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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for smbtar (redhat section 1)

SMBTAR(1)										SMBTAR(1)

NAME
       smbtar - shell script for backing up SMB/CIFS shares  directly to UNIX tape drives

SYNOPSIS
       smbtar  -s  server [ -p password ]  [ -x services ]  [ -X ]  [ -d directory ]  [ -u user ]
       [ -t tape ]  [ -t tape ]  [ -b blocksize ]  [ -N filename ]  [ -i ]  [ -r ]  [ -l loglevel
       ]  [ -v ]  filenames

DESCRIPTION
       This tool is part of the  Samba suite.

       smbtar is a very small shell script on top of smbclient(1) which dumps SMB shares directly
       to tape.

OPTIONS
       -s server
	      The SMB/CIFS server that the share resides upon.

       -x service
	      The share name on the server to connect to.  The default is "backup".

       -X     Exclude mode. Exclude filenames... from tar create or restore.

       -d directory
	      Change to initial directory before restoring / backing up files.

       -v     Verbose mode.

       -p password
	      The password to use to access a share.  Default: none

       -u user
	      The user id to connect as. Default: UNIX login name.

       -t tape
	      Tape device. May be regular file or tape device. Default: $TAPE environmental vari-
	      able; if not set, a file called tar.out .

       -b blocksize
	      Blocking factor. Defaults to 20. See tar(1) for a fuller explanation.

       -N filename
	      Backup only files newer than filename. Could be used (for example) on a log file to
	      implement incremental backups.

       -i     Incremental mode; tar files are only backed up if they have the  archive	bit  set.
	      The archive bit is reset after each file is read.

       -r     Restore. Files are restored to the share from the tar file.

       -l log level
	      Log (debug) level. Corresponds to the -d flag of smbclient(1) .

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
       The  $TAPE  variable specifies the default tape device to write to. May be overridden with
       the -t option.

BUGS
       The smbtar script has different options from ordinary tar and tar called from smbclient.

CAVEATS
       Sites that are more careful about security may not like the  way  the  script  handles  PC
       passwords.  Backup  and	restore  work on entire shares, should work on file lists. smbtar
       works best with GNU tar and may not work well with other versions.

DIAGNOSTICS
       See the DIAGNOSTICS section for the smbclient(1)
	command.

VERSION
       This man page is correct for version 2.2 of the Samba suite.

SEE ALSO
       smbd(8) smbclient(1) smb.conf(5)

AUTHOR
       The original Samba software and related utilities were created by Andrew  Tridgell.  Samba
       is  now developed by the Samba Team as an Open Source project similar to the way the Linux
       kernel is developed.

       Ricky Poulten <URL:mailto:poultenr@logica.co.uk> wrote the  tar	extension  and	this  man
       page.   The   smbtar   script  was  heavily  rewritten  and  improved  by  Martin  Kraemer
       <URL:mailto:Martin.Kraemer@mch.sni.de>. Many thanks to everyone who suggested  extensions,
       improvements,  bug fixes, etc. The man page sources were converted to YODL format (another
       excellent piece of Open	Source	software,  available  at  ftp://ftp.icce.rug.nl/pub/unix/
       <URL:ftp://ftp.icce.rug.nl/pub/unix/>)  and  updated  for  the Samba 2.0 release by Jeremy
       Allison. The conversion to DocBook for Samba 2.2 was done by Gerald Carter.

					 19 November 2002				SMBTAR(1)


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