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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 »
I'm only trying to help i mean no offense.
thank you for your time and patience,
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Re: How to mount HFS+ external USB drive as a shared volume
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2019, 06:04:10 AM »
This particular HFS forum is for:
Http File Server, HFS
Not
High-performance File System, HFS+

In fact,
Http File Server runs on Windows/Wine and can use Fat32, exFAT and NTFS file systems.
It is not compatible with the Circa 1998 Apple Macintosh HFS+ file system; so, that is not successful.  However, Fat32 and exFAT are cross compatible and should work.  Use Fat32 for small disks or exFAT for large disks.  Format on the PC, and then they will work for both PC and Apple.   
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_system#exFAT
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_File_Server


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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 #6 on: December 05, 2019, 06:22:25 AM »
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