[Samba] ntbackup and samba

Michael Heydon michaelh at jaswin.com.au
Tue Oct 30 05:48:13 GMT 2007

Why not run backup software on the server? In my experience NT Backup 
tends to be a little flakey (doublely so when working with network files 
or tapes).

When you say "Normal (once)" do you mean literally "once"? Just remember 
that in order to restore from a differential backup, you need a reliable 
copy of the original, and over time, the difference between the original 
and diff. will reduce, eventually you will probably wind up copying just 
as much data as if you were doing a full backup, but without the ability 
to do a restore like a full backup.

-- Michael

cent9ur wrote:
> Hi
> I have a Linux/XFS/Samba that Windows Domain users access through client
> machines either by UNC or mapped drive.
> I am trying to work out a backup plan.  I would like to use ntbackup to
> achieve this with Normal (once) and Differential (daily) backups.
> However, when I run the normal backup the archive checkbox does not get
> cleared so the differential backup backs up everything again.
> I have realized that "map archive" maps the archive to the owner x it in
> Linux.  So I have tried map archive = no.  But when i run backup the archive
> checkbox does not change.
> Please let me know if this is a possible solution and if there are any other
> directives I need to make this work.
> Thanks

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