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Thread: Issue with the "15-Minute Backup Solution" instructions

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    Default Issue with the "15-Minute Backup Solution" instructions

    I'm using the instructions shown here:


    I'm at the step where I configure the backup for my windows machine:

    -bash-3.00$ touch /etc/amanda/DailySet1/tapelist
    -bash-3.00$ mkdir -p /space/vtapes/DailySet1/slots
    -bash-3.00$ cd /space/vtapes/DailySet1/slots
    -bash-3.00$ for ((i=1; $i<=25; i++)); do mkdir slot$i;done
    -bash-3.00$ ln -s slot1 data

    That last bit "ln -s slot1 data" is not working. I'm getting "ln: creating symbolic link `data' to `slot1': Operation not supported".

    I think the cause of the problem is that I'm applying the command to a folder that was mounted from a Windows Share. Correct?

    If so, how can I get arround this? I must use the windows share to store my backups.

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    Aug 2008


    If you have not already done so, please download the more up-to-date 15 minutes paper from [URL=""]Zmanda Network.[/URL]


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    Join Date
    Oct 2005


    Yes. This is related to Windows share not supporting symlinks. Please see
    [url][/url] for workarounds


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