[Samba] Backups of local shares

Vernon A. Fort vfort at provident-solutions.com
Mon Mar 10 15:44:30 GMT 2003

Let me put this another way - how confident can one be if you are backing up
open or lock file (listed in the smbstatus -L).  How does samba handle the
relationship between the open file and the actual stored file?  Have I
missed the documentation on this - I can't seem to find anything.


Vernon A. Fort (Andy)
Provident Solutions, LLC
(615) 427-4016 http://www.provident-solutions.com

 -----Original Message-----
From: 	Morgan Toal [mailto:toalm at burlington.dst.ia.us]
Sent:	Wednesday, March 05, 2003 1:03 PM
To:	Vernon A. Fort
Cc:	samba at lists.samba.org
Subject:	Re: [Samba] Backups of local shares

Vernon A. Fort wrote:
> I use rsync to backup my linux samba shares to a remote tape backup
> Users periodically have open/locked files within their shares.  Other than
> telling the users to logout ( this doesn't always work - go figure), how
> I ensure the files listed in the smbstatus -L are successfully backed up?
> Are there any other samba related tools to assist with automated backups?

BRU and BRU-Pro are supposed to be able to do this.


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