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ReadyNAS AFP Server not showing in finder

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Jul 27, 2013 7:04 PM

In my attempt to self-educate on network admin I installed OS X Server with the intent to use it to manage my ReadyNAS NV + 2.  Before I installed OS X Server I had regular Time Machine back ups from the last month saved on my ReadyNAS and all was right with the world.  The moment I started setting up OS X Server I began to have problems.  I can only assume it was because I wasn't doing it correctly but in any event the end result is I had server installed and acting as my network management tool but where I used to have three icons for my ReadyNAS visible in Finder, I now only have two.  The one that's missing is my AFP.  I can type in a command to open it but it doesn't stay visible and Time Machine still can't see it.  I have the main ReadyNAS(?) and the CIFS formatted portion.  I also no longer have my Time Machine backups.  I believe they are still there but Time Machine can't locate them and so it asks me if I want to start a new backup, which, since not much had really changed in my files I decided to do it.  I selected ReadyNAS as my backup drive (ReadyNAS itself is still available as an option in Time Machine) and let it go.  I came back a while later seeing that the backup window reflected the time remaining for backup to be 5 more seconds with only a few megs left to go.  I thought it would be done soon but I left and came back to find the same 5 seconds remaining message and my total data backed up and remaining backup data had both increased considerably.  I concluded that this was possibly caused by an error in the backup process so I reattempted the backup with the same results.  I have photos, video and pics all stored on my ReadyNAS and I have no way to back them up somewhere else and re-format otherwise that would be something I would consider doing.

 

So to sum up my question is:

 

1.  If anyone knows if it's possible to use Mac OS X Server to manage the ReadyNAS instead of its using its native web interface, any input would be much appreciated.

 

2.  How can I get my ReadyNAS AFP to show in finder again?

 

3.  Would it almost be a better idea to get another external hard drive, transfer my server files to my internal iMac drive and the external drive and re-format/setup my ReadyNAS just so I don't have to mess with it and so I can set it up to work with OS X Server?

 

Thanks in advance for your replies!

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4), Mid 2011 iMac, Mail version 6.5

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