Raspberry Pi 2 + plex + AirPort Time Capsule

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  1. Klatti, Dec 15, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2015

    Klatti macrumors member

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    #1
    hey folks,
    I've got a Raspberry Pi 2 on which I run the plex media server.
    Now I want to mount my AirPort Time Capsule where I save all the movies and tv shows to my raspberry Pi 2 so I can chose the media folder as the destination for the media used for plex.
    The Raspberry Pi is directly connected to the AirPort Time Capsule via Ethernet.
    Anyone could help me out?
    I've tried multiple google search results but didn't work out for me so far.

    Here are some information of my setup:
    AirPort Time Capsule 2 TB:
    ip: 77.22.XX.XX
    Lan ip: 192.168.XX.XX
    Drive name: Data
    Drive access with device password - not user specific - need to change that?
    raspberry Pi 2 | Rasbain lastest Version

    I've tried this: http://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/qu ... spberry-pi
    But it gives me a mount error 13: access denied

    What exactly am I doing wrong? Which commands do I need to enter.
    Please be nice I'm an absolute noob [​IMG]
    Cheers
     
  2. Hermes Monster macrumors 65816

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    I can't help I'm afraid but I am interested to know how you're using the TC. Have you partitioned part of it to store media files on, or are you trying the access the media files that are there from a Time Machine back up?
     
  3. jdag macrumors 6502a

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    I cannot help but think that this is not going to work for you. Not positive, but if you are having such trouble finding responses, it likely is not a very common or workable solution.

    I would suggest just a typical USB external hard drive or a NAS unit instead.
     
  4. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

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    I also have a 2gb Time Capsule. Using the Airport Utility program, click on the Disks tab and check the Enable File Sharing box. You will then be able to access a folder named Data from any Macs or PCs on your network. I use this as a simple way to move files from my PC to my Mac.

    I tried putting my iTunes library on it awhile ago, and it worked but there were some "gotchas" that I didn't like. One big issue is that the Time Capsule goes to sleep after a matter of seconds if it isn't being accessed. There's then a long delay while it spins up. The Time Capsule is also pretty slow, even on gigabit ethernet. I clocked mine between 40 to 50 MB/sec and there is a lot of latency. You can also plug an external USB drive into the Time Capsule, but the interface is only USB 2.0. That will only deliver about half the speed of the internal drive.

    Sorry, I don't know anything about Rasberries. ;)
     
  5. Hermes Monster macrumors 65816

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    Ahh that's interesting, thank you. I have one myself and had considered putting content on it, but I've always preferred to keep it purely for backups (my wife would kill me, literally, if I messed it up and lost all of our photos)

    Sorry for going off topic OP
     
  6. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

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    I also prefer to keep mine solely for backups. And there's another issue with using it as a shared disk. How will you backup the stuff you store there? You can't use Time Machine. You have to run a backup program like Carbon Copy, and that is really slow because you are sending all the data roundtrip over the network to and from that slow disk.
     
  7. Aeroplane macrumors member

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    I use my time capsule for my iTunes library and it works great, only i can't access my library when im at work, but i don't like to listen to music when im working and i have my iPhone or iPod for that if i wanted to...

    i don't know about raspberry sorry.
     

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