[Samba] Re: Migrating files with ACLS and Share properties

Fabian Arrotin fabian.arrotin at arrfab.net
Mon Dec 12 11:54:17 GMT 2005

Usually i use robocopy from the Microsoft Resource Kit.
robocopy.exe can save ntfs security permissions and applied them to 
Samba (if you use acls on Linux of course ...)
example : robocopy \\source\share \\samba\share /MIR /SEC

Marc Dubrowski wrote:
> Hi list,
> I could'nt find specific info ion the subject on google, and I'm not
> sure if the list is appropriated, but,
> I need to migrate a complete directory-tree from one w2k server to 1st
> another w2kserver, an then, to a Samba Server (still to be installed).
> The biggest problem is, if I just copy the directory, I will loose all
> info over users and permissions. I will also loose the shared
> directories inside the top directory. (In fact, the shares have been
> made in with no common sense, but I temporarily have to keep this so for
> 1 or 2 months).
> Is there a tootl that will allow me to copy all the filesystem and keep
> the acls on the files.
> We are using AD for authentication in mixed mode.
> Could you give me some clues or pointers please ?
> THanks in advance
> Marc

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