smbtar -s server [-p password] [-x service] [-X] [-d directory] [-u user] [-t tape] [-b blocksize] [-N filename] [-i] [-r] [-l log level] [-v] filenames
This program is part of the Samba suite.
smbtar is a very small shell script on top of smbclient which dumps SMB shares directly to tape.
The TAPE variable specifies the default tape device to write to. May be overridden with the -t option.
The smbtar script has different options from ordinary tar and tar called from smbclient.
Sites that are more careful about security may not like the way the script handles PC passwords. Backup and restore work on entire shares, should work on file lists. smbtar works best with GNU tar and may not work well with other versions.
This man page is correct for version 2.0 of the Samba suite.
smbclient (1), smb.conf (5)
See the DIAGNOSTICS section for the smbclient command.
The original Samba software and related utilities were created by Andrew Tridgell firstname.lastname@example.org. Samba is now developed by the Samba Team as an Open Source project similar to the way the Linux kernel is developed.
Ricky Poulten email@example.com wrote the tar extension and this man page. The smbtar script was heavily rewritten and improved by Martin Kraemer Martin.Kraemer@mch.sni.de. Many thanks to everyone who suggested extensions, improvements, bug fixes, etc. The man page sources were converted to YODL format (another excellent piece of Open Source software available at ftp://ftp.icce.rug.nl/pub/unix/) and updated for the Samba2.0 release by Jeremy Allison, firstname.lastname@example.org.
See samba (7) to find out how to get a full list of contributors and details on how to submit bug reports, comments etc.