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backintime creates directories but fails to create files

posted Oct 17, 2010, 7:48 PM by Steve Craig
I have my fedora linux vaio "server" mounting my Apple timecapsule; cifs by default.
While mounted cifs, backintime is able to create directories but fails to create files.

Time Capsule does not support NFS.  So the default CIFS mount options must be changed.

Thanks to the kind people here for asking the question (although they did not have the appropriate solution):

https://answers.launchpad.net/backintime/+question/93336

And thanks to this thread for providing the answer:

http://backintime.le-web.org/2009/05/10/files-not-copied-when-backup-directory-is-on-smbfs/

The solution is to mount your time capsule in this method (if you have a disk password in place.  otherwise, remove the user,password options):

//timecapsule.serverip.com/share /media/timecapsule/ cifs user=username,password=passwd,rw,hard,nosetuids,noperm

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