I recently acquired a MacBook Pro 15″ laptop for work. What a nice machine!
We’ve been using SMB to connect our other Mac and Linux computers in the house to our NAS server, but I wanted to give NFS another try given that it’s much better performing. The QNAP NAS server had a bug in that its QRAID-1 feature wouldn’t work properly when NFS is in use. Since that issue was present in the QNAP software more than a year ago, I am crossing my fingers that they have fixed it since then.
Setting up access to NFS shares on Mac OS X has become a lot easier with 10.5 (Leopard). I used the following advice to get my MacBook set up properly:
I ended up modifying my Unix user ID on the NAS server to match the ID used on the MacBook such that permissions and ownership would work properly. As I retrofit our iMac to access the NAS server via NFS, I’ll need to rework our other user IDs too. Using “chown -R userid:groupid” is a godsend on the NAS server to make these adjustments.