Just a guess but is it possible that your Seagate Backup Exec uses
'opportunistic locking'? It turns out that MS Outlook does. And as a result
placing an Outlook PST file on a SAMBA share allows me to open it but will
not Send or Receive mail. I have not yet found a way to make this work.
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> Just looking for advice from anyone who has deon something similar...
> I have a tape drive whihc unix doesn't understand, so it lives on a
> win95 machine. I want to use this to backup my unix machine
> automagicly. The problem is that I set the backup program (Seagate
> Backup Exec) off and it starts looking for files to backup and doesn't
> stop. Sicne it is finding more bytes of data than I have disk space I
> presume it is looping in some way, most likely there is a cycle of
> symbolic links somewhere.
> However, when I turned on samba debugging it seemd to be stuck at a
> point where there are no links in sight.
> Is there some other reason samba/win95 could be getting confused --
> it's down a quite deep tree when it goes la-la, i there a maxium
> path length?
> If it is links, is there a way to make samba ignore links (pref
> temporarilly, though as a matter of fact I don't know of any reason
> the win95 machine need ever know about symbolically linked things).
> Does anyone have advice on how best to set up an automatic backup
> mechanism via samba, obviously incrementals as windows software does
> them are not going to work without the DOS archive bit.
> Any help gratefully recieved by a terminal paranoid who likes to have
> his data in an many places at once as possible:-).