Backup to samba when the mount fails


Active Member
Feb 14, 2016
But mounting the remote backup folder via fstab has one danger.
If the remote system goes down, the remote folder won't be automounted again after the remote machine comes up again.
So the backup will be dropped to the local folder which is used as the mount point.
If this folder is on the root filesystem it may fill your root filesystem to 100% which will lead into trouble.

How/where should I mount the remote backup samba folder to keep it from filling the drive, and is there a better way to mount the samba share so that it comes back, e.g. if the Samba server reboots.

Thanks in advance.

Use the CIFS storage Plugin.


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