UrBackup cannot create symbolic links on the backup storage


#1

Hi

i did fresh install of urbackup server on Ubuntu 16 server.
my storage is qnap , all space on qnap setup as smb shares.
on Ubuntu i mounted the qnap file share as /media/urbackup.

on urbackup GUI i get error message :
(err_cannot_create_symbolic_links). Operation not supported (code: 95)
UrBackup cannot create symbolic links on the backup storage. Your backup storage must support symbolic links in order for UrBackup to work correctly. The UrBackup Server must run as administrative user on Windows (If not you get error code 1314). Note: As of 2016-05-07 samba (which is used by many Linux based NAS operating systems for Windows file sharing) has not implemented the necessary functionality to support symbolic link creation from Windows (With this you get error code 4390).

is it fixable ? or do i need other storage file system for ubuntu server ?
if i will install urbackup server on windows server, will it work with smb share or i will face the same error ?

thank you


#2

No.

UrBackup Server needs it’s data storage location to support symlinks which a mapped drive does not support. Has to be a local file system.

https://www.urbackup.org/administration_manual.html#x1-430008.1.1


#3

It should work as iscsi.
Please read the forums for iscsi and nfs.