mbclient can back up WNT system disks?
davecb at Canada.Sun.COM
Sun Sep 20 17:01:53 GMT 1998
| Can the "tar" function in SMBCLIENT be used to successfully backup and
| restore a remote WNT 4 sp3 system disk? I'm guessing no, because:
| This is for machines with SCSI adapters, so even if we have to replace
| system disk after a failure, we can plug in an external disk, boot
| and restore the internal disk while running on the external.
It's almost trivial on DOS filesystems: I used to do
it about once a week when one of my developer colleagues
misconfigured a machine.
For NT, you probably need an os which groks ACLS, so it's
tar does and just some changes in smbtar/smbclient to make it
I was always restoring to a filesystem which had been ``formatted''
(mkfs'd) by the native OS. All I had to do was restore while
avoiding selected config files (with -X) and without overwriting
system files (which were r/o).
That means I either ``refreshed'' an existing boot disk that someone
had deranged, or I had ``formatted'' and installed the disk using
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