Archive for December 12th, 2012
Various forums throughout the Internet have users stating that even though they’ve disabled media indexing the @eaDir folders are still being generated, and even outside the indexed folders.
In order to completely stop the generation of @eaDir folders, it’s necessary to disable the services that are generating them.
Note that after a DSM update, these services may be re-enabled.
To disable these services, log in to your Synology NAS via SSH, then do the following:
cd /usr/syno/etc.defaults/rc.d/ chmod 000 S66fileindexd.sh S66synoindexd.sh S77synomkthumbd.sh S88synomkflvd.sh S99iTunes.sh
After disabling the services, you may want to delete all the created @eaDir directories.
Any feedback on the above is welcome, please leave it in the comments section below. Thank you!
The @eaDir directories contain extended attributes and thumbnails that take up quite a bit of space, not unlike Windows Thumbs.db files.
Here’s how to get rid of them easily from the command line.
First, SSH into your Synology NAS box and log in as root, then type this to locate the @eaDir folders:
find . -name "@eaDir" -type d | more
If you’re happy you’re not going to accidentally delete something important, then make it happen:
find . -name "@eaDir" -type d -print0 | xargs -0 rm -rf
Note that after deleting the directories, you may also want to disable the services that created them.
Do you have any feedback on the above? Please leave it in the comments section below. Thank you!