SMBMount and backup application
kt at vujade.com
Fri Oct 29 18:03:50 GMT 1999
Samba ships with smbtar.
>From 'man smbtar':
smbtar - shell script for backing up SMB/CIFS shares
directly to UNIX tape drives
smbtar -s server [-p password] [-x service] [-X] [-d
directory] [-u user] [-t tape] [-b blocksize] [-N file<AD>
name] [-i] [-r] [-l log level] [-v] filenames
This program is part of the Samba suite.
smbtar is a very small shell script on top of smbclient
which dumps SMB shares directly to tape.
On Sat, 30 Oct 1999, Nate Keegan wrote:
> I would like some advice. I am considering the best way to restructure my
> backup scheme on my NT network. I would like to see if it would be
> possible/feasible to use cron, smbmount, some SCSI tape drives, and some type
> of archive tool to backup my NT shares to a RedHat box using Samba. What do
> all of you do out there? I would envision a situation where each night a
> script is run by cron that runs a backup on specific shares. How do all of
> you do your backups? Is this a realistic scenario or am I missing some
> critical point about it? I would like to avoid having to use our NT/Seagate
> backup solution because it is neither simple to use or reliable in its
> results. Is this pie in the sky or does this sound half-way plausible?
> Any insight would be most appreciated
> Nate Keegan
> City of Prescott
> Information Technology
> 201 South Cortez Street
> Prescott, AZ 86303 USA
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