How To Manually mount a Windows Server From Reload

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  • 14-May-2009
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Reload (all version)


I get errors when Reload tries to run a backup; Cannot establish connectivity.  How do I manually mount the Groupwise server?


The default protocol for mounting a Windows server is CIFS.  Go through the following steps to create a mount;

1) Create a share on the Windows server with correct rights

2) Create a temporary directory under the /mnt directory.  In this example we will use 'temp' (/mnt/temp).  This is where a mount will be created for the remote file system. 
- mkdir /mnt/temp

3) Create a mount to the remote file system.  This is done using the "mount" command.
- mount -t cifs -o username=<windows user>,password=<password> //<ip of remote server/share directory> /<path to local directory>
      example: mount -t cfis -o username=administrator,password=gwavaadmin // /mnt/temp

4) Change directory to the newly mounted directory, this should look like the root of the post office directory.
      example: cd /mnt/temp



Additional Information

This article was originally published in the GWAVA knowledgebase as article ID 1271.