[Samba] Linux 2 Linux Host Filesystem Sharing with Samba + MySQL

Jimmy McMillan jimmy at freshstation.org
Wed Jun 15 19:09:28 GMT 2005

Included is my smb.conf file.  Any ideas?

# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from (
# Date: 2005/06/09 18:19:32

# Global parameters
       workgroup = VMSHARES
       netbios name = HOSTER
       server string = Samba Host Box
       interfaces =
       security = SHARE
       smb passwd file = /etc/smbpasswd
       enable privileges = Yes
       log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
       max log size = 50
       socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_SNDBUF=8192 SO_RCVBUF=8192
       load printers = No
       dns proxy = No
       ldap ssl = no
       valid users = mintee
       admin users = mintee
       create mask = 0777
       force create mode = 0777
       force security mode = 0777
       directory mask = 0777
       force directory mode = 0777
       force directory security mode = 0777

       comment = Websites share
       path = /mnt/hd/webs_home
       invalid users = uucp, sync, sshd, smmsp, shutdown, rpc, root, 
pop, operator, nobody, news, mysql, mail, lp, hal
t, gdm, games, ftp, daemon, bin, adm
       valid users = mintee, @users
       read only = No

       comment = Websites Database share
       path = /mnt/hd/webs_data
       username = mintee
       valid users = mintee, @users
       read only = No

James McMillan wrote:

> Hello all,
> I've doing some server consolidation using vmware,  I've asked this 
> question to the vmware community, and I've gotten good, yet breif 
> answers.  I thought, since it's mostly a samba related issue, this was 
> the right place to come..  Anyway....
> I've successfully shared out my linux host filesystem to my linux 
> guest using samba. The linux guest will be a webserver and mysql 
> database server.
> One of the mount points on the guest is /usr/local/mysql/data because 
> I don't want the virtual disk to hold the databases. (I'm trying to 
> keep my virtual disks under 4GB)
> My problem is when I try to start mysql, it complains about not being 
> about to chown the log files, as they are part of the samba share.
> It there a way to have a samba share, hosted from the host machine to 
> the guest, to have full permissions on the guest os?
> Someone mentioned to me, "make sure that 
> uid=XXX,gid=YYY,file_mode=ZZZ,dir_mode=TTT (& -u/-g/-f/-d) options are 
> not provided in fstab/smbclient/... Maybe recheck smb.conf on host for 
> "unix extensions" (default is YES, so if you'll not find it, it is 
> OK). Then mount filesystem in the guest. Full uid/gid/mode should 
> fully propagate between host & guest. Just make sure that host & guest 
> use same uid & gid in /etc/passwd & /etc/group."
> But that makes no sense to me.  I just need the smbclient machine to 
> be able to have full permission on the mysql data share.
> Hopefully someone can help here.  Thanks in advance everyone.
> Jimmy

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