Original Question: If I am sharing a folder using VMware Fusion, that shared folder is 500 GB, can I create a samba share of that folder with a virtual machine that has a 10 GB HD. Or would the virtual machine max hard drive size need to be 500 GB. How would this work?
Rephrase of Question: I am mounting a remote folder into my virtual machine using VMware Fusion. I do this after vmware tools have been installed. It is done as so:
In the VMWare Library, edit the Settings of your currently running virtual machine; Select the “Sharing” settings option; Add a new folder and share it with Read/Write permissions; Close the menu dialogue to save your choice.
This folder is now available to the VM at /mnt/hgfs/[NAME OF FOLDER]
I change permissions so that folder is able to be read/write from both mac osx and my VM(in this case Ubuntu Server 9.04 minimal virtual installation)
Say the folder is called Video.
I use a syslink 'ln -s /mnt/hgfs/Video ~/video'
Now I have access to this shared (shared meaning between OSX and the VM, not any form of osx file sharing) folder from my VM or OSX. So now I can drop video files in this folder from OSX and my VM can now see those files.
Can I use my VM to create a samba share of those files? How about ftp? If my Virtual Machine only has a set 10 GB hard drive and my Video folder contains 500 GBs of video files. (How) Will this work? Or do I need a virtual machine with different hard drive specifications?