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AFU using CIFS

This procedure assumes you have completed the steps in Enable and set timing for AFU and wish to continue with configuration of upload using CIFS (also known as SMB or samba).

To configure upload using CIFS:

  1. Select CIFS Client from the protocol drop down list in the Automatic File Upload configuration page; the lower half of the page reflects the selection.

  1. Specify the target Server address. If your system is configured with DHCP or has a valid DNS configuration (see Configure DHCP), you can use the server’s fully qualified domain name instead of the IP address.
  2. Enter the target Server port, if you have configured the server to use something non-standard. Leave this value blank to use the default port.
  3. Specify the Server share. This is the CIFS share name or the name of the shared folder on the server. If needed, request this value from the network administrator.
  4. If the system is in a different domain than the server or if it is part of Active Directory, enter the Domain name of the CIFS server.
  5. Specify a username for the CIFS Server in the Login field. The user must have write permissions for the share folder.
  6. Specify the password for the user in the Password field; the value is masked by dots.
  7. Select Use temp file to name files with a temporary filename extension (.part) on the server until upload is complete.
  8. Click Apply; if there are any problems the system notifies you with a message: One or more parameter values are not valid and those were not applied!

The following table describes the options applicable to configuring upload to a CIFS server.

CIFS Automatic File Upload Configuration Options

NameDescription / Options
Server PortThe CIFS server port. Leave blank to use the default port, or enter the port used for your CIFS server.
Server addressThe IP address (or fully qualified domain name) of the CIFS server.
Server shareThe name of the shared folder on the CIFS server.
DomainThe CIFS server's Windows domain or Work Group name . Needed if the server is part of Active Directory or a Domain Controller.
LoginUsername for the CIFS server.
PasswordPassword for the CIFS user.
Use temp fileCauses files to be named with .part extension on the server during active upload. When the upload completes, the file is renamed to the appropriate extension (.mov, .mp4, .ts or .avi).