James Liang/Permanently Mounting SMB Share Ubuntu Server

Created Sun, 16 May 2021 23:05:27 -0500 Modified Wed, 27 Oct 2021 00:48:31 +0000
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If I wanted a Docker container to have access to a local SMB share I needed it to be mounted every time the server was restarted. I found that doing the following steps allowed me to do so.

sudo apt install cifs-utils
sudo mkdir /media/share
sudo chown 1000:1000 /media/share
sudo chown 1000:1000 /media
sudo nano ~/.smbcredentials

In the .smbcredentials file put in the username and password you want to use to access the SMB share. Then press Ctrl+X, Y, and Enter to save and exit.

username=smb-username
password=smb-password
sudo nano /etc/fstab

You’ll want to be careful in this step. Right after the last line enter the following and replace the highlighted text. Don’t change anything else! Then press Ctrl+X, Y, and Enter to save and exit.

//server-ip/share-location /media/share cifs vers=3.0,uid=1000,gid=1000,credentials=/home/server-username/.smbcredentials

You can test to see if your share mounted by doing the following.

sudo mount -a
cd /media/share
ls

You should see the folders or files of the share-location.