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Making regular 'backups' from a remote server to a local server

We're on a university campus, and each building has it's own local network connecting directly to the main server room. In our building, we're currently working on a large multimedia project. Some ...
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129 views

smbd won't start or stop when user is elevated to root by SUID bit

Under Ubuntu 12.04, I've written the following C program to help me shut down my server's apache2 and samba services while I run automated backups. Notice that in the Makefile I'm setting the SUID bit ...
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Check file integrity while writing

I'm doing backup with the command like following: ionice -c3 tar -ch data | lbzip2 -n 4 | ionice -c3 tee /mnt/smb/out.tar.bz2 > /dev/null and after that I'm trying to restore data from backup: ...
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Backup Exec backup-to-disk folder creation - Access denied

I'm having a difficult time creating a backup-to-disk folder in Symantec Backup Exec 12.5 and Backup Exec 2010. The backend storage is a Nexenta/ZFS-based NAS filer sharing the volume via CIFS. I've ...
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SQLServer Maintenance Plan Backups Failing to backup to Samba Share

I have a SQL backup plan that writes the backups to a SAMBA network share. I have a T-SQL net use (with persistent:yes) script that is the first part of the maintenance plan to access the share. This ...
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439 views

Writing to Samba share as different user?

I have a Samba share on my NAS drive mounter as follows: mount -t smbfs -o username=backup,password=backups_password //sharebox/SVNBackup /mnt/SVNBackup I am then trying to run: sudo svnadmin dump ...
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Can I hide or ignore symlinks with Samba

I'm trying to back up our company's website using a regular old windows copy utility. Website is riddled with symlinks and if they were all followed would bloat the backup to 400% of it's normal ...
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help mounting network storage drive

i have a windows share that i am trying to copy stuff over to from a bash script. i can browse to the network share through KDE's "network" browser, but am not sure how do to access this filesystem ...
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MySQL “SELECT INTO OUTFILE” fails with CIFS-mounted volume

SELECT INTO OUTFILE fails for a CIFS-mounted directory (/mnt/backup/test) but works for a normal directory (/tmp/tests). mysql> select * from mytable into outfile '/tmp/tests/mytable.txt'; Query ...
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Build a low-power file server

I would like to build a file server for backups. The server needs to be available 24/7 in a mixed Windows/Linux network, but service should not exceed 1 hour per day. Thats why power consumption is my ...
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Speeding up rsync over smb

I'm backing up a Linux box over SMB to a NAS. I mount the NAS locally and then I rsync a lot of data (100GB or so). I believe it's taking an awfully long time to do it: more than 12 hours. I would ...
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Backing up Linux server to Windows server?

I need to back up a (virtual) Ubuntu server. The backup media (an external USB disk) is mounted on the Windows (Hyper-V Server) host. The Windows servers on the same host can simply back up using ...
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VirtualBox - use in small office and backing up

I run a small office consisting of a 8 man development team and a couple of managers. We're thinking of moving to a hardware setup whereby we have 1 single powerful server running several VirtualBox ...
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Vista Backup app with Linux/Samba

I have been trying to make Vista Backup app work with a Linux/Samba shared drive. I have Samba configured and can access it fine from the Vista box, including reads, writes and deletes. However ...