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Hi there

I have a mindtouch deki vm running and i want to back up to one of our windows file servers.

I followed the instructions here:

I have a windows 2008 server so I used the cifs-utils package. Following installation and configuration a mount -a worked and my share was visible, readable and writable at the mount point on the turnkey box

However the moment I reboot the box the share stops working. I can not mount it anymore

/var/log/syslog has the folllowing in it.

Apr 1 00:39:36 wiki kernel: [ 173.006115] CIFS VFS: Error connecting to socket. Aborting operation

Apr 1 00:39:36 wiki kernel: [ 173.006120] CIFS VFS: cifs_mount failed w/return code = -111


The only way to get it to mount again is to do a apt-get remove --purge cifs-utils then reinstall.

If I change the line in fstab to use an ip (ie // rather then //mywinserver/myshare) I can get it to mount. However it still won't mount at boot time only after

So It strikes me I have two problems

  • name resolution
  • network not being ready when the system tries to mount the share

Any ides, or other forums better suited to answering this?


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