[pve-devel] applied: [PATCH docs] Add documentation for CIFS Storage Plugin.

Thomas Lamprecht t.lamprecht at proxmox.com
Fri Apr 6 09:35:55 CEST 2018


thanks, applied, with cleanup followup

Am 04/05/2018 um 02:08 PM schrieb Wolfgang Link:
> ---
>   pve-intro.adoc        |  3 +-
>   pve-storage-cifs.adoc | 99 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>   pvesm.adoc            |  5 +++
>   qm.adoc               |  2 +-
>   vzdump.adoc           |  2 +-
>   5 files changed, 108 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>   create mode 100644 pve-storage-cifs.adoc
> 
> diff --git a/pve-intro.adoc b/pve-intro.adoc
> index 1188e77..f0b0d1e 100644
> --- a/pve-intro.adoc
> +++ b/pve-intro.adoc
> @@ -106,6 +106,7 @@ We currently support the following Network storage types:
>   * LVM Group (network backing with iSCSI targets)
>   * iSCSI target
>   * NFS Share
> +* CIFS Share
>   * Ceph RBD
>   * Directly use iSCSI LUNs
>   * GlusterFS
> @@ -125,7 +126,7 @@ running Containers and KVM guests. It basically creates an archive of
>   the VM or CT data which includes the VM/CT configuration files.
>   
>   KVM live backup works for all storage types including VM images on
> -NFS, iSCSI LUN, Ceph RBD or Sheepdog. The new backup format is
> +NFS, CIFS, iSCSI LUN, Ceph RBD or Sheepdog. The new backup format is
>   optimized for storing VM backups fast and effective (sparse files, out
>   of order data, minimized I/O).
>   
> diff --git a/pve-storage-cifs.adoc b/pve-storage-cifs.adoc
> new file mode 100644
> index 0000000..696d809
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/pve-storage-cifs.adoc
> @@ -0,0 +1,99 @@
> +CIFS Backend
> +-----------
> +ifdef::wiki[]
> +:pve-toplevel:
> +:title: Storage: CIFS
> +endif::wiki[]
> +
> +Storage pool type: `cifs`
> +
> +The CIFS backend is based on the directory backend, so it shares most
> +properties. The directory layout and the file naming conventions are
> +the same. The main advantage is that you can directly configure the
> +CIFS server, so the backend can mount the share automatically in
> +the hole cluster. There is no need to modify `/etc/fstab`. The backend
> +can also test if the server is online, and provides a method to query
> +the server for exported shares.
> +
> +Configuration
> +~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> +
> +The backend supports all common storage properties, except the shared
> +flag, which is always set. Additionally, the following properties are
> +used to configure the CIFS server:
> +
> +server::
> +
> +Server IP or DNS name. To avoid DNS lookup delays, it is usually
> +preferable to use an IP address instead of a DNS name - unless you
> +have a very reliable DNS server, or list the server in the local
> +`/etc/hosts` file.
> +
> +share::
> +
> +CIFS share (as listed by `pvesm cifsscan`).
> +
> +Optional properties:
> +
> +username::
> +
> +If not presents, "guest" is used.
> +
> +password::
> +
> +The user password.
> +It will be saved in a private directory (/etc/pve/priv/<STORAGE_ID>.cred).
> +
> +domain::
> +
> +sets the domain (workgroup) of the user
> +
> +smbversion::
> +
> +SMB protocol Version (default is `3`).
> +SMB1 is not supported due to security issues.
> +
> +path::
> +
> +The local mount point (defaults to `/mnt/pve/<STORAGE_ID>/`).
> +
> +.Configuration Example (`/etc/pve/storage.cfg`)
> +----
> +cifs: backup
> +	path /mnt/pve/backup
> +	server 10.0.0.11
> +	share VMData
> +	content backup
> +	username anna
> +	smbversion 3
> +
> +----
> +
> +Storage Features
> +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> +
> +CIFS does not support snapshots, but the backend uses `qcow2` features
> +to implement snapshots and cloning.
> +
> +.Storage features for backend `nfs`
> +[width="100%",cols="m,m,3*d",options="header"]
> +|==============================================================================
> +|Content types                     |Image formats         |Shared |Snapshots |Clones
> +|images rootdir vztmpl iso backup  |raw qcow2 vmdk subvol |yes    |qcow2     |qcow2
> +|==============================================================================
> +
> +Examples
> +~~~~~~~~
> +
> +You can get a list of exported CIFS shares with:
> +
> + # pvesm cifsscan <server> [--username <username>] [--password]
> +
> +ifdef::wiki[]
> +
> +See Also
> +~~~~~~~~
> +
> +* link:/wiki/Storage[Storage]
> +
> +endif::wiki[]
> diff --git a/pvesm.adoc b/pvesm.adoc
> index 62d190e..1d55d59 100644
> --- a/pvesm.adoc
> +++ b/pvesm.adoc
> @@ -71,6 +71,7 @@ snapshots and clones.
>   |ZFS (local)    |zfspool     |file  |no    |yes      |yes
>   |Directory      |dir         |file  |no    |no^1^    |yes
>   |NFS            |nfs         |file  |yes   |no^1^    |yes
> +|CIFS           |cifs        |file  |yes   |no^1^    |yes
>   |GlusterFS      |glusterfs   |file  |yes   |no^1^    |yes
>   |LVM            |lvm         |block |no^2^ |no       |yes
>   |LVM-thin       |lvmthin     |block |no    |yes      |yes
> @@ -370,6 +371,8 @@ See Also
>   
>   * link:/wiki/Storage:_NFS[Storage: NFS]
>   
> +* link:/wiki/Storage:_CIFS[Storage: CIFS]
> +
>   * link:/wiki/Storage:_RBD[Storage: RBD]
>   
>   * link:/wiki/Storage:_ZFS[Storage: ZFS]
> @@ -386,6 +389,8 @@ include::pve-storage-dir.adoc[]
>   
>   include::pve-storage-nfs.adoc[]
>   
> +include::pve-storage-cifs.adoc[]
> +
>   include::pve-storage-glusterfs.adoc[]
>   
>   include::pve-storage-zfspool.adoc[]
> diff --git a/qm.adoc b/qm.adoc
> index 154c5c1..5fba463 100644
> --- a/qm.adoc
> +++ b/qm.adoc
> @@ -163,7 +163,7 @@ On each controller you attach a number of emulated hard disks, which are backed
>   by a file or a block device residing in the configured storage. The choice of
>   a storage type will determine the format of the hard disk image. Storages which
>   present block devices (LVM, ZFS, Ceph) will require the *raw disk image format*,
> -whereas files based storages (Ext4, NFS, GlusterFS) will let you to choose
> +whereas files based storages (Ext4, NFS, CIFS, GlusterFS) will let you to choose
>   either the *raw disk image format* or the *QEMU image format*.
>   
>    * the *QEMU image format* is a copy on write format which allows snapshots, and
> diff --git a/vzdump.adoc b/vzdump.adoc
> index 0461140..193e1cf 100644
> --- a/vzdump.adoc
> +++ b/vzdump.adoc
> @@ -111,7 +111,7 @@ started (resumed) again. This results in minimal downtime, but needs
>   additional space to hold the container copy.
>   +
>   When the container is on a local file system and the target storage of
> -the backup is an NFS server, you should set `--tmpdir` to reside on a
> +the backup is an NFS/CIFS server, you should set `--tmpdir` to reside on a
>   local file system too, as this will result in a many fold performance
>   improvement.  Use of a local `tmpdir` is also required if you want to
>   backup a local container using ACLs in suspend mode if the backup
> 




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