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NFS with QNAP TS-109/209/409 PROs and TViX-NMT(PoPCorn, IST)

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:08 pm
by AndyChuo
Hi Guys,

I have found a very clear, detailed guide for mounting NFS from your TviX or NMT (Popcore hour, IST)
onto our NAS, although the guide was based on TS-409 Pro but it can also be applied to TS-109 Pro and
TS-209 Pro. Here's the link

Thanks

Andy

Re: NFS with QNAP TS-109/209/409 PROs and TViX-NMT(PoPCorn, IST)

Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:58 pm
by mr_hyde
QNAPAndy wrote:Hi Guys,

I have found a very clear, detailed guide for mounting NFS from your TviX or NMT (Popcore hour, IST)
onto our NAS, although the guide was based on TS-409 Pro but it can also be applied to TS-109 Pro and
TS-209 Pro. Here's the link

Thanks

Andy



Hi Andy,

since couple of weeks i got problems with the nfs connection. (No firmware change on NAS or Popcorn Hour). The standard nfs connection does not work anymore. The popcornhour finds the nas, it shows up all nfs shares and i cann connect to the share. But when i want to go through the subdirectories to view images or other files it does not work.

When i connect to the nas via nfs-tcp:// it works fine as before. It seems to be that it is not possible to get a connection through udp which is the default of the PCH.

Re: NFS with QNAP TS-109/209/409 PROs and TViX-NMT(PoPCorn, IST)

Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 5:18 pm
by drfruit
mr_hyde wrote:since couple of weeks i got problems with the nfs connection. (No firmware change on NAS or Popcorn Hour). The standard nfs connection does not work anymore. The popcornhour finds the nas, it shows up all nfs shares and i cann connect to the share. But when i want to go through the subdirectories to view images or other files it does not work.

When i connect to the nas via nfs-tcp:// it works fine as before. It seems to be that it is not possible to get a connection through udp which is the default of the PCH.

Maybe you should do a firmware upgrade on your Popcorn Hour and try using SMB.
I do not use NFS anymore on my Popcorn Hour A-100 (and also on my TViX M-6500a, by the way). The SMB connection in the latest PCH firmware is fast enough to stream 1080p full-HD video and network browsing is easy.

Re: NFS with QNAP TS-109/209/409 PROs and TViX-NMT(PoPCorn, IST)

Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:37 pm
by KL643
drfruit wrote:Maybe you should do a firmware upgrade on your Popcorn Hour and try using SMB.
I do not use NFS anymore on my Popcorn Hour A-100 (and also on my TViX M-6500a, by the way). The SMB connection in the latest PCH firmware is fast enough to stream 1080p full-HD video and network browsing is easy.


Yes,this is true but when I use SMB it keeps my disks spinning when I'm only listen to MP radio. With NFS my disk do spin down...

Re: NFS with QNAP TS-109/209/409 PROs and TViX-NMT(PoPCorn, IST)

Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 4:00 am
by mr_hyde
Yes,this is true but when I use SMB it keeps my disks spinning when I'm only listen to MP radio. With NFS my disk do spin down...


Same observation here. I use the latest official PCH firmware (i am not a beta tester :-( )

Re: NFS with QNAP TS-109/209/409 PROs and TViX-NMT(PoPCorn, IST)

Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 4:56 am
by KL643
Yup..this started with the latest PCH firmware, so for me a reason to stick with NFS although it is a little slower than Samba at the moment. The strange thing with NFS is that in the System Logs/ On line users I always see the the PCH, even when it is powered off.. :?:

Re: NFS with QNAP TS-109/209/409 PROs and TViX-NMT(PoPCorn, IST)

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:49 pm
by Sparkss
Here is something that I posted in another thread, that appears to be relevant here :

Sparkss wrote:UPDATE : unfs (ipkg unfs3) works fantastic. Here are the speeds that I got to our Dune :

SMB : 9.6 MB/s
NFS (native QNAP) : 8.8 MB/s
UNFS (ipkg) : 16 MB/s

I did pretty much no tuning of unfs and still achieved well over a 60% increase over SMB, not to mention the lesser overhaed (NFS vs SMB) at the media player which will translate into better playback handling. I am pretty sure that if I wanted to play around with knfs (kernel based NFS - ipkg nfs-utils) that I could maybe get another MB/s or two out of it, but there are some link handling limitations to knfs that don't fit into my file system organizational scheme, so I actually prefer unfs. Plus I use it mainly for streamnig media and @ 16 MB/s I am well above the current BD specs for streaming the full BDMV structure/BD ISO.

The TS-509 is now easily meeting my expectations, albeit with some work on my end. Even with little out-of-the-box working as I had hoped, I am still very happy with the overall outcome. Not to mention that I do like more control over things than the GUI and built-in services provided. But I do like the GUI for some of the monitoring components (even though I also installed the cli versions)



Note that the Dune has a "read speed test" function available for any file and that is what I used for my tests. Hope this info helps someone :)

Re: NFS with QNAP TS-109/209/409 PROs and TViX-NMT(PoPCorn, IST)

Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:40 pm
by mrkati
The same problem here I can see the sared folder via nsf on ts-809 but can not access any files inside, so should I use nsf-tcp (this did not work for me).

I plan to stream BD structure from nas and it seems that neither SMB nor NFS will enable the necessary connection speed, right?

Re: NFS with QNAP TS-109/209/409 PROs and TViX-NMT(PoPCorn, IST)

Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:00 am
by schumaku
KL643 wrote:The strange thing with NFS is that in the System Logs/ On line users I always see the the PCH, even when it is powered off.. :?:
Nothing strange at all - nfs is a state-less protocol - the nfs server has no indication when a nfs client silently disappears from the network.

Teach your PCH (or any other nfs client) to properly dismount all nfs shares - and you will find the PCH won't be longer online then...

-Kurt.

Re: NFS with QNAP TS-109/209/409 PROs and TViX-NMT(PoPCorn, IST)

Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:10 am
by KL643
schumaku wrote:Teach your PCH (or any other nfs client) to properly dismount all nfs shares - and you will find the PCH won't be longer online then...

-Kurt.


Hi Kurt, I dumped my PHC a long time ago (old thread)...I'm using a AsRock 330 ION now for a while. So no NFS problems for me.

BR,
KL643