[Samba] SMBTAR problem

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Wed Sep 25 01:09:01 GMT 2002

smbtar is simply a script, a frontend for smbclient.
Why don't poke around with the script and smbclient?
n Tue, Sep 24, 2002 at 04:12:50PM -0800, Andy wrote:
> Can someone look at my smbtar session below and tell me what is wrong?
> I have Redhat 7.3 with Samba 2.2.5 installed from source.
> I am trying to use smbtar to backup my NT server and am testing with a 225MB
> share its going really slow on my 100Mbps network.
> Also....Why does smbtar try to look at /etc/samba/smb.conf?
> My smb.conf is at /usr/local/samba/lib/smb.conf.
> Thanks for any comments on my problem.
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
> -----------------------------------------
> [root at yamaha bin]# ./smbtar -s -p admin -x TestShare -u
> administrator -v -t /usr/local/samba/lib/back/test.tar
> server    is
> share     is TestShare\\
> tar args  is
> tape      is /usr/local/samba/lib/back/test.tar
> blocksize is
> params.c:OpenConfFile() - Unable to open configuration file
> "/etc/samba/smb.conf":
>         No such file or directory
> Can't load /etc/samba/smb.conf - run testparm to debug it
> added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
> tarmode is now full, system, hidden, noreset, verbose
> session request to failed (Called name not present)
> session request to 192 failed (Called name not present)
> Domain=[XXXX] OS=[Windows NT 4.0] Server=[NT LAN Manager 4.0]
>   45309979 (  390.3 kb/s) \Backup5-17-02clear.log
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