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    Default Setting up local network with 11.4

    I am looking at implementing a server for my house to maintain backups, nothing big..I want to be able to go to \linux_box_in_garage\backup
    I dont know how to do this and gain access to my hard drive.
    I set up apache and accessed it from other computers, so i know it is possible.

    Any help is greatly appreciated!

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    Default Re: Setting up local network with 11.4

    What do you mean with " \linux_box_in_garage\backup"? If that is to be a file specification in a bash command, it reduces to " linux_box_in_garagebackup", but who escapes characters when escaping is not needed?

    For backups you could use rsync (in all sorts of setups including the one found at rsnapshot).

    For access to (parts of) the files on a different Linux system, one uses NFS.
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    Default Re: Setting up local network with 11.4

    On 05/06/2011 03:06 AM, hcvv wrote:
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    > What do you mean with " \linux_box_in_garage\backup"? If that is to be a
    > file specification in a -bash- command, it reduces to "
    > linux_box_in_garagebackup", but who escapes characters when escaping is
    > not needed?
    >
    > For backups you could use -rsync- (in all sorts of setups including
    > the one found at 'rsnapshot' (http://www.rsnapshot.org/)).
    >
    > For access to (parts of) the files on a different Linux system, one
    > uses NFS.


    I think those are Winblows directory separators, not escape characters.

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    Default Re: Setting up local network with 11.4

    What I am wanting to do is have an opensuse 11.4 server out in the garage connected by ethernet to the router. I have a windows 7 desktop, laptop, windows xp laptop, macbook, and all-in-one mac that I want to have connecting to this server and backup at the users' discretion.

    I have tried screwing with samba, but I cant figure it out! Anyway, what I was hoping to do was from my laptop go to \\manitoba\backup
    Manitoba is the official name of the machine in the garage, and backups is located at the directory of the hard drive...as such.

    /backup

    simple enough right? Sorry for not being as clear!
    Thanks in regard to future answers

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    Default Re: Setting up local network with 11.4

    Maybe just buy yourself an off the shelf NAS box? Many of those have Linux inside so you needn't worry you are supporting some other OS.

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    Default Re: Setting up local network with 11.4

    On Fri May 6 2011 06:36 pm, Chessmanexe wrote:

    >
    > What I am wanting to do is have an opensuse 11.4 server out in the
    > garage connected by ethernet to the router. I have a windows 7 desktop,
    > laptop, windows xp laptop, macbook, and all-in-one mac that I want to
    > have connecting to this server and backup at the users' discretion.
    >
    > I have tried screwing with samba, but I cant figure it out! Anyway,
    > what I was hoping to do was from my laptop go to \\manitoba\backup
    > Manitoba is the official name of the machine in the garage, and backups
    > is located at the directory of the hard drive...as such.
    >
    > /backup
    >
    > simple enough right? Sorry for not being as clear!
    > Thanks in regard to future answers
    >
    >

    Chessmanexe;

    See this HowTo for setting up Samba.
    http://opensuse.swerdna.org/suselanprimer.html

    Be sure:
    The workgroup is the same on all boxes.
    You've added samba users with "smbpasswd -a"
    Both nmb and smb are started at boot and allowed through the firewall

    Finally, 11.4 has a bug in apparmor that prevents smbd and nmbd from running.
    Either disable apparmor or set apparmor to conplain for both usr.sbin.smbd
    and usr.sbin.nmbd. (YaST > Novell AppArmor > AppArmor Control Panel >
    Configure Profile Modes)
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    Default Re: Setting up local network with 11.4

    What's the path to the share on manitoba in terms of its real filesystem? (like e.g. /home/caryl/sharedstuff)
    Can you show the file smb.conf (located at /etc/samba/smb.conf) on manitoba?
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    Default Re: Setting up local network with 11.4

    When setting up a remote server (even if remote just means the next room), it is useful to be able to SSH into it so that you can make minor adjustments when needed without going to the other server. Just be sure that SSH is allowed through the firewall on your "garage" server.

    Two free SSH clients that I have used on Windows are PuTTY (PuTTY: a free telnet/ssh client) and TeraTerm (Tera Term :: LogMeTT :: Latest Versions :: Freeware :: Support | Home Page). When using TeraTerm, make sure to select "challlenge/response" at the login page.

    I can't help with Mac clients but I'm sure that there are some available if not built into MacOS itself.

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