A Raspberry Pi can be used as a file server by installing a service called Samba. This can be done by installing Samba on Raspberry Pi OS and then configuring it to share files with other computers on the same network.
To set up a Raspberry Pi as a Samba file server, a dedicated shared directory needs to be created and configured.
Additionally, the shared directory needs to be made visible to other computers on the network.
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To use a Raspberry Pi as a file server, a service, named Samba is available. Once installed and configured correctly, files on the Raspberry Pi can be shared with everyone on the same network.
We will now see in detail a typical installation, i.e., how to install Samba on Raspberry Pi OS and then configure it.
How to turn a Raspberry Pi into a file server? – RaspberryTips
This tutorial explains how to set up a Raspberry Pi as a Samba file server, which can be used to back up and share content from anywhere on the local network. It explains how to install Samba, create a user, and start Samba, as well as how to configure it to share a directory with Windows PCs on the network. Finally, it provides tips on how to use Samba to share a user's home directory or external hard disk.
Samba: Set up a Raspberry Pi as a File Server for your local network — The MagPi magazine
This article provides instructions on how to use a Raspberry Pi as a Samba file server to store backups and share files from other computers on a network. It explains how to install Raspbian, create a dedicated shared directory, configure Samba, and configure the shared directory to make it visible to other computers on the network. Finally, it provides tips on how to troubleshoot common trip-ups and get the Raspberry Pi working again.
Build a Samba file server — The MagPi magazine