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Old 02-26-2009, 12:34 PM   #1
tommyr1216
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Problem with Samba and BackupExec


I'm having a problem backing up a Samba share with Backup Exec. When I try to expand or select the server in the selections list, I receive the following error: "An error was encountered while attempting to browse the contents of SAMBASERVER. A network connection to the server could not be established." If I manually add the share to the text selections list, it still fails to back up. I don't have the remote agent on this box, nor do I want to. I'm just backing up a single file so the agent is a bit of a waste.

I have no problems accessing the Samba share, including with the Backup Exec service account. If I log in to a machine with that account, I can browse the shares on the Samba server, and copy files to/from my Backup share.

My Backup Exec server is Windows Server 2003 Standard R2 with SP2 installed. The Backup Exec version is v12.0 Rev. 1364.

My Samba server runs on Fedora 9. The Samba version is 3.2.8-0.25. Both the firewall and selinux are disabled on this box. My smb.conf is below:

[global]
workgroup = MYDOMAIN
realm = MYDOMAIN
preferred master = no

winbind enum users = yes
winbind enum groups = yes
winbind use default domain = yes
winbind nested groups = yes
winbind separator = +
idmap uid = 600-20000
idmap gid = 600-20000
template shell = /sbin/nologin

log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
max log size = 50

security = ADS
encrypt passwords = yes

[backup]
load printers = yes
cups options = raw
comment = Backukp this share!
read list = @MYDOMAIN+Administrators
path = /backup

I did see one post where the guy claimed to have solved this problem by changing permissions on the ICP$ share, but unfortunately, there wasn't any more detail than that and the post was ancient.
 
Old 02-27-2009, 01:27 AM   #2
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Hi,

closed source backup software will not allow backing up network shares. The business model of Symantec requires you to buy a agent license for backing up your file server. I think there will be no way to avoid from this.
 
  


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