I had a perfectly good volumio setup, been working for a year.
Today I spotted that I was a version or two behind so did an update from 2? to 3.176.
I read it would lose my wi-fi settings, no problem, but I hadn’t realised it would lose the details for my source drive and now I can’t mount it again.
I have a USB drive plugged into the TP-Link Archer router.
It’s shared out and all my Windows machines can access it.
The router settings page says:
Network/Media Server Name: archermusic
Access Address: \archermusic
Folder Name: volume(sda1)
Folder Path: G:
Volume Name: sda1
In Windows Explorer I use \archermusic\volume(sda1)
in the address bar and can see everything.
What I can’t work out is what I put in the various boxes and where do I need forward or reverse slashes etc. I’ve tried to read up on cifs and nfs but it may as well be in a foreign language.
I obviously did it once but stupidly didn’t document it.
For Alias I assumed is just for my use, I’ve called it bob
For NAS IP Address I used the address of the router
For Path I have used all combinations of archermusic, sda1, volume, volume(sda1), with and without forward and reverse single or double slashes
For File Share Type I have used both cifs and nfs
I’ve tried with and without the username and password of the router admin account
For options I have tried vers=1.0, vers=2.0 and vers=3.0
That was an awful lot of permutations so can’t be absolutely sure I didn’t miss one.
If I understood the difference between sharename, folder name and folder path in this context it might help. There are so many other people asking so I’m not alone, but I couldn’t distil an answer from them.
Another thought… the router help page states that the USB drive can be shared as a Media Server, I enabled that and since it says it “allows users on your network to play music on your shared USB storage device from DLNA-supported devices” shouldn’t Volumio be able to scan it?
If I enter http://192.168.1.254:8200 it returns “MiniDLNA status – Media library audio files 5682”
Can I point Volumio to this?