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Link to this post 01 Nov 10

Aloha all,

one of these days I’m going to get the handle on Linux....


I’m having a issue, I am busy creating a backup process for a 2 way backup to happen.
Currently a windows machine is backing up a location from a linux server.


Now I want to have the Linux system back it up for a overlay period, so busy creating cronjobs etc etc..
Now issue is when I want to mount the location.
I took the mount command I’m using out of the .sh I created with the logins and cp commands etc, and tested it but still no dice.

What I’m getting is this.

[code=Linux][root@mz-backup root]# /bin/mount -t smbfs -o username=<userName>,password=<Password> //mz-server1/Backup_Windows/backup /mzpine/
Could not resolve mount point /mzpine/
[root@mz-backup root]#[/code]

Also tried replacing the servername with its IP same issue.
I can ping the IP from this machine no issues.


Any suggestions / Help would be greatly appreciated.


Thanks in advance.

Link to this post 02 Nov 10

The error message is stating that it cannot find the mount point that you specified. Are you sure that directory /mzpine exists on that particular system?

Link to this post 03 Nov 10

Make sure that the mount point exits and use absolute path for the mount point, if the mount point "mzpine" is not in the current location.

Link to this post 09 Dec 10

Hey Guys/Girls sorry for the LONG as responce time on this one.
Been busy studying got to write exams soon.

OK I figure that one error now having issues


[root@mz-backup /]# /bin/mount -tsmtbfs -o username=sao,password=Passw0rd //172.16.213.12/Backup_Windows/ /mz-pine_temp/
mount: fs type smtbfs not supported by kernel

How the monkeys you find the right tag line for the -t option?

Thanks, sorry Im being a ass I know.

Link to this post 27 Jan 11

Hi mfillpot thanks that gave me the info I needed, sorry for the late responce to this.

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