Oracle Database on Solaris: Samba Service Not Enabled

SUMMARY

Oracle Database on Solaris: Samba Service Not Enabled

ISSUE

Purpose

Explain how to enable the Samba Client Service in order to successfully run an Oracle Database backup on Solaris.

Description

Oracle Database backups on Solaris platforms require the samba client service to be running on the Solaris client.  This allows the Solaris client to mount an exported share from the Unitrends system to prevent the backup process from consuming local storage.

Cause

If the samba client service is not running, Oracle backups will fail with the following message:

Command Failed: 

mount_smbfs: service svc:/network/smb/client:default not enabled.

    Command Failed: 

    mount_smbfs: service svc:/network/smb/client:default not enabled.

Resolution

To enable the samba client service run the following as a sudoer:

sudo svcadm enable -r network/smb/client

and verify the service is running:

svcs | grep smb

The service 'svc:/network/smb/client:default' should now read online.

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