1. Christian Canal's Avatar
    Hi there,

    following setup: Late 2010 Macbook Air 64 GB - iPhone 5s 32 GB - iPad2 16 GB - Synology DS214 NAS - 3TB

    I used to have my 120 GB sized iPhoto library on an external volume mounted on the synology ds214 nas (ext4 formatted)

    After updating to 10.10.3 i converted the iphoto library to my primary photos library and everything worked well; i purchased the 200GB icloud storage plan hoping to sync all my photos to my iphohe 5s and ipad2 (in space saving mode)

    In this setup I was unable to do so because the photos app stops with error activating icloud photo library which states that it can only be activated on volumes formatted with hfs/hfs+. Since the air is my main computer and it has only 64 gb of storage and the synology is not able to format in hfs since it runs linux this will not work out...

    any workarounds?
    Last edited by Christian Canal; 04-12-2015 at 01:40 PM.
    04-11-2015 07:18 PM
  2. kurpaige's Avatar
    External hard drive formatted in hfs just for your photos library and take it off your synology drive. Or keep using iPhoto
    04-11-2015 08:13 PM
  3. Christian Canal's Avatar
    thanks for your reply, I like the synology tough, have it configured as a raid1 so all my data is safe; I don't like the idea of having all of my photos on a single disk with no backup.

    going on with iphoto is not an option, I like the new photos app and the seamless syncing with ios is a game changer for me.

    Anyone knows a nas-solution with native hfs+ support?
    04-12-2015 01:44 PM
  4. jaynelson's Avatar
    How about using an Apple Time Capsule? That's a network disk that's surely in HFS+ format, right?
    05-19-2015 07:00 PM

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