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AFP shares disappeared after setting up Time Machine

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Bougnot

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I noticed interesting behavior:

1. My freenas 11.1 was working fine, I have AFP shares for macs and SMB for Windows machines
2. I've successfully set up Time Machine, and got my machine backed up

Then..

* AFP shares disappeared from Finder. I now see Windows (SMB) shares.
* I am able to connect to AFP shares, but need to do it explicitly

Is that normal? What can I do to bring my AFP shares visible back?
 

kdragon75

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If a share is use for time machine it will hide them so you don't muck with the files. Try running a backup and make sure its working. After that do a test restore once per week as there is a good chance it will break. I have never had any luck with AFPd. I use SMB for all my client shares Mac and PC. It works well enough for me.
EDIT: DO NOT dual share your time capsule folder/dataset with samba as thi WILL destroy you backups (or at least render them unusable in time machine.)
 

fracai

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That's normal. AFP is deprecated and if both are available Mac OS picks SMB.
You can make a shortcut to the AFP share (drag the proxy icon from the Connect window) which should make things easier to connect.
 

kdragon75

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That's normal. AFP is deprecated and if both are available Mac OS picks SMB.
You can make a shortcut to the AFP share (drag the proxy icon from the Connect window) which should make things easier to connect.
SMB is not supported for Time Machine last I checked.
 

Bougnot

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Yes, the Time Machine works over AFP (which I confirmed).

I wasn't aware that Apple now prefers SMB over AFP: but does it play nice with all Apple's specifics like enhanced metadata, links etc?
Would you recommend shutting down all AFP shares and use SMB instead?

I do remember that FAT (ergo Microsoft filesystem) pendrives are trashed by Apples dotfiles when connected do Mac.
 

fracai

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SMB is not supported for Time Machine last I checked.
TimeMachine is indeed possible over SMB. I'm not sure if the version available in FreeNAS advertises the necessary features, but I know it was worked on by the SMB people.
 
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