Is SAMBA samfs aware of?

Bill Studenmund wrstuden at
Fri Apr 19 10:09:02 GMT 2002

On Fri, 19 Apr 2002, Tian-xiong Lu wrote:

> Hi there,
> we are running SAMBA 2.0.7 (bit older) on a Solaris 2.7 box on which
> there are standard UFS filesystem and SAMFS filesystem as well.
> The SAMFS is a filesystem used in HSM where files can be automatically
> archived to removable devices such as tapes and then files can be released
> from disks and become offline. The Windows 2000 "remote storage" is
> something similar to this.
> Our SAMBA server serves both UFS and samfs to windows workstations.
> I notice that when a user trys to open a samfs file that is offline, the user
> gets an error message. MS claims that windows 2000 can recognise offline
> files when its "remote storage" being used. It will show an icon indicating
> offlined files. When a user trys to open an offline file it will let the user wait until
> the file online. I just wonder if SAMBA can make windows 2000 be aware of
> offline files on the SAMBA server?

I'm not familiar with SAMFS, but I worked on a similar project for NetBSD.
The problem SAMBA would have with what we did for NetBSD was that we made
it so that userland processes couldn't notice that a file was being
migrated in from tape, so Samba wouldn't have a way to tell. :-|

Take care,


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