Shared Folders Mounted...?

NethServer Version: 7.3.2003
Module: Shared Folders

I read through all of the documentation and there’s no mention of the mapping done from a network to a folder. Further, the share prompt has no logical mount. Deleting a new share says it will delete files, yet I couldn’t find the folder I created used ‘find’ from the cli. How does this tool work, exactly?

Shared folders are located under /var/lib/nethserver/ibay/ under the given “Name”. They are cifs/smb shares.

So if this is a freshly mounted device, I need to create the mount point from storage to follow the path you’ve specified, plus the name of the share?

Can the same share also use nfs? I have several Linux boxes for other purposes and I’m trying to see how far the server part of nethserver goes along with solving my storage management problems.

Most nethserver data lives under /var/lib/nethserver.
I’m assuming this is a local storage. If you want to use the new drive only for ibays, you can use a symlink or a bind mount (+fstab entry) for /var/lib/nethserver/ibay/. If you do it for /var/lib/nethserver/ibay/ibayname it will work only for that single ibay.

During installation the mount point can be assigned from anaconda installer.
After installation, it can be done from command line or from cockpit’s storage manager.
Take care of how to move the existing data, if any, to the new location.

About nfs, yes it is possible. Check the community NFS module made by @stephdl

In the end, the symlink failed as it kept throwing an error about rights, even after I forced the acl change through the management interface and from the cli to match the ./ directory. I presume this is because you shouldn’t traverse from /var/lib/nethserver/ibay/share to /mnt/share (security violation). I adjusted to mount point to match /var/lib/nrthserver/ibay/share and created the “new” share in the ui that matched the mounted file system. This worked as expected.

I’m still working on the nfs; it keeps timing out. I’m also disappointed at the smb speed.