Automatic1111 SymLink to NAS for Checkpoint repository

Models/Checkpoints are big, as as we collect so many… I have now moved these to a NAS box with a dedicated 5TB volume for these files

Automatic1111 running on Aurora R11 with RTX 4080 <– 2.5GbE –> Dumb Switch <– 2.5GbE –> Qnap TS-431P3

I’m hoping read performance is acceptable when loading models (my very quick tests suggest I can get >250MBs read)

Originally tried with mklink /J.. but failed with ‘Local volumes are required to complete the operation’ but /D works (is not quite as nice buts gets us up and running)

C:\Windows\System32>cd \Users\theboy\stable-diffusion-webui\models
C:\Users\theboy\stable-diffusion-webui\models>mklink /d Stable-diffusion u:\ModelsSymLinkedToHere
symbolic link created for Stable-diffusion <<===>> u:\ModelsSymLinkedToHere