Backup to NAS

Asked by strikerazde

I have a Netgear ReadyNAS 3TB usable. I can browse to it and when the mouse is hovered over it the path reads smb:/readynassdm/backup/. Is this a samba share? I did not set up or install samba, but I was on my home network when I installed ubuntu 11-04, so I assume it saw this share and installed necessary sowtware to connect to it.

When I run BackupinTime, and it asks for a folder location to back up to, there seems to be no way to select this path. I have added it to places on the desktop window menu, but it still does not show in the backup program, not can I find a way to browse to it.

How can I tell Backupintime to use this share as a backup location?
Thanks

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
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Yes it is a samba share. Your readynas is using samba. You didn't set it up yourself. If you run:

ln -s ~/.gvfs ~/Shares

You can now use the shares folder in your home directory and it should be ok, the symlink makes things a little easier.

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strikerazde (strikerazde) said :
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will this be persistent, or will I need to run whenever I boot? Will errors occur when my laptop is not connected to my network? I do travel with it.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
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The link will be persistent. You will need to manually mount the share each time. I suggest you add it to your favourites for convenience.

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strikerazde (strikerazde) said :
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OK, I thought I knew how to mount, but it's just not working. How do I mount this after plugging back into my network?

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
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Easiest way is to use nautilus, if you have the storage as a favourite, you can remount it easily

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