Accessing Buffalo external hard drive from Terminal

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Iqbal
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Accessing Buffalo external hard drive from Terminal

Post by Iqbal » 2020/02/07 15:47:07

Hello,

I am using Centos 7.
I have an external hard drive (Buffalo Terastation) with an IP address.

How would I access or mount that external hard drive from the terminal or from the GNOME desktop (the TeraStation is now connected with my workstation via an ethernet cable)?

I would also like to access from other Linux workstations and Windows computers.

Could you please help me with that?

Thanks in advance

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Re: Accessing Buffalo external hard drive from Terminal

Post by TrevorH » 2020/02/07 18:04:28

Look at what protocols you have enabled on your NAS. If it speaks both nfs and Windows sharing and you aim to use this only from linux then use nfs. You'll need to install the nfs-utils package if it isn't already installed. Reading man mount should help with how.
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Re: Accessing Buffalo external hard drive from Terminal

Post by Iqbal » 2020/02/19 20:16:56

Hello,

Sorry for the late reply.

when I click on Networks ( from the GUI in Linux desktop)My Buffalo Terastation (TS5810DN) shows ip address (afp), meaning the it's by default afp.

How to change that to NFS from afp?

I did intsall nfs-utils. then tried mount -t nfs ip adress:/home /mnt/nfs/home/

but it is not mounting.

Please help

Thanks

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Re: Accessing Buffalo external hard drive from Terminal

Post by TrevorH » 2020/02/19 20:41:27

I do not think that CentOS has any support for afp.
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