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Old 09-25-2011, 09:08 PM   #1
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Mounting a remote NAS drive


Hi folks,

I realize this is about as newbie as it gets. I have a webserver, and they have a remote NAS service that I just subscribed to. They gave me an SMB path of \1.2.3.4\share, along with a login/pw.

What's the right way to go about mounting that permanently, so that I can back my files up to it? The webserver is a seriously busy website so I'm a bit gunshy about mucking around with settings on it.

Any insight would really be appreciated. Thanks!
 
Old 09-26-2011, 01:59 PM   #2
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Well, nothing is newbie if you've not done it before. If you want to mount from the command line, you can use the following options:

Quote:
mount -t cifs //Hostname/Username -o username=username,password=password /local/mountpoint
or

Quote:
smbmount //Hostname/Username /local/mountpoint -o lfs,username=username,password=password
However, if you are looking to mount from the fstab, you'll want to do this:

Quote:
hosthame_or_ip:/mnt/pth/folder /mnt/location/folder smbfs username=uname,password=passwd 0 0
That should do it. However, when I'm doing NAS mounts via the fstab, I mount via NFS and use host exports for authentication, no password or username required. Point is, I'm freehanding the last quoted entry, so YMMV and it might require some tweaks.

HTH,
 
  


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