My Drobo FS works great, except when acting as a file server to a media player. In particular, my Popcorn Hour C200 does not see anything on the Drobo FS ( it does on Drobo’s attached to Mac’s but then that is the Mac doing the smb serving). Somehow this seems to be related to the way shares are created and exported. I tried a very simple thing. Put a few files into Public. Entered the smb, ip, Public, no login/pwd
on the PCH-C200 information. But it just doesn’t see anything. If I browse for the DroboFS, it sees it under WORKGROUP ( I renamed things to DrpboFS as I thought the - might be an issue). But it doesn’t think anything is being served!
Has anyone been able to figure this out?
I might point out that other media players do work. On the other hand NAS’s from WD and dlink (which the Drobo will be replacing) have no problems at all.
I do not want to use UPNP or DNLA. Just plain sharing. I had this problem with the DroboShare because you couldn’t specify shares and users. Now we can but there’s some virtual directory between a share and the export. For example I would love to be able to share just a sub-folder of Public, but you can’t.
PS: There is no place to put a line like smb://DROBOFS/Public/ .
Basically there are only a few things to fill out.
protocol - samba or nfs
ip/hostname - ip# or DroboFS
Share Folder - Public
Share name - DROBOFS ( have tried a variety)
Edit: It will work with NFS (by installing the nfs server droboapp). The exports line would then have something like
The C200 then sees everything, and you can add that share via a nfs:///mnt/DroboFS/Shares/Public/videos/. Is there an equivalent smb.conf file which doesn’t get overwritten?