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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] backup to SMB drive

From: Andrew Ferguson
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] backup to SMB drive
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2008 00:23:51 -0400

On Sep 18, 2008, at 3:51 AM, Всеволод Витязев wrote:
I use rdiff-backup on Win XP. I want to backup my files on my network (SMB) drive. When I try to do it I get this error: pywintypes.error: (1314, 'SetFileSecurity', '\xca\xeb\xe8\xe5\xed \xf2 \xed\xe5 \xee\xe1\xeb\xe0\xe4\xe0\xe5\xf2 \xf2\xf0\xe5\xe1\xf3\xe5\xec\xfb\xec\xe8 \xef\xf0\xe0\xe2\xe0\xec \xe8.')

Is it impossible to backup on SMB share?

On Sep 23, 2008, at 7:49 AM, Richard Metzger wrote:
it looks I'm getting a very similar error when backing up from a local drive to a NAS (Linkstation Pro) connected via SMB at "s:\".

Tue Sep 23 13:37:50 2008 Exception '(5, 'SetFileSecurity', 'Zugriff verweigert')' raised of class '<class 'pywintypes.error'>':

'Zugriff verweigert' translates to "access denied"

Ok, so it looks to me like these problems with backing up from Windows to SMB are closely related to the problems which were discovered on Windows 2000. I've been able to recreate them in my test environment, and write some fixes which are now in CVS.

As I just mentioned in my Windows 2000 email, I have made a pre- release of the Windows version available:

and the CHANGELOG for that prerelease is here:


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