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[Announce] usbdisks manager

Offline Jean-Philippe Pialasse

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[Announce] usbdisks manager
« on: January 29, 2007, 06:31:48 PM »
Here is a new contrib to manage your usb disks thanks to the server manager.

your disk must already have been partitioned and formated, with a UUID.

wget http://mirror.contribs.org/smeserver/contribs/jppialasse/SME7/usbdisksmanager/smeserver-usbdisksmanager-0.2-0.1.noarch.rpm
or alternate
wget http://www.pialasse.com/RPMS/smeserver-usbdisksmanager-0.2-0.1.noarch.rpm

yum localinstall smeserver-usbdisksmanager-0.2-0.1.noarch.rpm

you will be able to add a mount point for each partition and the contrib will do the mount every time it is plugged. and to auto mount drives when pluged in your media directory.

/!\ firewire can be supported if you have a kernel that allow it (the one from centos is not fully compliant)

JPP

waiting for your informations

/edit/
new release 0.2-0.1
using yum to install

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Re: [BETA] usbdisks manager
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2007, 10:53:28 PM »
Quote from: "unnilennium"
rpm -Uvh http://www.pialasse.com/RPMS/smeserver-usbdisksmanager-0.1-0.3.noarch.rpm
Please do not use rpm to install as SME Server uses yum by default.[list=1]
  • Download the rpm using wget for instance
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    wget http://www.pialasse.com/RPMS/smeserver-usbdisksmanager-0.1-0.3.noarch.rpm
  • Do a yum localinstall
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    yum localinstall smeserver-usbdisksmanager-0.1-0.3.noarch.rpm[/list:o]Advantages of yum is that all necessary dependencies can be resolved and downloaded from enabled repositories.
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Offline Jean-Philippe Pialasse

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[Announce] usbdisks manager
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2007, 11:14:49 PM »
new release :

wget http://www.pialasse.com/RPMS/smeserver-usbdisksmanager-0.1-0.5.noarch.rpm
yum localinstall smeserver-usbdisksmanager-0.1-0.5.noarch.rpm

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[Announce] usbdisks manager
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2007, 04:50:22 AM »
Could I use this same contrib to manage firewire disks?  :?

Offline Jean-Philippe Pialasse

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[Announce] usbdisks manager
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2007, 01:16:20 PM »
As i have no fire wire disk for the moment i have not tested; but you should test.

Tell me if it works, if yes it's perfect, if no i 'll ask you some information to add the support :

what is the result of :
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/usr/bin/udevinfo -a -p /sys/block/sda
(if the partition you want to manage is /dev/sda1)

I need the first lines like this:

Quote
follow the class device's "device"
  looking at the device chain at '/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb1/1-2/1-2:1.0/host2/target2:0:0/2:0:0:0':
    BUS="scsi"
    ID="2:0:0:0"

this example is from a usb disk

[Announce] usbdisks manager
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2007, 04:53:18 PM »
Works great.  Thanks for the contribution.
......

Offline Jean-Philippe Pialasse

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[Announce] usbdisks manager
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2007, 04:29:56 PM »
release 0.5

added FireWire support
some littles things corrected
added help page


There's a known issue to add UUID to a disk which has no UUID: it seems impossible through the manager nothing happen. so it is assumed that usb drive are well formatted with you label and UUID set and unique .


wget http://www.pialasse.com/RPMS/smeserver-usbdisksmanager-0.1-0.5.noarch.rpm

yum localinstall smeserver-usbdisksmanager-0.1-0.5.noarch.rpm

nitrouze

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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2007, 12:18:44 PM »
Hi,

First, merci for the contrib  :wink:

Can I suggest to add mounting options to the db and panel as some specific options might be needed by other contribs (ie suid for apache ...) ?

Offline Jean-Philippe Pialasse

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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2007, 01:14:51 PM »
yes this a great idea.
I was planning on making a new release with auto mount for the /media folder as it is often asked. It another good thing you suggest.


Can you explain exactly what option would be needed to you.

JPP

nitrouze

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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2007, 02:04:22 PM »
As more and more contribs, especially backups ones, are depending on "external drives", what about adding a "mount option" to the panel to set the -o options of mount ...

- The default (no user input) could be "defaults" which should be ok for most of us (even if it's very permissive !)

- Specific needs for mounting could be set there according to mount -o syntax.

Quick exemple:
I'm using backuppc contrib via an usb drive mounted to /opt/backuppc, it needs "suid" option for web interface to work properly, so I add to manually modify your perl script to replace ...

#my $mount=`/bin/mount $dev -t auto $dest -o pamconsole,exec,noauto,managed`;

with ...

my $mount=`/bin/mount $dev -t auto $dest -o defaults`;

but it could preferably be ...

my $mount=`/bin/mount $dev -t auto $dest -o $DEFINED_MOUNT_OPTIONS`;

Another idea could be to use the label of the partition to try to guess its role (identified contrib ?) and its mount options need.

Offline Jean-Philippe Pialasse

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[Announce] usbdisks manager
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2007, 02:18:15 PM »
what do you think about to guess it by searching the guid and uid of the destination folder and giving to the mount the same uid option ?

+ some personal option thanks to the panel.


JP

nitrouze

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« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2007, 05:38:55 PM »
It seems quite difficult to guess who's owning the share as the uid/guid 's mount point aren't representative enough.

/opt/backuppc being the mount point ...
ls -ld /opt/backuppc/
drwxr-xr-x  9 root root 4096 Mar  2 18:59 /opt/backuppc/
but once drive is mounted ...
ls -ld /opt/backuppc/*
drwxr-xr-x  10 backuppc backuppc  4096 Feb 26 16:00 /opt/backuppc/files

In that case, you won't be able to guess the correct owner. :?

Additionaly, several users might share the same "usb volume" and this is why the suid is so helpfull.

Same problem with fstab, as it has no clue of what params/ownership to give to the partition.

The easiest way is probably the "personal options" within panel/db.

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[Announce] usbdisks manager
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2007, 09:39:18 AM »
What about a panel addon that you give the option to mount cifs,samba etc. shares over the network?

Would be a nice addon

And call it Smeserver-Mountmanager  8)

Dirk

[Announce] usbdisks manager
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2007, 01:17:09 AM »
Is it maybe usefull to have a "prop" in confusbdisks that is considering quota's? Something like :

QuotaOn|yes

During boot the quota files will be build when they don't exist so that's not a real concern to worry about (AFAIK). Main problem is that it needs to be added to the mount options and now it seems not possible to do this.

I managed to deal with this to manually make a mount in fstab to another location and get quota's active but this is ofcourse not the most dynamic way. And dynamics is what we are looking for I think.

Harro

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« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2007, 11:41:40 PM »
to Nitrouze:

next release will try to support such setting : uid and gid for auto "mount_to"



to okepc:


Yes it would be nice,but at the moment i would like to perfect this tool for removable drive.

to Confucius:

everytime i try to manage quota on a removable drive i just fail can you make me a short but complete how to ?


in a few days a new release ...


JP