got the ? ...
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Wide Area Bonjour using DNS SRV Records

Running Apple's Lion Server (10.7.3). I am trying to get VPN clients (clients on another subnet) to see the server's Apple File share. I know that Bonjour doesn't route over a VPN or subnet, so I am ...
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Pros/Cons of filesharing protocols for a Mac environment

In our school division, we have a OS X Server sharing files to up to 120 Mac clients [for things like home folders and group sharepoints]. The AFP protocol is the easiest to set up and use, but that ...
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Preventing ‘ghost’ AFP mount points

We've got a problem with OSX 10.6 clients seeing 'ghost' mount points to an OSX Server 10.5 over AFP. On occasion (5 times in the past month) the client machine seems to have some sort of connection ...
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Lag in MCX (Workgroup Manager) controlled Macs

At the beginning of the day and on semi-random days, some of my Mac users are experiencing heavy lag. For example, 5-10 minutes to login, several minutes for Safari to load, visible delays while ...
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Shared folder mounted on OSX: NFS, WebDAV or AFP?

We are trying to figure out how to best mount a network share on OSX machines (only). We went with WebDAV initially which does what expected but it's extremely sluggish. Also the Finder seesm to have ...
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AFP file permission issues with Mac OS X

I have two clients (one windows XP and one Mac OS X) connected to a UNIX server (centOS). The windows client connects through the Samba file protocol, and the Mac through AFP. For some reason the Mac ...
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Mac (10.6.4) AFP Share (Network Applications) permissions issue

I have a share point for the shared applications folder. This auto-mounts on clients correctly but when a file is created the permissions are such that the owner can't write to it (locally: root:wheel ...
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netatalk 3.0 wont start on ubuntu server

Netatalk 3.0 built from sources using ./configure --with-init-style=debian --enable-debian On startup i'm having troubles: Aug 09 01:30:11.415825 netatalk[15692] {netatalk.c:162} (N:AFPDaemon): ...
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FreeNAS AFP Doesn't Authenticate

I just set up a FreeNAS 8.0.3 server and am trying to use its AFP (Netatalk) service to access it via a Mac OS X Lion system. I created the ZFS volume, set its permissions to include my user in its ...
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autofs mac os x afp not loading as correct user?

I am way out of my depth, and I am trying to get all of my nodes on a cluster to mount a drive on my head node. I am using OS X 10.6. I've got /etc/auto_master and /etc/auto_afp configured according ...
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10.5 clients cannot connect via AFP to OS X 10.4.11 server

Server : xServe running 10.4.11 Login with AFP is successful with Clients: all 10.6.x all 10.4.x Login fails ( or more accurately never produces a login dialog window, just get a "Connecting to ...
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AFP is much slower than Samba… How can this be?

I got a FreeNAS Server running (FreeNAS 8RC2) with a raidz1 ZFS pool that shares a volume with both AFP and SAMBA to multiple Mac (All running Snow Leopards 10.6.6). After some testing, I've noticed ...
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Removing DS_Store files and variants?

I am running an Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS server. Frequently I open up files using AFP from my Mac. Inevitably this created .DS_Store files on the server (although for some reason they are named :2eDS_Store. ...
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AFP (netatalk) vs. SMB on ubuntu server?

I set up an ubuntu fileserver. We use macs only, so I would to suggest to use the netatalk open source afp protocol for sharing. But if a windows pc would need files from the server in the future, ...
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Make avahi advertise multiple machine

Is it possible that a single machine running avahi advertises other machines sharing files over afp ? I have different machines running Gentoo but I don't want to run avahi on each server.
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3rd party software to connect to AFP protocol from Winbox?

Is there any Windows software that will allow me to use the Macintosh AFP protocol to connect to a server? I'm using Windows XP and Windows 7.
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AFP - Apple Filing Protocol and #: are they altogheter incompatible?

My company uses Mac and they have a lot of filenames with #. I noticed that using an external NAS (not Apple, but Synology or Qnap), the 'search' failed when it meet file with # in a file name. Is ...
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Netatalk and Snow Leopard Slow transfer speed

I have a simple setup of netatalk afp server on my OpenSolaris box. And I also have samba on that box. transfers from netatalk to my mac mini with Snow Leopard 10.6.8 go at speed 2-3 Mbytes/sec but ...
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Permissions problem on mounting afp drive

I am trying to mount a network drive via AFP on an Ubuntu 10.04 server machine. After installing AFP support, I use the following command: sudo mount_afp afp://USER:PASS@afp.host.com/directory/ ...
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Which daemon realize afp fileshare in archlinux?

How can I implement filesharing via apple´s afp protocol on an arch-linux box? My system should serve files to multiple clients with different operating systems. (Windows {XP,7},OS X) For the Windows ...
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Mounting a folder that is on a Time Capsule

We don't so much have a file server in our little office, so I thought we could maybe use an Apple Time Capsule (which I already have). I'm having trouble mounting it, with the following: mount -t ...
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Prevent AFP share access over VPN connection?

I need to setup a restricted external access to file shares on the network. Thing is, there are some sensible files that require to be hidden when someone connects from the (eventual) VPN. Setup: ...
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Are ACLs for share points in OS X 10.6 fixed

Share points are 'broken' in OS X 10.5 in that inherited write permissions always take precedence over ACLs at the sharepoint itself. http://serverfault.com/questions/39976/os-x-afp-shares-and-access ...
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Can netatalk be configured to adhere to ACL's?

Is is possible, and if so how, to configure Netatalk to respect ACL's? I'm running Debian Lenny, with the ACL packaged installed. ACL's work great using SSH, which is why I started using it. But, if ...
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Slow directory listing on remote ExtremeZ-IP/SMB windows file servers

I have Win2k8R2 file servers set up around the globe to distribute files using JAMF's Casper Suite to Mac OS X systems. However I've been noticing some very slow server responses lately. For example. ...
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Netatalk authorizing with Windows Active Directory Clients

We have an Ubuntu server that we intend to use to share videos and other content over AFP to our client Macs. AFP works flawlessly by setting the allow list to one single user. The problem arises when ...
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netatalk / AFP connection issue

When i tried to access some shares via AFP using Mountain Lion, I got some error messages. Oct 17 23:41:44 px6-300d-KZLWIS afpd[23169]: =============================================================== ...
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I can't move files from one folder to another on a netatalk share

I'm running netatalk v. 2.1.2 on Debian Squeeze. The clients are Mac OS X 10.7 boxes. I have no problems copying files to and from the server, deleting files, creating new files or folders. ...
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Apple File Sharing fails to connect

Running OSX Lion Server (10.7.4), and about once a week or so the Apple File Sharing service stops letting clients connect to its shares. On the client we will see a dialog box stating "There was a ...
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Permissions with Netatalk

I just set up a AFP server running ubuntu server edition. I've got a couple of questions regarding permissions when using Netatalk. First of is it even possible to change the permission/owner of a ...
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AFP AD ACL permissions issues with external drive

Mac OS X Server 10.4.11 connected to an AD domain system serving AFP shares to Mac OS X 10.5.8. If I create a share on the the internal RAID of the server with an ACL that allows RW to all ("Domain ...
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Using Bazaar (BZR) on AFP or SMB mounted server not wroking

Has anyone been able to get BZR working on a mounted AFT or SMB mounted share? I've tried both (The AFP volume is actually coming off an Xserver.) and neither work. I have BZR 2.0.0 and am running ...
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FreeNAS 8 connection limit

I have an issue with FreeNAS 8 where if more than 20 users try and connect to the server at the same time the 21st cannot and the login screen will shake as if to show the user the password is ...
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Slow netatalk authentication / connectio speed

i have a netatalk server running on ubuntu server 10.04.1. connecting and moving files works generally, but, when connecting / authenticating the server needs so much time. when i connect using my mac ...
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afp/smb transfers caps at 2 megabytes/sec, wireless N

I wanted to transfer files between two mac computers. The network is wireless-N and both computers have wireless-N modules in them. The problem is that when I transfer files between them, via file ...
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AFP Share Mounting Issues

I have setup some AFP shares on our bespoke NAS system running FreeNas but seem to be encountering some issues. All the permissions are the same and the shares setup exactly the same way. I have 4 ...
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Which file sharing protocol (SMB/AFS/NFS/SMB2/SMB3) is best for an mixed client environment within an ad?

I'm just setting up freenas with ZFS and was wondering which file sharing protocol / data transfer protocol is the best to use? Has anyone experiences? I guess i have a very typical business setup. I ...
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mount_afp on linux, user rights

I need to mount a remote filesystem on a linux box using the afp protocol. The linux box runs an old Debian 4. I downloaded the source code of mount_afp, compiled it and installed it with all the ...
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Shell script to fix bad filenames? [closed]

I'm IT at my small firm; and, despite my dire warnings, everyone puts files on the server with awful names, including leading & trailing spaces, bad characters (including \ ; / + . < > - ...
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Mac data Backup-ped via SAMBA instead AFP: is it a bad thing?

i've a QNAP Nas, but at the moment the AFP protocol seems to be bugged. I've an office with 5 mac who saves data into a Mac Server. I want to backup data via Samba protocol to the Qnap Nas Server EXT4 ...
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Protect subfolders in a public share

CentOS box with smb and afp. There is a a share that everyone has read/write access to, I want to prevent a couple folders within that share from being able deleted, but still allowing full ...
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Automounting AFP Share For OpenDirectory Users (Mac Lion Server)

We're moving all our Mac's from local logins to OpenDirectory logins in an effort to keep everything secure and to also solve issues we have with a Tiger server buggering permissions on an AFP shared ...
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MacOS creates a new mount on AFP path calls

following scenario: In my webapp, my customers are using Firefox as target browser. They have the need to open afp:// folders via Javascript. To make a long story short, this really works. You need ...
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Updating AFP version on Windows Server 2003

We have a couple of Macs, running Leopard and Snow Leopard in our otherwise pure Windows environment. We cannot get file names longer than 31 characters and some times the file permissions gets ...