I configured a server/Plex media server on Ubuntu 20.04, and to transfer and download files directly, I set up Samba shares using the following tutorial, which was working perfectly.
I added an additional hard drive to expand storage to the PC and read multiple ways on how to mount or add it to Samba for it to be accessible; however, none of them have worked, with the two most popular being:
- Mount it to an existing directory that is already shared with Samba:
It worked on the Linux machine, however Windows only recognized it as the original drive and not the new one.
- Mount it in a new directory and add a new share within
[harddrive] path = /media/Storage writeable = yes valid users = %S
Am I doing something wrong, or is there a different way to do this?
[global] workgroup = WORKGROUP server string = %h server (Samba, Ubuntu) log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m max log size = 1000 logging = file panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d server role = standalone server obey pam restrictions = yes unix password sync = yes passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u passwd chat = *Enter\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *Retype\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *password\supdated\ssuccessfully* . pam password change = yes map to guest = bad user usershare allow guests = yes [printers] comment = All Printers browseable = no path = /var/spool/samba printable = yes guest ok = no read only = yes create mask = 0700 [print$] comment = Printer Drivers path = /var/lib/samba/printers browseable = yes read only = yes guest ok = no [homes] comment = Home Directories browseable = yes read only = no create mask = 0700 directory mask = 0700 valid users = %S [public] comment = public anonymous access path = /var/samba/ browsable =yes create mask = 0660 directory mask = 0771 writable = yes guest ok = yes