Writes the contents of a FlowFile to a samba network location. Use this processor instead of a cifs mounts if share access control is important.Configure the Hostname, Share and Directory accordingly: \\[Hostname]\[Share]\[path\to\Directory]


samba, smb, cifs, files, put


In the list below, the names of required properties appear in bold. Any other properties (not in bold) are considered optional. The table also indicates any default values, whether a property supports the NiFi Expression Language, and whether a property is considered "sensitive", meaning that its value will be encrypted. Before entering a value in a sensitive property, ensure that the nifi.properties file has an entry for the property nifi.sensitive.props.key.

NameDefault ValueAllowable ValuesDescription
HostnameThe network host to which files should be written.
ShareThe network share to which files should be written. This is the "first folder"after the hostname: \\hostname\[share]\dir1\dir2
DirectoryThe network folder to which files should be written. This is the remaining relative path after the share: \\hostname\share\[dir1\dir2]. You may use expression language.
Supports Expression Language: true (will be evaluated using flow file attributes and variable registry)
DomainThe domain used for authentication. Optional, in most cases username and password is sufficient.
UsernameThe username used for authentication. If no username is set then anonymous authentication is attempted.
PasswordThe password used for authentication. Required if Username is set.
Sensitive Property: true
Create Missing Directoriesfalse
  • true
  • false
If true, then missing destination directories will be created. If false, flowfiles are penalized and sent to failure.
Share Access Strategynone
  • none
  • read
  • read, delete
  • read, write, delete
Indicates which shared access are granted on the file during the write. None is the most restrictive, but the safest setting to prevent corruption.
Conflict Resolution Strategyreplace
  • replace
  • ignore
  • fail
Indicates what should happen when a file with the same name already exists in the output directory
Batch Size100The maximum number of files to put in each iteration


successFiles that have been successfully written to the output network path are transferred to this relationship
failureFiles that could not be written to the output network path for some reason are transferred to this relationship

Reads Attributes:

filenameThe filename to use when writing the FlowFile to the network folder.

Writes Attributes:

None specified.

State management:

This component does not store state.


This component is not restricted.

Input requirement:

This component requires an incoming relationship.

System Resource Considerations:

None specified.

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