You can link your Offsite Storage Space via Samba/CIFS. You can use the following UNC path.
If you are using your main account, the share name is
If you are using a sub-account, you must use the username of the sub-account as the username and share name.
If you use a FritzBox Router from AVM, it is necessary to deactivate the NetBIOS filter for Samba/CIFS to work. Please see point 4 of https://en.avm.de/service/fritzbox/fritzbox-7330/knowledge-base/publication/show/1083_Cannot-access-FRITZ-Box-home-network-using-port-sharing/ for more information.
In Linux-based systems you can use the following command on the CLI to mount the file system:
mount.cifs -o user=<username>,pass=<password> //
By adding the following line to
/etc/fstab, your system will automatically mount the file system at boot. (It is a single line!):
mycoreserver.com/backup /mnt/backup-server cifs iocharset=utf8,rw,credentials=/etc/backup-credentials.txt,uid=<system account>,gid=<system group>,file_mode=0660,dir_mode=0770 0 0
/etc/backup-credentials.txt (mode 0600) should contain two lines as follows:
In Debian-based distributions, the command is provided via the package cifs-utils.
apt-get install cifs-utils
On Debian Wheezy based systems, edit the parameters as follows if you are having problems:
You should also add the following lines to
modprobe cifs echo 0 > /proc/fs/cifs/OplockEnabled
On FreeBSD, you can mount the Offsite Storage Space as follows:
Add the following line to
//<username>/backup /mnt/storagebox smbfs rw,-N,-I=<sr-your_storage_number>.mycoreserver.com,-U=<username> 0 0
<username> with your assigned username. Also you need to use
mkdir /mnt/storagebox to create the local directory if it does not already exist.
Add the following lines to
[<username>] charsets=UTF8:UTF8 [<username>:<username>] password=$crypt-string
Create the crypt-string with
In Windows, use the following instructions to connect your Offsite Storage Space as a network drive with its own drive letter:
- Open Windows Explorer.
- Windows 7: On the left, click on Computer and then at the top on Map network drive.
Windows 8/10: On the left, click on This PC. And then at the top click on Computer and then on Map network drive.
- In the new dialog, select a network drive letter of your choice and enter
\\for the folder. Enter a check next to Reconnect at login if you want to automatically establish a connection upon starting the system.
- When you are asked for login information, you should enter the username and password you used for your Offsite Storage Space. Optional, you can save the login information in Windows.
- The setup of your Offsite Storage Space as a network drive is now finished and can be found as separate drive under This PC (Windows 8.1/10) or Computer (Windows 7/8).
Error with files larger than 4 GB
If there are errors when copying files that are 4 GB or larger, then it can help to deactivate caching. To do so, the Offsite Storage Space must be mounted with the extra parameter
Encrypt SAMBA connection
To encrypt a SAMBA connection, add the following option to your mount command:
mount.cifs -o seal,user=<username>,pass=<password> //
Please note that this feature is only available in newer Linux versions (e.g. starting with Ubuntu 18.04).
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