Saving videos to NFS

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Saving videos to NFS

Postby valid » Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:09 pm

I'm running ZM on a VM hosted on WHS - WHS has a large drive that I'd like ZM to use for storing all recordings, so I set up an NFS -- I can access it via File Browser with:
smb:192.168.1.50/sharename/

But I can't figure out how to access the folder via terminal. Is there a better way to do this?

* Note: I cannot just share the HDD via VMWare because it's not a linux drive (leastaways, that's what I think the problem is)

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Postby agoodm » Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:30 pm

mkdir /mnt/smbfs
mount -t cifs //192.168.1.50/sharename /mnt/smbfs -o user=username,password=password

Then look in /mnt/smbfs

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Postby valid » Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:19 am

agoodm wrote:mkdir /mnt/smbfs
mount -t cifs //192.168.1.50/sharename /mnt/smbfs -o user=username,password=password

Then look in /mnt/smbfs


Awesome! That did work, mostly - I now have the mount in that folder, all visible, but I don't have write access to it for some reason. I've even included the -w flag, but to no avail.

Any ideas how I can mount with read/write permissions? Again, using smb://192.168.1.50/share works perfect -- has read/write, just can't access it except through file browser

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Postby valid » Sat Jan 02, 2010 6:20 am

This is the guide I used to set up the NFS:
http://www.mediasmartserver.net/2009/12 ... fs-in-whs/

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Postby valid » Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:33 pm

I was able to link the HDD directly to Ubuntu using the fstab, but the changes seem to be local (not adding to the HDD, just a cache of the structure or something) so that's not working. If anyone can help me get Ubuntu correctly hooked up to an NFS, I'd really appreciate it.

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Postby coke » Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:07 pm

Mount the smbfs (for the record, you're mounting smbfs with url you've been using, not an nfs) by putting this in your fstab.

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//server/share /mnt/nameme smbfs credentials=/etc/credentials,uid=www-data,gid=www-data,fmask=0770,dmask=0770 0 0


credentials file should include two lines

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username=insertusernamehere
password=insertpasswordhere


Once that's in the fstab, a "sudo mount /mnt/nameme" should work, and/or it'll come up on reboot.

I'm not sure how vmware deals with shares, as I've been converted to VirtualBox for a while, but VirtualBox works much faster if you use the guest additions and make the host shares accessible to the guest under a different name.

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Postby valid » Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:43 pm

You sir are a gentleman and a scholar.

The only hiccup I had after that was having to 'chown' the symlink from root to www-data.

Thanks again!


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