Ximeta Netdisk Driver For Mac Extra Quality
In addition to the drivers on the included CD, the NetDisk comes with Symantec's V2i Protector backup software, Norton Internet Security 2004, and the JetAudio jukebox program. Unfortunately, it can't match the ease of OneTouch's automated backup.
Ximeta Netdisk Driver For Mac
This is where the NetDisk diverges from the products of theabove-mentioned vendors. They all support standard network protocols and shouldwork with any OS. The Netdisk does not and requires a driver that needs to beinstalled on each PC that will access it.
i got it working. just a few days ago.1) download the source from 2) extract it3) cd to the extracted dir4) run ./configure5) open Makefile in a text-editor, look for "init.d" and change it to "rc.d" (it occours just once in the whole file)6) make7) make install (as su)8) make install maybe will show you some warning messages at the end that /sbin/chkconfig can't be found. doesn't matter cause that would just add ndas to be started at boot. do this yourself by adding ndas to the daemons array in /etc/rc.conf9) register your Netdisk as described there: -ndas/wiki/Usage10) enable it as descirbed at the above URL11) reboot (or just start the daemon, as su run: "/etc/rc.d/ndas start")12) the partitions of your NetDisk-drive should show up as /dev/ndasXXXXXXXX-0p1, /dev/ndasXXXXXXXX-0p2, ... where XXXXXXXX are digits and may be drive-specific. -0p1, -0p2, ... just tells you the number of the partition on the disk. Could be compared to -0p1 is hda1, -0p2 is hda2 on your local drive. So just mount /dev/ndasXXXXXXXX-0p1 or whatever partition of the netdisk-drive with the according file-system.13) don't forget to unmount it again.
some issues: i copied a file with about 1GB to the netdisk-drive and watched the net-traffic with conky. when the commandline showed me, that the process of copying was finished, there was still full net-traffic and just about 800MB of data uploaded. don't know if conky is wrong or the drivers are buggy. but after huge and important traffic to the drive, wait a minute and be aware that there is definitely no traffic anymore. or just take a look at the netdisk-drive, you should hear if it stopped reading/writing.and always unmount it, although i don't know if in this case umount really waits until there is no traffic and no reading/writing anymore as umount itself just can trust the ndas-drivers.
after using the drive for some months with linux, a recommendation: if it's not your only external drive, i would recommend you not to use it as your primary backup-device for important files.i use it since some months. until some days ago, i used older drivers, which didn't really work flawless and didn't make me really happy. the new ones seem to work better, but i still don't really trust them and tripple save really important backups (once at the netdisk and twice on dvd/cd).
but after huge and important traffic to the drive, wait a minute and be aware that there is definitely no traffic anymore. or just take a look at the netdisk-drive, you should hear if it stopped reading/writing.and always unmount it, although i don't know if in this case umount really waits until there is no traffic and no reading/writing anymore as umount itself just can trust the ndas-drivers.
that's the line in my /etc/fstab. your tux-box interprets it this way: - /dev/ndas-13201136-0p2 (the linux partition on my netdisk), should be mounted in /media/netdisk - using the xfs filesystem (i partitioned it to xfs, but don't ask how, cause i don't get cfdisk runing for the netdisk anymore ?!?) - the options user,noauto tell, that regular users are allowed to mount it, and not to mount it automatically on bootup or whenever it's plugged in - the 0 0 section are values for dump and fsck, see "man fstab", the paragraphs starting with "The fifth field" and "The sixth field" tell you what they mean
At the end of this file, add the information for your netdisk. The basic format for a line is DEVICE LOCATION FORMAT OPTIONS DUMP PASS. For our example, we have a netdisk at /dev/ndas-00110749-0p1. We want it mounted at /mnt/netdisk. The format of the netdisk is vfat. For options, we want to use the defaults, allow users to mount it, and to not mount it automatically at boot. We don't need dump or pass for anything. The line we'd add is:
Due to how and when the device drivers and /etc/fstab load, setting the device to automatically mount in /etc/fstab usually does not work. You'll need to either set a boot time cron job, add it to your X session startup, etc. This is outside the scope of this wiki, please see your system documentation for further information on this.
Unfortunately, the Linux version of the driver does not support the simultanous r/w from multiple machines. An NDAS partition can only be mounted r/w from ONE linux machine at a time, the rest of the machines may only use it in ro mode. The only exceptions are the shared filesystems such as GFS and OCFS2. A simple GFS configuration is shown in this Wiki. I just checked the documentation, and unfortunately neither OCFS2 noe GFS drivers for windows exist. So in short, there is no way to simultanously mount any filesystem in r/w mode on both Linux and Windows machines. This is so sad.