Raspberry Pi: File Server (NAS Network Attached Storage)

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A great project for those starting out with their RaspberryPi or those who want some inspiration for a Pi that might be lying around.

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See below for links mentioned in the video.
Other projects:
Automated Light project: http://youtu.be/xc1daIb1LVc
Garage Door opener: http://youtu.be/p2abZ90-eU0

Raspbian - The base operating system. Stable. Love it.
http://www.raspbian.org/

Samba - Share your files (compatible with Windows + MacOSX)
Install it: sudo apt-get install samba samba-common-bin
Configure your files and folders here: sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf

NFS - The faster way to share files (Linux)
This is pretty advanced, so I'll let you figure it out.

OwnCloud - A free alternative to Dropbox (use your HDDs as the cloud)
http://owncloud.org/install/

Dropbox - Backup your data from the cloud
https://db.tt/93QJJbvf

rsync - the awesome way to backup and automate backups
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rsync


Other resources:
http://elinux.org/R-Pi_NAS#Install_the_samba_software
https://wiki.debian.org/fstab

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