[Dirvish] Dirvish backing up Windows 2003, but having troubles
viewing backups in Samba (SOLVED)
mailing at astarna.com
Thu Jun 22 15:12:50 UTC 2006
Thanks for your reply. Your solution works great! I was also able to UNSET permissions in default.conf as well. That would default ownership to root:root and set directories to (755) and files to (644).
Thanks for your suggestions.
On Wed, 21 Jun 2006 13:42:49 -0500
Richard Geoffrion <dirvish at rain4us.net> wrote:
> I have a proposed solution that should work well for you. The solution
> lies in the configuration on the SAMBA share. Explore the "force user"
> and "force group" share configuration options in the smb.conf file.
> Create a group called gr_ws1u #(GRoup_WindowsServer1Users)
> Assign the necessary users to the group.
> Create the following file share in your smb.conf ....
> writeable = no
> path = /banks/windows/winsrv1
> force group = root
> force user = root
> comment = Backup for Windows Server 1
> valid users = @gr_ws1u
> And VOILA!. The users in the group 'gr_ws1u' will be able to read any
> file in that share's $PATH as if they were root. The will not be able
> to WRITE to that share as the smbd daemon will protect that share
> through the 'writable=no' directive.
> The real trick would be to provide a link to the ./tree/ directory of
> certain images. The closest thing that I have thought of to accomplish
> this is to have a path that contains symlinks to the actual ./tree/
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