[Samba] Backing up NT4 shares - migration from NT4 to Samba

Ganael LAPLANCHE ganael.laplanche at edfgdf.fr
Wed Sep 3 15:46:25 GMT 2003

Hi all,

I'm trying to mygrate my NT4 PDC to a Samba v3rc2 PDC. Everything worked
well during accounts migration (vampire).

I'm now trying to back-up the shares (homes, profiles, netlogon), in order
to fully migrate the accounts. Unfortunately, I'm facing a stupid problem :
each home directory (or profile directory) can only be read from its
creator, NOT from the Administrator of the machine. So, I can't use
smbclient (then the tar command) or smbtar, because I always get an "access
denied" error. How can I easily create an archive of each share ? I don't
want to reset each right on each folder/file and to give me permissions !!!
I thought the Admin could do everything... isn't it right on NT ? How do
you, admins, make backups of data you can't read ????

Thank you very much,


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