smbtar - can4t recover

Giulio giuliox at
Fri Feb 19 09:30:54 GMT 1999

On Fri, 19 Feb 1999 05:53:17 +1100, hai scritto:

>> <<< abonding , reading -1 tar header 

>	Try the following patch (generously provided by
>Bob Boehmer - *great* work Bob !). It fixes 3 problems
>with smbtar in 2.0.2 and will be in 2.0.3.

I had that problem too.
I've tried this patch.
It does work, no more errors in restoring tar to pc shares.
However it doesn't solve the speed problem.

A win95 pc, and a linux 2.0.33 with smbclient1.9.8 (patched to restore subdirs)
and a patched smbclient2.0.2.
On the win95 pc there's a share, this share contains a dir with:
MB 4
Files 142
Subdirs 2

Tarring from the pc to the linux box:
1.9.18: 10sec
2.0.2: 10sec

Restoring from the linux box to the pc:
1.9.18: 10sec
2.0.2: 7min 30sec

I used:
smbclient '\\pc\share' -N -Tc filename.tar
smbclient '\\pc\share' -N -Tx filename.tar

Is this a smbclient problem?


giuliox at

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