Kenzo wrote:
I tried to include the whole path.
If I do it from the command line
shlight //remote_computer/dir /NT -U usename -P password
Using port 1473 for NFS
cd /NT
then I get all the listing.

When I enter this in webmin I get some kernel errors.
What are the errors?

And "shlight" does not include the path to shlight.
At a shell prompt, enter "whereis shlight"  Whereever it tells you
it is, you'll need that full path specified, for example:
whereis shlight
shlight: /usr/local/bin
Thus you'll need to replace your command above with:
/usr/local/bin/shlight //remote_computer/dir /NT -U usename -P password

DO NOT USE /usr/local/bin.  I don't know where the shlight binary is
installed, so you _must_ do the "whereis" step above to locate it
and use the result of that command to setup your script.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Moran" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Kenzo wrote:

I'm trying to figure out the best way to backup my server.
I don't have a CD burner, tape drive or other media to write backup to.
So what I want to do, is connect to my other comp with cd burner and


runs on WinXP.
I was thinking of using shlight since It seems to work good.
In Webmin under backup you can issue a command to perform before and


the backup.
I tried to set it up to mount the windows command before the backup and
umount it after, but that didn't work.
I think the kernel didn't like that.
If I do it manually it works fine.
Usually this is because you haven't specified the full path to the mount
command.  When you type the command at a shell prompt, you have a search
path that is searched for the command.  The webmin module probably doesn't
do this, so you'll have to enter the full path. i.e.:
ass opposed to just "mount"
You can use the "whereis" command to find the full path to the particular
command you're trying to run. i.e.
whereis mount
will tell you what directory 'mount' is in.

Now is there another/better way of doing what I want to do?
I was also thinking about using Cron to issue the commands.
A script might do it, but I don't know anything about writing sripts.
It's not as hard as you might think.  For example, the following script
is a good template for what you're trying to do:

/sbin/mount_nfs /mnt/temp
/bin/cp -Rp /path/to/backup /mnt/tmp/.
/sbin/umount /mnt/temp

Of course, you'll want to substitute the mount command that you need
(which may be at a different location) and the specific stuff you
want to back up, etc.
Bill Moran
Potential Technologies

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