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397 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 31, 2013 3:59 AM by Don Roedl RSS
Gerard Dirks Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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Mar 30, 2013 10:08 AM



Some of our users have very bad performance within OD on an 10.6 Server


Wenn I login at the server as administrator, I can't acces each home directory of this user? Now I reboot from a clone, but for all the home directories I have no access.


when I now defragmate the drive, with Drive Genius 3, where these home directories then ignored from the defragmation. How can I defragmentate the whole drive?



  • Don Roedl Level 2 Level 2 (210 points)
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    Mar 30, 2013 7:34 PM (in response to Gerard Dirks)

    Can you describe what happens when you try to access a users home directory?


    I'll just add here that I don't find it necessary to defrag OS X becuase of the way it handles files. I have not done that in years on a Mac.

  • Don Roedl Level 2 Level 2 (210 points)
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    Mar 31, 2013 3:59 AM (in response to Gerard Dirks)

    I see. So you are logged into the server as Administrator when trying to access all data in the home folders. So what you do is log in as Root user and then you have unrestricted access to all the data on the homes.


    If the problematic user logins are always the same users, and those users homes are hosted on the same home dir share as the users that do not have a login delay, then I would suspect that something about the user homes are the problem. So what happens if you create a couple of new users and fresh homes, as a troubleshooting measure? Do they have consistently normal login times?


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