mainstoreBackup - Support: sr #108966, cannot create symlink


sr #108966: cannot create symlink

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Submitted:  Sat 06 Feb 2016 09:06:48 PM UTC
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  2 - Minor Status:  None
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Operating System:  GNU/Linux
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Sat 06 Feb 2016 09:58:12 PM UTC, comment #1: 


I did some more research and now I understand, that samba in the default configuration forbids symlinks.
I solved the problem by switching to sshfs.

Thanks for this great backup tool - I'm a happy user.

Best wishes,

Sat 06 Feb 2016 09:06:48 PM UTC, original submission:  


I have a problem regarding storeBackup.
I run it on an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS system and try to back up to a server, which is connected via cifs.
When I start storebackup I get the following error in the log and I'm not sure what to do.
ERROR     2016.02.06 22:02:23 24808 cannot create symlink from </media/samuel-server/Backup/storeBackup/samuel-ThinkPad-X200/2016.02.06_22.01.56/etc/alternatives/Mail> -> /usr/bin/heirloom-mailx
ERROR     2016.02.06 22:02:23 24808 caught signal 1, terminating

If you have any thoughts on this I would be very happy.

Best wishes,



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