Make a NAS mount on startup?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by hobbes1st, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. hobbes1st macrumors newbie

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    I have a NAS (dlink DNS-323) set up on my network. Is there a way to have it automatically mount when I start up my mac as opposed to having to manually mount it each time?

    TIA
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I have a Buffalo NAS. It is always on, but in a standby mode so it turns off basically when inactive for quite some time. Upon starting up it will eventually connect. I am unsure why yours does not. Does it have any software you had to install first? Can you not go to finder/connect and then do that?
     
  3. vandozza macrumors 6502a

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    i think you can drag the mounted disk from the desktop into your login items (system prefs/accounts/login items.)
     
  4. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Dragging an already mounted volume to login items works fine for single users who just logged on, but using the *nix automounting available through fstab makes the drive accessible on start up, prior to anyone logging in.
     
  5. myjay610 macrumors regular

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    Just curious, not so familiar with NASes, but does it share via samba? If so shouldn't bonjour pick it up automatically?
     
  6. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Think about how bad that would work in a large office. If every share available on my network mounted automatically I'd have (no kidding) about 285 disks mounted on my desktop right now. We have 5,000+ computers on this network as I type.

    The automouter is the best way to go. It will mount disks as they are needed. But dragging to the startup folder will work in a small environment where you can count the servers and users on the fingers of one hand.
     
  7. myjay610 macrumors regular

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    I guess I missed where we were talking about mounting the NAS on a corporate LAN?
     

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