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arebe
2012-01-11, 12:37
I'm a little embarrassed to even ask this, as I've been a SBS and NAS Duo user for a few years now. Without boring you with the details that led to this question let me just ask it:

I'm running a NAS Duo (Sparc). Do I install the iTunes software (10.5X) on the NAS directly in my Media Share or keep iTunes software on my laptop and my just music iTunes library for SBS on the NAS?

I currently have iTunes and its music library installed on the NAS. I'm confused because my NAS DUO is a Sparc based operating system and this seems counterintuitive to iTunes needed operating system. Everything is working however, with the exception that I'm having stability problems now on iTunes and can't upgrade to the latest iTunes version as it hits errors during the upgrade. Some SBS upgrade ago, I think I must have been in a fog and moved iTunes directly from the laptop to the NAS.

Lost in a circle. Appreciate any clarity. Thank you.

garym
2012-01-11, 13:15
I'm a little embarrassed to even ask this, as I've been a SBS and NAS Duo user for a few years now. Without boring you with the details that led to this question let me just ask it:

I'm running a NAS Duo (Sparc). Do I install the iTunes software (10.5X) on the NAS directly in my Media Share or keep iTunes software on my laptop and my just music iTunes library for SBS on the NAS?

I currently have iTunes and its music library installed on the NAS. I'm confused because my NAS DUO is a Sparc based operating system and this seems counterintuitive to iTunes needed operating system. Everything is working however, with the exception that I'm having stability problems now on iTunes and can't upgrade to the latest iTunes version as it hits errors during the upgrade. Some SBS upgrade ago, I think I must have been in a fog and moved iTunes directly from the laptop to the NAS.

Lost in a circle. Appreciate any clarity. Thank you.

ituns on your laptop, pointed to music on your NAS. I don't think it is even possible to install itunes on your ReadyNas Duo. There is a thingy on the readynas that connnects with itunes in some way, but it is NOT the itunes program. that definitely needs to be on your laptop.

arebe
2012-01-12, 18:32
ituns on your laptop, pointed to music on your NAS. I don't think it is even possible to install itunes on your ReadyNas Duo. There is a thingy on the readynas that connnects with itunes in some way, but it is NOT the itunes program. that definitely needs to be on your laptop.

Thank you for the gentle reply. Interestingly enough, I do have the iTunes software installed on the NAS on media share M. Soo.... I know - how did I get here? I'm going to try and move it back to the laptop- when I have a few days to spare. I would like to know how this is possible if anyone should know. Cheers, Rich

garym
2012-01-13, 06:24
Thank you for the gentle reply. Interestingly enough, I do have the iTunes software installed on the NAS on media share M. Soo.... I know - how did I get here? I'm going to try and move it back to the laptop- when I have a few days to spare. I would like to know how this is possible if anyone should know. Cheers, Rich

Hmmm, I'm not at home so can't check my readynas duo. But I'm almost positive that ITUNES itself can't be installed on the readynas. There is a program on the READYNAS that can stream your itunes music, etc. (maybe an itunes share, I forget, because I don't use it) and the music files can certainly be on your NAS. Best approach I think is to simply install itunes on the laptop (don't "move" anything, just install from apple website). Then point your itunes library location to the files on the NAS.

But I could be entirely wrong on this because although I have a readynas duo, I use it only for some file storage and not for itunes or SbS/LMS. Good luck getting it straightened out.

andynormancx
2012-01-13, 06:28
Just because the iTunes music files or program files are on your share on the NAS, it doesn't mean iTunes is _installed_ on your NAS.

If you are running iTunes on your laptop then it is installed on your laptop. If you are running the program files from the NAS share, that is probably not a good idea.

And no, iTunes cannot be installed on your NAS.