Multiple exclusions with smbclient

Stefan G. Weichinger monitor at
Thu Mar 18 19:24:00 GMT 2004

Hello, Richard,

Donnerstag, 18. März 2004, 18:47 you wrote:

RS> On Thu, 18 Mar 2004, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:

>> Does this patch help ?
>> ~
>> I have been meaning to look at it, but been obligated to
>> other things.  (that's my story and I'm sticking to it).

RS> OK, this patch looks quite small and harmless, so I am prepared to apply
RS> it to head to see what happens.

RS> The Amanda folks will have to test it to see if it does what they need.
RS> When you get back to me that you are willing to do the testing, I will
RS> apply the patch. My testing will be limited to:

RS> 1. Does it build.
RS> 2. Does smbclient work against the platforms I have available (which are
RS> Samba and Win2K).

Thanks for pointing me there. The patch did not work against Samba
3.0.2a so I patched it manually. It built without problems and
smbclient works fine with AMANDA, I just used it to dump a

I will report back when I get results from testing the exclusions in
the next days ...

RS> However, another idea I had was a purpose-built tool for amanda and other
RS> backup needs. It would not need to be as large as smbclient and might be
RS> easier to modify for specifically backup behavior.

Good idea. We will do some discussion about what features we need and
don't need for backups. Maybe this could even go that far that it
meets the ongoing development of a new AMANDA-interface to
smb-shares ...

Thanks again!
best regards,
Stefan G. Weichinger
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