spotlight – Indexing NAS with “mdutil -i on” with Sierra not working anymore

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I used to index my NAS with the command line mdutil -i on. Ok, I know it's not perfect, but it worked for me.


But since I updated to macOS Sierra it's not working anymore.
If I type mdutil /Volumes/name -i on I just get the feedback Indexing disabled. It doesn't matter if I use SMB or AFP (SMB was always working for me).

Maybe this information is helpful for a solution, if I mdutil /Volumes/name -E I get the feedback: mdutil disabling Spotlight: /Volumes/archiv -> kMDConfigSearchLevelFSSearchOnly. Indexing disabled.

Does anyone has any solution?

Author: Subham

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