I'm new to Raspberry Pi, but I bought a Pi with Kodi/OpenElec pre-installed. I attached an external USB hard drive to it, and set it up to expose that as an SMB network share.
I'm using Windows on my laptop and I want to create a backup to this network share. I've set the share up with a username and password, and I can find it via Windows Explorer.
But after a while, the share just disappears. I start my backup and after some time, the backup fails. When I then try to navigate to the share in Windows Explorer again, it's no longer there...
Has anyone experienced something similar or know how I can diagnose this (any logs I should check)...?
What I'm trying to do, is set up (part of) my Pi as a sort of NAS to store backups and other stuff to. The data I store to the Pi should end up on the external hard drive.