Questions tagged [samba]

a free software implementation of the SMB/CIFS networking protocol, providing file and print services for Microsoft Windows clients.

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Windows 10 PC slow initial login access to SMB share folder on Raspberry Pi 4B

The persistent problem is after setting up a samba server on the RPi4, the initial connection to it is extremely slow on a Windows 10 PC. After connecting and logging in it is fast and remains fast ...
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copy files copied across from smb via pythno

I have a raspberry pi running some python that checks a nominated directory and moves any files in there to a new directory created by the python code. my problem is when I copy a file to that ...
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Browsing Windows shares in Raspian?

Ubuntu's file browser can also browse the LAN for other shares including Windows'. Is there any similar function somewhere in Raspian? Setting up mounts for all my potential shares would be tedious. ...
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Error starting smbd.service

I am using my headless raspberri pi 4 running raspbian as a samba fileserver. It resides on my desktop (furniture). Unfortunately, while I left my office, somebody by mistake pulled the plug. After ...
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How can I fix a broken SMB share of a printer with Windows 10

I have a printer connected and configured to my Raspberry Pi. It is installed through CUPS and shared through SMB. For about half a year this worked flawless in printing from my Windows 10 laptop. All ...
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Samba - two users with different permissions same folder

I have HDD connected to Raspberry, mounted to /media/pi/shared. Also i have configured Samba share: [raspShare] comment = Pi shared folder path = /media/pi/shared ready only = no browseable = yes only ...
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Convert network folder to USB drive

I know that the question sound creasy, but I will explain the purpose in a while. I have a NAS at home with many storage space, shared as SMB/NFS folders in my network. My idea would be to connect 1 ...
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Pi OMV NAS server: Access over internet

I am using OpenMediaVault for NAS management installed on Raspberry Pi. I am able to access my shared drive on my network using File Manager. I would like to access it from the internet (Different ...
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How can I mount a directory from one Raspberry Pi to another

I have the following problem: I have 2 Raspberry Pi in my network and want to mount a directory from my Raspberry Pi 2, running Samba version 4.2.14-Debian to my new Raspberry Pi 4 running Samba ...
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Cant access external SSD directory

I am running my Raspberry Pi with raspbian via ssh. I installed samba in order to run a photo server that everyone at home could access. At first I could find the SSD in /media/pi and run samba fine. ...
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Can't connect to Samba from windows 10 via hostname (IP address works)

I'm trying to set up an old Raspberry Pi to be a simple file server on a home network. I've mounted a couple of USB sticks to use as storage; The first will appear as storage that's visible on Samba ...
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Samba - Map Network Drive - Raspberry Pi

I am stuck on Samba and Mapping a Network Drive from Windows to a Raspberry Pi. Windows Map Network Drive I have successfully done it on the / directory... But can't seem to do it on the root ...
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MDADM RAID 1 and Samba on gigabit ethernet only using 500mbps

I am using mdadm, samba and RPi4 to create a local nas for my house. It seems to work fine but when I transfer a file from the nas to my local machine, it doesn't use the full 1gbps and only uses ...
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Deleted file still takes up space?

I was using my SMB server and I uploaded 3GB worth of files. Turns out some things were wrong and I ended up deleting it. Before 60% of my 16 GB SD card was free, now it is more like 16% (2.2 GB ish). ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 8GB not showing up on network and isn't able to transfer files

I recently bought a Raspberry Pi 4 8gb that I am using as a local nas. When I got it I connected it to wifi, installed samba and got it configured - it worked perfectly (was accessible/discoverable/...
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Why is a mount of a remote samba share read only?

I have successfully mounted a samba share (from a Centos server) on my Raspberry Pi, but the share is read-only: sudo mount -t cifs //ip.address/sharename /mnt/test -o user=username,vers=1.0 I have ...
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Sub-optimal Samba speeds (for external NTFS HDD)

So, I'm trying to setup a Samba share on my R Pi 4 for my home network. I'd really like it it be Samba because at lease 1 Win10 machine is involved. The setup is as follows: External USB 3 HDD is ...
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Changing password for Samba on RPi4

i succesfully installed and started samba with password as user1. Lets call it password1. But i have more raspberries running and i chose to put all passwords same to all of them, so i changed this ...
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Add Network Drive to Windows when Using Pi as VPN Server

I currently have my pi 4 set up as a VPN server with OpenVPN. I also have an external drive connected to it that I use samba to share across LAN. The VPN works fine for things like printing remotely, ...
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Slow NTFS write speeds, on external USB drive?

I have my 4GB Pi4 set up with automount and have an NTFS formatted USB3 hard drive, connected via the USB 3 port. Looking at the driver via the mount command: /dev/sda1 on /media/Seagate_sda1 type ...
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RPI zero g_mass_storage using a directory

I am trying to use ad rpi zero to access a samba share present on my network so that I can access it to the tv. I'll try to make it more clear: SMB server --> wifi --> rpi zero --> tv I have ...
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Cannot access Samba USB share but can access folder share

Why can I access a Samba folder share on Windows 10 but not a USB drive share? I have a samba share to a folder on my pi. I can access it from Windows. But when I try to connect to a USB device (...
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PI Zero W Mass storage device mode

I need some help regarding the mass storage mode with Raspberry PI Zero W. This is my first time configuring this mode and I've found a lot of guides about it that only explain how to use the PI as ...
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Migrating From 3B+ to 4B. Easy Solution than reinstalling everything

I am using a lent 3B+ and now I will buy my own 4B. I have PMS, Pi-Hole, and Samba Server. I don't want to reinstall and re-configure everything again, is there an easy alternative?
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pi samba share permissions

So my current project is to have a full node bitcoin core on my pi4 currently following this guide: Bitcoin node guide In this guide they reference an external hdd for the blockchain as currently the ...
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mount samba drives as a guest

I'm trying to mount a windows network drive as a guest. (on an rPi3+) $ sudo mount -v -t cifs //WinMachine/tv /home/pi/SHARED/TV -o guest and the response: mount.cifs kernel mount options: ip=fd83:...
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Permission Denied error trying to access MacOS shared folder on my raspberrypi

I have an HD plugged on my mac mini shared over my local network through SMB. I want to mount this folder on my raspberrypi using: sudo mount -t cifs //SERVER_IP/FOLDER ~/macshare/ -o user=USER but ...
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Rpi freezes when I want to look at my cam pics or even when I want to copy the folder to my local pc

I have a rpi that gets the snapshots of my 2 ip cams over FTP. All devices are cable connected (rj45). In between a simple unmanaged gigabit switch. The pictures are saved on a usb HDD of 500Gig (...
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Cannot reach Internet after assigning fixed IP address in dhcpcd.conf

Hardware: Pi 2 OS: Raspberry Pi OS 32-bit No firewall. Running over ethernet (no WiFi card) I am following a tutorial to set up a Pi as a file server for home. For this, I need to install Samba. ...
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Issue with 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' and samba installation

I've been trying to install Samba on my Raspberry Pi, but seem to have created a broader issue in the process. The steps to the issue were the following: I ran the install code: sudo apt-get install ...
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How to delete SMB shortcuts/links from the desktop?

I used File Manager to browse some files on my NAS: //BACKUP/Files When I did so, a shortcut (or symlink) was automatically placed on my desktop. Now I cannot delete this item. When I attempt to do so,...
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RPI samba stopped working

Allo I had some power shortages recently that (most likely) caused samba to stop working. samba --version shows version 4.9.5-debian I am connecting from Win10. When I try "Add network drive"...
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Samba: Windows 10 connects to one Pi, but not another

I've had a Samba share for a while on a general-purpose Pi running Raspbian with a desktop. Now I want to migrate that function to its own dedicated Pi running Raspbian Lite. (headless) So I started ...
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Raspberry PI SMB User from Windows 10

I'm at my wit's end. I have an external drive connected to a raspberry pi 4 which I am ultimately trying to connect to from a Windows 10 computer via samba. Using this script I was finally able to get ...
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When uploading from WinSCP: How to mount an external samba drive to give all users write and file rename permissions? [closed]

I have a raspberry pi behind a Fritzbox router that also doubles as a nas with a drive connected via USB. I have mounted the nas to the pi's "/media/fritzbox-usb" directory and would like ...
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SMB performance incredibly slow

I've recently hooked up an ext4 formatted external USB3.0 harddrive to my Raspberri PI 4 (USB3.0 slot) and shared it in my network using Samba. The first upload to the drive went smoothly, but every ...
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Configure Pi4 to create files in root of mounted Samba share

I cannot create files and directories of the root folder of a mounted Samba share on my Pi4. I am 98% certain that this is a client-side issue with the Pi4 and not a server configuration problem for ...
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How to record to NAS from TVHeadend running on Raspberry Pi 4

Sorry if I unintentionally transgress any forum etiquette - in all my time looking for answers to questions I have been able to get there through searching and have never actually had to post a ...
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How to solve this problem? I cant install samba in my Raspberry Pi 3 Always give error

root@MyHome:/# sudo apt-get install samba Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following additional packages will be installed: attr ibverbs-...
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Raspberry Pi & Ubuntu fileshare through etho, internet through wlan0

I have a RaspberryPi set-up through wifi to work as a samba server (external harddrive). It works great and all my devices can connect to it. I also have an old laptop I'm setting up as an Ubuntu Kodi ...
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Pi 3 nextcloud server and NAS

Is it possible to use something like dietpi, install nextcloud as well as have a NAS in the same thing accessing the same files? What I would like is a system where I can access the NAS via my Linux ...
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Setting the max size visble for Time Machine shares

I have a quick question on a time machine share that I've set up. I am wondering how to set the max size for a time machine share in the smb.conf file. Shown below is the smb.conf file I have at the ...
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Improve samba speed transfer

I've just setup a samba server on an old RPI 1. I've mounted a external hard drive, run some tests and got about 20 MB/s speed. Then did the same thing for my ehternet setup, got around 3,5 MB/s ...
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Failed to start Samba SMB Daemon Raspbian Buster Pi3

I updated Jessie Raspbian to Strectch then Buster (Debian 10) on Pi3 Samba was ok on Jessie but does not work anymore due to Failed to start Samba SMB Daemon when I want to start smbd service, below ...
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Access files from one raspi of another

I have two raspis set up running raspbian. One has an external HDD which I want to access with the other one over LAN. Is samba the way to go? I tried setting it up and I believe the server is running....
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raspberry pi 4 with usb 3 adapter to sata harddrive write slower than usual

I have a 2.5 inch SATA HDD hooked up to a UGREEN USB 3 to SATA connector. The HDD is formatted as NTFS. On my Windows PC I get write speeds of about 80 MBytes/s. I am running OMV on the Pi 4. On ...
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RPi4-No access to Raspberry Pi from Windows 10

RPi4-No access to Raspberry Pi from Windows 10 Where is the problem? Runnibg on: Raspberry Pi 4 (buster), USB3 disk attached with volume label USB2TB a 2 terabyte NTFS disk Windows 10 Home, Version ...
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Problem with connecting my PI Samb Server to windows

Guides I used to create this: Build a Raspberry Pi NAS How to Turn a Raspberry Pi Into a NAS for Whole-Home File Sharing So currently I created a Samba server with x2 external HDDs in raid 1. I ...
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Samba drive mount issue

Ive had samba installed on my pi for some time now and had setup a mount for my windows 10 laptop to access on it. It had been working well for a month now. Yesterday I reserved my pi a IP on my ...
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Unable to access mounted USB drive on samba server

I have a server running Raspbian OS. I use it as both a NAS samba server and as a Jellyfin media server. Jellyfin I have used the following settings to make the media files accessible by Jellyfin /...