Storage is the retention of retrievable data on a computer or other electronic system; memory. This tag should be used for questions about how to store data on the Pi, how to store data to be used by the Pi, and about how to use the Pi to store data for other computers.

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How to enable aufs support on raspberry Pi, specifically, raspbian?

I have installed raspbian (and 2 other distro's) on an 8G Class 10 card in my raspberry Pi 2 and I am running out of space on root filesystem after adding a few applications. I understand from debian ...
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rPi2 + Sandisk Ultra/Extreme plus/Extreme pro: would it work?

I'm thinking of using Sandisk Ultra/Extreme Plus/Extreme Pro with either 8GB or 16GB capacity. I've searched the net about people having problem with Extreme/Ultra series but those are from older ...
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How to make a high powered USB hard drive work with the Pi?

I tried directly connecting my WD My Passport Ultra 1TB USB hard drive to the Pi but it draws too much power, and it doesn't even run the OS. Is there any way to connect it without damaging the Pi?
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Is it possible to use an external hard drive for Raspberry Pi & Xbox One?

I recently purchased a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B to use as an entertainment center (with Retropie for playing roms & Kodi for playing media). I have an external harddrive that I'd like to store my ...
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Move (not sync) files from Raspberry Pi to some cloud solution

I use my raspberry pi to collect pictures, movies via motion and the raspberry camera (Home surveillance). When the pictures are made, I want to move them to some cloud solution so that they are ...
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Using RPi to run multiple (10+) virtual machines that are all running a game

So I'm thinking of getting an RPi to do one thing and one thing only: Run several virtual machines and have a game open on all of them. Do you think this would be possible, given that storage capacity ...
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Mounting one USB stick to multiple locations [closed]

I have a USB stick permanently mounted to my Pi to increase its storage capacity and to reduce strain on the ever so volatile SD card. At present, the USB stick is mounted to one of the users' home ...
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Raspberry Pi as a link between a scanner and cloud storage

I've never had a Raspberry Pi in my hands. I'm just looking for a device to perform a specific single task and I wonder if Raspberry Pi could be my solution. My situation is this: I've got a portable ...
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Which cloud storage service will be better for my needs? [closed]

I'm using multiple Raspberry Pi devices. I use one for RPi software development (I'm programmer), one for multimedia (RaspBMC), and one for other purposes. The way I'm moving files to these devices ...
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How to write raspistill image to usb drive

I want to write an image with raspistill (or video with raspivid) to a folder on an usb drive, but get an error. I connected my usb drive and found the storage location with sudo blkid: /dev/sda1. To ...
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Will reformatting external hard drive to Ext4 from NTFS speed up data transfers?

I have two (externally-powered) external USB hard drives plugged into my Raspberry Pi. I use this to download torrents (using Transmission) and to share these with the other computers on the network ...
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How can I save images of the RPi camera on a network drive?

I would like my RPi to take a sequence of images and store them on my mac directly. My mac and RPi are connected via ethernet cable and I can ssh into my RPi via ssh pi@192.168.1.20. I installed the ...
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16GB Micro SD Card, but out of space.

I have a 16 GB SD card, but apparently I am already out of space! I ran ncdu / and apparently I am only using 2.5 GB. How is this possible? There is no way that the OS (Raspbian) is taking up the ...
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If I mount a SD reader (for external storage) will I be able to access any SD card in the same way?

I think this may work, but I wanted a second opinion before I go off and buy all of the parts! I am working on a data logger where it would be useful to use a second SD card (not the OS card) to ...
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What exactly is a DataFlash Board (AT34DBXX) and what use is just 4MB?

Along with my DVK511 board (which I am loving), one of the boards that came with it is a SPI interfaced AT45DBXX DataFlash Board (DataFlash Board ) it came with some sample source code, and via ...
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android device as USB Mass Storage

I've connected my nexus 4 to one of the usb ports on the model b, but it fails to mount the internal storage in /media. How do I get access to the internal storage? Connected as Media device (MTP), ...
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How to use flash storage as blackout-proof volatile memory?

I plan on using the Raspbian derivative Industrial Perennial Environment or a similar solution to create a blackout-proof headless Raspberry Pi for use with various electronics. Obviously this means ...
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What type of SD cards can handle a high volume of read/write?

I am looking for SD cards for my Pi's that are going to be the most stable, as I will be doing a lot of read/write. What type of SD cards will be the most reliable and be able to sustain a high volume ...
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How long until corruption with tmps /tmp and /var/log when pulling the AC plug? [closed]

I searched for similar questions, but none really seems to answer the question. I have the following scenario: I mount tmpfs in /tmp and /var/log (like ...
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NAS storage mount is not showing

I got my first 2 pies yesterday, and they are indeed funny to play with. But I have a problem, when I try to mount my NAS server to pi1, nothing happens. - Funny is that I do the same thing on pi2, ...
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use ssd as main drive

I would like to know, if it is possible to use a SSD as the only drive for a Raspberry PI. The reason is, I would like to use it as database- and webserver and I am not sure about the lifetime of ...
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RPi does not work with USB thumb drive anymore

I recently upgraded my RaspberryPi's storage using a 64GB USB Thumb Drive. I use my Pi as a BittorrentSync "Server" to have my files always accessible. Currently, this is the only operation it does ...
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Using the SD card sometimes after installing filesystem on USB stick?

My question might have been a little confusing, so let me clear it all up: I have installed the filesystem for my RPi on a USB stick to preempt the corruption of the data on my SD card. That's all ...
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Arch Linux Encrypt entire drive

My Pi is set up as a PHP MySQL (Percona) server and I think that I have managed to make it quite resilient against online attacks but it is still very vulnerable against someone just taking out the SD ...
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Flash storage on the GPIO?

I was thinking, if this possible to connect a flash storage on the GPIO, I know that I could just use one of the USB ports and attach something similar to this, but that will take one of the ports, ...
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How to tell how much memory is left on the SD card?

I have a raspberry pi, I've downloaded quite a few extras on it. I would like to be able to check how much memory I have left on my SD card. Is there a command that tells you memory available? Is ...
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seagate U series 9: compatible with pi?

My digi box I disassembled recently, and it yielded an 80 gb Seagate U series 9 hard drive. Put simply, can I use it with my pi?
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How to get a good overview over used space?

I wondered whether there is a command line application to give me a good (maybe visual) overview over the free/used space left on my sd card. ls -lh is nice but it does not show me how much space the ...
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USB RootFS Problems

I've got another puzzle for you. I've recently switched my Pi so that it boots on the SD card, and runs root on a USB Disk. Problem is, when I switched the cmdline.txt to search for the USB drive ...
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Boot from SD but use a thumb drive as RootFS

How would I make my RPi boot from the SD card, then immediately direct to my thumb drive (USB/Flash Disk) to run the Root FileSystem. I need to do this because I will be doing some quite heavy storage ...
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How do I set up a storage device that is only “on” when used?

I use my Pi as a homeserver (headless via ssh, always on, restarted once a week). It's running raspbian, and I am running Ubuntu on my Desktop. Now, I want to add hard drives for backups and NAS to ...
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Options for mounting a hard drive to lessen the chance of data loss?

I have a Raspberry Pi as my NAS machine with a USB external hard drive connected. When I remove the drive or power down the machine, I don't want to SSH to the computer (non-technical people will be ...
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transmission-daemon troubles

I set up transmission-daemon today and got the web UI working and stuff. When I went to download a small file, it gets about half way and says that I don't have permission to download it to my ...
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External Hard-drive backing up using Time-Machine

I want to connect an external Hard-drive (1TB) to my Raspberry Pi. However I want to do the following: 1) Partition 500GB for backing-up using "Time Machine" 2) Partition 250GB for general use for ...
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Transmission: permission denied on USB disk

I have Raspberry Pi running RaspBMC with a WD MyBook connected using USB. The drive is automatically mounted to /media/My Book. I have created a folder /media/My Book/downloads and I have set ...
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Should I buy an external device to store data on

I'm planning to use my pie 24/7, but SD cards are not made for this. Because of that I want to reduce the read and write jobs on the card so it will last longer. There are several options to do this; ...
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How do I configure (hardware) the Pi as a NAS?

I want to use my Pi as a NAS for my iTunes library, Time Machine backups and Home Theatre. I am planning to use a small SD card to boot and put the OS on another storage medium. But something that I ...
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Possible to connect SATA device to the SD slot?

I have been searching around for a cable which could be used to connect a normal hard-drive (SATA) to the SD slot, and therefore get a lot more storage without having to go via the (comparatively ...
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How do I expand a raw disk image?

The official images supplied are raw disk images, which could have been created using dd. How do I make an image bigger? I'm not interested in repartitioning said image as that has already been ...
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How do I create and mount a partition using the remainder of my SD card?

I have seen instructions for resizing the partition here, but how do I create a whole new partition using the remaining space, and then mount it?
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How can I resize my / (root) partition?

Even though my SD card is 16GB, the image I flashed onto it was only 2GB and now I can only see 2GB of storage space on the disk. How can I resize the image so that I have more space on my root ...
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What's the maximum SD card size that the Raspberry Pi will accept? Do larger cards give slower performance?

On my digital camera I noticed a performance decrease when I used a larger card; will this happen with the Raspberry Pi too? What's the maximum sized SD card it can handle? I see there is ...