can I use samba to share a tape drive?

Joel Hammer Joel at
Mon Oct 1 16:53:15 GMT 2001

smbtar is designed to backup your windows box, so you might look at that.
man smbtar has some info, but I am sure there is plenty in the other samba
You could just dump the NT files to your linux hard drive and then back them
up from there.

> I just subscribed, but I don't think this is a dumb question. I have a tape
> drive mounted to a Solaris box, and I have a mess of files on an NT server I
> want to back up. I have samba installed on the Solaris box, and I'm able to
> map to my home directory without any problems, but not so with the tape
> drive. I'm trying to share /dev/rmt/0, which is not a directory but a link:
> lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     root          62 Sep 14 12:43 /dev/rmt/0 ->
> ../../devices/sbus at 1f,0/espdma at e,8400000/esp at e,8800000/st at 4,0:
> When I try to map the drive from NT, I get...
> System error 67 has occurred
> Network name cannot be found
> If anyone's done this successfully or can suggest a better way of using the
> tape drive, please let me know. Thanks!

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