Great to be back, it’s been about a year and I have no problem doing transfers (initiated by rsync on TrueOS) from the Mac(Yosemite 10.10) to some mirrored Geli encrypted ZFS USB disk drives on TrueOS.
I worked all this out on PC-BSD 11 last year and wrote it up in that forum (see under “jimserac”).
Some problems still here. I still have to use the Thunar file browser to let me enter the afp:// address to my Mac which is sharing the folders; After entering the afp:// address, a nice popup window lets me enter the userid and password to the Mac. I then have to click on the shared folder and it again asks me for the Mac password and then I’m good to go.
I benchmarked, by the way, the performance of the ZFS copying between Ubuntu and TrueOS. There is no doubt in my mind that the TrueOS ZFS performance was superior.
MY QUESTION: I’m unable to do a clean rsync (on TrueOS command line) to transfer files from the Mac because many of my filenames are in Chinese.
Tried to use the rsync operand --iconv=utf-8, utf-8-mac but TrueOS didn’t seem to know what either of the usb character sets were.
So, I decided to do the rsync from the Mac, which does know what they are, but I can’t figure out how to share a ZFS folder (the zpool of my two mirrored USB disks) from TrueOS so Mac can see them. How does one, for example, create an afp:// share on TrueOS ? I find lots of mixed up stuff but no direct instructions. Where look ?
Pleased TrueOS user, Jimserac