How do I specify a NAS folder for the destination?

Asked by Car Dippel

I have a computer, running Ubuntu 11.04, attached to a windows network. The workgroup is home. The folder I want to backup into is on a NAS.


on a Microsoft Windows network. I can connect to the NAS using the Fies & Folders icon. How do I specify this in Déjà Dup? I keep getting an Unable to mount destination error. What do I use for the preferences? I am Linux illiterate. So please explain it to me so even I, newbie can understand it. There is no userid nor password. Thank you. -Carl

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Best Michael Terry (mterry) said :

1) open the preferences (Edit->Preferences)
2) Select "Windows Share" for the backup location
3) Enter BUFFALO for the server
4) Enter Backups/Lange for the folder

That should work!

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Car Dippel (carl-l) said :

Thanks Michael Terry, that solved my question.

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joshiss (joshiss) said :

Its not connecting me my server address is;j0053@ is domain
j0053 is username is my server address
it asks password but then after some time showing preparing it shows failed to mount location
while the same location is accessible from nautilus with same credentials

i am on ubuntu 11.10
on hp probook 4420s
deja-dup version is 20.1