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Mount Drobo on Raspberry Pi

On the Drobo

  1. Install the NFS app.

  2. In your Drobo Dashboard, under "Share Settings", make sure the directory you want to share is accessible to "Everyone".

On the Raspberry Pi

  1. Create a mount point: mkdir Common, where "Common" is the name of the directory you want to share (could be "Downloads", "raspi", whatever you want; I used "Common").

  2. Update /etc/fstab by adding a line like this:

//192.168.1.252/Public/Common /home/pi/Common cifs defaults,username=chris,password=password_here,noperm,nofail,vers=1.0 0 0

The IP address is the local IP address of your Drobo. Replace "Common" with whatever your shared directory is called.

  1. Mount the Drobo: sudo mount -a. You should see a line something like this:
//192.168.1.252/Public/Common on /home/pi/Common type cifs (rw,relatime,vers=1.0,cache=strict,username=xxxxxx,domain=DROBO,uid=0,noforceuid,gid=0,noforcegid,addr=192.168.1.252,file_mode=0755,dir_mode=0755,nounix,serverino,mapposix,noperm,rsize=61440,wsize=65536,actimeo=1)
  1. Check that it mounted: sudo mount

Now if you cd into /home/pi/Common (on the pi) and touch test.txt you should see test.txt show up in the Drobo's file system.

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