Tape Backup Using Samba

Courtney Thomas ccthomas at flash.net
Fri Aug 7 20:55:03 GMT 1998

Greetings !

Using Samba-1.9.16p11 on RedHat4.2 Linux as tape server, and backing up
SCO3.2v4.2 running Samba-1.9.16p11, 

when I.......
	smbclient \\\\scobox\\share -TcX /dev/st0 dev cdrom floppy proc

After a sustained successful partial backup, 

I get.............
	Expected SMBtrans2 response,
	got command 0x00
	Segmentation fault, core dumped

This seems to occur at about the same point in the backup and with
different and new tapes. I'm using an Exabyte 8500 [native 5 gig] tape
machine. I am able to successfully do a tar backup from the server [of
itself] without difficulty, so I don't think it's the tape drive. The
machine backing up is a 133 mhz AMD K5 and the machine being backed up
is a 100 mhz, AMD K5 too.


Backing up a FreeBSD machine [running Samba-1.9.17p2] with the same
apparatus, the backup will run to completion but getting myriad errors
of the type...........

	Error writing local file
	Didn't get entire file
	Padding with <so many> zeros

Thanks again for your time,
	ccthomas at flash.net

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