[Samba] Re-setting the Archive Bit

Andrew Butler ButlerAndrew at cel.ie
Thu Oct 2 09:27:42 GMT 2003


Thanks for this. It almost worked......

So now I can modify the archive bit manually using the Windows Properties
tab. I thought this was it but when I edited and saved the same file, the
archive bit did not switch on........ It does switch on if I modify and save
the file if I am the owner or "force user" to be root......... "admin users"
still does not make a difference.

The answers are never that simple! Any more ideas?


        workgroup = CEL
        netbios name = CELLINUX01
        server string = Samba 2.2.7a on Red Hat Linux 8.0
        security = DOMAIN
        encrypt passwords = Yes
        password server = *
        wins server =
        winbind uid = 5000-6000
        winbind gid = 5000-6000
        template homedir = /home/%U
        winbind separator = +
        winbind use default domain = Yes
        guest account =
        create mask = 0770
        force create mode = 0770
        directory mask = 0770
        force directory mode = 0770

        path = /usr/shares/IT
        admin users = butlerandrew
        force group = 5003
        read only = No
        inherit permissions = Yes
        inherit acls = Yes
        dos filemode = Yes
        dos filetimes = Yes
        dos filetime resolution = Yes

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald (Jerry) Carter [mailto:jerry at samba.org]
Sent: 01 October 2003 15:34
To: Andrew Butler
Cc: 'samba at lists.samba.org'
Subject: Re: [Samba] Re-setting the Archive Bit

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Andrew Butler wrote:
| Hello,
| I am using Brighstor to backup my Linux machines using shares at the
| as I cannot get the agents to work (neither can CA). This would work
fine if
| the Backup program could re-set the archive bit (Linux file owner execute
| setting). The problem is that, when accessing the share from a Windows
| machine, I cannot re-set the archive bit under any combination of
| permissions, unless the client that is logged onto the share is also the
| owner of the file.

Try 'dos filemodes = yes'

cheers, jerry
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