[SOLVED]: Troubles Automounting samba Share

derian00

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Trying to automount a Samba share on system startup, I added
Code:
//10.8.40.121/Plex /mnt/Marabel cifs credentials=/etc/samba/credentials/.plexCredentials
to
Code:
/etc/fstab
, obviously I have a credentials file in
Code:
/etc/samba/credentials/.plexCredentials
, but upon system boot, and error promptly occurs telling me to check
Code:
systemctl status mnt-Marabel.mount
, which returns

Screen Shot 2019-12-02 at 10.06.17 PM.png
By suggestion from another forum, I tried adding some extra lines to the end incase fstab was attempting to exectute the line before networking was brought online
Code:
//10.8.40.121/Plex /mnt/Marabel cifs credentials=/etc/samba/credentials/.plexCredentials,noauto,x-systemd.automount,_netdev
, nothing appears to have changed.

Also of note, running
Code:
sudo ls /etc/Marabel
returns "no such device", yet running
Code:
sudo file /mnt/Marabel
returns
Code:
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 0 dec 2 22:15 Marabel
At this point im not entirely sure how to proceed, open to suggestions on how I can further troubleshoot this.
 

Spartacus

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Is marabel a windows machine?

I used this back in the day for a windows 10 box mount:
Code:
//HTPC-PC/NVR_Cameras /mnt/NVR_Cameras cifs username=nvruser,password=P@ssw0rd,uid=122,gid=130  0  0
 

BLinux

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Also of note, running
Code:
sudo ls /etc/Marabel
returns "no such device", yet running
Code:
sudo file /mnt/Marabel
returns
Code:
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 0 dec 2 22:15 Marabel
At this point im not entirely sure how to proceed, open to suggestions on how I can further troubleshoot this.
I don't know if that's a typo here, or if that's actually what you typed... BUT, /etc/Marabel != /mnt/Marabel

Also, so after it fails to mount upon boot up, what happens if you login and run:

mount /mnt/Marabel

(with sudo or as root), does it mount? If it mounts fine running it manually, then you know the content in /etc/fstab is good. If not, then you need to fix something in /etc/fstab. If the contents are good in /etc/fstab, then it might be timing issue during boot up, for example if the network is not available yet or can't be reached at that time.
 
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NashBrydges

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This is my Plex mount command.

//192.168.100.83/movies /media/plexdata cifs vers=3.0,credentials=/home/username/.smbcredentials, iocharset=utf8,uid=username,gid=username,noperm 0 0

Asking the obvious but...you have a user account on the remote machine that you are mounting from that matches the credentials you're providing in your .plexCredentials file?
 

derian00

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Problem has been resolved, added vers=3.0 to the fstab command and its all happy now