[Samba] 100GB incremental backups
DavidB at mail.interclean.com
Fri Mar 21 16:36:54 GMT 2003
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Schaefer [mailto:tom at umsl.edu]
> Why is this? Is it by design for some reason or a bug? It
> seems like a bug to me.
I agree it sounds like a bug. But...
> Every client PC on campus has
> Norton Anti Virus installed and I think my huge incremental
> backups are coming from PCs that have used NAV that day to
> scan their Samba "network drives" thus resetting the ctime on
> every file that is scanned and therefore every scanned file
> that day becomes part of the incremental backup to tape that evening.
This seems really inefficient from a network usage standpoint. Why are you
having workstations scan your network drives? I could see having one do it,
if you have no server-side antivirus software, but having all of them do it
seems a bit excessive.
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