Samba and MS Shadow Copy

Alexander Bokovoy a.bokovoy at
Mon Aug 4 18:04:36 GMT 2003

On Mon, Aug 04, 2003 at 01:22:31PM -0400, Ken Cross wrote:
> Samba-folk:
> Microsoft's Shadow Copy is their version of snapshots for NTFS.  It is
> standard in Windows Server 2003.  Windows Explorer can very conveniently
> view "Previous Versions" of files and/or directories.  (To add this feature
> to Explorer on XP or Win2k SP3 or higher, see
> acd8-a33ac92d295e)
> Some file systems, including ours at Network Storage Solutions, have
> snapshot capability.  Adding this support in Samba involves the 3 steps
> described below.  (Much of this is extremely vendor-specific, so sample code
> wouldn't mean much on another file system.)
This is really cool stuff!

Looks like EVMS and LVM snapshots will be supported soon natively :)

/ Alexander Bokovoy
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