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I have tried numerous things, and read numerous articles, but I'm not able to get file-system shares to work. Here is my setup:

  • host machine:
    • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with KVM and virt-manager 1.3.2 installed
    • folder being shared is /stuff as share
    • /stuff has g+s set
    • group owner of /stuff is stuff-group
    • libvirt-qemu is a member of stuff-group
    • virt-manager driver for filesystem share is default
    • virt-manager mode for filesystem share is passthrough
    • when logged into host as libvirt-qemu libvirt-qemu can create files in /stuff
  • guest machine is Ubuntu 16.04 Server
    • share is mounted to /files
    • I can see the file/folders from the host's /stuff but I cannot create new files

If it matters, /stuff will be mounted on guest and used for ownCloud's data directory so the guest's www-data and owncloud users will be creating files in it.

  • Did you try 'Mapped' for the Mode? – garethTheRed May 1 '16 at 7:33
  • @garethTheRed: It works in mapped mode but I was hoping the host would show permissions from the guest. Both the host and guest have a user with UID 1234 so if the user creates a file in the guest it should show the same user owns it on the host. – IMTheNachoMan May 3 '16 at 16:32

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