Windows 10: Daisy chaining NAS / SAMBA shares across Network(s)

  1.    20 Jan 2018 #1

    Daisy chaining NAS / SAMBA shares across Network(s)


    Hi folks

    If you are messing around with say Linux / NAS servers on VMs or even a mix of real / virtual sometimes you want to connect one NAS share to another NAS server without messing around with config files etc. This daisy chains shares across entire networks including Windows machines.

    For windows it's easy enough --file explorer to search network drives and connect -

    For Linux you can issue a mount -t cifs command to mount the remote share -- don't use the -t smbfs any more it's obsolete if it even works at all.

    The bonkers thing about this is if the mount point is defined as a samba share on server 2 then the HDD from server 1 can be accessed by any system having access to server 2 even if they don't have access to server 1 i.e "Daisy chaining" samba shares. !!!!!

    This saves moving external HDD's around for example when testing servers etc. You'll get network speed of course but with a decent network should all be fine.

    so

    1) get IP address of remote server

    2) issue mount command like the screen shot

    3) enter password for the remote share at the prompt (shown in white here).

    Seasoned linux users won't have a problem but I know a lot of people on this board are experimenting with NAS type servers etc and this type of command isn't always easy to find in the documentation.

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    Now on Windows you see my samba share HDD1 on server 2 is actually the content from SERVER 1 which doesn't have access (or vice versa) to the windows machine

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    Cheers
    jimbo
    Last edited by jimbo45; 20 Jan 2018 at 06:19.
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