I store all of my gcode on a windows machine in a shared network folder.
I would like for my printers (20x) to browse and print the files from the network drive without uploading them to the sd card.
Ideally instead of the uploads folder you would see my network drive in the files section.
I have far too many files to upload them all to sd cards. Besides why store a copy on every machine when you really only need one copy right?
I have tried mounting the drive to the uploads folder, in a folder inside the uploads, and watched folders. but octoprint never recognizes the files. I have tried refreshing, restarting, and rebooting.
I can see the files when i do an "ls" command and all permissions and ownership are set to "pi" "775" so mounting the network drive is not an issue. The issue is getting octoprint to show the files.
Has anybody done this? Is it possible to print from a file on the network?
Please don't say "google it" i have poured over the relative posts on google and I cannot seem to find someone with this exact use case. most suggest the watched folder, (which doesn't work) but as I understand it this simply copy the files to your sd anyway right?
I am considering making my own filemanager plugin where you could mount and browse a network drive,but I would prefer to simply have the octoprint file section to show my files