How can I get a list of all shares and where they are pointing to on an OS X (10.4.11) server.

Posted on 2011-05-10
Last Modified: 2013-11-23

Firstly I am no expert on OS X. I've inherited this server in a new job.

We have a mixture of clients (Mac/XP/Win 7) All of the users on the various client platforms store data on shared group drives and personal drives on the OS X server.

Last week, without me touching anything on the server for days the personal user drives looked as if all the data was gone and replaced by standard profile data. This affected all client OSes.

Using Windows terminology...

A user would have a G: drive mapped to \\server\username
That was mapped to the server\users\username folder.
The entire server\users folder structure is intact on OS X.
What seems to have happened is the shares have changed and instead of pointing to server\users\username they are pointing somewhere else.

I don't know where they are pointing, how can I find out?

Has anyone come across this before? If so what might have happened and how can I get the shares working again.

As a workaround, I've mapped them additional drives to \\server\users\username i.e. using the Users share and username folder.

Looking at Workgroup manager on the affected server, everything looks fine within the definition of the users which is where we set up the users and their home directories. It's just the shares have somehow changed to look somewhere else.

Question by:CovertEnigma

    Accepted Solution

    I resorted to a shutdown -r and that fixed the problem.

    Author Closing Comment

    It looks as if the server was having a bad day. Shortly after posting the question, one by one clients stopped connecting to the domain. Logging a pc out and then trying to log in again gave a "... the domain XXXXX is not available." message.

    The server reboot fixed both issues.

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