With the start of the New Year, I have been auditing my homelab, trying to identify areas where I can optimize its current loadout. Out of this audit, I noticed that I had accumulated a lot of files that were taking up valuable local NVME storage on my Proxmox server. These were files like iso images for installing new VMs, backups, container templates- all things that just didn't necessarily need to be kept in hot storage. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to free up valuable NVME drive space by shifting those files to a more centralized file storage server? In today's tutorial, we will be discussing how to add CIFS storage to Proxmox.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://engineerworkshop.com/blog/how-to-add-cifs-storage-to-proxmox/