[Samba] Tape Drives

Trey Nolen tnolen at internetpro.net
Wed Jan 1 17:40:02 GMT 2003

We do this, but we don't share the tape drive...we share the drives on the
other machines on the network.  The box with the tape drive mounts the
shares on the other machines to a temporary mount point, backs it up, and
then unmounts it.

Something like this command will mount it:
mount -t smbfs -o username=root,password=blahblah //computer1/c /wkstn-1

Then, just use your regular tape drive tools to backup the /wkstn-1

Although you could probably share a tape drive, I'm not sure that you could
do it in such a way that it would be usable by any Windows software, so I
think it is easier to do it this way.

Trey Nolen

----- Original Message -----
From: Nate Grissom
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Sent: Wednesday, January 01, 2003 10:03 AM
Subject: [Samba] Tape Drives

Is it possible to share a tape drive using Samba. I have a tape drive that
is attached to a Solaris box, that I would like to use to backup my entire
environment; Solaris and Windows. If this is possible, how should I
configure the smb.conf file.

Nate Grissom
ngrissom at netzero.net

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