mounting windows clients

Keith G. Murphy keithmur at
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
you want.

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