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       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


       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.


       -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 restore.

       -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:

       -u user
              The user id to  connect  as.  Default:  UNIX  login

       -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 backups.


       The  smbtar script has different options from ordinary tar
       and tar called from smbclient.


       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.


       See the DIAGNOSTICS section for the smbclient(1)


       This man page is correct for  version  2.2  of  the  Samba


       smbd(8) smbclient(1) smb.conf(5)


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

                         19 November 2002               SMBTAR(1)



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