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NAS, how to index and search over spotlight?

Posted on 2015-01-23
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I started a new gig today and like all things i have been asked to solve an issue give never encountered. The marketing firm is  over course a complete mac shop minus several development servers and we us a synology NAS for files storage. Everyone hates it since Spotlight won't index it. I have read and tried mdutil/Volumes/(volume name) -i on command to no avail. Does anyone know another work around or a setting in the NAS to enable this?
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by:strung
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type mdutil (dont forget a space after) then drag the drive icon from Finder to Terminal. It will put the correct path for you.
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by:gheist
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What protocol you use to access NAS?
In general server must be OSX, and even then you need to explicitly enable indexing.
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by:jessebruffett
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It's a stand alone synology diskststion. A 1513+ if my memory serves.
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I can connect to it via smb and afp in finders connect to server feature. After it takes 10 hours to index(on my mid 2014 15 macbook pro retina 2.5ghz i7/16gb/512gb) , it still can't be searched in spotlight and it has to reindex if the machine is removed from the network. Most of our designers use personal laptops with external displays, only a few have left an iMac up there. We are a byod shop.
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gheist earned 500 total points
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That is how it works ;(
Id it was a mac mini then it would index itself and machines get the index right.
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the answer turnes out to be correct, I'm was just hoping that there was an actual solution
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