03-24-2010 12:49 PM
I just ordered a NAS-220 and have some set up questions. This is for a home based solution. The NAS will be accessed from a Mac and a Linux (Ubuntu) machine.
I am planning to remotely access my NAS drive through OpenVPN connectivity to my network, which I already have set up. I do not want to use the remote access feature that comes with the NAS as that isn't going to meet my needs.
I want to be able to access the entire drive over the VPN and "see it" just as I would if I were at home. My primary concern is being able to access my media files through iTunes. My iTunes library will reference my media files on the NAS, and when I am remote and VPN'ed in I want to play the music through iTunes directly.
To accomplish this what is the best set up? Should I create a VOLUME for my media files or a SHARE? And if I use SHARES, should I use NFS or CIFS?
My thought was a SHARE that I can connect via NFS, but I'm not an expert with this stuff. I want to be sure to get it right the first time and not have to re-do all of this when I find I did something incorrect.
03-24-2010 01:20 PM
Shares reside on volumes. Best bet is one big volume with one or more shares on it.
Free space belongs to the volume, and all shares draw from the freespace.
Are you sure your connection will be fast enough for music?
A given share can be both NFS or CIFS. Set it up for both and see what works best.
03-24-2010 04:34 PM
Thanks for the input...I will give this a try and see what happens. I kind of misspoke with saying the audio streaming is my "primary" reason. The overall reason is I'm more comfortable with a VPN for access as opposed to these 3rd party internet access services.
As for whether my connection is good enough, we'll see. I hope it is.