Problems Using smbtar
Virginia G. Kasten
vgkasten at horatio.mystery.com
Sun Oct 15 13:10:17 GMT 2000
I was trying to backup up a Windows 95 machine to my linux
box. We knew that the drive was bigger than the tape. My
husband and I decided not to backup the games since
we could easily restore them at a later date from CDs if we
Please bear with the long lines shown as examples below.
The following is the command line I am currently trying is
/usr/bin/smbtar -v -s sparticus -x SPARTICUSALL -t /dev/st0 -b 512 -X "\Program Files\3DO\ \Games\* \In\Tim.zip \Ka\* \Sierra\* \PhotoDix\*"
where SPARTICUSALL is the share to backup minus the directories listed.
It failed to exclude the items set for exclude. I had
a number of files that did not get backed up that we
need to backup. The backup process runs about 3 hours.
Any attempts to place the string of exclude files elsewhere
in the command resulted in a quick return without even
touching the tape.
vgkasten at mystery.com
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