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RPi NAS: Part 8 Software Setup [Video]

22 January 2024

In the previous posts we covered the hardware related aspects that matter for this NAS, now we can finally set up our system! This post contains a video that goes through the process of setting up a Raspberry Pi and installing and configuring Greyhole.

This post is part of a series about building a Network-Attached Storage (NAS) with redundancy using a Raspberry Pi (RPi). See here for a list of all posts in this series.

Setting up the NAS involves a lot of steps, which are much more easily demonstrated in a video than in a written blog post. The video below includes the basic setup. There are a few more topics to discuss after this basic setup. We’ll do that in a few more (written, i.e. non-video) posts.

A quick comment about option ‘nofail’ in the file system table (fstab):
With the option nofail our storage drives may not be mounted automatically on boot, even if they are connected. To ensure that they do get mounted open cron with

sudo crontab -e

and add the following line

@reboot mount -a

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