Setting the local timezone on Drobo FS

Want to fix the local time zone on your Drobo FS?

# cat /etc/profile 
# Set the TimeZone explicitely to PST/DST
export TZ=PST8DST

Aside from correcting the spelling mistake I actually want to use my local time zone (London).

Changing the TZ environment variable to GMT0BST did the trick, not forgetting to add this to /etc/profile too.

Automount Drobo FS shares in Mac OS X

To configure Mac OS X to automatically mount a Drobo FS share whenever it is accessed:

Add the following line to /etc/auto_master:

/Volumes/Drobo                      auto_drobo

Then (as root) create the file /etc/auto_drobo and add your mounts to it, e.g.

Share1 -fstype=smbfs ://username1:password1@
Share2 -fstype=smbfs ://username2:password2@

Use the following command to start the automount:

/usr/sbin/automount -vc

Now whenever the volume is accessed it will be automatically mounted.

You might also want to change the default automount timeout setting which is in /etc/autofs.conf.