Im a bit confused by User and Share Quotas and how best to setup Time Machine Backups.
I just changed over from Share to User Security Mode. I am trying to create dedicated Time Machine Shares for 2 Machines, as well as allow 2 users to access other shares on the ReadyNAS. Here is a breakdown:
Users and Machines:
User 1 has a MBP Retina with 768GB SSD
User 2 has a MBA with 256GB SSD
Time Machine Backup for User 1 (MBP Retina) - (1.5TB Quota) (User 1 has access only)
Time Machine Backup for User 2 (MBA) - (384GB Quota) (User 1 & 2 have access)
Videos - (No Quota) (User 1 and 2 have access)
Music - (No Quota) (User 1 and 2 have access)
User 1 Personal - (No Quota) (User 1 has access only)
User 2 Shared - (100GB Quota) (User 1 and 2 have access)
My questions are:
1) I want to confirm that once setup, I can delete the ReadyNAS standard Time Machine Backup Share "Backup" and disable the setting in Frontview?
2) Is the best method to use to setup the 2 new dedicated backup shares the method described in this post? I am wondering if I should be using the old 15 step method instead?
3) I am confused that using this method, you assign a quota to a USER and not a SHARE. Does this mean that I should create 2 User permissions in the ReadyNAS for each physical user. Example: User 1 would have two ReadyNAS User Accounts (1 for the Time Machine access with a 1.5TB quota and another with no quota for accessing the other shares)?
4) How do I assign a (100GB Quota) to the Share: "User 2 Shared"
Thank you for your help!
NV+ w/ 1GB Crucial Ram
X-Raid w/ (3) Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB (2.7TB Total Available)
AFP File Sharing Only, Full Data Journaling-Disabled, Journaling-Disabled, Optimize for OSX-Enabled
Fast CIFS writes-Disabled, Fast USB disk writes-Disabled, Jumbo Frames-Disabled
Mid-2012 MacBook Pro Retina connected to 2009 AEBS Dual Band via Wireless N
NV+ connected to AEBS Dual Band via CAT6
APC Back-UPS BN1250LCD