[Samba] Samba Backup question

David Brodbeck DavidB at mail.interclean.com
Tue Apr 9 08:01:02 GMT 2002

Tar doesn't care about file locking, in fact it doesn't know anything about
it.  It will cheerfully back up locked files.  The only concern is if the
user happens to save the file at the exact moment tar is backing it up, the
copy tar archives may be corrupt.  For that reason it's best to do backups
when the system is idle.  (i.e., after hours)

-----Original Message-----
From: Ricker, Tony [mailto:rickert at slucare1.sluh.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, April 09, 2002 10:49 AM
To: 'samba at lists.samba.org'
Subject: [Samba] Samba Backup question

	I have a quick question about back up. I user tar to back up /home
and my question is if a user has a file locked (in use) does tar still back
it up or does it skip it? I was thinking of writing a script that stops smb,
does the tar, then restarts smb. Is this necessary? I appreciate the info.


Tony Ricker
Technology Coordinator
St. Louis University
Phone: 314.977.6844
Pager: 314.491.0730

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