samba-tool domain backup and xattrs

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Sat Apr 7 19:02:30 UTC 2018

On Sat, 2018-04-07 at 12:01 +0100, Rowland Penny wrote:
> On Sat, 07 Apr 2018 09:18:21 +0000
> Github bot account via samba-technical
> <samba-technical at> wrote:
> > New comment by abartlet on Samba Github repository
> > 
> >
> > Comment:
> > Just a heads-up that a project to replace this with a tested
> > 'samba-tool domain backup' and 'samba-tool domain restore' is
> > on-going (a patch was posted, but metze wanted the restore tool done
> > at the same time so that is in progress), so while we can merge this
> > it likely won't stay around long.
> > 
> > The proposal is that those tools will then replace and remove
> > samba_backup.
> I asked once before, but never got an answer, does the python 'tar' do
> this: tar --acls --xattrs --xattrs-include='*.*' -cjf
> If it doesn't then the proposed samba-tool is useless (as is the
> current sh script).

As Metze set the requirement that the restore not just be an un-tar but
a process, a sysvolreset could be added at that stage.

Indications online are that the python 2.6 tar doesn't support
xattrs[1], but at least it wouldn't be a move backwards.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett             
Authentication Developer, Samba Team
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT

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