I might be able to try it using a Windows server I have aqnd just set up a test BackupPC implimentation.... just to try the flavor...


Jamie Myers

It said requires Windows XP or better........ So I installed Linux!

I'd love to change the world....... But they wont give me the source code!

Paul Fox <pgf@foxharp.boston.ma.us>
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29/07/2006 11:25 PM

Re: [BackupPC-users] CIFS/SMB for Data Store (NAS)

Filipe <napalmd@gmail.com> wrote:
> Paul Fox escreveu:
> > jmyers@huskywatch.com wrote:
> >  > The NAS I'm looking at getting uses Windows XP Embeded... or something,
> >  > and it only supports SMB/CIFS.... I'm not sure what is required for
> >  > Hardlinks? I am guessing that the FS for the NAS will be NTFS....
> >
> > if i were a betting man, i'd bet a lot of money that this won't work.
> > i don't think any microsoft filesystem supports hard links.
> >
> I'm new on this, never head of hard links, but I used wikipedia and:
> http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/fsutil_hardlink.mspx?mfr=true
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/fileio/fs/createhardlink.asp
> so...?!

so, that may explain why i'm not a betting man.  i didn't know NTFS had
the concept of hard links.

i'd still be wary of assuming backuppc will be able to use them
successfully.  i've never heard of anyone hosting the backuppc pool
on a non-unix filesystem.

paul fox, pgf@foxharp.boston.ma.us (arlington, ma, where it's 69.8 degrees)

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