[Samba] Samba & Symantec Ghost

Brian Mays bmays at boscovs.com
Mon May 20 06:20:07 GMT 2002


I saw this posting by Christopher Robert Woods.  I am having the identical
problem with Samba on Suse Linux 7.2 (OS/390).  Is there any known


To: Multiple recipients of list SAMBA <samba at samba.org>
Subject: Symantec Ghost and Samba
From: Christopher Robert Woods <woodsch at forum-financial.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2000 22:29:43 +1000
Reply-To: woodsch at forum-financial.com
Sender: samba at samba.org

Hello all.  Trying to save the lone linux box in the organization.  Any
help would be appreciated.

Our desktop support team makes extensive use of Symantec Ghost to make
images of NT desktops for recovery purposes.  I managed to talk them into
using our lone linux server as the Ghost repository.

The way the process works is that you boot the about to be imaged machine
via a DOS boot disk, then run Ghost off of the network, and choose a drive
mapped to a share on the linux server as the destination for the ghost

To any NT box, the average ghost time takes about 20 minutes.  But to the
linux/samba machine doing the above takes an hour and a half!!

I am at a loss as to what to do.  Copying a large file to the linux server
goes no slower than copying to an NT box.  However Ghost just seems to
choke when writing to the Samba box.

Attached below is our smb.conf.  Any thoughts would be much appreciated.
Please help me stop the EVIL desktop group from getting Linux
excommunicated from our NT network.

FWIW, the share that they are trying to connect to is either [Images] or
[Images1].  Both of which are on different physical drives.



   workgroup = FFG
   server string = Linux Profile Server
   printcap name = /etc/printcap
   load printers = yes
   log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
   max log size = 50
   security = share
   socket options = TCP_NODELAY
   local master = no
 name resolve order = wins lmhosts bcast
   wins server =
   dns proxy = no

#============================ Share Definitions

        comment = Temporary space for Profiles
        path = /ts/profiles
        read only = no
        public = yes
        browseable = yes

        comment = Image Repository
        path = /ts/images
        read only = no
        public = yes
        browseable = yes

        comment = 2nd Image Repository
        path = /ts/images1
        read only = no
        public = yes
        browseable = yes

        comment = Syslog Logs
        path = /var/log
        read only = no
        public = yes
        browseable = yes

Brian Mays - CCNP
Director of Network Computing
Boscov's Department Store, LLC
3135 Marion Ave.
Laureldale, PA 19605
610-929-7312 (Phone)
610-929-7336 (Fax)
bmays at boscovs.com

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