[Samba] Backing up both AIX and NT using Samba

jpape at knightsbridge.com jpape at knightsbridge.com
Wed Jul 24 15:07:02 GMT 2002

Hi Everyone,

My name is Joe and I need some help from the Samba community. I have a need
to be able to backup both Windows NT and AIX files using one IBM 3590 tape
drive attached to a 7017-s80 running AIX 4.3.3.

The files that I need to back up on the NT side are on a box that
cannot be NFS mounted. It is essentially a "dumb box" with minimal
configuration abilities.

I am able to back up the files on the NT files from this "dumb" box to the
the tape on the IBM 3590 tape drive. To do this I use the smbclient

      /tools/samba/bin/smbclient '\\ntbox1\home' xxxx -U xxxx -Tcga

Currently, I have one set of backup tapes for unix and one set for NT. The
NT backup,
using smbclient, is scheduled to run at night. The unix backup is scheduled
to run
in the morning. I have the unix tapes in one tape rack and the NT tapes in
tape rack. I put the unix tape rack in when I come to work in the morning
and put the
NT tape rack in the tape drive in the evening.

What I would like to do is to backup the unix files on the AIX box along
the NT files on the "dumb box" using the smbclient command onto the same
tape. Is this possible?

This would eliminate the need to have two sets of tapes, one set for unix
and one set for nt.
My manager would like me to implement this type of solution.


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