Backup using ARCserve

Malcolm McLeary mim at
Thu Feb 25 04:18:39 GMT 1999


>>This was working fine NT to NT (i.e NT Server does a backup of its local 
>>drives, and then does a backup of the shares on the NT Workstation), but 
>>I don't seem to be able to get it to backup the Qube in the same fashion 
>>(the Qube is running SAMBA).
>I'd suspect that ARCserve is querying the OS on the peer and looking
>for specific strings to recognize what constitutes a valid
>"workstation" OS. I'm not sure what's sent across the wire during share
>negotiation (check the logs with the debug level cranked up) but you
>might be able to recompile Samba to lie about what it is, or at least
>tag its ID with something that looks more like NTWS.

I was hoping for a simple change to smb.conf ... not a recompilation.

>Does your version of ARCserve detect and deny an attempt to backup a
>peer NT server? That would serve to confirm my theory.

Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately) we only have one NT Server.  It 
would be an appropriate test to see if ARCserve treats another server the 
same way it treats SAMBA.

Cheers,  Malcolm

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