Amanda + SAMBA 1.9.18p8 => useless backup

Alexandre Oliva oliva at
Thu Aug 20 02:28:42 GMT 1998

Ronny Blomme <Ronny.Blomme at> writes:

> The default configuration for smbclient in samba-1.9.18p8 is to send
> verbose output to stdout. The output sent to tape is a mix of this
> verbose output and the tar-file => corrupt tar file on tape

The attached patch for SAMBA fixes this problem, preventing log
messages from being printed to stdout if the tar-file is written to

Anyone using Amanda to back up MS-Windows shares with SAMBA should
apply this patch in the SAMBA sources and rebuild it, otherwise the
backups will be useless!  Then, force Amanda to run full backups, so
as to ensure that you have usable backups as soon as possible.

Thanks to Ronny Blomme for having investigated the problem and
suggesting a solution.

Alexandre Oliva
mailto:oliva at mailto:aoliva at
Universidade Estadual de Campinas, SP, Brasil
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