How To Mount Windows Share on Linux System Using CIFS


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There are few scenario that classes of applications runs mainly on linux and partly on Windows or vice versa. One of scenario is we put a backup drive into a linux system. This procedure will giude you how to mount a windows share on a linux system specifically on CentOS or Redhat OS.

Share can be mounted on RHEL or CentOS system using cifs option of mount as:

[root@host ~]# mount -t cifs -o username=<share user>,password=<share password> //WIN_PC_IP/<share name> /mnt/backup

To make the mount persistant across reboots, make the below entry to the /etc/fstab

//WIN_PC_IP/<share name>    /<mntpoint>   cifs  _netdev,username=<share user>,password=<share password>,dir_mode=0755,file_mode=0755,uid=500,gid=500 0 0

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