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Old 03-03-2004, 04:15 PM   #1
Rick Hunter
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Question samba server: How can i backup several clientes w9x,w2k,wnt,lnx?

Please, Can some one help me?

I explain.

I mount a server lnx Red Hat with Samba SMB server.
But some days ago some one delete a special user (a client) and linux crash out.
I lost all password, pc, user, client information and this make me configure it again.
I think must be possible a backup of all user, client, password, pc,etc. data would be avaible in order to avoid this problem.

Old 03-04-2004, 05:38 AM   #2
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u can backup a directory with tar.. like this:
tar cf etc.tar /etc
this command will backup /etc directory..

also u can create a hardlink for important config files in a another directory. so when someone delete it, only one of hardlink will be deleted. the fallowing command creates a hardlink for /etc/passwd file in the /backup directory:
ln /etc/passwd /backup/passwd

actually there r other ways to backup data. as i remember its possible to backup a patition with dump command.


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