Using linux, it's easy. I use OpenBSD, which has no support for smbfs, so I 
must use Sharitylight. With linux, just make sure you have smbfs support in 
the kernel, and mount an NT share with smbmount.

Then, you can run something like this:

cd /
tar cvfz /mnt/network-backup-server/nightly-backup.tgz etc/ home/ usr/ var/

Or something along those lines. /mnt/network-backup-server is where you 
mounted the remote NT server. Make a script that does that, and stick it in 
cron. To preserve permissions, just make sure you use the -p flag when you 
untar it. Simple as pie!


At 09:56 AM 8/17/2000, you wrote:
>At 10:25 AM -0500 8/17/00, Keepsake wrote:
>>GF requested:
>>>Hey Dantz, when will a Linux client be available? Obviously you are working
>>>on one...
>>Of course, the current workaround is to have SMB or Netatalk running on 
>>your Linux/Un*x box so its volumes can be mounted on the backup server 
>>and backed up.
>... preserving none of the file-permissions or ownership of the files 
>unless you jump through the aforementioned hoop of creating a tar-file 
>first, and only backing THAT up.
>Speaking of which, I'm feeling adequately lazy... does anyone have a 
>nightly script they run on their Linux box to tar up their system and dump 
>the file where Retrospect can find it? If so, could you e-mail a copy? ;-)
>(rather than reinvent a simple wheel *G*)

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