[Samba] Migrating data from W2K - losing Windows ACL's

Greg Folkert greg at gregfolkert.net
Fri Feb 18 18:19:10 GMT 2005

On Fri, 2005-02-18 at 13:05 +0000, Gibbs, Simon wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been running some test data copying from a W2K box to our new Samba box
> but have noticed that the assigned Windows ACL's are lost when copying.
> The only ACL's specified are those assigned to the directory in Linux that
> the data is being copied to.
> Is there any way to retain the Windows ACL's? Either through an smb.conf
> parameter or some other feature?
> System config is Redhat ES 3 Taroon update 3 running Samba 3.0.11 compiled
> with acl support. Mounted luns have ext3 filesystem and are mounted with acl
> option.
> Any help/info appreciated.

As John Terpstra has said many a time here (and as recently as Wed, 16
Feb 2005 06:01:05 -0700):

        Use robocopy (search for it on tucows.com) or scopy (part of the
        NT4 Server  Resource Kit). The use of explorer does not preserve

Hope this helps.
greg, greg at gregfolkert.net

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