[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#804781: vfs_snapper missing

Uli Iske uli.iske at elkb.de
Wed Nov 11 14:20:08 UTC 2015

Package: samba-vfs-modules
Version: 4.3.0+dfsg-2

Architektur: amd64


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

Best regards


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
wishing to
       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
       SYNC_ACL option.

       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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