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     SMBTAR(1)	     UNIX System V (19 November	2002)	     SMBTAR(1)

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

     SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]
	  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    [Toc]    [Back]
	  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    [Toc]    [Back]
	  -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

	  -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 variable; 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

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     SMBTAR(1)	     UNIX System V (19 November	2002)	     SMBTAR(1)

	  -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

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

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

     BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]
	  The smbtar script has	different options from ordinary	tar
	  and tar called from smbclient.

     CAVEATS    [Toc]    [Back]
	  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    [Toc]    [Back]
	  See the DIAGNOSTICS section for the smbclient(1)

     VERSION    [Toc]    [Back]
	  This man page	is correct for version 2.2 of the Samba	suite.

     SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]
	  smbd(8) smbclient(1) smb.conf(5)

     AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]
	  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:poultenr@logica.co.uk> wrote the
	  tar extension	and this man page. The smbtar script was
	  heavily rewritten and	improved by Martin Kraemer
	  <URL: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.

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