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How do I "map" shared folders on a Mac, permanently? With map, I do not mean 'connect', but permanently add it to the system so it exists after reboot. Since workstations tend to shutdown, I wonder also the symptoms and cures in case that happens. In Linux, this can be done using the fstab file, but I noticed that volumes are mounted in a different structure than Linux. I need this to backup some workstations, doing a recursive job over a single directory, that should contain the shared folders. I use Terminal to access the main system, so by preference, the solution would be nice that works within a bash shell vs GUI. I can access all folders in Finder.

Thanks!

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check out Autofs: Automatically Mounting Network File Shares in Mac OS X

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There are a lot of different ways to do that. Please take a look at this article.

http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20100403050702737

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