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Foxtrot Pro with Synology NAS [message #348] Thu, 12 November 2015 11:55 Go to next message
Nico Bos
Messages: 2
Registered: November 2015
Junior Member
Hello Jean Michel,

We are planning on moving production data from our Mac server to a Synology
NAS.
Since Spotlight will not work on a NAS and finding data is very important,
we are on the lookout for a solution that is able to index files located on
a NAS.
The NAS will be used as a old-fashioned fileserver, users mount the
share(s) on their Macs using AFP or SMB protocol.
We would like to know if Foxtrot Pro can be used in this setup.

Thanks in advance,

Nico Bos
Re: Foxtrot Pro with Synology NAS [message #350 is a reply to message #348] Fri, 13 November 2015 10:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Dan Cooper
Messages: 10
Registered: June 2015
Junior Member
Hi Nico

We have a Synology NAS with 15 Macs and 2 PC's connecting with both AFP and
SMB

I found on the Mac side Foxtrot is pretty much the only software that will
search the Synology - this was after a lot of searching for solutions and
trying to get an answer out of Synology why Macs cannot search them (they
were less than useless)

When it works it works very well, even giving previews of documents. But I
have found some issues along the way with connection to the index, but that
could be network issues our end.

Saying that the Foxtrot guys are good and do read these posts and the app
is updated regularly

In my opinion Foxtrot should be better advertised to get more revenue in so
they can tweak it faster. We can help with that guys!!!

On Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 10:55:58 AM UTC, Nico Bos wrote:
>
> Hello Jean Michel,
>
> We are planning on moving production data from our Mac server to a
> Synology NAS.
> Since Spotlight will not work on a NAS and finding data is very important,
> we are on the lookout for a solution that is able to index files located on
> a NAS.
> The NAS will be used as a old-fashioned fileserver, users mount the
> share(s) on their Macs using AFP or SMB protocol.
> We would like to know if Foxtrot Pro can be used in this setup.
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Nico Bos
>
>
Re: Foxtrot Pro with Synology NAS [message #351 is a reply to message #350] Tue, 17 November 2015 09:31 Go to previous message
Nico Bos
Messages: 2
Registered: November 2015
Junior Member
Hi Dan,

Thanks for your reply, much appreciated!

Nico

On Friday, November 13, 2015 at 10:47:02 AM UTC+1, Dan Cooper wrote:
>
> Hi Nico
>
> We have a Synology NAS with 15 Macs and 2 PC's connecting with both AFP
> and SMB
>
> I found on the Mac side Foxtrot is pretty much the only software that will
> search the Synology - this was after a lot of searching for solutions and
> trying to get an answer out of Synology why Macs cannot search them (they
> were less than useless)
>
> When it works it works very well, even giving previews of documents. But I
> have found some issues along the way with connection to the index, but that
> could be network issues our end.
>
> Saying that the Foxtrot guys are good and do read these posts and the app
> is updated regularly
>
> In my opinion Foxtrot should be better advertised to get more revenue in
> so they can tweak it faster. We can help with that guys!!!
>
> On Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 10:55:58 AM UTC, Nico Bos wrote:
>>
>> Hello Jean Michel,
>>
>> We are planning on moving production data from our Mac server to a
>> Synology NAS.
>> Since Spotlight will not work on a NAS and finding data is very
>> important, we are on the lookout for a solution that is able to index files
>> located on a NAS.
>> The NAS will be used as a old-fashioned fileserver, users mount the
>> share(s) on their Macs using AFP or SMB protocol.
>> We would like to know if Foxtrot Pro can be used in this setup.
>>
>> Thanks in advance,
>>
>> Nico Bos
>>
>>
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