Samba Howto

Posted on 2004-10-24
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
i'm complatly new on linux

i have two servers i want install samba N1 for site and N2 for backup i want install samba server on N2  and make N1 send backup daily there

how to install samba server and how to make folders and users

Question by:free-mind
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    First of all samba is for sharing files between linux and windows so dont confuse yourself. If  you want to share files between windows and XP than u r on track. For 2 linux machines use nfs or scp.




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    i want make it automatcly
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       Are both those 2 servers Linux boxes? If yes, then you don't need SAMBA for backup.

       For backup automatically, use "crontab" to schedule your backup job.

       Since you are new to Linux, so scp may not easy to you for passwordless scp.

       Anyway, which Linux distro do you have? RedHat or SuSE?
    For RedHat, /usr/bin/redhat-config-packages to install SAMBA (from RedHAt CDs) and use /usr/bin/redhat-config-samba to
    configure the SAMBA. It's GUI and quite straightforward.


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    you can use also rsync
    to sync folder contents between servers

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