Mounting time capsule on ubuntu

This is how to mount a time capsule on your ubuntu system. All from command line. Following these steps.

Make sure to replace the IP with the IP from your time capsule. You can find that with the airport utility on your mac.

Step 1 install cifs utils

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get isntall cifs-utils

Step 2 make mount point

sudo mkdir /mnt/capsule

Step 3 mount time capsule

sudo mount.cifs // /mnt/capsule -o pass=YOURPASS

That’s it. I found tutorials on the web earlier talking about how you have to add the name of your time capsule between the IP address and the Folder. That just didn’t work for me. I always got the mount error(6) shown below.

mount error(6): No such device or address

Also make sure you have the right password set and that the folder Data (or whatever you specify) exists on your capsule as a folder.

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