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

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    Hi,

    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

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    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

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

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    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

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

    Any other suggestions?
     

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