This is from my experience of setting up a Debian Linux box to syncronize via smbmount with shares on a remote Windows 2000 Server every two hours using rsnapshot.
First be sure you have samba along with smbfs installed so we can mount the remote windows shares:
# dpkg -l | grep samba
# dpkg -l | grep smbfs
Once it is verified these packages are installed, install the rsnapshot package. With Debian it’s as easy as:
# apt-get install rsnapshot
Next create a directory on the local Debian box to hold snapshots of the remote Windows share:
# mkdir /winback/snapshots
Next create a directory in /mnt with the name of the remote Windows 2000 share:
# mkdir /mnt/sharename
Next mount the remote Windows 2000 share from the Debian box using the Windows 2000 box’s IP Address:
# smbmount //ip-address/sharename /mnt/sharename/ -o \ username=windows-username,password=windows-password rw
Now edit the settings in /etc/rsnapshot.conf with your favorite editor:
# All snapshots will be stored under this root directory.
# Backup Intervals
interval hourly 12
Note: 12 sets to sync every 2 hours, 6 sets to sync every 4 hours, etc.
# BACKUP POINTS / SCRIPTS
backup /mnt/sharename windows-server-name/
Next run rsnapshot configtest to be sure rsnapshot.conf is valid
# rsnapshot configtest
Finally set crontab to run the sync every 2 hours:
# crontab -e
0 */2 * * * /usr/bin/rsnapshot hourly