Mounting network file systems

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Last updated: April 4 2019

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If, e.g., you wish to make a backup on a shared resource, you must first configure the network file system.

The network file system (NFS Version 3), the Windows Shared Resources (Samba or CIFS) and SSHFS (SFTP) are currently supported.

1. Mounting a network file system

In the web user interface’s main menu, select the item Manage file systems and from here create a new file system. Enter an ID that will later be used in devices to identify the file system.

Next select if and how the file system is to be mounted. Recommended is automatic mounting when accessed and, respectively, automatic unmounting when inactive.

Next configure the type of share to be mounted, and finally, depending on this, the necessary settings for mounting the share - for example, the file server’s network address and the exported file path in the case of NFS.

Once saved, the newly-configured file system and its current status can be viewed in the file system management. By clicking on the plug icon you can manually mount the file system to test that the configuration is correct.

If there are problems you may find possible error messages in the system log.