The Common Internet File System (previously known as SMB) is a layer 7 networking protocol providing file and device sharing across local networks. It was originally designed and implemented by Microsoft as part of the Windows operating system.

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Backing up Linux server to Windows server?

I need to back up a (virtual) Ubuntu server. The backup media (an external USB disk) is mounted on the Windows (Hyper-V Server) host. The Windows servers on the same host can simply back up using ...
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How can I script a download from Windows File Sharing?

Given a set of XML files available on a Windows Share \\server\share contains spaces\direcory\, I need a bash command to download one specific file from that share. Neither wget nor curl support any ...
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linux renames folders automatically

I have a file server with ubuntu installed It is accessed usually through smb either from pc (ubuntu) or laptop (windows 7) Sometimes it happens that folder names on the file server are changing to ...
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Access Windows file share over the internet

At home I have a fileserver which is running Windows XP Pro. There are various SMB shares set up on it which can be accessed fine from within the network. Recently there has been the need to access ...
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Open NetApp CIFS Share

I have a CIFS share on a NetApp device. I want this share to be completely open to any user/computer on the same network. I don't want any authentication (domain, workgroup, etc) required; no ...
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redhat 5.8 uses cifs protocol version 1 or 2?

I have one redhat 5.8 server and i would like to know if the server uses the cifs protocol versiorn 1 or 2. I was looking trough /sys and /proc, but i didn't found nothing, my question is, how can i ...
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CIFS and NFS: Permissions and underlying file systems

I have been doing a little reading, but am not completely clear still. My understanding is that NFS permissions are fairly black or white, and are controlled by the exports file (I believe there are ...
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How do I determine the actual size of a NetApp filer snapshot?

We have a volume serving up CIFS data, which seems to have a lot more snapshot data than the rest. I suspect that this is due to a higher rate of change, and that I could determine this using the snap ...
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Have both domain and non-domain users use NetApp CIFS storage

My specific use case is that I have a NetApp CIFS storage that's in the domain, say, intranet. But I also have one hyper-v host that's not in the domain. I can't allow it into the domain, but I need ...
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Mount Windows share via CIFS in CentOS not working (but smbclient does)

I'm a bit frustrated...I'm trying to mount a windows share via CIFS in CentOS 6.3, but it's not working: mount -v -t cifs -o credentials=/data/conf/credentials/fileserver //10.0.1.200/projects ...
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How many folders you can mount on centos from windows shared folder using Samba with CIFS protocol

Currently I have an interesting problem to solve: In short I will need to pull custom text application log files from server windows servers (Mixed environment of windows server 2008 / 2003 sp2 ...
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ZFS ACL's with Snapshots

Let's say I have a ZFS filesystem set up to share to users via CIFS, but ACLs are fine grained into the subfolders of the share to where certain users can't go into. Let's also say I'm leveraging ZFS ...
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Unable to mount XP share using fs-cifs from Linux

I have a head unit that runs Linux that is connected to my PC via an Ethernet cable. I have a Windows XP share on this PC that the head unit needs to be able to mount, however, when mounting using the ...
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Permanent Mount / umount on each execution

We're implementing a service that needs access to three disks that reside on different servers. I have mounted the disks (2 are on windows fileservers, cifs ; 1 is on another Linux server, nfs) and ...
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Duplicity Errno 2 - no such file or directory

I am trying to setup a script for backing up a linux box to a CIFS share. I manually mounted the CIFS share and created a few test folders - OK I then ran duplicity manually with a rather simple ...
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IIS FTP Pass Through Authentification Virtual Folder on CIFS Share

I've created a FTP-Publishing on our webserver and have a problem getting it to work. Some users get a 550 error on uploading files. Reading access seems to work because they can browse files. For ...
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How do I configure a CIFS only NetApp filer for ssh public-private key access?

I've a NetApp filer that's running exclusively CIFS. (/vol/vol0 is CIFS exported) Account logins via ssh are possible as DOMAIN\username, but we're having difficulty with configuring ssh ...
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How to give computer account access to EMC VNX CIFS share?

I have a web application that runs using the NETWORK SERVICE account and which has a Virtual Directory to a shared folder (containing images) on an EMC VNX NAS/SAN Unified Storage file server. I ...
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CIFS error -512 on a mount

So we have Alfresco running at work and I like to have our repository mounted via CIFS: mount /mnt/alfresco/ -v mount.cifs kernel mount options: ...
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Samba mount error(6): No such device or address - but device exists

I am running Virtualbox on a Windows 8.1 host, and Debian guest. I have a folder on Windows shared, and want to mount it with cifs on the guest, as follows: mount -t cifs ...
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Restoring NTFS permissions

I have two large file shares where the following has occurred: A (currently unknown) administrator took ownership of the share. The administrator broke inheritance on the share, and removed the ...
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Why won't the CIFS service start?

When I try to enable the CIFS service (to use it with my OpenLDAP directory) on my FreeNAS 9.1.1, I get the message The service could not be started. In the shell of my FreeNAS, I see the ...
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Why can't cron access a CIFS share using Kerberos authentication?

I'm on CentOS 6.4. Using kstart I have a TGT kept active using the machine account (ie computername$) from Active Directory. The ticket cache is assigned to root and is located at /tmp/krb5cc_0. I ...
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Can a Windows machine authenticate against Samba with Kerberos when users are stored in AD?

I understand the title is probably less clear that it should be, but I couldn't think of anything better. We have two domains, let's call them example.com and subnet.example.com. The former is ...
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How to manage iowait over cifs?

For backup purposes we have Cifs file Server running that contains encrypted containers for backing up the more sensitive data. The container is mounted with cryptsetup and loop as a local filesystem ...
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Mount a samba share as regular user using cifs

Server: Ubuntu SAMBA 3 Client: Ubuntu 12.04 I can access the shares using Nautilus but I can't mount the same share using shell. I issue the following command: sudo mount -t cifs ...
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CIFS Mount Error 12.04

I'm trying to CIFS mount a directory on a Windows server to a Ubuntu Apache server to act as a graphics server for a development test server for images. Im running into two separate errors, while ...
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Mounting NAS share: Bad Address

I have a Linux storage device (QNAP TS-459U), and 'massive1' folder shared. I need to mount this share on my Debian server. They are connected by regular patch cord. The Debian server has two network ...
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Rsync from CIFS mounted Windows shares is slow. Why is this? Are there alternatives for file copy with checksum support?

I have found that using Rsync to transfer files from CIFS mounted shares resident on a Widnows client is extremly slow. I have read a few threads here on SF, and several other forum posts on the web, ...
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OpenIndiana cifs server, files created have no permissions

I have an OpenIndiana server running napp-it. I have an Ubuntu machine that mounts a CIFS share using this line in fstab: //Storage/Media /storage/media cifs ...
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Virtualbox running Fedora 15 keeps losing its cifs mount of a windows share

I have an instance of virtualbox running Fedora 15 on my Windows XP machine. The Windows box (Z8GQ9439) is sharing a folder (rlevesq). I am mounting that drive in the /etc/fstab as follows: ...
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Very bad nfs / cifs performance

I mount a NAS under Ubuntu Linux 10.04. Unfortunately I get a very bad read/write performance, although I played around with various options (I have to admit that I do not really know what to do ...
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How to set a password via environment variables for a cifs mount in Ubuntu?

I've been trying to set the PASSWD environment variable like it says you can in the mount.cifs manual, but it still prompts me for a password and ignores the environment variable I set before it. ...
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cp from Linux to CIFS (windows) share mount is very slow

I am wondering why cp command of 72GB data from linux server to a mounted CIFS (windows) share works too slow? It takes more then 3 hours already. Is the any way to see where the gap, bottleneck? ...
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Windows shared printers: Process job on server machine, not the client

While working with Linux clients to Windows SMB/CIFS filesharing servers, from time to time I find myself having to print to a printer with no drivers available under Linux. For some reason, the ...
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mounted a symlink on a mountpoint

I have a samba share called A on a machined named aaron. Inside that share is a smylink called Audio-CD_WAVs which points to a machine local directory. When this share is accessed by a windows ...
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What is the safest way to give anonymous read/write access to Windows file shares?

I need to create a Windows file share and configure it so that the files can be modified over the network without the user needing to authenticate. In some cases this will be an interactive user ...
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Issue with executing net use command through telnet session

When executing net use command for mapping cifs share to windows drive. The drive is available only for that telnet session. But when i am doing it manually the drive is available permanent. ...
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Windows 8.1 with CIFS Share Freezes File Explorer

We have recently migrated all of our network files over to a CIFS share. We have remapped the drives on our computers, but are encountering a very specific problem with several users who have Surface ...
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404 Not Found. File exists (mounted)

First off, I will update this post with any information you may need, but since I have no idea where to begin, I will try to summarize the issue. Please just ask if you want to see something. I'm ...
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Is it safe to delete chunks.chk file while using SDFS?

I setup a temporary storage NAS using various hard drives and random components lying about my workshop. It is running CentOS 7, with a software RAID of 8 500 GB SATA drives connected as spare drives ...
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Is it possible to configure windows 7 x64 machine as a NFS server? [closed]

Aim: I want to mount a windows directory with read only permissions on linux machine without typing in windows credentials. I know it's risky but I am not concerned about the security here since both ...
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Rsnaphost “works” when tested but not when run

I have set up rsnapshot successfully a couple of times, and maybe because everything was rather painless (except for the vi tab fiasco of 2013) I am now out of ideas. I have a cifs mounted remote ...
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default NTFS permissions on NetApp CIFS share

Basic premise is that I've created a share and permissioned it up and I can't then change permissions, or even create a folder in it. Volume: /vol/ProjectData Share /vol/ProjectData as ...
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How to setup/overcome file size limitation/“file too large” error in samba/cifs 2.1 on Synology DS214 with DSM 5

I'm mounting a samba share with some sparse files over cifs with -o username=user,gid=999,uid=999,rw,vers=1.0. The NAS has 3TB capacity and 500 GB free disk space, creating a 4TB sparse file with ...
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Why is my OSX client having so much trouble connecting to our SMB server?

I'm asking this here because I think I'm more likely to find SMB/kerberos experts here than in Ask Different, which seems to be mostly related to OSX client issues. When I first connect to our SMB ...
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mounting windows shares on linux while keeping windows permissions

I have a windows share on a windows2003 server (WINJOE) which I want to back up to a Linux machine (LINUXJOE) that is properly joined to the domain. My goal is to backup shared folders of WINJOE to ...
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Synology cifs mount wont allow execution

I have a synology NAS. I am able to mount a cifs directory fine on linux (tried both centos 6 and Ubuntu 12). I can do everything fine except I can't execute anything on it. If I try tab to complete, ...
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correct samba configuration for write access to group?

I'm trying to reconfigure Samba/CIFS on a CentOS client machine specifically because the current setup requires any users logged into the machine to sudo writes to the samba share. I want to take ...
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CHMOD permission denied on SMB share

I'm mounting an SMB/CIFS share on my CentOS 6.4 server using /etc/fstab as follows: Mount windows share to /mnt/mywebsite //10.1.1.4/mywebsite /mnt/mywebsite cifs ...