Skip navigation

ReadyNAS AFP Server not showing in finder

732 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Jul 28, 2013 9:06 AM by kijiro.92mac RSS
kijiro.92mac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Currently Being Moderated
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


More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)


  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.