So I have a proxmox server and what is the best way to do smb shares?
The problem is if i as an example virtualize truenas but I need to acces the storage (e.g. nextcloud) from an another vm how do I do it efficently?
Or if i install smb directly to proxmox or smb I don’t get the ease of a web control panel?
Thanks in advance.
Not sure what you mean exactly ?
Do you want to give users access to the Proxmox GUI or file shares ?
Oh, my bad.
I want to give people file access
You can just setup a headless Debian vm, install samba. Webmin is a good GUI tool when setting up Samba permissions, users etc.
Thanks for the fast reply!
I will do that , or at least I install samba as you recommended!
If it were me I’d install cockpit instead of webmin.
March 27, 2023, 5:10am
If it were me I’d install none of them…
If you only need a few simple shares for an application or a few individual users, it’s relatively easy to manage them via command line. So there’s no need to install Cockpit or webmin, just for that, imho.
From my notes:
apt install samba
adduser --no-create-home --disabled-password --disabled-login <username>
chown <username> /opt/shares/<username>
smbpasswd -a <username>
add the following lines to the end of the file:
comment = My Share
path = /opt/shares/<username>
force user = <username>
force group = <username>
writeable = yes
valid users = <username>
systemctl restart smbd.service
If you need more shares, just repeat the process.
Hey, thank you all!
I think I will install samba as @bb77 said.