data backup software for freebsd

Warren Block wblock at
Mon Sep 6 21:06:16 PDT 2004

On Mon, 6 Sep 2004, Ralph M. Los wrote:

>  Sorry to throw this in - but does anyone have any experience with
> commercial, Win32-based backup software backing up Samba shares on
> FreeBSD?
>  I have BackupExec running, on a tape library Win2k box, and I have my
> file-server a FreeBSD 5.2.1 machine running Samba 2.2.8a.
>  I'm still learning BSD so please bear with my possibly stupid
> question... Why does the Win2k box always backup the full share, even
> though I have differential backup selected?

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One guess: you haven't configured Samba to map the Windows permission 
bits to Unix permission bits.  So the backup can't use the archive bits 
to include only files that have changed.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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