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Old 08-03-2004, 04:03 AM   #1
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Mounting windows server onto SuSE backup server

Hi, I'm a noob and brand new to

Firstly, apologies if this is the wring forum for my post - I couldn't find a SuSE forum.

Secondly - the problem at hand - I am trying to mount a Windows server onto a Linux backup server (SuSE) directory called /mnt/backup. I then want to copy a few files across and then unmount the Windows server. This script will be run daily.

I have been told to run the follwing command (works under Debian):

mount -t smbfs -o username=xxxx \\\\xx.xx.xx.xx\\SomeDirectory /mnt/backup

When I run this script I get the following error:
"22856: session request to xx.xx.xx.xx failed (Called name not present)"

Couple of questions:

Is this a samba error or a SuSE OS error?
Have I messed up the parameters for the mount command?
Are there log files I can view with more details on the above error messages?
What am I doing wrong?

If anyone can help - I'd be most grateful - cheers!
Old 09-20-2004, 03:01 PM   #2
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mount -t smbfs -o username=user,password=pass //server/share /mnt/mountpoint


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