[SOLVED] Making my Raspberry pi 3B into a NAS

darrell_17

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Hello, i am currently trying to turn my raspberry pi into a NAS server, is it possible? And can i make it so that if i use 2 drives, both drives can mirror each other so that one died, my files are still safe? Oh, and can i also make it so that it can be accessed as a cloud server?
 

kanewolf

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Hello, i am currently trying to turn my raspberry pi into a NAS server, is it possible? And can i make it so that if i use 2 drives, both drives can mirror each other so that one died, my files are still safe? Oh, and can i also make it so that it can be accessed as a cloud server?
Could you do that? Yes. Should you do that? IMO, no. The PI 3B had bad networking and would support only USB drives easily.
Spend the money on a real NAS box like this -- https://www.amazon.com/Synology-DiskStation-DS220j-Diskless-2-bay/dp/B0855LMP81
To do a software RAID with your PI you will have to reformat your disks. If you have to do that anyway, you should get a platform that can provide the bandwidth and has the tools for remote access already built-in and configured.
 

kanewolf

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Hello, i am currently trying to turn my raspberry pi into a NAS server, is it possible? And can i make it so that if i use 2 drives, both drives can mirror each other so that one died, my files are still safe? Oh, and can i also make it so that it can be accessed as a cloud server?
Could you do that? Yes. Should you do that? IMO, no. The PI 3B had bad networking and would support only USB drives easily.
Spend the money on a real NAS box like this -- https://www.amazon.com/Synology-DiskStation-DS220j-Diskless-2-bay/dp/B0855LMP81
To do a software RAID with your PI you will have to reformat your disks. If you have to do that anyway, you should get a platform that can provide the bandwidth and has the tools for remote access already built-in and configured.
 

darrell_17

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Could you do that? Yes. Should you do that? IMO, no. The PI 3B had bad networking and would support only USB drives easily.
Spend the money on a real NAS box like this -- https://www.amazon.com/Synology-DiskStation-DS220j-Diskless-2-bay/dp/B0855LMP81
To do a software RAID with your PI you will have to reformat your disks. If you have to do that anyway, you should get a platform that can provide the bandwidth and has the tools for remote access already built-in and configured.
Ah, ok thx for your answer.
 

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