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Old 12-29-2005, 10:44 PM   #1
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smbclient to join workgroup and a domain

Hello everyone!

I have a linux box in a location where there are both a windows domain and a workgroup, with different names. I installed the wonderful utility to backup the important info on both the domain and the workgroup. When I configured samba, I told the linux box to join the domain, so the opening line of my samba.conf looks like

## Browsing/Identification ###

# Change this to the workgroup/NT-domain name your Samba server will part of
   workgroup = obscured_name_for_purposes_of_hiding

# server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field
   server string = %h server (Samba %v)
That works, as now when backuppc runs, it copies all the data off of the domain controller. I configured backuppc to also backup the data from the already existing share on a computer on the workgroup, but backuppc balks, and the error says
Got fatal error during xfer (tree connect failed: NT_STATUS_BAD_NETWORK_NAME)
Backup aborted (tree connect failed: NT_STATUS_BAD_NETWORK_NAME)
It would seem to me that I might be able to simply make the samba.conf look like

## Browsing/Identification ###

# Change this to the workgroup/NT-domain name your Samba server will part of
   workgroup = obscured_name_for_purposes_of_hiding
   workgroup = another_obscured_name
But I was unsure if that would behave, and since this box is in the process of the full backup of one of the computers, I didn't want to risk screwing that up. Does anyone know if you can specify multiple workgroups/domains in samba.conf? This isn't a samba server, it just uses sambaclient to connect to already existing windows shares.

Thanks for the help!

Old 12-31-2005, 11:19 AM   #2
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wait until the backup is finished as you will have to restart samba anyway.


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