[Samba] Large-scale ACL copying?

Simo Sorce simo.sorce at xsec.it
Thu Dec 12 10:49:01 GMT 2002

Have you enabled acl in samba?
it is a compile time option + you need kernel support for acl on your
file system (ext2/3 or xfs only currently)


On Thu, 2002-12-12 at 09:18, Andrew Furey wrote:
> Hi all,
> Well, I'm getting somewhere I think, I now have both ACL support and 
> domain login basically working. However I'm at a bit of a loss as to how 
> to proceed.
> Basically I want to copy over a large number of files and directories 
> (~300k files, ~60Gb total) from an existing W2k server to a Samba 
> server. These files have existing ACLs set, so I need to preserve them 
> somehow.
> I can of course copy over the files themselves using any number of 
> methods "from" either machine, but the majority of them don't have any 
> knowledge of ACLs at all. I've been trying to use xcopy /o, but it gives 
> "Access Denied" and a file size of 0. (The "force unknown acl user" 
> option is supposed to fix this, but it seems to be ignored according to 
> testparm -x   - or am I doing something wrong?)
> I could try copying them over and then seting the ACLs either through 
> the Security dialog or with setfacl, but given that they're not all 
> predictable (any random subfile could have rather different ACLs to its 
> parent dir), and also given the sheer number involved, it would take, 
> um, a while :(
> This is Samba 2.2.7a on Debian unstable (can be reverted to stable if 
> need be), and a fairly standard W2k server on domain-level security.
> Any ideas for an [easier] way to do this?
> Andrew
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