[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#804781: vfs_snapper missing
uli.iske at elkb.de
Wed Nov 11 14:20:08 UTC 2015
I'm testing Samba of ceph rbd. I'd like to test snapper Snapshots and
Windows previous versions with the new vfs_snapper module.
Could you please enable vfs_snapper module in your next builds ?
Tanky you and
VFS_SNAPPER(8) System Administration tools
vfs_snapper - Expose snapshots managed by snapper as shadow-copies
vfs objects = snapper
This VFS module is part of the samba(8) suite.
The vfs_snapper VFS module exposes snapshots managed by snapper for use by Samba. This provides the ability for
SMB clients to access shadow-copies via Windows Explorer using the "previous versions" dialog.
Snapshots can also be created and remove remotely, using the File Server Remote VSS Protocol (FSRVP). Snapshot
and deletion requests are forwarded to snapper via DBus.
This module is stackable.
The underlying share path must have a corresponding snapper configuration file. The snapshot directory tree must
access for relavent users.
vfs objects = snapper
For remote snapshot creation and deletion, Samba's FSRVP server must be configured in the [global] section:
rpc_daemon:fssd = fork
registry shares = yes
include = registry
Snapper stores snapshots under a .snapshots subdirectory. This directory must permit traversal for any users
access snapshots via the Windows Explorer previous versions dialog. By default, traversal is forbidden for all
users. Additionally, users must be granted permission to list snapshots managed by snapper, via snapper's ALLOW_USERS
or ALLOW_GROUPS options. Snapper can grant these users and groups .snapshots traversal access automatically via the
Remote snapshot creation and deletion is only permitted by Samba for Active Directory administrators, backup
or users explicitly granted SeBackupPrivilege. Snapper must also permit creation and deletion for the appropriate
via snapper's ALLOW_USERS or ALLOW_GROUPS options.
The DiskShadow.exe FSRVP client initially authenticates as the Active Directory computer account. This account must
therefore be granted the same permissions as the user account issuing the snapshot creation and deletion requests.
This man page is correct for version 4.3.0 of the Samba suite.
The original Samba software and related utilities were created by Andrew Tridgell. Samba is now developed by the
Team as an Open Source project similar to the way the Linux kernel is developed.
Samba 4.3 09/28/2015
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