Share Cent OS Harddisk on the window server 2003

Hi All,

I want to following

1. I have 500 GB HDD on the Linux OS (cent OS) and I want to share this hdd to our window server for upload some backup files.

Can anyone update me the step by step procedure for it , I am biginner so please explain brief.
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Sam PanwarSr. Server AdministratorAsked:
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arrkerr1024Connect With a Mentor Commented:
[whole_drive]
  comment = Whole Drive
  path = /
  browseable = yes
  read only = No
  guest ok = yes
  printable = no

But if you need to just transfer some files, FTP or SCP might be easier - less setup/configuration.
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pavaneeshkumarConnect With a Mentor Commented:
you wants to share a folder on linux machine & browse it from the windows machine. Correct?

for that you require ti install SAMBA Server on your linux machine & for reverse you just need a SAMBA client on your linux machine.

Check this link for how to install and configure SAMBA

http://tldp.org/HOWTO/SMB-HOWTO.html
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Sam PanwarSr. Server AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Hi,

I have configure samba already what I do for access harddisk from the window.
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pavaneeshkumarCommented:
after configuring shares restart the samba server. if samba is configured properly, you will be able to browse the shared folder the same way as you brows windows shared folder.

don't forget to provide proper aceess on shared folder on linux machine.
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Sam PanwarSr. Server AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Hi,

But how to share whole HDD in the samba. Can you give me the samba conf file syntax for it.

How to acess that share from the window???

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arrkerr1024Commented:
Just stick that at the bottom of your /etc/smb.conf file and restart samba ("service smbd restart").
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omarfaridCommented:
Hi,

If you want to consider an alternative, you may use NFS. Please see the links below:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324055
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/events/windows2003srv/tnt1-118.mspx

One comment about sharing the disk (Using Samba or NFS), please consider sharing a sub dir not the / (root file system) or any dir that contains sensitive data.
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Sam PanwarSr. Server AdministratorAuthor Commented:
How to acess that share from the window???
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omarfaridCommented:
Hi,

If choose NFS,then the links provided give the procedure to do so. If you prefer Samba, then you will access it as network share (\\serverIP\sharename , in place of the ip address you may use hostname if set in dns or hosts file).


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Sam PanwarSr. Server AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Hi,

When I  access through this manner than it will ask me password and I have entered root password but it is  showing login unsuccessful.

When I access through the

\\10.10.10.10\

then it give netork path not found

when I access
\\10.10.10.10\boot

Then it is asking password but I share \ drive so how to access.
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pavaneeshkumarCommented:
can u post /etc/samba.conf file.
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amirs80Commented:
ok if it ask u the password again and again then run the command on linux

#smbpasswd -a username
it requires the password give the password and remember the password
now again try to access the linux share from windows machine and if it requires the username and password then give it username and password u have just given
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Sam PanwarSr. Server AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Hi,

Can I also access the same share from the linux OS or I have to use another process to mount network drive of linux OS to linix.

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omarfaridCommented:
Hi,

If the other linux server has Samba installed, then you can do the same. Else, you may configure nfs and use nfs to access it.
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