Hmmm would you detail the steps needed to do this?:
" But, I'm also using autofs to mount across Samba to back up a Windows
machine or two on my home network, and I'm NOT running Samba as a
domain, I'm simply mounting the file systems as CIFS/SMB using the
appropriate local LOCAL_COMPUTER\USERNAME account on the Windows boxes.
I had very little effort and trouble doing so myself."
On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 12:07 PM, Max Hetrick <maxhetrick@...:
> John Hudak wrote:
> > Thanks for posting the pointer. After reading thorough it, I strongly
> > disagree with the statement "Easiest choice for WinXX"....Easiest is a
> > matter of perspective, and trying to figure out XP/Win7 file protection
> > protocols so that it will play nice with Samba, is more than a little
> > challenging. Finding out the file protection mechanisms is one thing,
> > and then figuring out how in Windoz to modify them is another.
> > From my perspective the problems I've been having could be mitigated
> > with stronger documentation in the BackupPC doc about how Samba and XP
> > should be configured.
> > In retrospect, what is implied in the BackupPC doc is 'if you already
> > are running a samba server and talking to Xp machines, then using SMB
> > protocol is quite easy'....
> > Your mileage may vary....
> > John
> This section actually comes out of the BackupPC documentation, and not
> my own. This section was just copied and pasted from BackupPC's docs to
> my doc to explain the various methods.
> You are correct, this is the easiest method if you are already running a
> Samba domain, which I am at work. However, I'm not at home.
> But, I'm also using autofs to mount across Samba to back up a Windows
> machine or two on my home network, and I'm NOT running Samba as a
> domain, I'm simply mounting the file systems as CIFS/SMB using the
> appropriate local LOCAL_COMPUTER\USERNAME account on the Windows boxes.
> I had very little effort and trouble doing so myself.
> My autofs line looks something similar to this to pass the correct
> Again, this is all local and I'm not running a domain admin account or
> anything at home.
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