I'd like to be able to setup automated backups using something like anacron + rsync. But to be able to do so, I need to be able to mount my MyBook. I can see it under smb://storage/PUBLIC but I can't use any backup programs unless I can mount it. If there's anyone who has managed to do this, please can you post the necessary commands? Thanks.
You don't need to mount the drive to run rsync. It uses the ssh protocol for transport. You should look into setting up a key-pair so you don't need to use a password to login.
I currently backup my iTunes library manually using the following command:
rsync -av --delete-after username@my-laptop:/Users/username/Music /shares/internal/PUBLIC/
You could easily just place this in a cron job.
To answer you original question, try something like this to mount your PUBLIC share (Ubuntu):
sudo mkdir /media/MBWE-PUBLIC sudo mount -t cifs //mybookworld/PUBLIC /media/MBWE-PUBLIC -o iocharset=utf8,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777
Thanks for the help. In the end I used:
sudo mount -t smbfs //<mybook-ip-address>/PUBLIC /media/nas/ -o iocharset=utf8,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777
But first I had to install smbfs.
Gotcha! cifs works also. Many thanks for you help alephsmith, you're astar!
By the way, do you know of a way to get the password stored securely in something like kwallet?