Using fog over Samba for back up and restore
I read that article and that is a bit too technical for me right now. Is there an easy way to connect fog to a SMB drive/folder?
Or are there any plans in the future to natively support SMB?
@robertsaron You missunderstand FOG to be a backup tool. While it can be used to take a backup it’s definitely not what it was made for in the first place and other tools are a way better choice.
My goal was to image my main Linux drive I have as a laptop, and also my Windows desktop. Then if either one went bad, or if I needed to, I could restore the images to those drives. I picked SMB because it seemed the simplest at the time.
I could do FTP, and no idea how to set up NFS to the drive. The hard drive plugged into the router is an external USB 3.0 drive.
This is the Router I purchased: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MRD1LDZ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
@robertsaron Does your routers support nfs or only smb?
Second question, does your fog server have any local disk? I’m still wondering why you want to use this route of a usb drive connected to your router? I’m not saying at the moment it can’t be done, just why go this route?
@george1421 I have a USB drive plugged into my router, and I set up as a smb device, for backup, storage, etc…
@robertsaron SMB is not native to linux so there will / is a certain amount of overhead to make it work. The performance impact on imaging makes it not a viable option. For smb to work for imaging you would need samba on both ends.
FOG uses NFS for actual image uploading and downloading. Its native, fast and mature for linux. The real next steps for FOG is to create a secure custom data mover engine to do away with NFS.
With that said, what is your goal in using smb? Are you trying to extend your image storage capabilities for FOG using a windows server?