21.2. Prepackaged Scripts

Red Hat provides scripts to export Samba (SMB) share when you start a volume and to remove the share when you stop the volume. These scripts are available at: /var/lib/glusterd/hooks/1/start/post and /var/lib/glusterd/hooks/1/stop/pre. By default, the scripts are enabled.
When you start a volume using the following command:
# gluster volume start VOLNAME
The S30samba-start.sh script performs the following:
  1. Adds Samba share configuration details of the volume to the smb.conf file
  2. Mounts the volume through FUSE and adds an entry in /etc/fstab for the same.
  3. Restarts Samba to run with updated configuration
When you stop the volume using the following command:
# gluster volume stop VOLNAME
The S30samba-stop.sh script performs the following:
  1. Removes the Samba share details of the volume from the smb.conf file
  2. Unmounts the FUSE mount point and removes the corresponding entry in /etc/fstab
  3. Restarts Samba to run with updated configuration