Mounting SMB share (pvesm add cifs vs fstab)


Renowned Member
Mar 31, 2015
Hey guys,

I have a few VM's and CT's which share common SMB/CIFS shares.

I have these mapped through a fstab file on the individual VM/CT's but this is a pain if a remote device goes offline for a bit the shares are never re-mounted and manual intervention is required.

So I have a few questions on a better way to handle this.

1. Continue to use fstab but on the proxmox host and create a mountpoint on my VM/CT's to pass this mount through to the guest.
  • This is the mount method I have been using on the individual guests:
    //192.168.XX.XX/media /mnt/media       cifs    noperm,iocharset=utf8,rw,credentials=/root/.storage_credentials,uid=root,gid=root,file_mode=0660,dir_mode=0770 0       0

2. Use "pvesm add cifs" methos to add the storage in the proxmox storage browser as from what I have read, this will handle remounting if required.
So which method is the best more efficient way to go here?


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