migrating ACLs and ownership
dan_bethe at yahoo.com
Sun Oct 14 03:56:02 GMT 2001
Hi all. I've somewhat restructured my Samba document at this url:
I hope it's helpful. It's got some questions which haven't all been answered.
I'll repost one here. Thanks for any pointers!
* Very important: how do we migrate from Windows NT/2000
related ACLs and user/group ownership to unix-like
filesystem permissions and user/group ownership?
+ at least username/UID, groupname/GID, rwx
+ Is there a cross-platform archive tool that can read
most or all of the NT ACLs and write them back on
o something under Cygwin?
o a normal (probably commercial) backup
application? So far, Arkeia does not do this.
What about BackupExec?
o Can someone write perhaps an NT native app which
queries the ACL and ownership for each file on
an NT server and writes that data to a file, for
later restoral on Linux via Linux's 'setfacl'
+ While NT is still the fileserver, and assuming that
Administrator has access to read all files, can the
Samba server join the NT domain, and have the
Administrator somehow copy all the files over to the
Samba server so as to retain all or most filesystem
info? An analogy would be to mount an NFS server who
shares the same authentication database and do 'cp -a
+ It would be cool both for obsoleting Windows servers
while preserving all that info, and by allowing
Windows NT/2000 users to manage their own
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