I manage a replicated directory structure of network based application
deployment images that reside on deployment points on SnapServer NAS appliances
in each of about 20 offices. Currently we are doing this with DOS batch files
but it is a very clumsy, time consuming, and error prone process. I have been
trying to get a linux box to reliably perform these operations, with the idea of
using rsync at some point.
I can mount any given snapServer as an smbfs share. eg. mount -t smbfs -o
username=joohnDoe,password=abc123 //ad40snap1/Apps/InstApps /mnt/snapToManage.
However, invariably if we perform any significant file operation (eg. a
recursive rm or a cp) at some point during the process the client machine will
freeze. There is no way out but to hard boot the machine. When this happens, we
also find that the machine has been knocked off the network. We no longer get a
reply when we ping it. This has been a chronic problem on the three machines we
have tried to use, with Fedora Core 3 and Fedora Core 4. We can reproduce the
problem on two machines at this time, both running FC4 with Samba 3.0.14a.
Guessing the proper component to file this under is smbclient
smbfs is not part of Samba. Sorry. Try usiong the linux cifs fs module.