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Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Tech198, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    Since Disk Utility only detects connected drives, is there a way for Mac file system (maybe from Terminal?) to create multiple partitions on an external Nas? Or must you rely on the software that came with the NAS to be smart?
     
  2. CyBeRino macrumors 6502a

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    You can not create partitions on network storage. This must be done on the NAS itself.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    NAS provides software for you to manage and configure the drives.

    I use QNAP and it provides a web front end to do all the work. Syslog, seagate do the same as well.
     
  4. Tech198 thread starter macrumors G4

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    That's why I'm a sing, I also am planning to get QNAP tommorrow, but wondering, if the webGUI supports diving a blank drive I to multiple partitions.


    There doezn't seem to be any mention of this in the online manual.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    I set up two drives as a RAID 1 configuration but if memory serves me, you can create multiple partitions if you wish.

    Personally, that's a little counter-intuitive to using NAS' You can create different shares with differing permissions. I'm not sure I see the need to create partitions on a NAS but that's just me.
     

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