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How to write as a root to external storage

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Hello Everyone,

Let me explain my situation. I have bought WD Storage 2TB, and i created user in it to connect from another server,

I have mounted it to my server,
//0.0.0.0/external /backup cifs username=xxx,password=xxxx 0 0  there is no problem..

The problem is files owner is not root, different numbers like 98 1000 or something..

How can i mount this external disk to write in it as a root. Because i need to write in it as a root.

Is there any suggestion?


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Where you have "username=xxx,password=xxxx", change that to "username=xxx,password=xxxx,uid=0,gid=0"

The problem with CIFS is that it's being logged into as a certain user (username/password), so all file/directory ownerships are actually by that username.  Adding the "uid=0,gid=0" option makes it appear as if the owner/group is root/root.

It would be much better if they had the option of using NFS, then you could have real multi-user ownership instead of the limits SMB puts on it.

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Hi TRW-Consulting,

Thanks for your help, and yes i can do that with NFS but how?

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I have tried to mount with NFS,
0.0.0.0:/shares/SRV9         /backup                 nfs     defaults        0 0

It didnt worked out, getting this error.

mount: 95.0.197.6:/shares/SRV9 failed, reason given by server: Permission denied

Can you help me what should i do on WD Storage Side?

thanks
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