[Samba] Backup Member Server

Bob of Donelson Trophy bob at donelsontrophy.net
Wed Dec 2 16:27:33 UTC 2015


For what it is worth I use a script to backup the ACL permissions
attribute. That script uses rsync to push to a server at a different
location (catastrophic event failure). 

Unfortunately all other backup options I have looked at do NOT support
ACL attributes successfully. Only rsync with "-A" and "-X" switches

Does not mean that there is not something else out there, somewhere that

(MD post brings to my attention that currently I am not backing up my
configuration . . . need to correct that asap. Thanks, MD) 



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On 2015-12-02 09:43, mathias dufresne wrote: 

> Erf... Best backup are expensive :p
> Buy a backup robot, buy another one, put them in separated datacenters,
> which could on separated continent...
> I'm joking. But the question pushed me to. You can backup your data or
> backup your configuration. You can of course backup both.
> Then what configuration? I smb.conf enough? Do you have to backup your pam
> configuration too? I'd say you would have to backup everything, all
> modified files to obtain that configuration which make that server your own
> file server, member of a greater thing.
> Now rsync should do the trick as it is used to synchronize Sysvol shares,
> which contain ACLs.
> Sysvol should use Windows(-like) ACLs, your share(s) should contains
> Windows files, with MS ACLs, rsync should do the job.
> Then the point is the keep several versions of files on separated machines.
> I'm not a backup expert but that seems to me a good start for your
> reflections.
> Cheers,
> mathias
> 2015-12-02 15:57 GMT+01:00 James <lingpanda101 at gmail.com>:
>> Hello, Can someone point me to documentation on how to best backup a samba member server? I see the wiki currently does not contain one. Is it as simple as backup all shared folders with rysnc or similar that will preserve ACLS along with the smb.conf? I'm currently relying on a raid solution. Thanks. -- -James -- To unsubscribe from this list go to the following URL and read the instructions: https://lists.samba.org/mailman/options/samba [1]

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