Automount Synology NFS shares from OpenBSD

A nice thing I like about macOS is that it automatically mounts CIFS shares from my Synology NAS. OpenBSD doesn’t seem to have any mounting utilities for SAMBA shares any more. But it can mount NFS shares. And those can be automatically mounted and unmounted using the amd(8) stock tool. So let’s configure the OpenBSD instances for automounting NFS shares.

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Moving VM on ESXi without VMotion or Storage VMotion

One of the missing feature in the free version of ESXi 5 is the ability to move Virtual Machines between Datastores (Storage vMotion) and/or ESXi servers (vMotion). There is, however, a way to move a Virtual Machine from one hypervisor to another or to use another storage space ; at the cost of VM outage duration.

Here’s a brief review of what can be done and how regarding Virtual Machine instances and storage migration.
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Prevent .DS_Store on remote filesystems

Just a quick link to an Apple’s article which explains how to disable .DS_Store creation on remote filesystems. Quoting the online document: “This will affect the user’s interactions with SMB/CIFS, AFP, NFS, and WebDAV servers.

  • Open a Terminal ;
  • Run the following command :

    # defaults write DSDontWriteNetworkStores true

  • Restart or log-out / log-in.

That’s All Folks!