Rhakios wrote:Couldn't you maintain the file properties if you tarballed them up first?
I'm sure I could, but I haven't worked out how I can unpack a tarball from within the server. If I double-click on a tarball in a Nautilus window displaying a fileserver folder I get a 'cannot open' error. And I haven't worked out how to cd into the fileserver filesystem to use the command line. It must be mounted somewhere, but where? Can anyone help? I'm pretty ignorant about networking generally.
Whether I drag and drop into a 'smb' or 'ftp' window I get the same date/time change. One way round is for me to take the HD out, put it in an usb-enclosure, copy all the files, and then put the HD back into the server. I only need to maintain the original date/time on my photo collection and a large number of word-processor documents which I may wish to access but not to modify.
I see ebuyer are still doing the NSLU2
at a reasonable price, amazon have put it up to over £60.
Yes I was looking at that. The firmware is Linux-based and I've even found a website where you can get alternative Linux-based firmware for it. But because you need one or two usb hard-drive enclosures, it's not quite so tidy, and with the one I've bought, there's a facility in the firmware to sleep the hard disc after a period of inactivity. You can set anything from 5 to 60 minutes.
If anyone else is following this and was thinking of the Netgear SC101
, be warned. Apparently, when they say system requirements, Windows, Windows or Windows, they mean it. It comes with a Windows driver so that the server is seen as drive X:
and it cannot be used with Linux ar MacOS. Unless, that is, the information I found is out of date because I also read somewhere that Netgear were working on Linux and Mac drivers. And, if that's the case, more power to their elbow, say I.