[Samba] How to share the tape drive in samba server for windows user

Jonathan Johnson jon at sutinen.com
Wed Jun 18 16:56:00 GMT 2003

Also check out Sync2Nas ( http://sync2nas.sourceforge.net/ ) and rsync (
http://rsync.samba.org/ ).


On Wed, 18 Jun 2003, Jonathan Johnson wrote:

> A better way is to use a client/server backup solution which has a backup
> server running on the Linux box, and backup clients running on the Linux box
> and all the workstations. When a user wants to run a backup or restore job,
> the appropriate tape is placed in the drive on the Linux server, then they
> use the client to submit the job. The advantage here is that multiple jobs
> can be submitted simultaneously and they are queued; once they reach the top
> of the queue, the job runs, backing up the files from the workstation.
> A quick search reveals this software to look at: NovaNet
> (www.network-backup.com), Arkeia (www.arkeia.com), NetVault Workgroup
> Edition (www.bakbone.com), (Veritas BackupExec not available for Linux,)
> anyone know of open-source, multi-platform network-aware backup software?
> Arkeia Light is a free version for Linux that also supports two clients
> ( http://www.arkeia.com/arkeialight.html ).
> I'm not aware of any software that creates a "virtual" tape drive that can
> be seen by Windows' native backup software as a tape device.
> --Jon
> On Wed, 18 Jun 2003, Sathi wrote:
> > Hello All,
> > 
> > I have installed RedHat Linux-9 and configured has domian controller for
> > windows users. I have HP's tape drive in this Machine.
> > 
> > Is it possible to share this tape drive to all the windows users to this
> > tape drive using Samba?

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