View Full Version : OS X SL Server: how to share 1T external drive

May 7, 2010, 03:36 PM
I've just got a Mini running Os X Snow Leopard 10.6.3.
I've successfully install a web server and a FTP across my adsl and a router connection. but I'm facing issue to understand the file management and especially with an external 1 T byte raid hard drive used to extend the space.
I don't find any mechanism to declare this drive sharable and to make it accessible to my users.:confused:
Of course I would like to declare folders accessible by user permission (but this will be the next step)
Thank you in advance for your support

May 7, 2010, 03:37 PM
Well, in 10.5.x Server, Server Admin -> select the server name, and choose "File Sharing" icon at the top.

May 7, 2010, 03:45 PM
I would highly recommend you read the OS X Server documentation.


Permissions can be a complex matter when you get into ACLs, etc. So studying the topic will be beneficial and save you headaches.

May 7, 2010, 03:54 PM
thanks I've done it but my user dosn't see anything. I will try to read again the documentation to try to make it

May 9, 2010, 09:52 PM
read the manual, but the steps are fairly easy and straight forward.

First, create users,
Second, select your external drive and make it a SharePoint,
Third, assign user permissions for your share point.

All of this is done with Server Prefs app, or the Server Admin app.