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Old 01-09-2016, 03:15 AM   #1
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Cannot access Samba share after hard drive replacement


Hi!
Having a problem with Samba share that I can't figure out!

A few weeks ago on of the hard drives on my Centos server went bananas so I had to replace it, the disk is only holding my photos that I share using Samba. I also have two other disks in my server sharing other content.

On the new hard drive I created the same folder structure that I had on the old hard drive according to the smb.conf file. I set the user and group policy on the newly created folders the same way that it was on the old hard drive. Run testparm and smb/nmb restarted and everything looks fine. I can see the folders on my network share, but for some reason I cannot access them?? The shares from my other to hard drives works fine.

I have tried several things like creating a new folder on the new drive - same problem. If I create a new folder on one of the two other drives I have no problem accessing them so there has to be something that is connected to the new hard drive, but I can't figure out what??

Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 01-09-2016, 03:45 AM   #2
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I guess SELinux is the culprit, or rather your failure to set up correct SELinux labels on the shared files. To check if I am right, run setenforce permissive then try accessing the share.

Then see here: https://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/SetUpSamba.
 
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Old 01-09-2016, 03:56 AM   #3
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I guess SELinux is the culprit, or rather your failure to set up correct SELinux labels on the shared files. To check if I am right, run setenforce permissive then try accessing the share.

Then see here: https://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/SetUpSamba.
You are absolutely correct, after running "setenforce permissive" I can access my new folders!

But I dont understand why I had to run that command? (haven't read the whole text in the link you provided yet). I cannot remember ever using that command setting up my Samba share the first time, guess it has to do something with that hard drive replacement?

Should I undo any changes after running that command and setting up the SELinux correct?
 
Old 01-09-2016, 05:00 AM   #4
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Finally, it all came back to me, long time since I configured my Samba share

After running the command setenforce permissive, I ran the command setenforce enforcing to undo the changes.
Then I ran the command: chcon -Rt samba_share_t /Mount Point to new hard drive/Shared folders.

Now I can access my folders on the new drive. Thank you so much for pointing me in the right direction, I completely forgot about this step, even tho i did read the smb.conf file to look for any clue I still missed it
 
Old 01-09-2016, 05:30 AM   #5
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When working with RHEL, Centos and other RHEL clones, and something doesn't work although everything is set up correctly, check into SELinux. I apply this rule all the time, except when I forget it, which is about 50 of the cases. Then I feel like you.
 
  


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