[Samba] samba-tool backup offline not available (version 4.9.6) ?

Luc Lalonde Luc.Lalonde at polymtl.ca
Mon Apr 15 19:52:55 UTC 2019

After reading a bit... I found that 'offline' backups are a new feature
of 4.10.x

However, I just posted a bug report because it throws an error when I
try to use it after having upgraded to 4.10.2:


On 2019-04-15 11:35 a.m., Luc Lalonde via samba wrote:
> Hello,
> I've just upgraded to 4.9.6  and can't seem to be able to use the
> 'offline' backup?   It seems that the only options are:  online, rename,
> and backup.
> Can someone confirm this?  
> I plan to get to migrating to 4.10.2, but I'm doing it incrementally:  
> v4.7.6  -> v4.8.11 -> v4.9.6 -> v4.10.2
> Before going to the v4.10.2, I want to backup my AD database using the 
> 'offline method'.
> Any hints?   The 'online' method seems to have outstanding issues in the
> v4.9.6 wrt SMBv1 (https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=13676).
> Otherwise, will the old 'samba_backup' script still create a 'useable'
> backup with v4.9.6?
> Thank You!
Luc Lalonde, analyste
Département de génie informatique:
École polytechnique de MTL
(514) 340-4711 x5049
Luc.Lalonde at polymtl.ca

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