P.Pea
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Easy question? Alexa ~ NAS concurrent?

Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:09 am

Can I use my Pi to serve both as MYMediaalexa https://www.mymediaalexa.com/ device and also as a NAS concurrently?
I'm a noob with learning difficulties so don't be so vague!
Better explanations yield results and I understand better which in turn saves you time and the rest that follow.

drgeoff
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Re: Easy question? Alexa ~ NAS concurrent?

Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:17 am

What's preventing you from answering your own question? Try it and see.
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P.Pea
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Re: Easy question? Alexa ~ NAS concurrent?

Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:27 am

drgeoff wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:17 am
What's preventing you from answering your own question? Try it and see.
I'm old, very ill and would take days to accomplish. I'm asking a simple question asking for a simple answer.
Why are people who are so called clever so ignorant.
Just a simple answer Yes or No?
And to be helpful point in the right direction?
I'm a noob with learning difficulties so don't be so vague!
Better explanations yield results and I understand better which in turn saves you time and the rest that follow.

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Re: Easy question? Alexa ~ NAS concurrent?

Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:34 pm

please be polite! or Ill have to modify your posts more.

not everybody can give you the simple answer you want, but they all (exceptions are rare) try to help you, so be thankful. :mrgreen:

Andyroo

Re: Easy question? Alexa ~ NAS concurrent?

Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:04 pm

Given that it’s a chargeable service you could try contacting their support at support@mymediaalexa.com and explain your situation and needs.

Chance of someone here having both may be limited. Looking at the install instructions though it should be less than an hour to fire a test up using SAMBA and a spare Pi.

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Re: Easy question? Alexa ~ NAS concurrent?

Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:47 pm

Yes.

Well, yes, if a simple SMB server qualifies as NAS.

I installed MyMediaAlexa yesterday and it's running along with SAMBA/SMB server. Pi 3b+, 32GB A1 micro SD, Buster. MyMediaAlexa is just an application/service that runs on Raspian, so my guess is any NAS software that does likewise could co-exist.

File transfers are slow, but work.

Probably took me 3 hours total to get both working. Use method #2 for installing mymedia.

P.Pea
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Re: Easy question? Alexa ~ NAS concurrent?

Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:03 pm

Andyroo wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:04 pm
Given that it’s a chargeable service you could try contacting their support at support@mymediaalexa.com and explain your situation and needs.

Chance of someone here having both may be limited. Looking at the install instructions though it should be less than an hour to fire a test up using SAMBA and a spare Pi.
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SueGeo wrote: Yes.

Well, yes, if a simple SMB server qualifies as NAS.

I installed MyMediaAlexa yesterday and it's running along with SAMBA/SMB server. Pi 3b+, 32GB A1 micro SD, Buster. MyMediaAlexa is just an application/service that runs on Raspian, so my guess is any NAS software that does likewise could co-exist.

File transfers are slow, but work.

Probably took me 3 hours total to get both working. Use method #2 for installing mymedia.
service.

Took me 4 days...
That's my point it was not wasted time. I just want to succeed like everyone else.
I'm a noob with learning difficulties so don't be so vague!
Better explanations yield results and I understand better which in turn saves you time and the rest that follow.

drgeoff
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Re: Easy question? Alexa ~ NAS concurrent?

Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:50 pm

P.Pea wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:03 pm
Andyroo wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:04 pm
Given that it’s a chargeable service you could try contacting their support at support@mymediaalexa.com and explain your situation and needs.
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Andyroo did not state or imply that it is a forum. It is an email address for contacting support.
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

SueGeo
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Re: Easy question? Alexa ~ NAS concurrent?

Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:00 am

P.Pea wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:03 pm

Took me 4 days...
That's my point it was not wasted time. I just want to succeed like everyone else.
I've been mucking about with Pi's for less than 2 months. I'd say about half the time my project attempts fail. I just format the SD and try again after reading more or finding a different approach.

Failing is just a part of learning.

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