9 responses

  1. MarkK
    02/04/2010

    Very Cool. On my laptop at work I run LinuxMint in a VB. This may help me out some as I seem to have a time getting usb to work. (some versions of VB it’s fine, some it’s broke) I love my linux apps but need to be able to move data between the machines. This should work for any share (although I do have a drobo). I’m less than thrilled with the droboshare appliance though. In my network it’s had connectivity issues as well as being slow in general. I moved the drobo straight to the server usb port.

    Thanks for the info – I hope to get to try it out later today.

    • Tobias
      02/04/2010

      Hey Mark,
      yes – this solution works also for any other NTFS share. I experienced the same lack of performance with my DroboShare. It provides on my Gigabit Ethernet connections just about 10MB/sec which is by far below of what is possible today. But on the other hand the power consumption of DroboShare is very low which I appreciate as well. I use it with a couple of cron jobs as standalone “poor mans server”.

  2. Waldemar
    26/05/2010

    Very Cool. On my laptop at work I run LinuxMint in a VB. This may help me out some as I seem to have a time getting usb to work. (some versions of VB its fine, some its broken). I love my linux apps but need to be able to move data between the machines. This should work for any share (although I do have a drobo). I’m less than thrilled with the droboshare appliance though. In my network it’s had connectivity issues as well as being slow in general. I moved the drobo straight to the server usb port.

  3. Lorne Shantz
    27/07/2010

    I am still having trouble. I see the shares as suggested above. However, when I went to ping the share name, I got no answer. So I did a traceroute and it went outside of my intranet in search! So it seems there is a routing issue as well. In order to keep the smb stuff off the internet. Still looking.

  4. Frank Howell
    24/04/2011

    Tobias, this is very helpful! I also have a 4TB Drobo in my home office running on my LAN via Droboshare. My environment is heterogeneous, involving Mac, Windows (XP, 7 Pro), and Linux (Debian). My linux box is my main desktop machine and gettting the Drobo to automount is just something I haven’t gotten to doing…but you’ve put the recipe here so thanks much!

    Frank
    K4FMH

  5. Serge, ON4AA
    28/04/2012

    It is not a good idea to write your username and password in the fstab file; other users can read it.
    Much better is to use a separate hidden file in your home directory as explained here:
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MountWindowsSharesPermanently

    • Tobias
      29/04/2012

      Your are absolutely right! Thanks for the link. I’m sure it’s useful to other readers!

  6. the4tress
    04/08/2012

    Ok, I am going crazy here. I am able to mount the Drobo, but I have to be root to make any changes to the share, even though it isn’t restricted. On my Windows machines I don’t have to enter a username or password to make any changes to the shared folder, but in Ubuntu I do.

    I tried adding a user to the folder and mounting with that user/pass. I tried to SSH to the Drobo and chmod 777 the folder and that didn’t work (on the Drobo it says the folder is 777, but on the Ubuntu machine it shows 755 (drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 0 Aug 4 08:44 test).

    How can I mount it as 777 instead of 755?

    • the4tress
      04/08/2012

      Never mind, I figured it out. I had to add file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 to the options tag. Also, I couldn’t leave the username blank so I had to remove that tag. Here is what it ended up looking like in case anybody needs it in the future:

      sudo mount -t smbfs -o password=,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777,iocharset=utf8 //192.168.1.30/Media /mnt/Media

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