Mount Apple TimeCapsule in Linux

If you have a linux server and you want to mount your Apple Time capsule, this is how:

  1. Mount with SMB (Time Capsules run this when file sharing is turned on)
    • sudo mount -t smbfs -o username=ben,password=yourpassword,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 “//” /timecapsule

  2. Verify Mount with “df -h” command
    • ben@Ubuntu-VM-server:/$ df -h
      Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
      /dev/sda1 442G 235G 185G 56% /
      none 3.0G 684K 3.0G 1% /dev
      none 3.0G 0 3.0G 0% /dev/shm
      none 3.0G 368K 3.0G 1% /var/run
      none 3.0G 0 3.0G 0% /var/lock
      // 597G 676M 596G 1% /sinatra-nas
      // Home Public/ 932G 481G 452G 52% /goflex
      // 930G 506G 424G 55% /timecapsule

  3. To mount automatically on reboot add this to /etc/fstab
    • // /timecapsule smbfs username=ben,password=yourpassword,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 0 0


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Responses to “Mount Apple TimeCapsule in Linux”

  1. Thanx! 😀

  2. How to do this is time capsule is shared on LAN