samba / tar problem

samba / tar problem

Post by Bob Ko » Tue, 21 Aug 2001 20:57:00



I'm trying to backup a smbfs mounted drive on my Win95 machine to the
tape drive located on my Debian (potato) box using tar.  Tar gives
error messages on random files, saying that the file has changed as it
was being read.

But nobody is using the Win95 machine to be changing any files. I even
rebooted the Win box (the cure for any thing windows).

Is there some weird Win process that's writing to these files at
random? Is there a samba problem? Is there a tar problem?

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samba / tar problem

Post by Dean Thompso » Tue, 21 Aug 2001 21:24:42


Hi!,

Quote:> I'm trying to backup a smbfs mounted drive on my Win95 machine to the
> tape drive located on my Debian (potato) box using tar.  Tar gives
> error messages on random files, saying that the file has changed as it
> was being read.

> But nobody is using the Win95 machine to be changing any files. I even
> rebooted the Win box (the cure for any thing windows).

> Is there some weird Win process that's writing to these files at
> random? Is there a samba problem? Is there a tar problem?

Does "smbtar" solve the problem ?, I know that there are some known issues
with files being reported as being changed even though they were touched
directly by a Windows operating system.

See ya

Dean Thompson

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