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acgrind

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Apr 23, 2020
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Hi,

Can ANYONE please share your clear steps for mounting the network storage drive? I am utilizing an Ubuntu 18.04 server. I have searched everywhere for a guide to mount my Synology. I have plexguide installed and all the apps I need installed with success. The local hard drive is also mapped. My last step here is to have the Synology DSM mounted(unionfs).

Thanks all for your help!!!
 

Admin9705

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ya i think this would be a hard request. most people don't use synology :D but if someone does, hope they chime in. All my HD's went out the door with this project :D
 
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Datamonkeh

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Surely it should be exactly the same as mounting any other remote file system on linux?
 
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corvux

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Dec 1, 2019
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Hi,

Can ANYONE please share your clear steps for mounting the network storage drive? I am utilizing an Ubuntu 18.04 server. I have searched everywhere for a guide to mount my Synology. I have plexguide installed and all the apps I need installed with success. The local hard drive is also mapped. My last step here is to have the Synology DSM mounted(unionfs).

Thanks all for your help!!!
# Share Mount on Linux Ubuntu 18.04:

1. sudo apt-get install cifs-utils

a. sudo mkdir /mnt/PlexFiles

b. sudo apt-get install cifs-utils

c. sudo nano /etc/nsswitch.conf
Insert this and save:

hosts: files mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] wins dns

then: CTRL X
then: Y
then : ENTER

d. sudo apt-get install libnss-winbind winbind

e. sudo nano /root/.smbcredentials
#insert (USERNAME and PASSWORD from share):
username=USERNAME
password=PASSWOrD

then: CTRL X
then: Y
then : ENTER

f. id YOURID (username you use for login ***need to have root priviledges)
Copy the uid and the gid

g. backup the fstab:
sudo cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab_old

#### if youy need to roll back to backup ####:
sudo mv /etc/fstab_old /etc/fstab

h. Edit the fstab:
sudo nano /etc/fstab

Insert:
#Windows server Shares
//IPADDRES_OF_YOUR_SERVER/SHARE_DIRECTORY_ON_SYNOLOGY /mnt/PlexFiles cifs username=USERNAME,password=PASSWORD,vers=2.0,uid=nobody,iocharset=utf8,noperm 0 0

then: CTRL X
then: Y
then : ENTER

i. mount -a

j. verify the mount:
df


Enjoy!!
 
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urgodfather

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Nov 15, 2019
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Could also use NFS, SSHFS, or my personal favorite, multi server storage clustering ( can bring that Synology right in on it too).
 

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