After nearly 2 months without a video (sorry), I’ve today uploaded my CentOS on unRAID video, you watch it here:
In the video I quickly show how to:
- Download the CentOS 6 ISO from a mirror
- Also how to download it direct to unRAID via SSH
- Create a simple unRAID Linux VM
- Install CentOS 6 basic server
- Some quick OS tweaks post-install
- Disable quiet boot
- Disable console screensaver
- Disable power management
- Set a static IP
- Disable SELinux
- Disable iptables (firewall)*
* I’m using this on my home network, and I disable the firewall so I can quickly show the SAMBA file server without going into firewall rules. If you run a server anywhere other than your home LAN, keep the firewall running!
Once done I show you how to quickly install SAMBA (yum install samba), and get going with a most basic config, sharing out just one directory (in my case /home/backup/).
My basic SAMBA config is here (goes in /etc/samba/smb.conf)
[global] workgroup = WORKGROUP server string = Samba Server Version %v log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m max log size = 50 security = user passdb backend = tdbsam [backup] comment = Backup directory path = /home/backup public = yes writable = yes
Once done, add the root use to SAMBA’s database (smbpaswd -a root), make SAMBA start automatically with the boot (chkconfig smb on), and restart SAMBA (service smb restart), and you’re good to go!
From a Windows machine, browse to \\<your ip address> and you should see the share called “backup”. You’ll probably want to call the share something else 😉