SAMBA digest 2446 / tar problem
amn at cromemco.com
Mon Mar 13 13:10:44 GMT 2000
Gunnar Lindholm wrote:
>What do you suggest I should do if I wanted to mount a lot of
>onto a linux machine and do a single tar backup on all the windows files
>linux tape drive.
>There is NO free harddisk space on the linux machine, and it is only
>to store ONE backup session on the tape.
>I can only use smbtar for one client at a time, as I understand it. Please
>me if I'm wrong on this.
>It seems to me that all I can do is to use (smb)mount to mount them all,
>then do tar.
If you want to have all Windows-shares in one single archive you have to
smbmount all shares.
If you want to have a single archive per Windows-share you have to use
smbtar with the non-rewinding tape device driver. With this you will have
multiple archives on a single tape.
Both options have their pros and cons but I believe that the last one is
easier to handle when restoring a Windows-share.
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