I'm still pretty green with Ubuntu, but I had previously configured backups from one Ubuntu Server on my network to another to add redundancy to my family's file storage. This worked very well, until the day I updated both servers to 20.04 LTS... and since then I can't get rid of the error "Storage location not available" on the origin server even though I can ping and map the target network share from any computer (Windows, Ubuntu or macOS) on my network.
I have made this share as wide open as possible (no credentials required) and I have gone so far as to reinstall the backup target host and reconfigure a new share, and it still gives me this error... if anyone can point me in the right direction I'd be grateful!
** As requested, from share host **
Output from: testparm -s
Load smb config files from /etc/samba/smb.conf Loaded services file OK. Server role: ROLE_STANDALONE # Global parameters [global] log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m logging = file map to guest = Bad User max log size = 1000 obey pam restrictions = Yes pam password change = Yes panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d passwd chat = *Enter\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *Retype\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *password\supdated\ssuccessfully* . passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u server role = standalone server server string = %h server (Samba, Ubuntu) unix password sync = Yes usershare allow guests = Yes idmap config * : backend = tdb [printers] browseable = No comment = All Printers create mask = 0700 path = /var/spool/samba printable = Yes [print$] comment = Printer Drivers path = /var/lib/samba/printers
Output from: net usershare info --long
[plex] path=/home/samba/plex comment= usershare_acl=Everyone:F, guest_ok=y
contents of fstab on backup source host:
UUID=ee47a6bd-e854-4389-82f5-e806b8990cee / ext4 defaults 0 0 /swap.img none swap sw 0 0 UUID=AE2E15562E151943 /media/plexfiles ntfs defaults,nls=utf8,umask=000,uid=> #mount remote plex backup share //192.168.0.114/plex /mnt/sharemount/ cifs 0 0
*** I have updated fstab under "#mount remote..." since the above with "rw,samba,username=$samba,password=$****" as seems appropriate, still not mounting as expected. I will have to check out the guides posted to see what I'm doing wrong.
Thanks everyone I feel like I'm getting close to a solution. I have jumped from place to place and skipped some replies, sorry about that... I am going through everything posted.
*** Referring to "man mount cifs" for info.