Before we begin:

The information in this post is presented as-is for educational purposes only and comes WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. If you break your NAS you get to keep all the pieces! I accept no responsibility whatsoever for what you do with this information.

So I had a little run-in with my Seagate 4-bay Business NAS. And while the fix presented in the previous post is a decent low-risk solution, I wasn’t really satisfied with butchering my music collection just because a NAS was misbehaving.

If, hypothetically, you have telnet access to your NAS you may be tempted to edit /etc/minidlna.conf and change db_dir=/var/cache/minidlna to something that doesn’t reside on a tmpfs partition. That will work, I can tell you. Until the next reboot, that is…

For those out there that want to permanently alter configuration files on a Seagate 4-bay Business NAS (and you know what you’re doing): upon reboot a rsync job overwrites /etc (amongst others) with the contents of /usr/config/backupconfig .

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