smbtar and win2k rights

Richard Sharpe rsharpe at
Thu Jul 11 13:37:02 GMT 2002

On Thu, 11 Jul 2002, Manuel Guerrero wrote:

> Hello List,
> I have a Win2k-Server and a Linux-Server. I want to backup the Win2k
> Files on the Linux Box with smbtar.
> It works quite well. But when I try to restore a file it happend that
> the rights on that file are set back to default (everyone has full
> rights).
> Is it possible to backup the rights/ACL from Win2k to?

It is possible, but there is currently no defined way, I believe, to store 
the SEC_DESC in the tar file. However, Star does this, perhaps in a 
non-standard way.
> Where are the rights/ACLs stored on the Win2k box?

They are stored in the file system. We would need to add a cli_get_secdesc 
and a cli_set_secdesc call, and then arrange for smbclient to make those 
calls for each file on save or restore, and save them as TAR header 

If you could investigate what star does, that would be useful.

star is a backup tool that you can find by following a link at to the EA and ACL stuff.

Richard Sharpe, rsharpe at, rsharpe at, 
sharpe at

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