[Samba] samba_backup script

henri transfert hb.transfert at gmail.com
Mon Aug 18 23:38:21 MDT 2014

Ok , I'll live with it.

Thanks Mark.


Hello Henri,

Am 18.08.2014 16:44, schrieb henri transfert:

> I am trying to backup a samba DC with the samba_backup script as

> described in https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Backup_and_Recovery (BTW

> there's a typo in a chapter title which should be samba_backup instead of
backup_samba) .

Thanks. I fixed that.

> It works ok except that it backups also all files in the

> ./lib/private/ dir , which are all library files. I suspect that it is
wrong , isn't it ?

The script is more a workaround than a final solution, yet. :-)

That it also copies ./lib/private/ results from here:

DIRS="private etc sysvol"


for d in $DIRS;do

      relativedirname=`find . -type d -name "$d" -prune`


The for-loop took all 'private' folders under $FROMWHERE. The important one
is ./private/. The other is just a side-effect. :-)

But ./lib/private/ isn't very large. So simply ignore, that it's in your
archive file in the end. You don't need it.



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