Subject: Samba and Seagate BackupExec

Till Mommsen t.mommsen at
Fri May 28 23:52:43 GMT 1999

Hi Franck,

to my knowledge, the Backup Exec service "runs" under a certain user. In
most cases it is the user who installed it, so very often "Administrator".
Now if you try to backup a Samba share, Backup Exec tries to retrieve the
files of this share and has to authenticate to the Samba Server. I suspect
it will do this with the "credentials" of the user the Backup service is
running under. I would try to give this user read/write access to the Samba
shares. I guess this user is the one Cary is talking about (although I don't
know what B.U.E. stands for).

Hope this helps,

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