Build my own home server with ODROID-HC1 for a large amount of multi-media data (Part I)

Posted by Lisa Park on

Why do I need a so called network attached storage (NAS) server at home ? 
- Automatic backup of smartphone data
- Manage and share my data on the internet
- Streaming videos that I saved
- Download and manage Torrents on your smartphone
- Hosting a personal blog
- SSL applied for security

I will need…
- Internet service
- a WiFi router
- a typical computer or laptop, I use a MacBook Pro (2013).
- ODROID-HC1 and its power supply
- MicroSD card : for operating system
- LAN cable : connect between WiFi router and ODROID-HC1
- Hard Disk Drive (2.5 inch) : for your multimedia data

And I need a little bit of understanding of the operating system, openmediavault (OMV), which will allow everyone "to install and administrate a Network Attached Storage server without deeper knowledge" — per their website. 

Step 1: 

I need to download the openmediavault (OMV) for ODROID-HC1 to my MacBook. The file name is OMV_3_0_85_Odroidxu4_4.9.37.7z as of today, 8th of August, 2017. It seems to get updated often. Must read the readme.txt, or at least get username and password. 
web interface:
- username = admin
- password = openmediavault 
- username = root
- password (3.0.75+) = openmediavault

On my MacBook, checked the downloaded file. 

Step 2:

I have one 8GB MicroSD Card for Openmediavault (OMV) installation. Plugged it to my MacBook. 

Open Etcher to flash the OS. 

Tip : Etcher V1.1.2 does not allow me to select a .7z file so I need to unzip the downloaded file first. The unzipped files turned out to be something different so I was confused. This is the file name that you need:

OS installation is complete. 

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