You can turn your Raspberry Pi into a Samba file server to back up and share content from anywhere on your local network.
Samba is the Linux implementation of the SMB/CIFS file sharing standard used by Windows PCs and Apple computers, and it is widely supported by media streamers, gaming consoles and more.
Set up Samba File Server
How to install samba:
sudo apt-get install samba samba-common-bin
Edit samba configuration:
sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf
Change the line:
security = user
Insert end of file:
[PiShare] comment = Raspberry Pi Share path = /mnt/usbel valid users = @users force group = users create mask = 0660 directory mask = 0771 read only = no
Run the command:
sudo smbpasswd -a pi
Restart the server:
sudo service samba restart
Hooray, Samba is now up and running!
You can also use it as a mapped network drive and enjoy your SMB server on Windows 10!