[Samba] preserving unix->win file permissions for backup via samba?
bwiese at cotse.net
Sat Mar 1 19:44:56 GMT 2003
I am having difficulty in try to preserve permissions on Unix files that
are copied from the samba server onto a Windows98 system, and then copied
again via samba back to an 'upload' directory on the samba server.
Specifically, I am sharing "/etc" (samba read only) for backup purposes,
and while logged in as "root" on the windows system, I can drag and drop
these files to the Windows desktop to back them up. How can I copy them
back to the server via samba and still preserve their original unix
1. Do the files retain their permissions while they sit on a Win98/Fat32
file system? Will a NTFS partition help?
I see that my unix umask is "0022" and so all of the files I copy (create)
in the samba 'upload' directory inherit -rwxr--r-- perms. When I set my
unix umask to "0000" then the files inherit ---------- perms (bad!). What
can I do?
I tried playing with "create mask", "security mask", "directory mask", etc...
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