Backing up | accessing NT

Backing up | accessing NT

Post by John Jord » Wed, 01 Mar 2000 04:00:00

Quote:>I have a small network with NT and Linux,

>What I want to do is back up my Linux data to the NT machine over the
>network, I could then automate this process.

>My network works fine and from NT I can access the Linux box, but how do
>access files / transfer files from the Linux box via the command line.

What application are you using to back up the NT box? NT's native
backup utility? Novaback? Backup Exec?

There are lots of backup utilities for NT. The native NT backup
utility doesn't have the ability to create "jobs," but all the others
do. So just use a backup utility on the NT box that allows you to
create a specific backup profile. Define it as including everything on
the Linux box, but nothing else. Now, to backup the Linux box, just
click on the "job" and off you go.

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1. APC USB ups, Back-UPS ES series, 2.5.68

(Please cc: me on reply)

I'm wanting to get this new toy up and running.  I've installed apcupsd,
but it doesn't want to work well with my kernel (2.5.68) or somewhat.

When apcupsd tries to open the hiddev, open() gets an ENODEV.  Is
apcupsd doing something wrong or is 2.5.68 doing something wrong?

~# dmesg
hub 1-0:0: debounce: port 1: delay 100ms stable 4 status 0x301
hub 1-0:0: new USB device on port 1, assigned address 4
usb 1-1: new device strings: Mfr=3, Product=1, SerialNumber=2
usb 1-1: Product: Back-UPS ES 350 FW:800.e3.D USB FW:e3
usb 1-1: Manufacturer: APC
usb 1-1: SerialNumber: AB0238241677
usb 1-1: usb_new_device - registering interface 1-1:0
hid 1-1:0: usb_device_probe
hid 1-1:0: usb_device_probe - got id
drivers/usb/core/file.c: asking for 1 minors, starting at 96
drivers/usb/core/file.c: found a minor chunk free, starting at 96
hiddev96: USB HID v1.10 Device [APC Back-UPS ES 350 FW:800.e3.D USB
FW:e3] on usb-00:07.2-1

~# ls -l /dev/usb/hid
total 0
crw-r--r--    1 root     root     180, 192 Dec 31  1969 hiddev96
crw-r--r--    1 root     root     180, 193 Dec 31  1969 hiddev97

~# strace -f apcupsd (trimmed)
open("/dev/usb/hid/hiddev95", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or
open("/dev/usb/hid/hiddev96", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENODEV (No such device)
open("/dev/usb/hid/hiddev97", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENODEV (No such device)
open("/dev/usb/hid/hiddev98", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or
write(2, "Couldn\'t find UPS device or no p"..., 43Couldn't find UPS
device or no permission.
) = 43
_exit(1)                                = ?

apcupsd version: 3.10.5
Linux kernel: 2.5.68

p.s. apcupsd needs patched to handle hiddev from 96 on (minor allocated by kernel)

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