Did you work on multiple computers? Did you ever fill hard to transfer data between the different computers? This article will solve this problem. Here we are going to share data between different computers using samba server and setup Raspberry Pi file server.
Install the latest Raspbian on SD card Here we have a full tutorial on how to install OS on Raspberry Pi. Follow the tutorial and install the Operating system on it. If you already have OS installed proceed to next step.
Power up the raspberry pi and open the terminal window. Make sure everything is up to date to do that type following command one by one.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
Install and configuring samba server
Raspberry pi is now up to date. The next step is to install the samba server on raspberry pi. These steps are the same for all models of Raspberry Pi.
sudo apt-get install samba samba-common-bin
Samba is successfully installed to your raspberry pi. The next step is to make a network storage folder. This folder can be located anywhere, including on a networked storage devices or external hard drive. In my case, I am creating the directory within the “pi” users’ home directory. Name it Shared.
We can share this folder using Samba server software. we need to modify the “smb.conf” file. To do this run the following command.