Undelete for Samba
mfedyk at matchmail.com
Mon Oct 9 23:44:31 GMT 2000
Ries van Twisk wrote:
> > Samba doesn't actually do the deletion, it just uses the system
> > unlink() call. Unix, unlike Netware, takes the attitude that if you
> > ask it to delete a file, that's because you don't want the file. It
> > ain't coming back...... The filesystems on most Unices are such that
> > your chances of recovering data from deleted files are virtually nil.
> > Use a tape backup....
> Also I understand from the samba development team that in theory it
> is posible to do such a function but it will create a lot of overhead
> meantaining the 'recycle bin' It just takes a lot of processor time and
> HD space.
> Also think of this..
> When M$ word opens a file, it copys a file to the same dir with a
> different name (~$ thing) when you are finnished working on that file
> a renaming and a deleting sequency takes place. Which in turn
> create a backup and that's not what you want.
> Also I don't think de recicle bin on NT is working 'networked'. (I only
> use samba at my net)
You are correct. You'd need norton or some such to keep network deleted files.
Norton forgets to delete the old deleted files, and your drive fills up..... but
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