[Samba] Samba 3 dynamically enable or disable share

Mauricio Alvarez maurialvarez303 at rocketmail.com
Mon Apr 29 08:05:29 MDT 2013


   I really don't want to repartition--again! But yes, your idea is intresting. 

If there really isn't any other option (really? no-one has ever had this problem in the past?), I was thinking of something like this:
* Inside each disk, at the root level, create a single directory, call it ROOTDIR01 for DISK1, ROOTDIR02 for disk2 etc.
* Modify the entries in smb.conf like so:
path = /mnt/DISK1/ROOTDIR01
Guest OK = false

so, if no disk is mounted, we have only /mnt/DISK1 but no ROOTDIR01. If the disk is mounted, the ROOTDIR01 is then visible and gets shared as [STORAGE01]

Also, the clients see [STORAGE01] as their root dir, ignoring the ROOTDIR01 sub-level

This is very crude, I wonder if it might work.

> Wouldn't it be very simple to just create a VERY small partition (e.g. 10MB) on the main drive 
> (the one that your system disk is on), and mount it on e.g. /mnt.
> Then, even if one of your disks can't mount for some reason, only this very small partition will
> fill up => no problem for the rest of the system.
> You would still have to configure your other machines to handle disk full failures and maybe 
> subsequently try another share...

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