Rsync to a Remote NAS

Greg Deback (rsync) greg.deb+rsync at
Wed Apr 11 15:36:24 MDT 2012


I don't think rsync natively supports samba shared volumes. You should
probably start by mounting your shared volume, using mount -t smbfs, then
sync. See


On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 11:31 PM, Chris Arnold
<carnold at>wrote:

> Forgive me if this has been addressed here before. We have a remote office
> that we need to backup to our NAS. We have a site to site certificate VPN.
> The remote site has over 51gb that needs to be backed up to our NAS over
> that VPN. I have tried this command:
> rsync --verbose --progress --stats --compress --recursive --times --perms
> --links --delete /Share/* / smb://
> and it just sits there and appears to do nothing. Does rsync make a
> tarball first and then put it where it is told to put it or does it just
> copy the files/folders over? Maybe it is the smb://xx.xx.xx.xx/whatever
> that is breaking it......the bottom line is i need to copy/rsync a
> directory to a remote server through a VPN. How is this accomplished?
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