[Samba] Re: MS SQL server and samba

jamrock news_jamrock at yahoo.com
Sun Oct 9 01:47:51 GMT 2005

Perhaps this will help.

It shows the conditions under which SQL Server will backup to a remote


UNC pathnames are preferred.  Mapped drives are unreliable.

Note that most people use Enterprise Manager to backup from SQL to the local
drive.  They then use backup software to backup from disk to tape or disk to

Backup up over the network from within SQL server uses up a lot of network

Let me know if this works with Samba.

"Hans du Plooy" <hansdp-lists at sagacit.com> wrote in message
news:200510081553.53691.hansdp-lists at sagacit.com...
> Hi guys,
> I setup a Samba box to act as a backup server (storage), for the windows
> servers to dump their backups on.   The MS SQL 2000 server won't see the
> samba box.  Windows it self does, but SQL not.  Even if I map a network
> to a local drive, it still doesn't see it, so I cannot point the backups
> way.
> Is there any special trick to getting this to work?
> Thanks
> Hans
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