Subject: Re: backup from windoze.
To: Wojciech Puchar <>
From: Andrew Doran <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/27/2001 21:21:56
Wojciech Puchar <> wrote:

> is it possible to export device thorough smbd/nmbd?
> to use then windoze/dos version of tar to do backup on tape drive
> connected to unix machine.

No, I don't think that's possible. With a lot of hacking you might be able
to create a named pipe using Samba - then you could have a daemon on your
Unix box that would push-n-pull data around between the named pipe and

That said, you could do it arse-about-face by sharing out what you want to
back up on the Windows machine, and using smbtar (or whatever the hell it's