Recently during a residence move, we dropped my good old fashioned dependable Raspberry Pi вЂ“ hard disk Network Attached space device. Basically we connected my outside hard disk drive to a Raspberry Pi along with a Network Attached space drive which allowed me to access my news from any unit back at my home community.
Then I realised it absolutely was time and energy to buy a passionate NAS.
I shelled down for the WE My Cloud 4 TB host, which by all reports is a great bit of gear вЂ“ nonetheless i desired one thing significantly more than a standalone NAS and I also wished to have the ability to access the WD My Cloud from my Pi.
HereвЂ™s exactly just how we connected my Pi into the our Cloud! The guide below should work with any NAS вЂ“ not only the WD our Cloud.
Discover the ip of the NAS:
You can perform an вЂњarp-scanвЂќ from your Raspberry Pi to find it, hereвЂ™s how I found mine if you donвЂ™t know the IP address of your NAS:
You can find the IP address in your settings, as per the instructions here if you still canвЂ™t find the IP address, for the WD My Cloud.
In my own instance my NAS internet protocol address had been: 192.168.192.62
Mounting the NAS to your Raspberry Pi:
The initial step to accessing the NAS from your Raspberry Pi is always to install the external HDD as being a file system in the Raspberry Pi, this can enable you to view the NAS, as you would any directory from the Pi. This really is pretty effortless actually, while the CIFS (CIFS Common Web File Share, a protocol dictating how different OSвЂ™ share files among them, including Windows and Linux) protocol takes proper care of every thing.…