[Samba] samba_backup script

Marc Muehlfeld mmuehlfeld at samba.org
Mon Aug 18 12:31:44 MDT 2014

Am 18.08.2014 20:14, schrieb Rowland Penny:
> Ah, that explains it, I now use the Debian packages from backports and
> the files you posted seem to be in /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/samba. I
> just rewrote the script to backup /var/lib/samba/private & sysvol and
> /etc/samba using the latest 'tar' that backs up ACL's.

In production I have use my own script, too. The one shipped with the
sources is to static (e. g. it doesn't work if one of the folders is not
in /usr/local/samba/, and other things).

Maybe some day I will have a look at the original one and write a
replacement. :-)

The problem is, that not all versions of tar support --xattrs. Do you know
- if there's a way to find out in a script if tar has --xattrs support?
- if tar fails if --xattrs support is missing or simply don't contains
the attributes in the archive?


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