SMBMount and backup application

kenneth topp kt at
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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