[Solved] Network volumes - Mount as afp or smb?
The more I dig in, the more confused I get. I'm trying to understand the best way to mount network volumes to my macs. For my particular case it's a Drobo 5N, but in general, what's the recommended way to mount network volumes?
I believe I was reading that afp is the old way and we should now be using smb. However, I'm afraid I got caught trying to switch over. Perhaps I should have left things as they were.
I had been using afp for both finder and CCC backups. To do that, I selected my Drobo5N from the Finder and then selected the volume to mount. This mounted as afp. To mount it with smb, I had to use the "Connect to Server" menu option from the Finder and put in the IP address. This IP address then showed up in the Finder window's sidebar and I could select the volume to mount.
Then when I attempted to run my CCC clone backup to the smb mounted network volume, it ultimately crashed my M1 mac and rebooted.
So I'm back to my questions: What the best way to mount network volumes, afp or smb?
Is there a way to have my smb mounted Drobo show up as a name, such as Drobo5N, in the Finder sidebar, rather than the IP address?
Confused in network land.