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I want to back up my wifes files from her mac, but she doesn't have a DVD/CD burner so I want to do it over the network.

This may be incredibly easy but my strength is defiantly NOT networking.

I also have Vista on another partion on this box if I have to use it.
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Okay. For one... i have a "easier" solution if you are scared of networking.

It takes a bit more time... and its kinda "shifty" on the legal scale.

Just go out and buy an external hard drive that will back up everything on the mac.
Put all the files on it. Transfer it to the Linux PC.

Take back the external to the store saying that you didnt like its performance. They give you back your money.

Its a suggestion... not really what you looked for but
    
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I appreciate the idea...but I kind of want to do this tonight.
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Hmm... If the correct ports on your Linux computer are open, and your computers are on the same subnet, you should be able to mount a Linux partition to OSX by doing:

Go to Finder (click on the desktop)
Click on "Go" on the Menu Bar
Connect To Server
smb://192.168.1.xxx, where xxx is the last 3 (or 2 or 1) digits of the Linux computer's IP address.

Then you should be able to make a .dmg backup of your HDD using something like CCC (Carbon Copy Cloner, fantastic software.)

If it doesn't work for Linux, the above process should work for windows (that's where I've tested it; I'm not sure if it'll work on Linux or not).

Btw, BASH = "Bourne Again Shell," Not "Born-Again"
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I just started FTP'ing the files over, but backing up is a very good idea. I will try it...thanks gunner
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I just started FTP'ing the files over, but backing up is a very good idea. I will try it...thanks gunner
Connect To Server also can use the FTP protocol, I believe. I don't know if that helps, though.
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