Never mind... I looked a little further into NFS and realized that I
can run both Samba and NFS at the same time. So I installed Jim's NFS
build and it's working great with rsync, while I'm still using Samba
for the Windows boxes. Problem solved.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "mfield3" <yahoo@f...> wrote:
> Is anyone using rsync successfully to back-up from a linux box to
> NSLU2 (using Samba and not NFS as discussed on the NSLU2-linux list)
> I've got a script I've been running for a long time to back-up to an
> external USB drive -- it works well. When I got the NSLU2, I
> a share and just edited the script to back-up to the share's mount
> point. Although the files are copied correctly, I get errors
> indicating that rsync can't change the file owner:
> rsync: chown "/samba1/laptop/etc/Muttprintrc" failed: Operation not
> permitted (1)
> I then tried changing ownership of a file myself and got this:
> -rwx------ 1 marc marc 918 Jul 29 12:36 yum.conf*
> [marc@rugby etc]$ chown root yum.conf
> chown: changing ownership of `yum.conf': Operation not permitted
> Is this a limitation of Samba? Of Samba on the NSLU2? Or do I have
> something configured incorrectly?
> If this is a limitation of Samba, any suggestions for backup? I do
> have 2 windows boxes that I'd like to back-up to this box, so I
> know whether NFS would be an option (I'm not very familiar with NFS)
> I know tar would work, but I don't know how efficient it would be a
> doing incremental backups. Any other recommended backup apps that
> could maintain file owners/permissions?
> Thanks for any help!