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Old 03-13-2008, 02:20 PM   #1
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how to copy files to another server


I've installed a NAS drive on our network and would like to be able to copy some files to it from our RedHat Linux server. How do I connect to this drive from Linux?

From Windows I would map a drive to \\NAS1\shared documents
 
Old 03-13-2008, 02:51 PM   #2
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That most likely means it's a SAMBA and/or CIFS device. Try using
smbmount to connect to it.



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Old 03-13-2008, 03:30 PM   #3
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Something like below.
Code:
mount -t cifs //ip address of device/share  /mnt/yourmountpoint -o guest
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Old 03-13-2008, 03:37 PM   #4
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use scp.......
 
Old 03-13-2008, 03:40 PM   #5
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sorry!!
the right choice is -->
mounting will going to work here :
 
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use scp.......
He's talking about a NAS (network attached storage). Even *if*
it was supporting ssh/scp it isn't quite the right way of dealing
with such a device. Now if he used a DE that supports sshfs,
maybe, but I wouldn't take that for granted.



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Old 03-17-2008, 01:47 PM   #7
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Sorry it's taken so long to reply.

I'm not sure what filesystem my NAS is using. It might very well be Linux.

If I use
mount -t cifs //ip address of device/share /mnt/yourmountpoint -o guest
What is /mnt/yourmountpoint? Remember I'm a newbie.
Is this like what directory I want it to be known as?

I know when I mount it in windows it asks for a username and password. I assume I would want to use
mount -t cifs user=admin password=pass //xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/share /???????? -o guest
 
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I'd suggest you read "man mount.cifs" ...

Quote:
What is /mnt/yourmountpoint?
That's an empty directory in which you want the remote machines
files to show locally. Name and creat at your discretion - hence
the "yourmountpoint"


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Old 03-17-2008, 03:28 PM   #9
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I'm not having much luck. I did find something in the documentation for the NAS. Perhaps someone can tell me what it means.

LaCie Ethernet Big Disk
User Manual

Accessing the Share
4.4. Linux Users

Under KDE, open konqueror and type in the IP address
of the LaCie Ethernet Big Disk into the address field:
For FTP access ftp:// [IP address]
For HTTP access http:// [IP address]
For SMB/CIFS access (in order for this to method to work, the services need to be properly configured) smb:// [IP address].
 
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KDE and konqueror it seems have to do with GUI interfaces and browsers. I don't have either on this Linux server. So I guess I'll look some more into the correct mount command and hope I can find the correct parameters to get that to work.
 
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Good observation, excellent conclusion. Did you read man mount.cifs?

The command you suggested wasn't that far from the truth, you see ...


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Old 03-18-2008, 06:05 AM   #12
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Most linux distros have the mc console-mode file manager by default.

Mc "speaks" ftp...
 
Old 03-18-2008, 06:27 AM   #13
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hi!

Let us know some details of NAS box you are using, what kind of NAS box is this ?

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Old 03-18-2008, 07:21 AM   #14
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Yes, I read man mount.cifs. It wasn't much help. It reads "No manual entry for mount.cifs"

I've looked at a lot of help an man stuff including man mount and smbmount. There is a lot of stuff and much I don't understand. If you know what I'm doing wrong please help a brother out and let me know.

The NAS is a LaCie Ethernet Big Disk. It is 2Tb. I'm sure there is more than one drive in that enclosure maybe 2 or 3 but because of the warranty label I haven't been able to open it and see what's in there.
 
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Yes, I read man mount.cifs. It wasn't much help. It reads "No manual entry for mount.cifs" ;)
That's just sad ... in that case: you could try using
smbfs instead of cifs. Or does the invocation
mount -t cifs //xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/share /???????? -o guest,user=admin,password=pass

work as such?

As for the /?????? it's as I said: You need to create a mount-point,
commonly under /mnt ... a mount-point is just a directory where the
remote files will show locally.
e.g. mkdir /mnt/nas
and then
mount -t cifs //xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/share /mnt/nas -o user=admin,password=pass

If DeadRat complains about -t cifs try -t smbfs


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Originally Posted by cj4331 View Post
I've looked at a lot of help an man stuff including man mount and smbmount. There is a lot of stuff and much I don't understand. If you know what I'm doing wrong please help a brother out and let me know.

The NAS is a LaCie Ethernet Big Disk. It is 2Tb. I'm sure there is more than one drive in that enclosure maybe 2 or 3 but because of the warranty label I haven't been able to open it and see what's in there.
Make and model of the device don't really matter if you
have it's IP and the credentials right.



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