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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:08 pm 
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Hello,

I have been using my NSA310 for many years. At some point it happened that when browsing the NAS server contents (e.g. on windows explorer), the share/folders are repeating recursively. I.e. I see this kind of folder:

\\nsa310\photo\photo\photo\photo\photo\photo

Like this:
Attachment:
nsa310_photo_folders.jpg

and
Attachment:
nsa310_photo_folders2.jpg


This seems to go on for ever, and each of the photo folders has exactly the same contents.

Same thing with the 'video', 'music', 'admin' and 'public' shares. Any idea what could have caused this and how to fix it?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:55 pm 
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I have read about this before, and I vaguely remember someone had an explanation how this started, but I can't remember the details.

Anyhow, the problem is caused by a symlink inside the 'photo' directory, also named 'photo', which points to it's parent. You can solve it by logging in over telnet or ssh, and execute
Code:
rm /i-data/md0/photo/photo
This deletes the symlink. If it complains 'directory not empty', then it's not a symlink, but a real directory. In that case we'll have to look further.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:48 pm 
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Thank you, that fixed it! 8-)


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