[Samba] mounting ext usb drive

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Wed Dec 25 09:13:26 UTC 2019

On 25/12/2019 01:38, samba.x.eliezer613--- via samba wrote:
> Hi, trying to mount on demand, external USB drive which is /bkup.
> /etc/fstab has it as:
>   UUID=4C76D06176D04CF8 /bkup       ntfs-3g   noauto,user,rw    0       0
> The following does open a share but its not really /bkup and its not
> writeable. Corrections are welcome.
> Thanks.
> [backup_drive]
>          preexec = /bin/mount /bkup
>          comment = Backup Drive
>          path = /bkup
>          writable = yes
>          postexec = /bin/umount /bkup
> If /bkup is mounted then the above share works from Windows or Unix
> clients. Thing is, wanted it to only mount when actually needed.

You normally need to be root to use mount, so try 'root preexec' & 'root 
postexec', or read up on 'noauto' in fstab


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