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Accessing Shares from Clients

Data is stored and organized for use in Shares which are exported to clients via various protocols ie Samba/CIFS, Network File System (NFS), Apple Filing Protocol (AFP), and Secure File Transport Protocol (SFTP). Before storing any data at least one Share must be created. See Creating a share for a detailed description.

Accessing Shares via Samba/CIFS

Samba/CIFS is the standard way to store and access data in Shares from Windows, Mac, and Linux clients such as desktops and laptops. In order to access a Share, it must first be made available. See Create a Samba Export of a Share for details. Once a Share is configured for Samba/CIFS availability, data can be stored and accessed from various clients as described below.

Unix/Linux

On a Unix/Linux client, the Rockstor server will appear in the File explorer application as an entry of the form Rockstor@<ip-address> under Browse Network . Clicking on the server will display the available exported shares that have Browseable true.

If the Rockstor server does not appear in the File explorer, a connection can be made by selecting ‘Connect to Server’

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Connecting to a Share can be done by clicking on it, and authenticating as a specific user who has permissions to access the Share, or as a guest user.

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Windows

Coming soon...

Mac OS

On a Mac OS, the Rockstor server will appear in the Finder sidebar, as an entry of the form Rockstor@<ip-address>. Connecting to the server can be done by clicking on the entry, and authenticating as a specific user who has permissions to access the Share, (or as a guest user, if the Share has Guest OK set to true) as shown below.

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If the Share has browseable set to true, it will appear as a folder in the Finder after successfully connecting to the server.

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On the OSX command line, the available exported Shares will appear as folders under /Volumes

Accessing NFS shares

Coming soon...
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