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Author:  gatorback [ Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Mounting \\wdtvlivehub\WDTVLiveHub\

I have a Western Digital TV Live Hub, that is a network device. From XP it can be accessed as \\wdtvlivehub\WDTVLiveHub\

I would like to mount this to LinHES so that I can rsync a large amount of content into the WD device. Is there a mount example that would provide some guidance? Not sure if mount.cifs is the appropiate command for this situation.


Author:  RacerX [ Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mounting \\wdtvlivehub\WDTVLiveHub\

According to this review

It' possible to connect with NFS and or Samba

Testing with NFS would be easier since it's already setup with /myth/tv (fstab)

Samba would also work but the credentials thing is more leg work. I don't have the WD box but as a rule

Linux - Linux use NFS
Linux - Windows use Samba

Author:  christ [ Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mounting \\wdtvlivehub\WDTVLiveHub\

For Samba in general it will look something like

mkdir /mnt/WDTV
mount -t cifs //wdtvlivehub/WDTVLiveHub /mnt/WDTV

If you need to specify a user and password then it should be something like:
mount -t cifs //wdtvlivehub/WDTVLiveHub /mnt/WDTV -o user=<username>,password=<password>

see also man mount.cifs

Author:  gatorback [ Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:40 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Mounting \\wdtvlivehub\WDTVLiveHub\

Very nice gentlemen. This allows me to use the CLI tools like rsync. Much faster (2-4X) than drop and drag from an XP box: from SAMBA share (USB HDD) to the new appliance. Really appreciate the help.

I think that max speed will be realized when I can root the appliance: I would have finer control over file transfers through the USB and the best possible speed.

Update: using rysnc to move a large block of content from USBHDD on mythbox, through network to LiveHUB at 7MB/s, about half the speed when I transfer from one USB to another USB drive.

Author:  christ [ Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mounting \\wdtvlivehub\WDTVLiveHub\

If you need to add it to fstab you will add an entry something like:
//wdtvlivehub/WDTVLiveHub /mnt/WDTV   cifs  user=<username>, pass=<password>   0   0

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