Suggestions for Mounting my Personal CLoud NAS

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Fiduggin67
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Suggestions for Mounting my Personal CLoud NAS

Post by Fiduggin67 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:42 pm

Hello Everyone,

This should be simple, but can't seem to figure it out. I have a Seagate Personal Cloud that I use for backing up every thing I have on all devices. I can access it through a web browser fine using the local IP address. It didn't even show up in Network until I installed Samba. Now it shows up as Windows/Workgroup/Personalcloud. But whenever I click on it I get the error "Unable to Mount Location." I don't have any trouble accessing it through any other device, including my iMac. There is a user name and password, but I never get that far.

Anyone have any ideas?

Many thanks for any advice.

Bob
I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure.

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Re: Suggestions for Mounting my Personal CLoud NAS

Post by Rocky556 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:48 pm

I'd like to hear more on this as well I'm trying to mount a USB Passport external drive and I'm getting the same message. Ho ho there, experts!

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Re: Suggestions for Mounting my Personal CLoud NAS

Post by dutchenery » Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:45 pm

I do not class myself as an expert but I solved this as follows: My NAS is a simple 1Tb USB drive attached to the router. The easy way to mount this is to alter the fstab file. (gedit /ext/fstab) and include the following line:
//192.168.1.254/usb1 /media/data cifs rw,credentials=/home/name_of_user/.credentials,uid=1000,gid=1000,vers=1.0 0 0
You might have to change the url to your system's requirement as some routers respond to 192.168.1.1 or even something else.
You will also for safety reasons have to make a 'credentials' file.
sudo gedit ~/.credentials (don't forget the full stop before the filename).This will give an empty file.
Type:
#username and password for nas
username=name_of_user
password=password_of_the_router
Save the file (which will be positioned invisible on the home directory).
From then on - if all went well you can mount the nas by typing 'sudo mount -a'
Hope this will solve your problem.

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