[Samba] Backup Operators

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Tue Feb 24 12:59:15 GMT 2004

On Tue, 2004-02-24 at 05:43, Van der Spuy , Gian.  wrote:
> Hi
> I've just upgraded to 3.0.2 from 2.2.8 and was hoping to use the Backup
> Operators group in Windows XP for backup of windows data directories. I
> set up a Linux 'backup' group and a 'backup' user who is a member of it
> and then mapped the backup group to 'Backup Operators' with type=d.
> The data directory on the wiindows machine (C:\Documents and Settings)
> is shared with either Backup Operators or the backup user having
> permissions on the share.
> I can mount the share, but not access the subdirectories.
> Any thoughts?
the group 'Backup Operators' on Windows XP Professional is a local
group, not a domain group. It should work if you added the domain group
"Backup Operators" to each machine's local "Backup Operators" group.


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