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Offline AnshitaMalviya

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How to mount HFS+ external USB drive as a shared volume
« on: August 18, 2019, 09:05:20 AM »
I am trying to mount an HFS+ partition of an external USB hard drive as a shared volume. I am able to mount the disk like this:
DiskStation> mkdir /volumeUSB1/usbshare1-2 DiskStation> mount -t hfsplus /dev/sdq2 /volumeUSB1/usbshare1-2/ I am then able to read and write to the disk:
DiskStation> touch /volumeUSB1/usbshare1-2/test1 DiskStation> touch /volumeUSB1/usbshare1-2/test2 DiskStation> ls /volumeUSB1/usbshare1-2/ test1 test2 The partition is recognized by the NAS:


But it is not showing up as a shared folder:


Is there an additional step to get it to show up as a shared folder?

My goal is for Carbon Copy Cloner to be able to make a clone of my drive onto this disk over the network. If I were to format as EXT3 instead, Carbon Copy Cloner is unable to copy the system files. So, it's gotta be HFS+. The question is whether I can do it through the NAS. Since I am able to mount the drive and read/write to it no problem, I would suspect that it's a minor step that is missing to be able to mount it as a shared disk.

Thanks for any help!


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Re: How to mount HFS+ external USB drive as a shared volume
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2019, 12:44:33 PM »
Welcome AnshitaMalviya  :)

There seems to be a misunderstanding:

Here is the HFS forum (HFS ~ HTTP File Server), it's an http server running mainly on Windows OS.

Your question seems to concern the partitioning system HFS+ ... You will easily find an answer by making your query on a search engine.

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Re: How to mount HFS+ external USB drive as a shared volume
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2019, 01:56:50 PM »
Terminal mount command need /Dev/ path...


I Ubuntu Debian Linux info : https://askubuntu.com/questions/332315/how-to-read-and-write-hfs-journaled-external-hdd-in-ubuntu-without-access-to-os

Try askubunt forum for more q/a https://askubuntu.com/ or Mac apple support forum: https://idmsa.apple.com/IDMSWebAuth/signin?path=%2F%2Fwelcome&language=US-EN&instanceId=EN&appIdKey=529eb2b096d5a3d54162171f0f29ba797e602812660013123243e58bc7bedf56&rv=1

Windows is unable to mount or read a apple Mac os file system. Hfs+ is the hard drive file system such as fat32/ntfs/ext4

Fat32 is the universal file system read by all machine.
« Last Edit: August 18, 2019, 01:59:49 PM by bmartino1 »
Files i try to keep and share can be found on my google drive:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1FOWi3Gqaldld6JLXvZ-biDv4RSguf0IC

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Re: How to mount HFS+ external USB drive as a shared volume
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Re: How to mount HFS+ external USB drive as a shared volume
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2019, 06:22:25 AM »
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