As part of the file server set up, I’ve created a Samba share in order to facilitate easily adding files to it form other devices around the house. It’s not been plain sailing, and I’m still not convinced my setup is right, but here’s the pain steps I went through using the terminal on Debian:
After posting my intention of building a home file server for storing my movies, pictures, music and probably other files, I had to order some new hard drives to give me the space I think I will need. They have now arrived so I get to install those into the case, and then set up the operating system […]
I’ve not forgotten to post about my file server, I just haven’t finished setting it up yet, and therefore haven’t finished the post. I’m running into some issues getting the operating system to work how I want it. It sound picky, but there’s some hardware issues involved too, which are being a pain.
This post is the start of a series on setting up a home file server. There’s lots of them out there, but I wanted to document the process I have gone through so that I have a record of it in future, and so that there is an up-to-date resource somewhere online for doing it.