[Samba] nt->samba backup suggestions
Dale.Sykora at hp.com
Tue Dec 10 19:14:01 GMT 2002
I am building a linux/samba server to backup some nt servers and would appreciate some suggestions/pointers/criticisms etc... I googled for "samba backup" but could not find many similar solutions.
need... Full/incremental network backups for 2=nt and 1=win2k servers. Ability to choose which folders/files get included/excluded. No software costs.
motivation... Full drive backups exceed 1 dds3 tape but some files do not need backup. NT backup makes include/exclude difficult. win2k backup difficult to script. Will move from NT to linux/samba eventually. Tape drive failures cause main server downtime.
gameplan... Build Linux-samba box with 3 dds3 drives and 4 100Mb nics. Add another nic to each nt/win2k server. Build 3 crossover ethernet cables. Configure nics with private ip addresses. Mount nt shares with smbfs or use smbclient. Linux script backsup/compresses specific nt files to a local tar file and then copy file to tape.
I had some problems connecting via the crossover cable, but did connect via primary nics. If anyone has attempted something similar, let me know.
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