Subject: Re: backup from windoze.
To: Andrew Doran <>
From: Wojciech Puchar <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/27/2001 22:33:18
> >
> > 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
> devices.
> 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
> called).

THANKS!, i was not aware of existance of smbtar.
exactly what i needed!