Mounting an SMB/CIFS share on Solaris 11
Today as part of a migration project I needed to move some data from a Windows file server to our new ZFSSA whilst trying to retain as ma This article will document how to mount a Windows CIFS file share onto the local file system of the Oracle Solaris 11 system.
(this article does not discuss the setup of the SMB/CIFS services on the ZFSSA as that is beyond the scope of this article)
- Enable the SMB client service on Solaris 11
# svcadm enable svc:/network/smb/client
- List available shares by exploring the windows filer
# smbadm show-shares -t filer1 SHARE DESCRIPTION dev isoimages migdata prod software test users1 users2 users3From the about listing, we will be using the migdata share
- Create the migration mount-pint (if it doesn't exist)
# mkdir /data/migdata
- Mount the remote windows share to the local directory
# mount -F smbfs -o ro //filer1/migdata /data/migdata Password:Note: In the above command I am mounting the share read-only (-o ro) since I only want to interegate the data. Other options you could specify on the mount include...
mount -F smbfs [-o user=username,domain=domain-name,...] //server/share mount-point
- Verify the mount
# cat /etc/mnttab | grep filer1 //filer1/migdata /mnt/migration smbfs rw,intr,acl,xattr,dev=8d40002 1306349654
- View the remote data locally
# ls /data/migdata stor1 stor2 stor3
At this stage you have access to the filer data allowing you to perform whatever tasks you require on the CIFS data locally.
Note: If you are performing a recursive sync, no acls or anything is carried over just the files and the timestamps. You will need to reapply the appropriate permissions manually.