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I've been using the Deja Dupe to run automatic backups on my system. The problem I'm having is my server at work occasionally times out and essentially un-mounts my windows shares from Nautilus. I'd like to find a way to run nautilus smb://windowsmountpoint before it Deja Dupe runs the automatic backup. I can't imagine this feature not existing, I just don't know how to do it!

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There probably is a way but it's probably not that pretty. I'd probably suggest making the connection to the server more reliable.

I'd suggest something like an /etc/fstab-cifs mount like this:

//servername/sharename  /media/mountname  cifs  guest,uid=1000,iocharset=utf8,codepage=unicode,unicode  0  0

You can tailor that to use credentials if you need.

If that's still dropping off, you can use autofs which is great for dynamically mounting things.

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That way makes a lot more sense, however I get mount error(115) after running sudo mount -a with that in fstab. Any ideas? – theFisher86 Mar 23 '12 at 16:11

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