Recommended method to backup Samba4 Shares with Permissions

Richard Sharpe realrichardsharpe at
Wed Mar 4 11:03:58 MST 2015

On Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 8:53 AM, Andrew LaPierre <alapierre at> wrote:
> In the past I've been using rsync with -a option over NFS but now with ACLs
> it seems that's not going to preserve the permissions. Is there a bast
> method to backup my shares? Preferably something like rsync that just
> copies the changes.

I thought rsync supported XATTRS
( or am I missing something

> I saw a suggestion for using tar which supports xattr and acls but due to
> the size and backup window, sending a full tarball backup across isn't
> reasonable.
> Thanks for your suggestions!
> --
> Andrew LaPierre
> Information Technology Director
> Georgia-Cumberland Conference

Richard Sharpe

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