data backup software for freebsd

Warren Block wblock at
Tue Sep 7 05:10:04 PDT 2004

On Tue, 7 Sep 2004, Ralph M. Los wrote:
> From: Warren Block [mailto:wblock at]
> 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 - Yes!  Ok, so how?

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These are settings in the smb.conf file.  I don't recall the exact ones, 
but the Samba documentation has information on it.  Check either or the local documentation, and SWAT probably has a convenient 
link to it.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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