mounting windows clients
Keith G. Murphy
keithmur at mindspring.com
Mon Oct 29 08:33:03 GMT 2001
Greg Conway wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > Quick question...
> > I have Samba set up and running quite happily, and providing
> > netbios shares to our network.
> > Using Samba, can I connect to shares on other Windows machines
> > and mount them under linux so they are available to traverse via linux?
> > I ask, as I backup the machine by tar'ing up groups of files and
> > writing them to a tape drive daily, using a simple script I knocked up.
> > I want to be able to back up drives across the network by the
> > same system, so I thought if I could simply mount these drives
> > somehow I could include the mountpoints in my tar routine.
> > Anybody got any advice / info / comments on what I'm trying to
> > achieve here?
Sure you can. The way I do it is to use smbfs/smbmount. Then you can
just mount the shares pretty closely to the way you do it with your
native Linux partitions. From that point on you can use tar or whatever
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