Network drive mapping and offline usage

Discussion in 'macOS' started by maxmendez96, May 19, 2018.

  1. maxmendez96 macrumors newbie

    May 19, 2018
    Hello guys!

    I will try to be short and sweet concerning what I have to say.

    I have a computer configured to run as a server, running Windows OS. An external hard drive is connected to it. From my Macbook, I have a VPN client so I can connect to my server and access my files on the hard drive wherever I am, remotely, resulting in a sort of a "homemade cloud".

    A question remains, however. Is there a way, without using a third-party app, to map my network drive, but to configure it so my files can be accessed offline from my Macbook? I want to be able to access those file, and I want my network drive be "updated" when I am connected to my local network, or when I am connected to my network via my VPN.

    Hope my question is crystal clear and that someone could help me :)


  2. organicCPU macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2016
    I guess, most third-party apps are using a (custom compiled) rsync version. There is an already preinstalled one on your Mac (in Terminal -> man rsync). Though, I think setting up a working custom rsync solution the way you want is not easy.

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