Backups is another subject I want to take a few minutes to explore. While not specifically related to the Local Area networks (LAN) I will be working on, it is something that most of us do not give much thought to until it is to late. While I do backups on my computer, I probably don’t do them as often as the experts would recommend. Nor do I exactly follow any of the methodologies that I see being proposed. It is not that I necessarily agree or disagree with the methodologies, but rather that I have some understanding of the law of diminishing returns. (more…)
In this post we have a video about setting up some SAMBA shares on the server, then mapping them to drives on a Windows box. We will create a share for the users home directory, and one for a general shared directory. Along the way, there are a few additional items that will be covered. But this is basically it, the ser4ver is up and running and we have sharable disk space.
Late last night, for a variety of frustrating reasons, I decided to do a complete rebuild of my local cloud server as a very basic media server using plain vanilla Debian 11 (Bullseye). (more…)
In this post we will add an instance of SAMBA to our media server, making it detectable by the SMB/CIFS protocol common on Windows based computers. (more…)
We are now going to look at setting up the classic Windows style remote drive on a Debian server. Most people who use the Windows Operating System (OS) at work are familiar with this type of remote drive. It shows up in the file browser with its own drive letter. And in many ways it acts like the drive in your local computer. (more…)