Linux Debian Cron Mount cifs issue

Posted on 2013-01-10
Last Modified: 2013-11-13
I created a root task through the gnome-schedule to run the script below. The issue is that I get error but can't see why it won't mount the cifs. I can run this script without issues from a root terminal. I entered the full path of the command like some people suggest. I am using the bash with the script name when I run it from gnome-schedule. I also created a new task that just mount the drive and it is failing.

Any help would be appreciated.

Here is the script
/bin/mount -t cifs //x.x.x.x/syslog -o  username=myusername,password=mypassword /mnt/nfs

/bin/mkdir -p /mnt/nfs/dns/`hostname`-`date +%m-%d-%y`/etc/bind
/bin/mkdir -p /mnt/nfs/dns/`hostname`-`date +%m-%d-%y`/var/lib/bind

/bin/cp -r /etc/bind/* /mnt/nfs/dns/`hostname`-`date +%m-%d-%y`/etc/bind
/bin/cp -r /var/lib/bind/* /mnt/nfs/dns/`hostname`-`date +%m-%d-%y`/var/lib/bind

/bin/umount /mnt/nfs
Question by:CanadaCouncil
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Expert Comment

ID: 38764510
are you providing full path name for the script as well?

Author Comment

ID: 38764517
the gnome-schedule  task call "bash /etc/bind_backup", I did provide the full path.
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Expert Comment

ID: 38764525
but bash it self without path name. Does it work with other scripts?
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Author Comment

ID: 38764550
I also created a task with

/bin/mount -t cifs //x.x.x.x/syslog -o  username=myusername,password=mypassword /mnt/nfs

and I get the same result the help from the mount command...

I tried a task without the "bash" and I get the same problem

See picture

I do have /mnt/nfs and if I manual
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Expert Comment

ID: 38764618
it looks like mount is not recognizing the file system type !

Author Comment

ID: 38764669
As it turns out the script run but without the mount so it copies everything but not on the network.

Author Comment

ID: 38764678
To reply to the comment... It does reconize it but not entirely. Are there logs anywhere?  The script works when it is being executed as root!

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CanadaCouncil earned 0 total points
ID: 38768472
I found a work arround thanks anyway...  I mount the drive in the /etc/fstab

Author Closing Comment

ID: 38782007
it is working

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