Accessing an Edge Filer From macOS
  • 09 Jun 2022
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Accessing an Edge Filer From macOS

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When using a Mac computer to search for files in a share on the edge filer, you can search for these files using Mac Finder. Enabling file searches requires a file index. After indexing completes, you can search for files even when the CTERA Edge Filer syncing is suspended. For details, see Searching for Files on a Mac Computer

Before connecting a Mac to a CTERA Edge Filer configured as a Caching Gateway, you have to configure the Mac:

  • Hidden .DS_Store files are not enabled.
Note

Apple uses .DS_Store files to store the custom attributes of folders. By default, Finder creates a .DS_Store file in every folder that it accesses. Disabling the .DS_Store setting is required when connected to the CTERA Edge Filer.

  • To display icons in Finder for stub files and folders.

To configure the Mac when connecting to the CTERA Edge Filer:

  1. Update the Mac OS X to macOS 10.14 (Mojave) or higher.

    Note

    You can check the version by right-clicking the Apple icon, image.png, in the right of the menu bar and choosing About This Mac to display the version. If required you can also update the software from this window.

  2. Open the Terminal application, located under Applications > Utilities.

  3. Execute the following command:

    defaults write com.apple.desktopservices DSDontWriteNetworkStores true
    

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  4. Restart the Mac.

  5. Download and install on your PC CTERA MacAssist, as described in Installing CTERA MacAssist. CTERA MacAssist integration into macOS Finder includes the following:

    • Icon overlays.
    • Ensuring that files and folders are available locally on your computer..
    • Preview files that are not stub files.

    For details, see Using CTERA MacAssist.


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