obnox at samba.org
Thu Sep 26 21:40:50 CEST 2013
please apopogize the delay:
Your mail has somehow slipped my attention.
On 2013-09-08 at 18:01 +0200, Dan Cohen1 wrote:
> Hi Michael,
> I had another issue with shadow copy2: even when using relative paths
> restoring of files from the snapshots failed.
> Windows was giving me error messages like this one: "Could not find this
> item, This is no longer located in
> \\<machine_name>\<share_name>\<share_name>. Verify item's location and try
> again". Obviously the second <share_name> in the giving path is needless.
> I started to investigate it and kind of arrived to a dead end. So I
> decided to take your branch with your work on shadow copy2 vfs to see if
> it solves my issues and to give you some feedback as you asked me.
> The good news are that when eventually I've succeeded to apply your
> changes to vfs_shadow_copy2.c everything worked as expected.
> I applied the changes on top of branch based on samba 4.0.4. We use GPFS
> as the file system and I tried two configurations for shadow copy2:
> Configuration 1:
> shadow:snapdir = <absolute_path_to_snapshot_directory>
> shadow:basedir= <our base dir>
> shadow:snapdirseverywhere= no
> and configuration 2:
> shadow:snapdir = .snapshots
> shadow:snapdirseverywhere = yes
> both configurations worked perfectly, previous versions were presented by
> the windows tab and files/directories were restored correctly from the
> previous versions using the windows interface.
> So at least for the configurations I tested your work seems to solve the
> issues, including absolute path issue.
That is really good news, indeed!
Thanks for the feed-back.
I got delayed yet again, but I will polish and publish the
> Only problem was that I couldn't really fetch/clone your git repository to
> my host, so I had to manually merge the file vfs_shadow_copy2.c and fix
> some mismatches with my branch (using copy_smb_filename instead of
> When I'm trying to clone/fetch your branch I'm getting the following error
> dancoh at host176:/local/dancoh$ git clone
> Cloning into 'samba-obnox'...
> error: Unable to find bc07864b77e10f1f231f9177ba168c222d0c555d under
> Cannot obtain needed object bc07864b77e10f1f231f9177ba168c222d0c555d
> while processing commit d65db48db51006a766a8f58a53e7c1022e6c630c.
> error: Fetch failed.
> I tried several times, from several machines, with no success. Cloning
> the samba.git repository is obviously working fine for me.
> Do you have any idea what could be the problem? I guess I'm missing
> something... Should I also clone some other repo?
I guess you should not use http://gitweb ...:
git clone git://git.samba.org/obnox/samba/samba-obnox.git
Cheers - Michael
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