Author Topic: Disable creation of thumbnail folders  (Read 1739 times)

cobalt

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Disable creation of thumbnail folders
« on: December 25, 2016, 02:24:21 am »
Is there some way I can disable the Linkstation's bad habit to auto create thumbnail folders for my images? '.webaxs_L' and so on. I have quite a lot of pictures stored, and vould like the file system to be "clean".

VangaMange

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Re: Disable creation of thumbnail folders
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2017, 02:10:54 pm »
Have you found a solution to this, I have the exact same problem. I dont need million of thumbnails on all my images.

VangaMange

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Re: Disable creation of thumbnail folders
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2017, 05:51:22 am »
Apparently there is, according to Buffalo support personal, no way to disable this, it is a built in feature in webaccess so the NAS do not have to recreate thumbnails every time it is being accessed via 4G connection.
And in my case that is crazy, it generates 150.000 files on my NAS and about 145 GB data on the disk.

I miss my old NAS (also a Buffalo).

Strip

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Re: Disable creation of thumbnail folders
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2017, 03:04:44 pm »
Solution to this?

I need to sync folders between my server(s) and my 520, but thousands of thumbnails makes this operation impossible.
My 520 is totally useless because of this... "feature"? :(

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Re: Disable creation of thumbnail folders
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2018, 02:11:24 am »
Any chance that you found a solution for this?

Also, do we know if the system 'recreates' these files if we delete them? Does it recreate them upon use of the files? Upon webaccess of the files? I could maybe write a script to delete them...but I would hate to have to run it daily. I could just run it right before a big copy maybe. Or maybe I am breaking a lot by deleting them...who knows.

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My problem is related to the same hidden files. I don't do backups of my NAS, like you, but I do large photo folder copies from time to time that seem to grab these danged hidden thumbnail files.

Anytime I want to copy a folder of photos, it copies 7-8 times as many files as there are photos (they have them in .webview, .webaxs_L, _LL, _3L, _M, _S, and .thumbnail hidden folders. WTH Buffalo?!). These thumbnail files are small...but they add up. And when doing backups or copies, often total number of files is the speed limiter. Thousands of mini files that add up to 10gb take infinitely longer to copy than 10gb of 1gb files. Now if buffalo was smart and stored them in a system container rather than the actual file containers, then we would have less issues. A. you wouldn't have to deal with them on the daily with copies and backups, and B. you could just go delete a single large 'temp' file type directory full of these hidden thumbnail folders.

Last comment - I can only assume the system leaves remnant files as well in these thumbnail folders when I delete photos...

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Re: Disable creation of thumbnail folders
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2018, 09:08:42 am »
thumbs disabling on ls500 serie

update-rc.d -f thumb-daemon remove

from
http://forum.nas-hilfe.de/buffalo-linkstation-pro-duo/ls520de-erfahrungen-ssh-backup-transmissionkennwort-thumbs-t2708.html?hilit=minibilder



on ls400 serie rename /usr/local/webaxs/sbin/init_thumbnaild.sh
« Last Edit: June 14, 2018, 11:53:41 am by oxygen8 »

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Re: Disable creation of thumbnail folders
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2019, 01:00:34 pm »
Hi all,

I have the same issue and I went crazy about that. I paid good money for that LS only to find out the backups are taking ages.
Instead of tampering the firmware, I found an alternative backup solution using NovaBackup that is going to be temporary.
NovaBackup has in the backup settings a way to exclude the files you do not want. In the backup job settings, add  *.JPG.jpg   in the wildcard field. Also select exclude hidden files and make sure you have no hidden files or pictures.
That will make sure to skip the thumbnail files. I have tried that and you can still see the thumbnail files inside the backup but they are not valid files. They should have the extension .locked or something similar. Anyway, when starting the backup, you should see only half of the files in counting.
I am still waiting for the support team to enable the feature to disable the automatic thumbnail creation.