ZFS snapshots readable over samba - Permission

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Mon Oct 3 11:48:09 MDT 2011

On Sat, Oct 01, 2011 at 10:14:56AM +0200, Bodo Kaiser wrote:
> Hi,
> I am using the latest FreeBSD Release and I have a ZFS datastorage.
> Now I had the idea to share the daily snapshots via softlink over samba, so
> if there is a problem with an file I easily can skip back to a snapshot and
> restore this file.
> And here is the issue: The ZFS snapshot dir "/usr/home/.zfs/snapshot/" is
> owned by root:wheel even I have access over terminal to the snaps with a
> normal user account. I can't access over syslinks with samba or similar. My
> question is now, how I solve this issue and how I make the snaps best
> reachable for each user in there home-dir.

Is this by design in ZFS ? That would seem strange, as it would prevent
any ordinary users from getting to their snapshots.

Can you point me to some documentation explaining how this is supposed
to work ?



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