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Mount, rsync, dismount. Backing up a windows share
I have a Linux machine here at home that I use as a file server. My main computer is a Windows machine. Naturally, I installed samba on the Linux machine so that I can share the files with the Windows machine.
What I want to do is write a script (my first script) that will backup all my music on my Windows machine every night. I do not, however, want the Windows share to always be mounted to the Linux machine. I want the script to mount the share, run the rsync to the directory of my choosing, and dismount the share.
So the first thing I thought was just to write the three commands and throw it in the daily crontab. BUT... every time I mount the Windows share to my Linux machine it asks for a password. EVERY time. The Windows share does not have a password for it so I don't know why it is asking for one.
Is there anything y'all suggest I do to overcome this? I'm really stuck at this point. Is there some other way I could do it? I would really like to stick to command line stuff only. I am trying my hardest to stay away from the gui and I know there has to be a way to do this from the command line.
Thanks in advance!
You don't say what distro you are running but you could try sudo crontab -e and give it your password when asked. This should run the cron job with elevated privileges.Should you be sitting wondering,
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sorry, I forgot to mention that the password prompt is not for privileged access to mount, but rather to access the share on the windows machine (which is not protected by a password).
Also, if it matters, I am running Debian