[Samba] Problems with file date/time creation and modification

Maul darth_m at ifrance.com
Thu Dec 11 18:44:40 GMT 2003

I have Time precision problem between linux samba shares and M$ files
I want to use my tux to save files from my M$ PC's.
Of course I want to do incrementals copy based on modification date...

I mount my samba shares from my Windows Boxs and use tools on the
micro$oft boxs. (Xcopy /D or SyncroniX )
The problem is that the modification date on the samba share and on de
source file on the M$ local disk is sometimes different by 1s (newer or
For example I create a file c:\mytest.txt the file properties says
Created modified at 18:30:01
I xcopy it to my samba share window$ properties says Created modified at
which is older! so when I xcopy /D the file is copied again and again.

I'm Running samba-2.2.7a-8.9.0 on Redhat 9.0
My M$ boxs are both W2K and XP (on NTFS).

I've searched a little around and set :
dos filetime resolution =3D yes 'for the dos 2s resolution time...
and :
dos filetimes =3D yes  '...for Visual C++...

But it didn't change anything.
Is it possible to syncronize these filetimes...?

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