[Samba] Best File Server Backup Practice

Roy Eastwood spindles7 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 13 16:18:13 UTC 2021

On 13 March 2021 15:59 Marco Shmerykowsky wrote:
> Maybe a stupid and tangential question, but ...
> Are there best practices for how to setup backup routines
> on a Samba file server when all the users are managed
> by AD?
> Files are owned by users and typically the group
> "Domain Users".  I often read that backup routines
> should be set up using a non-root user set up for
> backups only, but that is always for a linux environment.
> Does the same apply when everything is in AD even though
> the backup program is actually running on the Linux machine?

Take a look at BackupPC (https://backuppc.github.io/backuppc/) -  I've found it very good.


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