[Samba] Backup Tape

Guenter Kukkukk lists at kukkukk.com
Thu Nov 17 00:54:50 GMT 2005

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sandy McCarthy" <sandymccarthy at abesco.net>
To: <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2005 11:22 AM
Subject: [Samba] Backup Tape

> I am at my final stages of switching my file server from my ageing Novell Netware 5.0 to Linux Suse SLE9. All my workstations are
WinXP and Win2000 so I am relying on samba for file sharing. My last stage to resolve is having a backup strategy for the server. I
already have a SCSI HP Dat drive I can install in the server but need some easy to use software to back my files. It would need to
be able to keep all the file security and ACL info so if I need to restore any files, no further configuration is required. Would I
need a backup solution that accommodates samba? If so, any recommendations on what software to use. I only have 10 users and my
current Novell server is only at 15gb so we don't have a heavily used server.
> Has anyone else made the transition from Netware to Linux? In terms of administration, is their anything else I need to look out
> Thanks
> Sandy
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Hi Sandy,
you mention ACLs - and, if configured so, samba might store some file meta data into xattr (extended
attributes). You should take care, that that info (if used) is not getting lost during backup/restore.
I found that
is very helpful regarding ACLs and EAs.
There are some extra notes at the end regarding backup/restore pitfalls and possibilities.
Cheers, Guenter Kukkukk

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