Well, 777 didn't do it. 
What is the hardlink requirement?
 
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Subject: Re: [BackupPC-users] Service won't start
From: "Les Mikesell" <lesmikesell@gmail.com>
Date: 2/4/14 3:25 pm
To: "General list for user discussion, questions and support" <backuppc-users@lists.sourceforge.net>

On Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 3:01 PM, <ray@rayholtz.com> wrote:
> Thanks Les, but what would CIFS have to do with it? I'm mounting the share
> with 775 permissions. I'll try 777 for the heck of it. but would there be
> an issue where the /var/lib/backuppc directory being mounted via CIFS would
> be a bad thing? It's worked for over a year like this.

Does CIFS (or the mount options you used) support unix-domain sockets?
Maybe there is a stale copy that needs to be removed. I don't have
any experience with CIFS for backuppc- and I'm actually surprised that
you haven't had problems with the hardlink requirement.

And I'm not completely certain that your socket would be under TopDir
either. On the RPM-packaged version I use it is moved to
/var/run/BackupPC/BackupPC.sock.

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