I guess I'm asking if anyone has had trouble figuring out how to get network shares working since it seems to be a multipart process I haven't got down quite right yet. I was also wondering if there is a better example page or even youtube video of what to do right. (or what NOT to do that messes things up like I have so far) All I can find is this so far: http://wiki.flexraid.com/2011/12/03/accessing-your-storage-pool-over-a-network/
I don't know why the example would give EVERYONE access to "Paddy's Documents" though.
Originally Posted by elockett
I have a couple of questions about your sharing. When you say you changed the default videos, pictures, music library's to point to flexraid test folders, how did you do the pointing?
What kind of permissions, if any, did you set for the flexraid shares? Does your user account name on the client match that of the server via Windows and the flexraid shares? All three have to match to see the shares unless you set group like "everyone" via Windows on the server and the flexraid shares.
Suggestion (because this worked for me): Consider creating new media shares on the flexraid pool drive directly and share them versus pointing from pre-existing shares. I personally don't use homegroups and simply set flexraid folder permissions via windows explorer and the flexraid shares applet.
On the flexserver (my test laptop) I opened explorer, right clicked on Videos, properties, add button, browsed to P:\Videos (I created that folder)
In HomeGroup I have Videos check box on to share.
On my other Laptop, I browse the network in explorer, see the test laptop computer name, click on it, and I'll actually see the Videos folder.
Once I reboot the FlexRaid laptop, that share no longer appears.
2) I created more folder on P: (My flex share) For example I created P:\TestShare
I then went into the FlexRaid web gui, and shared TestShare similar to the following instructions
The VERY first time I did this, the share showed up and worked.
Ever since I played with HomeGroup, and rebooted, NO shares show up at all no matter what I do.
But yes, both laptops are logged in as JazJon with the same password too. I even tried accessing the shares from my HTPC desktop, and again no shares are listed at all. (empty)