Amanda 1.9.16p11 PC backups...

Ernie Oporto ernie_oporto at MENTORG.COM
Sat Jul 26 15:32:55 GMT 1997

 I run smbclient manually to the Windows NT server to the depot share
(//thor/depot) and it connects properly.  When I try to back up, I get no
estimate errors.

I have patches samba1.9.16p11 with the 1.9.16p2 patch that adds estimates.
I am using Amanda which has the smb support and which I've
configured with the --with-smbclient option.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ian Crakanthorp <ian at>
To: ernie_oporto <ernie_oporto>; oliva at <oliva at>
Cc: amanda-users at <amanda-users at>;
samba at <samba at>
Date: Saturday, July 26, 1997 3:56 AM
Subject: Re: Amanda 1.9.16p11 PC backups...

>Have you run smbclient manually?  You will be able to narrow down
>if it is SAMBA or AMANDA.  And did you patch SAMBA with the amanda
>patch to the SAMBA distribution (And I mean a patch to SAMBA not to AMANDA)
>It is at the Web site at umd.  You need this patch or no estimate will
>be found.
>>From amanda-users-request at Sat Jul 26 06:50 EST 1997
>>Resent-Date: Fri, 25 Jul 1997 16:47:53 -0400 (EDT)
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>>Date: Fri, 25 Jul 1997 16:47:31 -0400
>>To: Alexandre Oliva <oliva at>
>>From: Ernie Oporto <ernie_oporto at MENTORG.COM>
>>Subject: Re: Amanda 1.9.16p11 PC backups...
>>Cc: amanda-users at, samba at
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>>At 04:43 PM 7/25/97 -0300, you wrote:
>>>Ernie Oporto writes:
>>>> At 04:05 PM 7/25/97 -0300, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
>>>>> Ernie Oporto writes:
>>>>>> Also, the smbclient call only seems to be working for NT servers.
All of
>>>>>> the Win95 machines reject the connection.  The Win95 machines are set
>>>>>> User-level access control to the same server that samba is running
>>>>> Well, if smbclient cannot access Win95 hosts, it is a problem in your
>>>>> Win95 configuration or in samba, not it amanda.
>>>> Ignoring Win95 for the moment, the server I *was* able to connect to is
>>>> Windows NT machine.  Samba-amanda doesn't work there and gives the
>>>> that I posted.
>>>I had told you in my last message that you should not use backslashes
>>>(\); use slashes (/) instead.  Besides, amanda will never perform a
>>>level-0 backup in degraded mode, that is, if it does not have a tape
>>>to write to.
>>I changed that to regular slashes and it got rid of some of the messages
>>the AMANDA logs.  The tape is a problem through, since I was hoping to
>>dump to holding area.  I'm still testing this all out, so I didn't want to
>>commit to adding a tape drive.  Looks like I'll have to do that now.
>>>There are also two patches in the patches page related with SAMBA
>>>support.  I hope you have applied them, but they do not have anything
>>>to do with the problems you've got so far.
>>Since I'm using AMANDA, I am assuming those patches are already in
>>there.  Yes?
>>   _____/           ____         /        /Ernie "Shokk" Oporto-SysAdmin
>>_____      ____    /    \    __ /     __   Mentor Graphics Corporation
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