Synology : Mount permanently SMB shares

1. Keep your credentials safe

Create a file for your credentials in your home folder :

touch ~/.smbcredentials

Keep it private :

chmod 600 ~/.smbcredentials

Then fill it :

vi ~/.smbcredentials

Using the following content :


2. Permanent mount

Edit your fstab :

sudo vim /etc/fstab

And fill it with the following :

//X.X.X.X/MySharedFolder /media/MyMountPoint cifs credentials=/home/MyUnixUsername/.smbcredentials,iocharset=utf8

Then you can try to mount it :

sudo mount -a

And then checked that this is mounted :


Note, you could have this issue :

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on ...
missing codepage or helper program, or other error
(for several filesystems (e.g. nfs, cifs) you might
need a /sbin/mount. helper program)

In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so.

In this case, you should just install cifs-utils :

sudo apt-get install cifs-utils

You should have something like this :

// on /media/public type cifs (rw,relatime,vers=1.0,sec=ntlm,cache=strict,username=ron,uid=0,noforceuid,gid=0,noforcegid,addr=,unix,posixpaths,serverino,mapposix,acl,rsize=1048576,wsize=1048576,echo_interval=60,actimeo=1)

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