Accessing Your Files On Free [UPD]nas From Anywhere
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If all went well, you should be presented with a straight overview of the whole filesystem, so you can now drill down into the precise folder or share you want access to. Congratulations, you now have complete access to your shares from anywhere in the world!
FYI, Nextcloud, as suggested by @Mikensan is a good alternative to hosting a VPN server. The difference is in simply how much access/control you want. If you just want remote file access to download some movies from your server or something Nextcloud is a great option, and a bit simpler to use and setup.
Anything ever come out of this thread I'm trying to do the same thing for a simple photo storage server via nextcloud. I started a new thread in hopes of getting help. If anyone could recommend a solution or knowledge on setting up a VPN to access my freenas network that would be a huge help. I don't necessarily need a VPN if its not required, i just need the best way to connect to the server from away/off my home network.
Do you wish to access your personal documents remotely, or music / videos, photos stored on your personnel computer, or on your mobile phone while you are travelling or when you are in office The simplest solution is to copy all your data from the source to a portable hard drive and then carry it around. However, this is a cumbersome approach as you would require syncing manually the home computer with your portable disk.
It is a free desktop sharing software such as UltraVNC and TeamViewer, this software would help in accessing remotely all your computer files from anywhere else. Another product with similar features is LogMein Pro. With these tools, you can transfer files from a remote computer.
There are few online backup service providers such as SugarSync, SkyDrive, Carbonite and Dropbox which offer desktop utilities that will automatically upload files on your home computer to the internet. The major benefits of using them are that, your files will always be available to you even if the home computer is not running. Both Carbonite and SugarSync have the mobile-optimized website, which you can access the file from any mobile phone as well.
You can also install FTP (file transfer protocol) server on your computer and provide access to it from the internet. From the point of security, It may not be an ideal option since you would expose the FTP server to the internet. You can also set up both FTP server and VPN, accessing the FTP server through VPN.
Microsoft discontinued Windows Live Mesh because they started believing cloud storage service is an ideal option for any average user to access their files. You also need not have your PC online, install the server software or use a dedicated device. However, you cannot access any file on your PC, but you need to sync the files you care for and access them.
Online backup services would copy files to their servers, before you can access them from anywhere else. We find screen sharing services are often slow, and they do not work on numerous mobile devices.
Like Google Desktop, Copernic is a popular software for desktop search, wherein you can use to find documents, emails and other files on your Windows computer. They tend to have paid component called myCopernic on the go. This allows you to remote search for varied content stored on home or office computer.
Another best option is GBridge; it allows you to setup a virtual private network by using your existing Google Account. Companies tend to use VPNs to let employees access corporate data over the public network; even the home users can build their VPNs to access remote files more securely.
Windows Live Sync is another good choice for remotely accessing files over the internet. You require to install the Live Sync client on your computer, after that, you would be able to access the entire hard drive of the computer through the Windows Live Sync Website.
Give staff an easy, flexible and secure way to share files and folders. Safely involve contacts outside your organization with select documents. Share public links shielded by passwords and expiration dates.
Backup your photos & videos from iPhone, iPad and Android devices to Windows PC, Mac or Linux over the local Wi-Fi network. Photos & videos are transferred in full resolution with all metadata intact.
Send photos & videos directly from your Windows PC, Mac or Linux to iPhone, iPad and Android devices over the local Wi-Fi network. Received photos & videos are imported directly into the Camera Roll, Android Image Gallery or user-defined album.
Syncthing is a peer-to-peer file synchronization application. Similar to Dropbox, itsynchronizes folders you choose between different devices. Unlike Dropbox, you install it on yourown devices, retaining ownership and control of your files. freenas also happens to have a syncthingplugin, so it can be installed very easily.
Syncthing is installed on both the freenas server and your Android smart phone. The folder wherephotos are saved by the Android camera app is added, with read/write permissions, to syncthing andshared with the freenas instance.
The following crude bash script moves files from the syncthing folder to a more permanentlocation on the server. During copying exiftool is used to extract date information to organizethe files into a year/month/file_timestamp folders.
The first step is to allow FreeBSD packages to be installed. As documented by Justin Silver, this requires modifying two files to enable access to the FreeBSD repository. SSH to your TrueNAS box and do the following.
Not only does FreeNAS allow for easy storage and sharing of files, but it also ensures your data is not lost. With the ZFS filesystem, FreeNAS has the ability to create periodic and cumulative snapshots, as well as local and remote backups.Furthermore, the most recent version of PC-BSD, an operating system based on FreeBSD, supports backing up to FreeNAS natively. Here at iXsystems headquarters, we will be able to automatically store every PC-BSD desktop backup in FreeNAS.
Network attached storage allows you to share files from one, always-on device throughout your house. With a NAS on your network, you can use it to store your movies and play them from multiple Kodi boxes, store backups on it from your PC, or use it as a BitTorrent box that seeds your files 24/7.
Before continuing, we'll need to erase the drive you attached, so if you have important files on it, you'll have to store them somewhere else before transferring them to your Pi-NAS. From a Terminal window, run the following command to see the disks connected to your Pi:
When your Pi boots back up, you should find that the external drive appears automatically on the desktop, ready for action. You will, however, have to run one final command to give yourself permission to write new files to the drive. In a Terminal, run:
Now it's time to share that drive on your network, so you can add your files and access them from any device in the house. To do this, we're going to use a tool called Samba, which is an open-source implementation of Windows' SMB/CIFS file-sharing protocol. It's not your only option for sharing files, but it's easy to set up and compatible with just about any system you might have on the network, so it's what I recommend.
Finally, you'll need to create a password for Samba so you can see your share from other machines. (There are ways to configure Samba without requiring a password, but this generally isn't good security practice, so I recommend adding a password.) To add a password to the existing Pi user, run:
If you have an older computer but want to take advantage of newer and faster storage technology, you can find PCIe to M.2 drive adapters. These allow you to set up faster cache drives, or just increase the speed of your storage for faster access to files.
File Manager is a program that allows you to manage files and folders on your device. File Explorer (previously known as Windows Explorer) on PC and Finder on Mac are two of the most notable file managers. With file managers, you can create, rename, copy, move, delete, and search for files and folders.
In terms of extras, the 'Files by Google' app includes a Safe Folder where you can store your sensitive files, which can be locked using a PIN or pattern. Additionally, the app helps you clean your phone's contents by suggesting things to delete. This is one of the features present since day one of the app. One of our favorite features is the built-in file sharing, which lets you share files with other Files by Google users over Wi-Fi. Your mobile data or internet is not used as files are exchanged locally. Overall, it is one of the simplest and easy-to-use file managers around.
One of the most interesting features is Web Access which lets you transfer files between your phone and PC from a web browser. You can drag and drop entire folders from your PC to your phone and even stream your music playlist to your computer.
Solid Explorer has everything you might ever need from a file manager. The dual-pane layout makes it easier to organize and access files. The file manager can also protect your sensitive files and folders with strong AES encryption and store them in a secure folder. There's also a dedicated storage analyzer that lets you quickly identify files and folders that take up most of your storage space. All standard features, such as copy and paste, cut, batch rename, compress/decompress, extract, etc., are supported. Meanwhile, the built-in trash bin makes it easier to recover accidentally deleted files.
Additionally, the app supports major cloud storage services and protocols such as FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, and SMB and lets you stream media to Cast-enabled devices. Moreover, the app can turn your phone into an FTP server so that you can access the files on your PC. 153554b96e