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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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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. Turns out it counted at like 5 different drives? Does anybody know how to completely ...
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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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SQL Server 2014 Mgt Studio and Pi3B+

Can I access a large SQL DB on a usb drive plugged into a powered hub attached to a Pi3B+ and write answers to the usb drive using the Pi3B+ running SQL Server Management Studio 2014? The follow on ...
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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....
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Pi 3 B as wi-fi usb stick for my TB

I have a Raspberry PI 3 B + external 300 GB HDD. What I want is, to use the PI as a simple USB stick/storage for my TV. Also, I want to access the device over wi-fi/samba from my computer, to upload/...
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ceph-mon fails to start on rasberry pi (raspbian 8.0)

I recently purchased 3 raspberry pi nodes to create a small storage cluster to test with at my home. I found a couple of procedures on setting this up so it appears folks have successfully done this! ...
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How to boot without mounting a Drive present during booting

I have a USB drive mounted via /etc/fstab on boot. I was wondering if there is a way to boot up the RPi and skip the mount process if the USB stick is not found. Right now if I don't put the USB stick ...
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How to use external flash drive as raspberry pi 3 root storage?

What I want to be able to do is make my raspberry pi use my 1TB Flash drive as the root file system drive for raspberry pi so I can run everything trough it. I want to do this because my current SD ...
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SD card lifespan - few big files vs a lot of small files

Sorry in advance if this is not the right community for this question. I'm going to write a lot of small files (few bytes each) on my sd card on a daily basis. I was wondering if this will have a ...
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Reliability of Raspberry Pi as a storage solution

So I am running an HTTP server on my RPi2. I'm running Raspbian Jessie. Everything was going smoothly (uptime 3 months+) until one day the website is not up anymore. The system hung and didn't reboot ...
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Is there a way to compress a backup of the RPi because the backup has empty space?

I did a backup for my RPi (64GB microsd card) and it saved the entire 64GB worth .img file... while theres only ~14GB worth actual data, the image file accounts also for that empty space. Anyone know ...
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Problem after expanding boot partition

I needed extra space on my /boot partition so I took the SD card, inserted it into my PC and expanded/moved the partitions using GParted (this to my surprise took over 4 hours to complete). pi@...
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Can someone please tell me where my 1.4gb ish has gone?

this is probably a really noobish or simple answer question but I am Stumped. I have SSH'd into my raspberry pi 3 which is running the latest retropie. I have attached a screenprint of the storage ...
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Are there any limitations how much storage can RasPi handle?

I was thinking about creating a storage farm. I have absolutely no idea if there are any limitations of storing multiple TBs of data. Are there any physical limitations regarding amount and speed of ...
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How to install FreeNAS

Can FreeNAS be installed on a Raspberry Pi 3?
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Cloud storage: external hard drive vs USB stick

I have made a cloud storage server using NextCloud and a Raspberry Pi and currently I am using an external hard drive as the data directory. However, the external HD has a capacity of 1TB and I don'...
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Best external storage [closed]

So I want to set up a Pi as a Webstorage. I need at least 500GB, but more is fine. What's the best format? Ext4, ntsf? What kind of hard drive is best? What specs should I look at? USB 3 isn't on the ...
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Wake raspberry pi NAS on LAN

I build myself a NAS using my raspberry pi model b with an external power hub with 2 connected hdd's. Instead of leaving everything always running, I want it to only run while it has to. So I need ...
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Using Rasp Pi 3 as Plex Home Server, network drive storage

I've just set up a raspberry pi at home as a plex server. I don't want to use external USB storage for the media, ideally I'd like to use a network drive located on a netbook I run on my home network ...
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mount network drive as guest

I'm trying to mount the network drive, so far I've got: sudo mount -t cifs -o guest,uid=1000,iocharset=utf8,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777,noperm //192.168.1.1 /media/plex but I get: mount error(22): ...
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How can I resize my Parrot OS / (root) partition?

I'm using Parrot OS (parrotsec.org). How can I resize the image so that I have more space on my root partition? Raspbian does this automatically on boot up, but Parrot OS doesn't. How would I do ...
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Unallocated space when writing img files for RPI

Keep in mind I used several micro SD cards and SD card and a USB pin-drive hoping to get a different result, also tried on 3 different computers 2 Windows 10 Home, and a Windows 7 Pro. I'm trying to ...
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External storage without supplementary power

Is there an external storage without needing supplementary power? (i.e. a second power adapter) EDIT: Would a very light-weight external USB SSD, such as this Verbatim, have a low enough consumption? ...
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Usage of external HDD, power consumption

I'm thinking in getting a RPi+USB HDD to make a server in my office, it would be working 24/7 and the primary usage would be to storage backups which would be automatically uploaded from different ...
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Brand-new 32GB flash drive unmounts randomly, in an matter of minutes

I purchased a new flash drive, and mounted it to my pi in two steps: Step one: Get the drive ID: ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid/ Result: total 0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 Sep 22 22:17 04DC-AE7F -&...
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Is there any way of having uncorruptable storage?

I'm looking for a way to have raspberry pi that I can just turn on and off without worrying about fs corruption (not out of laziness but because it is part of a machine that must behave that way) - ...
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Direct all storage requirement to usb drive

I've mounted a usb drive. I'm attempting to exclusively use this drive for installations and execution of programs. If I pip install and execute programs from the same drive will no space will be ...
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Mounting USB Stick As Internal Storage On Raspberry Pi

I am thinking about setting up a media Center with a raspberry pi... The only downside is, I am thinking about running Debian and OSMC and I wouldn't have much space left to use. So is it possible to ...
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Transfer file between raspberry pi and android app over internet

Things I have: raspberry pi android phone Pi connected to the internet at all times What i want to achieve: Using android app to send a file to raspberry pi (over internet), storing it on a hard ...
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What is the Maximum Size for an SD Card that the Pi 3 B?

I have an Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, I want to buy an SD Card for it. Are there any limits to the Maximum Size it can handle? I wanted to buy an 128 GB Micro SDXC Card, but I heard that not all devices ...
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udev rules to auto mount usb storage while already running

I'm using the RPI2 with Raspbian Jessie. I made a C++ program which records video file on a USB dongle (/dev/sda1 mounted to /media/usb1) I would like to be able to replace the USB dongle while my ...
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What's the better choice to prevent wear leveling?

I recently asked a question about how to shrink down an image so that it fits onto a very small SD-Card. In both answer and comments people were giving me the advice to not use a SD-Card smaller than ...
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Can I use more than one USB Gadgets with the raspberrypi zero?

it's my first question over here. I'm wondering if I could use more than one USB Gadget like in that Tutorial just that I use g_ether and the mass storage. Thanks in advance!
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Will this MicroSD card work with my Raspberry Pi 3?

I'm looking forward to buy myself a new MicroSD card for my Raspberry Pi 3. It is Kingston 64gb Class 10 Uhs-1 And here is Question: Will this work with Pi 3? I heard many stories about cards not ...
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How to save files from RPi 2 to USB stick ( vfat )?

My application need to save some files from /home/pi/dir to /media/usb which is my USB stick 32 GB vfat formatted. When I try: mv /home/pi/dir/* /media/usb/dir/ it gives me this error : cp: cannot ...
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Can't mount volume encrypted with aes-xts-plain64 after upgrading to Jessie

I have an encrypted disk attached via USB. After upgrading to Jessie, I'm not able to mount it any more, getting error Check that kernel supports aes-xts-plain64 cipher (check syslog for more info) ...
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Performance with an encrypted disk

Is Raspberry Pi (model B, rev. 2) suitable for a home file server with external disks encrypted with LUKS? In particular, is the de/encryption throughput reasonable? I used to have such a disk in a ...
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Problem when saving many files in Raspberry Pi

Guys I'm having a problem when I write/save many files in Raspberry Pi. I'm using the RaspiCam to record videos in HD and at the same time I'm collecting alot of data and writing them in XML files ...
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Is 8gb enough to support Ubuntu MATE without storage issues?

After becoming familiar with Rasbian and Terminal, I decided to try something new with ubuntu MATE. Aside from the microSD card that the Raspberry pi came with, which I want to keep the Rasbian ...
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Raspberry Pi Space Recovery

I have recently purchased a Raspberry Pi. I am wondering how I can manage the storage so that my Raspberry Pi (model B 2) will not eventually become cluttered with all sorts of packages and files that ...
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No disk space after switching from B+ to 2 model B

Before switching to the RPi 2 model B, I used the commands sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade. However, on using the new RPi 2 model B, it keeps saying no disk space left on device. I am ...
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Online Storage that I can mount on my mac

Not sure if this is possible, but I would like to set up one of my RaspPi's as online storage. That I can access over the internet but I would like to be able to mount it as a drive on my mac when I ...
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How do I make a fast NAS setup using the PI and a Mybooklive?

I have a mybooklive and although it has a lot of storage it comes with a slow cpu and just 256mb of ram. I was wondering if adding a PI in the mix would give me more speed. I mounted the NAS and I ...