named stream support

Alexander Bokovoy ab at
Mon Apr 28 20:38:50 GMT 2008

2008/4/28 Novgorodsky, Sergey <snovgorodsky at>:
>  Hi -
>  We run Samba 3.0.24 on Linux to provide a shared drive for DiskXtender (archiving/backup software),
>  which copies/moves files from Win2003 to our share.
>  It works fine, but we've had one problem recently :
>  DiskXtender complained that "File Thumbs.db cannot be moved because the media ARCHIVE does not support named streams."
>  ARCHIVE is our shared drive. As I understand, Thumbs.db has Alternate Data Streams and our Samba server doesn't support named streams,
>   but shouldn't we be still able to just copy/move the file?
>  How would a client know that Samba doesn't support named streams, which calls are used to determine that?
>  Are they exposed at VFS module level?
Named streams are supported in Samba 3.2.0pre3. Give it a try, we have
two VFS modules to support different store for named streams. For more
see in source/modules/vfs_streams_*.c

/ Alexander Bokovoy

More information about the samba-technical mailing list