|Note: Mounting shares is not necessary if Network Share Access Method (here) is Current (the default) in all profiles.|
Use this interface to mount remote file server(s)/shares to the Search Appliance so that it may be indexed into one or more walk profiles.
All created mounts are permanent until manually removed. They will be remounted upon reboot of the Search Appliance.
To mount a remote filesystem or share select the type from the drop-down list and click Add.
Once a filesystem is mounted, it may be referenced in crawls (e.g. for Base URL(s)) with the URL syntax:
with an optional subdirectory appended. Make sure the host used is exactly the same as specified in the Network Shares mount.
NFS filesystems - Unix/Linux/etc. servers
Soft. Hard will cause the Search Appliance to keep retrying the same file forever in the event of an error reaching the server. Soft will allow files to fail if the NFS server can not be reached.
CIFS - Windows 2000+
Serverfield and enter the machine's IP address into this field.
domain security policy→
Microsoft network server: Digitally sign communications (always)to disabled.
SMB - Windows
SMB - Windows mount is an older system, which has been
CIFS - Windows 2000+. If your file server doesn't
support CIFS or if you're having problems with CIFS, you can try using
SMB instead, which takes the same options as CIFS.
Current mount list
Under the Add form is the list of currently mounts and their
status. Each mount has a
Remove link to unmount the
filesystem and/or remove it from the list. The options for each
mount may be clicked to examine or modify the options and remount the
If an entry shows as "unmounted" there is a problem with the settings and it is not able to be mounted as is. If it was a transient problem with the server click the options then click "Save changes" without making any changes to retry the mount.
Under the options for each mount is also an example of the minimum
Base URL you would enter into a profile to index the files on
Technical Info link shows some internal details about
the mounts that may be helpful to tech support if you have problems.
Note: This feature appeared in scripts version 5.4.11. Prior to that Webmin was the only way to manage remote mounts.