[Samba] File Creation Dates Question

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Sat Jan 18 15:31:01 GMT 2003

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On Sat, 18 Jan 2003, Mike McMullen wrote:

> Hi all,
> I searched the archives for a solution to this issue
> but didn't find any thing.
> I have an office with a mix of PCs running ME and XP
> that use Samba 2.2.7 under RH Linux 7.3  as an archive 
> for mortgage information.
> When documents are moved to the Samba share, the file
> creation timestamp on the Linux box reflects the time the files
> were created on the PCs. What I need is for the creation
> timestamp to be when it was created on the Linux box by
> the copy or move.
> We have some scripts that execute every 20 minutes that
> use find to locate new files added within that time frame.
> Files are falling through the cracks because the script
> sees the original PC creation time and not the Linux creation
> time. 
> Any insight on how to remedy this will be great appreciated!

You might be able to use the "map archive" parameter to help out.
The creation date on a file on a Samba share is really the mod 
time of the file.  Unix file systems only store 3 times (atime, 
ctime, & mtime).

cheers, jerry
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