rsync from linux to smb device (ie: mybook, windows computer, etc..)
Ok, so you went out and bought network access storage like a mybook - or you've got a windows server that everyone backs up to. You'd like to set up rsync to backup your stuff to it! Simple - follow these instructions! I'm currently using this to back-up to my 'mybook live' NAS. Why didn't they just add ssh support in the one I have?? Oh well - this is just as simple... FIrst, make a mount point:
It'll prompt you for a password (you want to stay away from typing passwords within commands when you can!) Verify it's mounted by using the mount command: [root@kprojects ~]# mount //192.168.0.6/sharename on /mnt/share type cifs (rw) Want to do it automagically at every boot? Add it to /etc/fstab: //192.168.0.6/share /mnt/share smbfs username=rob,password=SuPeRdUpEr 0 0 Now you can rsync stuff to it - let's rsync rob's home directory into a dir called 'homedir': rsync -avz /home/rob/ /mnt/share/homedir/ Now, if you really want to get fancy and feel all backed up all the time, add an rsync to crontab! [root@kprojects ~]# crontab -e And add your rsync line to go every night at 2am (or whenever) w/o emailing root anything.. * 2 * * * /usr/bin/rsync -avz /home/rob/ /mnt/share/homedir/ >/dev/null 2>&1 One thing to make sure of though - ensure that your NAS will always come up under that same ip address or your system won't be able to mount it - and you'll be rsyncing your home directory into your /mnt/share/homedir on your local system.