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Instant Backups with smbmount and grsync

Aug 02, 2007, 06:45 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dmitri Popov)

"Need a simple yet effective way to back up your laptop or desktop machine to a network-attached storage device or a network hard disk running Samba? Using Samba's smbmount utility and the grsync backup tool, you can set up a backup system that is both reliable and straightforward in use. And since both programs are available as packages for most Linux distributions, you don't have to get your hands dirty compiling from source code and fiddling with settings.

"Before you get started, check whether the smbfs package is installed on your machine. While many Linux distributions come with smbfs preinstalled, on other distros you have to install the package. On a Debian-based system you can use either the Synaptic package manager or the sudo apt-get install smbfs command..."

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