[Samba] Re: Just a quick suggestion for backup solution, plea se???

rruegner robert at ruegner.org
Mon Sep 20 13:41:46 GMT 2004

Hi, as far i know tar supports acls

p Restore the named files to their original modes, and ACLs if 
applicable, ignoring the present umask. This is the default behavior if 
invoked as super-user with the x function letter specified. If 
super-user, SETUID and sticky information are also extracted, and files 
are restored with their original owners and permissions, rather than 
owned by root. When this function modifier is used with the c function, 
ACLs are created in the tarfile along with other information. Errors 
will occur when a tarfile with ACLs is extracted by
previous versions of tar .


David Brodbeck schrieb:
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Adam Tauno Williams [mailto:awilliam at whitemice.org]
>>If you have ACL support enabled on you Samba server make sure your
>>backup solution supports backing up meta-data and extended 
>>99 of out 100 do NOT.
> The latest version of NovaNET (http://www.novastor.com/) claims in the
> release notes to support ACLs.  I haven't put this to the test yet, though.
> (I use default ACLs extensively so unless I was restoring a whole tree,
> files tended to get the right ACLs automagically even under the old
> version.)
> I've been reasonably happy with NovaNET, except for some database corruption
> issues that seem to have been fixed in the latest version.  It's a good
> solution if you need to back up Windows or NetWare systems as well as Linux.
> It's not free, however, so if all you need to do is back up Linux there may
> be a cheaper solution.

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