Author Topic: Problem with using CIFs to mount home folder on MDs and a workaround  (Read 1197 times)


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On my core I have 2 disk - the boot and a data drive. The data drive appears as /mnt/device/92 and of course is symlinked into the normal dirs, for example:

10EAVS_External (sdb1)-CORE [92] -> /mnt/device/92/public/data/videos

The problem is that the MDs mount the home folder using CIFs, and the symlinks are not followed (they lead to /mnt/device/92 which is not mounted on the MD).

Here is the workaround (on the MD):

1. mkdir /mnt/device/92
2. echo "//$                       /mnt/device/92          cifs iocharset=utf8,credentials=/usr/pluto/var/sambaCredentials.secret 1 1" >> /etc/fstab

Question is, what is the appropriate solution for this?