[Samba] Question on using smbmount

Jason Williams jwilliams at courtesymortgage.com
Tue Apr 12 21:24:18 GMT 2005

After thinking about this, is this even a viable option? I mean mounting 
a share on one linux server (running samba) to another linux server also 
running samba? The whole idea was so I could run a backup of the data on 
a tapedrive.
Am I looking at this completely wrong?

> I'm trying to mount a samba share located on one Linux server to 
> another samba server for backup purposes. The problem im running into 
> is that i get an error stating:
> couldn't find service <share I am specifying>
> Here is what im attempting:
> One server #1 sambaserver, Where I want the share to be mounted for 
> backup purposes
> smbmount //valhalla/backupdir /backuparea/valhalla
> If im correct, im specifying valhalla (server #2) and backupdir (which 
> is the share i created and specified inside smb.conf.
> Once I do that, enter the password, I get the error:
> Apr 12 13:41:16 valhalla smbd[32354]:   sambaserver ( 
> couldn't find service backupdir/
> Its right on the tip of my tongue, but its escaping me.
> Anyone have any suggestions?
> Thanks.
> Jason


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