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Old 09-20-2004, 11:49 AM   #1
SteveGodfrey
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updating existing files on Samba share


I have a second hard disk installed in my system formatted with FAT32 which I use to backup my Windows Laptop. I access the disk via a samba share, and backup my address book, favourites, data etc to the disk. This works fine if the files don't already exist on the samba share. If the file is already there but is an older version the copy fails......remember if the files doesn't exist it will copy successfully.

I want all users to have full RWX to the second disk.
/dev/hdb1 /mnt/hdb vfat rw,user,umask=0000 0 0


I'm using a utility on the laptop called robocopy to copy the files as this will only copy files that haved changed, I need thos otherwise I'll be copying 8 GB of data every night....Here is the output from the copy job.

C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Application Data\Microsoft\Address Book\
Older 209659 Steve.wab
ERROR 5 (0x00000005) Copying File C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Application Data\Microsoft\Address Book\Steve.wab
Access is denied.

If I just copy the files it works fine, well the file is overwriten.

Here is the file details
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 209659 Sep 20 08:49 Steve.wab
I've tried changing the owner to steve but this fails and from what I've read this is due to the fact it's a VFAT partition which doesn't support files 'owners'.

So can anyone suggest what might be happening here?
 
  


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