Sharing multiple drives and make them appear as one

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  1. smellalot, Jan 20, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2014

    smellalot macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2011

    I have a problem with my 2006 Mac mini running Snow Leopard. The Mini is sharing multiple drives on the network and those drives mount as separate volumes.
    When I copy a file from one network drive to another, the file does not move directly to its destination. Instead it first takes a 'detour' through my MacBook which increases the copy time a lot. How can I change this behavior?

    Thanks for any helpful hints!
  2. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    It is working as intended. If you want it to be faster, do the file manipulation directly on the Mac mini.
  3. smellalot thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2011
    Yes, but not as intended by me. There has to be a better way!
  4. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin, TX
    How are you sharing them (SMB, NFS, AFS)? You might try different methods to see if it make a difference. I think some newer version of NFS support Server side copy, but I have no idea if the Finder would take advantage of that feature.
  5. smellalot thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2011
    I share them via AFP. I tried SMB yesterday but it wouldn't work either.

    Any other suggestions?

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