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<html><head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1"><title>smbtar</title><link rel="stylesheet" href="../samba.css" type="text/css"><meta name="generator" content="DocBook XSL Stylesheets V1.75.2"></head><body bgcolor="white" text="black" link="#0000FF" vlink="#840084" alink="#0000FF"><div class="refentry" title="smbtar"><a name="smbtar.1"></a><div class="titlepage"></div><div class="refnamediv"><h2>Name</h2><p>smbtar &#8212; shell script for backing up SMB/CIFS shares 
	directly to UNIX tape drives</p></div><div class="refsynopsisdiv" title="Synopsis"><h2>Synopsis</h2><div class="cmdsynopsis"><p><code class="literal">smbtar</code> [-r] [-i] [-a] [-v] {-s server} [-p password] [-x services] [-X] [-N filename] [-b blocksize] [-d directory] [-l loglevel] [-u user] [-t tape] {filenames}</p></div></div><div class="refsect1" title="DESCRIPTION"><a name="id265706"></a><h2>DESCRIPTION</h2><p>This tool is part of the <a class="citerefentry" href="samba.7.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">samba</span>(7)</span></a> suite.</p><p><code class="literal">smbtar</code> is a very small shell script on top 
	of <a class="citerefentry" href="smbclient.1.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">smbclient</span>(1)</span></a> which dumps SMB shares directly to tape.</p></div><div class="refsect1" title="OPTIONS"><a name="id265740"></a><h2>OPTIONS</h2><div class="variablelist"><dl><dt><span class="term">-s server</span></dt><dd><p>The SMB/CIFS server that the share resides 
		upon.</p></dd><dt><span class="term">-x service</span></dt><dd><p>The share name on the server to connect to. 
		The default is "backup".</p></dd><dt><span class="term">-X</span></dt><dd><p>Exclude mode. Exclude filenames... from tar 
		create or restore. </p></dd><dt><span class="term">-d directory</span></dt><dd><p>Change to initial <em class="parameter"><code>directory
		</code></em> before restoring / backing up files. </p></dd><dt><span class="term">-v</span></dt><dd><p>Verbose mode.</p></dd><dt><span class="term">-p password</span></dt><dd><p>The password to use to access a share. 
		Default: none </p></dd><dt><span class="term">-u user</span></dt><dd><p>The user id to connect as. Default: 
		UNIX login name. </p></dd><dt><span class="term">-a</span></dt><dd><p>Reset DOS archive bit mode to 
		indicate file has been archived. </p></dd><dt><span class="term">-t tape</span></dt><dd><p>Tape device. May be regular file or tape 
		device. Default: <em class="parameter"><code>$TAPE</code></em> environmental 
		variable; if not set, a file called <code class="filename">tar.out
		</code>. </p></dd><dt><span class="term">-b blocksize</span></dt><dd><p>Blocking factor. Defaults to 20. See
		<code class="literal">tar(1)</code> for a fuller explanation. </p></dd><dt><span class="term">-N filename</span></dt><dd><p>Backup only files newer than filename. Could 
		be used (for example) on a log file to implement incremental
		backups. </p></dd><dt><span class="term">-i</span></dt><dd><p>Incremental mode; tar files are only backed 
		up if they have the archive bit set. The archive bit is reset 
		after each file is read. </p></dd><dt><span class="term">-r</span></dt><dd><p>Restore. Files are restored to the share 
		from the tar file. </p></dd><dt><span class="term">-l log level</span></dt><dd><p>Log (debug) level. Corresponds to the 
		<em class="parameter"><code>-d</code></em> flag of <a class="citerefentry" href="smbclient.1.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">smbclient</span>(1)</span></a>.</p></dd></dl></div></div><div class="refsect1" title="ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES"><a name="id265946"></a><h2>ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES</h2><p>The <em class="parameter"><code>$TAPE</code></em> variable specifies the 
	default tape device to write to. May be overridden
	with the -t option. </p></div><div class="refsect1" title="BUGS"><a name="id265962"></a><h2>BUGS</h2><p>The <code class="literal">smbtar</code> script has different 
	options from ordinary tar and from smbclient's tar command. </p></div><div class="refsect1" title="CAVEATS"><a name="id265979"></a><h2>CAVEATS</h2><p>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. </p></div><div class="refsect1" title="DIAGNOSTICS"><a name="id307046"></a><h2>DIAGNOSTICS</h2><p>See the <span class="emphasis"><em>DIAGNOSTICS</em></span> section for the <a class="citerefentry" href="smbclient.1.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">smbclient</span>(1)</span></a> command.</p></div><div class="refsect1" title="VERSION"><a name="id307068"></a><h2>VERSION</h2><p>This man page is correct for version 3 of 
	the Samba suite.</p></div><div class="refsect1" title="SEE ALSO"><a name="id307077"></a><h2>SEE ALSO</h2><p><a class="citerefentry" href="smbd.8.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">smbd</span>(8)</span></a>, <a class="citerefentry" href="smbclient.1.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">smbclient</span>(1)</span></a>, <a class="citerefentry" href="smb.conf.5.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">smb.conf</span>(5)</span></a>.</p></div><div class="refsect1" title="AUTHOR"><a name="id307109"></a><h2>AUTHOR</h2><p>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.</p><p><a class="ulink" href="mailto:poultenr@logica.co.uk" target="_top">Ricky Poulten</a>  
	wrote the tar extension and this man page. The <code class="literal">smbtar</code> 
	script was heavily rewritten and improved by <a class="ulink" href="mailto:Martin.Kraemer@mch.sni.de" target="_top">Martin Kraemer</a>. 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 <a class="ulink" href="ftp://ftp.icce.rug.nl/pub/unix/" target="_top">
	ftp://ftp.icce.rug.nl/pub/unix/</a>) and updated for the Samba 2.0 
	release by Jeremy Allison.  The conversion to DocBook for 
	Samba 2.2 was done by Gerald Carter. The conversion to DocBook XML 4.2 for
	Samba 3.0 was done by Alexander Bokovoy.</p></div></div></body></html>