[Samba] backup script exit with error (probably because of tar warning)
elysamba4 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 12 04:54:12 MST 2014
Thank you. Can yo please give a link to the script you mentioned?!
On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 11:33 AM, Rowland Penny <rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
> On 12/11/14 11:18, Elyad Alaei wrote:
>> As much as I know, yes it is supposed to run while samba itself is
>> but unfortunately I have the same issue even when I STOP the samba
>> most of the time. As the age of server increases, this problem happens
>> frequently. When we installed samba, for first few months it happened
>> 2 or 3 days but now (after 10+ months) it did not took any backup in last
>> months, EVEN WHEN SAMBA SERVICE IS STOPPED!
>> On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 11:12 AM, Sven Schwedas <sven.schwedas at tao.at>
>> On 2014-11-12 11:53, Elyad Alaei wrote:
>>>> I'm afraid, changing the exit condition, inorder to exclude exit code
>>>> 1, would result in unsafe backups?
>>> The exit code is documented as:
>>> 1 Some files differ. If tar was invoked with the
>>>> --compare (--diff, -d) command line option, this
>>>> means that some files in the archive differ from
>>>> their disk counterparts. If tar was given one of
>>>> the --create, --append or --update options, this
>>>> exit code means that some files were changed
>>>> while being archived and so the resulting archive
>>>> does not contain the exact copy of the file set.
>>> So yes, the cause are changes to the databases while you archive them.
>>> I'm not sure whether the script is supposed to be run while samba itself
>>> is running, tar cannot backup open tdb/ldb files.
>>> Mit freundlichen Grüßen, / Best Regards,
>>> Sven Schwedas
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>>> Hi, the problem is that the script that you are using, doesn't backup
> everything, there are *.tdb files that can and do change during the backup.
> I use Debian and found a later script, this still had problems, so I
> altered it again, this scripts seems to work, you are welcome to a copy if
> it will help.
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