OT [Samba] Issue regarding timestamp mismatch

Sam Barasch barasch at biostat.wisc.edu
Thu Jun 13 08:08:02 GMT 2002


It sounds like you may need to load some unix compatibility tools (I've 
used interix to do this) on the NT machine, tar up the directory structure 
you intend to use, and untar it onto the unix box.

My past experience is that this procedure totally hoses the UIDs and GIDs 
of the files but leaves the date stamps intact.

If your NT and unix environments are more closely aligned than mine were, 
you may have better outcomes with the UIDs & GIDs on the files.

Good luck,

At 03:06 PM 6/13/2002 +0100, Bhatt Gururaj wrote:

>         We have the SAMBA server installed for UNIX box.
>         (SWAT having 2 daemons - smbd and nmbd)
>         So user can access the UNIX directories through Windows NT.
>         While copying any of the files from WINDOWS NT explorer to
>         NFS shared directory, the modify date/time automatically becomes
>         the current date/time, irrespective of the original file's modify 
> date/time.
>         How do I retain this modify date/time to the original file's 
> date/time ?
>Gururaj Bhat
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