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Old 09-22-2005, 12:26 PM   #1
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Linux Backup to Samba share on Windows NTFS

Can any help me understand how to get around backing up a Linux box that is
larger than 2 Gb's to a Windows NTFS share using Samba.

When I try to do a CPIO or Tar backup of a Linux server to disk instead of
tape, the backup always fails when it reaches the 2 Gb size. I would like
to do Linux server backups to a disk on a Windows worklstation.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Old 09-23-2005, 03:01 AM   #2
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Linux backup to samba share


The 2Gb is a filesize limitation.
You can use the tar with -M (multi-volume) or try to backup directories in different tar files.

Also other issues with samba and the 2gb limitation



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