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    Default Problem with manual backup

    Using GUI, I am able to access both local and network folders, but Ubuntu prompt that I do not have permission to copy /opt/zimbra folder over to my network folder. How do I copy the folder as a root user?

    Using Terminal, I am able to copy as a root user, but I am not able to access network folders at all. How do I access the network folder and copy zimbra folder? When I get to network folder using smbclient and type cp... it refuse to execute the command unless I am at local folder. But when I am at local folder, it refuse to access the network folder.

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    Boon Hong.

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    Thanks to Google, I finally found a workable solution to my problem. For those who are new to Linux, the command to run are as followed:

    1. sudo mkdir /backup
    (make a folder named backup on local harddisk that will be map to the network drive)

    2. sudo mount -t smbfs //192.168.0.3/ /backup
    (mount your network drive ip address 192.168.0.3 to this backup folder)

    3. scp -r /opt/zimbra /backup
    (copy zimbra folder to the network drive mapped as local drive)

    Question: I have some error messages. What do they mean and do I have to concern with them?

    cp: not writing through dangling symlink '/backup/zimbra/openssl...'

    cp: cannot create symbolic link '/backup/zimbra/openssl....': File exists

    btw, how could file already exists when my backup folder is empty before doing the copy? Unless there is duplicated file already exist in zimbra?

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