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Adding network shares to your OpenVix box

Sunday, 17 May 2015 20:41 Comments 0

This tutorial will describe how to add network shares (shared folders on your network) to your OpenViX installation.

All OpenViX network shares are stored in a file called "automounts.xml" which can be found here:

OPENVIX_IP_ADDRESS/etc/enigma2/automounts.xml

Replace the obvious placeholder name (OPENVIX_IP_ADDRESS) with your OpenVix IP Address.

See the example below of how network share(s) will look inside the "automounts.xml" file. The example below displays 2 network shares:

Replace the obvious placeholder names (IP_ADDRESS_OF_NETWORK_SERVER, VUDUO_NAME_DISPLAYED_IN_LOCATIONS, NETWORK_SHARE_NAME, NETWORK_USERNAME, NETWORK_PASSWORD) with your network credentials.

  
  <?xml version="1.0" ?>
  <mountmanager>
  <fstab>
    <cifs>
      <mount>
        <active>True</active>
        <hdd_replacement>False</hdd_replacement>
        <ip>IP_ADDRESS_OF_NETWORK_SERVER</ip>
        <sharename>VUDUO_NAME_DISPLAYED_IN_LOCATIONS</sharename>
        <sharedir>NETWORK_SHARE_NAME</sharedir>
        <options>ro,utf8</options>
        <username>NETWORK_USERNAME</username>
        <password>NETWORK_PASSWORD</password>
      </mount>
    </cifs>
  </fstab>
  <fstab>
    <cifs>
      <mount>
        <active>True</active>
        <hdd_replacement>False</hdd_replacement>
        <ip>IP_ADDRESS_OF_NETWORK_SERVER</ip>
        <sharename>VUDUO_NAME_DISPLAYED_IN_LOCATIONS</sharename>
        <sharedir>NETWORK_SHARE_NAME</sharedir>
        <options>ro,utf8</options>
        <username>NETWORK_USERNAME</username>
        <password>NETWORK_PASSWORD</password>
      </mount>
    </cifs>
  </fstab>
  </mountmanager>
  

In order for your network shares to connect you may need to perform the following:
Reboot your OpenVix box and navigate to:

Menu - Setup - System - Network - Mounts Setup - Mount Manager - Mount Point Manager

Click on a network share and then click the "Green" button to save the share. You maybe prompted the share already exists therefore just click "Yes" to update the existing share.

To view your network shares click the "Planner" button and then click the "Yellow" button to navigate to your locations. Here you should see all the network shares you configured in the "automounts.xml" file above.

Click one of these network shares to browse the contents of that folder.

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