I’ve had a few discussions with some of my colleagues and friends in software development, and one of the things we all agree on is that there is nothing worse than a slow development environment. A lot of us work with IDEs, some need to compile their code, some just have a lot of things open at once. Either way, when a machine grinds to a halt, we want to throw it out of the window and get a new one. Ok, we will accept that sometimes it’s our fault. A typo somewhere can cause an infinite loop, and we only have our selves to blame. Bug usually it’s down to hardware.
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:
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.