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Re: Need help: cron jobs can't access mounted network drives
- From: Louis-Luc Le Guerrier <leguerri at IRO dot UMontreal dot CA>
- To: Rich Elberger <elbergr at smarts dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 15:54:15 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: Need help: cron jobs can't access mounted network drives
Thanks for the tip. I'm having a look right now...
But what does UNC stand for?
On Thu, 28 Aug 2003, Rich Elberger wrote:
> This is a windows problem. Similar tell-tale issue is well explained
> It all has to do with login session issues. Win2k terminal services
> somewhat solved this problem with allowing more than one user to access
> the same mapped drive, but it was essentially a hack.
> Best thing to do in this case is use UNC if possible.
> -- rich
> On Thu, 28 Aug 2003, Louis-Luc Le Guerrier wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'm using Cygwin on a Windows 2000 Server box. I mount some network
> > drives from other Windows machines's shared directories, and the
> > problem is cron jobs can't access these drives.
> > A given script will access mounted net drives as /cygwin/f/ when
> > manually invoked, but that SAME script will refuse to access the
> > same drives when triggered by a cron job.
> > If I type 'net use' before the cron starts, the status of the network
> > drives is "OK", but if I repeat 'net use' after the cron has triggered the
> > script with failure to access network drives, I then get "Disconnected"
> > as status. However, I'm still able to manually go in /cygwin/f/ and
> > list files, even though the status has become "Disconnected".
> > Anyone knows how to fix this problem?
> > I want to back up these network drives on tape with tar scheduled by
> > cron.
> > TIA.
> > Luc
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