Samba and Seagate BackupExec

Franck Buland franck.buland at
Fri May 28 07:51:27 GMT 1999


I've got Samba 2.0.2 on a Linux Red Hat 5.2 and a server NT4 SP3 with
Seagate BackupExec 7.0.
When I want to backup Samba with Seagate BackupExec, I get a message
saying "Unable to connect to server, <F5> to retry", and then another
one saying "A device specific error occured".

I've read all the Samba archive about that subject, but I do not find
any solution.

I don't understand the proposition from Cary T. Conrad
(conrad at

>After thinking about this I would think that you should be able to
>shares on any SMB machine as long as the login/passwd for the B.U.E. 
>account are the same on both machines. However, another way to do this
>to install the UNIX B.U.E. agent on the UNIX machine.

What is B.U.E. ?

I upgrade with the Seagate BackupExec 7.2 evaluation for test, but I got
exactly the same problem.
I do not think it's a connection problem, I configure access to the
share for guest user.

Another point, maybe linked, is to manage the archive status on file,
because the backup software use this information.
I've add to smb.conf:
create mask = 0664
map archive = true
but when I put the property Archive with Windows NT, no status Archive
is put for the file.
I use chmod u+x on this file, and when I see it in the Windows Explorer,
I see the status Archive. But when I want to see it with the Property
dialog on Windows, the case Archive is not checked, and the status
Archive is retired, without I changed anything!

Franck BULAND 
E-mail: franck.buland at 

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