I have a USB-HDD, formatted as ext3 connected to my router, so I can use it as a home-network storage. It works quite well, however, when sending a lot of files to the harddrive (I tried to do a backup/syncing of my complete home-folder with unison), it silently cannot be accessed at some random time. That means - I can neither read nor write to the drive, restarting the router is the only thing that works. By restarting I mean to unplug the eletricity-cable. When I reset the router with the reset-function, it won't connect to the internet again. When I restart the HDD (it has a power switch), it is still not accessible.
The drive stops working also when I copy a lot of files with nautilus. It works fine if I only copy some files.
I've mounted it as an Samba device, as this is was my router is a capable of. I also tried an FTP-drive, but the same thing occurs.
Is this an router security issue (a lot of files at the same time—I'll block that device!)?
Or an GNOME/gvfs/nautilus issue (I access the drive via /run/user/1000/gvfs/smb-share....)?
Or something else I didn't think about?