[Samba] File versioning with Samba (on a Linux filesystem)?

Henrik Zagerholm henke at mac.se
Tue Mar 28 20:40:20 GMT 2006

28 mar 2006 kl. 22:27 skrev Tomasz Chmielewski:

> Henrik Zagerholm wrote:
>> I'm pretty sure this can be done with a VFS module.
>> I couldn't say exactly which one though.
> I guess there is no such VFS module :)
OK, but as he also asked for deleted recycle support, I'm about 50%  
correct as there is a recycle VFS module :)

But wouldn't it be possible to write a version control VFS module?

That intercept saves of existing files and saves the old one with a  
different name?

I might be really wrong here :)

> Another possibility would be to use some FUSE filesystem on a Samba  
> server, and then make a share out of it.
That would be a good alternative if it is possible to replace the  
filesystem used. =)
> Take a look at this page:
> http://fuse.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/FileSystems
> and there look for:
> User-level Versioning File System
> Name: Wayback
> Homepage: http://wayback.sourceforge.net/
> Description
>     When you use a Wayback file system, old versions of files are  
> never lost. No matter how much you change a file or directory,  
> everything is always kept in a versioning file so that you never  
> lose important data. Wayback provides the ability to remount any  
> already mounted file system with versioning support under a  
> different directory.
> I didn't test it personally, but we'll all curious if you do :)
> Let us know how it works then of course, it's an interesting topic.
> -- 
> Tomasz Chmielewski
> Software deployment with Samba
> http://wpkg.org


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