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Old 08-28-2001
Backup To Windows Box

Hi,

We have one server (RedHat 7.1) in our department that has websrvr and dB. We do not have a b/u device for this server.

I have been tasked with backing up one of our databases to a shared folder on a windows box. That box is backed up via Veritas NetBackup to our DLT jukebox (which I can't use because it doesn't support RedHat 7.1 -- as per Veritas).

Now, I can do this manually by tar + gzip the db, moving it to a samba share and then to the mapped folder. I don't want to do this though. (To much work...and I may forget).

How do I add a the windows folder as a device or a share of somekind to my departmental server? If I can do this, then I can set up a script in my cron tab to do all of this for me.

I would simply like to cpio or dump it over to this other machine.

Hopefully I've been clear enough on what my objective is.

Thanks in advance.

VJ

# 2  
Old 08-28-2001
I'm sure you probably already considered the option, but why not just mount a mapped drive from the Windows box, either with Samba or possibly NFS? It is possible to have a visible directory shown from the Win box, as a simple Samba share.

The script for such a task, even like how you're doing it now should really be quite simple from the way you describe it, unless I'm missing something. ?? Smilie
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Old 09-14-2001
If it were me....

I had the same situation.. except I had two Rhat servers and a bunch of windows servers. What I ended up doing was buying the Unix services for Windows. Ran about 100+ dollars. It allows you to mount an NFS mount from a windwos server allowing you to back it up like a network drive. Worked quite well until CAI came out with agents for Linux.

Hope this helps

Jeremy
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