Shadow Copy with ZFS
abartlet at samba.org
Wed Feb 7 05:27:20 GMT 2007
On Tue, 2007-02-06 at 21:45 -0600, Ed Plese wrote:
> I've been working on a VFS module for Samba that allows the shadow copy
> functionality to work better with Solaris and specifically ZFS snapshots.
> The current shadow_copy VFS module works but has the following
> * Each ZFS snapshot in .zfs/snapshot must be symlinked to the root of
> the share which complicates snapshot creation and deletion.
> * Snapshots are not sorted by date in the Microsoft Shadow Copy Client
> GUI. The existing shadow_copy module shares this problem when using
> certain filesystems.
> Is there any desire to have something like this merged into Samba? If so,
> would it be better to go about adding this functionality by creating a
> more generalized module with customizable snapshot paths instead of a
> ZFS-specific module?
I think that's the right approach. That should ensure that the module
Andrew Bartlett http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc. http://redhat.com
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