Rsync to a Remote NAS

BillDorrian at BillDorrian at
Wed Apr 11 15:46:24 MDT 2012

That's how I do it too - from a linux box:

# mount -t cifs -o username=tylerdurden //cifsbox/share /linuxmountpoint

(Then you are prompted for tylerdurden's Windows/CIFS password)

After that:
# rsync (your options here) /<sourcedir> /linuxmountpoint

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Kevin Korb <kmk at>
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04/11/2012 05:39 PM
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You mean mount -t cifs ;)

This is a good plan B if the remote system can't support rsyncd or
rsync over ssh.  But unfortunately it would mean running with --whole-file

On 04/11/12 17:36, Greg Deback (rsync) wrote:
> Hi,
> 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
> Greg
> On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 11:31 PM, Chris Arnold 
> <carnold at <mailto: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? -- Please use reply-all for most
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