Questions tagged [storage]

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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Pooling storage across multiple pi's? [migrated]

Is it possible to pool storage across multiple Pi's into one store? For a simple example, say I have 12 pi's, each Pi has 1TB of on a USB. Can I make a single storage on the network (using samba or ...
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Best way to power Pi CM4 and Harddrives

I'm trying to create a NAS that I can just power off a single 12v power supply. I'm using the RPi CM4 because I have the PCIE Gen 2 that I can run a SATA controller off of. Option A) My initial ...
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What are the expected write speed for external storage connected to USB 3 (blue) on Raspberry Pi 4 B

I am using an enclosure that has the JMicron JMS567 SATA 6Gb/s bridge as a controller. I am also using the My Book Duo which has a WD controller. Both report same speeds. File systems are ext4. Both ...
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Pi 4 doesn't recognise SSD

I bought new Pi 4 8GB from authorised seller including power cable. It recognises HDD and works fine. But it doesn't recognise SSD (crucial mx500 1tb sata 2.5-inch 7mm internal ssd). This SSD works ...
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Recover zero-byte size file on attached USB storage

I have an attached USB hard disk drive on my Raspberry Pi with an NTFS file system used as a network-attached storage. My problem is after a while, some big files, like 2GB and up (usually ISO, Zip, ...
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Pi 4 - Any good Backup Solutions for Backing Up attached External HDD to another attached external HDD on a Schedule

I am looking at building a Pi 4 NAS using Open Media Vault using some gear I have lying around the house. I have a external WD USB 3.0 HDD and an external 4TB USB 3.0 HDD I was planning on setting up ...
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Best way to connect 4 or 5 SATA HDDs to RasPi

I'm trying to figure out the best way to connect 4 or 5 3.5 inch SATA internal hard drives to a RasPi, haven't decided which one yet. Also, I don't want to connect a purchased 4 or 5 bay hard drive ...
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How can I figure out why two closely related Raspberry Pi OS image files vary substantially in size despite having nearly identical folder sizes?

I have two disk images, compressed with the xz algorithm and shrunk using the PiShrink tool, that are 669.5MB and 1.03GB respectively. The thing is, the smaller image was copied from the larger one ...
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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 suddenly won't recognize nvme on USB3 port

I'm running ubuntu 20.10 arm64 on Raspberry Pi 4b. I was booting from a western digital NVMe drive in a USB-to-NVMe adapter/enclosure thing attached to the USB3 port. This has been working fine for ...
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How to erase the onboard eMMC of Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 I/O Board?

I have already set the flash Raspberry Pi OS onto the Compute Module 4 eMMC with usbboot but I accidentally placed the jumper on the J2 connector (Pins for disabling eMMC boot) while the system was ...
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Memory card issues

So I have had it the piwh for a while running pihole never had any problems until recently got a memory issue. I have used the clean and autoremove and gained 28% but of a 32gb SD card it's showing 6....
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Files in mounted USB drive use up HDD not mounted usb drive

I've got a Pi 4b that is booting/running from a ssd and running some home automation software (Home Assistant) that creates backups and places them in /usr/share/hassio/backup. This location for the ...
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What is Wolfram engine and can I delete it?

I am low on space. Inspectin my store with sudo find / -xdev -type f -size +100M -exec ls -la --block-size=M {} \; | sort -nk 5 gave me 20 most heavy files -rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi 102M Dez 18 11:58 /opt/...
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How significant are faster SD cards for raspberry pi?

Assuming we are using something more IO-heavy than a pi-hole. For example if we have a database running and a web service running, will we notice differences with different Cards? Does somebody tested ...
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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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How to mount a VeraCrypt container on a RPi with optimal performance?

On a Raspberry Pi, in order to use a VeraCrypt encrypted container/partition, which solution offers the best performance between installing VeraCrypt or using cryptsetup (that seems to support it)? ...
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How to fix SD Card partition resize mistake? [closed]

Im new to RaspberryPi and also Linux so bare with my ignorance. My RetroPi SD card stopped uploading due to which turned out to be a common problem of the SD drive being full... even though it wasnt ...
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Why can't I SSH or Real VNC into my RPi4 after expanding the root partition to use the full 32GB sd card? [closed]

I was following the solution here to make full use of my 32GB sd card. After I hit enter to accept the default for the last sector I saw; Created a new partition 2 of type 'Linux' and of size 29.5 GiB....
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How safe is it to connect a Seagate 2TB Expansion Drive to Raspberry Pi 4B?

I wish to build myself a NAS and I figured that a 32GB SDHC (on which the Arch Linux ARM is installed) won't quite cut it. I would very much want to connect my 2TB Seagate Expansion Drive but how safe ...
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Recommended filesystem for USB flash drive

I've got a Raspberry Pi 4 used as a home automation server and I would like to add a USB flash memory stick as yet another drive. Question is: what filesystem would be the best choice for such a stick?...
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OTG mode Multi (g_multi) is not working on Raspberry Pi 4

I want to use the Raspberry Pi 4 as ethernet and mass storage device. According to the documentation I have to do configure the following files: /boot/config.txt: dtoverlay=dwc2,dr_mode=peripheral /...
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What happens when a microSD card is worn out by Pi? [closed]

"Many have experienced their micro SD card becoming corrupted or flat out dying over time when used on the Pi." -- Some person on Reddit. I have read that microSD card is not designed to be ...
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Can I use a USB drive instead of a micro sd card?

I have a USB but not a micro SD card. I installed the operating system onto it. Can I use that as the storage and OS layer for my Raspberry Pi 4?
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How much video can I store on a pi 3 a+?

I recently got a pi model 3 a+ and a camera module 2.0. I need to store about three hours of video on it. I have a 16gb SD card with raspbian installed. Can someone tell me how much video I can record ...
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Avoiding wearing out SD card - better to have two partitions on an external solid state drive (Raspian + storage)?

I am new to managing filesystems, but am using a Raspberry Pi 3B with a 16GB SD card, and running an InfluxDB database on there. The Pi writes a datapoint every second, to the database which is just ...
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How to let Raspberry 4 B stop spinning the external hard disk when there is no write or read request?

Device: Raspberry 4 B; OS: Arch Linux ARM; Interface: USB 3.0 I have a Raspberry and external HDD, all the stuff's details are above. I want to automatically suspend my hard disk (in order to ...
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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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Berryboot, raspbian, docker, SSD, aufs vs overlay2 storage drivers, nnc1: timeout waiting for hardware interrupt, pi 4b

Hi my goal is to step up my pi 4b with berryboot loading the OS onto a SSD where I can start running docker to become better familiar with it. Then use pi-hole and pivpn and whatever else might be ...
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Raspberry Pi NAS Server Which Is Also Accessible Via USB [closed]

I am planning to build a raid NAS server using my Raspberry Pi and going to use the tutorial found here. Is there a way how I can access the storage either through USB or the internet? More ...
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Root directory using all space?

I'm not sure why but I have no space available on the SDCard, I'm using a light version of Rasbian without any UI, and I have two file downloading on transmission (docker) which is suppose to be on ...
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USB mount : space issue

I added a 256 GB USB stick , mounted in : /mnt/mydisk I setup all my docker to have they files stored in the USB stick: e.g: docker create --name=transmission \ -v /mnt/mydisk/Download/Deluge/...
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Stability of RPI4 USB3 for NAS?

I currently have an Intel NUC connected to a USB-C RAID1 enclosure. I've been running this for two years without problems. I'd like to replace the Intel NUC with a RPI4, connecting the USB-C port of ...
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Some USB3 pendrives are fast in Windows, and slowest on the RPi [closed]

I own several (cheap, but original) 32GB Kingston USB3 Datatraveler pendrives, and I tested all of them as USB root devices (either with or without USB boot, some of them work everywhere, others boot ...
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Raspberry pi 3 B+ Disk IO Bottleneck

I have a RP3 with several docker containers (11) running at home, some for network purposes, other for IoT. The thing is, I've notice several issues related to disk IO, specially when performing unzip ...
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Fail to mount NAS network drive

I am attempting to mount a network drive. Since I am experienced with raspbian I've asked a friend that is for help, but neither him or I have managed to succeed. I'm, using a RPi-3b+ and a ReadyNas ...
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SD card vs USB stick: best secondary storage for sudden shutdowns projects

I have a Raspberry Pi with Raspbian Raspbian Stretch Lite on a read-only SD card which periodically saves files on the secondary storage. Since there will be sudden shutdowns I'm wondering which ...
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alternatives.tar.0 file fills /var/backups daily using all available space on Debian

On Raspbian stretch, every day at 6:30 am, an alternatives.tar.0 file is created in the /var/backups folder, leaving 0% free space. So far, I have not been able to figure out what is doing this or why....
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How to use a PC to access pendrive that is plugged in pi? [closed]

Is that we can access or see the file in pendrive which is plugged into pi, as a normal storage device in a PC from which the pi is powered?
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Bluetooth Audio to Raspberry Pi Zero W as USB Mass Storage

My car audio system has only a USB Memory input (it does not have Bluetooth). The audio system is able to read the content of the USB memory, find the folders (MP3 files) and show them on the screen. ...
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How to get Arch Linux OS on a Raspberry Pi?

So, I was going to get Arch Linux on my Raspberry Pi as a test, and so I plugged the microSD card into my laptop. It's a Dell Latitude E6230 running Windows 10. Turns out it counted at like 5 ...
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Sharing network drive with raspberry pi

I'm considering the purchase of this external hard-drive to mount on my raspberry pi : src : https://www.amazon.co.uk/WD-Elements-Desktop-External-Drive/dp/B00JT8AJZ0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=...
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My Pi seems to be duplicating my USB stick in the file manager

I formatted my USB stick and called it STORE-1 But after some time, File Manager showed me this: Before it was SETTINGS and STORE-1. Now access is denied to STORE-11 and STORE-1 and I can only use ...
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Make Pi take photo every day (power?)

Quick question for a kinda pointless project: Does anyone have any ideas on how I would be able to make a raspberry pi + camera (3rd party or official) take a photo every day for a year? - problems ...
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SD Card as storage (Not boot) drive

I currently have my RPi3 booted from a usb flashdrive, I am wondering if it is possible to use an sd card as the mass storage option, without it being the boot drive. thanks! -Dan
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Can't mount RAID5 via USB: File too large

I have RAID 5 self-powered external array in here, and I can't mount it. pi@raspberrypi:~ $ lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 36.4T 0 disk ├─sda1 8:...
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Is it possible to use a mSATA SSD AND SATA HDD on the same Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+? (and/or a M.2 SATA)

I'm working on a setup for my new RPi 3 B+, and I was wondering if it's at all possible to use both mSATA SSD storage (attached via the mSATA SSD storage expansion board) in addition to another SATA ...
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Issue with multi-user NAS setup

I want to build a NAS server with multiple users. To test this I created 2 users, pi and pi2. The external drive is mounted in /media/pi. Here is the ls -al output: drwxrwx--x 4 pi nasusers 4096 ...
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32G SD Card showing almost full with only 4G files on it!

I am a bit confused by the state of the storage on my RPi. I have a 32G SD Card but looking at the following it is nearly full but has only used up 3.8G space! 'df' tells me my /dev/root is 30G in ...
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g_mass_storage on rpi zerow is readonly (Use as Usb Stick)

Heyho, i have a tiny problem, i will use the rpi zero w as device to submit space on my nas as USB Stick, for test i used local file only. I used this tutorial withouth the samba things https://www....