[Samba] smbtar

Stefano Del Negro s.delnegro at procaffe.it
Thu Jul 31 10:05:03 GMT 2003

dear smb's experts,
I have a trouble with smbtar.
I'll try to explain it simply. (I read SAMBA docs and looked for
informations on the web, but i didn't found the answer...)

I have a IBM X220 + RedHat 7.2.
One of the activity assigned to this server is to backup users' directory
with smbtar.
The problem I have is with PC that run WIN2000 (NTFS).
When i run smbtar on PC with WIN2000-NTFS, if users have directory or files
with special characters, like caffè , colibrì etc., I see the following
error (data are not saved):

smbtar -s pc-stefano -x procaffe -u user -p password -t
/home/profiles/m.levis/prova.tar -v

server    is pc-stefano
share     is procaffe\\
tar args  is
tape      is /home/profiles/m.levis/prova.tar
blocksize is
added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
tarmode is now full, system, hidden, noreset, verbose
Got a positive name query response from ( )
Domain=[EDP] OS=[Windows 5.0] Server=[Windows 2000 LAN Manager]
     51200 (  684.9 kb/s) \attivita_edp.doc
ERRDOS - ERRbadfile (File not found.) opening remote file \Conti ricavì.doc
tar: dumped 1 files and directories
Total bytes written: 51712

with other clients using WIN95/98 I have no problems.

Thanks for your help

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