Originally posted by bohr
I am going to build the server and install linux on it. Can you elaborate some on the samba copy utility? I am familiar with samba, but have never tried using it to copy. Thanks!
ETA: I figured it with the NTFS kernel module and the mount -t ntfs command
smbclient would allow you to tar or get files.
remember - any of the linux side only options (smbclient, amanda/samba) are not true backups, but rather reasonable file backups. Pretty much in all cases including NTbackup to a samba share, you won't backup open files. So you'll need to ensure that your users close down their applications.