[Samba] novell-like trash bin

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Tue Apr 2 18:05:09 GMT 2002

On Wed, Apr 03, 2002 at 03:44:03AM +0200, universe wrote:
> hi list,
> a buddy of mine would like to switch the fileserver of his existing office
> network (80+ employees) from novell to windoze, using samba, that is. as
> he got to know from some employees, the novell fileserver has a
> functionality that comes in quite handy: when users delete files that
> reside on the server, they'll be automatically stored in a "trash bin" on
> the novell fileserver for quite a while, allowing them easy restoring of
> accidently deleted data all by themselves. also, in the meantime those
> users got obviously quite used to simply deleting files rather quick where
> they think they don't need them anymore, always knowing they can bring
> them back anytime soon if it should be necessary. 
> in order to convince the head clerk that samba is the way to go and to
> drop novell, it must have a similar functionality as explained above. does
> anyone have a clue if something like this is going to implemented, or
> probably is already implemented, or can be added by oneself somehow? 

There is a recycle bin VFS module that will ship with Samba 2.2.4,
due out soon (weeks or so).

It is based on work by  Brandon Stone, Amherst College, <bbstone at amherst.edu>
but modified to be a plugin Samba module (available on a per-share basis).

This will do exactly what you want.


	Jeremy Allison,
	Samba Team.

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