Table of contents
- Quick start
- Basic Concepts
- Feature Overview
- User Interfaces
- User configuration
- Rock-ons (Docker Plugins)
- Email Notifications
- Scheduled Tasks
- Update Channels
- Data loss Prevention and Recovery in Rockstor
- Apple Filing Protocol (AFP)
- Network File System (NFS)
- Secure File Transport Protocol (SFTP)
- Multiple Rockstor appliances
- Share replication
- Network configuration
- Configuration Backup and Restore
- UPS / NUT Setup
- Accessing Shares from Clients
- Community Contributions
- Product FAQ
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.
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’
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.
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.
If the Share has browseable set to true, it will appear as a folder in the Finder after successfully connecting to the server.
On the OSX command line, the available exported Shares will appear as folders under /Volumes
Accessing NFS shares¶