Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Hiding Files & Folders from FTP users

The ReadyNAS devices support a variety of protocols, a consequence of which is that shares may include a number of system folders that are only intended to be used to support certain protocols.

By default these files & folders are typically hidden when a ReadyNAS device is accessed via CIFS or AFP, but all of them show up when accessed via FTP which can at best be distracting and at worst downright confusing for users. It can also lead to issues if FTP users were to modify any of those folders for any reason.

Hiding these files & folders, and any others that you may wish, is fortunately easy to do on a share be share basis as follows:

Monday, 8 November 2010

Aperture Workflow with ReadyNAS

Over the past few months I've had a number of requests from the ReadyNAS forum & elsewhere for info on how I implement my Aperture Workflow with a ReadyNAS device. This is a short overview of how I work.

I use Aperture primarily on my iMac that sits in the same room as my Ultra-4 and NV+ NAS, wired to the same GbE Switch, but also on my MacBook when travelling. I have adopted a Referenced Library approach that maximizes my Aperture performance while enabling me to store images on the NAS that can then be accessed by other applications, as follows:

Edit: I have completed some new performance testing of hosting Aperture Libraries directly on  a ReadyNAS via AFP. See end of the post for an update