need undelete function

Nicholas Waltham nwaltham at
Tue Jun 15 19:49:02 GMT 1999

Hi There,
 I don't want to cause repetition on the list, but I would like to add my
voice. I would like to see the possibility of undelete too. Reasons have
already been posted to the list!!!

Best Regards,
Nick Waltham

> -----Original Message-----
> From: samba at [mailto:samba at]On Behalf Of Jonathan
> Kelly
> Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 1999 10:43 AM
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: RE: need undelete function
> > ps: my little suggestion: if we add some parameters at smb.conf like
> >        protected dir = /home/share, /home/user1 ;
> >        trashcan dir = /smbtrash ;
> Such an addon to samba would make me weep tears of joy. The trashcan is a
> "security blanket" feature that Windows/MacOS/OS2/BeOS users now take for
> granted. Convincing them that this is now impossible because we've moved
> from NT to a k-RaD lInUx/sAmbA(tm) server is rather hard to achieve. 
> I'm currently building a "backup" server. It's basically a linux box in
> another building (fires, y'know) with a few large HDs where each 
> night, the
> contents of the HDs of all the servers on the network is copied. 
> The data is
> then backed-up on tapes during the day. So if a user deletes an important
> file, he can at least retrieve last night's copy (which is better than
> nothing or waiting five hours for a tape restore). A trashcan, 
> though, would
> be an added bonus and make our users very very happy. 
> Regards,
> ------------------------------- 
> Jonathan Kelly 
> Systems Analyst
> Julien Inc. 
> j.kelly at
> 1-418- 687-9205 ext.254 
> ------------------------------- 

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