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James

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Keith,

Also found this document. Seems you have a few more options.

https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=2ahUKEwiwnOrywrnfAhVCdCsKHec5DYUQFjAAegQIKxAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thecus.com%2Fdownload%2Fhowtoguide%2FHowtoAccessSharedFolderLocallywithNFS.pdf&usg=AOvVaw3Qkl1e5W3r9Cb3IeOT2F66
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keith_leitch

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Funny you should suggest this, James. That was what I was trying to use for years before I purchased this "proper" NAS. I could never get it to even mount a folder, so I am actually one step further now than I was in those days.

Still, I'm glad you suggested it, because it is worth trying the TAP with another NAS. 

You are also smart to post that document. I found it about an hour ago, and it leads me to think that I am supposed to add and share new volumes as specific mount-points, rather than trying to modify the permissions on the existing folders. I will have to play around with that when I get a chance. Ultimately, the goal is to have my Windows, Android and Topfield systems all access, read and write the same fileset. Otherwise, what's the point?
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James

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Keith,
I just refreshed myself on FreeNFS. Relatively quick to set up.
I created a folder on C: called Files. I then shared this folder.
As per the .ini file - On the Toppy the files appear in a folder called WIN7.
My PC is 192.168.0.012.  The path - /Files


FreeNFS.jpg 

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keith_leitch

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The volume I was using was the issue. I don't know why, but the volume set up by default with the system doesn't seem to work with an NFS share. Once I set up my own volume and shared it through both NFS and Samba, the PVR was able to access it.

Now I have some questions that James or Ian might be able to answer. (Or anyone else, for that matter).

  1. How reliable is recording to the NAS?
  2. If I set the PVR to record to the NAS and it loses access, will it record to the local hard drive instead?
  3. Does the TMS speak NFS4, or just NFS3?
  4. Has anyone ever tried copying large number of files through these mounts? Does it work well, or does it drop out?
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James

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Sorry Keith, not much help really from me. I did try record to the NAS when I first set it up and it worked as expected however,
I didn't really load test it with a quad recording. I use it almost solely to stream media files from the NAS to the PVR so I can't 
really answer questions 2 thru 4 sorry. One thing that doesn't work quite as good is skipping backwards. Forward is fine but a
10 second backward skip may actually only yield a 2 second skip. I usually have to push the remote button several times or push
the play button and then arrow back on the slider.
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keith_leitch

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It's been interesting playing around with this. While I was getting it working, I realised that NASMount is really just piecing together a Linux 'mount' command, isn't it? Couldn't a person just run that from a script in TMSServer?
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keith_leitch

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Well, until I get a safer CIFS mount script working, I have come back to NASMount. Can't get a connection. Just for some history, I was running just fine with these settings, then the hard drive crashed in my NAS, and after the rebuild I just get no connection at all. I'm even getting unwanted reboots (always in the middle of a recording, of course) when I let the TAP run.

I've been through the advice here on the Wiki. The only thing I noticed was setting ownership on the share folder to 'root.' Is that necessary? It hasn't helped me anyway.

Here are my settings:


NAS IP-Address=10.1.1.3
NAS MAC-Address=00:14:FD:19:B1:9F
Local Folder Name=@NASty
Remotefolder MediaFiles=
Remotefolder MP3Files=
Remotefolder PhotoFiles=
Remotefolder DataFiles=/raid0/data/_NAS_NFS_Exports_/Video
Mountoptions=-osoft,intr,tcp,rsize=65535
NAS Boottime=10
Automount=1
Ping Wait=3
Ping Gap=30
NAS Recording=0
MountDelay=5
Timerdelay=0
SilentMode=0
Logfile=1



I have the sharepoint set for Public access. (I'd rather not, but I'm just trying to get this working first).

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keith_leitch

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It appears the problem was caused by having the NAS MAC-Address filled in. As soon as I left it blank behind the = sign, everything worked fine. I can't explain it, but there it is.
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DeltaMikeCharlie

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In the NASMount readme (German), the description for the 'NAS MAC-Address' setting is as follows:

"Wird hier die MAC-Adresse des NAS eingetragen, wird ein wiederholendes WOL-Kommando an den Server abgesetzt"

via online translation:

"If the MAC address of the NAS is entered here, a repeating WOL command is issued to the server"

In this context 'WOL' is probably 'wake-on-lan' and the fact that the command seems to be repeating may cause issues.

 
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keith_leitch

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Right; there you go. I'm running an always-on NAS (wish I wasn't, but I am). Anyone have any idea if it's possible for NASMount to work through a passworded share?
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