I recently purchased a MyCloud EX4 for my office. We use Linux machines, and I would like to be able to mount the EX4 on a linux machine, so that multiple users can use it with different permissions set up for them.
I managed to mount the MyCloud EX4 using
mount -t smbfs
with a single share on the NAS.
I was wondering if that’s the ideal solution, and what would be the way for me to set up directories with permissions (would I be able to use chown, for example, with a single share under a single user on the NAS? if not, what could I do to set up such permissions?)
Please note that I am not the admin on the Linux machines, so I would like to keep it as simple as possible – especially the process of adding new user mounts. The ideal solution would be creating a single share, mounting it on the Linux machine, and then using chown and chmod as usual.
As as side note, I will say that I believe this could have been easily resolved had the NAS firmware supported NFS. I actually recently found out, after I purchased the NAS, that it doesn’t support NFS anymore. This is a surprising step that WD took, and I can’t understand why – it is basically dumbing down their product. I wouldn’t have bought the NAS (and actually considering returning it, if I don’t figure out a solution to mount it on Linux with multiple users) if I knew that it lacks NFS support – and I say it as an old-timer user for WD’s products.
Thanks for any help!