Acces Windows share from Linux

This manual describes the configuration between windows and linux system. You would like to access MS-Windows share called //windowsserver/dbms_backup$ by mounting to /u02/backup directory under Linux system. Type the following command (replace username, windows server name, share name and password with your own values)

Next create the cifs password file.

Add the user information.

Save and close the file. Set the proper right for the root user

For the share //windowsserver/sharename to be automatically mounted at every system start insert an rule in the file /etc/fstab

Append following line, the directio parameter is necessary when you want to make exports to the windows share.

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